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Lovely Cruise, Needs some Improvements

Review for a South America Cruise on Le Bellot

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davidh68
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted to see Maya sites and wanted to try Ponant. We have sailed on Cunard, Celebrity, Oceania, Windstar, Seabourn, Holland America and Viking - 20+ cruises in all, 6 on Seabourn. I would say 80-90 percent of the passengers spoke French as their primary language. We enjoyed that. The officers are French, the staff Indonesian or Filipino. We were rather taken aback to see the captain ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Not what we expected

Review for a South America Cruise on Le Champlain

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shrkdive1
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We had such hopes for this trip. The ship & itinerary fit our needs on paper but in reality we were disappointed with the execution of this cruise. Not only did embarkation change from Puerto Morelos to Cozumel after booking our flights but the trip was advertised to include diving in Honduras. On boarded we learned Puerto Cortes was a dirty shipping port with no diving. The water was green ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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

Review for a South America Cruise on Le Champlain

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AussieBoyTX
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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 by name, or at least by cabin number and preferences midway through the cruise. Ponant has had difficulties with the local Mexican government and they have been unable to embark ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Traveled with children


Time for a review

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Le Soleal

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David Wilson
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

we chose this cruise because it was an Expedition Cruise in an area we had not yet been to and we had had good experiences with both Ponant in general and Expedition Cruises in particular. Unfortunately Ponant were not up to scratch with this one. Things started badly when we discovered that the cabin we had been allocated, ( the one for the physically disabled), was not the one we believed we ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Poor value for money

Review for a Arctic Cruise on Le Soleal

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lordor
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Ponant markets itself as a luxury expedition cruiseline but it does not meet expectations on either account. Most other cruiselines offer at least similar or better levels of comfort, food and service, apart from the limited open bar. Although the overall appearance of the ships is attractive some of the cabins are not particularly well-designed, having for example, only a narrow hanging space for ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Some Problems Encountered

Review for a Arctic Cruise on Le Soleal

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Ken Jeff
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

The cruise was to sail through the Northwest Passage, however there was too much ice so spent the majority of the time on the west coast of Greenland with some time in Canadian waters. The captain made the correct call about not proceeding through the Passage judging by the ice in Bellot Strait and the ice maps for Alaska, so no problem with this. The Canadian icebreaker service was very good, but ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


North West Passage - A Delusion: Amazing Scenery but Zero Points to Ponant

Review for a Arctic Cruise on Le Soleal

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Jackson46
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first cruise with Ponant - and might I add it will probably be the last - and we were very much looking forward to cruising the North West Passage especially as we had booked two years ago and have read a lot of media about Ponant, the Company and the special voyages offered. There is no doubt there has been a huge media campaign to encourage Australians to participate in the various ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


First and last Ponant cruise.

Review for a Arctic Cruise on Le Soleal

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DandJCruisers
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife & I chose Ponant on the recommendation of our travel agent as the preferred cruise line to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with a transit of the North West Passage. Unfortunately, Ponant failed dismally to deliver & in our opinion, were misleading & deceptive in their decision to proceed with the cruise in view of the forecast sea ice conditions. We believe that Ponant should ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Stay Away from Ponant Cruises!!!!

Review for a Arctic Cruise on Le Soleal

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baloghpj
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I am a USAF military retiree, 20 years active duty (in uniform) and 13 years as a contractor. In effect, 33 years of service to this country’s military. I am at present 67 years old, with a number of health issues including a left knee that collapses on me at times and very bad back problems. My wife is 4 years younger, basically in good health with the usual old age ailments. We’re both able ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Ponant Pathetic Arctic Cruise August 2018

Review for a Arctic Cruise on Le Soleal

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flames56
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Totally agree with Baloghpj. We also were on the Ponant Cruise that left from Kangerlussuaq to cruise the Northwest Passage on August 2018. He forgot to mention the debacle with the luggage on the flight from Paris from Copenhagen. We were all jammed into a Fokker 100 - after we boarded, the pilot realised that the plane could not hold all the luggage so it was put into three toilets and the few ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


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