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This superb mega-yacht with 132 staterooms is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. L'Austral remains faithful to Ponant’s philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being. 

Precious materials, discreet elegance and a perfect balance between chic and casual, combine to make you feel as if you are on your own private yacht. A design blending tradition and innovation, where a nautical mood has been subtly recreated. A sleek silhouette softened by elegantly smooth contours and large, arched windows opening up to the sea and the light: so many features come together to give L’Austral her distinctive shape.

You will encounter unique itineraries, calls inaccessible to large ships, chic and elegant yacht-like ambiance, refined and personalized service as well as gastronomic cuisine.

Read more about L’Austral on the Ponant website.

Entered service 2011
Last refit 2018
Length 142m / 466 ft
Speed 14 knots / 16mph
Passenger capacity 264
Passenger decks 6
Crew 140
Language on board French and English
Medical Centre Yes