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Launched in 2013, Le Soleal is the third in a series of four 264-passenger, 10,600-ton cruising yachts commissioned by Compagnie du Ponant. Its identical sisters, Le Boreal, debuted in 2010, and the second ...
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14 Ponant Le Soleal Cruise Reviews

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Hunter376
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 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
15 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
terrey hills
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
We have done about 25 cruises overall, and with Oceania, SilverSea, Seabourn, Crystal and APT. All top end luxury cruise lines. Ponant is priced at the same level but our cruise was unbelievably awful, FOOD...tasteless, the same every ... Read more
KIWICRUZER
Member Since 2010
1 review
12 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Keen to try a Ponant cruise, we booked a 10 day Christmas cruise in December from Noumea to Akaroa. As seasoned cruisers, mostly with Seabourn and Silversea, we were expecting Ponant to deliver similar service, food and ambience that ... 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

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Solo Mariner
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 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
Saltbush16
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We boarded LeSoleal in the Solomon Islands, and cruised southwards through the Coral Sea to the very remote isles of Vanuatu and New Caledonia. We disembarked in Noumea. The ship was spotless, well maintained and operated to ... Read more
Monyu
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 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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Sandbar45
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We paid a premium price for this cruise to see what a more luxurious ship was like. We expected much more than we actually got. Ship only 2 years old, so quite modern and trendier than other cruise lines. Cabin same size as normal ship, ... Read more
FNP1998
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 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

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Portrait24
Member Since 2006
1 review
19 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Traveled with excellent Tauck group from Buenos Aires on charter flight to Ushuaia. Boarded Le Soleal in the afternoon. Welcomed by captain and officers. Immediately impressed by cleanliness, subtle design and classiness of this new and ... Read more
SKP613
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had high expectations for this cruise having sailed with Seabourn and other high-end ships before around the Greek Isles. The food was really average and didn't vary enough from day to day. The chef at breakfast looked annoyed by our ... Read more
christopher49
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
On its website the company promotes this ship in a manner which is quite misleading and leaves one very disappointed. In particular: “The Art of cruising A la Francaise”, “exquisite dining with French cuisine” ... Read more
gbs1112
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Le Soleil is beautiful. It has everything going for it, except the food. Considering this is a French company we were expecting more, a lot more. The Chef de Cuisine, introduced to all at the welcome reception on the pool deck, was French ... Read more

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