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Ponant Le Dumont d'Urville Cruise Reviews

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Anchored off Holandes Cay. Wonderful beach day with plenty of shade, snacks
Pre dinner gathering on back of ship for all passengers n crew before dinne
On board evening stage show!
Easy hiking in their national parks with young highly knowledgeable guides
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"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..."Read More
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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


First Expedition Cruise

Review for Le Dumont d'Urville to Panama Canal & Central America

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SSICruisertoo
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Hubby & I chose the cruise because we wanted a short cruise that included a Panama Canal crossing. This cruise was an expedition cruise focusing on national parks in Costa Rica & Panama. Started in Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica and ended I. Panama City, including a Pacific to Atlantic crossing of the Panamá Canal. We’re not naturalists but thought it may be an interesting experience. This review is ...
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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


Disastrous Expedition

Review for Le Dumont d'Urville to Transatlantic

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Holly Cheesman
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were looking forward to an expedition cruise to the Bijou Peninsular as these are very difficult islands to visit ordinarily. However on approaching the docks unlike other expedition cruises which clearly have signage and generally personnel to help passengers, there were no signs to indicate the whereabouts of the ship even though our taxi driver tried very hard to find the entrance of this ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Not luxury at all!

Review for Le Dumont d'Urville to Baltic Sea

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Cekcek
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Great WiFi and easy to get on and off the boat, great butter and cheese...other than that is was like being on a geriatric prison boat. Same food everyday Extremely minimal service Small Dark rooms with the toilet separate from the sink. No bars to sit at No comfortable seating Morose staff Not enough staff 2 hours to eat each meal and then nothing else... Very little to ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Food was amazing!! Clean ship with nice evening entertainment.

Review for Le Dumont d'Urville to Baltic Sea

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camk
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Negative was the english lectures which were poor and limited. As this is a french ship, there was separate lectures for the french-speaking. All announcements were in dual languages. French passengers were friendly but we did not socialize together because of our large group. Staff was friendly. I would go again on this cruise line just because of the food. The pastry chef was outstanding. The ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Wonderful Alumni Cruise

Review for Le Dumont d'Urville to Baltic Sea

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dlyons4937
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Ponant cruise lines chartered the Le Dumont D'Urville to Thomas P Gohagan & Co. who then marketed the Baltic Sea cruise primarily through college/university alumni offices, Smithsonian Journeys, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Philadelphia Council on World Affairs, etc. So the cruise passengers were members of the various alumni groups and marketing organizations and each of the ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


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