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L'Austral

L'Austral

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In 2011 L'Austral, an impressive mega-yacht with 132 accommodations, joined the Ponant fleet. It is the result of Italian ingenuity and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. L'Austral remains true to their philosophy, creating a unique atmosphere, with a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well being.

L'Austral is a smooth and shapely vessel. These attributes makes L'Austral all the more sleek, with its contours and enormous arched windows where you can gaze upon the deep ocean blue. So many components come together to create this uniquely formed majestic ship. You may even feel like you're on your own personal yacht. This design is the result of tradition and innovation. So many contributions have come together to bring you the spirit of yachting.

Mystical destinations and seemingly undiscovered ports, that can only be accessed by a modest sized vessel, can be visited on a L'Austral cruise.

L'Austral provides delicious top of the line French and international cuisine, in an inviting and secretive surrounding. There are opportunities to eat outside, and there are themed dinners served during the cruise.

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 transport you where you would never imagine.

L'Austral Facts

Inaugural Year: 2011
Tonnage (GRT): 10,944
Country of Registration: France
Guest Occupancy*: up to 264
Crew: 140
Length: 466 feet
Beam: 59 feet
Draft: 15.3 feet
Passenger Decks: 6
Cruising Speed: 16 knots

Staterooms
Total: 132
Suites, with balcony: 24
Suites, without balcony: 0
Ocean View, with balcony: 92
Ocean View, without balcony: 16
Inside: 0

Accessible Staterooms: 132

Dining Type: Open

Casino: No

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Staying True to Their Philosophy
L'Austral is a small ship, but is quite spacious on board. This yacht provides luxury, promotes well-being, and offers excellent and discreet service. She's fitted with the latest in fitness equipment. L'Austral also provides a Beauty Center where guests can relax and be pampered throughout the voyage.

Restaurants
L'Austral has 2 restaurants: The Gastronomic Restaurant and the Grill Restaurant. The Gastronomic Restaurant is located on the Pondichery deck, serving a combination of French and international cuisine, along with fine wine. The Grill Restaurant is located on the Mahe deck, serving a buffet lunch and themed dinner.

Life Onboard
Everything has been done to give each guest a personal feel while on a L'Austral cruise. There are a number of activities to choose from onboard. L'Austral provides lounges to relax and socialize, as well as live entertainment. You will also have access to a library and internet corner. The majority of staterooms come with private balconies. There are even Wii consoles and children's menus. You can spend your time doing what you please.

L'Austral Cruise Deals

Check out the cruise deals that we have available on L'Austral cruises:
Low Price Guarantee on all Cruises

Low Price Guarantee on all L'Austral Cruises!

Book any L'Austral cruise with us and you'll get the best deal possible, regardless of the sail date! Because of our "Low Price Guarantee," nobody beats our L'Austral cruise prices, so look around and you're sure to find the best L'Austral cruise deal possible when booking with us!
Ponant Cruise Deals

LARGE Onboard Credit on L'Austral Cruises!

Get an Onboard Credit when you book a L'Austral 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.
Ponant Cruise Deals

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.

No Booking Fees

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable L'Austral cruise when booking with us!
Our special offers on L'Austral cruises may not be combinable. Certain restrictions apply to each offer.
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Pricing listed above is per person, based on double occupancy in the least expensive accommodations available, are subject to change, may not reflect the most recent pricing, and get updated daily at 4:00 am. Prices don't reflect discounts and special promotions that you may qualify for. Go to Step 3 of the online booking process to view the live pricing and latest sales. Government taxes and fees are additional (viewable on Step 5).
Jump to: Suites - Balconies - Oceanviews
Suites
Owners Suite Owner's Suite
Approximate Size: 484 square feet, with a 97 square foot private balcony
Located on: Deck 6

The Owner's Suite of L'Austral has a private balcony, a king-sized bed or twin beds, an arm chair with a pedestal table, a sofa, a bathroom with bathtub or shower, a table with 4 chairs, minibar, individually controlled air conditioning, 2 flat-screen satellite TVs, a desk with stationary, an iPod player, video on demand, a safe, hair dryer, bath robes, satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volt outlets, French bath products, 24-hour room service, and WiFi access.
Prestige Suite Prestige Suite
Approximate Size: 398 square feet, with a 86 square foot private balcony
Located on: Decks 5 and 6

The large Prestige Suites aboard L'Austral have a a private balcony, a king-sized bed or twin beds, a sofa, an arm chair with a pedestal table, a bathroom with shower, minibar, individually controlled air conditioning, 2 flat-screen satellite TVs, a desk with stationary, an iPod player, video on demand, a safe, hair dryer, bath robes, satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volt outlets, French bath products, 24-hour room service, and WiFi access.
Deluxe Suite Deluxe Suite
Approximate Size: 290 square feet, with a 54 square foot private balcony
Located on: Deck 6

The spacious Deluxe Suites aboard L'Austral have a private balcony, a king-sized bed or twin beds, an arm chair with a pedestal table, a bathroom with shower, minibar, individually controlled air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV, a desk with stationary, an iPod player, video on demand, a safe, hair dryer, bath robes, satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volt outlets, French bath products, 24-hour room service, and WiFi access.
Balconies top
Prestige Stateroom Prestige Stateroom
Approximate Size: 200 square feet, with a 43 square foot private balcony
Located on: Deck 4

The Prestige Staterooms of L'Austral have a a private balcony, a king-sized bed or twin beds, a bathroom with shower, minibar, individually controlled air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV, a desk with stationary, an iPod player, video on demand, a safe, hair dryer, bath robes, satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volt outlets, French bath products, 24-hour room service, and WiFi access.
Deluxe Stateroom Deluxe Stateroom
Approximate Size: 200 square feet, with a 43 square foot private balcony
Located on: Deck 3

The Deluxe Staterooms of L'Austral have a private balcony, a king-sized bed or twin beds, a bathroom with shower, minibar, individually controlled air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV, a desk with stationary, an iPod player, video on demand, a safe, hair dryer, bath robes, satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volt outlets, French bath products, 24-hour room service, and WiFi access.
Ocean View top
Superior Stateroom Superior Stateroom
Approximate Size: 226 square feet
Located on: Deck 3

The Superior Staterooms of L'Austral have a king-sized bed or twin beds, a bathroom with shower, minibar, individually controlled air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV, a desk with stationary, an iPod player, video on demand, a safe, hair dryer, bath robes, satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volt outlets, French bath products, 24-hour room service, and WiFi access.


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

L'Austral Deck Plans

Click a deck provided below to view it:

Select Deck
Deck 7 (Zanzibar)
Deck 6 (Mahé)
Deck 5 (Bengale)
Deck 4 (Chandernagor)
Deck 3 (Calicut)
Deck 2 (Pondichery)

Category Legend
Owners Suite Owner's Suite
CS Prestige Stateroom
Deluxe Suite Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Stateroom Deluxe Stateroom
Superior Stateroom Superior Stateroom





The deck plans of L'Austral provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Ponant directly.
Deck 7 (Zanzibar)
L'Austral Deck Plans

L'Austral Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of L'Austral:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
Common Area
Common Area
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Lounge
Lounge
lobby
Lobby
Pool Area
Pool Area
lobby
Stateroom
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