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Ponant L'Austral Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to Antarctica

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Beyond Wondrous in the age of Covid 19
"We planned the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica on Ponant, impressed with reviews, the small size of the ship and everything French about it. We had no idea that the trip would be memorable in more ways than one. We..."Read More
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JulieDCanter

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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Beyond Wondrous in the age of Covid 19

Review for L'Austral to Antarctica

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JulieDCanter

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We planned the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica on Ponant, impressed with reviews, the small size of the ship and everything French about it. We had no idea that the trip would be memorable in more ways than one. We had an amazing 15 days at sea, with highlights including stops along the Peninsula and South Georgia Island with surprise stops at the international research station (because a ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


AMAZING ANTARCTICA

Review for L'Austral to Antarctica

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SuzeG

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

My background being Hospitality, Housekeeping, PR and Compliance I felt the crew, Officers and the Captain acted in a very respectful and lovely manner along with creating a great atmosphere. • The ship was a small luxurious one and I took into observation myself on what was available and what was limited especially regarding the trip to Antarctica. • The restaurant staff were very ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


Solo cruise in Antarctica

Review for L'Austral to Antarctica

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kerrianno

2-5 Cruises

I chose Ponant based on the dates available, as well as a lower single supplement than I saw on other cruises that I researched. Ponant alsoninvluded the flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia which was a bonus. I spent a night in Buenos Aires after my flight from JFK, and met the Ponant team at the airport the next morning. The representatives were easy to find and I was quickly waiting in line to ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


All the sights inc a blue whale

Review for L'Austral to Antarctica

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Markrossboulter

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

The cruise was amazing. These ships are superb and so smoothly do what they are designed for. Inc getting every out into the zodiacs often. The sights in Antarctica are stunning and the wildlife. Well humpbacks penguins galore and special sights like minkes up close in a zodiac. 6am rise for a pod of orcas and to top it off a blue whale in the weddell sea. The guides and the zodiac drivers did a ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


The most breathtaking incrediable experiance.

Review for L'Austral to Antarctica

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connollyk

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

I have always wanted to go to Antartica, and Ponant ad for this Antartica cruise was in our Travel Paper. Price was really good. The flight from BA to ushaia was quite dreadful, coupleas were not seated together and far to much luggage allowed in cabin. The embarkation was seamless and very welcoming . The ship itself was pristine, hygiene incrediable, service form all staff inpeckiable, the ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


Antarctic expedition

Review for L'Austral to Antarctica

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Akasapo

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of the small ship size (220 passeners), the fact that it was spending 6 full days at the white continent and that it would be sending us ashore on zodiac rafts. We were very impressed with the friendliness and service by the staff at every level from dining to the excursions. We were very excited about seeing the majesty of Antarctica and the ship's captain and crew ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


Antartica and the Austral Loop on Ponant L'Austral

Review for L'Austral to Antarctica

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Cruising Kangaroo

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose Ponant for our Antactic cruise because of their high reputation for expedition cruises and general high quality reputation for food, service etc. our cruise was excellent in almost every way. The quality of the food, wine and service on board was always of the highest quality. Our balcony cabin was comfortable, although the bathroom is small because the toilet is in a separate ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


Outstanding sub-antarctic island experience

Review for L'Austral to Antarctica

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nholford

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 classified as rare and endangered). What a joy to find seals and penguins who were as interested in checking out the red penguins (humans in their Ponant supplied red parkas) as we were ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


Awe-inspiring Antarctica on l'Austral

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Dutch Diver

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

A cruise to Antarctica is pricey, expensive even, but it is absolutely worth it! We saw amazing wildlife and beautiful scenery. It felt as if we were in a nature documentary for two weeks. Having previously cruised on 2500+ passenger cruise ships, the atmosphere and the level of service on this 200 passenger mega-yacht was very different. No lines, for instance. Also, crew was very ...
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Sail Date: February 2013


Amazing Antarctica in Style

Review for L'Austral to Antarctica

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gottago2mexico

2-5 Cruises

We took L'Austral to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands from Ushuaia, Argentina. This is an expedition cruise on a boat with less than 200 passengers, so a different experience from your usual cruise. The boat is armed with a fleet of 8 zodiacs, staffed with several naturalists, all the things you'd get on a more rugged cruise, except you got plush accommodations and good food. ...
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Sail Date: January 2012


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