Ponant Expedition Ship

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Medium (200 Guests)
5* Luxury
Medium Rating (1 landing a day)
Optional Extras:
Some available

The L’Austral ship has an innovative design, sleek shape and profile, refined interior decoration, friendly, intimate atmosphere. French designers and decorators have managed to give this ship a unique style and veritable signature of its own. Combinations of fine materials, colours and tones harmoniously livened up with touches of bright colour, elegant lines, discreet and subtle refinement.

Embark on a unique concept of sea travel on board this modern luxury small-ship, offering exceptional itineraries combining authentic and enriching experiences, cultural encounters, and stops in remote places not accessible by larger ships. Accompanied by experienced guides, lecturers or an Expedition team, time ashore is maximized with a fleet of Zodiacs make landing ashore in remote seldom visited destinations, safe and enjoyable, enabling guests to get up close to nature and wildlife. With staff  that are attentive and experienced, they will ensure you are comfortable and respond to all your requests, whether while in your stateroom, lounges or in our various dining areas.

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Deck Plans


  • Prestige

    Deck 4, 5 & 6 - 18m2
  • Deluxe Stateroom

    Deluxe Stateroom
    Deck 3 - 18m2
  • Deluxe Suite

    Deluxe Suite
    Deck 3 - 27m2
  • Prestige Suite

    Prestige Suite
    Deck 5 & 6 - 36m2
  • Owners Suite

    Owners Suite
    Deck 6 - 45m2



  • 1-night accommodation in a 4* hotel in Buenos Aires the night before embarkation
  • Internal flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia or Montevideo selected by PONANT, in economy class, dependent on itinerary
  • Dinner in Buenos Aires the night before embarkation
  • Airport transfer from Buenos Aires to Airport and from Ushuaia Airport to Port, dependent on itinerary
  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated
  • Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist-guides, covering wildlife, history, geopolitics, the great explorers, climate, environmental protection
  • Expedition programmes include activities such as Zodiac® outings and landings all accompanied by your expedition team of naturalist guides
  • Facilities on board include: Sauna, theater, wellness centre, and pool
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme
  • A PONANT polar water-resistant parka is offered on board for all departures with an expedition programme
  • Boot rental will be offered onboard on Expedition cruises.

Not Included

  • International airfares
  • Transfer between airport and hotel in arrival city
  • Personal expenses
  • Other meals and services not mentioned in the programme.
  • Ponant activities- kayak discovery
  • Mandatory waterproof and windproof over-trousers
  • Passport and visa expenses and any Government arrival and departure taxes
  • Staff gratuities
  • Personal insurance (which is strongly recommended)

*Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates. 

L'Austral Itineraries