L’Austral is a fashionable mega-yacht designed by Jean-Philippe Nuel. The ship blends an exclusive atmosphere, intimacy and a touch of luxury. Because L’Austral is small, it can access destinations that many other ships can’t. This allows for Ponant to create unique itineraries for each cruise. The distinctive shape of the ship is from many little details coming together, from its precious materials to its traditional yet innovative design and discreet elegance. The interior is covered in gray, taupe, white and ivory with little touches of cinnamon and caramel. Passengers travelling in one of the suites on Deck 6 will experience a butler service offering a tailor-made cruise in every sense of the word for total peace of mind. Each Butler provides a privileged point of contact who responds to every whim quickly and efficiently. Personalized service, gastronomic excellence and plenty of entertainment options come together to form the chic yet casual ambiance that will have you craving more.

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Ship Statistics
Year Built 2011
Tonnage 10,944 tons
Registry France
Length 466 feet
Beam 59 feet
Passenger Capacity 264
Crew Size 140
# of Inside Cabins 0
# of Outside Cabins 132
# of Cabins w/ Verandas 124
# of Suites 4
Max. Room Occupancy 4
Age Restrictions
One person must be 18 or older
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Tipping Expected? No
Tipping Guidelines
Ponant includes the gratuities in your cruise fare.
Onboard Currency European Union Euro
Onboard Currency Notes
Euros, US Dollars and credit cards (VISA and AMEX) are accepted on board.
Services & Amenities
Bars/Lounges 3
Beauty Salon/Barber Shop Yes
Casino No
Chapel No
Disco/Dancing Yes
Elevators Yes
Hot Tub No
Cell Phone Service No
Internet Access Yes
Internet Center Yes
Wireless Internet Access Yes
Laundromats (self service) No
Laundry/Dry Cleaning No
Library Yes
Movie Theatre No
Outdoor Movie Screen No
Onboard Weddings No
Shops Yes
Showroom Yes
Spa Yes
Video Arcade No
Fitness & Sports Facilities
Basketball Court No
Fitness Center Yes
Golf Driving Net No
Golf Simulator No
Ice Skating Rink No
Jogging Track No
Mini-Golf Course No
Swimming Pool Yes
Tennis Court No
Water Sports Platform No
Cabin Features & Amenities
24-Hour Room Service Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Safe Yes
Telephone Yes
Television Yes
Kids Facilities & Family Activities
Babysitting No
Children's Playroom No
Kiddie Pool No
Supervised Youth Program No
Teen Center No
Rock Climbing Wall No
Waterslide No
Special Needs & Requests
Adjoining Cabins
     (private connecting doors)
Kosher Meals No
Single Occupancy Cabins No
Single Share Program No
Wheelchair-Accessible Cabins 2