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L'Austral
First launched
2011
First launched
Passengers
264
Passengers
Ports Visited
67
Ports visited
Cruises from $525 per day
$525
From Price per day

L'Austral Cruises

5
(from 2 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

    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.

    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

    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

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

  • Activities

    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

    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.)

  • 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
  • Covid Safety

    The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for Ponant Cruises and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations.

    Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases. For further information, visit our Travel Advisory page

Customer cruise ship ratings

L'Austral has an average of 5 Stars based on 2 Guest Reviews

  • Overall
    5
  • Cabin
    5
  • Dining
    5
  • Entertainment
    4.5
  • Service
    5

Destination & Ports

Visited Ports

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 AC, 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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  • Oceanview

    Oceanview on the L'Austral Oceanview 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: • Individually-controlled air-conditioning • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds • Shower • Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV • Desk with stationery • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players • Video on demand • Safe • Hairdryer • Bath robes • Satellite direct line telephone • 110/220 volts outlet • French bath products • 24hr room service • Internet access wifi

  • Balcony

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

    Cabin Types

    PR6, PR5, PR4, DEL

    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: • Individually-controlled air-conditioning • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds • Shower • Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV • Desk with stationery • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players • Video on demand • Safe • Hairdryer • Bath robes • Satellite direct line telephone • 110/220 volts outlet • French bath products • 24hr room service

  • 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: • Individually-controlled air-conditioning • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available • Bathtub or shower • Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV • Desk with stationery • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players • Video on demand • Safe • Hairdryer • Bath robes • Satellite direct line telephone • 110/220 volts outlet • French bath products • 24hr room service • Internet access wifi • Another Flat screen satellite TV • Large bathtub • Sofa • Table with 4 chairs • Armchair & Pedestal table

Deck Plans for L'Austral

Legend

L'Austral Next 30 Departures

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05 Jun 2021 Unexplored Svalbard Longyearbyen $15020
12 Jun 2021 Unexplored Svalbard Longyearbyen $15020
19 Jun 2021 Unexplored Svalbard Longyearbyen $15020
26 Jun 2021 Unexplored Svalbard Longyearbyen $14440
03 Jul 2021 Greenland Of Great Explorers Longyearbyen $16430
15 Aug 2021 Expedition Along The East Coast Of Greenland - With National Geographic Kangerlussuaq $17520
05 Nov 2021 The Best Of Chilean Fjords Talcahuano $10200
18 Nov 2021 Emblematic Antarctica Ushuaia $14380
09 Dec 2021 Emblematic Antarctica Ushuaia $16050
19 Dec 2021 Christmas And New Year In Southern Lands Ushuaia $25790
04 Jan 2022 Emblematic Antarctica Ushuaia $16750
23 Jan 2022 Ushuaia $12130
11 Feb 2022 Emblematic Antarctica Ushuaia $12570
03 Mar 2022 The Great Adventure Ushuaia $17390
27 Apr 2022 X Lisbon $7310
07 May 2022 X Bordeaux $4460
15 May 2022 From The British Archipelagos To The Lofoten Islands Dublin $9570
26 May 2022 Pristine Spitsbergen - With National Geographic Tromsoe $10670
03 Jun 2022 Unexplored Svalbard Longyearbyen $10450
10 Jun 2022 Unexplored Svalbard Longyearbyen $9870
17 Jun 2022 Unexplored Svalbard Longyearbyen $10450
24 Jun 2022 Unexplored Svalbard Longyearbyen $11030
14 Jul 2022 Expedition To The Ice Sheet - With National Geographic Reykjavik $14100
27 Jul 2022 Kangerlussuaq $23890
09 Aug 2022 Kangerlussuaq $28740
15 Sep 2022 Alaska And Its Fur Traders - With National Geographic Nome $14670
23 Oct 2022 Talcahuano $9650
05 Nov 2022 The Great Austral Loop - With National Geographic Ushuaia $17760
20 Nov 2022 Emblematic Antarctica - With National Geographic Ushuaia $15340
11 Dec 2022 Emblematic Antarctica Ushuaia $12570

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