L'Austral

Why cruise on this ship?

In May 2011, l'Austral joined PONANT's fleet. This superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. L'Austral remains faithful to our philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being.

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Dining

To make your cruise even more unique, you will love the French art of living that permeates aboard the ship: discreet service and excellent cuisine naturally take pride of place.

Whether you are enjoying breakfast among friends with the horizon∘ as special guest, a sun-kissed lunch on one of the ship's outside decks, or a delicious dinner in the elegant setting of our gastronomic restaurants with their intimate atmosphere, this cruise is an excellent opportunity to enjoy fine food throughout your time on board.

Gastronomic Restaurant

The Gastronomic Restaurant offers classic and contemporary cuisine prepared by French chefs who are committed to delivering sumptuous, memorable gourmet experiences.

  • 3 982 sq.ft / 370 sq.m
  • Capacity: 268
  • Elegant main dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving French and international cuisine
  • Fine wine cellar

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: French

Grill Restaurant

The Grill Restaurant welcomes you in a more relaxed setting, serving gourmet and varied cuisine. Themed lunch and dinner buffets are organised every day, featuring the horizon as a special guest.

  • 2 530 sq.ft / 235 sq.m
  • Inside capacity: 150
  • Outside capacity: 60
  • Casual eating venue for breakfast, buffet lunch and themed dinner

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Buffet

Room Service

Whether you wish to have breakfast in the privacy of your cabin, savour a snack in the middle of the day or enjoy your dinner in an intimate setting, our Room Service is available for you. Have a gourmet interlude and treat yourself from a varied menu at any time of day or night *.

*Except on Le Ponant

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Room

Entertaining

Whether you want to join other guests in the theatre or games area∘ with Wii™ consoles, etc, or relax on your own in a quiet corner of the library, L'Austral has been designed to meet the needs of every guest.

Main Lounge

A great place to enjoy afternoon tea, or relax with a drink, the Main Lounge∘ features live music, a dance floor and a cocktail bar.

Features

  • Lounge

Panoramic Lounge

Featuring a library corner and internet desk, the Panoramic Lounge is a great place to enjoy a drink whilst watching the world go buy. Enjoy live entertainment on selected evenings.

Features

  • Lounge
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Open-Air Bar

Located on the Pool Deck, it overlooks the pool deck.

Features

  • Bar

Theatre

Main show room for conference and live entertainment on selected evenings, the Theatre features state-of-the-art audio and video technology.

Features

  • Theatre
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Leisure Area

Featuring a Wii Area and an image & photo corner, it's a great place to have fun with friends and family.

Features

  • Lounge

Enrichment

Marvel at the sun rising over the pristine glaciers of Spitsbergen, set out to discover the mysteries of Scotland, enjoy enriching encounters in Alaska∘ or just relax, take your time, and choose a sun kissed journey through the Mediterranean.

The trip of a lifetime, a romantic getaway or a family holiday: cruising the PONANT way allows∘ you the freedom to organise your Odyssey∘ as a unique experience and tailor it according to your desires. Whether you have the spirit of a refined adventurer, a meditative mind or you love the great outdoors, Ponant will fulfil all your travel desires.

Take the time to extend the pleasure of a stay in a country before boarding your yacht, get to the heart of a culture or simply have fun for a while: the guides, lecturers and travel advisers are there to assist you. Music, golf, gastronomy; from port to port, the themed cruises allow passengers∘ to live their hobby to the full - or to discover a new one.

Carefully designed itineraries, quality guest speakers, attentive service: for more than 25 years, on land and at sea, or teams and their crews have been there to help you get the most out of your cruise.

Excursions

Discover the the wonder with PONANT Excursions.

Features

  • Excursions

Health and fitness

Make the most of your cruise to relax and take care of yourself in the ship's wellbeing centre. Let beauticians pamper you and experience∘ this moment of tranquillity to the full.

Treatment and massage area

A cruise is the ideal moment for treating yourself, and that is why PONANT has joined forces with the leading French cosmetic house, SOTHYS to offer you a series of expert, top-of-the-range treatments. The on board Spa invites you to experience total relaxation under the expert hands of our experienced∘ therapists. A veritable interlude of wellbeing. Soothing massages, cocooning, expert, tailored beauty treatments (firming, anti-age and slimming) and unique moments of total relaxation for both men and women.

Features

  • Spa

Fitness Room

The wellbeing centre also includes a fitness room with huge plate-glass windows opening onto the horizon as well as a hair salon.

Features

  • Gym

Pool & Sun Deck

Located on the Le France deck, the pool is surrounded by lounge chairs for you to enjoy the sun.

Features

  • Pool

Kids and teens

Because you are never too young to discover the wonders of life at sea, PONANT warmly welcome little sailors and have much to offer them.

Flexible, or communicating cabins, children’s menus, fun tea parties, games, piano lessons and a host of other activities. Please do not hesitate∘ to ask the cruise consultants for more information. Free for One Child (8-12 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults.

Accommodation

Guests can enjoy the elegance and flexibility of the suites and staterooms, decorated by French interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel.

Owner's Suite

Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

  • Situated on Deck 6
  • Decorated by French designers
  • Breathtakting panoramic sea view
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Bathtub and shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi
  • 1 private transfer (round trip): Airport - Hotel - Port
  • 1 free hour of Spa treatments
  • Butler service

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Paid Mini Bar
  • Butler Service
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

Prestige Suite

Capacity :up to 4 passengers per cabin

  • 8m² private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • king-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access wifi.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Superior Stateroom

Capacity :up to 3 passengers per cabin

  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access wifi.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • Paid Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Prestige Staterooms

Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access wifi.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Paid Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Deluxe Suite

Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin

  • Private balcony. Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access wifi
  • Butler service

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Paid Mini Bar
  • Butler Service
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
Ponant L'Austral Accommodation Deluxe Stateroom.JPEG

Deluxe Stateroom

Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access wifi.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Paid Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

Deck plans

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Deck 7

  • Open Air Bar
  • Sun Deck
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Deck 6

  • Owner’s suite
  • Deluxe suites with private balcony
  • Prestige staterooms with private balcony
  • Pool
  • Grill Restaurant
  • Internet station
  • Library
  • Panoramic lounge
  • Panoramic terrace
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Deck 5

  • Prestige staterooms with private balcony
  • Fitness
  • Beauty Corner Sothys™
  • Leisure area
  • Image & photo desk
  • Bridge
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Deck 4

  • Prestige staterooms with private balcony
  • Théâtre
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Deck 3

  • Deluxe staterooms with private balcony
  • Superior staterooms
  • Main Lounge
  • Shop
  • Reception desk
  • Excursion desk
  • Medical centre
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Deck 2

  • Gastronomic Restaurant
  • Marina

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Ship facts
Passengers
264
Crew
139
Launched
2011
Last refit
Tonnage
10944t
Length
142m
Width
18
Speed
16kts
Decks
6
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
EUR