Le Lyrial

An A&K voyage to Antarctica offers an opportunity to experience the world's most pristine region at its very best, all from aboard the comfortable and sophisticated 'Le Lyrial.'

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An A&K voyage to Antarctica offers an opportunity to experience the world's most pristine region at its very best, all from aboard the comfortable and sophisticated 'Le Lyrial.' Enjoy its stunning blue palette inspired by the Vega star, all-balcony staterooms and suites, and the finest expedition staff cruising the Southern Ocean today.

On other cruises to different destinations, she carries more than 264 passengers; on voyages with A&K, we limit her capacity to just 199 guests. Fewer passengers in turn allows for more shore excursions each day and cabins with private balconies for every guest.


  • English language on board. 
  • Private balcony with every guest cabin, exclusively offered on A&K charters only. 
  • Complimentary butler service with every suite category, exclusively offered on A&K charters only. 
  • Sun Deck and multiple outer deck observation areas. 
  • Outside heated pool Library with selection of books . 
  • Two restaurants: Main and Grill . 
  • Open bar (excluding premium wines and spirits), an exclusive offering on A&K charters only. 
  • 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. 
  • Fitness Center with Kinesis® wall. 
  • Full-service salon with spa and steam room. 
  • Theater for more than 200 guests. 
  • Boutique shop. 24-hour medical facilities with certified doctor. 
  • Laundry services. 
  • Electricity: 110/220 volts. 
  • Wireless Internet (due to remote destinations, access and speed varies)

Strength and Style

  • Sophisticated design, innovative marine technology and a convenient layout aided by three passenger elevators are among ‘Le Lyrial’s’ many features.
  • On A&K voyages, we limit her capacity to just 199 guests, allowing for more shore excursions each day and cabins with private balconies for every guest.


  • Safety is first and foremost on board sturdy ‘Le Lyrial.’
  • The ship features the latest communication, navigational and safety equipment.
  • A&K’s English-speaking staff is readily available to assist and instruct on safety at all times during your cruise.

Environmentally Sound Operations

  • In keeping with A&K’s longstanding commitment to environmental conservation, ‘Le Lyrial’ is equipped with the most eco-friendly technology available today.
  • Our expeditions exceed all environmental protocols, including those set by the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency and Antarctic Treaty Party nations.

Rest and Relaxation Redefined

  • Among the most comfortable available on any polar expedition ship, all 108 cabins are fully equipped and feature bedding configurations that range from king-size beds to two single beds.
  • Premium and Deluxe Two-Room Suites feature a pull out sofa that converts to a king-size bed, and the option to convert into a two-room cabin - perfect for families. 'Le Lyrial' also offers an additional Grand Deluxe Suite.
  • 'Le Lyrial' is outfitted with a technologically advanced stabilizing system to minimize the effects of rough conditions and help keep passengers comfortable at all times.

Space to Meet and Mingle

  • Spacious and elegant, ‘Le Lyrial’s common areas invite casual conversation with fellow guests as well as private reflection and views in quiet corners.
  • The Panoramic Lounge and Terrace offer spacious areas ideal for social gatherings, afternoon tea or just relaxing with ocean views.
  • The Club offers an elegant atmosphere in the evening, with live music and dancing, while the Theatre is the ideal venue for nightly entertainment, enrichment lectures and movies.

International Cuisine

  • The Restaurant offers gourmet and international cuisine while The Compass Grill delivers casual indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast, lunch and themed dinners.
  • There is always a selection of light fare and vegetarian dishes, and most special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.
  • In-cabin room service is available 24/7.

Scheduled Bridge Visits

  • A visit to the bridge can be arranged by the captain.

Personal Butler Service on Board

  • Cabin Categories 6-8 on Deck 6 receive the complimentary services of a private butler.
  • From ensuring your suite is up to your standards to organizing cocktails on your private balcony, your butler tends to your every need, with grace and efficiency.

Featured Le Lyrial Journeys

Group of 19912 days, from US$14,995
Classic Antarctica (2018-2019)

Embark on an award-winning Luxury Expedition Cruise for the centerpiece of the Southern Hemisphere - extraordinary Antarctica - discovering towering icebergs, impressive glaciers and wildlife in abundance.

Group12 days, from US$14,995
Group of 19917 days, from US$21,995
Antarctica, South Georgia & The Falkland Islands (2018-2019)

Set sail with A&K's award-winning Expedition Team on all-balcony 'Le Lyrial,' embarking on a panoramic voyage that includes wildlife-rich South Georgia, the unspoiled Falklands and the wild shores of Antarctica.

Group17 days, from US$21,995


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