Our website uses cookies so that we can provide a better service. Continue to use the site as normal if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.


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

L'Austral Images

L'Austral Cruises

Date Name Duration
25 Apr 2018 The Best of Japan 8 days
3 May 2018 The Best of Japan 8 days
29 May 2018 Otaru to Osaka 10 days
8 Jun 2018 Japan ancestral 9 days
17 Jun 2018 Manila to Darwin 12 days
19 Jul 2018 Darwin to Broome 10 days
29 Jul 2018 Iconic Kimberley - Broome to Darwin 10 days
8 Aug 2018 Darwin to Broome 10 days
18 Aug 2018 Broome to Darwin (AUSTRALIA) 11 days
18 Aug 2018 The iconic Kimberley 10 days
28 Aug 2018 The Mysteries of Melanesia 16 days
13 Sep 2018 Traditions and Splendours of Vanautau 11 days
24 Sep 2018 30th Anniversary Cruise in Polynesia 12 days
27 Sep 2018 Treasures of Sicily 7 days
28 Sep 2018 Splendours of Westerm Mediterranean 7 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.
Request a Brochure