Overview
Cruises

Summary

In May 2011, L’Austral joined 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 ambience, refined and personalized service as well as gastronomic cuisine.

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Lounges & Bars

Different lounges enable guests to socialize and share convivial moments during their cruise. Our four sisterships feature the main lounge, an ideal place to meet over a drink and watch daytime or evening events; the panoramic lounge, an intimate piano bar with a unique view of the horizon; and the outdoor bar, a relaxation area with access to the pool and solarium.

OnBoard the L’Austral

Here you will find a special ambience, Ponant’s signature: a feeling that you are on board your own yacht.

Whether you want to join other guests in the theatre 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

Gastronomic Restaurant
The Gastronomic Restaurant offers refined and flavorful cuisine prepared by French chefs who are committed to providing memorable, sophisticated, yet simple, meals.

Grill Restaurant
The Grill Restaurant welcomes you in a more relaxed setting, serving gourmet and varied cuisine. Themed lunch and dinner buffets are organized every day, with the horizon as a special guest.

 

Facts

  • 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
DateCruiseShipDepartureReturnMin PriceSave up to*
20190726
26 Jul 19
16 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralKangerlussuaqKangerlussuaq$21,780Select
20190811
11 Aug 19
13 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralKangerlussuaqKangerlussuaq$16,480Select
20190915
15 Sep 19
14 Night Alaska CruiseL'AustralNomeVancouver$11,770Select
20191023
23 Oct 19
9 Night South America CruiseL'AustralFuerte AmadorCallao (Lima)$4,690Select
20191101
01 Nov 19
4 Night South America CruiseL'AustralCallao (Lima)Valparaiso (Santiago)$1,350Select
20191011
11 Oct 19
12 Night South America CruiseL'AustralPuerto VallartaFuerte Amador$6,490Select
20191105
05 Nov 19
10 Night South America CruiseL'AustralValparaiso (Santiago)Ushuaia$6,740Select
20191115
15 Nov 19
15 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$20,570Select
20191210
10 Dec 19
10 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$13,900Select
20191220
20 Dec 19
16 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$21,634Select
20200115
15 Jan 20
16 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$25,074Select
20200209
09 Feb 20
9 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$14,970Select
20200218
18 Feb 20
10 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$14,560Select
20200228
28 Feb 20
15 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaMontevideo$15,060Select
20200314
14 Mar 20
7 Night South America CruiseL'AustralMontevideoRecife$2,160Select
20200321
21 Mar 20
11 Night South America CruiseL'AustralRecifeDakar$5,240Select
20200401
01 Apr 20
10 Night Transatlantic CruiseL'AustralDakarLisbon$5,350Select
20200411
11 Apr 20
8 Night Europe - Northern CruiseL'AustralLisbonLorient$5,740Select
20200419
19 Apr 20
7 Night Europe - Northern CruiseL'AustralLorientHonfleur$3,850Select
20200426
26 Apr 20
7 Night Europe - Northern CruiseL'AustralHonfleurDublin$3,620Select
20200503
03 May 20
7 Night Europe - Northern CruiseL'AustralDublinPortsmouth$4,070Select
20200517
17 May 20
11 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralDublinLongyearbyen$10,830Select
20200528
28 May 20
7 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralLongyearbyenLongyearbyen$12,070Select
20200604
04 Jun 20
7 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralLongyearbyenLongyearbyen$12,070Select
20200618
18 Jun 20
7 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralLongyearbyenLongyearbyen$11,580Select
20200625
25 Jun 20
14 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralLongyearbyenKangerlussuaq$15,440Select
20200709
09 Jul 20
7 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralKangerlussuaqKangerlussuaq$10,750Select
20200716
16 Jul 20
13 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralKangerlussuaqKangerlussuaq$17,630Select
20200729
29 Jul 20
16 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralKangerlussuaqKangerlussuaq$22,190Select
20200814
14 Aug 20
14 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralKangerlussuaqKangerlussuaq$18,750Select
20200919
19 Sep 20
14 Night Alaska CruiseL'AustralNomeVancouver$12,830Select
20201128
28 Nov 20
10 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$10,980Select
20201208
08 Dec 20
10 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$11,388Select
20201218
18 Dec 20
10 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$12,748Select
20210119
19 Jan 21
15 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$20,550Select
20210304
04 Mar 21
15 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaMontevideo$13,500Select
20200828
28 Aug 20
22 Night Alaska CruiseL'AustralKangerlussuaqNome$32,450Select
20201003
03 Oct 20
4 Night World CruiseL'AustralVancouverSan Diego$1,420Select
20201007
07 Oct 20
12 Night South America CruiseL'AustralSan DiegoPuerto Quetzal$7,250Select
20201019
19 Oct 20
12 Night South America CruiseL'AustralPuerto QuetzalCallao (Lima)$5,600Select
20201031
31 Oct 20
5 Night South America CruiseL'AustralCallao (Lima)Talcahuano$1,710Select
20201118
18 Nov 20
10 Night South America CruiseL'AustralTalcahuanoUshuaia$6,980Select
20210109
09 Jan 21
10 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$12,370Select
20210222
22 Feb 21
10 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$12,370Select