Le Lyrial, From Antarctica to Africa ex Ushuaia to Cape Town

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Lyrial
Cruise Departs
07 Mar 2021
Other Dates
Cruise Duration
21 Nights
Embark Ship
Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembark Ship
Cape Town, South Africa
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Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
07 Mar 2021
Ushuaia, Argentina
06:00 PM
08 Mar 2021 At sea    
09 Mar 2021
New Island, West Falkland Islands
10 Mar 2021
Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands
10 Mar 2021
Saunders Island, Falklands
11 Mar 2021 At sea    
12 Mar 2021 At sea    
13 Mar 2021
South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
14 Mar 2021
South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
15 Mar 2021
South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
16 Mar 2021 At sea    
17 Mar 2021 At sea    
18 Mar 2021 At sea    
19 Mar 2021 At sea    
20 Mar 2021
Tristan da Cunha, United Kingdom
21 Mar 2021
Nightingale Island
22 Mar 2021
Gough Island, United Kingdom
23 Mar 2021 At sea    
24 Mar 2021 At sea    
25 Mar 2021 At sea    
26 Mar 2021 At sea    
27 Mar 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
10:00 AM
28 Mar 2021
Cape Town, South Africa

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

21 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to Cape Town aboard Le Lyrial.

PONANT invites you to sail from Tierra del Fuego to the Cape of Good Hope during a 22-day expedition cruise from one continent to the other.

You will begin your voyage in Ushuaia, the mythical embarkation port located at the extreme south of the Andes cordillera.

First, you will chart a course for the Falkland Islands, whose wild beauty and lush moors are sure to captivate you.

Your ship will then make its way to the coast of South Georgia, in the wake of the British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. The glaciers and protected fauna make this place a paradise for anyone with a passion for wild lands. It is not uncommon to be greeted by a colony of several thousand king penguins; this is the only place in the world where you can enjoy such a unique privilege.

Continue your trip with another highlight as you visit the world’s most remote inhabited archipelago: Tristan da Cunha. Hidden in the middle of the Atlantic, it is made up of several volcanic islands, most of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Finally, you’ll head for Cape Town, your disembarkation port, dominated by the famous silhouette of Table Mountain.

Highlights of this cruise:

Ushuaia
Capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia lies in a bay opening into the Beagle Channel at the country’s southernmost tip. Its colourful houses are framed against towering mountains, snow-capped in winter and summer alike. Downtown, the End of the World Museum showcases Tierra del Fuego’s natural and indigenous history. A ride on the heritage railway is an exciting excursion into the Tierra del Fuego National Park, while a cruise on Ushuaia Bay is the perfect way to spot sea lions and Magellanic penguins.

New Island
This island with its distinctive jagged relief is located on the western edge of the Falkland Islands and is home to a tiny village of two families. Step onto the golden sand of its flower-lined beaches, beside which an old stone house still stands, and you’ll feel like you’ve entered a natural paradise. A narrow pathway weaves around typical Falkland moorlands. Follow it and in under 20 minutes you’ll find yourself at the heart of a colony of southern rockhopper penguins, black-browed albatross and imperial shags. It’s the perfect opportunity to watch the albatross swoop down from the cliffs and skim the waves that crash against the rocks on the exposed side of the island.

South Georgia
Aboard your ship, discover South Georgia, a region formed by an underwater mountain chain that extends from the Andes to the Antarctic Peninsula. All the wildlife of the Far South can be found there: king and Gentoo penguins, elephant seals, fur seals… You might get the chance to discover the majestic glaciers of Gold Harbour and the vast plains of Fortuna Bay. If you are fortunate enough to land at Salisbury Plain, you can expect a wonderful spectacle: more than 300,000 king penguins, which you will recognise by the bright orange mark on their head and neck, have taken up residence there.

Tristan da Cunha
A small British archipelago discovered in the 16th century by the Portuguese sailor after whom it was named, Tristan da Cunha is made up of several islands scattered off the South-African coast. Most of these are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. During your cruise, you will discover the archipelago’s eponymous main island, offering visitors basalt land lulled by the swell, home to the only village in the chain of islands, and topped with a volcano.

Cape Town
Dynamic and peaceful, cosmopolitan and hip, Cape Town offers its visitors a most unique mix. Here, the locals like to say that their city is “the quintessential melting pot of South Africa”. Located in the heart of one of the most beautiful bays in the world and dominated by the famous Table Mountain, it is graced with extraordinary landscapes including sheer cliffs that plunge into the Atlantic Ocean and vast whitesand beaches. We invite you to discover this incredible city, the South African capital of fashion, the art of living, and gastronomy. Further on, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve awaits you and is home to a wide variety of endemic fauna and flora.

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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