This ship is beautiful. It’s like being on a private yacht, especially when it is nowhere near full. It’s so easy to get everywhere and the decor is very soft aqua with neutrals. Our cabin was lovely and beautifully kept by our steward Manshuri. It’s really nice to have coffee capsules and different teas available and the mini bar has spirits, soft drinks and water. We were greeted by the Captain who was always around and gave an in depth weather forecast in the lounge daily. All the crew were wonderful and quickly remembered drinks etc
(thanks Jay Jay, Richie and Berenice in the lounge)
The whole dining process was wonderful all the way through. The staff again were great but special mention must be made for the chef Michenon Ludovic. The food he produced was Michelin star status although, we believe from other passengers, not the normal Ponant food. We looked forward to every meal and we’re not disappointed. From beef Wellington to Halibut with sesame and Asian sauce, to Chateaubriand spectacularly served at our table either by the chef or one of the restaurant managers. We had a gorgeous seafood tagliatelle with lobster, huge prawn and tiny mussels - the list goes on. It made it truly a gourmet cruise.
The cabin was great. Separate toilet and shower room beautifully decorated and immaculately kept by our steward. The coffee, tea and mini bar were topped up daily. It’s not a massive area but it works. There’s a nice sort of corner seat/settee which is actually very comfortable On deck three the balcony is metal which means you can’t really see the sea when sitting down so if you use the balcony a lot pick deck 4 or above