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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 Accommodation

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
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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.

L'Austral Facilities

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.

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L'Austral Cruises

Date Name Duration
3 Feb 2021 Emblematic Antarctica 11 days
11 Feb 2021 Emblematic Antarctica 10 days
7 Apr 2021 Cape Verde and Canary Islands Dakar - Lisbon 10 days
17 Apr 2021 Flavors, vines and ocean Lisbon - Saint-Malo 9 days
26 Apr 2021 Treasures of the Celtic Sea 8 days
4 May 2021 Celtic Island Escapade 7 days
5 May 2021 Celtic Island Escapade 7 days
11 May 2021 Celtic Shores - Dublin to Portsmouth 7 days
18 May 2021 Treasures of Scotland & Ireland - Glasgow to Dublin 7 days
25 May 2021 From Scotland to Spitsbergen 11 days
3 Jul 2021 Greenland of Great Explorers 14 days
17 Jul 2021 Baffin Bay Secrets 13 days
30 Jul 2021 Ultima Thule, the Horizontal Everest 16 days
15 Aug 2021 Expedition along the East Coast of Greenland 15 days
30 Aug 2021 The Northeast Passage 24 days

More information

If you would like more information on the L'Austral or would like to discuss a cruise, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.