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Ship: L'Austral   
Departure: Saturday, February 28, 2026
Nights: 18 nights
Departs: Ushuaia
Returns: Buenos Aires
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One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
18
Nights
Days at Sea
9
Sea Days
Ports
7
Ports
Countries Visted
4
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Saturday, February 28, 2026 Ushuaia, Argentina Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Ushuaia, Argentina

    Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, is located on the Beagle Channel, where soaring mountains, ice-blue glaciers, and an historic lighthouse create an ideal backdrop. The capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, it was first settled by British missionaries. During the first half of the 20th C the major building of the city was a prison, built by the Argentinian government for repeat offenders and serious criminals, as the subpolar oceanic climate made escape difficult. Read more about Ushuaia, Argentina

    2 Sunday, March 1, 2026 Drake Passage, Antarctica 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Drake Passage, Antarctica

    Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. Named after the sixteenth century English explorer Sir Francis Drake, although he never actually sailed the passage, it connects the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and is the shortest crossing from Antarctica to the rest of the world’s land, about 860 km. Conditions can change instantly in the Drake Passage, owing to strong winds, large waves, strong currents, and icebergs: hence notorious as ‘sailors’ graveyard.’ Until the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 large ships had to sail this passage. Read more about Drake Passage, Antarctica

    3 Monday, March 2, 2026 Drake Passage, Antarctica 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Drake Passage, Antarctica

    Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. Named after the sixteenth century English explorer Sir Francis Drake, although he never actually sailed the passage, it connects the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and is the shortest crossing from Antarctica to the rest of the world’s land, about 860 km. Conditions can change instantly in the Drake Passage, owing to strong winds, large waves, strong currents, and icebergs: hence notorious as ‘sailors’ graveyard.’ Until the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 large ships had to sail this passage. Read more about Drake Passage, Antarctica

    4 Tuesday, March 3, 2026 Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of the mainland of Antarctica, the top one third (650km) actually lying north of the Antarctic Circle. It includes numerous islands and connecting ice sheets that reach to within 1000 km of the southernmost tips of Chile and Argentina. The northern part of the peninsula in known as Graham Land, the southern half Palmer Land. Read more about Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    5 Wednesday, March 4, 2026 Sailing On The Weddell Sea
    6 Thursday, March 5, 2026 At Sea
    7 Friday, March 6, 2026 At Sea
    8 Saturday, March 7, 2026 South Georgia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    9 Sunday, March 8, 2026 South Georgia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    10 Monday, March 9, 2026 South Georgia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    11 Tuesday, March 10, 2026 At Sea
    12 Wednesday, March 11, 2026 At Sea
    13 Thursday, March 12, 2026 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

    Port Stanley is the capital and only town in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). It is located on the isle of East Falkland, on a north-facing slope, south of Stanley Harbour, in one of the wettest parts of the islands. It is very easy to see most of the islands’ worthwhile sites on a short walking tour. Read more about Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

    14 Friday, March 13, 2026 At Sea
    15 Saturday, March 14, 2026 At Sea
    16 Sunday, March 15, 2026 Puerto Madryn, Argentina 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Puerto Madryn, Argentina

    Puerto Madryn is a city in the province of Chubut, one of the most sheltered places on the Patagonian coast of Argentina. The town, founded in 1865 by 150 Welsh immigrants, has become an important tourist centre. This coastal city has warm summers and moderate winters all year round. Read more about Puerto Madryn, Argentina

    17 Monday, March 16, 2026 At Sea
    18 Tuesday, March 17, 2026 At Sea
    19 Wednesday, March 18, 2026 Buenos Aires, Argentina 12:00 AM Disembark
    View of Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, located on the eastern shore of the Rio de la Plata, on the SE coast of South America. The birthplace of the tango, the city is as bustling with energy as the dance itself. Stroll neighbourhoods with romantic restaurants, past its architecture and parks. Read more about Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Ship

    L'Austral Overview

    L'Austral

    4
    (from 6 verified customers)

    L’Austral offers itineraries that are impressive. She joined Compagnie du Ponant as a premium vessel in 2011, showing magnificent lines, elegance and furnishings that reflect modern French marine architecture. She is 4-star, “your own private yacht.” With 264 guests and 140 crew, service is personal.

  • Cabins

    L'Austral Cabins

    Suite

    Suite

    Suite on the L'Austral Suite on the L'Austral

    Cabin Types

    SA, PS6, PS5, DS6

    Average Cabin Size – 33.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 7.0 m2

    Size: 484 sq.ft. + 97 sq.ft. balcony. Owner's Suites are decorated by French interior designers and will provide you a breathtaking panoramic sea view. Amenities: bull; Individually-controlled air-conditioning bull; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available bull; Bathtub or shower bull; Minibar bull; Flat screen satellite TV bull; Desk with stationery bull; DVD, CD and Ipodtrade; players bull; Video on demand bull; Safe bull; Hairdryer bull; Bath robes bull; Satellite direct line telephone bull; 110/220 volts outlet bull; French bath products bull; 24hr room service bull; Internet access wifi bull; Another Flat screen satellite TV bull; Large bathtub bull; Sofa bull; Table with 4 chairs bull; Armchair amp; Pedestal table

    Prestige Balcony

    Prestige Balcony

    Prestige Balcony on the L'Austral Prestige Balcony on the L'Austral

    Cabin Types

    PR6, PR5, PR4

    Average Cabin Size – 18.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Size: 200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. balcony. Prestige Staterooms with private balcony. Amenities: bull; Individually-controlled air-conditioning bull; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds bull; Shower bull; Minibar bull; Flat screen satellite TV bull; Desk with stationery bull; DVD, CD and Ipodtrade; players bull; Video on demand bull; Safe bull; Hairdryer bull; Bath robes bull; Satellite direct line telephone bull; 110/220 volts outlet bull; French bath products bull; 24hr room service

    Deluxe Balcony

    Deluxe Balcony

    Deluxe Balcony on the L'Austral Deluxe Balcony on the L'Austral

    Cabin Types

    DEL

    Average Cabin Size – 18.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Superior Ocean

    Superior Ocean

    Superior Ocean on the L'Austral Superior Ocean on the L'Austral

    Cabin Types

    SP3

    Average Cabin Size – 21.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 226 sq.ft. superior staterooms located on Deck3. Amenities: bull; Individually-controlled air-conditioning bull; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds bull; Shower bull; Minibar bull; Flat screen satellite TV bull; Desk with stationery bull; DVD, CD and Ipodtrade; players bull; Video on demand bull; Safe bull; Hairdryer bull; Bath robes bull; Satellite direct line telephone bull; 110/220 volts outlet bull; French bath products bull; 24hr room servicebull; Internet access wifi

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for L'Austral

    Legend

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Cabin Availability

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Superior Ocean at the L'Austral

Superior Ocean

From $25560
Deluxe Balcony at the L'Austral

Deluxe Balcony

From $27370
Prestige Balcony at the L'Austral

Prestige Balcony

From $28670
Suite at the L'Austral

Suite

From $42950

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  • Cruiseline: Ponant Cruises Ship: L'Austral Departure: Saturday, February 28, 2026 Nights: 18 nights Departs: Ushuaia Returns: Buenos Aires

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