L'Austral Cruise Photos
From: L'Austral cruise review
Day 7: Rab, Croatia (6)
L'Austral was supposed to sail at 2:30 p.m., but just before departure time, the cruise director made a surprise announcement over the loudspeakers:
In response to passenger demand, the captain was allowing a group swim. Passengers were invited to report to the marina, where officers and cadets in Zodiac boats were setting up float lines and preparing to act as lifeguards.
Within minutes, dozens of guests were in the water, with the town of Rab as a backdrop to the swimmers.
Passengers who wanted a buoyancy boost could choose from a
variety of inflatable devices and beach toys.
The passengers were joined by performers from the Paris Ballet C'Show dance company and L'Austral's cruise director, Jérome Pierre.
After about 40 minutes, it was time to bring in the beach
toys and reel in the float lines so L'Austral could depart for Venice.
L'Austral was underway by 3:40 p.m.
As we left Rab and its harbor behind, a nudist couple waved farewell from shore.
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