ANTARCTICAThe Great Austral loop



Combine adventure and comfort whilst discovering the mystical Antarctic peninsula and Austral Loop.  Marvel at the colonies of King Penguins, the humpback whales, Albatross and fur seals and admire the ice covered peaks and the spectacular vista whilst indulging in the many comforts on-board the French themed L’Austral.  Ponant Yacht Cruises is renown for chic, luxurious expedition cruising and with a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being, L’Austral delivers a unique cruising experience.

Your Antarctica cruise package, departing Auckland 03 December 2018, includes:

  • 15 night Ponant luxury expedition cruise aboard “L’Austral”

  • Charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia return
  • All meals aboard

  • Mineral water, tea, coffee, selection of white, red and rose wines during meals
  • All shore excursions including Zodiac expeditions with experienced naturalist guides

  • PLUS! REturn economy flights to Buenos Aires ex Auckland
  • PLUS! 3 nights complimentary accommodation pre/post cruise in Buenos Aires
  • PLUS! All airport/hotel/ship transfers
  • PLUS! Complimentary chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to/from your nearest international airport (within 35km)


Cruise Category
  • Luxury Expedition
  • 24 Hr Room Service
  • Boutique &/or Salon
  • Meals + Wine
  • Pool &/or Spa
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Trip itinerary

1 - 03 Dec 2018
Auckland - Buenos Aires
Depart AKL at 8.15pm
Arrive Buenos Aires 3.45pm
2 - 04 Dec 2018
Buenos Aires
3 - 05 Dec 2018
Ushuaia, Argentina
Depart Buenos Aires
Arrive Ushuaia, transfer to wharf
4 - 06 Dec 2018
At Sea
5 - 07 Dec 2018
New Island/Grave Cove
6 - 08 Dec 2018
At Sea
7 -09 Dec 2018
At Sea
8 -10 Dec 2018
Salisbury Plain/Fortuna Bay
9 -11 Dec 2018
Saint Andrews Bay/Grytviken
10 - 12 Dec 2018
Gold Harbour

Technical Details

  • Built Date 2011
  • Crew 140
  • Capacity 264
  • Length 142M

Cruise Category

  • Boutique Style
  • Luxury Expeditions
  • Modern Style


 This mega-yacht is the result of an Italian shipyard and French sophistication.  Large arched windows open up to the sea and the light.  Precious materials and a discreet elegance combine for a perfect balance between chic and casual.