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L'Austral Review

4.5 / 5.0
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108 reviews

Spectacular Kimberley Scenery

Review for L'Austral to the South Pacific
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2017
Near Hunter River
Visit to Paspaley Pearls Darwin

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 to answer any questions. The food, wine and service first class whether dining in the main dining room or more casually by the pool. The Kimberley Expedition Cruise exceeded my expectation when everyday there was another experience to look forward to and to visit many otherwise inaccessible places.The visit to the Lacepede Islands was spectacular with the aqua color of the sea reflecting on the white feathers of the birds which were all as curious about the humans as the humans were about the birds.The visit to Paspaley Pearls in Darwin was another highlight. I highly recommend an expedition cruise with Ponant.

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Cabin Prestige Deck 4

Comfortable and clean.

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Paspaley Pearls, very interesting history and beautiful product.

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