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L'Austral Review

4.5 / 5.0
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109 reviews

Disappointing in many ways

Review for L'Austral to the Arctic
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2016

The expeditions on this cruise were amazing. The scenery, the wildlife and the excursions onshore in the remote arctic were the stuff of dreams and I would do it all again.

But I would do it on a different ship and with a different cruise line.

This was expensive (very expensive) and was billed as '5 star luxury' but it was really at the class of the Queen Victoria (Cunard) - ie a good mid-level, small ship. It's not anywhere near the luxury levels of Silverseas or Regent. For example, the room only had one chair, not two nor a couch so that at any time in the room one of us had to sit on the bed. There were no rugs for covering us when on the balcony so we couldn't comfortably sit outside to watch the icebergs. And the main lounge opened onto the 'smokers deck' and was always having cold and smoky air rush in.

Cabin Review

Smallish, and very small when considered in the realm of luxury cruising. No couch, just one chair for the cabin. Very comfortable bed though.

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