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L'Austral - Tromso (Norway) - Kirkenes (Norway)

June 4 - 15, 2014 -  12 days / 11 nights on board 

  • We invite you to sail aboard L’AUSTRAL and discover the most secret regions of the Russian Far North, at the gates of Murmansk, in the heart of the Solovetsky Islands, a natural reserve listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • On the edge of the Arctic Circle, between vast glaciers and the craggy cliffs of vertiginous fjords, the Norwegian Far North gives you access to the Kola Peninsula and the shores of the White Sea in Arctic Russia.
Itinerary Arrival Departure

Day 1 - Tromsø (Norway)
Embarkation from 5 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Tromsø is a city of the Norwegian far North, a former whale-fishing capital surrounded by still unspoiled nature and home to a rich architectural heritage steeped in history. Today nicknamed the Paris of the North, Tromsø is a young and vibrant city that has successfully preserved its authentic charm, surrounded by the snowy peaks that form the decor of this boreal region also known as “The Gateway to the Far North.” Do not miss the most beautiful example of contemporary scandinavian architecture: the Arctic Cathedral, built like a lighthouse, facing the old city. This religious structure has remarkably bold lines, evoking a great white ship. Its architecture symbolises the power of Pack Ice in the arctic seas and includes a very original glass mosaic.


5:00 pm

Day 2- Discovery of fjords and North Cape’s islands North (Norway) Cape’s Passage
Set sail towards the mythical North Cape, with its polar landscapes and unspoilt, virgin nature. Located on the island of Magerøy, the North Cape is the most Northerly point of Continental Europe, lying some 307 m above the Arctic Ocean. When you sail aboard L’AUSTRAL and pass the 71st parallel, the sight of this strip of land, battered by the waves and wind, is breathtaking. The Sami (also known as Lapps) already considered the “Nordkapp” as a unique site. From May to July when the clouds cover the Ocean with a thick celestial cloak, when the midnight sun is at its lowest on the horizon, it is one of the most magical places on Earth. It is impossible to travel any further North on the European Continent; you are at the end of the world.



Day 3 - Murmansk (Russia) 



Day 4 - Sailing along the Kanin Peninsula Morzhovets (Russia)  - -
Day 5 - Pomor town / Zeleyni Cape (Russia)  - -
Day 6 - Ludi islands (Russia) - -
Day 7 - Solovetsky Archipelago / Solovetsky islands (Russia) 
Nestled in North-Western Russia in Onega Bay, the Solovetsky Islands are a protected nature reserve dating back more than 4,000 years, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. The source of some of the finest ancient legends, the Solovetsky Islands reveal a horizon of captivating beauty and clarity. When the mist rises above the White Sea, the silver domes of the Solovki Monastery sparkle in the pale daylight, competing for prominence with the fortified towers. Built in the 16th century by monks, this medieval structure is surrounded by high walls, reminiscent of the imposing silhouette of the Kremlin in Moscow. The Northern lights put on a fantastic show when the white nights of June surround the citadel with a thousand lights, the Summer sun shining through, bathing the massive monastery fortress in gold: a perfect show...but also a diabolical sight, as this was the most beautiful and most terrible of stalin’s gulags.
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Day 8 - Solovetsky Archipelago / Kuzova et Anzer islands (Russia) - -
Day 9 - Arkhangelsk (Russia) - -
Day 10 - Kola Peninsula (Russia) - -
Day 11 - Sem islands (Russia) 
Saling in the Barents sea
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Day 12 - Kirkenes (Norway) 
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Cruise Fares
Please contact us for more information and availability.

Prices are per person, based on double-occupancy and subject to fuel adjustment.

Cruise Category

Brochure Fare

Ponant Bonus Fare*

Superior Stateroom



DeLuxe Stateroom



Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4



Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5



Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6



Deluxe Suite



Prestige Suite - Deck 5



Prestige Suite - Deck 6



Owner Suite



Safety and port taxes



Airport Taxes



One Child (8-12 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults



3rd adult Passenger in a Superior Stateroom



3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite



Single supplement in cabin*

Starting at + 30%

Starting at + 30%

*On request. Limited availability. Fares may be subject to Fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions.  

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Our fares include:
•Port and safety charges
•Open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands - list available on board)
•Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
•Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
•Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
•24 hour room service (selected menu)
•Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
•Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
•English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

Our fares do not include:
•Flights and airport taxes
•Transfers, day rooms and other services at arrival & departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation
•Optional shore excursions (sold on board)
•Personal expenses
•Other drinks not included in open bar


** Ponant Bonus Fares:
Special Savings program off published cruise-only fares for select voyages, in all stateroom and suite categories. Ponant Bonus fares are capacity controlled, subject to availability and may change at any time without notice. Ponant Bonus could decrease or be closed for specific stateroom and suite categories or entire cruise.

Ponant bonus fares represent savings from the published fare and may not be combined with certain other promotional offers. Some cruise credits may not be combinable. The bonus fares represent our best available rate at time of booking.