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Scuba diving on coral reef
$6,380
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Ancient Cultures and Landscapes of Vanuatu

12 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Leave civilization behind
  • Swim at Espiritu Santo
  • Discover the tribes of Malekula
  • Admire an active volcano
Activities: Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Discover why Vanuatu is often referred to as the “happiest country on earth” during your 12-day expedition voyage on board L’Austral. Vanuatu is home to a unique blend of ancienttraditional villages, picture-perfect beaches, accessible activevolcanoes, andcoral reefsteeming with …
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kittiwakes
$16,770
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Baffin Bay Secrets

14 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit traditional villages
  • Enjoy spectacular Karrat Fjord
  • Explore Disko Bay
  • Discover Sisimiut's wildlife
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Discover the secrets of Baffin Bay and the Thule, a legendary stopover for those in love with the polar regions. Step aboard L'Austral in Kangerlussuaq for a 14-day expedition cruise to the farthest reaches of the planet, sailing through the polar region's most spectacular landscapes. The …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$15,060
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Discovery of the King of the Arctic

13 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Admire Gnålodde's wildlife
  • Discover the assets of the Arctic
  • Hike through Daghøgda Valley
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the main island of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago on this unforgettable adventure aboard L'Austral. Spitsbergen offers magical landscapes, a blend of ancient glaciers, jagged mountains, and spectacular fjords. In summer, the sun shines day and night, showcasing the vastness of the …
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Icebergs and sunshine during Antarctic cruise
$12,940
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Emblematic Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Marvel at the dynamic landscapes
  • Observe magnificent wildlife
  • Learn from a team of expert guides
  • Visit research and whaling stations
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Tabletop icebergs, growlers, drift or pack ice... the Antarctic has a language unto itself. After this 11-day voyage, you too will understand the slight variations that make this southernmost landscape so unique. Join the glamorous L'Austral for a chance to sail through the Heart of the …
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A lone fisherman off the coast of the Philippines
$6,150
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Exploring the Malay Archipelago

13 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Observe orangutans in their habitat
  • Snorkel & swim in Raja Ampat
  • Discover Coron Island
  • Visit Tangkoko Nature Reserve
Activities: Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On your 13-day crossing of the Malay Archipelago voyage, experience a wide variety of unique destinations, discover ancient tribes, explore the mostbiodiverse marine ecosystemson earth, view orangutansin their natural habitat, and uncoverhistorical locationsthat changed the face of history forever. …
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Tropical island in Sabah
$8,310
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From Australia to the Philippines

17 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Discover Coron Island
  • Explore the Maluku Islands
  • Visit Tangkoko National Park
  • Encounter orangutans at Sandakan
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Delight yourself on this 17-day sailing expedition aboard L'Austral. Sail northward to the Moluccas, with their dormant volcanoes and coral sea-beds. Anatural paradiseawaits you in Banda Neira and the Kai Islands. Next cruise toMalaysia. From Sandakan, discover the Orang-utan Rehabilitation …
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Fernando de Noronha's beautiful beaches
$7,090
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From Brazil to Africa

17 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit UNESCO sites in Brazil
  • Discover Bijagos' villages
  • Tour Recife's elegant center
  • Learn from your guides on board
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Start your adventure in Rio de Janeiro, the colorful and contrasted “cidade maravilhosa”, with its incomparable bay dominated by the Corcovado. The program continues with the discovery of two other essential and charming cities in Brazil,Salvadorde BahiaandRecife, before you reach …
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A pair of dragons on Komodo Island
$8,660
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From Indonesia to Australia

15 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Explore Bali's beautiful landscapes
  • Discover Pink Beach
  • Visit Komodo Island
  • Enjoy Australia's wilderness
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the L’Austral for a 15-day expedition cruise and discover Komodo, famous for its dragon which lives only in the heart of the protected nature reserveon this remote island. Like a string of pearls against a coral backdrop, the ten smallBanda Islandslie scattered between Asia and the …
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Northern lights - Aurora borealis
$14,120
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Greenland of Great Explorers

15 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit vestiges of the Thule people
  • Discover Skjoldungen Island
  • Admire unique Arctic wildlife
  • Explore Prins Christian Sund
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
From Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen, L’Austral heads for Jan Mayen Island, located on the threshold of the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans. This isolated and uninhabited volcanic island was a whale hunting center and is home to large bird colonies. ExploreScoresby Sund,the largest fjord in the …
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The unusual red color of Broome, Australia
$8,060
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Iconic Kimberley: Darwin to Broome

11 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Enjoy Zodiac outings & shore visits
  • Discover Jar Island's rock art
  • Encounter humpback whales
  • Swim in Silica Bay
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join this 11-day Darwin to Broome expedition aboard the sophisticated and refined L’Austral. Explore Kimberley's wild lands,falls, abrupt gorges, savannah, calm waters, and desolate mountain chains.VisittheHunter River,one of the most picturesque parts of the region, andhome to wild …
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Adak Island of the Aleutian Islands
$12,130
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In the Wake of Pioneers

15 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Hike across incredible landscapes
  • Discover Alaska's historical sites
  • Observe humpback whales and orcas
  • Visit the small town of Unalaska
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Cruise along the east coast of Alaska, whose Inside Passage was crafted by the staggering force of massive glaciers millions of years ago, resulting in vertiginous fjords and lush shorelines. On this exclusive 15-day cruise, discover coniferous forests and myriad islands and islets where the soft …
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Cahuelmo Fjord, Chile
$8,540
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Patagonia & Chilean Fjords

14 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit historic Valparaiso
  • Sail to mythical Cape Horn
  • Search for seals and porpoises
  • Admire snow-capped peaks
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 14-day voyage takes you to discover the striking landscapes of the Pacific coast of South America and the colonial style of Chile's coastal cities. Running between the Andes and the ocean, Chile offers visitors a richly contrasting landscape and pristine vistas. Set out from Valparaiso to …
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Moai of Easter Island
$6,350
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Polynesia and Easter Island

14 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit a wood and coral cathedral
  • Explore Mangareva's pearl farms
  • Admire Pitcairn's museum collection
  • Discover the impressive Ahu Tahai
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join L'Austral on a fantastic 14-day adventure to the heart of the Pacific. Far from the major maritime routes, the Gambier Islands are one of Polynesia’s most unspoiled destinations. Encircled by a large ring of coral, its multicolored lagoons are each more beautiful than the next and …
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Homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
$11,330
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Pristine Spitsbergen

10 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Sail across incredible ice floes
  • Admire 14th July Glacier's beauty
  • Explore via hiking opportunities
  • Observe Arctic wildlife
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Start this fantastic adventure at Tromsø, in Norway, and head north to bring you closer to Bear Island, a refuge for many birds, in the western part of the Barents Sea. Then reach the southern tip of Spitsbergen and discoverHornsund, one of the island’s most beautiful fjords, with an …
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The sun sets over polar mountains
$9,420
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The Best of Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Hike and Zodiac cruise with guides
  • Sail in Spitsbergen's fjords
  • Follow the path of early explorers
  • Encounter Spitsbergen wildlife
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
L'Austral takes you on a spectacular 8-day route that brings you intimately close to the natural colors of the polar region. Between icebergs, ice caps, and the sea ice, your adventure is interspersed with unusual excursions, such as outings in Zodiac inflatables at the early light of dawn. …
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Seals in Antarctica with zodiac in background
$13,310
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The Great Adventure

16 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Marvel at abundant wildlife
  • Visit historic sites in the region
  • Discover the myriad landscapes
  • Explore up close with Zodiac trips
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 16-day voyage, sail from South Georgia, a land of adventure whose grandiose landscapes are home to abundant wildlife. Journey in the footsteps of the great explorers as far as the Antarctic Peninsula, with its icy panoramas of iridescent colors. Discover a wide variety of animal species …
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Chinstrap Penguins during wildlife tour
$15,280
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The Great Austral Loop

16 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Admire dazzling ice formations
  • Observe abundant wildlife
  • Explore the region's wild terrain
  • Embark on Zodiac excursions
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 16-day voyage, discover the undulating hills and verdant moors of the Falkland Islands. Cruise to South Georgia, home to imposing glaciers that tilt towards the sea and thousands of king penguins at home on the island's black sandy beaches. Continue south to discover the Northern …
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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
$24,870
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The Northwest Passage

23 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Discover the Ilulissat ice fjord
  • Visit the village of Kullorsuaq
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Admire the enormous Smoking Hills
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark L'Austral for a five-star expedition to the Arctic Circle and beyond. Set sail for the Far North to a legendary, highly-coveted maritime route: the Northwest Passage. Once the only possible shipping route between the Atlantic and the Pacific, the area transforms into a majestic white …
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Late summer in West Greenland
$20,170
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Ultima Thule: the Horizontal Everest

17 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Hike through unique landscapes
  • Observe the incredible auroras
  • Explore the Humboldt glacier
  • See amazingly rich fauna
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Step aboard L'Austral in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland for a 17-day expedition to the heart of Ultima Thule at the farthest reaches of the planet. Between ice caps and ice floes, past glaciers, icebergs and brash ice, sail to the heart of the northern hemisphere's biggest ice producer. Stop over …
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2017
EmbarksDays 
Nov 2415From Indonesia to Australia
2018
EmbarksDays 
Mar 1517From Australia to the Philippines
Jun 1713Exploring the Malay Archipelago
Jul 1911Iconic Kimberley: Darwin to Broome
Jul 2911Iconic Kimberley: Darwin to Broome
Aug 0811Iconic Kimberley: Darwin to Broome
Aug 1811Iconic Kimberley: Darwin to Broome
Sep 1312Ancient Cultures and Landscapes of Vanuatu
Oct 0614Polynesia and Easter Island
Nov 0714Patagonia & Chilean Fjords
Nov 2016The Great Austral Loop
Dec 0516The Great Austral Loop
Dec 3011Emblematic Antarctica
2019
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0911Emblematic Antarctica
Jan 1911Emblematic Antarctica
Feb 0711Emblematic Antarctica
Feb 1711Emblematic Antarctica
Feb 2716The Great Adventure
Mar 1817From Brazil to Africa
May 2410Pristine Spitsbergen
Jun 028The Best of Spitsbergen
Jun 098The Best of Spitsbergen
Jun 3013Discovery of the King of the Arctic
Jul 1215Greenland of Great Explorers
Jul 2617Ultima Thule: the Horizontal Everest
Aug 1114Baffin Bay Secrets
Aug 2423The Northwest Passage
Sep 1515In the Wake of Pioneers
Passengers: 264
Ship Type: Luxury Expedition Ship

The L'Austral, sister ship to the Le Boreal, is the fruit of Italian expertise and French sophistication. A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, the L'Austral links tradition and innovation, cruising to worldwide destinations in luxury. Launched in 2011, the L'Austral remains faithful to her philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being.

Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor combined with exterior and interior lines to reflect a nautical mood, subtly revisited. On board, soothing neutral tones are enlivened by splashes of red, her signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a "private yacht".

Accommodations aboard the L'Austral
PRESTIGE SUITES
20 Prestige Suites with private balcony
AMENITIES
* Individually-controlled A/C
* King-size bed or twin beds, communicating cabins available (Children welcome)
* Bathtub and shower
* Minibar
* 2 Flat screen satellite TVs
* Desk with stationery
* DVD, CD and Ipod™ players
* Video on demand
* Hairdryer, Bathrobes
* Satellite direct line telephone
* 110/220 volts outlet, personal safe
* French bath products
* 24hr room service
* Internet access wi-fi
* Sofa, Armchair, Pedestal Table

DELUXE SUITES
3 Deluxe Suites with private balcony
AMENITIES
* Individually-controlled A/C
* King-size bed, or twin beds
* Bathtub
* Minibar
* Flat screen satellite TV
* Desk with stationery
* DVD, CD and 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 wi-fi
* Sofa
* Armchair & Pedestal table

PRESTIGE STATEROOMS
92 Prestige Staterooms of 200 sq.ft. with private balcony

DELUXE STATEROOMS
28 Deluxe Staterooms of 200 sq.ft. with private balcony

SUPERIOR STATEROOMS
8 superior staterooms of 226 sq.ft.

AMENITIES
All Staterooms have the following amenities:
* Individually-controlled A/C
* King-size bed, or twin beds
* Bathtub
* Minibar
* Flat screen satellite TV
* Desk with stationery
* DVD, CD and Ipod™ players
* Video on demand
* Safe
* Hairdryer
* Bath robes
* Satellite direct line telephone
* 110/220 volts outlet
* French bath products
* 24hr room service
* Internet access wi-fi

Dining Aboard the L'Austral
Loyal to the great French tradition, the haute cuisine on board is worthy of the finest restaurants, where discreet, attentive service is the hallmark. Two restaurants welcome you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Gastronomic Restaurant, with a capacity of 268 persons, serves 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 dinners.

Life aboard the L'Austral
Find a special ambiance aboard the L'Austral, as well as the feeling that you are on board your own yacht.

Whether you want to join other guests in the theater or games area (Wii™ consoles, etc), or relax on your own in a quiet corner of the library, L'Austral has been designed to meet the needs of every guest. Fitted with the latest equipment (Kinesis Wall, running machine) and the luxurious Beauty Center on L'Austral welcomes you for some unforgettable moments of relaxation and pampering.

Everything has been done to preserve the independence of each guest to suit their personal tastes: lounges for lectures and shows, the spa, but also more intimate spaces such as the library and internet corner. Comfortable cabins, nearly all with private balcony, are available for families either as triples or as communicating cabins. There is also a games area with Wii™ consoles, children’s menus, and baby-sitting service. Just as if you were on a private yacht, your time is your own to do as you please.

Smooth and quiet to provide maximum comfort, L'Austral has also earned the international “green ship” label for her numerous eco-friendly features (dynamic positioning system to avoid having to drop anchor, waste water treatment on board, reduced fuel consumption, etc).

Ship Specifications
* From 224 to 264 passengers
* Up to 132 outside cabins
* Length: 142m (466ft)
* Beam: 18 m (59ft)
* Average speed : 16 knots
* 139 crew members
* Elevators to all decks
* Dynamic positioning system
* « Clean ship » standards
* French flag
Superior Stateroom
Superior Stateroom
8 cabins, 226 sq ft, located on Le Champollion Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area and private bath.
Deluxe Stateroom
Deluxe Stateroom
28 cabins, 200 sq ft with private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
3 suites, 290 sq ft with 54 sq ft private balcony, located on the Le France Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, desk, minibar, private bath.
Prestige Suite
Prestige Suite - Deck 5
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Prestige Suite
Prestige Suite - Deck 6
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Owner's Suite
Owners Suite
484 sq ft with 97 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living, dining areas, private bath with large tub and shower, minibar, 2 flat screen TVs, DVD, CD, and IPOD, Video on demand, Satellite phone
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