Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords
Uncover the ancient and tumultuous Viking legacy of remote seafaring destinations as you sail from the northern Scottish Isles to their Norwegian homelands.
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Five-Star, Ice-Class Ship, State-of-the-Art Design
The highly acclaimed MS L'Austral, launched in 2011, represents the newest generation of five-star small ships, featuring only 110 staterooms and distinctive French sophistication.
Spacious 100% Ocean-View Suites and Staterooms, 95% with Private Balconies
Each large, deluxe suite and stateroom (200 to 484 square feet) features a private bathroom with shower and luxurious fivestar hotel amenities. Most accommodations have two twin beds that convert to one queen bed, individual climate control, satellite flatscreen television, wireless Internet access, safe, minibar, fulllength closet, writing desk/dressing table, plush robes, and slippers.
Chic and Casual Dining
International and regional cuisine are served in the stylish, spacious Le Coromandel dining room in single, unassigned seatings; alfresco in the casual indoor-outdoor Le Rodrigues Restaurant; or from 24-hour room service. Continental and buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, and a fourcourse dinner are served daily. Complimentary wine and beer are served with dinner.
Spacious Public Areas and World-Class Service and Facilities
Inviting and spacious public areas accommodate all passengers comfortably. Enjoy views from the Panoramic Lounge, nightly entertainment in the Main Lounge and lectures, cultural performances and film screenings in the stateoftheart theater. There is a library, Internet salon, Sun Deck, swimming pool, beauty salon, spa, Turkish bathstyle steam room, full range of fitness equipment and two elevators. The infirmary is staffed with a doctor and nurse. The highly trained and personable, Englishspeaking, international crew provides attentive service.
Respect for the Environment
The state-of-the-art propulsion system and custom-built stabilizers provide an exceptionally smooth, quiet and comfortable voyage by minimizing vibration and engine noise. The ship is in Clean Ship standing, an extreme rarity among ocean cruising vessels, showcasing the paramount importance of and commitment to energy efficiency and environmental protection of marine ecosystems. The ship has 10 Zodiacs.