Le Lyrial

Location: Antarctica | Antarctica

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Designed to carry travellers in comfort and luxury to the most remote corners of the world, Le Lyrial pairs a contemporary French decor with the reputation of an excellent excursion vessel. Due to its size and technical advantages, Le Lyrial is ideally suited for a once-in-a-lifetime expedition through the ice-choked waters of Antarctica.

Passengers: 199
Cabins: 108
Itineraries: 12 to 22 days
Perfect for: a once-in-a-lifetime trip
Perfect forDiscerning travellers keen to explore the White Continent in ultimate style.
In the knowThe nautical colour palette of the cabins and suites complements the blue hues of Antarctica's iceberg-studded landscapes perfectly.

Recommended for...

  • Cruise
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Setting & Views
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Choosing from a series of journeys on Le Lyrial, you will leave Ushuaia, visiting (depending on the cruise) the Falklands Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Rooms onboard Le Lyrial

Decorated by French interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel with white Corian counters, leather seating and subtle variations around a blue palette, the staterooms and suites all have balconies with magnificent ocean views. Ranging from Deluxe cabins to the spacious Suite de l’Armateur, the rooms offer a stylish and elegant haven with one of the most scenic backdrops in the world.

Food & Drink

Loyal to the French tradition, the Gastronomic Restaurant serves haute French cuisine accompanied by fine wine, or if you would prefer, the Grill, a more informal option, offers a buffet-style menu at breakfast and lunch, and a variety of grilled dishes, breads and pastas for dinner.


With a fitness area, a hammam and spa, three observation lounges and live entertainment onboard, there is plenty to keep you occupied between excursions. On the uppermost deck, you will find a heated seawater pool. 

Activities from Le Lyrial

Take a Zodiac cruise to Paradise Bay or go on a hike to Deception Island to experience the beautiful panoramic vistas. Watch majestic humpback whales navigate the iridescent icebergs and floating ice fields, or slowly inch closer to the thousands of noisy king penguins as they huddle together or waddle towards the water’s edge.

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Hotel location

Le Lyrial offers a range of cruises around the world. The main departure point for Antarctica cruises is Ushuaia in Argentina.

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