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Ponant South America Cruise Reviews

Map of Itinerary and Wildlife Sightings
Zodiac expedition
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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the penguins on South Georgia

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to South America

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jlombard2579
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose in 2019 because it included the Falklands, South Georgia and Tristan da Cunha, then South Africa and up to the Seychelles. A brilliant cruise for the history but particularly for the animal and bird life. it included three back-to-back cruises that covered half the world. the best parts were undoubtedly in the South Atlantic, South Georgia and the remote Tristan da Cunha. we were ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Great expedition cruise

Review for Le Boreal to South America

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Cruising with style
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

On March 6, 2022 we boarded the Le Boreal, from Ponant in Ushuaia. We had wanted to go the Antartica, but decided to change to the Chilean Fjords itinerary, which we didn't regret! This was our first experience with Ponant and will not be the last! From the moment we were greeted at the hotel in Buenos Aires, we knew we would be having a wonderful experience. Registering was easy and quick ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom


Not what we expected

Review for Le Champlain to South America

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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


Not ready for prime time

Review for Le Dumont d'Urville to South America

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Theezer
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I was totally excited to be going on this trip with Ponant to Costa Rica. Afterall great destination, French wine and french food... what is there not to like. Well was I sorely disappointed. The wine was mediocre and limited variety. At dinner many nights there was only one red or one white. The food was good not great(except for the special nights) and some of the meals were downright poor. I ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


The best overall cruise experience out of our 30 plus cruises!

Review for Le Dumont d'Urville to South America

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weezer7612
10+ Cruises

Everyone has different likes and dislikes. I’m going to summarize what we look for in a cruise vacation which we felt Ponant came closest to an overall exceptional experience and why. My sister n husband ( late 50s very active non drinkers) and my husband (70) and myself(62) - both drinkers and not super active wanted a Xmas holiday experience together. We didn’t want to travel too far from USA ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


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

Review for Le Champlain to South America

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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


Amazing Expedition Cruise on the Amazon

Review for Le Champlain to South America

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healthlaw2
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 is a beautiful boat, elegantly finished in light woods and simple decor. There is no bling, a huge positive for us. There is ample seating inside and out, and even below water in the ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


Luxury adventure along the coast of Chile

Review for Le Boreal to South America

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Lockyer
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Chilean Fjords were on my wish list for several years. I chose Ponant because it seemed that the cruise would fulfil my wishes and because there was a special price offer due to a jubilee year and no single supplement. As a lone traveller this is important. I liked the fact that everything onboard was included in the price. Service was excellent and the staff discreet and friendly. The expedition ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Great

Review for Le Boreal to South America

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Glennjones
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 ). In saying that I was just a bit careful who I travelled with. But all of their lectures were great. And they were quite passionate in what they did in regards to the preservation ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom


Incredible Cruise Experience.

Review for Le Boreal to South America

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crmckenzie
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose Ponant for this trip because we were looking for a more intimate cruise experience. We have been on large cruise ships (3000+ passengers) and felt it was time for a more refined trip. One of the best things about being on a smaller ship is that the embarkation and disemarkation process. All of the crew members were courteous and professional. Also, there was rarely ever a line. Once ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


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