Christmas Eve on L'Austral
Memories of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic
Next we go to the Christmas Eve dinner, which is a lengthy affair with music and a four-course meal. We have soup, foie gras, scallop souffle, veal, and turkey. Most of the dishes are good. But, I don't care for foie gras, so my husband gets two servings.
After dinner, we go to the Christmas mass, which is in French with no translation. So, we quietly leave early and go to the Christmas party where we enjoy the live music. We dance a bit, but mostly observe the crew as they are the most animated on the dance floor. It feels a little bit like a French disco!
We decide to leave with the friends we met at our hotel and play a few rounds of cards. But, dawn starts to appear and suddenly we realize that it's 3:00am. We quickly dash off to bed and are excited to discover that the turn-down service includes a large box of French chocolates as a Christmas gift from the cruise company.