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South America Le Soleal South America Cruise Reviews

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74 reviews
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5 reviews
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1-10 of 5 South America Le Soleal South America Cruise Reviews

Small ship; excellent food

Review for Le Soleal to South America

kenrick avatar


2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

I had wanted to visit Chile and the Chilean Fjords since visiting Puerto Montt in 1973. The Fjords can only be visited by ship and it is the easiest way to visit Puerto Natales and the outstanding Torres del Paine national park. Cruising with Ponant is very flexible. If you want to explore ports of call on your own, you don't have to pay for the shore excursions. Since we had visited Osorno ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Perfectly relaxing ocean cruise

Review for Le Soleal to South America

SandyRoth avatar


10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise as a total getaway from caregiving and because we really needed a break. We wanted a small ship with no casino, no children, no loud cruise director, and a small number of passengers. We flew to Boston from Tampa and boarded with 35 other passengers - the ship holds about 200 total. As this was a repositioning cruise, the cost was very affordable and we were prepared for 8 ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Absolutely fabulous! The food was great, staff lovely and professional

Review for Le Soleal to South America

Yvonne Clay avatar

Yvonne Clay

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We like to sail on the smaller ships and had been sailing with Seabourn for 15 years (max. 208 passengers) when they had the 3 small ships. Sailed a couple of times on the larger, newer ships (max. 450 passengers) and did not like it. My husband found Ponant on line and thought the line looked very interesting. Having got the brochure and saw the type of cruises we like (particularly the ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Only 2 ports

Review for Le Soleal to South America

ships33 avatar


6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I had never been to Uruguay. This cruise connected with the Amazon cruise which we very much wanted to go on. I enjoyed Montevideo, but would have liked more time to explore. Very rough weather with very few ports. We were supposed to have 2 full days in Rio, but were very late getting in. We had to really cram in the 2 tours and sightseeing. Very disappointing with very little communication ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Fantastic Expedition Cruise

Review for Le Soleal to South America

Portrait24 avatar


First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Traveled with excellent Tauck group from Buenos Aires on charter flight to Ushuaia. Boarded Le Soleal in the afternoon. Welcomed by captain and officers. Immediately impressed by cleanliness, subtle design and classiness of this new and beautiful small ship. Enjoyed smooth Drake passage and great Antarctica weather. 12 zodiac landings led by outstanding team of naturalists. Impressed by safety and ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

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