At the heart of Brazil
- UNESCO sites: contemporary 20th century architecture of Montevideo, the “Cristo Redentor” and the impressive Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, the spectacular historical center in Salvador da Bahia.
- Long white-sand beaches.
- Exceptional discovery of Rio de Janeiro during two days.
- LE Soléal’s navigation, closer the Brazilian coast.
- Passionate and specialized lecturers on
Staterooms & Suites
Designed in 2013 and loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Soléal like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is Ponant’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites)make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.
With her fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white, Le Soléal presents references to a nautical theme.
Port of call & excursions
MontevideoEmabarkation 08/03/2017 from 12H00 to 12H30 . Departure 08/03/2017 at 13H30 .
Perched on the far southern tip of Uruguay , Montevideo is a white city, and one of the loveliest capital cities of South America. Come and admire the beautiful historical remains dating from Spanish rule; you’ll find the most interesting within the Cuidad Vieja, formerly fortified, its old town dates from the 18th century. The best preserved are the cathedral and the former governmental palace of the Cabildo, both listed historical monuments. In the crook of a vast blue bay, the city is also blessed with beautiful beaches.
9 March 2017 - At seaArrival 09/03/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 09/03/2017 at 00H00 .
10 March 2017 - At seaArrival 10/03/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 10/03/2017 at 00H00 .
11 March 2017 - Rio de JaneiroArrival 11/03/2017 at 18H30 . Departure 11/03/2017 at 00H00 .
12 March 2017 - Rio de JaneiroArrival 12/03/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 12/03/2017 at 18H30 .
Famed for its colourful Carnival and now as host of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazilﾒs former capital is dubbed the ﾓCity of Marvelsﾔ by locals. You canﾒt help being astounded by the panorama that opens up to you from the summit of Corcovado, the rocky peak where the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer has stood for nearly a century. In downtown Rio historic monuments such as the National Museum of Fine Arts sit side-by-side with modernistic buildings such as the cathedral of São Sebastião. On the seafront, Atlântica Avenue runs alongside Copacabana Beach; enjoy a birdﾒs eye view from the cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.
13 March 2017 - At seaArrival 13/03/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 13/03/2017 at 00H00 .
14 March 2017 - At seaArrival 14/03/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 14/03/2017 at 00H00 .
15 March 2017 - Salvador de BahiaArrival 15/03/2017 at 08H00 . Departure 15/03/2017 at 23H00 .
One of Brazilﾒs oldest cities, Salvador de Bahia stands at the entrance to Bahia de Todos os Santos on the countryﾒs north-east coast. A profusion of pastel-coloured houses adorns this old city, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The historic Pelourinho quarter is home to sumptuous churches such as São Francisco and richly decorated palaces such as Rio Branco. Make sure you sample local gourmet specialities like those melt-in-the-mouth coconut sweets, Bahia cocadas. Salvador is a cultural melting pot, as youﾒll see in the arts and crafts stalls of the Mercado Modelo, a short walk from the waterfront.
16 March 2017 - At seaArrival 16/03/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 16/03/2017 at 00H00 .
RecifeDisembarkation 17/03/2017 at 07H00 .
Founded in the 16th century, the city of Recife on Brazilﾒs north-east coast is a vibrant mix of old and new. Stroll around the historic centre to discover elegant pastel-coloured mansions, the Baroque cathedral of São Pedro and the azulejos frescoes in the church of São António, not far from the neoclassical theatre of Santa Isabel. On the waterfront, the long beaches of Pina and Boa Viagem beckon with emerald water and fine sand under shady coconut palms, while modern business blocks rear skyward to form a striking backdrop.
Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.
The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.
Yellow Fever vaccination is strongly recommended.
Brazil: Should you need a visa for Brazil, we strongly recommend you start the necessary application process early.
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Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + Discover Montevideo 1N (Pre) + Lisbon, At The Age of Great Discoveries (Post)