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Ponant Le Boreal Cruise Reviews

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Best picture of my trip. Gold Harbor, South Georgia Island.
Photo of a zodiac cruise around a sound in Antarctica, off the Weddell Sea!
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Great expedition cruise
"We found this Ponant cruise to be a fantastic expedition experience and will look forward to another experience with them!On the other hand when it came to our outings on the zodiacs and our lectures in English, we had a small group, making it a special experience...."Read More
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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


Great expedition cruise

Review for Le Boreal to South America

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Cruising with style
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

On March 6, 2022 we boarded the Le Boreal, from Ponant in Ushuaia. We had wanted to go the Antartica, but decided to change to the Chilean Fjords itinerary, which we didn't regret! This was our first experience with Ponant and will not be the last! From the moment we were greeted at the hotel in Buenos Aires, we knew we would be having a wonderful experience. Registering was easy and quick ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom


Bucket list adventure in Antarctia

Review for Le Boreal to Antarctica

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Train lover
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 embarkation on 16 Feb from Ushuaia which was an APT charter. This sailing does not appear on the Cruise Critic list! Unlike some of the other reviews we found the staff to be very friendly, the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom


No Fire, No Ice, No Adventure

Review for Le Boreal to Alaska

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Chris Marshall
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 at the start and end of the cruise so we had to add two nights in Seattle for their convenience (at our expense). Boarding the charter flight from Seattle to Nome in Alaska was tedious ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Stateroom


ICELANDIC LOOP

Review for Le Boreal to Arctic

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plaeger606
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 outside of Reykjavik was a breeze (as was disembarkation). Captain Etienne Garcia was terrific - his enthusiasm for the immense beauty of Iceland came through in every message from him ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom


Superb overall experience on a modern and tastefully furnished ship

Review for Le Boreal to Transatlantic

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FieldstonEagle
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 French champagne), alcoholic beverages, tips and even WiFi with no additional charge to the cost of the cruise. Cabins feature toiletries from Hermes and offer all the comforts one would ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom


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

Review for Le Boreal to Antarctica

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CJSANDFS
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 travel documents until 2 weeks before departure. I was stressing about the baggage limits and the timing of the flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. It turned out I need not have worried as ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom


Expedition of a lifetime

Review for Le Boreal to Antarctica

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betterthanexpected
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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 were a highlight. Captain and crew did an amazing job enabling us to land at all but one location Food was very good except never hot enough from the buffet on level 6. Many lovely ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


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

Review for Le Boreal to Antarctica

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Valann12
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 and its penguin colonies are amazing. We also visited western Falklands but I wouldn't recommend it as has been too heavily farmed and the wildlife compared with South Georgia is not ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Luxury adventure along the coast of Chile

Review for Le Boreal to South America

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Lockyer
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 supplement. As a lone traveller this is important. I liked the fact that everything onboard was included in the price. Service was excellent and the staff discreet and friendly. The expedition ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


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