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Arctic Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Arctic
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

10

Very Good

5

Average

5

Poor

7

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

30

Senior Cruises

18

Group and Theme Cruises

16

Family Cruises

14

Romantic Cruises

9

30 Arctic Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews


RobC1116 avatar

RobC1116

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Loved our Greenland and Canadian Arctic cruise!

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We are experienced travelers (we've done treks in Nepal, independent travel throughout Europe, guided small-group hikes and tours in South America and Africa, and some large and small-ship cruises, including an ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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lpennacchi

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

This was our first Silversea cruise and unfortunately it will also be our last. We recently took their 17 day cruise to Greenland, which turned out to be very disappointing. The scenery ws nice at first, but very ...
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Sail Date August 2019


PRL1314 avatar

PRL1314

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst travel experience ever

We chose the cruise to the Arctic because the ship was supposed to be small. I made a mistake and thought it was 128 passengers. It was 128 cabins. In the arctic and antarctic only 100 passengers can be on shore at ...
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Sail Date June 2019


sssxguy avatar

sssxguy

7 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Another great cruise but dreadful last day arrangements

Booked this cruise from Reykjavik to Greenland while onboard Silver Cloud’s first Antarctic cruise (reviewed December 2018). It was great to see familiar faces among the crew. In spite of its refurbishment, the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


plaeger606 avatar

plaeger606

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

ICELANDIC LOOP

Having never heard of Ponant, we chose this cruise because it did a circumnavigation of Iceland which is what we wanted. The ship was extremely clean, comfortable, and well laid-out. Embarkation from a small port ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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BRANDYTHINGS

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nothing short of amazing.......

We managed to book our cruise/expedition at a very good price due to a late booking, our previous cruise with Scenic Eclipse was cancelled at very short notice. Which was disappointing at the time, but Silverseas ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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cruiser-57

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

NEVER WITH PONANT!!!

Our long awaited and much anticipated Northwest Passage trip has ended and will long be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Inputing required information into Ponant’s website before the trip was ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Dolt avatar

Dolt

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Better than Imagined

My friend actually chose this Ponant cruise because of its interesting title: "In the Wake of the Vikings", and because of historical interest and curiosity about lands I had never before visited I decided it was a ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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bajadenny

13 Reviews Written

100 Helpful Votes

Silver Cloud Expedition Operations tarnish Silverseas service standards

Over many months prior to the cruise, my TA asked the same question of Silverseas central offices: “What are the charter flight departure and arrival times in and out of KEF?” Each time he asked, there was a ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Deb Vickers avatar

Deb Vickers

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Iceland and Greenland

We had a bucket list wish to travel to Greenland. We had been to Iceland previously and wanted to experience more of these two beautiful and remote islands. The Silver Cloud is a comfortable and sleek ship with ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Savebythesea

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

The ship is perfect and the Expedition is Holiday Inn

Fabulous ship. The ship was appointed well, luxurious, clean, well serviced. The crew and management were perfect. The cuisine was remarkable. The Captain was out of the movies elegant and efficient. The expedition ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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globetrotteur

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


Stac2 avatar

Stac2

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not an exciting expedition

We’ve sailed several times on SilverSea and have had mixed experiences. Our favorite expedition was Antarctica; our favorite ocean cruise was The Baltic’s where we spent 3 days in St. Petersburg. We ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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K.A.V. 65

1 Review Written

Le Boreal - Never again - Bad Service, Staff Disorganised, Disappointing Food

A disastrous holiday from start to finish. Charter flight from Orly Aiport was exhausting. One would expect a staff representing Ponant to be at a designated Meeting Place but we were told the flight would be ...
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Sail Date June 2017


AnnMaree V avatar

AnnMaree V

1 Review Written

If you want to pay Top $ for Top Rudeness Ponant is for you

We have friends who work in the Cruise travel industry. Ponant was portrayed as a luxury cruise small ship company with an expedition theme. We should have had some idea when we first booked that the cruise would ...
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Sail Date June 2017


mcdonaldg avatar

mcdonaldg

2 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We choose SilverSea to experience a luxury expedition. The staff and the Arctic lived up to reputation but the ship was a huge disappointment. See our review of the cabin. The quality of food was excellent ...
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Sail Date July 2017


joefox avatar

joefox

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Arctic Svalbard and Norwegian Coast

Every aspect of this expedition exceeded expectations (even though we had travelled with Linblad before). This was a photo expedition and we had full access to a photo instructor and a professional Nat Geo ...
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Sail Date May 2017


John5280 avatar

John5280

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent itinerary, horrible dining

Chosen specifically for the Iceland, Greenland and Northwest Artic passage to Alaska. Excellent itinerary with great shore excursions and expedition excursions. Many great features such as the ship design, 24/7 ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Andy Panda

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Expedition cruise at its best

We were taken with the promotional video of the animals to be found in Siberia, Russia and Kuril Islands and booked three back to back cruises. L'Austral was the perfect ship to perform all requirements having 10 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


jamesritchie avatar

jamesritchie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nome to Kanazawa

Fabulous trip to some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the world, teeming with wildlife and wonderful autumn colours.. Superbly organised shore trips with excellent and very helpful crew members. We were ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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BettyBetty

4 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

This was almost so good, but it misses on so many fronts.

This was almost so good. But yet it wasn't. And I doubt I would ever sail with Ponant again because of this experience. The itinerary was amazing - a 23 night cruise through the Arctic Circle, crossing from ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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KKLEVI

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best trip we have ever taken.

National Geographic to Norway and the Arctic..It was the nicest ship with the most amazing crew ever to sail the seas... The food was outstanding and varied every day..The bar, hot tub, bridge, bow and ...
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Sail Date July 2016


BettyBetty avatar

BettyBetty

4 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Disappointing in many ways

The expeditions on this cruise were amazing. The scenery, the wildlife and the excursions onshore in the remote arctic were the stuff of dreams and I would do it all again. But I would do it on a different ship ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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allcorners

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fabulous experience, amazing crew and staff

This was our first cruise and we were not interested in boarding a huge vessel with multiple restaurants, cinemas etc. We were interested in being able to disembark and actually experience the landscape rather than ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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giffenk

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Lots of Birds, Sun & Polar Bears if You are Lucky

Loved the ship & the cruise. We had previously done an Antarctic cruise on the same ship and the Arctic cruise held a few surprises for us. But it was all great. The land excursions in the Arctic are VERY short. ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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