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21 Ponant Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Train lover

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Bucket list adventure in Antarctia


Since we did an Arctic cruise in 2017 wanted to also do Antarctica. We were lucky enough to be offered a deal of 2 for 1 so grabbed it and consider ourselves very lucky., It was actually a sailing with ...
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Sail Date February 2020

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2 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

First Expedition Cruise

Hubby & I chose the cruise because we wanted a short cruise that included a Panama Canal crossing. This cruise was an expedition cruise focusing on national parks in Costa Rica & Panama. Started in Puerto Caldera, ...
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Sail Date January 2020

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1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing family cruise onboard the Le Lyrial

This might be a lengthy review, but I feel it needs to be because when booking with Ponant, I found little to no reviews on this company, especially for people who were bringing children. We traveled with our ...
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Sail Date July 2019

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The Village Idiot

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote


We went to the Kimberleys, having embarked in Broome. We spent a few days in Broome and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The Cabin was well appointed but somewhat small, however not really a problem The ...
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Sail Date August 2018

Bauer68 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship; poor naturalist guiding

My wife and I recently went on the Le Soliel expedition cruise entitled The Saga of Erick the Red from July 17—29. The trip started in Iceland and spent most of the time combing the Greenland coast up to ...
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Sail Date July 2018

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Joe C.C.

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent Luxury Cruise on Le Ponant

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, ...
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Sail Date February 2018

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Subantarctic island

These islands are possibly the least visited and unspoilt islands in the world with unique flora and fauna. They cruise visits these island positioned halfway between Australia and New Zealand and Antarctica. In the ...
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Sail Date January 2018

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Cindy's mum

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Kimberley in the wet season! Wow, just wow!

We chose this cruise for its luxurious small ship experience. The ship was all the better for the French influence on the food and wine which were superb. The ship was fabulous with wonderful caring staff from ...
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Sail Date March 2018

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Outstanding sub-antarctic island experience

The highlight was the Zodiac cruises to places very rarely visited. More people climb Everest each year than visit the islands we saw. We were privileged to get close to literally thousands of birds and seals (many ...
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Sail Date January 2018

johnilly avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Special anniversary cruise

This cruise was chosen as a celebratory event for a 50th wedding anniversary and was chosen because it had an art theme. It also had an interesting itinery and the cruise dates fitted in with the dates to visit ...
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Sail Date June 2017

Mart211 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes


The small ship experience was the most important factor in my choice but the so called luxury experience left a lot to be desired. Service was varied and inconsistent, the food was not of the suggested standard and ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes


This was a College Charter run by Gohagen & Co. booked through UCLA Alumni. Our ratings: UCLA Alumni Travel: 5/5 Gohagen & Co.: 5/5 Ponant: 5/5 Le Soleal: 5/5 Antarctica: 10/5 The booking ...
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Sail Date February 2017

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Neil Flett

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes


It's not until you stand in front of a elephant seal or surrounded by penguins that you realise how extraordinary is the experience on this ship. Then you return to the ship to superb luxury, warmth and friendly ...
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Sail Date February 2017

Double0 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Close to luxury

Above all DON'T DRINK the WINE! On day one I tried the ship's wine, it was awful (to be kind.) On the second day I ordered a bottle of French Bordeaux Margaux for 125 Euros thinking I've never had a bad ...
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Sail Date January 2017

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent, Educational Journey

Love the Expedition Cruises! The locations visited are amazing and without hords of tourist. The Expedition Crew are so knowledgeable on the locations; People, flora, fauna and wildlife found there. We love the ...
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Sail Date July 2016

reussfish avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good Experience

i worked 40 y ago as a motorman on a ship. so for me this trip was a good review of the feeling on sea. this region "kamtschatka" was a dream a long time ago and that was the oportunity. Excellent ship ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Magnificent, educational, enjoyable, energising...

Cruise report – Le Lyrial 2nd to 16th August 2016 Greek islands by John Lombard Commandant Rémi Genevaz is an old hand who practically built Le Lyrial as he was involved in the planning right from the ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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1 Review Written

Best Eclipse Cruise Yet!

This cruise was planned by an affinity group (MIT alumni). I signed up because they always plan great trips with stimulating fellow travelers and my wife and I are mildly addicted eclipse chasers. Also, ...
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Sail Date March 2016

DavidCS avatar


1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Not up to the standards of better cruise lines

Chosen because of itinerary - shore excursions featured in promotional materials. Ponant completed mismanaged all shore activities from arrival at airport through nearly all shore excursions. Ponant rep could not ...
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Sail Date October 2016

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1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Great Mediterranean Cruise on Le Lyrial

The cruise was booked by a travel agent for a group of about 125. The travel agent handled all excursions and several cultural and historical presentations during the cruise so I can't comment on how the ship would ...
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Sail Date April 2016

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1 Review Written

34 Helpful Votes

The Worst Ever, With Specifics

After enjoying some 20 cruises on Oceania, Cunard, Norwegian, Crystal, Holland-America, and Silver Sea, we think we have a pretty good grasp of the industry and what a paying passenger should expect. Le Soloeal, ...
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Sail Date November 2015

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