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Ponant Reykjavik Cruise Reviews
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NEVER WITH PONANT!!!
"Our long awaited and much anticipated Northwest Passage trip has ended and will long be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Inputing required information into Ponant’s website before the trip was..."Read More
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cruiser-57

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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ICELANDIC LOOP

Review for Le Boreal to Arctic

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plaeger606

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Having never heard of Ponant, we chose this cruise because it did a circumnavigation of Iceland which is what we wanted. The ship was extremely clean, comfortable, and well laid-out. Embarkation from a small port outside of Reykjavik was a breeze (as was disembarkation). Captain Etienne Garcia was terrific - his enthusiasm for the immense beauty of Iceland came through in every message from him ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Rarotonga

Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom

8 Helpful Votes


NEVER WITH PONANT!!!

Review for Le Soleal to Arctic

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cruiser-57

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Our long awaited and much anticipated Northwest Passage trip has ended and will long be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Inputing required information into Ponant’s website before the trip was frustratingly difficult and generally only remedied by Sydney’s staff. Thank you to all who assisted. The required medical information was widely regarded by GPs and fellow travellers as an ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Rarotonga

10 Helpful Votes


Better than Imagined

Review for Le Laperouse to Arctic

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Dolt

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 grand idea to see parts of Iceland and Scotland and finish in Norway where great adventurers had set out from to explore initially unknown lands. This cruise did not disappoint - the ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Rarotonga

5 Helpful Votes


Wonderful cruise to Greenland

Review for Le Boreal to Arctic

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globetrotteur

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We booked this cruise because we have always wanted to see icebergs and the Disko bay. My husband only speaks french and we wanted to enjoy beautiful scenery, interesting conferences, and an all inclusive drink and food cruise. • Travel To Port of Embarkation We live in France and made our own way to Reykjavik Iceland to join the ship.We arrived the day before and stayed at the Storm Hotel, ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Rarotonga

Cabin Type: Prestige Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person

1 Helpful Vote


Great ship; poor naturalist guiding

Review for Le Soleal to Arctic

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Bauer68

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

My wife and I recently went on the Le Soliel expedition cruise entitled The Saga of Erick the Red from July 17—29. The trip started in Iceland and spent most of the time combing the Greenland coast up to Kangerlussuaq. We were both impressed with the level of service on the ship. The housekeeping as immaculate, the meals were wonderful, and the entertainment was enjoyable, and the ship staff ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Rarotonga

1 Helpful Vote


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

Review for Le Laperouse to Arctic

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Small Ship Fans

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 ship, Le Laperouse on it's maiden voyage (actually it's second week sailing around Iceland). The ship is beautiful, obviously everything was brand new. The capitan was great and very ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Rarotonga

8 Helpful Votes


Excellent itinerary, horrible dining

Review for L'Austral to Arctic

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John5280

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Chosen specifically for the Iceland, Greenland and Northwest Artic passage to Alaska. Excellent itinerary with great shore excursions and expedition excursions. Many great features such as the ship design, 24/7 access to bridge, zodiacs, etc. Had a suite which was great, but a regular cabin was not of sufficient size. The dining, menu, food preparation was very bad, not at all up to ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Departure Port: Rarotonga

6 Helpful Votes


Expedition cruise at its best

Review for L'Austral to Arctic

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Andy Panda

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We were taken with the promotional video of the animals to be found in Siberia, Russia and Kuril Islands and booked three back to back cruises. L'Austral was the perfect ship to perform all requirements having 10 or more Zodiacs along with 11 Naturalists who were experts in various fields - whales, orcas, lichen, bears, etc. The ship was small enough to enter shallow waters and in some ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Departure Port: Rarotonga

4 Helpful Votes


Lovely cruise

Review for Le Laperouse to Arctic

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mp0522

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

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 everyone’s taste, but I really liked it! However, the two things that stood out the most for me were the staff’s excellent and friendly service and the sumptuous food. The restaurant staff knew ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Rarotonga

6 Helpful Votes


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