L’Austral is a contemporary cruise ship that combines a sleek, eye-catching design with a classically French onboard ambience. Highly recommended for younger couples and those seeking romantic cruise holidays, L’Austral offers an almost yacht-like environment with sophisticated accommodation options and chic public spaces. The facilities onboard are streamlined, though those with a keen eye on fitness and well-being will be delighted with Spa Ponant Yacht Spa – a fantastic treatment centre that’s perfect if you’re looking to pass away a few hours whilst enjoying a lazy day at sea. L’Austral joined the Ponant Cruises fleet in 2011 and sails a variety of itineraries throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Antarctica.
L’Austral offers accommodation options for up to 264 guests, including 3 Prestige Suites and up to 132 cabins with an outside view. Accommodation across all grades includes:
- Good-size beds
- Large storage unit
- Vanity Desk
- Bath/Shower combination unit
L’Austral Dining Options
The Gastronomic Restaurant – The ship’s main restaurant, this venue can accommodate all of L’Austral’s guests in one sitting and serves wonderful French cuisine.
The Grill Restaurant – A more informal option, The Grill offers a buffet-style option at breakfast and lunch, whilst dinner comprises mainly of fast-grilled dishes, breads, pasta and cold snacks.
- Spa Ponant Yacht Spa – including a fitness suite and steam room
- 2 outdoor swimming pools
- Panoramic lounge
- Open air bar and pool
- Main lounge