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Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego) to Antarctica Ponant Le Lyrial (Ponant) Cruise Reviews

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Headless King Penguin on South Georgia!
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Trip to Antarctica and South Georgia

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7ContinentTraveler
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We selected the Abercrombie and Kent-Ponant cruise to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands for its relatively small size - 170 passengers - and the reputation of the expeditionary staff. The expeditions were excellent and the lectures were quite good with the exception of some inappropriate, disparaging remarks about our president and an Al Gore-glorifying, climate change zealot of a ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


A&K: Antarctica and South Georgia: Disappointing on So Many Levels

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traveler22020
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The following are my opinions and observations: --LeLyria Chartered by A&K-- Overall, I thought the A&K tour was disorganized and communication was poor. I wasn’t impressed with the A&K staff in Buenos Aires, Ushuaia or on the ship—they appeared not to have much interest in the guests. In my opinion, on several occasions, they were rude and unprofessional (especially the A&K staff in Buenos ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Amazing Antarctica

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Hiwalker
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This trip began in Buenos Aires with a night at the Hyatt located in Recoleta. We have sailed with Ponant previously so knew the expeditions off boat would be great. We had two trips in zodiacs each day whilst on the Antarctic peninsula, one a landing and the other a zodiac trip to take photographs. All were amazing and the expedition staff were extremely knowledgeable and generous with their ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


Attention to detail is sublime

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Shoredock
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

From the moment we arrived at the Buenos Aries airport to board our charter flight to Ushuaia , the attention to detail with this cruise line was evident. From having boarding passes ready to go, to buses in you should wear divided by language, there was nothing it was left chance. The ship was immaculate and in wonderful shape, however it pale by comparison to the genuine friendliness and ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


GREAT SHIP AND TOUR

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RGALKA
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

Ponant people were at the airport the plane to ushuaia and there for all of us on the tour to antarctica it was very easy to get where i was going not being with a group as i was a single person on the tour. Once we got on the ship the cabin was great with a balcony which was great i saw many whales seals and dolphins of of my balcony . the on shore tours were great and i had a great time meeting ...
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Sail Date: March 2018


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

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Vallance46
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 ...
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Sail Date: March 2018


Wonderful Antarctica

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uwe45
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted a more luxurious cruise than a standard converted ice breaker could offer and we were not disappointed. We were also attracted to the follow on cruise offered by Ponant from Ushuaia to Cape Town via the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Tristan da Cunha archipelago. To say it in a few short words, just outstanding! One factor on our cruise needs a special mention that has ...
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Sail Date: February 2018


Fabulous Boat, Everything was Great

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Morroco
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

this cruise was part of an APT tour to Antartica. A trip of a lifetime. Having read some of the reviews of Le Lyrial I feel the need to set the record straight. The ship is fantastic its Captain Erwan La Rouzic and Crew were extremely professional and certainly helped make the voyage a wonderful experience. The design of the ship made crossing the renowned Drake passage a much more comfortable ...
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Sail Date: February 2018


A thoroughly enjoyable experience onboard and on shore

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JC Niederer
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We discussed with friends of ours the possibility of an Antarctic cruise. They suddenly came back saying they had booked a cruise with another company. We started to look at their pricing structure but had kept Ponant as a possibility for quite a while. Ponant then hosted an information day and we decided then and there to take the plunge and book. All in all Ponant's pricing was as good as ...
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Sail Date: December 2017


An excellent, top class cruise to one of the unique places in the world

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RonComdr
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

I chose it based on "Cruise Critic" reviews of all the companies that had sailed to Antarctica during the previous season. Ponant was rated as one of the leaders (#2 in small ship cruises to Antarctica). Also I was not asked to pay a single supplement. These two points made it very attractive. The timing of the cruise was also correct for me as I was on vacation in November elsewhere and I ...
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Sail Date: December 2017


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