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Ponant Antarctica Cruise Reviews

Enterprise Island
Anchored off Holandes Cay. Wonderful beach day with plenty of shade, snacks
Pre dinner gathering on back of ship for all passengers n crew before dinne
On board evening stage show!
Cruiser Rating
4.6
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Beyond Wondrous in the age of Covid 19

Review for L'Austral to Antarctica

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JulieDCanter

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We planned the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica on Ponant, impressed with reviews, the small size of the ship and everything French about it. We had no idea that the trip would be memorable in more ways than one. We had an amazing 15 days at sea, with highlights including stops along the Peninsula and South Georgia Island with surprise stops at the international research station (because a ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Bucket list adventure in Antarctia

Review for Le Boreal to Antarctica

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Train lover

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Since we did an Arctic cruise in 2017 wanted to also do Antarctica. We were lucky enough to be offered a deal of 2 for 1 so grabbed it and consider ourselves very lucky., It was actually a sailing with embarkation on 16 Feb from Ushuaia which was an APT charter. This sailing does not appear on the Cruise Critic list! Unlike some of the other reviews we found the staff to be very friendly, the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom


Almost Beyond the Polar Circle

Review for Le Soleal to Antarctica

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cboyle

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This report includes information on our February 3-19, 2020, “Beyond the Polar Circle” expedition cruise on the Le Soléal with Ponant. Although we had traveled on a “drive by” cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula in 2007 on the Golden Princess, this expedition offered the opportunity to experience the Antarctic region in more depth and the possibility of better wildlife sightings. Unfortunately, the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Very good exploration trip!

Review for Le Laperouse to Antarctica

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dehaank

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

It is my second attempt to explore and visit the New Zealand subantarctic islands. 2 years ago, I was on the Spirit of Enderby which I am going to call "SoE". That trip was booked by a travel agent which I trusted. The result however was something I never do again. I can't handle SoE. Sharing a small room, small shower, toilet that isn't allowed to flush toilet paper etc etc.. well, you get the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


A&K: Antarctica and South Georgia: Disappointing on So Many Levels

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Antarctica

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traveler22020

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

The following are my opinions and observations: --LeLyria Chartered by A&K-- Overall, I thought the A&K tour was disorganized and communication was poor. I wasn’t impressed with the A&K staff in Buenos Aires, Ushuaia or on the ship—they appeared not to have much interest in the guests. In my opinion, on several occasions, they were rude and unprofessional (especially the A&K staff in Buenos ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Trip to Antarctica and South Georgia

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Antarctica

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7ContinentTraveler

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We selected the Abercrombie and Kent-Ponant cruise to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands for its relatively small size - 170 passengers - and the reputation of the expeditionary staff. The expeditions were excellent and the lectures were quite good with the exception of some inappropriate, disparaging remarks about our president and an Al Gore-glorifying, climate change zealot of a ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Highly recommend for anyone and everyone, even the very unfit.

Review for Le Boreal to Antarctica

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CJSANDFS

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I wanted to go to Antarctica in comfort and Ponant offered an excellent 'no single supplement' deal. Le Boreal is an elegant and well maintained ship with wonderful staff. It was very annoying not to get our travel documents until 2 weeks before departure. I was stressing about the baggage limits and the timing of the flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. It turned out I need not have worried as ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom


Amazing Antarctica

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Antarctica

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Hiwalker

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This trip began in Buenos Aires with a night at the Hyatt located in Recoleta. We have sailed with Ponant previously so knew the expeditions off boat would be great. We had two trips in zodiacs each day whilst on the Antarctic peninsula, one a landing and the other a zodiac trip to take photographs. All were amazing and the expedition staff were extremely knowledgeable and generous with their ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


Attention to detail is sublime

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Antarctica

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Shoredock

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

From the moment we arrived at the Buenos Aries airport to board our charter flight to Ushuaia , the attention to detail with this cruise line was evident. From having boarding passes ready to go, to buses in you should wear divided by language, there was nothing it was left chance. The ship was immaculate and in wonderful shape, however it pale by comparison to the genuine friendliness and ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


Solo cruise in Antarctica

Review for L'Austral to Antarctica

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kerrianno

2-5 Cruises

I chose Ponant based on the dates available, as well as a lower single supplement than I saw on other cruises that I researched. Ponant alsoninvluded the flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia which was a bonus. I spent a night in Buenos Aires after my flight from JFK, and met the Ponant team at the airport the next morning. The representatives were easy to find and I was quickly waiting in line to ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


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