The Great Adventure on L'Austral
The Great Adventure
Discover the Antarctic with PONANT!
Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Adrien de Gerlache, Ernest Shackleton: sail in the wake of these great Antarctic explorers during a 16-day polar expedition cruise organised by PONANT.
Your trip will begin in Ushuaia, the Argentinian capital of Tierra del Fuego which offers breathtaking landscapes.
After crossing the mythical Drake...
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. Precious materials in smoothing neutral tones are brought to life with splashes of cheerful reds. 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.
For over 25 years, our luxurious ships have been calling in mythical ports and little-known anchorages only accessible to smaller ships. As the leading provider of high-end expedition cruises, we also offer sunny short breaks in the heart of the Medit ...