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.'

An A&K voyage to Antarctica offers the opportunity to experience the world's most pristine region at its very best on board 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 clients. Fewer passengers in turn allows for more shore excursions each day and cabins with private balconies for every guest.

Relax in the on-board spa and hammam or take a dip in the outdoor heated saltwater pool with panoramic ocean views to the horizon.

The two on-board restaurants offer a selection of gourmet and international cuisine while the airy and elegant communal areas provide the perfect mix of quiet corners and sociable spaces. By day, enjoy a series of enriching lectures by leading experts about your natural surroundings. Then by night, the Club Lounge and the Theatre take care of your evening’s entertainment with a variety of live music shows and film screenings.


  • All outside staterooms and suites offer a private balcony when chartered by A&K
  • Complimentary butler service for Deck 6, categories 4-9
  • Sun deck and multiple outer deck observation areas
  • Outside heated saltwater pool
  • Library with extensive selection of books and reading areas
  • Panoramic lounge and terrace
  • Three bars and a boutique
  • Fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Hairdresser offering full-service hair styling, manicures and pedicures
  • Spa and hammam (steam room)
  • On-board medical facilities with certified doctor
  • 24-hour room service and laundry services
  • The Club lounge hosts live music and dancing
  • The Theatre offers unobstructed-view seating for live performances and film screenings
  • Wireless internet access throughout the ship
  • Dynamic positioning system

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.
  • Premier and Privilege Two-Room Suites feature a sofa that converts to a fixed queen-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.

Personal Butler Service on Board

  • Cabin Categories 4-9 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 19919 days from AU$39,790
Group of 19919 days from AU$39,025
Group of 19915 days from AU$35,200
Group of 19913 days from AU$21,530
special offer
Antarctic Cruise Adventure (2024)
Group13 days from $21,530 per person

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