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Lovely ship but some disappointments.

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Le Lyrial (Ponant)

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Golfgirl canada
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We enjoy smaller ships and this was the smallest we have cruised on other than riverboats. The ship is well appointed and very easy to get around. It is a lovely ship! The staff were all very friendly, efficient and willing to help you in any way they could. They work very hard and always have a smile on their face! Entertainment was impressive for a small ship and we thoroughly enjoyed the ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


90.0 North Once in a lifetime

Review for a Arctic Cruise on Le Commandant Charcot

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2SailingNomads
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The only ship of this capability and what an opportunity so we had to take advantage of it. The following describes the actual experience we had. Flight from Paris We were offered the opportunity to pay to upgrade to business class and accepted it, the flight was supposed to leave at 10 a.m. but we did not leave the terminal, on a bus, to the plane until after 10:05. We had to carry ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


HIGH LEVEL EXPERIENCE BUT BAD RECEPTION AND EXCURSIONS

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Le Bougainville

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PEDRO_ESMAR
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

My experience on the Ponant La Boungaville cruise from Malta to Nice was, for the most part, a mix of positive emotions and some disappointments. Let me start by highlighting the best aspects of this journey: The standout of the cruise was undoubtedly the presence of Andrea, the cruise director. From the moment I stepped onto the ship, Andrea proved to be an exceptional host. Not only did he ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Overall a good experience although the company do not respond to criticism/complaints

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Le Lyrial (Ponant)

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docQ1
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

The ship, food and staff were fantastic, and there were a couple of extraordinary meals. These were cooked by Rashid from La Mamounia in Marrakesh. However, the overall experience was marred by the wi-fi, which was appallingly bad. It was slow and didn't really function well. It also only allows one device to be connected at a time. In this day and age, good internet access is critical and ...
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Response from SaraM, Ponant Cruise Specialist

We’re so happy to hear about how much you loved the ship, food, and staff on board! Our entire team works hard to please all dietary restrictions and interests, and we’re delighted your trip...

Sail Date: July 2023


Great ship bad food

Review for a Mediterranean Cruise on Le Lyrial (Ponant)

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LJK47
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were on with a group from a wine club and had cruised many times in the past but never on Ponant. The ship and cabins were superior to most. The cabins were well appointed with the most storage space of any similar cabin on any ship. Overall the service was great but it was definitely some skew toward the half of the passengers that were French speaking and away from the English speaking. We ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


Magnificent Ship, Wonderful Excursions, Excellent Food and Drink

Review for a Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise on Le Dumont d'Urville

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JC Norton
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was a make-up cruise following COVID cancellations. The itinerary looked interesting, included many places I'd never been, and I liked the starting and ending points. Also, there was no single supplement, something that Ponant offers a lot and I really appreciate that. As to how it went, I love Ponant for so many reasons, it's hard to narrow it down. I'll start with the ship, beautiful, ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


Interesting itinerary

Review for a Baltic Sea Cruise on L'Austral

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Texas travellers
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the interesting itinerary. We actually did a back to back, staying onboard for the next cruise around Svalbard in the Arctic. Friendly, helpful staff and a beautiful ship, but there were issues. Our bed was two cots with a mattress topper that was different heights. Not the normal bed for a 5th floor room. We could not put our luggage underneath. We always are able to do ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


Lovely Ship - Disappointing Experience

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Le Bougainville

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PsychDoc
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was approximately our 40th cruise, one of the most, if not THE most expensive (per day), and definitely the most disappointing. We went to meet friends who have cruised with Ponant before; this was our first time. The ship is lovely and clean. Our cabin, though small, was adequate with surprisingly good storage space. The bed was comfortable, and our cabin steward was unobtrusive and ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


Large ship cruising on a smaller scale

Review for a Baltic Sea Cruise on Le Bellot

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Tigerdbw1
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We enjoy small ship cruising and desired to try a ship/cruise line new to us and we’re taken with starting on the Thames. The ship is new. The physical plant is excellent. The excursions are average to excellent depending on the sites and guides. We had two average and one excellent guide on at three excellent sites. The food is average. The service is impersonal. Waitstaff’s English is spotty at ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


Wonderful nightly world-class classical music Dublin to Glasgow; other aspects not ideal, especially communication

Review for a Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise on L'Austral

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Catlover54
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

DH and I are veterans of many "luxury" and a few non-luxury cruises, with no particular favorite line. We like to mix and match depending on itinerary, timing, and other factors. We wanted to combine a pre-cruise land trip to Ireland with a classical music cruise, and then a land trip in Scotland, where we would disembark. We booked this one-week port-intensive "Music in Celtic Lands" cruise ...
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Sail Date: April 2023


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