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Ponant Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

Ponant
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Mediterranean
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46 Ponant Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


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vistaman

5 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Pleasant but not luxurious

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I simply booked the cruise to Croatia because it was one of the only possible options to go on a cruise and there was no single supplement. Being Belgian the French language was not a problem at all . In view of the ...
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Sail Date September 2020


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Sealegs19

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A beautiful new ship

Our second cruise with Ponant, this time on their new ship, Le Bougainville. Our cabin on deck 5 was ready as we embarked early in Istanbul.. we found the cabin to be comfortable, enough space for 2, a comfy bed, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Maturity

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise with superb French food

We liked the idea of French food and smaller portions and not American food which we get on Seabourn. We also wanted to visit Croatia in a small ship. We loved the ship and the open bridge policy. We found the ...
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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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lizjamieson

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Luxurious and refined

This cruise was chosen as it is a smaller ship with only 220 guests. We never felt crowded and the choice of services meant everyone was spread out. A lovely group of people cruising and the whole experience was ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Somewhere on the Sea

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise with friends

We booked Ponant without ever having sailed with this cruise line. Overall, I would rate as very good for the value. The accommodations were comfortable, Hermes products, comfy beds and linen. Small but ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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SweeeetRose

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Absolute Luxury

This was our first cruise with Ponant and we were not disappointed. It was 5 star all the way. The food was magnificent and delicious for every meal. Our cabin with veranda was completely adequate for our needs ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Peter Jo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Adriatic August 2018

We chose Ponant to sail the Adriatic because Le Lyrial is a small ship and like the other reviewer said the Captain was excellent and not aloof at all. Very hands on always helping us embark/disembark. His ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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aussie dollar

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruising delight to Greek islands and on to Venice.

Having cruised before on larger ships we liked the concept of small ship cruising. Everything about the ship was exceptional. The staff were helpful and friendly and the dining room Cuisine was to die for. The ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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elaynea

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very good experience

The itinerary was exactly what we wanted. We did a back to back cruise. First week was the Greek Islands and the 2nd week was Croatia. We did a lot of research on these areas and these cruises fit the bill. The ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Mikeanne

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mostly superb.

We chose this cruise because the destination was attractive and we had enjoyed a similar cruise along the Croatian coast on Le Lyrial in 2017. Also Le Lyrial is a lovely ship with spacious lounge and restaurant ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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BruiserL

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great service from the crew

Our first consideration was to visit places we had chosen in the Adriatic. Not all of our needs could be met wiht any of the cruise options we explored and narrowed it down to a number of cruise providers that best ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Shipahoy2018

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

First time cruise

We chose this ship as it was small and seemed an ideal way to visit Croatia. Previous reviews were worrying with comments about smoking on board but this was not a huge problem. The French do smoke out on the decks ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Amenophis

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Delightful Cruise from Venice along the Dalmatian Coast

Unlike other reviewers, I was very pleased with my time spent aboard the Le Lyrial. The entire crew was very personable and took care of my every need. I found it amazing how the cleaning staff mysteriously ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Selectaccom

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The Good and The Bad

The Good. The wait staff, front reception or any staff you met on deck exceptional! Rooms are very nice and clean and housekeeping excellent. I have travelled on a few River Cruises expecting a closet on a Small ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Spikethedog

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

We chose this cruise as we do not like big cruise ships. We have cruised on Sea Dreaming before (American based) and was hoping for something similar from Ponant. What a let down. It started off great when we ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Grandpaw60

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Fantastic if you are very rich.

Sailed aboard the Lyrical The ship epitomizes its French origins - go for show, worry about substance another time. The boat is modern, sleek, and almost well designed. The cabins are nice. The food itself is ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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klinkbc2

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Greek Isles Cruise

Our travel agent recommended Ponant and we were very satisfied with everything on the ship . The cabins were very nicely decorated and had a lot of space ( deck # 6 ) . The food and service were excellent . There ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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nixie 1944

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

APT Aegean & Adriatic Seas with Venice & Istanbul City Stays

This APT tour from June 14-30 on the new Le Lyrial French ship with city stays in Venice & Istanbul was a disaster from beginning to end. At $2000/day for my wife and me, the trip was plagued by one issue after ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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freid

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice to Nice, Great Corsican Loop

A wonderful experience in every aspect. Le Ponant is a beautiful yacht with thirty-two cabins and ideal for the itinerary with so much stunning scenery. Comfortable cabins, with good bathroom and shower, ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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johnilly

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


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knause

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A wonderful luxury cruise to gorgeous ports of call

This back to back cruise was my fourth with Ponant and as on previous cruises, I enjoyed myself immensely. The wonderful ship, the staff, who did everything to ensure a leisurely, safe and carefree cruise......it ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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peterjohnwormald

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Somewhat Disappointing

Our cruise on the Le Lyrial was quite enjoyable with great food and wine. The Asian crew made sure you had everything that you wanted without a fuss to make sure that you enjoyed your time on board. Saying ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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MIGRO46

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Amazing experience,

We found the Trip a great experience, the crew friendly professional and helpful at any time .The food and beverages of high quality and selection. The selection of stops for swimming excellent. The stop for ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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MYOB9A

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

A Pleasant Cruise

A very enjoyable cruise on a well presented and managed ship. My wife has been reluctant to cruise and this was her first. At the end of the cruise she was speaking about the next. What made this very enjoyable ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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