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L Austral

In May 2011, l'Austral joined PONANT's fleet. This superb mega-yacht with 132 staterooms 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. 


    • 10900

    • Tonnage
    • 2011

    • Built Year
    • 139

    • Crew
    • 264

    • Pax Capacity
    • 3

    • Bars
    • 1

    • Pools
    • France

    • Registration Country

Sailings

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PonantL AustralSouth AmericaTalcahuanoUshuaia10 NightsSailing around Cape Horn | Talcahuano | Ushuaia$6,350
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PonantL AustralAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia10 NightsUshuaia$10,240
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PonantL AustralAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia10 NightsUshuaia$10,014
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PonantL AustralAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia10 NightsUshuaia$11,350
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PonantL AustralAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia10 NightsUshuaia$11,900
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PonantL AustralAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia9 NightsUshuaia$9,377
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PonantL AustralAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia10 NightsUshuaia$10,230
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PonantL AustralAntarcticaUshuaiaMontevideo15 NightsMontevideo | Ushuaia$11,275
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PonantL AustralSouth AmericaMontevideoPorto Praia11 NightsMontevideo | Praia$2,830
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PonantL AustralAfricaPorto PraiaDakar8 NightsDakar | Mindelo | Praia$5,150
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PonantL AustralAfricaDakarLisbon10 NightsDakar | Funchal, Madeira | Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands | Lisbon | Mindelo | Praia$4,150
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PonantL AustralEurope - WesternLisbonSt. Malo9 NightsBordeaux | Leixões – Porto | Lisbon$5,440
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PonantL AustralEurope - WesternSt. MaloGlasgow8 NightsBelfast, Northern Ireland | Douglas | Dublin | Glasgow, Scotland | Guernsey, Channel Islands | Isles of Scilly | Liverpool$4,350
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PonantL AustralEuropeGlasgowDublin7 NightsDouglas | Dublin | Glasgow, Scotland | Newport$3,080
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PonantL AustralEurope - WesternDublinPortsmouth7 NightsBelfast, Northern Ireland | Cork | Douglas | Dublin | Isles of Scilly | Jersey, Channel Islands | Liverpool | Portsmouth$3,510
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PonantL AustralEurope - WesternGlasgowDublin7 NightsBelfast, Northern Ireland | Dublin | Galway | Killybegs | Tobermory, Isle of Mull$3,260
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PonantL AustralEurope - NorthernDublinLongyearbyen11 NightsDublin | Kirkwall, Scotland | Leknes, Lofoten | Lerwick, Shetland Islands | Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen | Portree, Isle of Skye | Tobermory, Isle of Mull | Tromso$10,560
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PonantL AustralArcticLongyearbyenLongyearbyen7 NightsLongyearbyen, Spitsbergen$11,600
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PonantL AustralEurope - NorthernLongyearbyenLongyearbyen7 NightsLongyearbyen, Spitsbergen$12,050
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PonantL AustralArcticLongyearbyenLongyearbyen7 NightsLongyearbyen, Spitsbergen$11,600
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PonantL AustralArcticLongyearbyenLongyearbyen7 NightsLongyearbyen, Spitsbergen$11,160
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PonantL AustralArcticLongyearbyenKangerlussauq14 NightsLongyearbyen, Spitsbergen | Tasiilaq$12,860
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PonantL AustralEurope - NorthernKangerlussauqKangerlussauq13 Nights$18,190
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PonantL AustralArcticKangerlussauqKangerlussauq16 Nights$21,610
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PonantL AustralArcticKangerlussauqTromso15 NightsTromso$13,370
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PonantL AustralArcticTromsoNome24 NightsMurmansk | Nome, Alaska | Tromso$25,390
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PonantL AustralAlaskaNomeVancouver14 NightsAlert Bay | Dutch Harbor, Unalaska | Nome, Alaska | Prince Rupert | Sitka, Alaska | Vancouver$11,950
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PonantL AustralAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia11 NightsUshuaia$11,083
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PonantL AustralAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia10 NightsUshuaia$11,900
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PonantL AustralAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia10 NightsUshuaia$10,780
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PonantL AustralAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia10 NightsUshuaia$10,230
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PonantL AustralAntarcticaUshuaiaMontevideo15 NightsMontevideo | Ushuaia$11,310
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Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2011
  • Tonnage: 10,900 tons
  • Length: 465.00 feet
  • Avg Speed: 16.00
  • Passenger Capacity: 264
  • Normal Crew Size: 139
  • Registration Country: France
  • Cabin Features

    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Special Requests

    • Special Dietary Meals
  • Fitness Facilities

    • Fitness Center
    • 1 Swimming Pools
  • Services

    • 3 Bars
    • Beauty Salon
    • 1 Clubs
    • Internet Access
    • Library
    • Spa

Dining

Loyal to the great French tradition, the haute cuisine on board is worthy of the finest restaurants, where discreet, attentive service is the hallmark. Ponant's two restaurants welcome you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Gastronomic Restaurant, with a capacity of 268 persons, is situated on Pondichery Deck and serves you French and international cuisine accompanied by fine wine. On the Grill Restaurant, you will have the opportunity to eat outside and enjoy buffet lunch and themed dinner.

Age Restrictions

Must have one person in cabin over 18 to travel.

Tipping

Tips are usual practice on cruise ships and are left to your discretion. We suggest an amount of 10 to 12 euros per day/per passenger that will be distributed among the Crew. You will find an envelope for this purpose in your cabin at the end of the cruise. You may deposit this envelope in the receptacle provided at the Reception Desk.

Cabins

All categories on this ship contain the following:

  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds
  • 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

Oceanview

Oceanview

Category Code(s): SP3

  • Individual air per cabin + Double bed or 2 single beds according cabins + Shower + Mini bar + Flat screen television via satellite + Ipod station + Video on demand + Desk with stationery + Electronic safe + Selection of bath products from French brand + Dressing table and hair dryer + Direct dial telephone satellite + 110/220 volt Installation + Room service 24 Hours + WiFi Internet access

Balcony

Balcony

Category Code(s): DEL,PR4,PR5,PR6

  • Individual air per cabin + Double bed or 2 single beds according cabins + Shower + Mini bar + Flat screen television via satellite + Ipod station + Video on demand + Desk with stationery + Electronic safe + Selection of bath products from French brand + Dressing table and hair dryer + Direct dial telephone satellite + 110/220 volt Installation + Room service 24 hours + WiFi Internet access

Suite

Suite

Category Code(s): DS6

  • Individual air per cabin
  • Double bed or 2 single beds according cabins
  • Shower
  • Mini bar
  • Flat screen television via satellite
  • Ipod station
  • Video on demand
  • 2 offices with stationery
  • Electronic safe
  • Selection of bath products from French brand
  • Dressing table and hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone satellite
  • 110/220 volt Installation
  • Room service 24/24
  • WiFi Internet access
  • Sofa
  • Chair and coffee table
Suite

Category Code(s): PS5,PS6

  • Individual air per cabin
  • Double bed or 2 single beds according cabins
  • Shower
  • Mini bar
  • Flat screen television via satellite
  • Ipod station
  • Video on demand
  • 2 offices with stationery
  • Electronic safe
  • Selection of bath products from French brand
  • Dressing table and hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone satellite
  • 110/220 volt Installation
  • Room service 24/24
  • WiFi Internet access
  • Sofa
  • Chair and coffee table
Suite

Category Code(s): SA

  • Individual air per cabin
  • Double or two single beds as cabins, possibility of connecting staterooms (Children welcome)
  • Bath and shower
  • Sofa
  • Table with 4 chairs
  • Mini bar
  • Flat screen television via satellite
  • Ipod station
  • Video on demand
  • Desk with stationery
  • hair and coffee table
  • Electronic safe
  • Selection of bath products from French brand
  • Dressing table and hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone satellite
  • 110/220 volt Installation
  • Room service 24 hours
  • WiFi Internet access

Life on Board

Dining

Grill Restaurant

Grill Restaurant

On the Grill Restaurant, you will have the opportunity to eat outside and enjoy buffet lunch and themed dinner.

The Gastronomic Restaurant

The Gastronomic Restaurant

The Gastronomic Restaurant, with a capacity of 268 persons, is situated on Pondichery Deck and serves you French and international cuisine accompanied by fine wine.

Sports and Fitness

Fitness Corner

Fitness Corner

If you wish to stay in shape during your cruise you can work out in the Fitness Corner on the Kinesis equipment, running machines and bicycles.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols

PONANT is collaborating with the IHU (Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire) Mediterranee Infection of Marseilles, one of the World's leading centers in the field of infectious diseases, as well as with the Battalion of Marine Firemen of Marseilles. PONANT is also the only expedition line to apply to Bureau Veritas Safeguard status, a label which certifies the efficacy of the health protocols. The updated guidelines developed by PONANT is based on health standards that exceed international regulations.

In addition to strict cleaning procedures advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), implementation of social distancing requirements and enhanced employee training, PONANT’s new measures include: 

Pre-Boarding

  • Prior to boarding, all guests and crew members will have to present a signed doctor’s *medical form, complete a health questionnaire and undergo a health check and screening by the ship’s medical staff.
  • All luggage will pass through a disinfecting zone by sanitizing mist or UV lamps.
  • Surgical and cloth masks, disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer bottles will be provided to passengers.

On-board experience

  • 100 percent fresh air in staterooms, through non-recirculating air conditioning systems. Ventilated air will be renewed in the common areas at least five times per hour. 
  • Restaurant layouts have been redesigned and will only offer contactless a la carte dining options.
  • Public spaces, such as the fitness room and theater will be capped at 50 percent occupancy.
  • Hourly disinfecting of high-touch points, such as door handles and handrails, with EcoLab peroxide, which eliminates 100% of germs and bacteria
  • Crew members are required to wear a mask or protective visor when in contact with guests. Guests will be asked to wear a mask in hallway corridors and will be recommended in public spaces. 
  • Thanks to large investments over several years, PONANT has some of the most complete and renowned onboard medical centers in the world of cruising. Each vessel is equipped with advanced hospital equipment, including mobile laboratory terminals that enable testing on site for infectious or tropical diseases. Advanced diagnostic equipment such as ultrasound, radiology and blood biological analysis is available fleet-wide, one doctor and one nurse are present on every sailing.
  • All ships will have five vacant staterooms should guests need to isolate.  

Shore excursions

  • Zodiacs will be thoroughly disinfected after each stopover.
  • Re-boarding after shore excursions will only be permitted after temperature check and disinfection procedures (individuals and personal belongings).

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