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Ponant Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Map of Itinerary and Wildlife Sightings
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Asian Orchid blown into Dominica during a 1979 hurricane - still thriving in the wild today
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Double Thrill

Review for Le Dumont d'Urville to Caribbean - All

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Mademoiselle de La Mar
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Our 2022 Ponant cruise, along with our 2020 Ponant cruise - same ship- was the thrill of a lifetime because the smaller ships can get into ports the large ships can't visit. I also was thrilled to take two ecotours on this ship - one right before Covid lockdown in 2020, and then again, this winter in 2022. The ship captain was kind enough to ALWAYS translate for us, though we were the only two ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


Ponant - The Cruise Line From Hell

Review for Le Champlain to Caribbean - All

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Moat
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Ponant Cruise Line – The Cruise Line from Hell In October my wife and I boarded Ponant Le Champlain at Boston USA for a 2 week cruise to Mexico. My description “the cruise line from hell” relates to the “campylobacter” food poisoning I suffered. Food poisoning/upset stomachs is not necessarily unusual but in this case I became seriously ill. The food poisoning in my case can easily be ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Sailing Le Ponant

Review for Le Ponant to Cuba

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chrism23
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This is going to be the most difficult review of a ship I have written, I was on Le Ponant for 6 days as part of a Tauck sponsored People to People tour in Cuba which is one of the few ways Americans can visit Cuba. I searched in vein for in-depth comments on Le Ponant on Cruise Critic and there really isn't anything that proved helpful. So I decided to provide one. Le Ponant is primarily ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


Excellent Luxury Cruise on Le Ponant

Review for Le Ponant to Cuba

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Joe C.C.
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

We were incredibly impressed on the quality of our cruise aboard Le Ponant. The ship had been built as a luxury yacht vs. a cruise ship. The cabins had just recently been updated and service was fantastic. However, the best part of our cruise was by far the food! The food was a 5 course meal for almost every meal! There was a full time French pasty chef, which means it was extremely hard to come ...
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Sail Date: February 2018


Cuba with University Alum

Review for Le Ponant to Cuba

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Notreallyhere
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were participants in a university alum travel group. It was appealing to explore Cuba while having a floating hotel. We love cruising and this was our first time on Le Ponant. The staff was outstanding - each was friendly and knew our names in no time. We were disappointed in the food and with the bed in the cabin. The snack food during happy hour was the best food on the trip. ...
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Sail Date: January 2017


Cuba by day, France by night

Review for Le Ponant to Cuba

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EASTBROADOAKS
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We were based on the boat with three university alum travel groups visiting Cuba. It was a great advantage to return to one location after visiting 4 of the oldest cities on the island. We were always greeted warmly by the French crew and it was good to have a respite from rundown Cuba. We enjoyed the special food and buffet service on the outside deck for breakfast and lunch and dinner in the ...
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Sail Date: January 2017


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