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Specials : Superior Stateroom from $13,050

Exceptional 11-Day Expedition Cruise

Limited Cabins on Offer

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Emblematic Antarctica on Ponant L’Austral


Cruise ID 32191
Book By 27Nov20
Embarkation Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembarkation Ushuaia, Argentina
Multiple Departures 28Nov20, 08Dec20, 09Jan21
Duration 10 nights
Arrival Dates Multiple arrivals from 08Dec20 to 19Jan21
Region Antarctica
Cruise Line Ponant
Cruise Ship L'Austral
Cruise Type Ocean
Cruise Package Type Cruise Only
Ports of Call Ushuaia, Neko Harbour, Port Charcot, Weddell Sea, Port Lockroy, Deception Island, Drake Passage, Ushuaia

PONANT proposes an exceptional expedition cruise into the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula’s ice floes. Set sail on an unforgettable 11-day journey aboard L’Austral and fall for the charms of the dreamlike landscapes, inhabited by rich and uncommon wildlife.  

In Neko Harbour, a magnificent bay surrounded by mountains and ice, you will perhaps be lucky enough to see seals, whales, leopard seals and gentoo penguins.  

On Pleneau Island, you’ll be amused by the original gait of the gentoo penguins going about their daily lives with a backdrop of magnificent icebergs. Don’t miss out on the visit to nearby Port Charcot. Jean-Baptiste Charcot, the famous French explorer who led many polar expeditions at the beginning of the 20th century, gave this name to the island as a tribute to his father.

Your ship will then head north before arriving on the volcanic Deception Island, which was long an emblematic whaling site. Its sheltered bay also served as a refuge for sailors during heavy storms. 

Before you return to UshuaiaL’Austral will clear a path through the impressive tabletop icebergs of the Weddell Sea, leaving you with an unforgettable memory of your Antarctic crossing.

Subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights and itineraries described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.


Highlights
  • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
  • Hiking opportunity: Neko Harbour, Port Charcot, Port Lockroy, Deception Island.
  • Visiting research stations and former whaling stations.
  • Landscapes: a multitude of drifting icebergs, ice floe, imposing icebergs, tall snow-covered mountains.
  • Wildlife: Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, Minke and humpback whales, Weddell seals, sea leopards and sea birds.
  • Educational discovery in the respect of environment.
  • Exclusive 4-night programme before the cruise Patagonia, a land of contrast
  • Drinks are complimentary and unlimited.
  • Choose from a selection of fine wines, champagnes, spirits, mineral waters and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • You maybe eligible to earn Qantas frequent flyer points with this purchase.
Important Terms
  • Prices are based on best available cruise fare per person, inclusive of all discounts.
  • All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply.
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.

Cabin Name
Price per person twin share from
Deluxe Stateroom
Wait List
Superior Stateroom
$13,050
Book
Prestige Deck 4
$15,320
Book
Prestige Deck 5
$15,970
Book
Prestige Deck 6
$16,650
Book
Deluxe Suite
$22,400
Book
Prestige Deck 5 Suite
$24,190
Book
Prestige Deck 6 Suite
$25,280
Book
Owner's Suite
$40,130
Book

* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable). All prices quoted are for the cruise departing on 08Dec20. Prices for alternative departure dates may vary.

*Rates are subject to availability and changes without notice. Rate are based on the lowest available and may differ at time of booking. Other travel dates may be available at an additional cost.
For more information and other conditions please confirm with our Travel Specialists at time of booking.



Day 1: Ushuaia
Sat 9 Jan 2021 | Depart 6:00 PM

Day 2: Crossing the Drake Passage
Sun 10 Jan 2021

Day 3: Crossing the Drake Passage
Mon 11 Jan 2021

Day 4: Antarctic Peninsula
Tue 12 Jan 2021

Day 5: Antarctic Peninsula
Wed 13 Jan 2021

Day 6: Antarctic Peninsula
Thu 14 Jan 2021

Day 7: Antarctic Peninsula
Fri 15 Jan 2021

Day 8: Antarctic Peninsula
Sat 16 Jan 2021

Day 9: Crossing the Drake Passage
Sun 17 Jan 2021

Day 10: Crossing the Drake Passage
Mon 18 Jan 2021

Day 11: Ushuaia
Tue 19 Jan 2021 | Arrive





Deluxe Stateroom

 Area: 18 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

 

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • 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



Prestige Deck 4

 

 Area: 18 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

 

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • 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



Prestige Deck 5

 

 Area: 18 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

 

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • 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



Prestige Deck 6

 

 Area: 18 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

 

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • 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



Deluxe Suite

 Area: 27 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

 

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • 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



Prestige Deck 5 Suite

 Area: 36 m²
Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

 

  • 8m² private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • 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



Prestige Deck 6 Suite

 Area: 36 m²
Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

 

  • 8m² private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • 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



Owner’s Suite

 Area: 45 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

 

  • Situated on Deck 6
  • Decorated by French designers
  • Breathtaking panoramic sea view
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Bathtub and shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • 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
  • 1 private transfer (round trip): Airport – Hotel – Port
  • 1 free hour of Spa treatments
  • Butler service


L'Austral

In May 2011, l’Austral joined PONANT’s fleet. 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 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.

 

Restaurants

Gastronomic Restaurant

  • 3 982 sq.ft / 370 sq.m
  • Capacity: 268
  • Elegant main dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving French and international cuisine
  • Fine wine cellar

 

Grill Restaurant

  • 2 530 sq.ft / 235 sq.m
  • Inside capacity: 150
  • Outside capacity: 60
  • Casual eating venue for breakfast, buffet lunch and themed dinner

 

Public Areas

Fitness and Beauty Area

  • Fitness gym: Kinesis weight training, running machine, bike…
  • SothysTM Beauty area: Hairdressing salon, massage rooms, Spa room et relaxation room (only on board Boréal and Austral), Hammam

 

Main Room

  • 2745 sq.ft / 255 sq.m
  • Indoor capacity: 110
  • Outdoor capacity: 30
  • Tea room, bar, Live music programme, dance floor
  • Access to the outdoor terrace

 

Panoramic room

  • 1184 sq.ft /110 m2
  • Library, internet connection, bar, live entertainment on some evenings
  • Direct access to the panoramic terrace

 

Outdoor bar (bridge swimming pool)

  • Seating for 50
  • View over the bridge swimming pool

 

Theatre

  • 2 690 sq.ft /250 m²
  • Capacity: 250
  • Conference room
  • Performance venue
  • Audiovisual equipment

L'Austral


Ponant

Ponant is a French cruise ship operator. It was founded in April 1988 by Philippe Videau, Jean-Emmanuel Sauvé, and other officers of the French Merchant Navy and launched the first French cruise ship.



 
Call a Luxury Cruise Specialist on 1300 308081 and Quote #32191
Call a Luxury Cruise Specialist on 1300 308081 and Quote #32191