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Ponant L'Austral Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

Ponant
L'Austral
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

4

Very Good

1

Average

2

Poor

1

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

60

Group and Theme Cruises

8

Romantic Cruises

5

Senior Cruises

5

Expedition Cruises

4

8 Ponant L'Austral Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews


The Village Idiot avatar

The Village Idiot

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise

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We went to the Kimberleys, having embarked in Broome. We spent a few days in Broome and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The Cabin was well appointed but somewhat small, however not really a problem The ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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BpfromSAust

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Subantarctic island

These islands are possibly the least visited and unspoilt islands in the world with unique flora and fauna. They cruise visits these island positioned halfway between Australia and New Zealand and Antarctica. In the ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Cindy's mum avatar

Cindy's mum

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Kimberley in the wet season! Wow, just wow!

We chose this cruise for its luxurious small ship experience. The ship was all the better for the French influence on the food and wine which were superb. The ship was fabulous with wonderful caring staff from ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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nholford

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Outstanding sub-antarctic island experience

The highlight was the Zodiac cruises to places very rarely visited. More people climb Everest each year than visit the islands we saw. We were privileged to get close to literally thousands of birds and seals (many ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Mart211 avatar

Mart211

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Inconsistent

The small ship experience was the most important factor in my choice but the so called luxury experience left a lot to be desired. Service was varied and inconsistent, the food was not of the suggested standard and ...
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Sail Date December 2016


Double0 avatar

Double0

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Close to luxury

Above all DON'T DRINK the WINE! On day one I tried the ship's wine, it was awful (to be kind.) On the second day I ordered a bottle of French Bordeaux Margaux for 125 Euros thinking I've never had a bad ...
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Sail Date January 2017


reussfish avatar

reussfish

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good Experience

i worked 40 y ago as a motorman on a ship. so for me this trip was a good review of the feeling on sea. this region "kamtschatka" was a dream a long time ago and that was the oportunity. Excellent ship ...
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Sail Date September 2016


DavidCS avatar

DavidCS

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Not up to the standards of better cruise lines

Chosen because of itinerary - shore excursions featured in promotional materials. Ponant completed mismanaged all shore activities from arrival at airport through nearly all shore excursions. Ponant rep could not ...
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Sail Date October 2016


L'Austral Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.3
Dining4.03.9
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms5.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family3.0N/A
Enrichment2.04.1
Service3.04.5
Value For Money4.03.8
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