Why We Like This Ship

  • A modern, custom built expedition ship packed with cutting edge technology
  • A truly 5* experience, but without the high price tag
  • Elegant design, an intimate atmosphere and the French touch, favouring discreet service and excellent cuisine
  • By combining high comfort with adventure, they take the best aspects from both traditional cruising and small ship adventures
  • 95% of the suites have their own private balcony, a feature previously rare as hen's teeth on older polar ships
  • Passenger capacity is capped at only 200 pax for the Polar Regions, making it even more spacious onboard

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Cabin Categories

*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary

All cabins feature a flat-screen TV, individually-controlled air-conditioning, minibar, iPod Players, Hair dryers and wifi. 

The differences among the three sister ships are only decorative. Le Boreal launched in 2010, Le Soleal in 2013 and Le Lyrial in 2015. Le Lyrial has slightly fewer cabins as deck 6 is all suites and this ship is the only one to feature the Grand Deluxe Suite cabin category. 

Superior Stateroom

  • Located on Deck 3
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Spacious cabin 21m2 (226 sq.ft.) with sofa
  • Shower, minibar, flat screen

Owner's Suite

  • Located on deck 6
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Decorated by French designers
  • Breathtakting panoramic sea view
  • Spacious cabin 45m2 (484 sq.ft.) with lounge and sitting area
  • Private balcony 12m2 (129 sq.ft.)
  • Private ensuite facilities including jacuzzi
  • Minibar, flat screen

Grand Deluxe Suite

  • This cabin is only found onboard Le Lyrial
  • Located on deck 6 of Le Lyrial
  • Double bed, large windows
  • Spacious cabin 45m2 (484 sq.ft.) with lounge and sitting area
  • Private balcony 10m2 (108 sq.ft.)
  • Private ensuite facilities

Prestige Suite Deck 5 and 6

  • Located on Deck 4 and 5 with the exception cabin 615, located on deck 6
  • Double bed, large windows
  • Spacious cabin 36m2 (388 sq.ft.) with sofa
  • Private balcony 8m2 (86 sq.ft.)
  • Double private ensuite facilities

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4, 5 and 6

  • Located on deck 4
  • Double bed, large window
  • Spacious cabin 18m2 (199 sq.ft.) 
  • Private balcony 4m2 (43 sq.ft.)
  • Private ensuite facilities
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Deluxe Suite

  • Located on deck 6
  • King-size bed or twin beds, large window
  • Spacious cabin 27m2 (291 sq.ft.) with sofa
  • Private balcony 6m2 (65 sq.ft.)
  • Private ensuite facilities

Deluxe Stateroom

  • Located on deck 3
  • King-size bed or twin beds, large window
  • Spacious cabin 18m2 (199 sq.ft.)
  • Private balcony 4m2 (43 sq.ft.)
  • Private ensuite facilities

Deck Plan

Onboard Communications

If you wish to stay in touch, even in Antarctica, you can choose from the options below:

  • Full Internet access: available via wifi access
  • Satellite phone

Please note that this is only for light data traffic. Aboard Le Lyrial, you benefit from full Internet access, which is subject to satellite connection signal (expect a much slower connection than at home, some pages can sometimes load for minutes). 

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