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