The Eastern United States

10 days / 9 nights
    The Eastern United States

    Cruise North America

    from 28 September 2017 to 7 October 2017
    10 days / 9 nights

    Departure Port : Boston
    Arrival Port : Boston

    Ship : LE SOLEAL

    • Ref : S280917

    In partnership with Le Point.

    Experience an unforgettable journey on board Le Soléal to discover the Eastern Coast of the USA. Autumn is an especially great time to enjoy the wonderful color palette that is offered to you.

    Canada owes its irresistible charm to its exceptional natural sanctuary and its immense virgin lands. Port town with a rich heritage and unique architecture, Lunenburg is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America.

    You will discover one of the oldest cities in the United States,  Boston and its Old North Church is a true symbol of American history. You will have the opportunity to observe the "Freedom Trail" as well as some major sites of the Independence War.

    Le Soléal will make a remarkable two-day stopover at the heart of the exceptional dream machine, New York, the city of extremes and superlatives.

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      LE SOLEAL

      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. 

      Interior Design

      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

      28 September 2017 – At sea

      Boston

      Embarkation 28/09/2017 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 28/09/2017 at 18H00 .

      Nicknamed “ America's Walking City”,   the city is considered to be the epicentre of American history. Founded in 1630, the tenth largest agglomeration in the United States,  is a pleasure for walkers. To get around, just follow the Freedom Trail circuit that serves most of the tourist sites with its red line traced on the ground. Don’t miss all the delicious local specialities on offer at Quincy Market, like the lobster sandwich, and then take time to explore North End, the Italian quarter. For the more romantic among you, Beacon Hill, the historic quarter, with its absolutely charming cobbled streets, is really worth a look.

      29 September 2017 – At sea

      29 September 2017 – At sea

      Arrival 29/09/2017. Departure 29/09/2017.

      During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      30 September 2017 – Lunenburg

      30 September 2017 – Lunenburg

      Arrival 30/09/2017 early morning. Departure 30/09/2017 early afternoon.

      Stretching out along the eastern seaboard of Nova Scotia, the picturesque port of Lunenburg will leave an indelible impression. You can admire the colonial architecture of this fishing village whilst strolling through the chequerboard streets studded with brightly coloured houses. The enchanting charm of the old town has earned it UNESCO World Heritage status. The former naval shipyard town of Lunenburg is where you will also find the replica of the legendary Bluenose schooner, originally built in this port.

      1 October 2017 – Bar Harbor

      1 October 2017 – Bar Harbor

      Arrival 01/10/2017 early morning. Departure 01/10/2017 early afternoon.

      With landscapes that seem to have come straight from a Stephen King novel, made up of long rocky outcrops plunging into the cold waters of the Atlantic, the region of Maine is full of unexpected delights. Bar Harbor is one of them. A seaside resort for aristocrats of another era, this former fishing port, founded in the early 18th Century reveals an atmosphere that is both chic and refined, and over time has become the ideal destination for romantics and lovers of open spaces.

      2 October 2017 – Salem

      2 October 2017 – Salem

      Arrival 02/10/2017 early morning. Departure 02/10/2017 mid afternoon.

      Founded in the 17th Century on the site of a former Amerindian village, Salem is fascinating for its unusual history and its “witching” legends. For a time, it was considered to be the most important city along the coast, launching the first trade between New England and China. Of this period of flourishing growth, Salem has preserved an exceptional historical centre, home to museums as well as perfectly preserved private homes. A real source of inspiration for many artists, let yourself be captivated by this picturesque small town and its adventures of pirates and tales of witchcraft.

      3 October 2017 – Newport (Rhode Island)

      3 October 2017 – Newport (Rhode Island)

      Arrival 03/10/2017 early morning. Departure 03/10/2017 late afternoon.

      This marina harbour, with only 25,000 inhabitants, boasts fabulous Gilded Age mansions inspired by French and Italian palaces. One example is The Elms, the summer residence of the Berwind family, who made their fortune in the coal industry. Another is the imposing Château-sur-Mer built by the Wetmore family. But the cream of the crop is The Breakers, a Renaissance-style palace composed of 70 rooms.

      4 October 2017 – New York

      4 October 2017 – New York

      Arrival 04/10/2017 early morning. Departure 04/10/2017.

      5 October 2017 – New York

      5 October 2017 – New York

      Arrival 05/10/2017. Departure 05/10/2017 early evening.

      The biggest city in the United States is fascinating on many accounts. With its five particularly spread out districts - Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island –, it offers an incredible number of cultural interests. You’ll just love taking in the constant buzz in Times Square, discovering beautiful classical masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, taking a stroll in Central Park’s 341 hectares, or climbing to the top of the Statue of Liberty. Not surprising then that the Big Apple is to be consumed without moderation!

      6 October 2017 – Oak Bluff - Martha's Vineyard

      6 October 2017 – Oak Bluff - Martha's Vineyard

      Arrival 06/10/2017 late morning. Departure 06/10/2017 early evening.

      This little town is the ideal starting point for a stroll around Martha’s Vineyard ».  The  gentle lifestyle of this incomparable setting has been attracting American presidents for several decades. Oak Bluffs will surprise you first and foremost by its Gingerbread Houses. The story goes that the Methodist community settled here more than a century ago, and built these colourful houses, straight out of the Hansel and Gretel fairytale fairytale. You’ll certainly enjoy a visit to the Flying Horses, the oldest wooden carrousel in the United States.

      7 October 2017▸6 October 2017 – Boston

      Boston

      Disembarkation 07/10/2017 at 07H00 .

      Nicknamed “ America's Walking City”,   the city is considered to be the epicentre of American history. Founded in 1630, the tenth largest agglomeration in the United States,  is a pleasure for walkers. To get around, just follow the Freedom Trail circuit that serves most of the tourist sites with its red line traced on the ground. Don’t miss all the delicious local specialities on offer at Quincy Market, like the lobster sandwich, and then take time to explore North End, the Italian quarter. For the more romantic among you, Beacon Hill, the historic quarter, with its absolutely charming cobbled streets, is really worth a look.

      Formalities

      • 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.

      • Canada: Travel by sea - The eTA is not required for US, Australian and British citizens. Other nationalities: a Visa may be required, please contact Canada consulate website for details. http://www.canada.ca/en/index.html

      • USA : Visa may be required. Please contact USA consulate website for details.

      Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

      Franz-Olivier Giesbert

      Franz-Olivier Giesbert

      Franz-Olivier Giesbert was born in 1949 in Wilmington, Delaware, in the United States to an American father and a French mother. He arrived in France at the age of three. After collaborating with the literary page of Paris-Normandie, he entered Le Nouvel Observateur in 1971. He was successively political journalist, famous reporter, Washington correspondent, head of the political department, and became managing editor of the weekly magazine in 1985. In 1988, he was appointed managing editor of Le Figaro. In 2000 he was nominated director of Le Point, a position that he left in March 2014 but remained columnist in this magazine. Since 2017, he has been the editorial director of La Provence.

      He published several novels including “L’Affreux” (Grand novel Prize by the French Academy 1992), “La Souille” (Interallied prize 1995), “Le Sieur Dieu”, “L’Immortel”, “Le huitième prophète” (2008), “Un très grand amour” (2010) and biographies: “François Mitterrand or “La Tentation de l’Histoire” (prize Today 1977), “Jacques Chirac” (1987), “Le Président” (1990), “François Mitterrand, une vie” (1996), “La tragédie du Président” (2006), as well as a story: “L'Américain” (2004).

      Latest works: “M. Le Président” (2011), “Dieu, Ma mère et Moi and “Derniers carnets de campagne” (2012), “La cuisinière d’Himmler” (2013), “L’amour est éternel tant qu’il dure” (2014), “L’Animal est une personne” and “Manifeste pour les animaux” (2014), “Belle d'amour” (prize by Terre des Templiers - June 2017), “Le théâtre des incapables” (Albin Michel, 2017).

      From 1997, he animated several literary and cultural programmes, and "Les Grandes questions" on France 5 until 2015.

      Languages spoken: French, English

       

      Photo credit: Kahn RENAUD

      Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. After your cruise

        07/10/2017 – Boston, Autumn’s Colours of New England (1 day)

        263.00 AU$ **

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        07/10/2017 – Boston, visit of the JFK library (1 day)

        263.00 AU$ **

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      2. Before your cruise

        27/09/2017 – Boston, Cradle of America (1 jour/1 nuit)

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      3. Your packages

        27/09/2017 – Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + Boston, Cradle of the USA 1N (Pre) + Visit of the JFK Library (Post)

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