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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 Accommodation

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
  • Refrigerator
  • Wardrobe
  • 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.

L’Austral Facilities

  • Spa Ponant Yacht Spa – including a fitness suite and steam room
  • 2 outdoor swimming pools
  • Library
  • Panoramic lounge
  • Open air bar and pool
  • Main lounge
  • Theatre

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L'Austral Cruises

Date Name Duration
30 Dec 2018 New Year’s Day in the Polar Regions 10 days
27 Feb 2019 The great adventure 15 days
14 Mar 2019 Montevideo to Rio de Janeiro 4 days
18 Mar 2019 From Brazil to Africa 16 days
3 Apr 2019 Cape Verde & Canary Islands 10 days
13 Apr 2019 Vines and Ocean 9 days
29 Apr 2019 Celtic Shores 7 days
6 May 2019 Celtic Shores 7 days
13 May 2019 Dublin to Tromso 11 days
24 May 2019 Pristine Spitsbergen 9 days
2 Jun 2019 Iconic Kimberley - Broome to Darwin 10 days
9 Jun 2019 The Best of Spitsbergen 7 days
16 Jun 2019 The Best of Spitsbergen 7 days
30 Jun 2019 Discovery of the King of the Arctic 12 days
12 Jul 2019 Greenland of Great Explorers 14 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.