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Le Soleal

Launched in 2012, Le Soleal is a luxury expedition ship with 128 staterooms and suites and an onboard fleet of Zodiacs allowing for ease of exploration. This superb vessel offers a subtle blend of sophistication combined with casual comfort creating the feeling of being on a private yacht. After a day of exploration, you can return to personalised comfort and luxurious surroundings as well as high quality cuisine. Whilst cruising, the vessel benefits from spacious deck areas from where you can watch for passing wildlife and appreciate the dramatic scenery. The atmosphere on board is relaxed and informal with the focus on the wonders of the destination you are visiting which, combined with the luxury surroundings, excellent service, superb cuisine and expert expedition team, makes for an expedition of a lifetime. 

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    Le Soleal
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    Le Soleal
  • Lounge
  • Theatre
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Library
  • Suite
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    Le Soleal
  • Your Stateroom / Suite

    Your Stateroom/Suite

    Staterooms and suites are spread over four decks and include superior staterooms, measuring 21 square metres, deluxe and prestige staterooms which measure 18 square metres, deluxe suites which measure 27 square metres, prestige suites which measure 37 square metres and the owner’s suite which measures 45 square metres. With the exception of the superior staterooms (which feature a picture window), all staterooms and suites feature a private balcony ranging in size from 4 to 8 square metres dependent on cabin category. All staterooms and suites feature en-suite facilities, individually controlled air-conditioning, desk with stationery, minibar, flat screen satellite television, video on demand, DVD player, CD and I-pod players. A security safe, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, internet access with Wi-Fi, bathrobes and French bath products are also provided. In addition, the larger suites have a sitting area. 

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    Whether you want to join other guests in the theatre or games area or relax on your own in a quiet corner of the library, Le Soleal has been designed to meet the needs of every guest. There is a large lounge, lecture theatre, a Panoramic Lounge which leads out onto a terrace, library and internet corner. Outside deck areas are spacious and feature comfortable deck furniture as well as a heated pool and on the top deck you will find the open-air bar. The fitness centre features the latest equipment such as a kinesis wall and running machines. In the beauty centre you can relax and enjoy a massage as well as other treatments. The cuisine on board is worthy of the finest restaurants where discreet, attentive service is standard. The two singlesitting restaurants welcome you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Gastronomic Restaurant is situated on Deck 2 and serves French and international cuisine accompanied by fine wine. At the Grill Restaurant, you have the opportunity to eat outside and enjoy buffet lunch and themed dinners. There is also 24-hour room service available. 

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Cuisine onboard is worthy of the finest restaurants, where discreet, attentive service is standard. The two single-sitting restaurants welcome you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Gastronomic Restaurant, is situated on Deck 2 and serves French and international cuisine accompanied by fine wine. At the Grill Restaurant, you will have the opportunity to eat outside and enjoy buffet lunch and themed dinners. There is also 24-hour room service available.

  • Life Onboard

    Life Onboard

    Aboard Le Soleal, the atmosphere is akin to being on your own private yacht. The independence and space of each guest has been considered in the design of the vessel and therefore you will find plenty of places to sit and relax in solitude, as well as areas for social gatherings and to meet fellow guests. The Captain, his officers and the hotel management are European and all crew members are fully bilingual. 

  • For your comfort

    For you comfort

    With a 1C ice class and stabilisers, Le Soleal meets the highest safety specifications. The ship is equipped with a GMDSS emergency communication system and a satellite weather system, receiving real-time satellite images of weather and ice conditions in the area. A crew of 140 will ensure the best possible service. There is also a doctor on board and a lift that serves all decks. 

  • Ship Directory

    Ship Directory


    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download.

    We are delighted you have chosen Le Soleal for your upcoming voyage.

    The vessel was built in 2012 and provides a luxurious and elegant base from which to explore beautiful locations, watch for passing wildlife and appreciate the dramatic scenery. Purpose built for expedition cruising, remote areas can be accessed using the ship’s highly manoeuvrable Zodiac landing craft and wildlife and ecosystems can be explored up-close.

    The Captain, officers and crew have all been selected for their professionalism and expertise and the expedition team, with their in-depth knowledge, be it of marine biology, ornithology or history, are also on hand and dedicated to offering you the best possible experience during your time on board and ashore. After a day of exploration, you will return to comfortable and sophisticated surroundings, high quality cuisine and all round impeccable service.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.


    The entire ship is air-conditioned and is set to an average temperature. Please feel free to change the temperature in your cabin to suit your preference using the individual thermostat. If you need help setting the temperature, please ask at Reception. On sunny days, we advise you to keep the curtains closed so that the air-conditioning is as efficient as possible.


    The Beauty Centre is located on Deck 5 and provides hair, beauty and massage services. Please call the Beauty Centre to make an appointment. There is also a mixed hammam available between 10.00am and 8.00pm.


    All of the staterooms and suites are outside facing with private facilities. All superior staterooms and deluxe staterooms, all prestige staterooms on Deck 4, and prestige staterooms 605 and 625 on Deck 6 have a shower. Prestige staterooms on Deck 5 have a shower with the exception of prestige staterooms 510, 511, 522, 525, 526, 529, and 533 which have a bath only. Deluxe suites have a shower, whilst prestige suites and the owner’s suite have a shower and separate bath. Please ensure you have advised Noble Caledonia of your preference of bed configuration as the two twin beds can either be put together as a king size bed or separated into two single beds, with the exception of prestige staterooms 512, 515, 524, 527, 528, 531 and 535 which have a fixed double bed configuration.

    Superior Staterooms – Deck 3 Stateroom size: 21m2 . Please note these cabins feature a picture window and do not have balconies. Deluxe Staterooms – Deck 3 Stateroom size: 27 m2 with a 4 m2 private balcony. Prestige Staterooms – Decks 4, 5 and 6 Stateroom size: 18 m2 with a 4 m2 private balcony. Deluxe Suites – Deck 6 Suite size: 18 m2 with a 5 m2 private balcony. Prestige Suites – Decks 5 and 6 Suite size: 37 m2 with an 8 m2 private balcony. Owner’s Suite – Deck 6 Suite size: 45 m2 with a 9 m2 private balcony. Cabin facilities include: • Individually controlled air-conditioning • Bathtub or shower • French bath products • Hairdryer • Bath robes • Safe • Minibar • Desk with stationery • Flat screen satellite TV with video on demand service • IPod • Direct line telephone • Wi-Fi internet access


    For your security, keycards are used on board. These keys will be given to you upon boarding and are used to access your cabin, disembark and board the ship, and to make onboard purchases which will be automatically billed to your account. Please keep this card on you at all times and be aware that the cabin doors lock automatically so ensure you do not leave your card inside your cabin.


    Wi-Fi internet access is available in the cabins and most public areas when using your personal laptop, tablet or smartphone. Internet cards can be bought at the Reception Desk at the following rates: €30 for 100 minutes €60 for 240 minutes €180 for 1000 minutes Please note that as a satellite internet connection is used, the connection may not be of the same quality as that of a land based service. Sending or downloading large files such as photographs may cause the system to slow down and use up your available minutes. External telephone calls are charged at €6 per minute.


    A Daily Programme, detailing the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities is produced on board and delivered to your cabin each evening during the turndown service. 6 +44 (0)20 7752 0000 7


    The ship features two restaurants which have an open seating policy. The tables are configured to seat eight, six or four people. Gastronomic Restaurant – Deck 2 Breakfast and lunch are self-service buffets. Dinner is à la carte and served in an elegant ambiance. The cuisine is French and international and is served with a selection of fine wines. Grill Restaurant – Deck 6 A casual dining venue where all meals are buffet style and offer a range of light salads, fresh flavours, grilled dishes and desserts. As places are limited for dinner on Deck 6, please reserve a table beforehand with the Maître D’. Bar - Deck 3 Coffee, tea, fruit juices and an assortment of pastries are available for early and late risers from 6.30am to 10.00am.


    Special dietary requests such as vegetarian, diabetic, dairy free, gluten free, low fat, low salt and low cholesterol should be made with Noble Caledonia in advance. However, we recommend that you contact the Maitre D’ once on board to reconfirm such requests. We regret that these, and any other special dietary needs, cannot be guaranteed.


    Your Expedition Leader will provide you with disembarkation information prior to the end of your cruise.


    A medical doctor and a nurse are on board at your disposal. A fee is charged for any consultations and medication prescribed. Please ensure you carry adequate supplies of any regular medications you may require.


    During the day, comfortable casual attire is appropriate. The evenings are smart casual (e.g. shirt and trousers for gentlemen and skirt and blouse for ladies). There will be a welcome and farewell dinner, so you may like to bring something a little dressier for these events, for example, gentlemen may wish to wear a jacket and tie, and ladies a dress or trouser suit. Black tie is not required.


    The electric current on board is 220V (European Standard) and 110V (North American Standard). There are outlets in each cabin and bathroom. We recommend that you bring an international adaptor. For safety reasons, the use of irons or hair straighteners in your cabin is forbidden.


    The fitness room on Deck 5 is open 24 hours a day. Please ensure that you are in appropriate health before using any of the machines. If you are unsure, please seek advice from the onboard Doctor. GRATUITIES Gratuities to crew and whilst on excursions are included in the cost of your holiday.


    Your cabin attendant will clean your cabin every morning and evening. If you do not wish to have service, please hang the “Do not disturb” sign on the outside door handle.


    There is an onboard laundry service at your disposal during the cruise. Please place your washing on the bed in the bag provided along with the completed laundry form. Prices, bags and laundry forms can be found in your cabin’s wardrobe. The service will be billed directly to your cabin’s account. Your cleaned laundry will be returned to your cabin within 48 hours. There is no dry cleaning available.


    The Library can be found on Deck 6.


    Each cabin has its own account (if you wish to open separate accounts for different members of the same cabin please ask at Reception). A bank card imprint will be requested at the beginning of your cruise. An invoice and a bank card receipt will be left in your cabin the day before you disembark, and if you have any questions, Reception will be open until 10.30pm. The onboard currency is the Euro. Accepted bank cards are Visa, American Express and Mastercard. The other payment option available is cash in Euros. Debit cards, personal cheques and travellers cheques are not accepted. Please note there is no foreign exchange office on board.


    You are welcome to leave your letters and postcards at Reception. Please note your cabin number on the documents. The cost of the stamps will be charged to your cabin account. The costs are €1.50 for a postcard, and €2 for a letter. Please be advised that some postal services may be unreliable and letters or postcards may be delayed or even lost en route. Neither the ship nor Noble Caledonia can be held liable for such occurrences.


    Deck 7: Sun Deck and Open Air Bar. Deck 6: Panoramic Terrace, Panoramic Lounge, Library, Internet station, Grill Restaurant and Swimming Pool. Deck 5: The Bridge, Leisure Area, Beauty Centre including Hammam and Balneo shower with air jet baths, Relaxation and Massage Rooms, Hairdresser, Fitness Room. Deck 4: Lecture Theatre. Deck 3: Medical Centre, Reception Desk, shop and the Main Lounge. Deck 2: Gastronomic Restaurant and the Marina Deck.


    Although there is a safe in your cabin, we recommend that you leave all extra valuables at home and bring with you only what you consider necessary. Neither the ship, nor Noble Caledonia are responsible for any valuables left in the cabins.


    The boutique on Deck 3 offers a choice of clothes, souvenirs, gifts, postcards, jewellery and toiletries. Please be advised that the opening times vary as the boutique must remain closed for customs regulations while the ship is in a port.


    The ship is a non smoking vessel and smoking is permitted in the designated outside areas only. The use of electronic cigarettes is permitted on the outside areas of the ship and on the balcony of your cabin.


    The swimming pool is on Deck 6. For your safety, we kindly ask that you read the instructions that are posted by the pool. Please note diving is not permitted. Sun beds and towels are available.


    Please ask Reception in order to schedule any wake up calls. The iPod player in your cabin can be used as an alarm clock with your personal iPod, iPhone or USB stick.


    Complimentary drinking water will be provided to you throughout the voyage.


    Much of the success we enjoy on our expeditions is due to the proper handling and usage of Zodiac landing craft. These rubber boats are ideal for our operations; they have a shallow draft and contain air-filled compartments. Guests will be advised where and when to meet the Zodiac for travel to and from the ship. Please ensure that your hands are free at all times and accept the assistance given by the crew when boarding the Zodiacs. A Zodiac safety briefing will be given.

    Please Note:

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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