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  • All cabins are outsides, most with balconies
  • Main restaurant serves upscale, international cuisine
  • Relaxed, elegant vibe

L'Austral for Families

Editor Rating
Families
3.0
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

Editor Rating 4.5 Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
4.0
3.6
Public Rooms
5.0
4.6
Cabins
5.0
4.2
Entertainment
4.0
3.0
Spa & Fitness
4.0
4.3
Family & Children
3.0
2.0
Shore Excursions
4.0
4.4
Enrichment
2.0
3.8
Service
3.0
4.4
Value-for-Money
4.0
3.5

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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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