Cruiseco Signs Exclusive Charter On Ponant’s 264-berth L’Austral For A Circumnavigation Of Australia, Departing Sydney January 25, 2018


The 10,944-ton French-flag mega-yacht L’Austral is equipped with Zodiacs and accommodates 264 guests in 132 staterooms

Cruiseco, the Australia and UK-based provider of worldwide cruising options, has just announced the exclusive charter of Ponant’s 264-berth L’Austral for a unique 40-night Australian circumnavigation, departing Sydney’s iconic harbour on January 25, 2018. With an itinerary exclusively designed for Cruiseco, this voyage will highlight some of Australia’s most breathtaking destinations outside the capital cities.

L'Austral maoAmber Wilson, General Manager, Sales & Marketing at Cruiseco says: “Travelling around Australia is on every discerning traveller’s wish list, and now with the opportunity to sail aboard the magnificent L’Austral, guests are offered an intimate and authentic cruising experience. As a small luxury, expedition vessel, L’Austral has the capability to dock in smaller ports, providing guests with access to unique destinations and the ability to explore secluded locations via Zodiac.”

“To enhance the cruising experience, guests will also be accompanied by a specialist expedition team to provide insights into the history of each port, as well as flora, fauna and landscape of the country.”

The 40-night itinerary has been designed to offer guests the option to select from a number of overnight excursions away from the ship. For example, guests can depart L’Austral in Cooktown and rejoin her in Port Douglas, having visited Cape Tribulation and the Daintree National Park. Additional highlights of this voyage include: marvelling at the 12 Apostles in Port Campbell, Victoria, with an option to view this natural phenomenon from the sky; visiting the National ANZAC Centre in Albany, Western Australia; and exploring Darwin, Northern Territory with optional tours to Kakadu and its surrounds.

L'Austral's restaurant

Enjoy gastronomic delights in L’Austral‘s French restaurant, overlooking the stern of the ship

Accommodating guests within 132 cabins across nine suite categories, L’Austral is part of the Ponant philosophy of creating a unique atmosphere, with a subtle blend of luxury and well being. Guests aboard L’Austral will encounter a chic and elegant yacht-like ambiance, refined and personalised service, as well as gastronomic traditional French and international cuisine.

“Cruiseco was the first to charter an Australian circumnavigation, which sold out in less than a week, back in October 2005 on the 688-berth Pacific Princess. Now with the opportunity to sail aboard L’Austral and experience an expedition-style voyage, this package is sure to disappear quickly. We would encourage anyone who would like to cruise with us to secure their places soon,” added Wilson. This cruise can only be booked through Cruiseco members, of which The Cruise People Ltd in London is one.

L'Austral CircumnavigationEarlybird prices start at £14,575 for a Superior Stateroom per person twin share. Price includes: 40 luxurious nights travelling around Australia; all meals aboard L’Austral; house wine, beers, sparkling wine and non-premium spirits throughout the cruise; Zodiac tours in Wineglass, Talbot Bay, Yirrkala, Frangipani Beach, Cape York and Lizard Island; port charges; and gratuities.

For additional itinerary options or to book please call Giulia Marri at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail


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