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Roundtrip Ushuaia
10-night Emblematic Antarctica Cruise
February 22, 2021
Ponant Cruises: L'Austral
Roundtrip Ushuaia
Vacation Offer ID 1352455
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Exclusive Offer
  • $500 per Couple Shipboard Credit*
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Ship Info
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Staterooms
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Cruise Inclusions

  • 10-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • And more...
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Ushuaia

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Ushuaia: Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park - 4 hours
Description:
  • Car at disposition 
  • English speaking guide
  • Guided tour through Tierra del Fuego National park
  • Transfer from and to the pier. 
  • National park entrance
Highlights:
  • National Park Tierra del Fuego
  • Hike through Lapataia and Ensenada lakes.
  • Walk along the shore of the Beagle Channel
Duration:
  • 4 hours
Not included:
  • Meals
Ushuaia: Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park - 8 hours
Description:
  • Car at disposition 
  • English speaking guide
  • Guided tour through Tierra del Fuego National park
  • Transfer from and to the pier. 
  • National park entrance
Highlights:
  • National Park Tierra del Fuego
  • Hike through  Lapataia and Ensenada lakes.
  • Walk along the shore of the Beagle Channel
  • Lago Roca
  • Redondo Island
Duration:
  • 8 hours
Not included:
  • Meals
Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours
Take a short drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park to discover the secrets of nature were the mountains are accessible from the sea and the fresh water of rivers and lakes mix with the forest by the sea.
Get to Ensenada Bay and start a moderate seven kilometers trek along the coast-line. Steamer ducks, upland gooses, and Magellanic woodpecker are some of the birds that you may spot during this three hour walk, that also enhance the opportunity of discovering old native middens left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the yamanas.
After the walk, learn all about this emblematic ecosystem, while you seat for a coffee and snack in a beautiful view point.
 
Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered.

Tour highlights: 
Lapataia bay 
- The pedestrian crosswalks within the National Park
  
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver 
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Lunch
Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 
After breakfast, take a short drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park to discover the secrets of this unique park, were the Andes are accessible from the sea and the fresh water of rivers and lakes mix with ocean water from the Beagle channel in pristine forests.
Arrive at Ensenada Bay and start a moderate seven kilometers trek along the coast-line. Steamer ducks, upland gooses, and Magellanic woodpecker are some of the birds that you may spot during this three hour walk, that also enhance the opportunity of discovering old native middens left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the yamanas.
After a warm lunch in a dome in the park your guide will provide paddling technique and safety briefing, rubber boots, over-pants and life-jackets before rowing downstream Lapataia River in comfortable inflatable canoes.
Floating at leisure down the Lapataia river will allow you explore an area seldom visited by men and concentrate on every attraction the place has to offer involving ornithology, geology, ecology and photography . After some ninety minutes of gentle paddling arrive at Lapataia Bay.
Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered. Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered.
After the tour you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
  • Beagle Channel
  • Lapataia Bay
  • Roca Lake
  • Do trekking and canoing at the NP
 
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
  • Box-Lunch
 
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
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Drake Passage
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Drake Passage
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Antarctica
02/25/2021 02/25/2021
Antarctica
02/26/2021 02/26/2021
Antarctica
02/27/2021 02/27/2021
Antarctica
02/28/2021 02/28/2021
Antarctica
03/01/2021 03/01/2021
Drake Passage
03/02/2021 03/02/2021
Drake Passage
03/03/2021 03/03/2021
Ushuaia

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Ushuaia: Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park - 4 hours
Description:
  • Car at disposition 
  • English speaking guide
  • Guided tour through Tierra del Fuego National park
  • Transfer from and to the pier. 
  • National park entrance
Highlights:
  • National Park Tierra del Fuego
  • Hike through Lapataia and Ensenada lakes.
  • Walk along the shore of the Beagle Channel
Duration:
  • 4 hours
Not included:
  • Meals
Ushuaia: Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park - 8 hours
Description:
  • Car at disposition 
  • English speaking guide
  • Guided tour through Tierra del Fuego National park
  • Transfer from and to the pier. 
  • National park entrance
Highlights:
  • National Park Tierra del Fuego
  • Hike through  Lapataia and Ensenada lakes.
  • Walk along the shore of the Beagle Channel
  • Lago Roca
  • Redondo Island
Duration:
  • 8 hours
Not included:
  • Meals
Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours
Take a short drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park to discover the secrets of nature were the mountains are accessible from the sea and the fresh water of rivers and lakes mix with the forest by the sea.
Get to Ensenada Bay and start a moderate seven kilometers trek along the coast-line. Steamer ducks, upland gooses, and Magellanic woodpecker are some of the birds that you may spot during this three hour walk, that also enhance the opportunity of discovering old native middens left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the yamanas.
After the walk, learn all about this emblematic ecosystem, while you seat for a coffee and snack in a beautiful view point.
 
Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered.

Tour highlights: 
Lapataia bay 
- The pedestrian crosswalks within the National Park
  
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver 
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Lunch
Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 
After breakfast, take a short drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park to discover the secrets of this unique park, were the Andes are accessible from the sea and the fresh water of rivers and lakes mix with ocean water from the Beagle channel in pristine forests.
Arrive at Ensenada Bay and start a moderate seven kilometers trek along the coast-line. Steamer ducks, upland gooses, and Magellanic woodpecker are some of the birds that you may spot during this three hour walk, that also enhance the opportunity of discovering old native middens left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the yamanas.
After a warm lunch in a dome in the park your guide will provide paddling technique and safety briefing, rubber boots, over-pants and life-jackets before rowing downstream Lapataia River in comfortable inflatable canoes.
Floating at leisure down the Lapataia river will allow you explore an area seldom visited by men and concentrate on every attraction the place has to offer involving ornithology, geology, ecology and photography . After some ninety minutes of gentle paddling arrive at Lapataia Bay.
Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered. Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered.
After the tour you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
  • Beagle Channel
  • Lapataia Bay
  • Roca Lake
  • Do trekking and canoing at the NP
 
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
  • Box-Lunch
 
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
03/04/2021 03/04/2021
Ponant Cruises: L'Austral

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.

FREE Unlimited WiFi is available on board all Ponant ships.*

*Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or circumstances beyond Ponant's control.

Ship Statistics
Year Built
2011
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Tonnage (GRT)
10944
Guests (Lowers)
264
Total Guests
264
Passenger Decks
6
Number of Crew
139
Officers' Nationality
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Total Rooms
132
Suites
4
Balconies
120
Ocean/River View
8
Interior
Accessible
3

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of July 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Oceanview

Superior Oceanview Stateroom (SP3) Limited Availability
Superior Oceanview Stateroom
  • Category: SP3
  • Deck 3 - Calicut
226 sq.ft.
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed, or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi

Balcony

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL) Limited Availability
Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: DEL
  • Deck 3 - Calicut
200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed, or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4) Limited Availability
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: PR4
  • Deck 4 - Chandernagor
200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed, or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5) Limited Availability
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: PR5
  • Deck 5 - Bengale
200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed, or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6) Limited Availability
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: PR6
  • Deck 6 - Mahe
200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed, or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi

Suite

Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS5) Limited Availability
Prestige Suite with Balcony
  • Category: PS5
  • Deck 5 - Bengale
398 sq.ft. + 86 sq.ft. private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, connecting cabins available (children welcome)
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi
  • Another flat-screen satellite TV
  • Sofa
  • Armchair and pedestal table
Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS6) Limited Availability
Prestige Suite with Balcony
  • Category: PS6
  • Deck 6 - Mahe
398 sq.ft. + 86 sq.ft. private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, connecting cabins available (children welcome)
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi
  • Another flat-screen satellite TV
  • Sofa
  • Armchair and pedestal table
Deluxe Suite with Balcony (DS6) Limited Availability
Deluxe Suite with Balcony
  • Category: DS6
  • Deck 6 - Mahe
290 sq.ft. + 54 sq.ft. private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi
  • Sofa
  • Armchair and pedestal table
Owner's Suite with Balcony (SA) Limited Availability
Owner's Suite with Balcony
  • Category: SA
  • Deck 6 - Mahe
Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

 

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deck 7 - Sun Deck
Deck 6 - Mahe

Stateroom Key

  • Deluxe Suite with Balcony (DS6)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6)
  • Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS6)
  • Owner's Suite with Balcony (SA)
Deck 5 - Bengale

Stateroom Key

  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5)
  • Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS5)
Deck 4 - Chandernagor

Stateroom Key

  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4)
Deck 3 - Calicut

Stateroom Key

  • Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL)
  • Superior Oceanview Stateroom (SP3)
Deck 2 - Pondichery