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L'Austral Review

4.5 / 5.0
111 reviews

Perhaps our expectations were too high?

Review for the Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on L'Austral
petit renard
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Sep 2012

The week got off to an inauspicious start. The instructions sent by Ponant for passengers arriving in their own car at the port of Venice turned out to be misleading and the cause of frustration and delay.

Our spirits picked up when we were shown to our cabin (deluxe suite) which was comfortable and very adequate for a week long cruise.

Any euphoria was soon dispelled the first night at dinner. We were told we could only sit with other groups throughout the cruise. On expressing surprise, the dining manage told us "Don't blame me, blame the ship's designers". The food offered was, at best, bland and, at worst, barely edible. It was suggested we might like to move to the buffet restaurant, where we offered cold rib of beef.

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