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L'Austral Review

4.5 / 5.0
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108 reviews
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Great Itinerary and Enrichment Lectures, Cramped Cabins, and Poor Food Service

Review for L'Austral to the Western Mediterranean
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billmccl
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2016
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The itinerary of Morocco and Andalusia was our primary attraction. The itinerary and the tours were up to expectations. Excellent and recommended

We expected a 6 star cruise line, although Ponant and their ships are fairly new in the cruise industry. We appreciated the modest number of passengers, and we look for the cruise lines that have smaller ships. We have been Seabourn fans for some years, but are now avoiding them as their ships have grown from ~150 to over 700.

Ponant provided an excellent and engaging set of talks and lectures which we thoroughly enjoyed on the history of Morocco, Andalusia and Islam. We long for the more intimate cruising experience with an emphasis on historic and cultural presentations. Ponant delivered on this promise.

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