FLY FREE – SOUTH AFRICAN SOJOURN – last minute offer – 15 Mar 2020 – Cruise Traveller

FLY FREE – SOUTH AFRICAN SOJOURN – last minute offer

Cruise Line
Le Lyrial
Package Departs
15 Mar 2020
Package Duration
11 Nights
Embark Ship
Cape Town, South Africa
Disembark Ship
Durban, South Africa
DEL - Balcony Prestige Stateroom Deck 4 - Balcony PR5 - Balcony SA - Suite
AU $5,795
per person
AU $6,420
per person
AU $6,700
per person
AU $25,500
per person

Package Duration: 9 nights Fly, Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 15th March 2020 from Australia
Cruise Starts: 17th March 2020 from Cape Town, South Africa
Cruise Ends: 25th March 2020 to Durban, South Africa
Back in Australia by: 26th March 2020


– A cruise in partnership avec RADIO CLASSIQUE, in the presence of Alain Duault and of the Sirba Quintet.
– The opportunity to visit to Robben Island, a tiny UNESCO World Heritage Site where the Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela was held prisoner.
– Cape of Good Hope and its cliffs plunging sharply into the Atlantic Ocean, overlooking the immense white sandy beaches.
– The chance to see the emblematic species of the African continent during an optional safari in a reserve.
– Phezulu Safari Park and the history of the traditional Zulu tribes.


PRICES per person in AUD from*:
Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony was $8655 – Last minute offer price $5,795*pp
Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony was $9485 – Last minute offer price $6,420*pp
Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony was $9860 – Last minute offer price $6,700*pp
Single DEL Deluxe Balcony was $15180 – Last minute offer price $6,080*


FLY FREE – SOUTH AFRICAN SOJOURN Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
– FREE!* Return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Cape Town and ex Durban on return inc tax
– One way transfer from Cape Town airport to hotel
– 1 nights accommodation in Cape Town with breakfast
– One way transfer from Cape Town hotel to port
– 8 night South Africa cruise from Cape Town to Durban aboard Le Lyrial including: All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation) | Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner | Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands) onboard cruise | Evening entertainment and shipboard events | Onboard cruise ship room service 24h (special selection) | Port taxes
– One way transfer from Durban port to airport


If you would like to add on a Victoria Falls trip to your package, here is a 5 night alternative option ( instead of the 1 nights pre-cruise hotel stay in Cape Town that is currently included in your package).

PRE-CRUISE OPTION – Victoria Falls
Swap your 1 night Cape Town stay for a 5 night extension including Victoria Falls pre-cruise!

Prices per person in AUD from*
Extra Twin share $2,835*pp
Extra Single sole use $3,910*

Package includes:
– 1 night airport hotel stay in Johannesburg at an airport location within walking distance of the terminal
– One way economy airfare from Johnannesburg to Victoria Falls
– 3 nights accommodation at the Kingdom Hotel, Victoria Falls with breakfast
– Boma dinner on night of arrival including dinner/entertainment/transport
– Victoria Falls afternoon tour
– Zambezi Royal Sundowner 2 hour sunset river cruise with transfers, wine/spirits and canapes
– One way economy airfare from Victoria Falls to Cape Town
– 1 nights accommodation in a 4 star hotel, Cape Town with breakfast and transfers

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (03Jan20). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. All air/taxes are due in full 24 hours from reservation and strict cancellation/change fees apply. Airfares included in package use selected routing & airlines: any variances requested will incur surcharges. Transfers are only included if guest is arriving/departing by air at specific airports on exact package dates as per the package detailed here. Full payment is required at time of booking, and once ticketed, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Offer based on 25% discounted fares with all reductions factored into prices shown here. Offer ends 31Jan20 or until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. Extension pre-packages are an additional cost on the basic package prices quoted here.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 03 Jan 2020 to 31 Jan 2020 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

15 Mar 2020 Fly FREE Australia to Cape Town
16 Mar 2020 Arrive Cape Town, Transfer to hotel
17 Mar 2020 Transfer to port, embark Le Lyrial cruise ship

Cruise Itinerary

17 Mar 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
18 Mar 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
06:00 PM
19 Mar 2020 At sea    
20 Mar 2020
Port Elizabeth South Africa
07:00 AM overnight
21 Mar 2020
Port Elizabeth South Africa
05:30 PM
22 Mar 2020 At sea    
23 Mar 2020
Richards Bay, South Africa
07:00 AM 06:30 PM
24 Mar 2020
Durban, South Africa
08:00 AM overnight
25 Mar 2020
Durban, South Africa

Post-cruise Itinerary

25 Mar 2020 Transfer to airport, Fly FREE to Australia
26 Mar 2020 Arrive Australia

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
Deluxe Stateroom
Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
Owners Suite

8 Night Cruise sailing from Cape Town to Durban aboard Le Lyrial.

Discover a PONANT itinerary that explores the essential towns and sites of South Africa’s wild east coast. A circuit in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, with the exceptional presence of Alain Duault and of the Sirba Quintet.
At the crossroads of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, embark aboard Le Lyrial on a 9-day cruise between Cape Town, mother-city of the country, dominated by Table Mountain, and Durban, a cosmopolitan seaside city.
This journey in South Africa will also allow you to discover Port Elizabeth, nicknamed “the friendly city” for its welcoming inhabitants, and Richards Bay.

A land of ethnic diversity, South Africa is often described as “a world in one country”. Its incredible melting pot of cultures, religions, and histories infuse its rich heritage.
The diversity of fauna and flora is also one of South Africa’s treasures: the nation is home to three of the largest terrestrial mammals—the elephant, rhinoceros and hippopotamus—and its plant life alone represents one tenth of the world’s botanic heritage, with some 25.000 species.

Between its bustling metropolises and its breathtaking natural beauty, we invite you to discover the two contrasting sides of this incredible country.

Highlights of this cruise:

Cape Town
Cape Town and surrounding regions are regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in the world. The city is a rare cultural gem resulting from the amalgamation of Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers, the local Bushman and Hottentot tribes and the Bantu tribes from the north.

The impressive presence of Table Mountain, flanked by the legendary Devil’s Peak and historical Signal Hill, stands proudly above the city. Beautiful white sandy beaches along a peaceful coastline frame the Cape Peninsula.

Cape Town boasts a multitude of entertainment, ranging from outdoor activities and adventures in the sun to a roaring night life under neon signs. The vast range of shopping opportunities includes haggling with shopholders at Greenmarket Square Flea Market, as well as breezing through sophisticated and stylish shopping malls. The huge variety of restaurants reflects the multicultured history of the Cape and caters for everyone’s taste, from fast-food outlets and casual to the chic to the very elegant.

Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth is located on the Indian Ocean about halfway between Cape Town and Durban. The city is beautifully set along the beautiful shores of Algoa Bay, making Port Elizabeth a Mecca for all beach and watersport activities. Across the bay is the wonderful Addo Elephant National Park. In and around the city there are scenic nature trails and wildlife experiences, long golden beaches, historic heritage and a warm sunny climate.

Port Elizabeth has a famous oceanarium on the seafront, colourful Edwardian architecture, and a fort, Ft. Frederick, from which no shot was ever fired. The old library, City Hall and Market Square are worth a visit , and there are several other interesting buildings.

South of the city are good beaches, such as King’s Beach and Humewood Beach. The latter features the Apple Express, one of the few remaining narrow-gauge steam trains, which runs on occasion from Humewood to Thornhill.

Durban is South Africa’s third-biggest city and reflects a mix of cultures, including a large Indian community and a new influx of Africans from countries to the north. Indians were brought out to KwaZuli-Natal in the 1860’s as indentured slaves to what was then the Colony of Natal. They have stayed and with them they brought their culinary delights and a variety of spices can be found in this city. In Durban’s Victoria Market there are many hawkers selling fine spices.

Durban Metro is where the proud Zulu nation meets East and West creating a wealth of influences to entertain and enthrall with traditional warrior dancers, mystic fire walkers and colonial heritage.

Traditionally Durban was well known for its conservatism when it came to the erection of public buildings,yet in the 1930’s the city threw off this mantle and embraced a new Art Deco. Numerous buildings, especially residential high rises, were erected in this new design. In many ways the art work on the Art Deco Buildings reflect a particular Durban identity with a strong emphasis on the city’s maritime background.

Fourth ship in this superb series loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Lyrial like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 122 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

Interoir Design:
We have been inspired by the destinations we visit and decided to create a subtle variation around a palette of blues. Ranging from the luminous delicate grey-blue of the Polar ice to splashes of the vivid turquoise blue found in Mediterranean coves, it also includes the blue light of the future pole star.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 142 metres
  • Maiden Voyage: 2015
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 264
  • Crew Nationality: French
  • Ship Registration: French

Ship Amenities

  • Internet Access WiFi
  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Flat Screen Television
  • IPod Entertainment System
  • Video on Demand
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • 24 Hour Room Service

Ship Facilities

  • Gastronomic Restaurant
  • Main Lounge
  • Shop
  • Medical Centre
  • Theatre
  • Fitness Centre
  • Beauty Corner
  • Hairdresser
  • Relaxation Room
  • Photo Corner
  • Leisure Area
  • Swimming Pool
  • Grill Restaurant
  • Internet Station
  • Panoramic Lounge
  • Panoramic Terrace
  • Open Air Bar
  • Sun Deck


Our mission is to transport you to mythical destinations and secret ports only accessible to small capacity ships.

To offer the delights of a French-inspired cuisine in an intimate environment – a discreet service where no attention to detail is spared – and unforgettable moments of relaxation on board elegant yachts of character.

To combine sophistication and conviviality, with priority given to authentic experiences, emotions and the ongoing quest for excellence.

Yacht cruises: more than a cruise, a privilege…

Attentive, professional, discreet and elegant, the fully bilingual service on board will meet your every desire. Our unique atmosphere is filled with a signature sentiment: a warm welcome from an experienced crew who are passionate about what they do, in the tradition of private yachting.

In the dining areas, our gourmet cuisine is worthy of top fine dining restaurants: exquisite wines are available, and menus are created with expertise by our skilled chefs with a French-inspired menu enhanced by specialties from our various ports of call.

Pleasure, enrichment, discovery: relax – we take care of everything…

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* Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person twin share basis. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions may apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Any pricing not in Australian Dollars will be converted on the day of payment into the relevant currency based on our daily rate of exchange. Please note that many of the prices shown on this website are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Please submit any data errors/omissions you may notice on this site.

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