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Bush walk on one of the Islands.
The beautiful Southern Ocean.
Zodiac cruising!!
Macquarie Island (I think ... may have been Enderby) with Elephant Seals, birds and penguins in the foreground.
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Great for Solo Travelers

Review for Le Dumont d'Urville to Caribbean - All

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SA789
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Ponant is one of the few cruise lines that offers multiple cruises without a single supplement. For almost the same price as a Caribbean cruise on a premium cruise line (double for solos), I was able to book a mid-ship balcony cabin on an ultra-luxury Ponant cruise. Le Dumont d'Urville is a beautiful mega-yacht with a modern, minimalist design. Food, drinks, service, cabins, lectures and so forth ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Fabulous Cruise in the sub-Antarctic Islands

Review for Le Soleal to Antarctica

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Zeddog
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This is my second Ponant cruise and I found both cruises to be of a very high calibre in relation to food and experiences. Ponant is an 'all inclusive' line, with the sub-Antarctic cruise including all meals, drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) at all times, including a mini bar which is re-stocked daily to your specifications. The food is toward the Epicurean, but more standard fare was also ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Great Cruise to see all the Wildlife & magnificent Scenery

Review for Le Soleal to Antarctica

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woody666
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are destination driven cruises, so If a ship is going where we like to travel, we will book & travel on it. This last cruise, also happened to be over Xmas & I wanted a break from cooking for up to 16 people for lunch. We boarded the ship on 14 December in Dunedin New Zealand, as our tour was the Sub-Antarctic Cruise. The service from our Cabin attendants was fantastic, everything was ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Lovely Cruise, Needs some Improvements

Review for Le Bellot to South America

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davidh68
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted to see Maya sites and wanted to try Ponant. We have sailed on Cunard, Celebrity, Oceania, Windstar, Seabourn, Holland America and Viking - 20+ cruises in all, 6 on Seabourn. I would say 80-90 percent of the passengers spoke French as their primary language. We enjoyed that. The officers are French, the staff Indonesian or Filipino. We were rather taken aback to see the captain ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Antarctic Perfection Aboard Le Boreal

Review for Le Boreal to Antarctica

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JazzyTheTraveler
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

TRIP REPORT LE BOREAL 11/21-12/7 2022 As a preface, this is exceedingly long because it aims to answer the questions that I had when I was researching this once in a lifetime trip (for most of us) in addition to providing an actual trip report. I found answers to some, but not all, of my questions leading up to this trip, but it required months of me reading literally the internet. So, ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom


Lovely vessel, excellent food, attentive crew and engaging fellow passengers

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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bluewater sail
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I was fortunate enough to have reserved for this Ponant Cruise among seven Greek islands, departing and returning to Piraeus the last week of September 2023. I had a wonderful trip with no negative incidents or unhappy memories. The vessel is one of Ponant's sisterships (built 2010 - 2015). It is a very well appointed vessel, even luxurious. As it only carries a maximum of 264 guests (and ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Cruise Ship with a Bus Tour

Review for Le Champlain to Europe - British Isles & Western

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P2C
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of the destination of the Northern Scottish Islands. In addition, they in theory had a strong Covid protocol. The ship, the cabin, the crew, the food were all ok. Clear limitations because of the size of the ship. Less flexibility in dining, entertainment etc. but we expected that. What stunned us was that the ship was half booked wit a bus tour company called ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Bonjour Ponant

Review for Le Jacques Cartier to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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HerculesI
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First, let me say that I really enjoyed my 9 day cruise on Ponant’s Le Jacques Cartier. The trip started in Istanbul and ended in Venice. It’s a luxury cruise line and much to my liking, it caters to the small passenger market. I believe there were 164 or so passengers on the cruise. So it creates an environment that caters to meeting people and moving about at an easy pace. None of the facilities ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Just wow!

Review for Le Commandant Charcot to Arctic

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Traveler4k
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Incredible ship from top to bottom. I have done Silversea and Regent and this is ABSOLUTELY my favorite and the most comfortable ship I have ever been on. Entertainment mostly consisted of lectures and they had an absolutely fabulous crew of lecturers. In addition, there was a couple who did opera who were superb and the best violinist I have evere seen play. The food was, by far, the best I ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Perfect experience as Austrians on a french ship.

Review for Le Jacques Cartier to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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AustrianCruiser123
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

We chose our cruise on a relatively short notice (two weeks before) and were positiviely surprised. We liked the intimacy of the ship a lot (you get to know all the staff and especially the waiters started to remeber our preferred drinks quite soon). We were somewhat worried because we read in other critics about Ponant that they are more focused on French people, but we thought to give the ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


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