Ponant Le Bougainville Cruise Reviews

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HIGH LEVEL EXPERIENCE BUT BAD RECEPTION AND EXCURSIONS
"Despite these negative aspects, I must admit that overall, the cruise was an incredible experience, especially considering it's a ship with only 90 rooms.In fact, I've already booked the next two cruises with Ponant, as I believe they offer a very good quality-service relationship that surpasses the mentioned setbacks...."Read More

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HIGH LEVEL EXPERIENCE BUT BAD RECEPTION AND EXCURSIONS

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Le Bougainville

PEDRO_ESMAR
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

My experience on the Ponant La Boungaville cruise from Malta to Nice was, for the most part, a mix of positive emotions and some disappointments. Let me start by highlighting the best aspects of this journey: The standout of the cruise was undoubtedly the presence of Andrea, the cruise director. From the moment I stepped onto the ship, Andrea proved to be an exceptional host. Not only did he ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Lovely Ship - Disappointing Experience

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Le Bougainville

PsychDoc
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was approximately our 40th cruise, one of the most, if not THE most expensive (per day), and definitely the most disappointing. We went to meet friends who have cruised with Ponant before; this was our first time. The ship is lovely and clean. Our cabin, though small, was adequate with surprisingly good storage space. The bed was comfortable, and our cabin steward was unobtrusive and ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


Great French company to travel with

Review for a Indian Ocean Cruise on Le Bougainville

SeaSeachers
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

It was our second journey with Ponant, this time to Madagascar and vicinity. The ship is in great shape and feels very new. We used a regular balcony cabin and found it of a decent size and ample amount of storage space. The food and the service were fabulous. The shore tours were great. The team of naturalists was very good. Local guides were reasonably prepared. The lectures in preparation for ...
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Sail Date: March 2023


French arrogant flair - not really interested in guests.

Review for a Mediterranean Cruise on Le Bougainville

yalefudan
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

First impression was very good. New Ship perfect Style The good first: Food was excellent - Cabin very stylish - nice ... good concept at all Negativ: Cabin too small 19qm smal balkony .. but hey... other things count. Very disapointing: The crew very nice - but some of crew "with stripes" on the shoulder were very arrogant to the guests. Also the reception desk (the lady who ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Guest not really in the focus of the cruise - slightly arrogant officer don`like negative feedbacks.

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Le Bougainville

yalefudan
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Well the ship is quite nice - very small cabin. Food is really excellent - they have a very good chef on board - no complaining Crew in Service and house keeping doing a very well job ... but some of the officer has not the guest in the focus of the cruise ... arrogant answer if the guest has requests. Sometimes we did have the impression - the only what is disturbing on this curise ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Very disappointing, not the normal Ponant standard

Review for a Middle East Cruise on Le Bougainville

R1Ha
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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


Great possibilites but falls short of its potential

Review for a Middle East Cruise on Le Bougainville

Bashadon
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


Disappointing cruise - National Geographic involvement very low

Review for a Asia Cruise on Le Bougainville

utexplore
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We just completed a 2 week cruise on the Ponant ship Le Bouganville to the Seychelle Islands in the Indian Ocean. It was sold to us as a National Geographic Expedition cruise. A summary of my review is as follows: • The ship is clean, modern and has nice layout. • The standard sized cabin was smaller than many cruise lines, but adequate. We found plenty of storage space available for our ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Another Ponant cruise, fantastic as usual

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Le Bougainville

johnemv
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

A brand new ship, 150 other guests, many from France and Belgium as it was a a Opera Cruise. Us Australians were adopted by all and again we could not fault Ponant. The destinations visited, the tours, the food, the wines, the cruise companions, the crew..... you name it, all lends for a perfect cruise. We visited Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Jordon. Add that to our Antarctic cruise in late 2017. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


A beautiful new ship

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Le Bougainville

Sealegs19
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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, lovely verandah. The linen was good quality. The bathroom was ideal, great Hermes products that were replenished daily. An excellent shower. The cabin was cleaned well each day. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


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