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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
27 Sep 2018 Treasures of Sicily 7 days
28 Sep 2018 Splendours of Westerm Mediterranean 7 days
19 Oct 2018 Hanga Roa - Valparaiso 6 days
7 Nov 2018 Patagonia & Chilean Fjords 13 days
9 Nov 2018 Ancient Greece and Egypt 8 days
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
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

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.