Refined luxury all the way: Le Ponant Cruise Review by Richard Cooper
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Refined luxury all the way
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
The food was out of this world with a Michelin star chef heading the team and an extremely accomplished pastry chef helped keep us going morning, noon and night. Eating breakfast and lunch on the after-deck was so relaxed and you felt in a different world so complete relaxation and escapism were achieved almost effortlessly.
Most of the time at sea was under sail, in fact so much so that we all received a fuel rebate with our end of cruise accounts. This gave a wonderful easy motion to the yatch and More watching the stars under a moonlit sky after dinner was quite romantic even for a fifty plus old git.
It was not cheap, but rightly so, which also meant, and I'm going to sound snobby here, there were only people one would have chosen to be away with on board. There was no shouting, no swearing and never any pushing. Only refined good manners and everyone was elegantly dressed. Perfect in every way and we cannot wait to go again. Less
Cabin review: 121
It was quite small but we would not expect anything else on a yatch. It was extremely comfortable and had everything we needed. Some might want more space but then this sort of holiday probably would not appeal to them in the first place, which would be just as well, as they would only moan about something and nobody was like that.
Seemed like a training cruise
Overall a great experience