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Ponant Tahiti (Papeete) Cruise Reviews

Map of Itinerary and Wildlife Sightings
Zodiac expedition
Lunch by the pool on a cool day.
Asian Orchid blown into Dominica during a 1979 hurricane - still thriving in the wild today
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Easter Island to Papeete; Papeete to Honolulu

Review for Le Soleal to South Pacific

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Esther P.
6-10 Cruises

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 Island, Pitcairn, Gambier Islands, Moorea, Bora Bora and Papeete; Cruise#2: Papeete, Moorea, Tuamotu islands, Marquesa Islands, Hilo, Honolulu This review will cover both ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Amazing Cruise French Polynesia, Easter Island and sea voyage to Valparasio

Review for Le Boreal to South Pacific

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JEM2346
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I have always wanted to visit Pitcairn and Easter Island, so this cruise became an excellent opportunity to visit these two isolated destinations. I arrived in Papeete five days before the cruise was due to begin. This gave me plenty of time to explore Papeete, do a round island and inner island tour and laze by the pool. The embarkation in Papeete was the best of my three Ponant cruises. My ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Not the best of cruises

Review for L'Austral to Transpacific

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Jo Cameron
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because it went to Pitcairn Island and Easter Island from Papeete. We then stayed on for a further 6 days and cruised to Chile. Embarkation at Papeete was shambolic as the Paul Gaugain was also boarding at the same time. It appeared that no one from Ponant was present to advise us what we were to do and we were all walking around like sheep. At the disembarkation end it was ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


It's one of the best.... only if your French

Review for Le Boreal to South Pacific

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Jordy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We saw this ship while on a another cruise and was impressed by its look and finish and commented that we should try this company/ship. When we saw a cruise around French Polynesia we were excited, the online information sounded great, the cost was high compared to other all inclusive lines. I booked direct with Ponant in Sydney and the staff were very helpful and I was able to obtain the ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom


The highlight was the beautiful colours of the Tahitian waters

Review for Le Boreal to South Pacific

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cruisers80
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose Ponant for its size and so called ‘luxury’ cruising. We found the cabin very small and could not store our bags anywhere. We struggled to move around the cabin without bumping in to one another! We were disappointed in the meals which we expected to be of a higher standard in both restaurants. We felt general information was lacking. The shore excursions were incredibly over priced for ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Suite


A great cruiseline. Can barely find a negative

Review for Le Soleal to Transpacific

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Joyb48
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Have just returned from a cruise on Le Soleal from Tahiti to Easter Island. We chose this cruise as it visited remote islands, particularly the difficult to access Pitcairn Island. Having seen some quite negative reviews from Australians on this site about this cruiseline I was a bit concerned before we left. Having travelled on a few cruise lines I found Ponant friendly, professional, staff ...
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Sail Date: October 2016


Completing a bucket list

Review for Le Soleal to South Pacific

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Priestly
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

The itinerary was for a few days on Pitcairn and Easter Island, which is not possible with large ships. So small ships are the way to go. the food was divine and the entertainment excellent. the cruise director made cry non french speaking traveller part of the cruise. The provided history and cultural videos of our cruise and ports were excellent and added to ur experiences. It was a ...
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Sail Date: October 2016


Senior citizens beware!

Review for Le Soleal to South Pacific

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simpsondp
6-10 Cruises • Age 90s

I chose this trip because it offered an opportunity to go ashore on Pitcairn Island, a remote island in the South Pacific. I am 86 years old, in good physical condition, exercise regularly. I was discriminated because of my age from the very start of the trip. When we assembled in the auditorium for the mandatory life boat drill, I was immediately singled out by one of the attendants. I was ...
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Sail Date: September 2016


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