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Ponant Le Laperouse Cruise Reviews

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The bar with its mirror ceiling on Le Laperouse
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Very good exploration trip!
"It is my second attempt to explore and visit the New Zealand subantarctic islands. 2 years ago, I was on the Spirit of Enderby which I am going to call "SoE". That trip was booked by a travel agent which I trusted...."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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Great Expedition Team, excellent crew, challenging adventure

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R1Ha
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

After a very disappointing cruise with Ponant to the Seychelles (See my comments Le Bougainville) we had been thoroughly enjoying this cruise to the sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia. It’s definitely one of the windiest and choppiest corners of our globe and weather related changes of the itinerary are more than common. The captain and the crew had been outstanding in every ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Very good exploration trip!

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dehaank
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

It is my second attempt to explore and visit the New Zealand subantarctic islands. 2 years ago, I was on the Spirit of Enderby which I am going to call "SoE". That trip was booked by a travel agent which I trusted. The result however was something I never do again. I can't handle SoE. Sharing a small room, small shower, toilet that isn't allowed to flush toilet paper etc etc.. well, you get the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Disappointed with Ponant

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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SeasideLady
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Based on the price, we thought Ponant would be a really nice cruise, but we were disappointed in comparison to other top-notch cruise lines we've enjoyed. Many incidents were individually small things that would have been easily overlooked IF the overall cruise or friendliness of the staff would have exceeded (or even MET) our expectations. As our cruise progressed though, the tiny annoyances ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Fabulous New Zealand Cruise on Ponant's Le Laperouse

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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the_travel_locks
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Our recent cruise on Ponant's Le Laperouse around New Zealand went way beyond our expectations. We hadn't sailed with Ponant before, but are avid cruisers, having enjoyed several with Seabourn, Silversea, Regent and Viking, all of which have been wonderful, but we would have to say that our experience on Le Laperouse has most definitely been the best to date. The ship is stylish, comfortable, ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Not an Expedition cruise - A disappointment

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Bamboo99
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Rarely have I been so disappointed by a cruise. I booked, what was promised to be an "Expedition" cruise through the Indonesian archipelago, from Singapore to Darwin. The supposed highlight of this cruise (and the main reason why I booked it) was the exclusive visit to an Orang-utan rehabilitation project in the Tanjung Puting National Park on Borneo. Whilst for most other passengers on ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


What a ripoff!!

Review for Le Laperouse to Asia

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wacvn
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I chose this so called ‘expedition’ cruise mainly for the Orangutan encounter in Tanjung Puting in Kalimantan. Well, because of the total incompetence of the ‘Expedition Team’ we never got there. The expedition guide totally miscalculated the bearings and took us for one and a half hour, over a very bumpy sea, in totally the wrong direction. How this happened is an enigma to me, as he has already ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Not as expected!

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stevenson53
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were expecting the best ever cruise and our personal experience is as follows: The good things: - The ship is beautiful, fairly new and nicely appointed. - The dining and room staff are great and will do anything for you. - The itinerary of our 17 day cruise from Bali to Hong Kong was well thought out and perfect for us. - The whole ship is clean and tidy. - The rooms are well ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Amazing expedition to the Kimberley Coast and on to Bali

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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gaskellsdownunder
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose these cruises for the expeditions and ability of the vessel to get into small ports and also to change course to find unexpected delights. We also love French food! The expedition leaders were wonderful as were their lectures each evening on the following day's adventures. All the crew went out of their way to make sure those of us who were less able-bodied were included in as many ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


MUST DO TRIP WITH PONANT

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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oziekev007
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Having sailed twice before with Ponant on expedition cruises the choice for our cruise to the Kimberley was easy to make as we knew first hand the type of cruise that we would be joining. Ponant are a little expensive compared to some other operators in the Kimberley area, however the quality with Ponant is always the same and they spare nothing to allow each person to enjoy the most out of the ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Exceptional Expedition Cruise

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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laughalot
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Did this cruise two years ago on L'Austral. It was so good we re-booked and took our adult children on with us this time on Le Laperouse. This trip was even better! The new ship is beautiful. Love the cabins and public areas. The new Zodiac landing arm is amazing. When not in use for this purpose we had a champagne cocktail party on it as well as a concert by an opera singer as the sun was setting ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


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