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**SPECIAL OFFER** Save up to 30% on full prices. The earlier you book the better the discount available. Please call for latest special offers. Pricing shown here reflects full brochure price only. The state-of-the-art mega-yacht, L’Austral launched in May 2011, bringing a unique blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being to small ship cruising. With just 132 cabins, L’Austral’s sleek design and small size means she can offer exclusive itineraries featuring ports of call that are inaccessible to larger ships. The yacht’s distinctive shape features smooth contours and large, arched windows, opening up to the sea and letting in the light. Precious materials in soothing neutral tones are brought to life with splashes of colour to create a discreet elegance reminiscent of a private yacht.

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Antarctica and Climate Change

From $13019.02 Per person including taxes Available dates December 10th 2019

Join New York Times science writers Henry Fountain and James Gorman on this expedition aboard L'Austral to the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula. Witness with them the grandeur of this most remote of continent and discover the ways in which climate change may alter its role in the global eco-system. Explore the pristine wilderness of the Antarctic Peninsula, a narrow piece of land that juts into the ice-choked waters of the Weddell Sea. Be amazed by the breathtaking panoramas of icebergs, jagged, snow-capped mountains and blue glaciers. Cruise aboard Zodiacs among ice floes; explore penguin rookeries; and visit with scientists at research stations. This itinerary also includes a one night pre-cruise stay in Ushuaia and excursion to the spectacular Tierra del Fuego National Park.

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Beyond the Polar Circle with National Geographic

From $20658.72 Per person including taxes Available dates January 15th 2020

Cross the mythical line of the Antarctic Circle during this 17-day polar expedition cruise to the far reaches of the Southern Hemisphere, brought to you by Ponant and National Geographic.

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In the Wake of Pioneers with National Geographic

From $12682.39 Per person including taxes Available dates September 15th 2019

In partnership with National Geographic Expeditions. Ponant invites you to follow the steps of trappers and gold miners in Alaska, during a 15-day expedition voyage aboard L’Austral. From Nome to Vancouver, discover a remote territory still unknown and wild, landscape from wide spaces to glistening glaciers, steep mountains and expansive lakes.

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From Scotland to Spitsbergen with National Geographic

From $9601.88 Per person including taxes Available dates May 17th 2020

In partnership with National Geographic Expeditions, join the luxurious L’Austral for an all new expedition cruise that will take you from Dublin to Longyearbyen. During this exceptional 12-day trip, you will discover the most beautiful of the Scottish Isles and cross the Arctic Circle to reach the frozen lands of Spitsbergen Island.

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Remote Islands of the Atlantic with National Geographic

From $5648.17 Per person including taxes Available dates March 21st 2020

Sailing between two continents, Ponant with National Geographic offers you an itinerary rich in contrasts and cultural blending, to discover UNESCO World Heritage treasures. Aboard L’Austral, you will travel from Brazil to Senegal in 12 days, during an expedition cruise combining cultural discoveries and remarkable natural sites.

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Celtic Shores Cruise

From $3905.14 Per person including taxes Available dates May 3rd 2020

Austral will sail in the heart of the Celtic Sea to lands full of history and romance. During your stopover in Belfast, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Giant's Causeway. Continue to the thriving city of Liverpool with its rich cultural history, the picturesque Isle of Man and onto the southwest of Ireland to visit the city of Cork. You will then visit the Isle of Scilly whose landscapes seem to have come straight out of Enid Blyton's story and onto Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands with a wonderful blend of English and French cultures before ending in Portsmouth.

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Cape Verde and the Canary Islands

From $5181.62 Per person including taxes Available dates April 1st 2020

**No Single Supplement**The supplement for single usage of a double cabin is waived, according to availability and staterooms categories. Please call for more information. Board L'Austral on an eleven day voyage sailing between Cape Verde, Spain and Portugal. Depart from the colourful and vibrant capital of Senegal and discover the varied landscapes of three wonderful archipelagos: Cape Verde, the Canary Islands and Madeira. Arriving in Cape Verde you will visit the capital Santiago and Mindelo, the cultural capital and birthplace of the famous singer of morna, Cesaria Évora. Your luxury ship then continues onto Las Palmas, Gran Canaria where you may enjoy the treasures of the historical district of Vegueta. Admire the volcanic landscapes of Lanzarote before sailing to the lush and tropical island of Madeira. Visit the lively streets of Funchal and its magnificent Botanical garden. Your voyage ends in the charming city of Lisbon.

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