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Darwin to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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Not flash, but good value

Review for Pacific Dawn to South Pacific

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raintree53
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Having been on only 5 cruises in 16 years ( on 5 separate cruise lines), we don’t qualify as frequent cruisers, but we do regard ourselves as seasoned travellers. Our most recent trip was on the Pacific Dawn, which we picked up in Darwin on the way from Singapore to Brisbane. The cruise suited us as a 6-day relaxing way of returning home to Brisbane from a holiday in Darwin. We had read the ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Old & tired ship

Review for Pacific Dawn to South Pacific

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Tilleydwn
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The Pacific Dawn slogan is ‘Like no place on Earth’ and for a cruise liner that is old, rusty and way past it’s use by date that covered it! I booked this cruise as it’s rare to board a cruise in Darwin stopping at Timor Leste, Komodo Island, Bali and Singapore. The first meal was in The Pantry & it was very average with long queues, food was cold & to find a spare seat was impossible. All ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Kimberley Experience

Review for L'Austral to South Pacific

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Brissie B
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We visited the Kimberley region 20 years ago on a small cruise boat with less than 20 passengers and always wished to return. The Ponant Expedition Cruise with very experienced Naturalists on board to explain and show you the fascinating features and Aboriginal art was a highlight tat is a must for visitors to the area. We are well past retirement age and found the accessability into the ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Excellent Experience

Review for L'Austral to South Pacific

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Esther P.
10+ Cruises

I did back-to back cruises on L'Austral with the first being 10 days in Australia's Kimberly. It was excellent in every way -- itinerary, activities, cabin, food, and especially the expedition team. They worked together beautifully., gave wonderful presentations and were always available for questions. The passenger makeup was mostly Australians, though about 20 French-speaking. I ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


A fabulous expose of the Kimberly coast.

Review for L'Austral to South Pacific

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skaidogs
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Always wanted to see the Kimberly coast by ship, to view the horizontal waterfalls. King George gorge scenery, and Rock Art proof of extra-terrestial visitors from long ago. The trip met expectations, but wine was not uniformly of expected standard for french wine and should have been at next level up for non-selected (types- champagne,rose were 0K) Service on back outside deck was ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Kimberley cruise

Review for L'Austral to South Pacific

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Tarlie15
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We had always wanted to experience the Kimberley from the Ocean and chose Ponant as we have cruised with them before. Their service is great - pleasant cabin and excellent food and dining facilities. The expedition staff were knowledgeable and helpful. The excursions were well organised from getting people into the zodiacs and out to the attractions to the effort put in to making sure that we ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Iconic Kimberley

Review for L'Austral to South Pacific

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parischris
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

For me, Ponant is the perfect mix of intinerary, price and comfort. It is not for everyone - this was my third Ponant cruise, complaints about the food are common and based on the mis-understanding that the French eat souffle, foie gras and French onion soup every day. Simple, high quality fresh ingredients is the norm. Also expect the Captain, officers, receptionists, spa staff and some of ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Couldn't be any better

Review for L'Austral to South Pacific

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laughalot
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

First time on Ponant but 16th cruise overall. We were totally spoilt like never before. The ship is beautiful and the staff were all so very nice and went the extra mile with everything they did. The rooms were bigger than other cruise lines we have travelled on and the finishing touches were lovely. Very comfortable beds and pillows. Plenty of closet space, an in room safe, good quality ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Spectacular Kimberley Scenery

Review for L'Austral to South Pacific

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Judith-Ann
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I had been to the Antarctic on L'Austral so when the opportunity came to visit the Kimberley I could not pass that opportunity to again travel in 5 star luxury. The ship is quiet, the staff helpful and friendly, they go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your experience. The organization of the zodiac excursions runs like clock work and the expedition leaders are very knowledgeable and ready ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Cruise of the Kimberleys

Review for L'Austral to South Pacific

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Mike Dixon
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Fulfilled a long term ambition to visit Darwin and cruise the Kimberleys in WA. While there were quite a few issues on the vessel which were not the best, my overall rating is quite high just for the fact of my experiences within the Kimberleys. The L'Austral was quite good although I believe it mostly catered for French tastes which is understandable with a French ship & mostly french crew. I ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


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