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Ponant Middle East Cruise Reviews

Map of Itinerary and Wildlife Sightings
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Lunch by the pool on a cool day.
Asian Orchid blown into Dominica during a 1979 hurricane - still thriving in the wild today
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1-4 of 4 Ponant Middle East Cruise Reviews

Great possibilites but falls short of its potential

Review for Le Bougainville to Middle East

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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We just came back from 2 weeks sailing the Secret Islands of the Seychelles on Le Bougainville, a new ship of Ponant. We had never cruised with Ponant but thought the itinerary and their partnership with National Geographic for this trip was exciting. It was a new ship that had just set sail this year so we tried them out. It had great potential with Nat Geo naturalists and photographer to visit ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Very disappointing, not the normal Ponant standard

Review for Le Bougainville to Middle East

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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

It has been our 4th cruise with Ponant. We like the concept of "Expedition-cruises". This cruise through the Seychelles-islands was very different. We have spoken to other travellers and the general feedback was as follows: Ponant repeaters clearly stated that this was the worst cruise they have done. From "newcomers" we have heard "never again Ponant". Remembering the other excellent cruises with ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Fantastic Experience

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Middle East

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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Just finished a 16 day Durban to Mahe (Seychelle Islands). We were a bit worried about the ship due to some not so good reviews. But, all I can say is it was a fantastic experience! We are generally traveling on Crystal and always happy, but this line has some very unique itineraries so we thought we would give it a try. To begin, the service is OUTSTANDING. Our Butler Hassan, the restaurant ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

The nearest I'll get to sailing on my own private yacht!

Review for Le Laperouse to Middle East

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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We first saw Le Lapérouse from above, in port, next to a massive Costa ship - the contrast couldn't have been greater! If you like all the benefits of a small, well-run, brand new ship and enjoy French food and style, then this is definitely for you. Everything was impeccable - the warm welcome, the incredible ease of embarkation, the super-excellent service, the delicious and very imaginative ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

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