Ponant

L'Austral

L'Austral is the second in a series of four sister ships in the fleet of Ponant. Like her sister ships, embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing. Offering exceptional itineraries through Antarctica and Europe & the Med, combining authentic experiences, cultural encounters, and stops in remote places not accessible by larger cruise ships.
SHIP TYPE
Small Cruise Ship
PASSENGERS
264
CREW
145
LAUNCHED
2011
REFURBISHED
2018

L'Austral Cruises View all Choose from 70 holidays cruising on board the L'Austral

8 Days Athens to Athens

Operator: Ponant

From 6,165
Save 115

8 Days Valletta to Venice

Operator: Ponant

From 6,165
Save 115

9 Days Athens to Venice

Operator: Ponant

From 7,891
Save 149

20 Days Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires

Operator: Ponant

From 30,340
Save 590

Life on Board L'Austral What can you expect when cruising on board L'Austral

L'Austral
L'Austral

Explore the world on L'Austral surrounded by French sophistication on this luxury mega yacht. Read more

Room with a View
Room with a View

Every stateroom and suite offers ocean views and most have a balcony. Read more

Exquisite French Dining
Exquisite French Dining

Savour the exquisite flavours of Ponant's French gastronomy in the onboard restaurants. Read more

Nightlife and Entertainment
Nightlife and Entertainment

Enjoy live music in the lounges or take in a performance or show in the theatre. Read more

Renowned Service Excellence
Renowned Service Excellence

Ponant's French crew offer guests refined service from the moment they board. Read more

Ponant Wellness Spa
Ponant Wellness Spa

Unwind with a massage or facial the Spa, where only the best French products are used. Read more

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Deck Plans

Deck 2
SP3
Superior Stateroom
DEL
Deluxe Stateroom
Deck 3
PR4
Prestige Stateroom
Deck 4
PR5
Prestige Stateroom
PS5
Prestige Suite
Deck 5
PR6
Prestige Stateroom
DS6
Deluxe Suite
PS6
Prestige Suite
SA
Owner's Suite
Deck 6
Deck 7

Cabins

Oceanview

Superior Stateroom

A king-size bed (180 x 190 cm). A bathroom with shower. A window or round porthole. Additional services provided include 24-hour room service, inclusive Wifi internet access, individually-controlled air conditioning, dressing room with shelves and closet, dressing table and hairdryer, Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose Bluetooth speaker and Flat screen TV.

Balcony

Deluxe Stateroom

One king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) or two single beds (90 x 190 cm). A bathroom with shower. A private 4 m² balcony. A window and panoramic glazed swing door. Additional services provided include 24-hour room service, inclusive Wifi internet access, individually-controlled air conditioning, dressing room with shelves and closet, dressing table and hairdryer, Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose Bluetooth speaker and Flat screen TV.

Balcony

Prestige Stateroom

One king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) or two single beds (90 x 190 cm). A bathroom with shower. A private 4 m² balcony. A panoramic sliding bay window. Additional services provided include 24-hour room service, inclusive Wifi internet access, individually-controlled air conditioning, dressing room with shelves and closet, dressing table and hairdryer, Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose Bluetooth speaker and Flat screen TV.

Suite

Deluxe Suite

One king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) or two single beds (90 x 190 cm). A lounge area with sofa (167 x 70 cm) and armchair. A bathroom with shower. A private 5 m² balcony. A panoramic sliding bay window. Additional services provided include priority boarding, butler service, champagne and fruit basket on arrival, an assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and fruit basket every day, inclusive Wifi internet access, individually-controlled air conditioning, dressing room with shelves and closet, dressing table and hairdryer, Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose Bluetooth speaker and Flat screen TV.

Suite

Prestige Suite

A bedroom with a king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) or two single beds (90 x 190 cm) and TV. A living/dining room with sofa, second TV, 4-seater table, and sliding courtesy door. A bathroom with shower and bath. A private 12 m² balcony. Three panoramic sliding bay windows. Additional services provided include priority boarding, butler service, champagne and fruit basket on arrival, an assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and fruit basket every day, inclusive Wifi internet access, individually-controlled air conditioning, dressing room with shelves and closet, dressing table and hairdryer, Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose Bluetooth speaker and Flat screen TV.

Suite

Owner's Suite

A bedroom with king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) or two single beds (90 x 190 cm). A living/dining room with convertible sofa (160 x 190 cm), second TV, 4-seater table and sliding courtesy door. A bathroom with shower and Balneo bathtub. A private 12 m² balcony. Three panoramic sliding bay windows. Additional services provided include concierge service from your reservation until you return from your trip, priority boarding, butler service, a one-hour spa treatment per person (for 2 people) in the well-being space, chosen from the facial and body treatments on offer, premium drinks at the bar, champagne and fruit basket on arrival, an assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and fruit basket every day, inclusive Wifi internet access, individually-controlled air conditioning, dressing room with shelves and closet, dressing table and hairdryer, Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose Bluetooth speaker and Flat screen TV.

L'Austral Cruise Schedule All 70 cruise sailings by departure date on board L'Austral

Starts Days Name Itinerary From
Thursday
04 Jul 2024
8 At the Heart of the Greek Islands Athens to Athens 8,650
Thursday
11 Jul 2024
8 At the Heart of the Greek Islands Athens to Athens 7,030
Thursday
25 Jul 2024
8 At the Heart of the Greek Islands Athens to Athens 7,820
Thursday
01 Aug 2024
8 From the City of Gods to the Canals of Venice Athens to Venice 8,530
Tuesday
03 Sep 2024
10 Venice & the Dalmatian Coast Venice to Venice 14,190
Tuesday
10 Sep 2024
10 Venice & the Dalmatian Coast Venice to Venice 14,190
Tuesday
17 Sep 2024
10 Venice & the Dalmatian Coast Venice to Venice 14,190
Thursday
10 Oct 2024
12 Along the Mediterranean Sea with the Mucem Athens to Lisbon 12,670
Monday
21 Oct 2024
20 Ocean Voyage: Lisbon - Buenos Aires Lisbon to Buenos Aires 7,450
Saturday
09 Nov 2024
18 The Great Adventure Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 24,270
Thursday
05 Dec 2024
19 Expedition to Southern Lands Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 31,150
Sunday
22 Dec 2024
12 Emblematic Antarctica Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 26,100
Saturday
11 Jan 2025
20 The Great Austral Loop Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 30,930
Wednesday
29 Jan 2025
12 Emblematic Antarctica Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 16,080
Friday
07 Feb 2025
13 Antarctica Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 21,190
Saturday
08 Feb 2025
12 Emblematic Antarctica Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 20,950
Tuesday
18 Feb 2025
12 Emblematic Antarctica Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 18,740
Tuesday
01 Apr 2025
8 The Canaries, Lands of Contrast Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 5,620
Tuesday
08 Apr 2025
11 Volcanic Islands and Historic Cities of the North Atlantic Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Lisbon 6,900
Friday
18 Apr 2025
9 Secrets of the Iberian Peninsula Lisbon to Barcelona 6,790
Saturday
26 Apr 2025
12 Culture and Islands of the Mediterranean Barcelona to Valletta 9,850
Wednesday
07 May 2025
11 Ancient jewels of the Mediterranean Valletta to Antalya 12,860
Saturday
17 May 2025
8 The Jewels of the Aegean Antalya to Athens 7,430
Saturday
24 May 2025
9 From the City of Gods to the Canals of Venice Athens to Venice 8,040
Monday
02 Jun 2025
10 Venice & the Dalmatian Coast Venice to Venice 15,990
Wednesday
02 Jul 2025
8 At the Heart of the Greek Islands Athens to Athens 6,280
Thursday
17 Jul 2025
9 Antique Wonders of the Aegean Istanbul to Athens 6,720
Friday
25 Jul 2025
8 Ancient Jewels of the Mediterranean Athens to Valletta 6,280
Friday
01 Aug 2025
8 From Malta to the Adriatic coast Valletta to Venice 6,280
Friday
08 Aug 2025
8 Natural Wonders and Cultural Jewels of Dalmatia Venice to Dubrovnik 6,280
Friday
15 Aug 2025
8 Escape to the Adriatic Sea Dubrovnik to Venice 5,440
Friday
22 Aug 2025
8 Natural Wonders and Cultural Jewels of Dalmatia Venice to Dubrovnik 6,960
Friday
29 Aug 2025
8 Escape to the Adriatic Sea Dubrovnik to Venice 5,800
Wednesday
03 Sep 2025
10 Venice & the Dalmatian Coast Venice to Venice 15,990
Wednesday
10 Sep 2025
10 Venice & the Dalmatian Coast Venice to Venice 15,990
Wednesday
17 Sep 2025
10 Venice & the Dalmatian Coast Venice to Venice 15,990
Friday
26 Sep 2025
8 4th Opera Festival at Sea Venice to Valletta 8,000
Friday
03 Oct 2025
8 Cruising the Mediterranean: Sicily, Sardinia, and Mallorca - with Smithsonian Journeys Valletta to Tarragona 6,900
Wednesday
05 Nov 2025
19 Journey to Austral Lands and Valdes Peninsula Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 24,320
Saturday
22 Nov 2025
12 Emblematic Antarctica Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 17,180
Friday
12 Dec 2025
19 The Great Austral Loop Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 26,730
Thursday
08 Jan 2026
12 Emblematic Antarctica Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 17,100
Sunday
18 Jan 2026
12 Emblematic Antarctica Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 17,180
Wednesday
28 Jan 2026
12 Emblematic Antarctica Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 15,710
Saturday
07 Feb 2026
12 Emblematic Antarctica Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 14,790
Friday
27 Feb 2026
20 Journey to Austral Lands and Valdes Peninsula Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires 25,560
Cruise Content
Cabin images are sourced from Ponant. These should be treated as indicative only. Cabin inclusions, upholsteries and room layout may differ to the image(s) shown depending on sailing dates.