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56 Ponant Le Boreal Cruise Reviews


Train lover avatar

Train lover

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Bucket list adventure in Antarctia

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Since we did an Arctic cruise in 2017 wanted to also do Antarctica. We were lucky enough to be offered a deal of 2 for 1 so grabbed it and consider ourselves very lucky., It was actually a sailing with ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Lainerz

1 Review Written

Le Ponant - Edinburgh to Copenhagen

"Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords" We opted for the pre and post cruise options. Arriving in Edinburgh, we grabbed a cab to the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Caledonia which formerly house the Caledonian Railways ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Chris Marshall

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

No Fire, No Ice, No Adventure

The cruise was titled Fire and Ice in the Arctic and was promoted as "an unforgettable expedition". Unforgettable perhaps but for all the wrong reasons. For some reason Ponant did not publish details of the flights ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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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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FieldstonEagle

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Superb overall experience on a modern and tastefully furnished ship

I am writing this following a April 2019 transatlantic crossing from Miami to Lisbon ( an itinerary to be repeated in 2020 ). This is a wonderful all inclusive experience as PONANT includes fine wines (including ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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CJSANDFS

11 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Highly recommend for anyone and everyone, even the very unfit.

I wanted to go to Antarctica in comfort and Ponant offered an excellent 'no single supplement' deal. Le Boreal is an elegant and well maintained ship with wonderful staff. It was very annoying not to get our ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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betterthanexpected

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Expedition of a lifetime

We chose this cruise because it went to all the places we dreamed of going to. The expedition team were exceptional, very knowledgeable and made the trip forever memorable. Cruising to Falklands and South Georgia ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Glennjones

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great

Pretty well everything about this voyage was great. The only concern I had was the obvious lack of experience from some of the expedition crew in their lack of ability and skill in operating the RIB's ( zodiac ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Valann12

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It was a privilege to visit South Georgia and Antarctica with Ponant

For a long time I have wanted to visit Antarctica and it was a privilege to be one of comparatively few people who have visited the white continent. Friends talked us into taking a cruise which took in South Georgia ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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LizzieL

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

A and K Le Boreal charter Spitzbergen Greenland and Iceland - 14 magical days

We joined Le Boreal in Longyearbyen on the A & K chartered cruise on 27 July. We had the previous night as part of the tour at Thon Opera, Oslo as the nominated hotel at our time of booking (Hotel Bristol) was ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Lockyer

1 Review Written

Luxury adventure along the coast of Chile

Chilean Fjords were on my wish list for several years. I chose Ponant because it seemed that the cruise would fulfil my wishes and because there was a special price offer due to a jubilee year and no single ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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JEM2346

1 Review Written

Amazing Cruise French Polynesia, Easter Island and sea voyage to Valparasio

I have always wanted to visit Pitcairn and Easter Island, so this cruise became an excellent opportunity to visit these two isolated destinations. I arrived in Papeete five days before the cruise was due to begin. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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SUZ700

1 Review Written

Wonderful cruise experience

We had travelled on Ponant (L'Austral) previously and found that the size of ship, crew numbers, facilities suited the style of cruising which we look for. The destinations are different to other cruise lines with ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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SeashellOzz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

South Pacific wandering

We enjoyed four days in Honolulu prior to the arrival of Le Boreal. The ship was actually a day late as she had been stuck in ice attempting a Northwest Passage transit in August. After disembarking her passengers ...
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Sail Date October 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


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jlombard2579

2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Another memorable Ponant trip

30 days all up covering three back to back cruises. What stands out above everything else is the impeccable dedication of the staff from Commandant Regis Daumesnil down to the humblest toiler, who would have to ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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crmckenzie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Incredible Cruise Experience.

We chose Ponant for this trip because we were looking for a more intimate cruise experience. We have been on large cruise ships (3000+ passengers) and felt it was time for a more refined trip. One of the best ...
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Sail Date April 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


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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


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jamesmckay

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A first class experience on a first class ship

My wife and I went to Alaska in 2016 with Ponant. We were so impressed with the experience that we began immediately to look into another Ponant cruise. The expedition director in Alaska convinced us to look at the ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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sailorpam

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our Last Time With Ponant

We’d cruised with Ponant previously and had an enjoyable cruise. This time – definitely NOT. This cruise was to Antarctica and we had both been looking forward to it. Antarctica is simply amazing - nothing can ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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pelican9840

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A&K trip through the Northwest Passage - - Read the Disclaimers VERY Carefully

This was an Abercrombie & Kent trip on the Ponant ship Le Boreal through the Northwest Passage, from Kangerlussuaq on the west coast of Greenland to Nome, Alaska. The trip was very expensive, and extremely ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Set59

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Luxury ship with excellent service

Everything on this cruise was very well organised and went smoothly. The excursions were well executed and going on the zodiac I felt very safe. All land excursions were well organised with lots of expedition ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Smritish

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Trip of a life time to the bottom of the earth

Travelling to Antarctica, the 7th continent on Board Le Boreal was the journey of a life time As we stepped on board we entered a world of comfort and luxury. The ship was elegant and classy. Staff were devoted, ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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leister

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Antarctica

I Liked the idea of a ship with good food and wine as well as the safety factor. May as well enjoy the Drake passage crossings. I wanted to get off using the zodiacs and this cruise had all that and terrific ...
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Sail Date December 2017


Le Boreal Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.4
Dining4.53.9
Entertainment4.03.3
Public Rooms4.04.5
Fitness Recreation3.03.6
Family2.01
Enrichment4.03.9
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.04
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