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L'Austral Review

4.5 / 5.0
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108 reviews
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Review for L'Austral to Transpacific
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Jo Cameron
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Oct 2018

We chose this cruise because it went to Pitcairn Island and Easter Island from Papeete. We then stayed on for a further 6 days and cruised to Chile.

Embarkation at Papeete was shambolic as the Paul Gaugain was also boarding at the same time. It appeared that no one from Ponant was present to advise us what we were to do and we were all walking around like sheep. At the disembarkation end it was even worse as we were told there would be taxis once we got out of the terminal and of course there were none, nor did the taxis even come there, so we had to arrange very expensive private transfers after waiting more than an hour for a fabled taxi.

Once on board, our cabin was what we expected. It was very clean and our room steward was excellent. The turnaround for laundry, which was free for us as past passengers, was brilliant.

Cabin Review

Cabin Deluxe

The cabin is comfortable. You can sit outside and watch the world go by. It is close to the auditorium and the level 3 activities.

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