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16 Night South Pacific
L'Austral
Ponant
L'Austral
Ponant
16 Night South Pacific
Departing from Cairns, Australia on Thursday, 15 March 2018

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Cruise Line: Ponant
Ship: L'Austral
Departure Port: Cairns, Australia
Sailing Date: Thursday, 15 March 2018
Ports of Call: Cairns, Australia | Thursday Island, Australia | Banda Neira, Indonesia | Sandakan, Malaysia | Coron, Philippines | Manila, Philippines

*Ports of call visited are dependent on the selected itinerary and may NOT include all ports listed.

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Cruise Itinerary Notice: Cruise itineraries, Cabin Categories and Policies are subject to change without notice. Please verify Policies, Cabin Categories Descriptions, Ports, Dates, and Times with the Cruise line directly on ALL bookings before the sailing.

The Pacific Ocean has more than eleven million square miles of ocean dotted with islands, some no larger than a suburban back yard.

The names themselves conjure up images of times past, great voyages of discovery and pitched battles, now etched in history - Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Samoa - they all have a charm and allure which has attracted explorers, adventurers and fortune seekers since the dawn of time.

Thirteen island nations, with a total population of just over 6 million people offer so much to see and do. Going on a cruise to the rich and diverse South Pacific will let you experience the enchanting islands and beautiful people that for hundreds of years stirred the mind and excited the imagination.

Date Location Arrival Departure
Thursday, 15 March 2018 Cairns
-- 06:00 PM
Friday, 16 March 2018 At Sea 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Saturday, 17 March 2018 Cape York 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Saturday, 17 March 2018 Thursday Island 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Sunday, 18 March 2018 At Sea 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Monday, 19 March 2018 Asmat 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 At Sea 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 Kei Islands 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Thursday, 22 March 2018 Banda Neira (Molukkas) 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Friday, 23 March 2018 At Sea 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Saturday, 24 March 2018 Pulau Lihaga (Northsulawesi) 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Saturday, 24 March 2018 Tangkoko National Reserve 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Sunday, 25 March 2018 Pulau Saronde (Sulawesi) 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Monday, 26 March 2018 At Sea 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 Sandakan, Sabah
12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 Sandakan, Sabah
12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Thursday, 29 March 2018 At Sea 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Friday, 30 March 2018 Coron 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Saturday, 31 March 2018 Manila
09:00 AM --

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Cairns, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef city of Cairns is the northernmost city of Queensland and is located amidst endless stretches of white sandy beach, attracting visitors from around the world. Although Cairns is the scuba-diving capital of the Great Barrier Reef, you can also wander along the Esplanade, with its remarkable views over Trinity Bay, or explore the Heritage Walk with its fascinating insights into the city''s history.
Day Date Arrival Departure Next Port
1 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 -- 06:00 PM Thursday Island, Australia
Thursday Island, Australia
Day Date Arrival Departure Next Port
3 Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:00 AM 12:00 AM Banda Neira, Indonesia
Banda Neira, Indonesia
Day Date Arrival Departure Next Port
8 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:00 AM 12:00 AM Sandakan, Malaysia
Sandakan, Malaysia
This Malaysian coastal trading town was once the capital of the province of Sabah. Surrounded by thickly jungled mountains where wild orchids grow, it serves as a loading port for the rich tropical hardwoods found in the interior of Borneo. About 15 miles from Sandakan, Sepilok is the home of the famous orangutan sanctuary, one of the few places in the world where you can see these animals in their natural setting.
Day Date Arrival Departure Next Port
13 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:00 AM 12:00 AM --
14 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:00 AM 12:00 AM Coron, Philippines
Coron, Philippines
Day Date Arrival Departure Next Port
16 Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:00 AM 12:00 AM Manila, Philippines
Manila, Philippines
Bustling Manila is the second largest city in Southeast Asia, with its towering skyscrapers and remarkable joie de vivre. Yet amid the big-city turmoil are oases of calm: lush tropical parks, magnificent cathedrals, dramatic Spanish forts. Choose from the cultural riches of the Metropolitan Museum and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Intramuros, Manila's famous walled city, was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century. A "must see" is the Malacanang Palace with its opulent displays of Ferdinand and Imelda's decadent indulgences.
Day Date Arrival Departure Next Port
17 Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:00 AM -- --

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruise line directly.

Ship Facts
  • From 224 to 264 passangers
  • Up to 132 outside cabins
  • Length:142m (466ft)
  • Beam: 18 m (59ft)
  • Crew members:139
  • Elevators to all decks
  • Dynamic positioning system
  • Clean ship standards
  • French flag

Overview

In May 2011, l'Austral joined PONANT's fleet. 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. 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.

Restaurants

Gastronomic Restaurant
The Gastronomic Restaurant offers refined and flavorful cuisine prepared by French chefs who are committed to providing memorable, sophisticated, yet simple, meals.

Grill Restaurant
The Grill Restaurant welcomes you in a more relaxed setting, serving gourmet and varied cuisine. Themed lunch and dinner buffets are organized every day, with the horizon as a special guest.


Lounges & Bars

Different lounges enable guests to socialize and share convivial moments during their cruise. Our four sisterships feature: the main lounge, an ideal place to meet over a drink and watch daytime or evening events; the panoramic lounge, an intimate piano bar with a unique view of the horizon; and the outdoor bar, a relaxation area with access to the pool and solarium.

Please note that the staterooms shown below are samples only. Actual cabin decor, details and layout may vary by stateroom category and type.

Deluxe Stateroom Deluxe Stateroom
Category code(s): 
DEL
Description: Private balcony. Individually-controlled air-conditioning. King-size bed or twin beds. Shower. Minibar. Flat screen satellite TV. Desk with stationery and Ipod players. Video on demand. Safe. Hairdryer. Bath robes. Satellite direct line telephone. French bath products. 24hr room service.


Deluxe Suite Deluxe Suite
Category code(s): 
DS6
Description: Private balcony. Individually-controlled air-conditioning. King-size bed, or twin beds. Shower. Minibar. Flat screen satellite TV. Desk with stationery and Ipod players. Video on demand. Safe. Hairdryer. Bath robes. Satellite direct line telephone. French bath products. 24hr room service.


Prestige Cabin Prestige Cabin
Category code(s): 
PR4
PR5
PR6
Description: Private balcony. Individually-controlled air-conditioning. King-size bed, or twin beds. Shower. Minibar. Flat screen. Satellite TV. Desk with stationery and Ipod players. Video on demand. Safe. Hairdryer. Bath robes. Satellite direct line telephone. French bath products. 24hr room service.


Prestige Suite Prestige Suite
Category code(s): 
PS5
PS6
Description: Private balcony. Individually-controlled air-conditioning. King-size bed or twin beds. Shower. Minibar. Flat screen satellite TV and desk with stationery Ipod players. Video on demand. Safe. Hairdryer. Bath robes. Satellite direct line telephone. French bath products. 24hr room service.


Owner's Suite Owner's Suite
Category code(s): 
SA
Description: The Owner's Suite is situated on Deck 6. Decorated by French designers. Breathtaking panoramic sea view. Individually-controlled air-conditioning. King-size bed or twin beds. Bathtub and shower. Flat screen TV. Desk with stationery. Safe. Hairdryer. Satellite direct line telephone. French bath products. 24hr room service.


Superior Cabin Superior Cabin
Category code(s): 
SP3
Description: Individually-controlled air-conditioning. King-size bed or twin beds. Shower. Minibar. Flat screen satellite TV. Desk with stationery and Ipod players. Video on demand. Safe. Hairdryer. Bath robes. Satellite direct line telephone. French bath products. 24hr room service.


Ponant

Ponant


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For more than 25 years, PONANT cruises have been offering remarkable experiences to our guests. Sailing aboard one of our ships means enjoying rare encounters with nature in the heart of virgin territories. It means discovering other cultures and traditions, sharing memories with tribes from the other side of the world. It means enjoying the magic of the PONANT Moment.


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