travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Ponant L'Austral

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Introduction and History

L'Austral joined the Ponant fleet in May 2011. The luxury mega-yacht is the second in a series of 264-passenger ships. Its identical sister ships are the Le Boreal and Le Soleal.

Routes and Itineraries

All three ships are ice-strengthened, making it possible to sail to Antarctica and the Arctic. Long days and overnights in ports are common on this ship's exploratory cruises.

Passenger Profiles

Passengers vary depe...

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L'Austral
Year Built2011
Year Last Refurbished-
Capacity264 passengers
Decks6
Tonnage10,700
RegistryFrance
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