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- Between Dublin and Portsmouth, sail into the heart of Celtic shores, lands of magic and legends.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: from Belfast, the mysterious Giant's Causeway site, the old port of Liverpool, Dublin, city of literature (embarkation port).
- From Cork, there will be the possibility to visit a famous whisky distillery.
- Before your cruise, discover Dublin, the Irish capital brimming with convivial atmosphere and authentic charm.
Staterooms & Suites
Superior Stateroom €2,710 Available Deluxe Stateroom €3,570 Not Available Prestige Deck 4 €3,270 Available Prestige Deck 5 €3,430 Available Prestige Deck 6 €3,590 Available Deluxe Suite €6,170 Not Available Prestige Deck 5 Suite €6,790 Available Prestige Deck 6 Suite €7,120 Available Owner's Suite €10,140 Not Available
In May 2011, l'Austral joined PONANT's fleet. This superb mega-yacht with 132 staterooms is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. L'Austral remains faithful to our philosophy - to create 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. A welcoming atmosphere of relaxed sophistication revolves around shades of grey, taupe, white and ivory enlivened by touches of cinnamon, caramel and tan.. So many personal touches create the spirit of a “private yacht.”
You will encounter unique itineraries, calls inaccessible to large ships, chic and elegant yacht-like ambiance, refined and personalized service as well as gastronomic cuisine.
Port of call & excursions
DublinEmbarkation 03/05/2020 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 03/05/2020 at 18H00 .
The Irish capital stretches along the banks of the Liffey to Dublin bay, on the East coast of Ireland. Discover Ireland’s warm conviviality in the pedestrian district of Temple Bar. Its cobbled streets are brimming with fabulous shops, pubs and arts centres. Next to Trinity College, famous for its 18th century library, you can stroll along Grafton Street: in one of its famous tea shops, try a delicious scone and clotted cream served hot and melt-in-the-mouth with jam. Not far from here, the majestic O’Connell bridge leads you to the avenue with the same name, on which Spire, a luminous contemporary sculpture presides.
4 May 2020 – Belfast, Northern IrelandArrival 04/05/2020 early morning. Departure 04/05/2020 late afternoon.
The capital city of Northern Ireland is located on the very tip of Belfast Lough, in the north-east of the Emerald Isle. Along the waterfront, the building shaped like a fragmented liner is non other than the Titanic Belfast, a homage to the famous transatlantic liner, with full-scale reconstructions making for an insightful experience of the Belle Epoque. In the historical centre, you’ll also travel back in time when you see the majestic Edwardian columns of the City Hall, and the imposing neo-gothic towers of Queen’s University for example. The carved wooden façades of the Victorian pubs will certainly entice you in for a pint of beer or chilled cider.
5 May 2020 – LiverpoolArrival 05/05/2020 early morning. Departure 05/05/2020 evening.
The fast-moving and appealing city of Liverpool sprawls along the banks of the River Mersey. This former bastion of industry in England's north-west has found its second wind, thanks especially to the highly successful redevelopment of its docks, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004. The city, the Beatles' birthplace, has lots to offer to its visitors. While a walk down the Waterfront from Pier Head to Albert Dock is a major highlight youﾒll also love the quality of ﾠmuseums such as the Walker Art Gallery and the wealth of architecture in the city. But what will really impress you is the playful and open-minded spirit of its inhabitants, which John Lennon referred to as "positive energy".
6 May 2020 – DouglasArrival 06/05/2020 early morning. Departure 06/05/2020 late afternoon.
Douglas is the capital of the Isle of Man, a self-governing island in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. The Isle of Man is best-known for its gruelling annual TT motorbike race but Douglas itself is a charming traditional seaside resort. The stroll along the busy promenade is very popular, as well as the visit of the Manx Museum, which retraces the island's fascinating Celtic and Viking heritage. It is possible to take a steam train into the mountainous interior, where medieval castles and pretty villages and farms can be observed.
7 May 2020 – CorkArrival 07/05/2020 midday. Departure 07/05/2020 early evening.
Located on the south-west coast of Ireland, the dynamic yet peaceful university city of Cork will delight you with its countless historical and cultural treasures. In the city centre, do not miss a visit to the Saint Finbarr cathedral, renowned for its impressive neo-gothic architecture, as well as the emblematic English Market, a magnificent covered food market in the Victorian style that will reveal all the richness of Irish produce. This pleasant visit to the second largest city in Ireland will also be the opportunity to visit the old Jameson distillery, where the famous whisky was made for nearly 200 years.
8 May 2020 – Isles of ScillyArrival 08/05/2020 early morning. Departure 08/05/2020 early afternoon.
Nestling in the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, at the south west tip of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly form a small British island chain whose climate, landscapes and lifestyle are unlike any other and seem to have come straight from an Enid Blyton story. Here, everything resembles a tropical paradise. The long sandy beaches run alongside lush green meadows teeming with semi-exotic flowers, whilst the ruins of ancient castles loom from the tops of the hills. Veritable havens of peace that inspired the legendary Avalon of King Arthur, they are today listed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the rugged coastline plays host to wildlife that is as varied as it is exceptional, including the very rare Atlantic grey seal.
9 May 2020 – Jersey, Channel IslandsArrival 09/05/2020 early morning. Departure 09/05/2020 early afternoon.
Located in the English Channel west of the Cotentin Peninsula, the Channel Island Jersey is a place that was shaped by the sea. Here, some of the most impressive tides in the world erode the coastline and nourish the land. From its eastern edge, you might be able to glimpse the French coast. It is often said that though this island may be small, it is full of character. With country roads that lead on to the cliff tops, Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and Saint Helier is its capital. Its magnificent landscapes are begging to be explored. Invigorated by the sea air, you will love strolling along the island’s wild coastline. Here, the sea is never more than a ten-minute walk away.
PortsmouthDisembarkation 10/05/2020 at 08H00 .
Located to the south-east of London, Portsmouth is one of the three most important military ports in England. This maritime tradition takes shape in the Historic Dockyard, the home of Portsmouth's arsenal, where emblematic ships are to be found, including HMS Victory, captained by Admiral Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. The home town of Charles Dickens, and the adopted home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the celebrated adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Portsmouth is not short of attractions with its parks, sea fronts and city walls. The Spinnaker Tower, taking the form of a great sail and soaring from 170 metres into the air, is one of the highest monuments in the United Kingdom and offers impressive views of the city.
The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.
Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, PONANT will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.
Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.
Pre/Post & Overlands
After your cruise
Before your cruise
03/05/2020 – Flights From/ To Paris + Culture and Tradition of Ireland (Pre) + Panoramic Tour of London before a Transfer to London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 (Post)620.00 € **
30/04/2020 – Flights From/ To Paris + The Ashford Castle and Treasures of Connemara 3N (Pre) + Panoramic Tour of London before a Transfer to London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 (Post)2600.00 € **
During your cruise
** Prices per person, based on double occupancy
Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.
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