In May 2011, l'Austral joined PONANT's fleet. This superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins 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 our philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being. 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. 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 welcoming atmosphere of relaxed sophistication revolves around shades of grey, taupe, white and ivory enlivened by touches of cinnamon, caramel and tan.. So many personal touches create the spirit of a “private yacht.” 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.
An outside cabin will give you the value of an inside with the added extra of feeling light and airy with either a large picture window or one or more portholes.
If you like to have some where that is a private sanctuary for al fresco dining and sunbathing then a balcony stateroom is for you. Balcony staterooms are spacious and have a private balcony attached to the cabin via patio doors so you can truly enjoy the ocean breezes at any time.
Suites are the height of luxury on board any cruise ship, usually the largest cabins found on board and generally have a private balcony along with separate sleeping and sitting areas. Often you can expect amenities such as; a personal butler, priority check-in, embarkation and debarkation, access to VIP areas on board the ship and much more.