**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.
The Best of Japan 9 Day Cruise from Osaka
Per Person Excluding Taxes (+£350.88)
Sailing dates April 1st or 17th 2017
Join this fascinating nine day cruise aboard L'Austral and discover the mysteries and the magnificence of Japan. From Sakaiminato, discover medieval Japan and its former Samurai homes and Kagoshima, often compared with its Italian sister city Naples due to a similarly mild climate, palm tree lined streets. You will also visit the coastal city of Uwajima and the historically significant city of Hiroshima.
The Best of Japan 9 Day Cruise from Maizu
Per Person Excluding Taxes (+£350.88)
Sailing dates April 9th or 25th 2017
Discover the Land of the Rising Sun, with its huge cities but calmed by the serenity of its gardens. Board L'Austral on this nine day cruise and discover the mysteries and the magnificence of Japan. Highlights include visiting Pusan, South Korea’s second city, a blend of modernity and sophistication. From Sakaiminato, discover medieval Japan and its former Samurai homes and Kagoshima, often compared with its Italian sister city Naples due to a similarly mild climate, palm tree lined streets. You will also visit the coastal city of Uwajima and the historically significant city of Hiroshima.
Vietnamese Shores 12 Day Cruise
Per Person Excluding Taxes (+£482.46)
Sailing dates June 11th 2017
Discover the incredible landscapes and timeless cities of Vietnam aboard the L'Austral on a twelve day cruise. Journey to the heart of the South China Sea visiting the northern capital, Hanoi, an exquisite city boasting glorious French-Colonial architecture, numerous lakes and bustling bicycle-cluttered streets. The ship will also call at the pretty riverside town of Hoi An, visit the former Imperial City of Hue on an optional excursion and immerse yourself in bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City. Of course one of the highlights of this cruise will be sailing in Ha Long Bay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers one of the most emblematic landscapes in Asia.
Iconic Kimberley 11 Day Cruise
Per Person Excluding Taxes (+£464.92)
Sailing dates From 23 Jul 2017 to 12 Aug 2017
Join this wonderful eleven day cruise along the remote Kimberely coast in Western Australia. Discover the wild and grandiose landscapes of one of the last unspoiled regions on the planet. Along the Hunter river you will see wild mangroves home to many bird species and salt water crocodiles and ancient cave rock paintings. Cruise the King George River and witness the majestic Twin Falls, the highest in Australia, admire the beautiful Montgomery Reef home to vast expanses of lagoons and coral reefs and the beautiful Bucaneer Archipelago made of over 1,000 islands and witness the unique tidal phenomena such as the Horizontal Falls.
Jewels of the Kimberley 11 Day Cruise
Per Person Excluding Taxes (+£464.92)
Sailing dates September 1st 2017
Discover the remote Kimberely coast in Western Australia on an eleven day round-trip cruise from Darwin. Discover the wild and grandiose landscapes of one of the last unspoiled regions on the planet. Along the Hunter river you will see wild mangroves home to many bird species and salt water crocodiles and ancient cave rock paintings. Cruise the King George River and witness the majestic Twin Falls, the highest in Australia, admire the beautiful Montgomery Reef home to vast expanses of lagoons and coral reefs and the beautiful Bucaneer Archipelago made of over 1,000 islands and witness the unique tidal phenomena such as the Horizontal Falls.
SPECIAL OFFER - Australian Getaway 10 Day Cruise
Per Person Excluding Taxes (+£394.74)
Sailing dates March 6th 2018
**Special Offer**The supplement for single usage of a double cabin is waived, according to availability and staterooms categories. Please call for more information. Explore an incredibly beautiful stretch of Australia's coastline from Sydney to Cairns. Depart from the cosmopolitan city of Sydney and commence your voyage northwards arriving at Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world with immaculate beaches and turquoise sea. You will then call at a number of stunning tropical islands including Lady Elliot Island, Percy Islands, Hardy Reef and the incredible Lizard Island dotted along the east coast where you can get closer to nature, beaches and wildlife. You will be accompanied by a team of naturalist guides and have the opportunity to explore the coastlines by zodiac dinghies.
From Noumea to Dunedin 14 Day Cruise
Per Person Excluding Taxes (+£570.18)
Sailing dates December 23rd 2017
Discover the best of New Zealand on this wonderful fourteen day cruise over the festive period. You will spend Christmas Day and New Years Day in the heart of New Zealand. Sail into New Zealand's UNESCO listed fjords including Milford and Doubtful Sound. Enjoy numerous zodiac dinghy trips allowing you to get closer to nature and wildlife. Discover some of New Zealand's vibrant cities including Wellington, Auckland and the attractive harbourside town of Akaroa.
Polynesia and the Easter Island 14 Day Cruise
Per person including taxes
Sailing dates October 6th 2018
Join this incredible fourteen day cruise aboard L'Austral as she journey's into the heart of the Pacific. From Papeete to Hanga Roa, you will sail far from the major maritime routes to the Gambier Islands, one of Polynesia’s most unspoiled destinations. Encircled by a large ring of coral, its multi-coloured lagoons are each more beautiful than the next and will offer a breathtaking show. The ship will then call at the small village of Rikitea, where Saint Michael’s Cathedral stands proudly, built entirely of coral and wood. Continue to the remote Pitcairn Islands, an unspoiled subtropical environment whose capital, Adamstown, resembles a charming small village. Finally the ship will reach the intriguing Easter Island located some 3,700 km away from the South American continent. Discover its famous wooden tablets called ‘Rongorongo’ and the Moai, or ‘walking statues’, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ancestral Japan 10 Day Cruise
Per person including taxes
Sailing dates June 8th 2018
Join L'Austral at the crossroads of three cultures and religions during an exceptional sea voyage between Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines. Commence your journey from Osaka and onto Hiroshima with its significant history. Visit the incredibly moving Hiroshima Peace Memorial which stands as a reminder of past events. You will also be able to admire the remarkable Shukkeien Garden, which stretches out over some four hectares. Continue onto Okinawa, an island famous for its centenarians, who may just reveal to you the secret of their longevity and visit Hualien, Taiwan, gateway to the impressive Taroko Gorge before ending your cruise in Manila.
SPECIAL OFFER - Gems of South-East Asia 17 Day Cruise
Per Person Excluding Taxes (+£701.76)
Sailing dates October 3rd 2017
**Special Offer**The supplement for single usage of a double cabin is waived, according to availability and staterooms categories. Please call for more information. Explore the mysterious lands of South-East Asia with this incredible seventeen day voyage aboard L'Austral visiting Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. Learn about local way of life in traditional villages across Indonesia and Malaysia and discover Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei. The L'Austral will continue to Kota Kinabalu located on the Malaysian island of Borneo, the city is dominated by Mount Kinabalu, after which it is named. You will also stop at Puerto Princesa famous for its underground river, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which weaves its way through a cave of giant stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the secret island of El Nido with its sumptuous landscape of turquoise lagoons, deserted beaches and limestone cliffs.
Accompanying you along this voyage are two World War II historians James Bradley and Noriko Kawamura helping you explore the treasures of Southeast Asia.
SPECIAL OFFER - From Vietnam to Myanmar 13 Day Cruise
Per Person Excluding Taxes (+£526.32)
Sailing dates October 28th 2017
**Special Offer****Special Offer**The supplement for single usage of a double cabin is waived, according to availability and staterooms categories. Explore Asia on this thirteen day cruise departing from the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh City. Continue to the Mekong, a mythical river on which small, colourful boats throng on market days. L'Austral will then continue onto Singapore. Be seduced by the unique multicultural atmosphere of this city-State on the edges of the Orient, once a British trading settlement. Sail onto Malyasia and Thailand and immerse yourself in fascinating cultures and learn about the history of the region. You can also relax on a number of beautiful beaches and explore local villages.
From Indonesia to Australia 15 Day Cruise
Per Person Excluding Taxes (+£614.04)
Sailing dates November 24th 2017
Board the Austral for a 15-day expedition cruise linking Indonesia, a mosaic of cultures and colours, to Australia, the great southern land that is home to the legendary Great Barrier Reef. Call at the Island of Komodo, famous for its dragon then onto the ten small Banda Islands scattered between Asia and the Pacific Ocean. Explore the islands capital, Banda Neira and its extraordinary history and wonderful mix of Portuguese, Dutch and British architecture. The ship will also sail to the beautiful Kei Islands and Triton Bay each boasting incredible coral reefs, beaches and perfect snorkeling experiences. Visit Agats, the coastal town built on stilts before arriving on the shores of Northeastern Australia at Cape York and its vast wilderness. Sail along the Gold Coast to the very beautiful Lizard Island where you may relax and enjoy its stunning white-sand beaches before ending your voyage in Cairns.