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Ponant Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

Eastern Mediterranean
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15 Ponant Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

Sealegs19 avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A beautiful new ship


Our second cruise with Ponant, this time on their new ship, Le Bougainville. Our cabin on deck 5 was ready as we embarked early in Istanbul.. we found the cabin to be comfortable, enough space for 2, a comfy bed, ...
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Sail Date November 2019

Peter Jo avatar

Peter Jo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Adriatic August 2018

We chose Ponant to sail the Adriatic because Le Lyrial is a small ship and like the other reviewer said the Captain was excellent and not aloof at all. Very hands on always helping us embark/disembark. His ...
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Sail Date July 2018

Amenophis avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Delightful Cruise from Venice along the Dalmatian Coast

Unlike other reviewers, I was very pleased with my time spent aboard the Le Lyrial. The entire crew was very personable and took care of my every need. I found it amazing how the cleaning staff mysteriously ...
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Sail Date August 2018

davidk@internode.on.net avatar


2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Delightful Cruise to Dalmatian Coast

There is much to praise and little to dislike about this ship. The crew are very proficient in all departments and go out of their way to provide a friendly helpful service. Generally speaking, they are also happy ...
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Sail Date May 2016

FNP1998 avatar


1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Read the fine print.

Did the 17 Day Gallipoli Dawn Service cruise with APT on Ponant's Le Soleal. Found that APT is good at producing glossy brochures but a little short on delivery. Kept advertising that it would land ticket holders to ...
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Sail Date April 2015

gbs1112 avatar


4 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

A Triumph of Italian Naval Architecture

Le Soleil is beautiful. It has everything going for it, except the food. Considering this is a French company we were expecting more, a lot more. The Chef de Cuisine, introduced to all at the welcome reception on ...
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Sail Date June 2014

jpver avatar


3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Istanbul to Istanbul with the ms Austral

We left Istanbul end of the day and the ship looked small compared to the Costa and the Xelebrity. The Austral is the second after Boral and before the new Solal. Human size Yachts of only 264 passengers, with only ...
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Sail Date July 2013

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petit renard

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Perhaps our expectations were too high?

The week got off to an inauspicious start. The instructions sent by Ponant for passengers arriving in their own car at the port of Venice turned out to be misleading and the cause of frustration and delay. Our ...
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Sail Date September 2012

harradexperience avatar


1 Review Written

L'Austral was absolutely perfect!

Maybe after the first 2 voyages the crew of L'Austral gelled, because the previous reviews were nothing like the experience we had. Took the cruise from Venice to the Dalmatian Coast and one day was more spectacular ...
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Sail Date July 2011

vandeVyver avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes


We were disappointed in our cruise from Venice along the Croatian coast This brand new ship was elegant and comfortable though not without its design faults. This ship would suit people who speak french. The ...
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Sail Date June 2011

Robbie44 avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointing cruise

We have just undertaken a cruise on L'Austral from Venice to Croatia and back to Venice. We were very excited to go on such a brand new ship. We stayed in a normal cabin while our friends booked the owner's suite. ...
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Sail Date June 2011

jmcglade avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Traveling in style without a tie!

The Le Boreal is the newest of the Le Ponant fleet. I have been on Le Ponant and Le Levant so was curious how this new vessel would stack up. General Impression: this is a very modern, clean ship with a very ...
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Sail Date September 2010

Tillylovesseabourn avatar


3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Le Boreal - Never Again!!!

We boarded the brand new mega yacht Le Boreal in May for her Monaco Grand Prix cruise, with high expectations for an ultra luxury cruise experience. I will initially explain that I have now cruised with quite a ...
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Sail Date May 2010

LWMcC avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very nice cruise of the Adriatic

We had been to Croatia on our own, driving a car, 30 years ago. It was fascinating to see how it had changed (and how it had not changed) since then. We had a delightful time, met some interesting people, ...
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Sail Date August 2018

johnemv avatar


3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Another Ponant cruise, fantastic as usual

A brand new ship, 150 other guests, many from France and Belgium as it was a a Opera Cruise. Us Australians were adopted by all and again we could not fault Ponant. The destinations visited, the tours, the food, the ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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