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L'Austral, 8 Night Pristine Spitsbergen - with National Geographic ex Tromso, Norway to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

8 Night Cruise Only


Cruise Itinerary
Date Port Arrive Depart
26 May 2022 Tromso, Norway 10:00 PM
27 May 2022 At Sea    
28 May 2022 Bear Island, Scoresby Sound, Greenland
29 May 2022 Sor-Spitsbergen National Park
30 May 2022 Sor-Spitsbergen National Park
31 May 2022 Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park
1 Jun 2022 The Ice Floes
2 Jun 2022 Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park
2 Jun 2022 Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen
3 Jun 2022 Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen 7:00 AM
In collaboration with National Geographic Expeditions.

With PONANT, set off to discover the west coast of Spitsbergen during a 9-day expedition cruise into the heart of the Svalbard Archipelago. Aboard L'Austral, fall under the spell of the magical Arctic Far North, with its ice floes, polar bears and breathtaking glaciers.

Your ship will depart from Tromsø, in Norway, and head north to bring you closer to Bear Island, a refuge for many birds, in the western part of the Barents Sea.

You will then reach the southern tip of Spitsbergen and discover the Sor-Spitsbergen National Park, where you will be able to admire some of the island's most beautiful fjords, like the Hornsund with its impressive glacier front.

Further north, in the Nordvest Sptisbergen National Park, follow in the footsteps of the former whalers who once settled there. Some sites that are home to the graves of many sailors and are still frequented by various species of cetaceans.

Before your disembarkation in Longyearbyen, you will discover the glaciers of the Kongsfjorden and you will maybe have the opportunity to discover Ny-Alesund. This international scientific station is a former mining town, which was the departure point for many expeditions towards the North Pole.

We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. The itinerary, landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the AECO.

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, raffined and personalized service as well as gastronomic cuisine.


Ship Profile & Stats
  • Maiden voyage: August 2010
  • Tonnage: 10,700
  • Length: 142 metres
  • Beam: 18 metres
  • Speed: 16 knots
  • Ship registration: France
  • Passenger capacity (dbl): 264
  • Officer nationality: French
Ship Amenities
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Flat Screen Television
  • In Room Safe
  • Individual Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Mini Bar
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Video on Demand
Ship Facilities
  • Grill Restaurant
  • Gastronomic Restaurant
  • Beauty Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • Laundry
  • Library and Internet Room
  • Medical Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Shop
  • Spa
  • Main Lounge
  • Open Air Bar
  • Panoramic Lounge
  • Hairdresser
  • Theatre
EXPERIENCE CRUISING ANOTHER WAY, DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF YACHT CRUISES.

Our mission is to transport you to mythical destinations and secret ports only accessible to small capacity ships.

To offer the delights of a French-inspired cuisine in an intimate environment - a discreet service where no attention to detail is spared - and unforgettable moments of relaxation on board elegant yachts of character.

To combine sophistication and conviviality, with priority given to authentic experiences, emotions and the ongoing quest for excellence.

Yacht cruises: more than a cruise, a privilege...

Attentive, professional, discreet and elegant, the fully bilingual service on board will meet your every desire. Our unique atmosphere is filled with a signature sentiment: a warm welcome from an experienced crew who are passionate about what they do, in the tradition of private yachting.

In the dining areas, our gourmet cuisine is worthy of top fine dining restaurants: exquisite wines are available, and menus are created with expertise by our skilled chefs with a French-inspired menu enhanced by specialties from our various ports of call.

Pleasure, enrichment, discovery: relax - we take care of everything...

Deck 2

Deck 3

Deck 4

Deck 5

Deck 6

Deck 7

Owner's Suite
Surface : 45 m². Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin.

Situated on Deck 6
Decorated by French designers
Breathtakting panoramic sea view
Individually-controlled air-conditioning
King-size bed or twin beds
Bathtub and shower
Minibar
Flat screen
Satellite TV
Desk with stationery

Ipod™ players
Video on demand
Safe
Hairdryer
Bath robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
French bath products
24hr room service
Internet acces wifi.

Surface : 37 m². Capacity :up to 4 passengers per cabin.

8m² private balcony
Individually-controlled air-conditioning
king-size bed or twin beds
Shower
Minibar
Flat screen
Satellite TV
Desk with stationery
Ipod™ players

Video on demand
Safe
Hairdryer
Bath robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
French bath products
24hr room service
Internet access wifi.

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
Surface : 37 m². Capacity :up to 4 passengers per cabin.

8m² private balcony
Individually-controlled air-conditioning
King-size bed or twin beds
Shower
Minibar
Flat screen
Satellite TV
Desk with stationery
Ipod™ players

Video on demand
Safe
Hairdryer
Bath robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
French bath products
24hr room service
Internet acces wifi.

Deluxe Suite
Surface : 27 m². Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin. Private balcony. Individually-controlled air-conditioning
King-size bed or twin beds
Shower
Minibar
Flat screen
Satellite TV
Desk with stationery
Ipod™ players
Video on demand

Safe
Hairdryer
Bath robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
French bath products
24hr room service
Internet acces wifi.

Prestige Deck 6
Surface : 18 m². Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin.

92 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony.
Individually-controlled air-conditioning
King-size bed
or twin beds Shower
Minibar
Flat screen
satellite TV
Desk with stationery
Ipod™ players
Video on demand

safe
Hairdryer
Bath robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
French bath products
24hr room service
Internet acces wifi.

Prestige Deck 5
Surface : 18 m². Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin.

Private balcony
Individually-controlled air-conditioning
King-size bed or twin beds
Shower
Minibar
Flat screen
Satellite TV
Desk with stationery
Ipod™ players

Video on demand
Safe
Hairdryer
Bath robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
French bath products
24hr room service
Internet acces wifi.

Prestige Deck 4
Surface : 18 m². Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin.

Private balcony
Individually-controlled air-conditioning
King-size bed or twin beds
Shower
Minibar
Flat screen
Satellite TV
Desk with stationery
Ipod™ players

Video on demand
Safe
Hairdryer
Bath robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
French bath products
24hr room service
Internet acces wifi.

Deluxe Stateroom
Surface : 18 m². Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin.

Private balcony
Individually-controlled air-conditioning
King-size bed or twin beds
Shower
Minibar
Flat screen
Satellite TV
Desk with stationery
Ipod™ players

Video on demand
Safe
Hairdryer
Bath robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
French bath products
24hr room service
Internet acces wifi.

Superior Stateroom
Capacity :up to 3 passengers per cabin .

Individually-controlled air-conditioning
King-size bed or twin beds
Shower
Minibar
Flat screen
Satellite TV
Desk with stationery
Ipod™ players
Video on demand

Safe
Hairdryer
Bath robes
Satellite direct line telephone
110/220 volts outlet
French bath products
24hr room service
Internet access wifi.

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