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L'Austral
First launched
2011
First launched
Passengers
264
Passengers
Ports Visited
90
Ports visited
Cruises from $300 per day
$300
From Price per day
Total Gross Tonnage of L'Austral
10,944
Gross Tonnage

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.

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Ship Specification

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

  • Ponant Yacht Club Offer

    Ponant Yacht Club Offer

    The Ponant Yacht Club Offer is available on all cruises at all times.

    • Choice of cabin number (subject to availability)
    • All meals in both restaurants, with a focus on French cuisine
    • A wide selection of beverages are included, with a surcharge for some premium alcoholic beverages
    • Complimentary WIFI access 24 hours a day
    • Early booking bonus - save up to 30%
    • Pay a 10% deposit with finals due 90 days prior to sailing.

    Terms & Conditions apply.

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L'Austral Cruise Calendar

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Expedition To The Ice Sheet - With National Geographic
14 Jul
2022
13
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Expedition To The Ice Sheet - With National Geographic

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: L'Austral
Departure Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Duration: 13 nights
Departs: Reykjavik
Returns: Kangerlussuaq
Baffin Bay Secrets
27 Jul
2022
13
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Baffin Bay Secrets

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: L'Austral
Departure Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Duration: 13 nights
Departs: Kangerlussuaq
Returns: Kangerlussuaq
Expedition To The Thule Region
09 Aug
2022
16
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16 nights<

Expedition To The Thule Region

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: L'Austral
Departure Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Duration: 16 nights
Departs: Kangerlussuaq
Returns: Kangerlussuaq
Alaska And Its Fur Traders - With National Geographic
15 Sep
2022
14
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Alaska And Its Fur Traders - With National Geographic

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: L'Austral
Departure Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Duration: 14 nights
Departs: Nome
Returns: Vancouver
The Best Of Chilean Fjords - With National Geographic
23 Oct
2022
13
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13 nights<

The Best Of Chilean Fjords - With National Geographic

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: L'Austral
Departure Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Duration: 13 nights
Departs: Talcahuano
Returns: Ushuaia

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. Read more

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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.

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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 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

    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: &#8226; Individually-controlled air-conditioning &#8226; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds &#8226; Shower &#8226; Minibar &#8226; Flat screen satellite TV &#8226; Desk with stationery &#8226; DVD, CD and Ipod&#8482; players &#8226; Video on demand &#8226; Safe &#8226; Hairdryer &#8226; Bath robes &#8226; Satellite direct line telephone &#8226; 110/220 volts outlet &#8226; French bath products &#8226; 24hr room service &#8226; Internet access wifi

  • 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

    Size: 200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. balcony. Deluxe Staterooms with private balcony. Amenities: &#8226; Individually-controlled air-conditioning &#8226; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds &#8226; Shower &#8226; Minibar &#8226; Flat screen satellite TV &#8226; Desk with stationery &#8226; DVD, CD and Ipod&#8482; players &#8226; Video on demand &#8226; Safe &#8226; Hairdryer &#8226; Bath robes &#8226; Satellite direct line telephone &#8226; 110/220 volts outlet &#8226; French bath products &#8226; 24hr room service &#8226; Internet access wifi

  • 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: &#8226; Individually-controlled air-conditioning &#8226; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds &#8226; Shower &#8226; Minibar &#8226; Flat screen satellite TV &#8226; Desk with stationery &#8226; DVD, CD and Ipod&#8482; players &#8226; Video on demand &#8226; Safe &#8226; Hairdryer &#8226; Bath robes &#8226; Satellite direct line telephone &#8226; 110/220 volts outlet &#8226; French bath products &#8226; 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: &#8226; Individually-controlled air-conditioning &#8226; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available &#8226; Bathtub or shower &#8226; Minibar &#8226; Flat screen satellite TV &#8226; Desk with stationery &#8226; DVD, CD and Ipod&#8482; players &#8226; Video on demand &#8226; Safe &#8226; Hairdryer &#8226; Bath robes &#8226; Satellite direct line telephone &#8226; 110/220 volts outlet &#8226; French bath products &#8226; 24hr room service &#8226; Internet access wifi &#8226; Another Flat screen satellite TV &#8226; Large bathtub &#8226; Sofa &#8226; Table with 4 chairs &#8226; Armchair & Pedestal table

Deck Plans for L'Austral

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L'Austral Next 5 Departures

Date Title Departs Prices From
14 Jul 2022 Expedition To The Ice Sheet - With National Geographic Reykjavik $17990
27 Jul 2022 Baffin Bay Secrets Kangerlussuaq $22480
09 Aug 2022 Expedition To The Thule Region Kangerlussuaq $28740
15 Sep 2022 Alaska And Its Fur Traders - With National Geographic Nome $17640
23 Oct 2022 The Best Of Chilean Fjords - With National Geographic Talcahuano $11830
05 Nov 2022 The Great Austral Loop - With National Geographic Ushuaia $18800
20 Nov 2022 Emblematic Antarctica - With National Geographic Ushuaia $17110
01 Dec 2022 Emblematic Antarctica Ushuaia $12570
11 Dec 2022 Emblematic Antarctica Ushuaia $14660
10 Jan 2023 Emblematic Antarctica Cruise Ushuaia $15400
23 Feb 2023 Emblematic Antarctica Cruise Ushuaia $13300
05 Mar 2023 The Great Adventure Cruise Ushuaia $17380
20 Mar 2023 Ocean Voyage: Montevideo - Lisbon Montevideo $6720
10 Apr 2023 Gastronomy, Vineyards & Grands Crus Lisbon $8010
19 Apr 2023 Landscapes And Islands Of The North Atlantic Bordeaux $7050
27 Apr 2023 Musical Adventure In Celtic Lands Dublin $5900
04 May 2023 From Scotland To Spitsbergen Glasgow $13510
17 May 2023 Fjords And Glaciers Of Spitsbergen Cruise Longyearbyen $12210
31 May 2023 Fjords And Glaciers Of Spitsbergen Cruise Longyearbyen $12210
07 Jun 2023 Fjords And Glaciers Of Spitsbergen Cruise Longyearbyen $12210
14 Jun 2023 Cruising Arctic Norway: Glaciers, Ice Floes, And Polar Bears - With Smithsonian Journeys Longyearbyen $14080
21 Jun 2023 Fjords And Glaciers Of Spitsbergen Cruise Longyearbyen $12210
28 Jun 2023 Greenland Of Great Explorers Cruise Longyearbyen $22250
12 Jul 2023 Baffin Bay Secrets Cruise Kangerlussuaq $25130
25 Jul 2023 Expedition To The Thule Region Cruise Kangerlussuaq $25900
10 Aug 2023 Expedition Along The East Coast Of Greenland Cruise Kangerlussuaq $27340
18 Sep 2023 Alaska And Its Fur Traders Cruise Nome $16740
05 Nov 2023 The Antarctic Odyssey Ushuaia $24690
21 Nov 2023 Emblematic Antarctica Ushuaia $15970
01 Dec 2023 Emblematic Antarctica Ushuaia $15970
11 Dec 2023 Emblematic Antarctica Ushuaia $15970
21 Dec 2023 The Great Austral Loop Ushuaia $25320
05 Jan 2024 The Great Austral Loop Ushuaia $25880
29 Jan 2024 Emblematic Antarctica Ushuaia $15970
08 Feb 2024 Emblematic Antarctica Ushuaia $15970
28 Feb 2024 Exploring The Chilean Fjords Ushuaia $12060
12 Mar 2024 Wild Nature Between Argentina And The Falkland Islands Ushuaia $12100

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