Built in 2014, L’Austral is a luxury super-yacht offering cruises in Antarctica, the Arctic, the Mediterranean and Africa for French cruise line Ponant Cruises. The sister-ship of Le Boreal, Le Lyrial and Le Soleal, L’Austral offers an onboard environment similar to that which you might experience in a boutique hotel and is the ideal vessel for couples, solo travellers and small groups.
L'Austral provides accommodation for 264 guests across 132 staterooms and suites. There are three categories of stateroom (Superior, Deluxe and Prestige) and three categories of suite (Deluxe, Prestige and Owner’s). Aside from the Superior Stateroom, all of the accommodation categories on L'Austral offer a private balcony and the following amenities:
- Climate control
- King-size or twin beds
- Ensuite bathroom with shower, bathrobes and French bath products (the Owner’s Suite has a shower and bath)
- Entertainment system with satellite TV and a movie library
- Writing/Vanity desk
- 24-hour room service
In addition to the above, guests in the Owner’s Suite will receive butler service and one hour of complimentary spa treatments.
L'Austral DIning Options
There are two dining venues on L’Austral, both of which are available to all guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The ship's main dining room is situated on Deck 2. Breakfast and lunch are both buffet-style and offer up a variety of choices, including pastries and omelettes in the morning, and hot dishes such as lasagna and chicken in sauce at lunch. The evening meal is served course-by-course at your table includes a starter and soup as well as the main course and dessert. The evening menus consist of mouthwatering French cuisine, and as such, you can expect to enjoy wonderfully prepared fresh fish and meat dishes, with alternative options available for those with alternative dietary requirements.
For a more relaxed dining experience, head to the Grill Restaurant on Deck 6. Open for lunch and breakfast this casual indoor/outdoor venue boasts excellent ocean views and a choice of hot and cold dishes, while dinner (which is reservation only) is often themed, with dishes created to compliment the ship's itinerary.
Despite the ship’s relatively small size, L’Austral boasts a range of facilities and public spaces for you to enjoy during your cruise. She offers three lounge/bar areas, one of which has amphitheatre-style seating and doubles as a lecture hall and entertainment venue. For health and fitness, L’Austral has a full-service spa where you can enjoy a variety of treatments, a health suite equipped with all the standard gym equipment, and an outdoor swimming pool on Deck 6.
For more information regarding L’Austral cruises or to receive a quote for a future sailing, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677 or make an online enquiry for one of the sailings below.