Leaving from Malaysia, L’AUSTRAL will take you to the Philippines, a string of idyllic islands where the white-sand beaches, limestone cliffs and lush mangroves try to outdo one another with their beauty.

Then, Japan will welcome you to its magnificent Southern Islands which boast spectacular nature and ancestral culture, including zen gardens and age-old temples.

Highlights


• UNESCO Sites: The underground river of Puerto Princesa; Yakushima Island in Japan; the Shuri-jo castle in Naha on Okinawa Island; the Shinto sanctuary of Itsukushima on Miyajima Island from Hiroshima.

• Manila, the bustling capital of the Philippines and its city center blend of ancient districts and modern skyscrapers.

• The island of Coron, with its lush green landscapes and its exceptional underwater world, with lagoons, steep limestone cliffs and beaches.

• Navigation at the heart of the islands of the Southwest of Japan and discover the Shuri-jo castle and its traditional Japanese architecture.

• A lecturer specialist and passionate will be on board.

Posted on the north-east coast of the Malaysian State of Sabah, on the island of Borneo, Kota Kinabalu is an excellent stopover for exploring the whole region. If you like adventure, its proximity with Kinabalu makes it a destination of choice. But before you start to climb the holy mountain, you can stop in the heart of the metropolis, that the initiates nicknamed KK, because it has some interesting surprises in store for you. Although, there isn’t much left of its colonial heritage, the city’s multiple ethnicity will seduce you, especially in its food, and in the warm, picturesque abundance that reigns there. Don’t miss a stroll along the city’s busiest promenade, the colourful Waterfront.
Puerto Princesa, in the centre of Palawan island, is a great place for discovering a large portion of the natural sites of which there are many in the region. If you’d like to see nature in her most spectacular finery, your dreams will more than come true in the karstic topography of the underground river in the national park of Puerto Princesa, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Anchored off the extreme north of Palawan in the heart of the Philippine archipelago of the Calamian, the little island of Coron is an emerald gem adorned with lakes. Among the many possible activities, you can access the shores of Lake Kayangan in a bangka, a traditional outrigger canoe with bamboo lateral support floats. The waters here are too tempting to miss, and of a rare purity. The fresh, warm waters of Lake Barracuda are excellent for diving. Famous for their limestone cliffs pierced with caves, the island will seduce you by the beauty of its landscapes and its extraordinary cultural heritage.
In the crook of Manila bay, on first sight, the Philippine capital shows its highly Americanised Asian megalopolis side of ultramodern skyscrapers set all along the waterfront. But when you stroll through the cobbled streets of the Intramuros district, you’ll discover a different side of Manila, full of historical charm. An enchanted pause in the middle of urban bustle, Rizal Park with its 60 hectares of magnificent green parkland, is perfect for recharging your batteries. To see the city from a different angle, take a walk along Roxas boulevard, a popular seaside promenade.
Hualien City, is a county-controlled city and the county seat of Hualien County, Taiwan. It is located on the east coast of Taiwan on the Pacific Ocean, and has a population of 106,368 inhabitants
Located to the south of the main island of the Yaeyama archipelago, south of Japan, Ishigaki boasts all the aspects of an authentic piece of paradise. You’ve guessed it, it’s not for its skyscrapers you come here for, but for the purity of its emerald waters and the immaculate whiteness of its beaches. You’ll find everything you need to relax whether it’s an intense chill-out, a scuba-dive or a snorkelling session to explore the coral reef. You may also witness the “flight” of a manta ray. Ishigaki is also well-known for pineapple and black pearl farming.
Capital of the prefecture of Okinawa, the town of Naha, is positioned south-west of the island. You’ll love its lively atmosphere, particularly along the Kokusai high street, Kokusai meaning “international”. The picturesque Makishi market, nicknamed “Naha’s kitchen”, will win you over with its profusion of colourful fish and local spices displayed on their stalls. To get a view of the island’s heritage which combines Japanese and Taiwanese influences, you can visit Shuri castle, a medieval building protected by UNESCO and surrounded by lovely gardens.
Amami Ōshima is the seventh largest island in the Japanese archipelago.
Yakushima is an island off the south east coast of Kyushu next to Tanegashima and north of Okinawa in Japan. Officially a part of Kagoshima Prefecture, it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Whether you’ve been here or not, it is difficult to mention Hiroshima without feeling moved. The town spreads along Honshu Island, along the inside maritime coasts of Seto. Firmly focused on the future, Hiroshima doesn’t forget its past, and a visit to the Peace Memorial Park and its Genbaku Dome are a must. You’ll be amazed by the city's modern, cosmopolitan atmosphere and the effervescent nights just as much as its peaceful stillnessin its natural parkland areas, like splendid Shukkei-en, the town’s historic garden.
Like its big sister Tokyo, Osaka is the product of ancestral traditions and flawless technological innovations. And here, in addition, there is the notion of serenity because of its geographical location on the Pacific coast. You’ll actually feel soothed and peaceful when you first set eyes on Osaka castle, standing proud in the midst of majestic skyscrapers. And this feeling will not leave you, whether you’re in the midst of the lively streets of Dotomburi or the bizarre Shinsekai district where time seems to stand still. A multitude of restaurants unfurl before the eyes of the passer-by, with menus full of regional specialities: takoyaki made with octopus and other succulent dishes kushikatsu dishes presented on kebabs.
Itineraries are subject to change.

Prices are indicative:

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

$ 12220 AUD pp
Prestige Suite - Deck 5
20 Prestige Suites with private balcony will provide you a sea with in total discretion. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available (Children welcome), Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi, Another Flat screen satellite TV, Sofa, Armchair & Pedestal table

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

$ 8150 AUD pp
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
92 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi

Superior Stateroom

$ 6590 AUD pp
Superior Stateroom
8 superior staterooms of 226 sq.ft.located on Deck3. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi

Deluxe Suite

$ 11130 AUD pp
Deluxe Suite
On Deck 3 you will find 3 Deluxe Suites with private balcony. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi, Sofa, Armchair & Pedestal table

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

$ 8560 AUD pp
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
92 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4

$ 7760 AUD pp
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
92 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

$ 12840 AUD pp
Prestige Suite - Deck 6
20 Prestige Suites with private balcony will provide you a sea with in total discretion. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available (Children welcome), Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi, Another Flat screen satellite TV, Sofa, Armchair & Pedestal table

Owners Suite

$ 16680 AUD pp
Owners Suite
The Owner's suite is situated on Deck 2. It has been decorated by Franch interior designers and will provide you a breathtakting panoramic sea view. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available (Children welcome), Bathtub or shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi, Another Flat screen satellite TV, Large bathtub, Sofa, Table with 4 chairs, Armchair & Pedestal table

DeLuxe Stateroom

$ 7250 AUD pp
DeLuxe Stateroom
16 Deluxe Staterooms of 200 sq.ft.with private balcony. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi

Additional charges:

Safety and port taxes: 1008 USD pp

L'Austral

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition / Cruise Ship

Length: 142 metres

Passenger Capacity: 264 (200 in Antarctica)

Built: 2011

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 has 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. Precious materials in smoothing neutral tones are brought to life with splashes of cheerful reds. So many personal touches create the spirit of a “private yacht”.

Cuisine

Loyal to the great French tradition, the haute cuisine on board is worthy of the finest restaurants, where discreet, attentive service is the hallmark.

Our two restaurants welcome you for breakfasts, lunch and dinner. The Gastronomic Restaurant, with a capacity of 268 persons, is situated on Le Liberté Deck and serves you French and international cuisine accompagnied by fine wine. On the Grill Restaurant, you will have the opportuniny to eat outside and enjoy buffet lunch and themed dinner.

Life On Board

Whether you want to join other guests in the theatre or games area (Wii™ consoles, etc), or relax on your own in a quiet corner of the library, L'Austral has been designed to meet the needs of every guest.

Everything has been done to preserve the independence of each guest to suit their personal tastes: lounges for lectures and shows, a spa in partnership with Sothys™, but also more intimate spaces such as the library and internet corner. Comfortable cabins, nearly all with private balcony, are available for families either as triples or as communicating cabins. There is also a games area with Wii™ consoles, children’s menus, and a baby-sitting service. Just as if you were on a private yacht, your time is your own to do as you please.

Fitted with the latest equipment (Kinesis Wall, running machine) and in partnership with the famous

Sothys™ brand, the Beauty Centre on L'Austral welcomes you for some unforgettable moments of relaxation and pampering (beauty treatments, hairdresser).

Cabin layout for L'Austral

Optional excursions and tours are available, please contact us for more details

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