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

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Beautiful scenery - poor communication in times of huge changes and uncertainty
"The expedition crew had a huge job to compensate for the failing of the company and ship crew.Trip of a lifetime at a suitable time to a magical place on a comfortable ship...."Read More
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Beautiful scenery - poor communication in times of huge changes and uncertainty

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marghw
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Trip of a lifetime at a suitable time to a magical place on a comfortable ship. Unfortunately the ship had been damaged and required repairs in dry dock. We were not informed that there were MAJOR changes until a few days before departure. Some passengers found out about changes on arrival for departure. Communication throughout the whole process was almost non existent and totally in ...
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Sail Date: December 2020


Almost Beyond the Polar Circle

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cboyle
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This report includes information on our February 3-19, 2020, “Beyond the Polar Circle” expedition cruise on the Le Soléal with Ponant. Although we had traveled on a “drive by” cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula in 2007 on the Golden Princess, this expedition offered the opportunity to experience the Antarctic region in more depth and the possibility of better wildlife sightings. Unfortunately, the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Loved everything!

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Tommy29
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I enjoyed everything on this cruise. Everything went really well and smoothly, from embarkation to disembarkation, there were no problems, delays or issues with anything. We choose the pre-cruise package and it was great because everything was organised and we were able to meet some of the passengers the day before the cruise started. The ship is very confortable and the common areas and ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


Le Soleal - Emblematic Antarctica Jan 2019

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Symonesawyer
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

The staff on board Le Soleal were fabulous and always available to help. The ship itself was of a high standard with plenty of creature comforts. We were in a PR Deck 6 Cabin which was allocated from a Deluxe Guarantee Cabin and it was the perfect position on Deck 6 being close by to the casual dining (buffet) area at the front and the bar / lounge at the back, both with observation decks. The ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


Antarctica Jan 2019 Amazing Trip - First Class - Le Soleal

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Ginny001
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Antarctica 2019 -What am amazing trip. The ship and the crew where Wonderfull. From the start, Ponant picked us at the airport - took care of all our luggage and bought it right to our room. Friendly greeting by the Captain, and cocktails waiting when you arrived on board. The expedition team- was amazing, friendly, knowledgable and top notch. The expedition team is really what ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


Disappointed

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Glennjones
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I chose Ponant to travel to the Antarctic as it offered the longest amount time that I would be on board. And I really liked the pleasant look and design of the Ponant vessels. I was also impressed with the locations that we were intending to visit. But unfortunately things happened that was well below satisfactory. And the voyage ended up almost being a total disaster. The ship had been ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


A Disappointing Experience

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hebt
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Christmas and New Year in Southern Lands From December 20th 2018 to January 05th 2019 After reading information on your site about other travelers' experiences we felt that we should share our experience of traveling with Ponant. 1. The issues began before we boarded the ship. We live in Perth, West Australia and booked a pre-cruise tour to Patagonia with Ponant and also the cruise ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


Amazing! Trip of a lifetime.

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Jillwendy22
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We were very, very happy with our cruise. Our travel agent had recommended Ponant, in US we don't hear a lot about it. At least with the multiple brochures we receive I had not gotten anything from this amazing cruise line. Going to the Antartica was my dream. Going first to South Georgia and Falklands was a very important part of the trip. The ship was lovely. Never a worry about being bored, ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


Wonderful Antarctica

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paulb12
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of the lines reputation and the size of the ship.I fel that the naturalists were optimistic in their rating of some of the excursions. They tend to forget that we were all quite a lot older than them and what is easy to mild to them is not to people over 55. But Antarctica was wonderful and hard to describe to people just how magnificent it is. The size of the ship ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


Beyond the polar circle

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arkayin
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Beyond the polar circle expedition trip of 16 nights with Ponant Soleal including the Falkland and South Georgia Islands will always remain in our memories for life. Landscapes still intact and wild life of birds, penguins, seals, whales, and icebergs, sea ice, and mountains of Antarctica were no where found and still very much untouched by humans makes this expedition very unique of its kind. ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


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