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Ponant Le Soleal Cruise Reviews

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74 Ponant Le Soleal Cruise Reviews


Richard 1963 avatar

Richard 1963

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

SIMPLY OUTSTANDING

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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 ...
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Sail Date April 2020


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TomAtAlki

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Horrible Ocean Remodel Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


cboyle avatar

cboyle

36 Reviews Written

118 Helpful Votes

Almost Beyond the Polar Circle

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


muth cruiser avatar

muth cruiser

3 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Misses the mark at luxury

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


hebt avatar

hebt

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

A Disappointing Experience

Christmas and New Year in Southern Lands From December 20th 2018 to January 05th 2019 After reading information on your site about other travelers' experiences we felt that we should share our experience of ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Esther P. avatar

Esther P.

6 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Easter Island to Papeete; Papeete to Honolulu

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Tommy29 avatar

Tommy29

1 Review Written

Loved everything!

I enjoyed everything on this cruise. Everything went really well and smoothly, from embarkation to disembarkation, there were no problems, delays or issues with anything. We choose the pre-cruise package and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Symonesawyer

1 Review Written

Le Soleal - Emblematic Antarctica Jan 2019

The staff on board Le Soleal were fabulous and always available to help. The ship itself was of a high standard with plenty of creature comforts. We were in a PR Deck 6 Cabin which was allocated from a Deluxe ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Glennjones

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

I chose Ponant to travel to the Antarctic as it offered the longest amount time that I would be on board. And I really liked the pleasant look and design of the Ponant vessels. I was also impressed with the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Ginny001 avatar

Ginny001

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Antarctica Jan 2019 Amazing Trip - First Class - Le Soleal

Antarctica 2019 -What am amazing trip. The ship and the crew where Wonderfull. From the start, Ponant picked us at the airport - took care of all our luggage and bought it right to our room. Friendly ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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DandJCruisers

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

First and last Ponant cruise.

My wife & I chose Ponant on the recommendation of our travel agent as the preferred cruise line to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with a transit of the North West Passage. Unfortunately, Ponant failed ...
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Sail Date August 2018


David Wilson avatar

David Wilson

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Time for a review

we chose this cruise because it was an Expedition Cruise in an area we had not yet been to and we had had good experiences with both Ponant in general and Expedition Cruises in particular. Unfortunately Ponant were ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Jackson46 avatar

Jackson46

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

North West Passage - A Delusion: Amazing Scenery but Zero Points to Ponant

This was our first cruise with Ponant - and might I add it will probably be the last - and we were very much looking forward to cruising the North West Passage especially as we had booked two years ago and have read ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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cruiser-57

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

NEVER WITH PONANT!!!

Our long awaited and much anticipated Northwest Passage trip has ended and will long be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Inputing required information into Ponant’s website before the trip was ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Ken Jeff avatar

Ken Jeff

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Some Problems Encountered

The cruise was to sail through the Northwest Passage, however there was too much ice so spent the majority of the time on the west coast of Greenland with some time in Canadian waters. The captain made the correct ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Georges26 avatar

Georges26

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Finding nice solutions to enjoy the trip

Although the expected itinerary was not respected, due to the ice conditions, the exploration crew always found nice alternatives to discover new sites, and interesting contacts with the local population. The ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Bauer68 avatar

Bauer68

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship; poor naturalist guiding

My wife and I recently went on the Le Soliel expedition cruise entitled The Saga of Erick the Red from July 17—29. The trip started in Iceland and spent most of the time combing the Greenland coast up to ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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yahoomoo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Classy cruising

I had an invitation to cruise the Baltic - a chance for me to retrace my footsteps as a young traveller in this part of the world which has seen so many changes, Le Soleal lived up to all promises, with ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Ed S avatar

Ed S

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good ship some bad excursions

We chose Tauck small ship cruises due to reputation. We had a good experience last year on two river cruises. We would not recommend small ship cruises with Tauck. I had written a 5 page letter describing both ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Jillwendy22

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Amazing! Trip of a lifetime.

We were very, very happy with our cruise. Our travel agent had recommended Ponant, in US we don't hear a lot about it. At least with the multiple brochures we receive I had not gotten anything from this amazing ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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paulb12

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Antarctica

We chose this cruise because of the lines reputation and the size of the ship.I fel that the naturalists were optimistic in their rating of some of the excursions. They tend to forget that we were all quite a lot ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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arkayin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beyond the polar circle

Beyond the polar circle expedition trip of 16 nights with Ponant Soleal including the Falkland and South Georgia Islands will always remain in our memories for life. Landscapes still intact and wild life of ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Param avatar

Param

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our best cruise experience.

We originally choose this Cruise because of the destination, which was on our bucket list, and thankfully because a friend introduced us to Ponant. The cruise was exceptional in every experience, the ship, the ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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harkinhouse

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous Antarctica

Always wanted to go to Antarctica and to see Cape Horn. The charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia gave us the chance to spend time in the vibrant capital of Argentina as a bonus. Le Boreal was a fantastic ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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jefgin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An experience of a lifetime

I choose this cruise to visit Antarctica. I enjoyed this cruise tremendously. The scenery was breathtaking. The crew was outstanding helping you in every way and enjoying what they do. The cabins were excellent and ...
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Sail Date December 2017


Le Soleal Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.1
Dining3.9
Entertainment3.4
Public Rooms4.3
Fitness Recreation3.6
FamilyN/A
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