Five-Star, State-of-the-Art Design
The highly acclaimed m.s. L'Austral represents the newest generation of Five-Star small ships, featuring only 110 Suites and Staterooms and distinctive French sophistication. Spacious 100% Ocean-View Suites and Staterooms, 95% with Private Balconies Each air-conditioned deluxe Stateroom and Suite (200 to 484 square feet) features a private bathroom with shower and luxurious Five‑Star hotel amenities. Most accommodations have two twin beds that convert into one queen bed, individual climate control, satellite flat‑screen television, wireless Internet access, full-length closet, writing desk/dressing table, minibar, safe, hair dryer, plush robes and slippers.

Chic and Casual Dining
International and regional cuisine is served in the stylish, spacious Le Coromandel dining room in single, unassigned seatings; alfresco in the casual Le Rodrigues Restaurant; or from 24-hour room service. Continental and buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and a four-course dinner are served daily. Complimentary wine and beer are served with lunch and dinner.

Spacious Public Areas/ World-Class Service and Facilities
In keeping with the low passenger density relative to the ship’s size, the public areas are spacious and inviting and can accommodate all passengers comfortably. Enjoy sweeping views from the Panoramic Lounge, nightly entertainment in the Main Lounge and lectures, cultural performances and film screenings in the state‑of‑the-art theater. There is a library, Internet suite, Sun Deck, swimming pool, beauty salon, spa, Turkish bath-style steam room, a full range of fitness equipment and two elevators. The infirmary is staffed with a doctor and nurse. The highly trained international crew provides personable and attentive service.

Respect for the Environment
The state-of-the-art propulsion system and custom-built stabilizers provide an exceptionally smooth, quiet and comfortable voyage. By design, the ship is energy efficient and environmentally protective of marine ecosystems, and it has been awarded the prestigious “Clean Ship” rating, an extreme rarity among ocean cruising vessels. The ship has two tenders.

Ship Specifications
Officers and Crew: International (139)
Language: English/French
Suites and Staterooms: 110
Accommodations Size: 200 to 484 square feet
Length: 466 feet
Width: 59 feet
Built: 2011

The m.s. L'Austral is featured in:

Ancient Traditions of the Inland Sea of Japan

Deluxe Stateroom


Dining Room


Outdoor Deck

The above Deck Plan is Thomas P. Gohagan & Company's generally used configuration.
Deck Plans may vary slightly by individual travel program.

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