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Ponant Cairns 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!
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Chairman's Cruise - Great Barrier Reef (Food & Wine Theme)

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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kasr

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

(Apologies if this is a bit long, but I know i love to get all the details when I read a review!) Day 1 - Boarding As others have noted Ponant are very strict with their 1 hour boarding window, and even turning up 15 minutes early meant we were only able to leave our luggage and head for a beer in the brewery next door! Boarding in Cairns was very straightforward, with no Immigration ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


Sub Antarctica just amazing

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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Tigerkelly44

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Words can’t do this cruise justice as is was far beyond anything that you expect The team are great and very knowledgeable. They are only too happy to share this with you. The wild life is amazing, beautiful and diverse. The zodiac tours are great with lots of penguins all around you and the ship at Macca. They follow you like babies following mum. They are so fast in the water and ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


Extraordinary Expedition Cruise across the Spice Islands

Review for L'Austral to South Pacific

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dthiebaud

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We had been previously on a cruise across this Indonesian region last year that was disappointing with Silversea Expedition. This year Ponant cruise was exceptional, thanks to the outstanding expedition team lead by Mick Fogg and the captain; they chose superb location for all stops and we had both landing unique experiences visiting remote villages and extremely isolated locations in all islands ...
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Sail Date: March 2018


Great expedition cruise with luxury accommodation and food in a relax ambiance

Review for L'Austral to South Pacific

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dthiebaud

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Great expedition cruise : very knowledgeable and experienced expedition team with great selection of spots to visit on land; great interactions with locals and landings always so well prepared and fantastic welcome from locals. Very good talks for review and preparation of excursions. Great opportunity to learn about the various indigenous population of such great diversity as Papua, Solomon ...
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Sail Date: December 2017


Could easily have been so much better!

Review for L'Austral to South Pacific

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Val H

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

This was called an "expedition cruise". And yes, there were some interesting excursions. But most afternoons were scheduled for swimming and/or snorkelling off a small island with no alternative activities. Not everyone in the main cruising demographic needs so much water activity. We had been to some of the excursion sites before and found this time the visits were shorter, rather ...
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Sail Date: December 2016


Small ship, luxury option - very good but small niggles

Review for L'Austral to Australia & New Zealand

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shaskelly

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Embarked on Ponant’s L’Austral in Cairns for a 1 week NYE cruise, sailing to Sydney. This was not an ‘expedition’ cruise (as with many of the itineraries with Ponant) but rather a more standard cruise type. Over half of the 260 passengers were French speaking, but many had great English, and all announcements etc. were in English as well as French. There were 14 nationalities on board, and it was ...
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Sail Date: December 2014


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