Chilean Fjords & Patagonia
- Staterooms & Suites
- LE SOLÉAL
- Port of call & excursions
- Cruise Package
- Important information
- A la carte Options
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
ValparaisoEmabarkation 01/11/2017 from 15H00 to 16H00 . Departure 01/11/2017 at 17H00 .
Located about 100 kilometres south of Santiago, the legendary Valparaiso is the second largest city in Chile. It is also a splendid city, full of history: two qualities justifying its nickname “gem of the Pacific” and its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can stroll along the steep streets, on foot or by cable car, and explore the many admirable sites like the delicate Iglesia de la Matriz, Sotomayor square, Bellavista hill, or Sebastiana house where the author Pablo Neruda lived. At every turning, you’ll get a refreshing view of the sea.
2 November 2017 - At seaArrival 02/11/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 02/11/2017 at 00H00 .
3 November 2017 - CastroArrival 03/11/2017 at 15H00 . Departure 03/11/2017 at 20H00 .
At the heart of the Lake District, your ship will slip through the calm waters of an archipelago of 40 islands. Chiloe is a lush green island, home to 16 wooden churches that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Remarkable for their architecture, they are inspired by naval construction techniques. You can also admire the Palafitos, brightlycoloured wooden houses in stilts which seem to float on the water at high tide. Indeed, before reaching Castro, it is likely that you will have witnessed a truly authentic aquatic ballet, where seals and porpoises swim noseto- nose with our ship.
4 November 2017 - Puerto MonttArrival 04/11/2017 at 07H00 . Departure 04/11/2017 at 20H00 .
A picturesque stopover in southern Chile, the colourful city of Puerto Montt is the capital of the Lakes District.ﾠ Here, youﾒll discover reminders of its colonial past at the Plaza de Armas and neoclassical cathedral. The Manuel Montt lookout offers stunning views of the bayﾒs sapphire beauty. Close to the town, the peaceful banks of Lake Llanquihue are conducive for a relaxing walk and the quaint, traditional villages of Puerto Varas and Frutillar are well worth a visit.
5 November 2017 - At seaArrival 05/11/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 05/11/2017 at 00H00 .
6 November 2017 - TortelArrival 06/11/2017 at 08H00 . Departure 06/11/2017 at 12H00 .
A picturesque, colourful fishing village, Tortel boasts a splendid location in the heart of southern Patagonia, halfway between Puerto Montt and Cape Horn. From the little streets made up of small walkways, you’ll love the grand panorama of rounded mountains, dense forest, the clear waters of the Pacific. If you walk out onto one the many wooden pontoons, you can admire the views as you stand suspended a few metres above the water. The village is scattered with sculptures made by local artists, an excellent introduction to this friendly community
7 November 2017 - Sailing in Chilean FjordsArrival 07/11/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 07/11/2017 at 00H00 .
8 November 2017 - Sailing in Chilean FjordsArrival 08/11/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 08/11/2017 at 00H00 .
9 November 2017 - Sailing in Chilean FjordsArrival 09/11/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 09/11/2017 at 00H00 .
10 November 2017 - Puerto NatalesArrival 10/11/2017 at 07H00 . Departure 10/11/2017 at 22H00 .
Located in the heart of Chilean Patagonia, capital of the Última Esperanza province, the village of Puerto Natales will win you over with its brightly coloured houses nestling in the shade of the Andes. A walk along the coastal Pedro-Montt avenue, gives splendid views of the Almirante Montt gulf, a stretch of crystalline water that links Puerto Natales to the Pacific. The Museo Historico documents urban and rural life and the indigenous history of the environment. Puerto Natales is also the closest town to the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park, a 181,000-hectare reserve protected by UNESCO.
11 November 2017 - Sailing in Chilean FjordsArrival 11/11/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 11/11/2017 at 00H00 .
11 November 2017 - Sailing along Strait of MagellanArrival 11/11/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 11/11/2017 at 00H00 .
This mythical strait situated in the south of Chile and separating South America from Tierra del Fuego, awakens our imagination, stirring up a longing for adventure. For the first time, follow in the footsteps of the famous Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, known for having organised the first circumnavigation of the globe in the 16th century. Aboard your ship, cruise along the 600 km separating the Atlantic Ocean from the Pacific and, before arriving in Ushuaia, discover the sea route which was long nicknamed “Strait of All Saints” because Magellan’s ships first entered it on All Saints’ Day. A fascinating adventure.
12 November 2017 - Sailing up Beagle StraitArrival 12/11/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 12/11/2017 at 00H00 .
13 November 2017 - Navigation Cape Horn and the Beagle ChannelArrival 13/11/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 13/11/2017 at 00H00 .
Itﾒs at the meeting point between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans that you enter Chilean Patagonia where you head for the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and its famous Cape Horn. From the top of its impressive 425-metre-high cliff, South Americaﾒs southernmost tip has, for many centuries, seen merchant ships from the world over passing by. Because of its legendary storms and rough seas, getting around the Cape has gone down in history as a challenge for all seafarers. Prepare yourself for a memorable experience, whatever the weather conditions!
UshuaiaDisembarkation 14/11/2017 at 07H00 .
Capital of Argentinaﾒs Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia lies in a bay opening into the Beagle Channel at the countryﾒs southernmost tip. Its colourful houses are framed against towering mountains, snow-capped in winter and summer alike. Downtown, the End of the World Museum showcases Tierra del Fuegoﾒs natural and indigenous history. A ride on the heritage railway is an exciting excursion into the Tierra del Fuego National Park, while a cruise on Ushuaia Bay is the perfect way to spot ﾠsea lions and Magellanic penguins.
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.
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.
Chile: Entry/Exit requirements for Australian and Mexican citizens entering/exiting Chile must have a valid passport and pay a RECIPROCITY TAX that will be issued for a stay of up to 90 days upon payment. Currently, the fee is only charged at the Santiago International Airport. Payment can be made in U.S. currency or by credit card. At time of print, the fees were as follow (subject to change without notice): Australia: US$117 - Mexico: US$23
Argentina: ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS: Australian, and Canadian citizens entering/exiting Argentina must have a valid passport and pay a RECIPROCITY TAX. Fee may be paid online in US dollars by credit card. Consult www.migraciones.gov.ar. At time of print, the fees were as follow (subject to change without notice) Australia: U$D 100*- (multiple entry valid for one year). Canada: U$D 75* (one entry) or U$D 150 (multiple entry valid for 5 years from first entry).
Argentina: should you require a visa to travel to Argentina, we recommend you apply for a double-entry visa as a technical stop in Chile might be scheduled.
Exploring the world’s extreme regions while enjoying 5* comfort and service: that is the unique Expedition Cruise concept brought to you by Ponant, the world’s leading polar cruise specialist.
Ponant Expedition cruises take you off the beaten path, for true adventures that are both authentic and refined. We have designed a large number of itineraries just for you, to give you access to exceptional lands all around the globe. From the Arctic to the Antarctic via Alaska, South America or Oceania, each 5-star Expedition is the promise of a different and unique cruise experience.
A 5* expedition voyage
No matter which destination you choose, you will always find the same exceptional standards of comfort, service and elegance that have forged Ponant’s reputation. Our sisterships have earned Class Comfort 1 certification and can sail in the world’s most extreme regions, whilst offering an intimate and refined 5-star atmosphere and environment. A certain idea of luxury, a way of experiencing cruising... differently.
Discovering the wonders of the world
The hikes, excursions and Zodiac outings organised during your Expedition cruise provide ample opportunity for you to discover the hidden treasures of these regions. With guidance from our experienced naturalists, lecturers and guides, you will be able to approach a rich and unfamiliar wildlife and flora and meet little-known tribes and ethnic groups. On board and on land, our specialists will provide a cultural, historical or geological dimension, and will take great pleasure in answering all of your questions.
Transfer + flight Ushuaia / Buenos Aires
Disembarkation day Ushuaia / Buenos Aires
Disembarkation and transfer to Ushuaia airport.
Flight Ushuaia / Buenos Aires
(Flight number and schedule to be reconfirmed 30 days approximately prior to departure).
Your program includes:
- Flight Ushuaia/Buenos Aires in economy class
- Transfer pier/airport
- English speaking local assistance
Your program does not include:
- Gratuities for driver and local guide
- Personal expenses, and other services not mentioned in the program
Travelers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises travelers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations.
Ponant specifically draws travelers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure.
Ponant invites travelers to adjust their behaviour to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.
There are 4 expedition days in the Chilean Fjords during this cruise
Chilean Fjords program: During this cruise, Zodiac® outings and/or landings may be organized to bring you closer to the hidden wonders of these spectacular fjords and glaciers.
A la carte Options
Before your cruise
After you cruise
Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + Atacama Desert 3N (Pre) + Iguazu Falls 4N (Post)
Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + From Santiago to Valparaiso 1N (Pre)