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Ponant Le Soleal Cruise Reviews

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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 Cruise to see all the Wildlife & magnificent Scenery
"It left a very bad taste in our mouth's 2nd night on a 14 day cruise & they had run out of food.We did notice that the food in the restaurant & the buffet was getting a little thin towards the end of the cruise, as we could not get supplies along the way...."Read More
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Fabulous Cruise in the sub-Antarctic Islands

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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


Beautiful scenery - poor communication in times of huge changes and uncertainty

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marghw
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Trip of a lifetime at a suitable time to a magical place on a comfortable ship. Unfortunately the ship had been damaged and required repairs in dry dock. We were not informed that there were MAJOR changes until a few days before departure. Some passengers found out about changes on arrival for departure. Communication throughout the whole process was almost non existent and totally in ...
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Sail Date: December 2020


SIMPLY OUTSTANDING

Review for Le Soleal to South Pacific

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Richard 1963
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I travelled with Ponant to Antarctica in January 2020 with my Son, aboard Le Soleal on the 11 day “Emblematic Antarctica”, this being my first cruise with Ponant. From first contact with Ponant’s Australian office, which is located in Sydney, it was apparent that the standard of customer service was going to be impeccable. This was demonstrated by being able to speak with the same staff ...
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Sail Date: April 2020

Traveled with children


The “Captain of the Year”

Review for Le Soleal to World Cruise

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seaproponent
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Background: We were on Le Soleal for a 20 day cruise that turned out to be 24 days due to a precautionary 14 day CV19 quarantine. Originally scheduled to go from Argentina to Tahiti with stops throughout the South Pacific, we were able to make only one stop due to the CV issue. Fortunately no one on the ship had showed signs of the virus at the time we left on March 24. Many things can be ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Horrible Ocean Remodel Cruise

Review for Le Soleal to World Cruise

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TomAtAlki
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Day 7 of our Ponant “Luxury” cruise. Today they told us that, because of maintenance, there will be no water on board from 2pm until 5pm. Typical of this remodel cruise. But first things first….DO NOT, EVER TAKE A PONANT RELOCATION (ie remodel) CRUISE. There are only 88 passengers on this cruise from Ushuaia Argentina to Easter Island instead of the 249 capacity so I guess they thought they ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Almost Beyond the Polar Circle

Review for Le Soleal to Antarctica

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cboyle
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This report includes information on our February 3-19, 2020, “Beyond the Polar Circle” expedition cruise on the Le Soléal with Ponant. Although we had traveled on a “drive by” cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula in 2007 on the Golden Princess, this expedition offered the opportunity to experience the Antarctic region in more depth and the possibility of better wildlife sightings. Unfortunately, the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Misses the mark at luxury

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muth cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Having made numerous cruises on various lines (20 +) I can honestly say Ponant really misses the mark. Cruise is billed as high end with gourmet dining, luxury cabins and exciting entertainment all to be accompanied with outstanding French service standards. Rooms are clean, not spacious but such should be expected on a small ship. Toilet is in a separate room from shower making it somewhat ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


15 day ocean cruise

Review for Le Soleal to Transpacific

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Baxterwood
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We sailed from Hawaii to japan 15 days approx. 65 passengers . This Cruise which is about 15th was one of the best . Great Food Great service (with exception to the Butler bad) Fantastic mix of travellers We had 4 days of rough sea's but no one really bothered .I was cruising alone and met a fantastic group of people which we met each day for lunch and Dinner with Cocktails in the ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Easter Island to Papeete; Papeete to Honolulu

Review for Le Soleal to South Pacific

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Esther P.
6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

The South Pacific is a bucket-list destination and the back-to-back cruises on Le Soleal hit all the high spots. I generally like expedition-style cruises, but the itinerary captivated me: Cruise #1: Easter Island, Pitcairn, Gambier Islands, Moorea, Bora Bora and Papeete; Cruise#2: Papeete, Moorea, Tuamotu islands, Marquesa Islands, Hilo, Honolulu This review will cover both ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


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