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Ponant Le Laperouse Cruise Reviews

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22 Ponant Le Laperouse Cruise Reviews


wacvn avatar

wacvn

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

What a ripoff!!

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I chose this so called ‘expedition’ cruise mainly for the Orangutan encounter in Tanjung Puting in Kalimantan. Well, because of the total incompetence of the ‘Expedition Team’ we never got there. The ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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dehaank

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very good exploration trip!

It is my second attempt to explore and visit the New Zealand subantarctic islands. 2 years ago, I was on the Spirit of Enderby which I am going to call "SoE". That trip was booked by a travel agent which I trusted. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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the_travel_locks

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fabulous New Zealand Cruise on Ponant's Le Laperouse

Our recent cruise on Ponant's Le Laperouse around New Zealand went way beyond our expectations. We hadn't sailed with Ponant before, but are avid cruisers, having enjoyed several with Seabourn, Silversea, Regent and ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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SeasideLady

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointed with Ponant

Based on the price, we thought Ponant would be a really nice cruise, but we were disappointed in comparison to other top-notch cruise lines we've enjoyed. Many incidents were individually small things that would ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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stevenson53

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Not as expected!

We were expecting the best ever cruise and our personal experience is as follows: The good things: - The ship is beautiful, fairly new and nicely appointed. - The dining and room staff are great and will do ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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fkhafagi

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pampered and informative.

The crew were unfailingly friendly yet efficient. The organisation of embarkation, disembarkation and the multiple excursions was flawless, and supplemented by daily debriefing/briefing sessions which ensured ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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wildlifewarrier

9 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Wonderful experience of an expedition cruise to sub antarctic islands

It was my husband’s 70th birthday and we are wildlife carers so the opportunity to see so many penguin, albatross and seals in their natural,habitat was a must for us. We had never done such a cruise before, a ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Tigerkelly44

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sub Antarctica just amazing

Words can’t do this cruise justice as is was far beyond anything that you expect The team are great and very knowledgeable. They are only too happy to share this with you. The wild life is amazing, ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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janleesan

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Unusual itinerary, great excursions

We spent two days in Bali before embarking. We chose this cruise for the remote expedition excursions, and we were not disappointed. Mick, the expedition director, created some wonderful and unusual experiences ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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kasr

5 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Chairman's Cruise - Great Barrier Reef (Food & Wine Theme)

(Apologies if this is a bit long, but I know i love to get all the details when I read a review!) Day 1 - Boarding As others have noted Ponant are very strict with their 1 hour boarding window, and even ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Elke58

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A different Christmas and New Year

After nearly 14 days tour in Sri Lanka time to enjoy the newest ship in the Ponant fleet, Le Laperouse. The time fit perfect in school holidays and single travel appealed. I was fortunate to have the disabilty ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Elphinwhite

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The nearest I'll get to sailing on my own private yacht!

We first saw Le Lapérouse from above, in port, next to a massive Costa ship - the contrast couldn't have been greater! If you like all the benefits of a small, well-run, brand new ship and enjoy French food and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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deborah hoyle

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Could we please stop time?

In August, 2018, we first cruised along the coast of Croatia on Le Lyrial. It was fabulous-great weather, beautiful scenery with clear bright skies and turquoise waters. Our choice to do the Laperouse cruise was in ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Dolt

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Better than Imagined

My friend actually chose this Ponant cruise because of its interesting title: "In the Wake of the Vikings", and because of historical interest and curiosity about lands I had never before visited I decided it was a ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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mmmathes1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

50th Anniveruise

We wanted a grand experience to celebrate our 50th wedding annivesary. Ponant certainly delivered on our wishes. Le Laperouse is a gorgeous ship, the crew and staff were professional while also warm and welcoming ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Small Ship Fans

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Le Laperouse is a beautiful new ship but still a few kinks to work out

This was our fourth cruise with Ponant and we are big fans of this French cruiseline. We love the small ship experience, Ponant's first class service, food and crew. We were excited to experience their newest ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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oziekev007

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

MUST DO TRIP WITH PONANT

Having sailed twice before with Ponant on expedition cruises the choice for our cruise to the Kimberley was easy to make as we knew first hand the type of cruise that we would be joining. Ponant are a little ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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gaskellsdownunder

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing expedition to the Kimberley Coast and on to Bali

We chose these cruises for the expeditions and ability of the vessel to get into small ports and also to change course to find unexpected delights. We also love French food! The expedition leaders were wonderful ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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R1Ha

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Expedition Team, excellent crew, challenging adventure

After a very disappointing cruise with Ponant to the Seychelles (See my comments Le Bougainville) we had been thoroughly enjoying this cruise to the sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia. It’s ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Bamboo99

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not an Expedition cruise - A disappointment

Rarely have I been so disappointed by a cruise. I booked, what was promised to be an "Expedition" cruise through the Indonesian archipelago, from Singapore to Darwin. The supposed highlight of this cruise (and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mp0522

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Lovely cruise

My cruise with Ponant was definitely a memorable experience! We were in the Reykjavik to Bergen cruise onboard Le Laperouse, the newest ship in the fleet. The ship was modern and luxurious - perhaps not to ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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laughalot

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Exceptional Expedition Cruise

Did this cruise two years ago on L'Austral. It was so good we re-booked and took our adult children on with us this time on Le Laperouse. This trip was even better! The new ship is beautiful. Love the cabins and ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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