le lyrial luxury antarctica cruise

Historic Antarctica

  • Overview
    Leaving from Montevideo, you will set sail aboard Le Lyrial on a brand new itinerary combining two emblematic regions: the Falkland Islands and the unmissable Antarctic Peninsula. Discovered by a Spanish expedition at the beginning of the 16th Century, the Falkland Islands will enchant you with their unique panoramas of undulating hillsides and lush green moors. Offering a fascinating panoply of wildlife, the islands have the largest population of black-browed albatrosses in the world. You will continue this Expedition cruise with the discovery of the magnificent landscapes of the Peninsula. Between vast expanses of ice floes, tabular icebergs and snow-capped peaks, you will be able to admire the captivating polar desert, home to penguins, rorquals, humpback whales and seabirds. You will also visit Elephant Island, the mountainous island covered in ice on which the crew of the Endurance, led by Ernest Shackleton, managed to survive for 129 days in 1916. Before reaching Ushuaia, you will call at Deception Island. Nestled at the heart of the South Shetland Islands, this volcanic outcrop with its beaches of black sand contains the remains of the abandoned huts of former whaling stations.
    Duration: 15 days
    Passengers: 200 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Montevideo, Uruguay
    Disembarkation Point: Ushuaia, Argentina
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Mandatory extra flight
    Single Supplement: Unavailable
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1/14 - Historic Antarctica

      Follow in the footsteps of the pioneers who set out to conquer the last territories of the far south.

      Leaving from Montevideo, you will set sail aboard Le Lyrial on a brand new itinerary combining two emblematic regions: the Falkland Islands and the unmissable Antarctic Peninsula.

      Discovered by a Spanish expedition at the beginning of the 16th Century, the Falkland Islands will enchant you with their unique panoramas of undulating hillsides and lush green moors. Offering a fascinating panoply of wildlife, the islands have the largest population of black-browed albatrosses in the world.

      You will continue this Expedition cruise with the discovery of the magnificent landscapes of the Peninsula. Between vast expanses of ice floes, tabular icebergs and snow-capped peaks, you will be able to admire the captivating polar desert, home to penguins, rorquals, humpback whales and seabirds.

      You will also visit Elephant Island, the mountainous island covered in ice on which the crew of the Endurance, led by Ernest Shackleton, managed to survive for 129 days in 1916.
      Before reaching Ushuaia, you will call at Deception Island. Nestled at the heart of the South Shetland Islands, this volcanic outcrop with its beaches of black sand contains the remains of the abandoned huts of former whaling stations.

    • Day 15 - Ushuaia; Disembarkation

      Capital of Argentinaメs Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia lies in a bay opening into the Beagle Channel at the countryメ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メ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 ᅠsea lions and Magellanic penguins.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your Captain and Expedition Leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    Penguins

    Taking centre stage on your Antarctic Peninsula expedition, are the Brushtail penguin species. These photogenic and intriguing species include, Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie penguins. The species are in abundance across Peninsula and are always performing.

    On board voyages in our other details you may come across Rockhopper, Macaroni, Magellanic, King and Emperor penguins.

    Wandering Albatross

    Spectacular in flight and on the ground, with the largest wingspan of any bird on the planet; gracefully and effortlessly glides for thousands of kilometres across the Southern Ocean to their nesting site on South Georgia.

    Falkland Islands

    Boasting rugged scenery and excellent wildlife opportunities, including the Black-browed albatross, Elephant seals and a number of penguin species not found in Antarctica.

  • Inclusions

    Expedition Gear

    Comfortable expedition boots and a high quality expedition parka, specifically designed for the polar regions.

    Charter Flights

    Return charter flights are provided from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

    Flight number and time schedule are to be advised about 30 days prior to departure.

    Dynamic Cabin Pricing

    Cabin prices on board this vessel are dynamic, that is the cabin pricing fluctuates with changes in bookings and exchange rates. Cabin prices below are not guaranteed and are subject to change and availability at the operators discretion. Please feel free to contact us for the most accurate pricing on this voyage.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    Not included in your Expedition

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  • Vessel

    LE LYRIAL

    Le Lyrial like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing. 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. Interior 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.

    Features & Facilities
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Open air bar
    • Sun deck
    • Pool
    • Internet
    • Library
    • Panoramic Lounge
    • Panoramic Terrace
    • Gym
    • Spa
    • Hairdresser
    • Leisure area
    • Theatre
    • Live Entertainment
    • Medical centre
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 5
    Guests #: 200
    Crew #: 139
    Ice Class: 1C
    Speed: 16
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 142m
    Width: 18
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 10700
    Registry: Italy
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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