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The Northwest Passage (Le Soleal)

We are inviting you to set sail for the Far North, well beyond the Arctic Circle, to a legendary, highly coveted maritime route: the Northwest Passage, the only possible shipping route between the Atlantic and the Pacific.

In Winter, this “roof of the world” is transformed into a majestic white desert; whilst in Summer, for a few short weeks, the temperature rises enough for the ice to melt. Life reappears, nature is reborn, the mythical route is finally free and we can breathe in the unique scent of great adventure.

THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY ON WAITLIST, PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR PRICES ON THE SAME TRIP IN 2019.
27 August, 2018 to 18 September, 2018 Make a booking request for The Northwest Passage (Le Soleal), departing on 27 August, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Deluxe Stateroom £ 11508 GBP pp
(200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony), 28 Deluxe Staterooms of 200 sq.ft.with private balcony. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4 £ 12688 GBP pp
(18,5 m² + 4 m² private balcony), 92 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5 £ 14785 GBP pp
(18,5 m² + 4 m² private balcony), 92 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6 £ 15447 GBP pp
(18,5 m² + 4 m² private balcony), 92 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi
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Deluxe Suite £ 20981 GBP pp
(290 sq.ft. + 54 sq.ft. private balcony), On Deck 6 you will find 3 Deluxe Suites with private balcony. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi, Sofa, Armchair & Pedestal table
Prestige Suite - Deck 5 £ 27958 GBP pp
(398 sq.ft. + 86 sq.ft. private balcony), 20 Prestige Suites with private balcony will provide you a sea with in total discretion. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available (Children welcome), Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi, Another Flat screen satellite TV, Sofa, Armchair & Pedestal table.
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Prestige Suite - Deck 6 £ 29275 GBP pp
(398 sq.ft. + 86 sq.ft. private balcony), 20 Prestige Suites with private balcony will provide you a sea with in total discretion. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available (Children welcome), Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi, Another Flat screen satellite TV, Sofa, Armchair & Pedestal table.
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The Northwest Passage (Le Soleal) itinerary:

show reverse itinerary
Day 1 - KANGERLUSSUAQ
Embarkation
Day 2 - SISIMIUT
Day 3 - ILULISSAT
Day 4 - TUGTUTOQ (KARRAT)
Day 5 - KULLORSUAQ
Day 6 - SAVISSIVIK
Day 7 - POND INLET
On Baffin Island, located in northern Canada at the mouth of the famous NorthWest Passage, there is a small Inuit settlement at the very bounds of infinity. To get there, cross the Arctic Circle, the imaginary line that separates man from lands of mystery and wonder. It’s not so much the way of life that sets Pond Inlet’s inhabitants apart, so much as the setting. Snow-capped mountains, fjords and glaciers combine in a dazzling natural environment that fills space and expands time. Some discoveries change you forever: this is one of them.
Day 8 - BEECHEY
Day 9 - FURY BEACH
Day 10 - QARIARAQYUK, FORT ROSS & SAILING BELLOT STRAIT
Day 11 - GJOA HAVEN
Day 12 - AT SEA
Day 13 - JOHANSSEN PENINSULA & EDIMBURGH ISLAND
Day 14 - HOLMAN
Day 15 - MINTO
Day 16 - FRANKLIN BAY
Day 17 - AT SEA
Day 18 - HERSCHEL ISLAND
Day 19 - POINT BARROW
Day 20 - AT SEA
Day 21 - INALIK, LITTLE DIOMEDE & FAIRWAY ROCK
The isolated and austere Diomede islands are situated in the middle of the Bering Strait, between Russia and Alaska, and between Asia and the Americas. In 1867, when Russia sold Alaska to the United States, the two islands were separated by a geographical border. They now also find themselves in different time zones, since the International Date Line runs between Little and Big Diomede, which are separated by barely 3 km of waves, fog and crosscurrents. As your ship crosses the Bering Strait, she will reach the International Date Line, the imaginary line that roughly follows the 170th meridian, hustling the calendar. Like sailing through a breach in the passage of time...
Day 22 - SAVOONGA
Day 23 - NOME
Located along the Bering Strait at the westernmost point of Alaska, Nome offers the rustic charm of a former gold-mining town, set in the middle of magnificent wilderness. As you weave in and out of the brightly coloured houses, you will discover the pioneering legacy that still marks local traditions. Fishing, reindeer rearing, sledge-racing ヨ people here live from their manual labour. The surrounding plains provide stunning vantage points for observing Arctic fauna.
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

The Northwest Passage (Le Soleal) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
Itineraries are subject to change.
Day 23 - NOME *
Located along the Bering Strait at the westernmost point of Alaska, Nome offers the rustic charm of a former gold-mining town, set in the middle of magnificent wilderness. As you weave in and out of the brightly coloured houses, you will discover the pioneering legacy that still marks local traditions. Fishing, reindeer rearing, sledge-racing ヨ people here live from their manual labour. The surrounding plains provide stunning vantage points for observing Arctic fauna.
Day 22 - SAVOONGA *
Day 21 - INALIK, LITTLE DIOMEDE & FAIRWAY ROCK *
The isolated and austere Diomede islands are situated in the middle of the Bering Strait, between Russia and Alaska, and between Asia and the Americas. In 1867, when Russia sold Alaska to the United States, the two islands were separated by a geographical border. They now also find themselves in different time zones, since the International Date Line runs between Little and Big Diomede, which are separated by barely 3 km of waves, fog and crosscurrents. As your ship crosses the Bering Strait, she will reach the International Date Line, the imaginary line that roughly follows the 170th meridian, hustling the calendar. Like sailing through a breach in the passage of time...
Day 20 - AT SEA *
Day 19 - POINT BARROW *
Day 18 - HERSCHEL ISLAND *
Day 17 - AT SEA *
Day 16 - FRANKLIN BAY *
Day 15 - MINTO *
Day 14 - HOLMAN *
Day 13 - JOHANSSEN PENINSULA & EDIMBURGH ISLAND *
Day 12 - AT SEA *
Day 11 - GJOA HAVEN *
Day 10 - QARIARAQYUK, FORT ROSS & SAILING BELLOT STRAIT *
Day 9 - FURY BEACH *
Day 8 - BEECHEY *
Day 7 - POND INLET *
On Baffin Island, located in northern Canada at the mouth of the famous NorthWest Passage, there is a small Inuit settlement at the very bounds of infinity. To get there, cross the Arctic Circle, the imaginary line that separates man from lands of mystery and wonder. It’s not so much the way of life that sets Pond Inlet’s inhabitants apart, so much as the setting. Snow-capped mountains, fjords and glaciers combine in a dazzling natural environment that fills space and expands time. Some discoveries change you forever: this is one of them.
Day 6 - SAVISSIVIK *
Day 5 - KULLORSUAQ *
Day 4 - TUGTUTOQ (KARRAT) *
Day 3 - ILULISSAT *
Day 2 - SISIMIUT *
Day 1 - KANGERLUSSUAQ *
Embarkation
* = Indicative
Map for The Northwest Passage (Le Soleal)
Le Soleal, the ship servicing The Northwest Passage (Le Soleal)

Le Soleal

Luxury Small Ship
A sleek silhouette, a welcoming intimate atmosphere, and the same philosophy that has made L'Austral and Le Boreal such a success.

This magnificent yacht of only 132 staterooms and suites, all with balconies, has contemporary decor inspired by the luxury yachting world, with fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white. White Corian counters in the lobby contrast with the warmth of leather to recall a boat's hull, while the central scuplture of enamelled pieces takes its inspiration from the sea.  In the lounge bar, the carpet picks up a tennis stripe theme symbolising a certain idea of cruising, one synonomous with French elegance and a chic seaside spirit.

Wheelchairs
3 specially adapted wheelchair cabins (Deck 3 = Superior cabin no. 307, no balcony, Deck 4 = Prestige Cabin no. 407 - with balcony and Deck 5 = Prestige Cabin no 509, with balcony) and lifts to all decks/areas.

Details
Length: 142 metres

Passenger Capacity: 264, Built: 2013

Cabin layout for Le Soleal
• Explore the world’s extreme regions while enjoying 5* comfort and service

• Visit Pond Inlet - a small Inuit settlement at the very bounds of infinity

• Cross the Arctic Circle

• Reach the International Date Line, the imaginary line that roughly follows the 170th meridian, hustling the calendar. Like sailing through a breach in the passage of time
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