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Ponant Auckland Cruise Reviews

Map of Itinerary and Wildlife Sightings
Zodiac expedition
Lunch by the pool on a cool day.
Asian Orchid blown into Dominica during a 1979 hurricane - still thriving in the wild today
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5 reviews


1-5 of 5 Ponant Auckland Cruise Reviews

Disappointed with Ponant

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Based on the price, we thought Ponant would be a really nice cruise, but we were disappointed in comparison to other top-notch cruise lines we've enjoyed. Many incidents were individually small things that would have been easily overlooked IF the overall cruise or friendliness of the staff would have exceeded (or even MET) our expectations. As our cruise progressed though, the tiny annoyances ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Review for L'Austral to South Pacific

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6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

It was going to places we had never been before and we had never done expeditions before.i It met all our expectations.it was unfortunate that we missed Sandakan and spend so long at sea.likewise the last day in Manila to catch up with the ship was as you know terrible.Aside from this the meals onboard the service onboard were great.The cabin was very good and the daily cabin person was very ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Volcanos, dancing hay stacks, sharks and water music

Review for L'Austral to South Pacific

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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My dad was stationed in New Caledonia during WW II and I grew up sorting shells he brought home and later looking at his scrapbooks. I was delighted to see it firsthand. Vanuatu was a bonus and turned out to be a highlight. The shore excursions were excellent, especially the ports in Vanuatu. Being exposed to different cultures is important to me and the islands seemed very authentic and ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cruise New Zealand without crossing the Tasman Sea

Review for L'Austral to South Pacific

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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Background - My wife and I have cruised 12 times throughout the world. We live in Texas. We pick our cruises based upon the destination and ports. We do not like “days at sea” and we use cruises to see new places, in a short amount of time. I was looking for a cruise that sailed around New Zealand but I did not want a cruise that crossed the Tasman Sea from Australia. Ponant was the only luxury ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Poor Food, Poor WiFi, Poor Bathroom configuration

Review for L'Austral to Australia & New Zealand

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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We took a Tauck tour "Cruising Down Under." This was a new tour for Tauck and they chose L'Austral starting in Auckland, New Zealand and ending in Melbourne, Australia for 12 days. Let me say that we have traveled twice on the Regent Seven Seas through the Panama Canal and Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia, twice on the Paul Gauguin in the South Seas, once on the Silver Seas - Silver Cloud from ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

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