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L'Austral Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Subantarctic island

L'Austral Cruise Review by BpfromSAust

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2018
  • Destination: the South Pacific

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 great southern ocean

The islands contain the greatest variety of penguins and the opportunity to sit on the beach and have these highly curios birds come and investigate the stranger in their midst

On Macquarie hugh breeding colonies of up to 500,000 pairs can be observed plus smaller breading colonies

Colony’s of elephant seal, New Zealand fur seals, New Zealand sea lions can be observed while wali g on the islands

Bird life is abundant and breading colonies of various breeds of Albatros can be observed whilst on land and also from zodiacs while investigating the shore line and inlets and cliffs of the various islands. Apart from. Penguins, seals, and a great diversity of bird life the islands have their own unique forms of vegetation

This all takes place with a team of highly experienced specialised experts who daily give lecture on what we can expect to see on the next days excursions ashore or from the zodiacs

Ponant take you to these far away places in the luxury of their ship with fine food,fine wine and great service that makes the trip even more enjoyable

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Cabin Review

Cabin Deluxe stateroom PR5 533

This cabin is part of a suite and has a adjoining door which is locked when the suite is sold as two seperate staterooms

The draw back is that the stateroom is not a spacious as those that are dedicated staterooms

Also depending which room you have you may be sleeping with you head toward the bow of the ship as was the case with 533

We did not find the placement of the bed a disadvantage only the room layout was cramped due to the placement of furniture to accomodate the adjoining door

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