Le Lyrial, the latest addition to French-flagged Compagnie du Ponant's luxury fleet, will be launched in the Spring of 2015, the fourth ship in the line's yacht-style expedition ships.
The Le Lyrial will join similarly designed sister ships Le Boréal (2010), L’Austral (2011) and Le Soléal (2013). Le Lyrial will sail her inaugural cruise in April 2015.
Le Lyrial refers to the Lyra constellation in the northern hemisphere. The interior design has been entrusted to interior architect Jean-Philippe Nuel. He will be working closely with Veronique Saadé, deputy managing director of Compagnie du Ponant, to create a “yachting” feel inspired by the destinations the company visits and the blue light of the Vega star in the Lyra constellation.
Compagnie du Ponant redesigned Deck 6 on Le Lyrial to accommodate larger suites, up to 600 square feet for the Owner’s Suite. As a result, Le Lyrial will have 122 staterooms and suites compared to the 132 on Le Soléal, L’Austral and Le Boréal.
Certified a CLEANSHIP like her sister ships, this yacht will be cruising around the Mediterranean for her inaugural season, to Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey and beyond, before heading to Antarctica.
Compagnie du Ponant recently announced brand new itineraries to Australia and New Zealand for the 2014/2015 season.
For more information, visit en.ponant.com.