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L'Austral
First launched
2011
First launched
Passengers
264
Passengers
Ports Visited
77
Ports visited
Cruises from $385 per day
$385
From Price per day
Total Gross Tonnage of L'Austral
10,944
Gross Tonnage

L'Austral Cruises

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.Technically, her dynamic positioning system (using no anchors) and ‘Clean Ship’ standards are impressive. Fellow passengers come from many backgrounds, are well-travelled and refined. You’ll find all amenities are modern, ample space for sun-bathing or solitude, theatre for 250 with entertainment on selected evenings, and fine dining.

Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 2011
Number of decks: 6
Tonnage: 10944
Cabins: 130
Passengers: 264
Number of crew: 140
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Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    • Dining on the L'Austral
    • Dining on the L'Austral
    • Dining on the L'Austral
    • Dining on the L'Austral

    French cuisine making good use of local fresh foods is a feature of this vessel. The two restaurants welcome guests to breakfast, lunch and dinner. The 268-seat Gastronomic Restaurant, at the rear and adjacent to the Marina, serves meals and complimentary wines worthy of the finest restaurants. The smaller Grill Restaurant adjacent to the pool offers al fresco dining with buffet lunches and themed dinners.

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    Dress for dining is smart casual – it’s only the waiters who wear black ties and white gloves.

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  • Bars

    • Bar on the L'Austral
    • Bar on the L'Austral
    • Bar on the L'Austral

    The forward-looking Panoramic Lounge and Terrace, and the Main Lounge off Reception are comfortably fitted with leather seats and are just the places to build friendships, perhaps with a drink or cocktail. There is also an open-air bar on the top Sun Deck. Each afternoon pastries and drinks are served.

  • Entertainment

    • Entertainment on the L'Austral
    • Entertainment on the L'Austral

    Lounges are used for lectures by prominent experts, depending on the voyage, and also for shows, as is the 260-seat Theatre.

  • Activities

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    • Activities on the L'Austral
    • Activities on the L'Austral
    • Activities on the L'Austral
    • Activities on the L'Austral
    • Activities on the L'Austral

    For solitude retire to the library, games area with Wii™ consoles, or Internet room. Every guest can feel comfortable relaxing in his/her own way. Guests will find that most entertainment comes from ocean views and on-shore excursions. After all, this is an expedition vessel!

  • Health & Fitness

    • Fitness on the L'Austral
    • Fitness on the L'Austral

    The Fitness centre is fitted with the latest equipment such as Kinesis Wall, exercise cycles and running machines. The Beauty Centre offers treatments by Sothys, and includes a range of massages and pampering.

  • Kids

    All ships have a special area for children onboard known as the Le Kids Club. Books, television, board games and consoles (PS4 or Wii™) are all provided to keep younger guests entertained.

  • Inclusions

    • Afternoon tea service
    • All main meals on-board
    • Butler service (Suites)
    • Captain's welcome champagne
    • Coffee, tea & pastries 24 hrs
    • Cruise Director & bilingual staff
    • Gourmet dining with fine wines
    • In-cabin breakfast at no charge
    • Internet access & Wi-Fi (common areas, cabins)
    • Ironing/laundry service (pay)
    • Lectures by guest experts
    • Main lounge – live music
    • Onboard newsletter
    • Open bar & cabin minibar (from May 2015)
    • Open seating for dining
    • Satellite phone in cabin
    • Ship-shore-ship transfers
    • Single sitting, open-seated dining
    • Under 13 sharing cabin with parents travel free (pay port dues)
    • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
    • Water sports equipment & marina platform

Customer cruise ship ratings

L'Austral has an average of 4 Stars based on 6 Guest Reviews

  • Overall
    4
  • Cabin
    4.5
  • Dining
    4.7
  • Entertainment
    3.7
  • Service
    4.8

Destination & Ports

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Cabins

All 132 staterooms are of generous size with sea views, and include all the usual luxury amenities: DVD, CD and iPod players with Video on Demand, Internet access, controllable air-conditioning, bath robe and toiletries, wardrobes encased in white leather, and king or twin beds. On Deck 3 there are eight Superior Staterooms each with a panoramic window, and 28 Deluxe Staterooms with balcony, walk-in robe and bathtub. On Decks 4 to 6 there are 92 Prestige Staterooms. Forty of these can be linked with adjoining cabins and reconfigured, to make 20 Prestige Suites.

These will have two bathrooms, and separate sleeping and entertainment areas. Staterooms can accommodate a third person. On Deck 6 is the one very large Owner’s Suite with its own dining area, and three large Deluxe Suites. Full Butler Service is available to the 13 suites on Deck 6, to attend to your every need. Three cabins are specially adapted for disabled guests, and adjacent to elevators. Three elevators service all decks. There is 24 h room service with a dining menu. From May 2015 the minibar will be complimentary.)

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  • Superior Ocean

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    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

  • Deluxe Balcony

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    Cabin Types

    DEL

    Average Cabin Size – 18.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

  • Prestige Balcony

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    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

  • Suite

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    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

Deck Plans for L'Austral

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L'Austral Cruise Calendar

Date Title Departs Prices From
19 May 2024 The Mediterranean: In The Footsteps Of Great Civilizations Antalya $10050
29 May 2024 From Malta To The Adriatic Coast Valletta $9360
06 Jun 2024 The Best Of Croatia Venice $0
13 Jun 2024 The Best Of Croatia Venice $0
20 Jun 2024 9Th Annual Piano Festival At Sea Venice $10550
04 Jul 2024 At The Heart Of The Greek Islands Athens $7410
11 Jul 2024 At The Heart Of The Greek Islands Athens $7820
18 Jul 2024 At The Heart Of The Greek Islands Athens $7390
25 Jul 2024 At The Heart Of The Greek Islands Athens $6480
01 Aug 2024 From The City Of The Gods To The City Of The Doges With The Paris Opera Ballet Athens $8530
03 Oct 2024 Cruising The Greek Islands Of The Southern Aegean - With Smithsonian Journeys Athens $0
10 Oct 2024 Along The Mediterranean Sea With The Mucem Athens $12670
21 Oct 2024 Ocean Voyage: Lisbon - Buenos Aires Lisbon $7450
09 Nov 2024 The Great Adventure Buenos Aires $24270
06 Dec 2024 Expedition To Southern Lands Ushuaia $26340
23 Dec 2024 Emblematic Antarctica Ushuaia $26750
12 Jan 2025 Ushuaia $29300
30 Jan 2025 Emblematic Antarctica Ushuaia $16080
09 Feb 2025 Emblematic Antarctica Ushuaia $20950
19 Feb 2025 Ushuaia $17810
01 Mar 2025 Wild Nature Between Argentina And The Falkland Islands Ushuaia $13040
15 Mar 2025 Ocean Voyage: Buenos Aires - Las Palmas Buenos Aires $6550
01 Apr 2025 The Canaries, Lands Of Contrast Las Palmas $5300
08 Apr 2025 Volcanic Islands And Historic Cities Of The North Atlantic Las Palmas $6900
18 Apr 2025 Secrets Of The Iberian Peninsula Lisbon $6430
26 Apr 2025 Culture And Islands Of The Mediterranean Barcelona $9850
07 May 2025 10Th Annual Piano Festival At Sea Valletta $11430
17 May 2025 The Jewels Of The Aegean Antalya $6660
24 May 2025 From The City Of Gods To The Canals Of Venice Athens $7600
18 Jun 2025 Venice $7910
02 Jul 2025 At The Heart Of The Greek Islands Athens $6280
17 Jul 2025 Antique Wonders Of The Aegean Istanbul $6720
25 Jul 2025 Islands And Cities Of The Mediterranean Athens $6280
01 Aug 2025 From Malta To The Adriatic Coast Valletta $6280
08 Aug 2025 Natural Wonders And Cultural Jewels Of Dalmatia Venice $5890
15 Aug 2025 Cities And Splendours Of The Adriatic Dubrovnik $5440
22 Aug 2025 Natural Wonders And Cultural Jewels Of Dalmatia Venice $6280
29 Aug 2025 Cities And Splendours Of The Adriatic Dubrovnik $5800
26 Sep 2025 4Th Opera Festival At Sea Venice $8000
03 Oct 2025 Valletta $6900
05 Nov 2025 Buenos Aires $24320
23 Nov 2025 Ushuaia $17180
13 Dec 2025 Ushuaia $26730
19 Jan 2026 Ushuaia $17180
29 Jan 2026 Ushuaia $15710
08 Feb 2026 Ushuaia $14790
28 Feb 2026 Ushuaia $25560

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