In May 2011, l’Austral joined PONANT’s fleet. This superb mega-yacht with 132 staterooms 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. A welcoming atmosphere of relaxed sophistication revolves around shades of grey, taupe, white and ivory enlivened by touches of cinnamon, caramel and tan.. 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.



Gastronomic Restaurant

  • 3 982 sq.ft / 370 sq.m
  • Capacity: 268
  • Elegant main dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving French and international cuisine
  • Fine wine cellar


Grill Restaurant

  • 2 530 sq.ft / 235 sq.m
  • Inside capacity: 150
  • Outside capacity: 60
  • Casual eating venue for breakfast, buffet lunch and themed dinner


Public Areas

Fitness and Beauty Area

  • Fitness gym: Kinesis weight training, running machine, bike…
  • SothysTM Beauty area: Hairdressing salon, massage rooms, Spa room et relaxation room (only on board Boréal and Austral), Hammam


Main Room

  • 2745 sq.ft / 255 sq.m
  • Indoor capacity: 110
  • Outdoor capacity: 30
  • Tea room, bar, Live music programme, dance floor
  • Access to the outdoor terrace


Panoramic room

  • 1184 sq.ft /110 m2
  • Library, internet connection, bar, live entertainment on some evenings
  • Direct access to the panoramic terrace


Outdoor bar (bridge swimming pool)

  • Seating for 50
  • View over the bridge swimming pool



  • 2 690 sq.ft /250 m²
  • Capacity: 250
  • Conference room
  • Performance venue
  • Audiovisual equipment