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Ponant Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

Enterprise Island
Anchored off Holandes Cay. Wonderful beach day with plenty of shade, snacks
Pre dinner gathering on back of ship for all passengers n crew before dinne
On board evening stage show!
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Great Expedition Team, excellent crew, challenging adventure

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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R1Ha

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 definitely one of the windiest and choppiest corners of our globe and weather related changes of the itinerary are more than common. The captain and the crew had been outstanding in every ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Disappointed with Ponant

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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SeasideLady

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 have been easily overlooked IF the overall cruise or friendliness of the staff would have exceeded (or even MET) our expectations. As our cruise progressed though, the tiny annoyances ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Fabulous New Zealand Cruise on Ponant's Le Laperouse

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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the_travel_locks

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 Viking, all of which have been wonderful, but we would have to say that our experience on Le Laperouse has most definitely been the best to date. The ship is stylish, comfortable, ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Amazing expedition to the Kimberley Coast and on to Bali

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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gaskellsdownunder

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 as were their lectures each evening on the following day's adventures. All the crew went out of their way to make sure those of us who were less able-bodied were included in as many ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


MUST DO TRIP WITH PONANT

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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oziekev007

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 expensive compared to some other operators in the Kimberley area, however the quality with Ponant is always the same and they spare nothing to allow each person to enjoy the most out of the ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Exceptional Expedition Cruise

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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laughalot

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 public areas. The new Zodiac landing arm is amazing. When not in use for this purpose we had a champagne cocktail party on it as well as a concert by an opera singer as the sun was setting ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Pampered and informative.

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fkhafagi

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 passengers were well informed as to the requirements and expectations for each day's activities. Shore excursions were supervised by highly qualified, well-informed and enthusiastic ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Wonderful experience of an expedition cruise to sub antarctic islands

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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wildlifewarrier

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 smaller ship, only 150 passengers and 100 crew. We were amazed at having 13 expedition leaders to lead trips on zodiacs to various islands, each had speciality knowledge, flora, fauna and ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


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

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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kasr

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

(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 turning up 15 minutes early meant we were only able to leave our luggage and head for a beer in the brewery next door! Boarding in Cairns was very straightforward, with no Immigration ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


Sub Antarctica just amazing

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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Tigerkelly44

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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, beautiful and diverse. The zodiac tours are great with lots of penguins all around you and the ship at Macca. They follow you like babies following mum. They are so fast in the water and ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


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