FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO MADAGASCAR – save thousands

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Lyrial
Package Departs
25 Mar 2021
Package Duration
28 Nights
Embark Ship
Cape Town, South Africa
Disembark Ship
Durban, South Africa
DEL - Balcony Prestige Stateroom Deck 4 - Balcony PR5 - Balcony DS6 - Suite
AU $16,995
per person
AU $17,995
per person
AU $18,435
per person
AU $24,325
per person

Package Duration: 26 nights Fly, Double Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 25th of March 2021 from Australia
Cruise Starts: 28th of March 2021 from Cape Town, South Africa
Cruise Ends: 21st of April 2021 to Durban, South Africa
Back in Australia by: 22nd of April 2021

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CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS:
– Discover the preserved wildlife`s treasures of the Scattered Islands, Madagascar, and South Africa.
– Outings and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides on your second cruise. Use of local transports in Madagascar and South Africa, in the company of local guides and our naturalist guides.
– Discover the Glorioso Islands, a geological sanctuary with nature reserve status since 1975.
– UNESCO World Heritage Site: iSimangaliso Wetland Park and its many hippopotamuses and Nile crocodiles, from Richards Bay.
– Fauna: marine turtles, dolphins and several species of lemurs, the chance to see the emblematic species of the African continent during a safari in a reserve.
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PRICES per person in AUD from*:
Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony was $23520 – Earlybird price $16,995*pp
Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony was $24990 – Earlybird price $17,995*pp
Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony was $25646 – Earlybird price $18,435*pp
Twin DS6 Deluxe Suite was $39336 – Earlybird price $24,325*pp
Single DEL Deluxe Balcony was $43517 – Earlybird price $22,995*
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FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO MADAGASCAR Fly, Double Cruise & Stay package includes:
– 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
– 2 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
– 16 night Scattered Islands and Madagascar EXPEDITION cruise from Durban to Durban aboard Le Lyrial including: as above and also all shore excursions, zodiac trips and travel with a team of experts in the region.
– One way transfer from Durban port to airport

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EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY!
If you would like to add on a little African safari or Victoria Falls to your package, here is a 5 night alternative option ( instead of the 2 nights pre-cruise hotel stay in Cape Town that is currently included in your package).

OPTION 1 – Kruger Safari
Swop your 2 night Cape Town stay for a 5 night option including Kruger Safari pre-cruise!

Prices per person in AUD from*
Extra Twin share $2,995*pp
Extra Single sole use $3,975*

Package includes:
– 1 night airport hotel stay in Johannesburg with complimentary hotel operated shuttle transfers
– One way economy airfare from Johnannesburg to Hoedspruit
– 3 nights accommodation at the Kapama River Lodge (Standard Suite) with all meals, airport transfers, 2 safari activities daily, conservation levy, tea/coffee and snacks
– One way economy airfare from Hoedspruit to Cape Town
– 1 nights accommodation in a 4 star hotel, Cape Town (no meals) with transfers

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OPTION 2 – Victoria Falls
Swop your 2 night Cape Town stay for a 5 night option including Victoria Falls pre-cruise!

Prices per person in AUD from*
Extra Twin share $1,995*pp
Extra Single sole use $2,570*

Package includes:
– 1 night airport hotel stay in Johannesburg with complimentary hotel operated shuttle transfers
– One way economy airfare from Johnannesburg to Victoria Falls
– 3 nights accommodation at the Kingdom Hotel, Victoria Falls (no meals)
– 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 (no meals) with 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 (16Oct19). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. **All airfares/taxes based on 2020 rates/schedules and are subject to change until bookable approx 10 months prior. Once booked, all air/taxes are due in full 24 hours from reservation and strict cancellation/change fees apply. Cruise deposit, 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 20/25% discounted fares with all reductions factored into prices shown here. Offer ends 30Nov19 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 quoted here.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 16 Oct 2019 to 30 Nov 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
25 Mar 2021 Fly Australia to Cape Town
26 Mar 2021 Arrive Cape Town, Transfer to hotel
27 Mar 2021 Cape Town at leisure
28 Mar 2021 Transfer to port, Embark Le Lyrial cruise ship

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
28 Mar 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
overnight
29 Mar 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
06:00 PM
30 Mar 2021 At sea    
31 Mar 2021
Port Elizabeth South Africa
01 Apr 2021
Port Elizabeth South Africa
02 Apr 2021 At sea    
03 Apr 2021
Richards Bay, South Africa
04 Apr 2021
Durban, South Africa
05 Apr 2021
Durban, South Africa

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
05 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: Durban, South Africa 08:30 PM
06 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: At sea - -
07 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: At sea - -
08 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: Europa Island, Scattered Islands
09 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: At sea - -
10 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: Juan De Nova, Scattered Islands
11 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: At sea - -
12 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: Glorieuses, Scattered Islands
13 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: Nosy Tanikely
14 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: Mahajanga, Madagascar
15 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: At sea - -
16 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: Morondava, Madagascar
17 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: Tulear, Madagascar
18 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: At sea - -
19 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: At sea - -
20 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: Richards Bay, South Africa
21 Apr 2021 LE LYRIAL: Durban, South Africa 07:00 AM
21 Apr 2021 Transfer to airport, Fly Durban to Australia
22 Apr 2021 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
   
Deluxe Suite
   

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

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.

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
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

EXPERIENCE CRUISING ANOTHER WAY, DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF YACHT CRUISES.

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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