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19 Ponant Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Lainerz avatar


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

sayerbob avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Anniversary Cruise

This cruise visited Wallis and Futuna which I could not get with another cruise line. Since this was also a 30 anniversary cruise lots of specials were in store, such as reception in Wallis; native entertainment on ...
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Sail Date September 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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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful cruise to Greenland

We booked this cruise because we have always wanted to see icebergs and the Disko bay. My husband only speaks french and we wanted to enjoy beautiful scenery, interesting conferences, and an all inclusive drink and ...
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Sail Date August 2018

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous Antarctica

Always wanted to go to Antarctica and to see Cape Horn. The charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia gave us the chance to spend time in the vibrant capital of Argentina as a bonus. Le Boreal was a fantastic ...
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Sail Date December 2017

Grandpaw60 avatar


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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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Perfectly relaxing ocean cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2017

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

See the Antarctica

Seeing the antarctica was definitely a bucket list item for us , I have wanted to do this cruise for the last 5 years , and was surprised when friends told us they were planning to do this cruise with Ponant in 8 ...
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Sail Date November 2016

reussfish avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good Experience

i worked 40 y ago as a motorman on a ship. so for me this trip was a good review of the feeling on sea. this region "kamtschatka" was a dream a long time ago and that was the oportunity. Excellent ship ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Dream vacation that exceeded our expectations!

This Ponant cruise greatly exceeded our expectations! We're first time cruisers and read many reviews before choosing this cruise line. We were looking for a smaller ship that would provide a more personal ...
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Sail Date July 2016

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1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

Amateurish and Expensive

This was the second cruise on Le Soleal. I would NOT have returned if the second was not already paid for. My experiences.... The management and upper staff onboard were unable /unwilling to address issues such ...
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Sail Date March 2016

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2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Delightful Cruise to Dalmatian Coast

There is much to praise and little to dislike about this ship. The crew are very proficient in all departments and go out of their way to provide a friendly helpful service. Generally speaking, they are also happy ...
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Sail Date May 2016

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1 Review Written

34 Helpful Votes

The Worst Ever, With Specifics

After enjoying some 20 cruises on Oceania, Cunard, Norwegian, Crystal, Holland-America, and Silver Sea, we think we have a pretty good grasp of the industry and what a paying passenger should expect. Le Soloeal, ...
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Sail Date November 2015

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3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes


The voyage started in Sydney and called the various islands and anchorages a ship of only this size is capable of , with the Zodiacs on board ferrying passengers across to remote places in the region if tender ...
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Sail Date February 2016

Sandbar45 avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Most uninspired cruise line we have ever used.

We paid a premium price for this cruise to see what a more luxurious ship was like. We expected much more than we actually got. Ship only 2 years old, so quite modern and trendier than other cruise lines. Cabin same ...
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Sail Date June 2015

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1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

France at war with US?

What a greeting we got the window to board was one hour we had come from Tokyo by bullet then a Taxi that did not know were the port was then we got out of the Taxi two crew took our bags and lead us to the gangway ...
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Sail Date May 2015

jpver avatar


3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Istanbul to Istanbul with the ms Austral

We left Istanbul end of the day and the ship looked small compared to the Costa and the Xelebrity. The Austral is the second after Boral and before the new Solal. Human size Yachts of only 264 passengers, with only ...
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Sail Date July 2013

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

L'Austral....a first class experience on a small ship

I have to confess that I am not easy to please so when I read some of the previous reviews of the L'Austral to the Dalmatian Coast, I was nervous. I have been across the Atlantic many times, including the SS France, ...
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Sail Date September 2011

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2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Depends what you want...

The biggest decision to make in regard to going to Antarctica on an 'expedition' ship is how much time you wish to spend 'off the boat', and what style you want to experience while on-board. Le Boreal is still ...
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Sail Date December 2010

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