Le Champlain Cruise Review by amespana
- Sail Date: April 2019
- Destination: Transatlantic
(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.
Because it was a transatlantic cruise we were led to believe there would be no entertainment. However we had a great duo( her voice was great), a concert pianist and a singer with 3 dancers - how they dance when the ship is moving I don’t know. The cruise director, María (who was lovely) was very inventive and used the crew for talks or demonstrations and meet and greet sessions
We even had a few hours in Funchal, not on the itinerary, which was unexpected but lovely
Embarkation was a bit basic but we were in Cayenne which is not a cruise port!!
All in all we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and would definitely like to repeat it
Thank you to all on board (crew and Passengers)for making it so good
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