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 ambiance, 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 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

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*
20190524
24 May 19
9 Night Europe - Northern CruiseL'AustralTromsoLongyearbyen$999,999EnquireSelect
20190630
30 Jun 19
12 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralLongyearbyenLongyearbyen$999,999EnquireSelect
20190712
12 Jul 19
14 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralLongyearbyenHvalsey$999,999EnquireSelect
20190726
26 Jul 19
16 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralHvalseyHvalsey$999,999EnquireSelect
20190811
11 Aug 19
13 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralHvalseyHvalsey$999,999EnquireSelect
20191101
01 Nov 19
4 Night South America CruiseL'AustralCallao (Lima)Valparaiso (Santiago)$999,999EnquireSelect
20190616
16 Jun 19
7 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralLongyearbyenLongyearbyen$999,999EnquireSelect
20191011
11 Oct 19
12 Night South America CruiseL'AustralPuerto VallartaFuerte Amador$999,999EnquireSelect
20191105
05 Nov 19
10 Night South America CruiseL'AustralValparaiso (Santiago)Ushuaia$999,999EnquireSelect
20191115
15 Nov 19
15 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$999,999EnquireSelect
20191210
10 Dec 19
10 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$999,999EnquireSelect
20191220
20 Dec 19
16 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$999,999EnquireSelect
20200115
15 Jan 20
16 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$999,999EnquireSelect
20200209
09 Feb 20
9 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$999,999EnquireSelect
20200218
18 Feb 20
10 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$999,999EnquireSelect
20200228
28 Feb 20
15 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaMontevideo$999,999EnquireSelect
20200314
14 Mar 20
7 Night South America CruiseL'AustralMontevideoRecife$999,999EnquireSelect
20200321
21 Mar 20
11 Night South America CruiseL'AustralRecifeDakar$999,999EnquireSelect
20200401
01 Apr 20
10 Night Transatlantic CruiseL'AustralDakarLisbon$999,999EnquireSelect
20200411
11 Apr 20
8 Night Europe - Northern CruiseL'AustralLisbonLorient$999,999EnquireSelect
20200419
19 Apr 20
7 Night Europe - Northern CruiseL'AustralLorientHonfleur$999,999EnquireSelect
20200426
26 Apr 20
7 Night Europe - Northern CruiseL'AustralHonfleurDublin$999,999EnquireSelect
20200517
17 May 20
11 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralDublinLongyearbyen$999,999EnquireSelect
20200528
28 May 20
7 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralLongyearbyenLongyearbyen$999,999EnquireSelect
20200604
04 Jun 20
7 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralLongyearbyenLongyearbyen$999,999EnquireSelect
20200618
18 Jun 20
7 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralLongyearbyenLongyearbyen$999,999EnquireSelect
20200625
25 Jun 20
14 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralLongyearbyenHvalsey$999,999EnquireSelect
20200709
09 Jul 20
7 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralHvalseyHvalsey$999,999EnquireSelect
20200716
16 Jul 20
13 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralHvalseyHvalsey$999,999EnquireSelect
20200729
29 Jul 20
16 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralHvalseyHvalsey$999,999EnquireSelect
20200814
14 Aug 20
14 Night Arctic CruiseL'AustralHvalseyHvalsey$999,999EnquireSelect
20201128
28 Nov 20
10 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$999,999EnquireSelect
20201208
08 Dec 20
10 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$999,999EnquireSelect
20201218
18 Dec 20
10 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$999,999EnquireSelect
20210119
19 Jan 21
15 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaUshuaia$999,999EnquireSelect
20210304
04 Mar 21
15 Night Antarctica CruiseL'AustralUshuaiaMontevideo$999,999EnquireSelect