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Launched in 2011, L'Austral is the second in a series of three 264-passenger, 10,600-ton cruising yachts commissioned by Compagnie du Ponant. Its identical sister, Le Boreal, debuted in 2010, and the third ...
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skier69
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We joined this cruise very much under protest as we had been due to sail with Un=Cruise on one of their ... Read more
JLZCA
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Only part i can give 5 stars to are the ship and the suites. Our suite was small but felt larger than it was. There ... Read more
JC Norton
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This is an amazing ship with a wonderfully helpful staff. On this particularl itinerary, there was 0% single ... Read more
bucksblade
2 Reviews
Member Since 2008
3 Forum Posts
We paid £350 per person per day for an 8 night cruise around Japan on Le Boreal. Having paid a price similar ... Read more
travelstrathnaver
1 Review
Member Since 2015
What a greeting we got the window to board was one hour we had come from Tokyo by bullet then a Taxi that did not know ... Read more
Floridiana
2 Reviews
Member Since 2010
2,731 Forum Posts
We picked a French ship, Ponant's l'Austral because her schedule it perfectly with our land tour in Japan afterwards. ... Read more
mbaldari
1 Review
Member Since 2014
9 Forum Posts
We took a Tauck tour "Cruising Down Under." This was a new tour for Tauck and they chose L'Austral starting in ... Read more
shaskelly
1 Review
Member Since 2012
38 Forum Posts
Embarked on Ponant’s L’Austral in Cairns for a 1 week NYE cruise, sailing to Sydney. This was not an ... Read more
anne9837
1 Review
Member Since 2014
I read reviews and had concerns. I need not have - I could not find fault. My husband and I had cabin 311 - pleasant ... Read more
jpver
2 Reviews
Member Since 2009
299 Forum Posts
We left Istanbul end of the day and the ship looked small compared to the Costa and the Xelebrity. The Austral is the ... Read more
Dutch Diver
2 Reviews
Member Since 2005
604 Forum Posts
A cruise to Antarctica is pricey, expensive even, but it is absolutely worth it! We saw amazing wildlife and beautiful ... Read more
petit renard
1 Review
Member Since 2012
The week got off to an inauspicious start. The instructions sent by Ponant for passengers arriving in their own car at ... Read more
Ritzy
1 Review
Member Since 2011
10 Forum Posts
Booking- We booked directly with Ponant's US office. Office staff were generally poorly responsive. Emails and ... Read more
gottago2mexico
1 Review
Member Since 2005
1,417 Forum Posts
We took L'Austral to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands from Ushuaia, Argentina. This is an expedition ... Read more
Mike2131
12 Reviews
Member Since 2004
2,721 Forum Posts
Hotel before the cruise: 2 nights at the Tierra del Leyendas in Ushuaia. What a wonderful little hotel! Warm, ... Read more
zippylucy
1 Review
Member Since 2005
11 Forum Posts
I have to confess that I am not easy to please so when I read some of the previous reviews of the L'Austral to the ... Read more
happy-jamaica
1 Review
Member Since 2011
In a word, our experience on L'Austral was exceptional. We just got back from a 10 day cruise from Venice to Athens. As ... Read more
harradexperience
1 Review
Member Since 2011
Maybe after the first 2 voyages the crew of L'Austral gelled, because the previous reviews were nothing like the ... Read more
vandeVyver
1 Review
Member Since 2011
6/11
We were disappointed in our cruise from Venice along the Croatian coast This brand new ship was elegant and ... Read more
Robbie44
1 Review
Member Since 2011
We have just undertaken a cruise on L'Austral from Venice to Croatia and back to Venice. We were very excited to go on ... Read more

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