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L'Austral for Families

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75% of cruisers loved it
Why Go?
  • All cabins are outsides, most with balconies
  • Main restaurant serves upscale, international cuisine
  • Relaxed, elegant vibe
  • Feels like a large, private yacht
  • Itineraries focus on maximum time in port
  • International mix of passengers
  • Launched in 2011

L'Austral Family
L'Austral is not especially aimed at families but does carry children and makes them welcome. There's no structured kids entertainment or activities; French families tend to do everything together, including eating dinner, and all the children on my cruise seemed sophisticated and well-behaved. Kids menus are available on request, but there was plenty on the buffet or menu in any case that would appeal to kids -- pasta and omelets, for example, and ice cream every day. The waiters were generally very sweet with the children. A small children's playroom was unsupervised but had a good stock of games and toys, and we often noticed small children playing quietly in there. In the Karikal Lounge, a giant screen with Wii kept the teens amused. In-cabin baby-sitting is sometimes available on request, especially on family theme cruises, but you'll need to make arrangements with the Hotel or Cruise Director on a case-by-case basis.


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L'Austral Ratings
Member Rating
Dining
4.0
4.1
Public Rooms
5.0
4.8
Cabins
5.0
4.5
Entertainment
4.0
3.1
Spa & Fitness
4.0
4.2
Family & Children
3.0
4.0
Shore Excursions
4.0
4.0
Enrichment
2.0
NA
Service
3.0
4.8
Value-for-Money
4.0
4.0
Rates
3.0
4.2

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Ship Stats
Crew: 140
Launched: 2011
Decks: 6
Tonnage: 10,600
Passengers: 264
Registry: France
CDC Score: Not yet inspected
 
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