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20 Ponant Luxury Cruise Reviews

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Hunter376
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The voyage started in Sydney and called the various islands and anchorages a ship of only this size is capable of , with the Zodiacs on board ferrying passengers across to remote places in the region if tender service not an option , this ... Read more
Happyduo
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
As a long time cruiser having sailed on Holland America, Celebrity, P&O Australia, Royal Caribbean, Cunard, Silversea, Seabourn and lately Ponant, I have to say Ponant is way down the list in overall satisfaction, giving that is ... Read more
Trhols2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was supposed to be a 5 star cruise over Christmas. We had paid a premium price for this and were disappointed before we even got on the ship. Our tickets arrived 2 weeks before the cruise. When we checked them we found that the ... Read more
Solo Mariner
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I was under the impression this was to be a quality luxury holiday, where i would be looked after with the "white glove " style service i had encountered on the queen mary last year. I particularly chose this as cruise with ... Read more
Monyu
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
After enjoying some 20 cruises on Oceania, Cunard, Norwegian, Crystal, Holland-America, and Silver Sea, we think we have a pretty good grasp of the industry and what a paying passenger should expect. Le Soloeal, owned by the French line ... Read more
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skier69
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
We joined this cruise very much under protest as we had been due to sail with Un=Cruise on one of their "tiny" ships (36 passengers) but it had engine trouble and so we were offered the alternative (cost met by Un-Cruise) of 5 ... Read more
JC Norton
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
This is an amazing ship with a wonderfully helpful staff. On this particularl itinerary, there was 0% single supplement, which made sailing alone possible. Overall a wonderful trip. Dining: Food in the main dining room is over the ... Read more
FNP1998
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Did the 17 Day Gallipoli Dawn Service cruise with APT on Ponant's Le Soleal. Found that APT is good at producing glossy brochures but a little short on delivery. Kept advertising that it would land ticket holders to Dawn Service onto the ... Read more
bucksblade
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We paid £350 per person per day for an 8 night cruise around Japan on Le Boreal. Having paid a price similar to those on "Six Star" cruises such as Seabourn or Silversea I think it wasn't unreasonable of us to expect a ... Read more
Etheldog
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We enjoyed a two week Central America cruise on Le Boreal, a 2010-built vessel with 264 pax capacity. We had 186 on board. Crew 144. New vessels offer lots of advantages. First, the pluses: Cabins are small but feature a tasteful ... Read more

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Dutch Diver
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
620 forum posts
2 helpful votes
A cruise to Antarctica is pricey, expensive even, but it is absolutely worth it! We saw amazing wildlife and beautiful scenery. It felt as if we were in a nature documentary for two weeks. Having previously cruised on 2500+ passenger ... Read more
Ritzy
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Booking- We booked directly with Ponant's US office. Office staff were generally poorly responsive. Emails and voicemails were not were not regularly responded to and it was difficult to reach a person when calling. The office also ... Read more
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zippylucy
Member Since 2005
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have to confess that I am not easy to please so when I read some of the previous reviews of the L'Austral to the Dalmatian Coast, I was nervous. I have been across the Atlantic many times, including the SS France, and on one cruise line ... Read more
happy-jamaica
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2011
In a word, our experience on L'Austral was exceptional. We just got back from a 10 day cruise from Venice to Athens. As hospitality professionals, we immediately recognized and appreciated the elegant quality of the ship, attention to ... Read more
Richard Cooper
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
'Welcome aboard Mr & Mrs Cooper' were the first words we heard from the Cruise Director on arrival by taxi at the quayside. How Sendrine knew who we were I have no idea, but she did. This was to be an extremely good insight as to how ... Read more

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harradexperience
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Maybe after the first 2 voyages the crew of L'Austral gelled, because the previous reviews were nothing like the experience we had. Took the cruise from Venice to the Dalmatian Coast and one day was more spectacular than the next. The ... Read more
vandeVyver
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2011
We were disappointed in our cruise from Venice along the Croatian coast This brand new ship was elegant and comfortable though not without its design faults. This ship would suit people who speak french. The announcements were all made in ... Read more
jmcglade
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Le Boreal is the newest of the Le Ponant fleet. I have been on Le Ponant and Le Levant so was curious how this new vessel would stack up. General Impression: this is a very modern, clean ship with a very customer friendly design and ... Read more
keltic
Member Since 2002
1 review
1,390 forum post
1 helpful vote
I have had the pleasure of cruising on the new Ponant creature Le Boreal. After cruising 134 times, I still think Ponant is the perfect choice for all who want quality at low prices, in the premium cruising category. Aimed to give the ... Read more
Tillylovesseabourn
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
673 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We boarded the brand new mega yacht Le Boreal in May for her Monaco Grand Prix cruise, with high expectations for an ultra luxury cruise experience. I will initially explain that I have now cruised with quite a few of the luxury lines ... Read more

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