Le Soleal Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Le Soleal

10 Night Malaysia & Philippines (Kota Kinabalu To Hong Kong)

Sail date: March 15, 2016

Ship: Le Soleal

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 326

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

The ship itself (Soleal) is nice and well maintained. The size is good--rarely felt crowded. This French line definitely caters to the French. They did take some extra measures for the English-speaking passengers, which amounted to about 30%. 


The food was good, but not extraordinary, not living up to expectations for a French chef. The afternoon tea time snacks and pastries were basic, not too tasty, and repetitive.


The satellite television feed rarely worked. The engineer told me he needed to manually reset it to function after switching satellites. But he only took that action once, in spite of our requests to staff every day.


Overall, this line is not ready to be considered a high-quality luxury line.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ports of call

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

3 out of 5

Sandakan, Malaysia

5 out of 5

Puerto Princesa, Philippines

5 out of 5

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

5 out of 5

Coron Island, Palawan, Philippines

3 out of 5

Manila, Philippines

5 out of 5

Hong Kong

5 out of 5
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