Panama & Pre-Columbian treasures
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- Staterooms & Suites
- LE SOLEAL
- Port of call & excursions
- Important information
- Pre/Post & Overlands
Staterooms & Suites
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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
ColónEmbarkation 14/10/2017 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 14/10/2017 at 23H00 .
Colón is the second largest city in Panama, at the Caribbean entrance of the Panama Canal. Colón is today an important port, and the free trade zone created in 1953 contributed greatly to the development of the city. Colón was founded in 1850 by Americans working on the Panama railroad connecting the Atlantic and Pacific coasts through the isthmus of Panama; the city rapidly overshadowed the older Caribbean ports of Panama when the canal opened.
15 October 2017 – At seaArrival 15/10/2017. Departure 15/10/2017.
16 October 2017 – Fuerte Amador - flamenco islandArrival 16/10/2017 early morning. Departure 16/10/2017 midday.
An artificial peninsula situated at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, Fuerte Amador is the gateway to several noteworthy sites. Right near there, the impressive Miraflores Locks are a shining example of the engineering feats deployed during the construction of the Panama Canal. Further north, in villages nestling amid dense vegetation, lives the Embera tribe, guardian of the forest and of the Chagres River. This proud people have successfully preserved their traditions and their ancestral way of life, which predate the colonisation of the region by the Spanish.
16 October 2017 – Mogo MogoArrival 16/10/2017 early afternoon. Departure 16/10/2017 late afternoon.
With its 220 or more islands and islets, the Las Perlas archipelago is named for the pearl oysters in the Gulf of Panama that were harvested for jewellery or used as currency during the colonial era. Today the pearls have disappeared from these azure waters but you can still explore the sea beds and observe the graceful ballet of shoals of multi-coloured fish. On the secluded and unspoilt island of Mogo Mogo, vast stretches of white sand caressed by a crystalline sea make for excellent diving in this extraordinary marine sanctuary.
17 October 2017▸18 October 2017 – At seaArrival 17/10/2017. Departure 18/10/2017.
19 October 2017 – GuayaquilArrival 19/10/2017 at night. Departure 19/10/2017 evening.
Nicknamed the “Pearl of the Pacific”, Guayaquil is the most inhabited city in Ecuador. Founded by the conquistadors in 1535, it borders the coasts of the province of Guayas. You can stroll without any cares in the world, in the upper part of the city, next to the Las Peñas district. This Bohemian district with its colourful houses offers an impressive view of the city, if you’re courageous enough to climb the steps which separate the chapel rooms from Cerro Santa Ana lighthouse. The city is also blessed with many parks and gardens, perfect for taking a breather.
20 October 2017 – At seaArrival 20/10/2017. Departure 20/10/2017.
21 October 2017 – SalaverryArrival 21/10/2017 early morning. Departure 21/10/2017 early afternoon.
When your ship calls at Salaverry, this is the occasion to discover Trujillo, an elegant colonial town with brightly coloured façades, decorated with ornate wooden balconies. With its yesteryear charm, this city is also a cultural symbol of Peru, as it is home to the vestiges of the Chimú and Mochica civilizations. Chan Chan, the former capital of the Chimù kingdom is the largest adobe citadel in pre-Colombian America, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Admire the Moche pyramids, the Huaca del Sol and the Huaca de la Luna, decorated with colourful mythological frescoes.
22 October 2017 – CallaoArrival 22/10/2017 mid morning. Departure 22/10/2017.
CallaoDisembarkation 23/10/2017 at 08H00 .
As the country's primary fishing and trading port, Callao is the maritime gateway to Peru. From the town centre, journey on to the capital, Lima, and wander around the Plaza Mayor (formerly Plaza de Armas), crowned with its gorgeous bronze fountain. Embellished with neo-colonial buildings such as the Government Palace or the Cathedral of Lima, the esplanade is a symbol of the city's founding by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. Two streets away is the Monastery of San Francisco, one of the city's best-preserved colonial structures. Further south, don't miss the superb cloisters and patios of the Casona San Marcos.
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.
Panama: a tourist visa is required for Australian citizens. The visa can be obtained upon arrival at the airport: cost US$5 (subject to change)
Panama Canal program: The schedules depend on several factors and despite our best efforts, crossing the Panama Canal during the day is not guaranteed.
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