Le Soleal 2

“Disappointing - Not as good as Seabourn!!!”
Cruise review of Ponant Le Soleal

Member Since 2014

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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 requests for omelettes (at the omelette bar!) and picked on us for eating pork (we're Indian, and clearly his sensibilities were miffed by this revelation). This is also not a cruise for non-French speakers and even though we do speak some French the French language (excursions, lectures) is pretty constant and most guests were French and avoided us, as did the mostly French-speaking crew.

The waiters were lovely and welcoming but otherwise the staff was pretty useless, especially the woman at reception who had absolutely zero information about ports of call (we kept being told they hadn't been there before but I doubt this...). The cabins are small and the cleaning staff are unhelpful and pushy. The evacuation drill is annoying and needlessly More fascistic. And finally---the continuous photo shoots with hired models (while we're swimming!!!) was really ridiculous. The models were everywhere. Also, rubbish 'pool' which is more like a puddle and small gym. Less

Le Soleal Cruises to Greece

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Sail Date: July 2014
Destination: Greece
Embarkation: Athens (Piraeus)
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Published 08/12/14

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