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Max Passengers: 264
Ship Type: Luxury Expedition Ship

Discover L'Austral, a luxury expedition cruise ship sailing the globe's most spectacular destinations in style. Explore the best of Antarctica, South America, Europe, the Arctic, Asia and the South Pacific. 

Chic and elegant, with a yacht-like ambiance, L'Austral, is the fruit of Italian ship building and French service and sophistication. A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, L'Austral links tradition and innovation, cruising to worldwide destinations in luxury. Launched in 2011,  L'Austral remains faithful to her philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being. L'Austral gives passengers the feeling they are on a private yacht and give them access to harbors and coves that large cruise ships can't access.

The social areas have everything you may desire including a swimming pool, spa, lounge, theater, exercise room, and a panoramic terrace. The main restaurant serves French and international cuisine accompanied by fine wines served by attentive French wait staff. The outdoor dining area, the "Grill" features buffet-style cuisine with panoramic views. 

Your luxurious stateroom reflects authentic French elegance and sophistication and includes minibar and private bathroom in each suite to complement the comfortable accommodations. Standard staterooms measure 290 square feet (18 square meters) with luxurious upgrades featuring the Owner's Suite at 485 square feet (45 square meters). 

Accommodations aboard 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

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
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L'Austral Enjoy a gourmet meal at the Gastronomic Restaurant. Stunning views from the bar and lounge Relax on the sun deck. Relax on the deck of the L'Austral. Welcoming reception Spacious lounge Fitness area with a view.

Itineraries

A humpback whale breaches from Alaskan waters
$10,940
Savings
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Alaska and Its Fur Traders

15 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit the villages in the Far North
  • Observe incredible Arctic wildlife
  • Explore St Matthew Island
  • Watch out for a variety of seabirds
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail along the Bering Strait,before heading south to reach Saint Paul in the Pribilof Islands. In a Zodiac dinghy, then land on the lush shores of Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands, where you have the option of participating in organized hikes.After sailing in the magnificent Icy Bayto discover …
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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$18,510
Savings
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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
Enjoy a unique cruise experience on this 14-day Baffin Bay & Greenland journey aboard luxurious L'Austral. In the remote northern reaches of the planet, you'll see a land abundant with hardy fauna like seals, whales, polar bears, musk oxen, walruses, and sea birds. Zodiacs allow you to …
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Beaches of Cape Verde Islands
$4,150
Savings
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Cape Verde and Canary Islands

Dakar to Lisbon - 11 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit Dakar and Goree Island
  • Admire Mindelo's architecture
  • Explore Ribeira Grande's center
  • Enjoy Lisbon, Portugal
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the cultures and traditions of Cape Verde, Spain, and Senegal on this enticing and relaxing 11-day journey aboard luxurious L'Austral. Your cruise takes you to all of the major cultural highlights along this route, including Santiago,São Vicente, and Mindelo. You'll also …
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Port Lockroy Antarctica
$13,580
Savings
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Emblematic Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Hop on Zodiacs for outings
  • Visit research and whaling stations
  • Look out for wildlife
  • Marvel at the dynamic landscapes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The start of your cruise will be from Ushuaia, Argentina. The first land mark to be passed during this cruise will be theDrake Passage, during which you will probably be escorted by several albatrosses and Cape petrels. Then, reach theWhite Continent, the realm of the unexpected. Weather and ice …
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Watch for whale blows!
$10,240
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Emblematic Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit polar research stations
  • Explore drifting icebergs
  • See incredible polar wildlife
  • Hop on Zodiacs for outings
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The start of the cruise will be marked by the crossing of the mythical Drake Passage, during which you will probably be escorted by several albatrosses and Cape petrels, the sentinels of these often-choppy waters. Then reach the White Continent, the realm of the unexpected. Weather and ice …
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Colorful homes in Greenland
$13,370
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Expedition along the East Coast of Greenland

16 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Explore a hard to reach region
  • Visit lovely Biosphere Reserve
  • Meet the Inuit people
  • View alpine landscapes
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Kangerlussuaq, sail south, before reaching the east coast of Greenland, known for its wild natural environments, its alpine landscapes, and its sea ice carried along the Transpolar Drift. Next, sail along the Blosseville Coast.. Discover the Scoresby Sund, the world’s largest fjord …
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Iceberg near floe edge
$26,690
Savings
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Expedition to the Thule Region

17 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Sail between the ice floes
  • Discover traditional villages
  • Explore the wildlife of Arctic
  • See the largest icebergs
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
FromKangerlussuaq, set off aboardL’Australon a17-day expedition cruiseto the far reaches of the planet.North of the Baffin Sea, in theregion of Thule, experience a tricky but spectacular sail between driftingicebergsandsheets of ice floe. From Greenland's west coast with its mountains …
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Northern lights - Aurora borealis
$14,930
Savings
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Greenland of Great Explorers

15 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit vestiges of the Thule people
  • Discover Skjoldungen Island
  • View 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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$3,340
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Landscapes and Islands of the North Atlantic

Bordeaux to Dublin - 9 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Setting sail fromBordeaux, the world’s wine capital, you will chart a course for the Breton coast.Belle-Île-en-Mer, to the south of Brittany, will be one of the key ports of call. The Impressionist painter Claude Monet lived for a while in the village of Kervilahouen on this island. …
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Beaches of Cape Verde Islands
$5,150
Savings
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The Essential Cape Verde & Bijagos

Praia to Dakar - 9 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Explore Bijagos Biosphere Reserve
  • Discover the Cape Verde archipelago
  • View the sugar cane plantations
  • Visit of traditional villages
Activities:
Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your cruise on the island of Santiago, in Praia, the Cape Verde capital and visit the historic center of Ribeira Grande, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A gigantic volcanic cone emerging from the Ocean, Fogo or “volcano island” is the most unusual in the Cape Verde …
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Scattered houses of Tromso
$25,390
Savings
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The Northeast Passage

Tromso to Nome - 25 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Cross the Northeast Passage
  • Explore the Northern Territories
  • Discover taiga, tundra plains
  • View the Arctic fauna
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
AboardL’Austral, navigate the Arctic seas, meandering between the Siberian archipelagos: a voyage in search of little-known lands, rich in countless natural wonders. Murmansk, one of the world’s northernmost cities, will be the first port of call on this 25-day expedition cruise. Then …
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Colorful houses of Svalbard
$8,570
Savings
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Unexplored Svalbard

Longyearbyen Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Discover Arctic flora and fauna
  • Sail in the Hinlopen Strait
  • View the ice floes and sheer cliffs
  • Explore Europe's largest ice cap
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the ship at Longyearbyen in Norway for an 8-day expedition cruise to the heart of the Svalbard archipelago. View the exceptional flora and fauna. Sail in the direction of the magnificent glaciers of Kongsfjorden and then to the superb landscapes of the Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park. The …
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Dates

2021
EmbarksDays 
Jun 058Unexplored Svalbard
Jun 128Unexplored Svalbard
Jun 198Unexplored Svalbard
Jun 268Unexplored Svalbard
Jul 0315Greenland of Great Explorers
Jul 1714Baffin Bay Secrets
Jul 3017Expedition to the Thule Region
Aug 1516Expedition along the East Coast of Greenland
Aug 3025The Northeast Passage
Sep 1515Alaska and Its Fur Traders
Nov 1712Emblematic Antarctica
Dec 0812Emblematic Antarctica
2022
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0312Emblematic Antarctica
Feb 1012Emblematic Antarctica
May 079Landscapes and Islands of the North Atlantic
Jun 038Unexplored Svalbard
Jun 108Unexplored Svalbard
Jun 178Unexplored Svalbard
Jun 248Unexplored Svalbard
Jul 2714Baffin Bay Secrets

Cabins

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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