Le Lyrial

4.6 out of 5
3 Reviews

APT have partnered with Ponant's 4th modern luxury expedition ship - Le Lyrial - offering exceptional itineraries through Antarctica and Europe & the Med, combining authentic experiences, cultural encounters, and stops in remote places not accessible by larger cruise ships.

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Small Cruise Ship
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200
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140
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2015
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Le Lyrial Reviews (3)

Read recent reviews for the Le Lyrial from Global Journeys' past travellers

“Brilliant, scintillating Antarctica”
- WA, Australia Jan 2018 3 Helpful Votes View Photo

Antarctica - you must visit and soon and no better than with APT and Ponant. The ship was first class, the meals delicious and plentiful and the ‘free’ bar tempting. As a small ship, the Le Lyrial catered for the varied passenger list, all of whom were easy to liaise with and share experiences.

The expedition, yes expedition and not a holiday, was challenging for some as the twice daily zodiac trips to the mainland involved a dressing up/layering against the cold and somewhat difficult landings (no warm water and soft white sand). The naturalists, experts in a variety of animal, plant, mammal, fish fields, made the trip. Their enthusiasm in their fields excited the passengers to enjoy and learn while away. A visit to Port Lockroy, the British Antarctic station is a bonus. My only concern was pre-expedition in Buenos Aires where several meals were missing, something not encountered with our previous APT trip in Europe.

Global Journeys, our travel agent, were delightful and promptly helpful.

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“Antarctica and Peru”
- VIC, Australia Jan 2018 View Photo

The Ponant cruise of Antarctica was excellent. Efficient management of daily tours by zodiacs to fascinating locations. Pristine environments and wildlife. Food, service and accommodation on the ship was also wonderful.

The land component in Peru was a delight as well. Of course we expected to be impressed by Machu Picchu, but there was so much more. Our wonderful local guide, Juan Jose, was full of info about Maras, Moray, the sacred valley, Cusco, and so very much more.

Our only niggle was the convoluted flights between different legs of the trip. Spent too much time waiting in airports! We started our trip in Buenos Aires and before we left from Cusco we had been on five internal flights. Also did not like being restricted by APT to using only Latam to get to South America. Other travellers used different airlines! Overall the cruise and land component of the trip were excellent, just a couple of things with APT were a bit iffy.

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“Best of South America”
- QLD, Australia Jan 2018 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

Whilst all sites were outstanding, the cruise to Antarctica and Machu Picchu were by far superior.

The cruise was excellent with the ratio of staff to fellow travelers just about one to one.

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Cabin Types

Deluxe Stateroom
Deluxe Stateroom  Deluxe Stateroom Layout  
  • 243 sq ft/ 22.6 sq m, including private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower with French bath products
  • Hairdryer & Bath robes
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery, minibar and personal safe
  • Internet access WiFi, Video on demand, iPod players and satellite direct line telephone
  • 24hr room service

Le Lyrial

Picture yourself relaxing on the sun deck or in the lounges and bars, as the luxurious Le Lyrial charts it's course. With spacious suites, first-class dining and idyllic destinations, this luxurious cruise is every bit the private yacht experience.

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Cabin images are sourced from APT. These should be treated as indicative only. Cabin inclusions, upholsteries and room layout may differ to the image(s) shown depending on sailing dates.