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Le Soleal Review

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Horrible Ocean Remodel Cruise

Review for Le Soleal to Around the World
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2020

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 could treat us as a cattle cruise, removing all lecturers, most entertainers and probably the first string cooks. The staff that’s left is very nice and doing the best that they can.

The hallways are filled with furniture and carpets going in and being removed and stored in the hall way.

The first 2 days the main lounge and dining room were closed which, I thought was bad. But little did I know. The 3rd day out they closed the Observatory lounge and the smaller buffet dining room, both on the 6th floor, with good view and an outdoor area with the, unheated, swimming pool (and no hot tub on this boat). They did open the main lounge, 3rd deck and main dining room, 2nd deck and closed everything else. Now the only area with a view or some sun or fresh air is your balcony. And did I mention that the only place to warm up was your stateroom. They seem to keep the boat at an extremely low temperature. Saving money I guess.

Cabin Review

Ok but small. Sit on bed to watch TV (see comments above). Only one chair. Limited desk top space and had to ask for extension cord so I could plug my watch and phone in by my bed (no plugs on left side of bed). Small claustrophobic toilet room with toilet that's too high. Tiny bathtub which wouldn't matter if there was a hot tub on board but there's not.

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