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Ponant Asia Cruise Reviews

Chocolate-themed afternoon tea.
Delos to ourselves.
The only transportation on Hydra.
Village of Noussa on Paros (the Mykonos of twenty years ago, they say).
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Disappointing cruise - National Geographic involvement very low

Review for Le Bougainville to Asia

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utexplore
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We just completed a 2 week cruise on the Ponant ship Le Bouganville to the Seychelle Islands in the Indian Ocean. It was sold to us as a National Geographic Expedition cruise. A summary of my review is as follows: • The ship is clean, modern and has nice layout. • The standard sized cabin was smaller than many cruise lines, but adequate. We found plenty of storage space available for our ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


What a ripoff!!

Review for Le Laperouse to Asia

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wacvn
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I chose this so called ‘expedition’ cruise mainly for the Orangutan encounter in Tanjung Puting in Kalimantan. Well, because of the total incompetence of the ‘Expedition Team’ we never got there. The expedition guide totally miscalculated the bearings and took us for one and a half hour, over a very bumpy sea, in totally the wrong direction. How this happened is an enigma to me, as he has already ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Not an Expedition cruise - A disappointment

Review for Le Laperouse to Asia

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Bamboo99
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Rarely have I been so disappointed by a cruise. I booked, what was promised to be an "Expedition" cruise through the Indonesian archipelago, from Singapore to Darwin. The supposed highlight of this cruise (and the main reason why I booked it) was the exclusive visit to an Orang-utan rehabilitation project in the Tanjung Puting National Park on Borneo. Whilst for most other passengers on ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Not as expected!

Review for Le Laperouse to Asia

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stevenson53
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were expecting the best ever cruise and our personal experience is as follows: The good things: - The ship is beautiful, fairly new and nicely appointed. - The dining and room staff are great and will do anything for you. - The itinerary of our 17 day cruise from Bali to Hong Kong was well thought out and perfect for us. - The whole ship is clean and tidy. - The rooms are well ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Misses the mark at luxury

Review for Le Soleal to Asia

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muth cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Having made numerous cruises on various lines (20 +) I can honestly say Ponant really misses the mark. Cruise is billed as high end with gourmet dining, luxury cabins and exciting entertainment all to be accompanied with outstanding French service standards. Rooms are clean, not spacious but such should be expected on a small ship. Toilet is in a separate room from shower making it somewhat ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Unusual itinerary, great excursions

Review for Le Laperouse to Asia

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janleesan
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We spent two days in Bali before embarking. We chose this cruise for the remote expedition excursions, and we were not disappointed. Mick, the expedition director, created some wonderful and unusual experiences on fairly isolated Indonesian islands. Expedition staff was excellent. Lectures were excellent. Weather was hot and muggy, but we expected that. Two of our excursions had to be ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


A different Christmas and New Year

Review for Le Laperouse to Asia

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Elke58
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

After nearly 14 days tour in Sri Lanka time to enjoy the newest ship in the Ponant fleet, Le Laperouse. The time fit perfect in school holidays and single travel appealed. I was fortunate to have the disabilty cabin on deck 4, which made the time on board comfortable. As always, the French flair in dining was great, and the bistro style on deck 3 always had surprises, but you needed to find seats ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


Would hardly know this ship was in Japan!

Review for L'Austral to Asia

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hjaff
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We chose this particular trip to Japan because the ship was small and the itinerary was part land and part sea.While the ship itself was adequate- the small room was comfortable, clean, and well attended, the restaurants and food left much to be desired. We are not "foodies", but were quite displeased with the food. The more "formal" dining room seemed to be understaffed, and the staff that was ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Ponant L'Austral Osaka to Manila - ANCESTRAL JAPAN

Review for L'Austral to Asia

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FrednCoral
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Our previous experience in 2017 on Le Boreal gave us confidence in the offerings of Ponant. In addition, this voyage had interesting Pre Voyage offerings, which we purchased, as the chance to use the 4 day tour of Osaka and Nara was really attractive to us as mature travellers. Of particular note was the quality of the Kyoto Hotel Okura, which dazzled us completely! The provision of an ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


French Style

Review for L'Austral to Asia

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pjmcnally
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Itinerary, service standards and inclusions were very good. Food was excellent and the cabins are spacious and comfortable. The crew overall were very friendly and helpful and really are a highlight. Ponant also provide some very effective fares for single travellers using sole-occupancy. My only disappointments were: 1. the quality and value of some of the shore excursions. One in ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


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