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466 feet
59 feet
15.30 feet
14.0 knots
16.0 knots

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Low Price Guarantee on all Ponant Cruises!

Book any Ponant cruise with us and you'll get the best deal possible, regardless of the ship or sail date!

Because of our "Low Price Guarantee," nobody beats our Ponant cruise prices. You're sure to find the best Ponant cruise deal possible when booking with us!

LARGE Onboard Credit on Ponant Cruises!

Get an Onboard Credit when you book a Ponant cruise with us. The value depends on the particular cruise and accommodations you book. Values are listed on Step 3 of the online booking process.

Open Bar, Tipping Included & More!

The following is included on Ponant cruises:

  • Drinks are complimentary and unlimited aboard the ship. This applies to drinks from the minibar and from room service, too. Choose from a selection of fine wines, champagnes, spirits, mineral waters and non-alcoholic drinks. Premium liquor and wine is available for an additional fee.
  • Tipping is included in the fare
  • 24-hour room service

Certain restrictions apply.

Get Up to 30% OFF!

Book select Ponant cruises with us, and you may qualify for up to 30% SAVINGS on your cruise fare!

Exact savings vary by ship, sail date and days from voyage departure. Offer is capacity controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or modified without prior notice. Every effort has been made to produce this info accurately; we reserve the right to correct errors. Additional restrictions may apply.

Solo Traveler Savings!

Solo travelers can take advantage of reduced or waived single supplements on select cruises!

Reduced or waived single supplement offer is capacity controlled, and subject to availability at Ponant's discretion. Every effort has been made to produce this info accurately; we reserve the right to correct errors. Additional restrictions may apply, and guests should contact us to verify eligibility.

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises.

You're sure to enjoy an affordable Ponant cruise when booking with us!

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L’Austral, a beautiful vessel and impressive mega-yacht, joined the Ponant fleet in 2011. So many components come together to create this majestic and uniquely formed ship, a result of tradition and innovation to pass the spirit of yachting to you. Designer Jean-Philippe Nuel composed the ship’s interior with sophistication mind, taking the aspects of elegance and informality and blending them into an ideal harmony. As soon as you step aboard, you will discover a luxurious, intimate and  Guests taking a zodiac off <em>L’Austral</em>.  prosperous atmosphere. The ship’s sleek architectural design boasts a shapely form with large arched windows that afford you an eye-catching view at the deep ocean blue. Most importantly, L’Austral was tailored to make you feel like you’re sailing on your own personal yacht.

L'Austral by Ponant

When you sail aboard a L’Austral cruise, you can discover mystical destinations and seemingly undiscovered ports that cannot be accessed by a larger ship. Cruises on L’Austral range from 4 to 16-nights. Some of L’Austral’s most recent destinations for 2018 include New Zealand, the Subantarctic Islands, Australia, and Japan. The service provided by the well-trained crew of L’Austral is discreet, yet specialized. No detail will go unnoticed. This characteristic French yacht will provide an extremely relaxing vacation. A familiar, yet sophisticated, atmosphere will further transport you where you would never imagine.

Dining, Restaurants, & Food

L’Austral provides celestial cuisine in an inviting and tactful surrounding. The food is carefully prepared by expert chefs who draw inspiration from local ports. The two restaurants onboard L’Austral, the Gastronomic Restaurant and the Grill Restaurant, are both sure to appeal to a variety of palates.

  • The Gastronomic Restaurant is the stately and dignified main dining area, where chefs will serve you delectable French and international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner and fine wine from its wine cellar.
  • At the Grill Restaurant, you can find a variety of cuisine served as a buffet lunch and themed dinner in a more relaxed indoor/outdoor setting.

Your dream vacation is just one click or call away. Don’t miss out on the exclusive savings and limited-time deals you’ll get by booking with us. Contact us now to start instantly saving on your next voyage aboard L’Austral.

Ship Highlights

Staying True to Their Philosophy

L’Austral is a small but spacious ship. This yacht provides luxury, promotes well-being, and offers excellent and discreet service. She’s fitted with the latest in fitness equipment.  There’s always an incredible view to enjoy when you sail onboard <em>L’Austral</em>. L’Austral also provides a beauty center where you can relax and be pampered throughout the voyage.

Comfortable Accommodations

After a day full of relaxation and rejuvenation, you can retire to your private stateroom where you can relax in ultimate luxury and comfort. L’Austral has a total of 132 staterooms and suites that are equipped with everything you need. Every room comes with a private balcony that gives you a colorful and magnetizing view of the horizon every day. Other amenities include an adjustable thermostat, a king size or twin beds, a shower, minibar, flat-screen satellite TV with on-demand video, stationary writing desk, iPod players, safe, satellite phone, and wi-fi. In your bathroom, you will find a hairdryer, bathrobes and French bath products. Owners suites come with a bathtub and are decorated by French designers. All rooms have access to 24-hour room service.

Life Onboard

Ponant strives to make your yachting experience a personal one. One way they do this is through the various things that you can do onboard. L’Austral has several public areas where you can relax, socialize and enjoy your free time. These areas include the Main Lounge, where you can grab afternoon tea or an evening drink and dance to live music on the lively dance floor, the Panoramic Lounge, which includes a library and internet center as well as an outdoor terrace, and an open-air bar that overlooks the pool deck. There is also an onboard Well-Being Center which includes a fitness area, spa, hammam and beauty center, a grand theater and a reception area with a small boutique and excursion counter.

Your ticket to relaxation and rejuvenation awaits, as does big savings and exclusive offers. Call us now - we’re ready to assist you today!

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Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room or space listed, and may be of a similar ship. All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. Deck plans are subject to change. Please verify all information directly with the cruise line. We reserve the right to correct errors.