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We had done an Antarctic Cruise with Ponant before and wanted to revisit St Georgia and break new ground on Tristan and open sea cruising. The ship was well decked out and comfortable even in rough weather. Food was disappointing at times but understand that there was no real replenishment available. The passenger list were mainly French (to be expected) and at times we (Australian) felt a bit left out on activities and service. The butler service was ordinary - previous trips had better butlers. Land expeditions were very good to excellent especially St Georgia and Tristan. Weather at times made life a bit difficult but at all times we felt safe and secure during transfers with the one exception at Tristan. Staff in general were courteous but not particularly friendly. The expedition leaders were good and had good knowledge on their subjects with a couple of exceptions. Our previous trip to St Georgia was a A&K cruise and we felt they had better leaders. All in all a very good trip

Visit to Tristan de Cunha - the remotest inhabited place on Earth

Le Lyrial (Ponant) Cruise Review by Vallance46

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We had done an Antarctic Cruise with Ponant before and wanted to revisit St Georgia and break new ground on Tristan and open sea cruising.

The ship was well decked out and comfortable even in rough weather.

Food was disappointing at times but understand that there was no real replenishment available.

The passenger list were mainly French (to be expected) and at times we (Australian) felt a bit left out on activities and service.

The butler service was ordinary - previous trips had better butlers.

Land expeditions were very good to excellent especially St Georgia and Tristan. Weather at times made life a bit difficult but at all times we felt safe and secure during transfers with the one exception at Tristan.

Staff in general were courteous but not particularly friendly. The expedition leaders were good and had good knowledge on their subjects with a couple of exceptions. Our previous trip to St Georgia was a A&K cruise and we felt they had better leaders.

All in all a very good trip
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Cabin 608
No Issues with the cabin at all.