L'Austral Review

Our first romantic, luxury cruise with PONANT

Review for Asia Cruise on L'Austral
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M_Everett
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Mar 2015
Taken from our balcony at sunset in Asia
One of the breathtaking destinations on our shore excursion - only with sma
Once in a lifetime experience to see an erupting volcano in the distance.

My husband and I hadn't done a cruise before and were intimidated by the larger, floating shoe box style ships with an RSL style feel. We wanted to have an intimate cruise experience that was elegant and allowed us to experience destinations that the bigger ships couldn't provide.

We can't speak more highly of our holiday. When the 3 horns sounded as we left Darwin, I felt we were transported back to a time of the 'romantic cruise liner' days. We met other Australian's who shared our same interests which made it easy to have engaging conversations - it was great to learn from other people and hear what they had achieved in their life.

The interpretation between French and English was very exciting. We knew we were travelling with a French cruise line and had read the reviews about translation, but couldn't agree once we experienced it ourselves. It was just another feeling of being on a romantic cruise line voyage.

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