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Ponant Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

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160 Ponant Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews


Richard 1963 avatar

Richard 1963

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

SIMPLY OUTSTANDING

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I travelled with Ponant to Antarctica in January 2020 with my Son, aboard Le Soleal on the 11 day “Emblematic Antarctica”, this being my first cruise with Ponant. From first contact with Ponant’s ...
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Sail Date April 2020


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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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Lainerz

1 Review Written

Le Ponant - Edinburgh to Copenhagen

"Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords" We opted for the pre and post cruise options. Arriving in Edinburgh, we grabbed a cab to the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Caledonia which formerly house the Caledonian Railways ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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the_travel_locks

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fabulous New Zealand Cruise on Ponant's Le Laperouse

Our recent cruise on Ponant's Le Laperouse around New Zealand went way beyond our expectations. We hadn't sailed with Ponant before, but are avid cruisers, having enjoyed several with Seabourn, Silversea, Regent and ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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traveler22020

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A&K: Antarctica and South Georgia: Disappointing on So Many Levels

The following are my opinions and observations: --LeLyria Chartered by A&K-- Overall, I thought the A&K tour was disorganized and communication was poor. I wasn’t impressed with the A&K staff in Buenos ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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AussieBoyTX

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Ship; Great Crew; Poor Corporate Communication; Meh Itinerary

Le Champlain is a lovely ship with only ninety-two cabins, 165 passengers and 115 crew members. We felt the on-board experience was excellent in almost every respect and were impressed that most crew members knew us ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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PRL1314

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst travel experience ever

We chose the cruise to the Arctic because the ship was supposed to be small. I made a mistake and thought it was 128 passengers. It was 128 cabins. In the arctic and antarctic only 100 passengers can be on shore at ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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plaeger606

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

ICELANDIC LOOP

Having never heard of Ponant, we chose this cruise because it did a circumnavigation of Iceland which is what we wanted. The ship was extremely clean, comfortable, and well laid-out. Embarkation from a small port ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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mfordski7

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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fkhafagi

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pampered and informative.

The crew were unfailingly friendly yet efficient. The organisation of embarkation, disembarkation and the multiple excursions was flawless, and supplemented by daily debriefing/briefing sessions which ensured ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Jamoulle

4 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Stressing cruise

Hello: We did not like : * The shore embarkation and disembarkation on the Zodiac : "wet shoes" * The primary school- like disciplin : prohibited to walk out of the flaged pathways, swimming prohibited, etc ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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amespana

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Wonderful from start to finish

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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SteamboatWillie118

11 Reviews Written

68 Helpful Votes

Brazil to Africa

First of all, on our many cruises we've never had such a warm and fuzzy crew, we felt like part of an extended family, and it was genuine. The crew actually bids to come back to the same ship because they like being ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Esther P.

6 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Easter Island to Papeete; Papeete to Honolulu

The South Pacific is a bucket-list destination and the back-to-back cruises on Le Soleal hit all the high spots. I generally like expedition-style cruises, but the itinerary captivated me: Cruise #1: Easter ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Markrossboulter

1 Review Written

All the sights inc a blue whale

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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kerrianno

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Solo cruise in Antarctica

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Tigerkelly44

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sub Antarctica just amazing

Words can’t do this cruise justice as is was far beyond anything that you expect The team are great and very knowledgeable. They are only too happy to share this with you. The wild life is amazing, ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Shoredock

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Attention to detail is sublime

From the moment we arrived at the Buenos Aries airport to board our charter flight to Ushuaia , the attention to detail with this cruise line was evident. From having boarding passes ready to go, to buses in you ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Tommy29

1 Review Written

Loved everything!

I enjoyed everything on this cruise. Everything went really well and smoothly, from embarkation to disembarkation, there were no problems, delays or issues with anything. We choose the pre-cruise package and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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kasr

5 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Chairman's Cruise - Great Barrier Reef (Food & Wine Theme)

(Apologies if this is a bit long, but I know i love to get all the details when I read a review!) Day 1 - Boarding As others have noted Ponant are very strict with their 1 hour boarding window, and even ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Glennjones

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great

Pretty well everything about this voyage was great. The only concern I had was the obvious lack of experience from some of the expedition crew in their lack of ability and skill in operating the RIB's ( zodiac ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Tasmanian Traveller

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

More on shore excursions than expected. Wonderful.

I chose this trip because it offered 3 stops on South Georgia Island weather dependant and I felt there was a chance of at least getting one stop. As it happened we had five on shore excursions, one Zodiac cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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healthlaw2

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Amazing Expedition Cruise on the Amazon

We chose this cruise because of our prior good experience on Ponant’s Le Lyrial, as well as the promise of an expedition cruise in the exotic Amazon on a new, small ship. We were not disappointed. Le Champlain ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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JEM2346

1 Review Written

Amazing Cruise French Polynesia, Easter Island and sea voyage to Valparasio

I have always wanted to visit Pitcairn and Easter Island, so this cruise became an excellent opportunity to visit these two isolated destinations. I arrived in Papeete five days before the cruise was due to begin. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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SUZ700

1 Review Written

Wonderful cruise experience

We had travelled on Ponant (L'Austral) previously and found that the size of ship, crew numbers, facilities suited the style of cruising which we look for. The destinations are different to other cruise lines with ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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