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Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear
The Northwest Passage: From Greenland to the Bering Sea

Built in the style of a superb mega yacht, L’Austral offers a unique and subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and wellbeing as you travel to the most remote places on the planet.

Designed in France and built in Italy, the staterooms and suites feature panoramic sea views and each has a balcony. Smart design and elegant comforts define these accommodations, which feature a choice of a king-size bed, two single beds or two-room suites that can sleep up to four — perfect for a family.

Guests with bookings in the Suite category will enjoy en suite butlers and five-star shipboard service. All passengers (both Suite & Stateroom) will be met by English-speaking staff who are well versed in tending to every need with grace and style.

Luxury cruising includes an innovative menu of French-inspired cuisine and unlimited beverages. This includes: Fresh entrées at the Grill; Lavishly coursed meals at the Restaurant; Gala-themed Captain’s Dinner; 24-hour room service and breakfast in bed; and An open bar, including all house wines, beer, spirits, sodas, tea and coffee.

Furthermore, limiting guest capacity to 80 percent of the ship's maximum means more room for everyone everywhere, from the lounges to the outside decks, theater and restaurants.

Guests benefit from a game-changing, state-of-the-art stabilization system that delivers a smoother ride. Controlled by innovative nautical technology, this dual stabilizer system deploys to reduce movement, offering one of the most comfortable cruise experiences at sea — particularly in destinations like like the polar regions.

• Staterooms and suites include a hair dryer, large wardrobe and ample storage, safe, alarm clock, and luxury bath products
• Stateroom electricity: 220V outlets — Europe two-prong style (plus two 110/220 U.S. outlets)
• Sun Deck and multiple outer deck observation areas
• Outside heated pool
• Library with selection of books and games
• Two restaurants: Main and indoor/outdoor Grill
• Open bar with beer, wine, liquor, cocktails, soft drinks, coffee, tea and mineral water (excludes premium wines and spirits)
• Two lounges with bars: Club with live music and  Panoramic with Terrace
• Complimentary 24-hour room service
• Complimentary in-cabin breakfast (on request)
• Three passenger elevators
• Panoramic Fitness Center with Kinesis® wall
• Full-service spa with spa, massage rooms, sauna and steam room
• Theater with comfortable seating for all guests
• Boutique
• 24-hour medical facilities with certified doctor and nurse

• All Gratuities, Port Charges and Taxes included
• A guest capacity limited to 199 total travelers (from a maximum of 244)
• Expert Expedition Team, average of 20 members, on board every journey
• One of the most intimate personnel-to-guest ratios at sea of 1 to 1.3
• All English-speaking ship staff (customary onboard language is French)
• Private balcony with every guest stateroom and suite
• Complimentary butler service with every suite: includes welcome Champagne, nightly canapés, packing/unpacking on request and more
• Complimentary Traveller’s Valet laundry service
• Complimentary wireless Internet (due to remote destinations, access and speed vary)

Ship Specifications:
• Length: 142 m
• Beam: 18 m
• Draft: 4.7 m
• Cruising speed: 14 knots
• Ice class: 1C
• Classification: Bureau Veritas
• Flag: French
• Guest decks: 6
• Guest capacity: up to 264 (250 Arctic)
• Normal crew size: 140
• Fleet of expedition Zodiac®: (Mark V HD)
• Gross tonnage: 10,944 UMS
• Electric motors: 2 x 2300 KW
• Installed power: 6,400 KW
• Construction: Fincantieri-Ancône-Italy

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Charter Air: Montreal/Kangerlussuaq & Nome/Anchorage

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   Owner's Suite — Deck 6
Cabin: 484 sq. ft. (45 sq. m.) Balcony: 97 sq. ft. (9 sq. m.)
Includes Butler Service
   Prestige Two-Room Suite — Deck 6
Cabin: 388 sq. ft. (36 sq. m.) Balcony: 86 sq. ft. (8 sq. m.)
Includes Butler Service
   Premier Two-Room Suite — Deck 5
Cabin: 388 sq. ft. (36 sq. m.) Balcony: 86 sq. ft. (8 sq. m.)
Includes Butler Service
   Prestige Suite — Deck 6
Cabin: 290 sq. ft. (27 sq. m.) Balcony: 54 sq. ft. (5 sq. m.)
Twin Beds or 1 King Bed.
Includes Butler Service
   Superior Stateroom — Deck 6
Cabin: 200 sq. ft. (18 sq. m.) Balcony: 43 sq. ft. (4 sq. m.)
Twin Beds or 1 King Bed
   Premier Stateroom — Deck 5
Cabin: 200 sq. ft. (18 sq. m.) Balcony: 43 sq. ft. (4 sq. m.)
Twin Beds or 1 King Bed
   Deluxe Stateroom — Deck 4
Cabin: 200 sq. ft. (18 sq. m.) Balcony: 43 sq. ft. (4 sq. m.)
Twin Beds or 1 King Bed
   Classic Stateroom — Deck 3
Cabin: 200 sq. ft. (18 sq. m.) Balcony: 43 sq. ft. (4 sq. m.)