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Gastronomy, Vineyards & Grands Crus

Review for a Baltic Sea Cruise on L'Austral

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cboyle
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

John and I were delighted to discover this one-off food- and wine-centric itinerary on the L’Austral. We enjoy the French ambiance, excellent food, and great wine onboard Ponant’s ships. This cruise promised more of the same by including a Michelin-starred guest chef, guest experts on wine and cheese, and special wine and gastronomic events. The Ponant Corporate Chef was also onboard this ...
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Sail Date: April 2023


Well below expectations

Review for a Baltic Sea Cruise on Le Champlain

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Laighin
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This was a Smithsonian Journey and on a previous cruise we met a lovely couple and we became good friends. They had booked this trip and asked if we would consider doing so and enjoy a holiday together. Sadly this trip did not compare in any way with our previous experience while cruising with Ponant. The only special part was meeting our friends. Our cabin left a lot to be desired, ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Not luxury at all!

Review for a Baltic Sea Cruise on Le Dumont d'Urville

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Cekcek
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Great WiFi and easy to get on and off the boat, great butter and cheese...other than that is was like being on a geriatric prison boat. Same food everyday Extremely minimal service Small Dark rooms with the toilet separate from the sink. No bars to sit at No comfortable seating Morose staff Not enough staff 2 hours to eat each meal and then nothing else... Very little to ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Superb overall experience on a modern and tastefully furnished ship

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Le Boreal

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FieldstonEagle
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I am writing this following a April 2019 transatlantic crossing from Miami to Lisbon ( an itinerary to be repeated in 2020 ). This is a wonderful all inclusive experience as PONANT includes fine wines (including French champagne), alcoholic beverages, tips and even WiFi with no additional charge to the cost of the cruise. Cabins feature toiletries from Hermes and offer all the comforts one would ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom


Excellent Trans-Atlantic

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Le Champlain

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PBfromDC
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

Le Champlain is a beautiful, small, expedition ship. We sailed on her from Cayenne to Lisbon-had a wonderful time! Only 43 guests on this voyage and 120 crew-the 11 day crossing felt like a party on your best friend's large yacht. Nationalities of the guests: 5 Americans; 5 Australians; 2 Canadians; 4 from the UK; 1 German; and the rest French. All were well-traveled and everyone mixed well. ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Wonderful from start to finish

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Le Champlain

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amespana
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This ship is beautiful. It’s like being on a private yacht, especially when it is nowhere near full. It’s so easy to get everywhere and the decor is very soft aqua with neutrals. Our cabin was lovely and beautifully kept by our steward Manshuri. It’s really nice to have coffee capsules and different teas available and the mini bar has spirits, soft drinks and water. We were greeted by the Captain ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Could we please stop time?

Review for a Baltic Sea Cruise on Le Laperouse

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deborah hoyle
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

In August, 2018, we first cruised along the coast of Croatia on Le Lyrial. It was fabulous-great weather, beautiful scenery with clear bright skies and turquoise waters. Our choice to do the Laperouse cruise was in part due to coordinating it with the end of the Croatian cruise on Le Lyrial. We had a wonderful week in between the two cruises in Portugal before embarking on Le Laperouse. The ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Good ship some bad excursions

Review for a Baltic Sea Cruise on Le Soleal

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Ed S
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose Tauck small ship cruises due to reputation. We had a good experience last year on two river cruises. We would not recommend small ship cruises with Tauck. I had written a 5 page letter describing both the good and the bad on two small ship back to back cruises and I received back a one page letter addressing one item. Most group dinners consisted of chicken. Very little choice of ...
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Sail Date: May 2018


Surprise visit to Bermuda!

Review for a Trans-Ocean Cruise on Le Boreal

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FrednCoral
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We chose this cruise as being the most interesting way to manage our return home to Perth, Australia from Fort de France - Martinique. Unknown to us when we booked, the ship was scheduled to visit Bermuda over 2 days, which extended our planned voyage by these 2 days (at no extra cost). The bonus of this leg was being introduced to the Groupama people at a sit-down meal on the arrival evening ...
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Sail Date: April 2017

Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom


Great Itinerary and Enrichment Lectures, Cramped Cabins, and Poor Food Service

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on L'Austral

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billmccl
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The itinerary of Morocco and Andalusia was our primary attraction. The itinerary and the tours were up to expectations. Excellent and recommended We expected a 6 star cruise line, although Ponant and their ships are fairly new in the cruise industry. We appreciated the modest number of passengers, and we look for the cruise lines that have smaller ships. We have been Seabourn fans for some ...
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Sail Date: March 2016


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