- From 224 to 264 passangers
- Up to 132 outside cabins
- Length:142m (466ft)
- Beam: 18 m (59ft)
- Crew members:139
- Elevators to all decks
- Dynamic positioning system
- Clean ship standards
- French flag
In May 2011, l'Austral joinded La Ponant's fleet. This superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. L'Austral remains faithful to our philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being.
A sleek silhouette softened by elegantly smooth contours and large, arched windows opening up to the sea and the light: so many features come together to give L'Austral her distinctive shape. Precious materials, discreet elegance and a perfect balance between chic and casual, combine to make you feel as if you are on your own private yacht. A design blending tradition and innovation, where a nautical mood has been subtly recreated. A welcoming atmosphere of relaxed sophistication revolves around shades of grey, taupe, white and ivory enlivened by touches of cinnamon, caramel and tan.. So many personal touches create the spirit of a "private yacht."
You will encounter unique itineraries, calls inaccessible to large ships, chic and elegant yacht-like ambiance, raffined and personalized service as well as gastronomic cuisine.
OnBoard the L'Austral
Here you will find a special ambiance, Ponant's signature: a feeling that you are on board your own yacht.
Whether you want to join other guests in the theater or games area (Wii consoles, etc), or relax on your own in a quiet corner of the library, L'Austral has been designed to meet the needs of every guest.
Everything has been done to preserve the independence of each guest to suit their personal tastes: lounges for lectures and shows, a spa in partnership with Sothys, but also more intimate spaces such as the library and internet corner. Comfortable cabins, nearly all with private balcony, are available for families either as triples or as communicating cabins. There is also a games area with Wii consoles, children's menus. Just as if you were on a private yacht, your time is your own to do as you please.
Fitted with the latest equipment (Kinesis Wall, running machine) and in partnership with the famous Sothys brand, the Beauty Centre on L'Austral welcomes you for some unforgettable moments of relaxation and pampering (beauty treatments, hairdresser, hammam, balneotherapy).
Restaurants & Bar
Our two restaurants welcome you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Gastronomic Restaurant, with a capacity of 268 persons, is situated on Pondichary Deck and serves you French and international cuisine accompagnied by fine wine. On the Grill Restaurant, you will have the opportuniny to eat outside and enjoy buffet lunch and themed dinner.
Please note that the staterooms shown below are samples only. Actual cabin decor, details and layout may vary by stateroom category and type.
Ponant cruises offer luxury yacht cruises and expeditions worldwide 'a la francaise' across five intimate and upscale yachts that carry from 64 to 264 passengers - Le Boreal, L'Austral, Le Soleal, and the smaller Le Ponant, plus the newest addition to the Ponant fleet, Le Lyrial. Ponant cruises offer chic cruising without the crowds, delivering the ultimate in casual elegance. Cruisers can visit exceptional sites so often inaccessible by large ships.
Ponant cruises to a variety of destinations worldwide, including Mediterranean cruises from Nice and Venice, Caribbean cruises, Asia cruises and unforgettable trip-of-a-lifetime Antarctica cruises and World cruises.
On board, Ponant offers butler service to its most discerning passengers travelling in one of the 13 suites on Deck 6 onboard Le Boreal and L'Austral, and they also recently introduced an all-inclusive drinks policy on their ships. To locate your ideal itinerary use our Cruise Finder tool or you can contact us for first hand knowledge and expert advice on Ponant cruises.
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