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L'Austral Review

4.5 / 5.0
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106 reviews
8 Awards

Off the beaten path of Indonesia!

Review for L'Austral to Asia
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2017

I chose this cruise because of the "no single supplement". Ponant is the only luxury cruise with this option and I really think it is a good marketing option for the company. More and more you have a lot of women traveling and exploring the world by themselves. At the beginning of my cruise Ponant had a get together for all the people traveling alone, so we could meet each other.

I also selected Ponant because I wanted to speak French and eat French! I was not disappointed!

We visited some very remote islands in Indonesia and met fabulous ethnies: the Torajans for example. Ponant went out of its way to find an event so we could observe first hand the Torajan Funeral rites (we even went there with two live pigs we could offer to the family!). It was superb! The conferences were always of great interest: the naturalists were experienced on board and we were lucky to have Jean Marie Rouart from the Academie française in a panel Paris Match (a great addition for this cruise)!

Cabin Review

Cabin de luxe superior

very confortable. The only nuisance was the AC which cannot be turned off!

A lot of people complained and got colds.

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