Le Lyrial was launched in April 2015 and is the latest vessel in the four-ship series built by Ponant. This French luxury yacht sails to exotic and remote itineraries and can cope with icy conditions. It is best suited to couples and solo travellers who enjoy a relaxed but sophisticated environment. The 10,944 tonne ship can accommodate 264 passengers and 140 crew.
There are 122 cabins on board Le Lyrial. All of cabins have panoramic ocean views, closet, flat-screen television, writing desk and mini-bar. There are eight cabin categories: Superior, Deluxe, Prestige, Deluxe Suite, Prestige Suite, Privilege Suite, Grand Deluxe Suite and Owners Suite. Superior cabins do not have a balcony. The Owners Suite is the largest at 581 square feet.
The Gastronomic Restaurant is the main dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It serves French and international cuisine and has a fine wine cellar. The indoor/outdoor Grill Restaurant is a more casual venue for breakfast, buffet lunch and themed dinners.
The wellness area on board Le Lyrial includes a hammam (Turkish bath), hair salon, massage and relaxation rooms, and a fitness room with exercise machines. There is a theatre, which is used for shows and lectures, and a library on board.
There are limited facilities for children on board Le Lyrial. However, there is a kids’ playroom and kids’s menus are available on request.
– Cruise Passenger
There is much to praise and little to dislike about this ship. The crew are very proficient in all departments and go out of their way to provide a friendly helpful service. Generally speaking, they are also happy to strike up a conversation. The barman quickly learnt our coffee preferences and never forgot them. Our air-conditioned cabin on Level 3 was well-designed, with a separate toilet to the bathroom and good storage facilities including under-bed space for the suitcases, a wardrobe and many drawers. . – skier69
– Cruise Critic
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