John and I were delighted to discover this one-off food- and wine-centric itinerary on the L’Austral. We enjoy the French ambiance, excellent food, and great wine onboard Ponant’s ships. This cruise promised more of the same by including a Michelin-starred guest chef, guest experts on wine and cheese, and special wine and gastronomic events. The Ponant Corporate Chef was also onboard this sailing.
Moreover, we were able to plan independent pre- and post-cruise extensions that allowed us to visit additional wine regions in Portugal and Spain. Needless to say, this trip exceeded our expectations.