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We wanted a small ship, so 240 passengers and 180 crew fitted. This gave an opportunity for a cabin with a personal balcony. Excellent feature. Cabin was well appointed and everything worked. The trip timetable was constructed around us being on deck for every port berthing, great fun to watch and fascinating to see places we have been from the sea port at entry. Shore excursions were numerous, optional and used all available time in port well. Where we wanted to personalise an excursion this was handled well with onshore arrangements made for us Food was good to sometimes excellent. Restaurant choice, casual or formal worked well. Wine also was good to very good.,Outstanding wine was available for an extra charge. A good idea so we were only charged for the premium level we wanted. Ship activities included lectures (excellent speaker) and fun (quiz, etc) Good gym,small but all equipment types there Electric ship motors meant a smooth and quiet trip.

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L'Austral Cruise Review by tonyssk

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2017
  • Destination: Asia
We wanted a small ship, so 240 passengers and 180 crew fitted. This gave an opportunity for a cabin with a personal balcony. Excellent feature. Cabin was well appointed and everything worked.

The trip timetable was constructed around us being on deck for every port berthing, great fun to watch and fascinating to see places we have been from the sea port at entry.

Shore excursions were numerous, optional and used all available time in port well.

Where we wanted to personalise an excursion this was handled well with onshore arrangements made for us

Food was good to sometimes excellent. Restaurant choice, casual or formal worked well. Wine also was good to very good.,Outstanding wine was available for an extra charge. A good idea so we were only charged for the premium level we wanted.

Ship activities included lectures (excellent speaker) and fun (quiz, etc)

Good gym,small but all equipment types there

Electric ship motors meant a smooth and quiet trip.
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Cabin 434
Size well designed and everything needed was there. The radio needed more up to date connection (iPhone in lieu of Ipod. Great balcony space and furniture made it very usable.