travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Ponant L'Austral

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L'Austral joined the Ponant fleet in May 2011. The luxury mega-yacht is the second in a series of four 264-passenger ships. Its identical sister ships are the Le Boreal and Le Soleal. 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 exploratory cruise. Zodiac landing crafts are available onboard for exploring remote destinations.

L'Austral is a six-deck ship with 13...

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