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Roundtrip Ushuaia
16-night Beyond the Polar Circle Cruise
February 9, 2020
Ponant Cruises: Le Lyrial
Roundtrip Ushuaia
Vacation Offer ID 1312802
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Exclusive Offer
  • $500 per Couple Shipboard Credit*
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Cruise Inclusions

  • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac®inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
  • Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist-guides, covering wildlife, history, geopolitics, the great explorers, climate, environmental protection…
  • Antarctic Polar Circle crossing.
  • Hiking opportunity.
  • Landscapes: moors scattered with moss and lichen, white-sand beaches and turquoise waters in the Falkland Islands; alpine landscapes, lush green plains and suspended glaciers in South Georgia; drifting icebergs, ice floe, glaciers and snow-capped mountains in the Antarctic Peninsula.
  • Wildlife: black-browed albatrosses, snowy albatrosses, Magellanic penguins, Gentoo penguins and southern rockhopper penguins in the Falkland Islands; king penguins, elephant seals, fur seals and macaroni penguins in South Georgia; humpback whales, Gentoo penguins, Adelie penguins, chinstrap penguins, leopard seals, crabeater seals and Weddell seals in the Antarctic Peninsula.
  • Educational discovery in the respect of environment.
  • Transfers, flights Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires in economy class
  • Lunch at Arakur Hotel and beverages during lunch (mineral water + 1 soft drink or 1 local beer + 1 coffee) on embarkation day
  • English-speaking local guide during the transfers.
  • The walk through the Cerro Alarken Reserve starting from the Arakur Hotel and leaded by English speaking guide (except if you select optional Tierra del Fuego National Park excursion)
16-night Beyond the Polar Circle Cruise
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Ushuaia

Ushuaia 02/09/2020

Capital of Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia is considered the gateway to the White Continent and the South Pole. Nicknamed "El fin del mundo" by the Argentinian people, this city at the end of the world nestles in the shelter of mountains surrounded by fertile plains that the wildlife seem to have chosen as the ultimate sanctuary. With its exceptional site, where the Andes plunge straight into the sea, Ushuaia is one of the most fascinating places on earth, its very name evocative of journeys to the unlikely and the inaccessible...,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 
Tierra del Fuego National Park is the southernmost protected natural area of Argentina and runs for almost 7 km along the Beagle Channel. A rugged territory and successions of steep mountains, with rivers running through deep valleys and many lakes, make up the varied landscape.

Created by the Argentine government in the year 1960 to protect the southernmost sub-Antarctic forests, Tierra del Fuego National Park is the country's only park with an ocean shoreline. It offers historical and wild attractions, and borders with Chile to the West and the Beagle Channel to the South.

It boasts a typical glacial landscape, with a mountainous area and deep valleys washed by rivers and lakes, and mountains ranging from the North West to the South East.
There are numerous pedestrian crosswalks in this National Park starting at different points along Route Nº 3 and reaching wonderful places:

Island Walk - The 800 m track crosses part of the Cormorant Archipelago up to Green Lagoon. It runs along the banks of the Lapataia and Ovando rivers.
Negra Lagoon Track - 400 meters away from the Park, its dark colored waters are due to the presence of big peat mosses.
Lapataia Vantage Point Walk - An alternative access option to Lapataia Bay, after a 500-meter walk, through the lenga forest, a scenic pathway affords a striking view of the bay, and winds down to its shore.
Peat Bog Walkway - 400 meters away from Lapataia Bay, along the way through lenga forests may be seen abandoned beaver dams.
After tour you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
Lapataia bay 
- The pedestrian crosswalks within the National Park
  
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver 
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Lunch
Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 

Discover the secrets of Tierra del Fuego National Park with specialized guides on this half-day excursion. Here, mountains are accessible from the sea, and freshwater rivers and lakes mix with the coastal forest. On this excursion, walk around the forest and canoe down rivers and across lagoons to reach Lapataia Bay.

After the tour you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
  • Beagle Channel
  • Lapataia Bay
  • Roca Lake
  • Do trekking and canoing at the NP
 
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
  • Box-Lunch
 
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
02/09/2020 02/09/2020 07:00 PM
At Sea

At Sea 02/10/2020

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the Ponant photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship's upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest, and entertainment.,
02/10/2020 02/10/2020
New Island

New Island 02/11/2020

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., Make your way through the turbulent Woolly Gut strait and emerge in the stillness of Grave Cove. Located in the northern edge of the Falkland Islands, this bay owes its name to the vestiges of whalers' graves that overlook the beach. As you step off the boat and onto the white-sand beach, you might find yourself escorted by a few hospitable Commerson's dolphins, elegantly adorned in black and white. A stroll along the grassy dunes will lead you to a vast plain of lush green grass, tended by a few sheep. On the other side of the island you'll find one of the largest gentoo penguin colonies in the area. With some luck, you'll also glimpse a sea lion scouring the waves for his next meal.,
02/11/2020 02/11/2020
Grave Cove

Grave Cove 02/11/2020

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., Make your way through the turbulent Woolly Gut strait and emerge in the stillness of Grave Cove. Located in the northern edge of the Falkland Islands, this bay owes its name to the vestiges of whalers' graves that overlook the beach. As you step off the boat and onto the white-sand beach, you might find yourself escorted by a few hospitable Commerson's dolphins, elegantly adorned in black and white. A stroll along the grassy dunes will lead you to a vast plain of lush green grass, tended by a few sheep. On the other side of the island you'll find one of the largest gentoo penguin colonies in the area. With some luck, you'll also glimpse a sea lion scouring the waves for his next meal.,
02/11/2020 02/11/2020
At Sea

At Sea 02/12/2020

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the Ponant photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship's upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest, and entertainment.,
02/12/2020 02/12/2020
At Sea
02/13/2020 02/13/2020
South Georgia

South Georgia 02/14/2020

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.,
02/14/2020 02/14/2020
South Georgia
02/15/2020 02/15/2020
South Georgia
02/16/2020 02/16/2020
At Sea

At Sea 02/17/2020

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the Ponant photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship's upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest, and entertainment.,
02/17/2020 02/17/2020
Antarctica

Antarctica 02/18/2020

To learn more about ecosystems, fauna, and landscapes in Antarctic regions, go to the section "Discover Antarctica" of your cruise. Succumb to the magic of a place unlike any other. To this day, the mythical Antarctic Peninsula still holds a real fascination and promises its visitors unforgettable moments. Throughout your adventure in this icy realm, you will find yourself in the heart of a spectacular decor in subtle shades of blue and white, surrounded by exceptional wildlife. Penguins, humpback whales, seals, and giant petrels are at home here, as are elephant seals, fur seals, Antarctic minke whales, and orcas. Depending on which sites you will be lucky enough to visit, you may get the chance to observe them and share with them the beauty of these extreme parts. Each day, based on ice conditions, the captain and the expedition leader will suggest Zodiac® outings or landings to discover the infinite riches of the Antarctic Peninsula. Glaciers, ice floe, tabletop icebergs, mountain peaks that plunge straight into the sea, volcanic beaches, research stations, enchanting bays, and vestiges of the whaling industry: these are the faces of the Antarctic that will likely reveal themselves to you, in a hushed and surreal atmosphere. You will sail in the wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Adrien de Gerlache, and Sir Ernest Shackleton, great Antarctic explorers who, from the 19th century, set out to conquer these remote and uninhabited lands.,
02/18/2020 02/18/2020
Antarctica
02/19/2020 02/19/2020
Antarctica
02/20/2020 02/20/2020
Antarctica

Antarctica 02/21/2020

Weather permitting, we'll cross the mythic line of the Antarctic Polar Circle, located along 66°33' south of the Equator. This iconic area demarcates the point from which it is possible to view the midnight sun during the December solstice. Within this circle, the sun remains above the horizon for 24 consecutive hours at least once a year. Crossing this line, an experience known to few people, is sure to be an unforgettable highlight of your cruise through the polar regions.,
02/21/2020 02/21/2020
At Sea

At Sea 02/22/2020

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the Ponant photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship's upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest, and entertainment.,
02/22/2020 02/22/2020
Drake Passage

Drake Passage 02/23/2020

If there is one place, one sea, one waterway dreaded by tourists, researchers, and hardened seafarers alike, it is undoubtedly Drake Passage. Situated at the latitude of the infamous Furious Fifties winds, between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands, it is the shortest route to connect Antarctica to South America. Seasoned navigators will tell you that you must earn your visit to the White Continent! As the Antarctic convergence zone where cold currents rising up from the South Pole meet warmer equatorial water masses, Drake Passage harbours a very diverse marine fauna. Don't forget to look to the sky to catch a glimpse of elegant albatross and Cape petrels, playfully floating about in the wind around your ship.,
02/23/2020 02/23/2020
Drake Passage
02/24/2020 02/24/2020
Ushuaia

Ushuaia 02/25/2020 07:00 AM

Capital of Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia is considered the gateway to the White Continent and the South Pole. Nicknamed "El fin del mundo" by the Argentinian people, this city at the end of the world nestles in the shelter of mountains surrounded by fertile plains that the wildlife seem to have chosen as the ultimate sanctuary. With its exceptional site, where the Andes plunge straight into the sea, Ushuaia is one of the most fascinating places on earth, its very name evocative of journeys to the unlikely and the inaccessible...,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 
Tierra del Fuego National Park is the southernmost protected natural area of Argentina and runs for almost 7 km along the Beagle Channel. A rugged territory and successions of steep mountains, with rivers running through deep valleys and many lakes, make up the varied landscape.

Created by the Argentine government in the year 1960 to protect the southernmost sub-Antarctic forests, Tierra del Fuego National Park is the country's only park with an ocean shoreline. It offers historical and wild attractions, and borders with Chile to the West and the Beagle Channel to the South.

It boasts a typical glacial landscape, with a mountainous area and deep valleys washed by rivers and lakes, and mountains ranging from the North West to the South East.
There are numerous pedestrian crosswalks in this National Park starting at different points along Route Nº 3 and reaching wonderful places:

Island Walk - The 800 m track crosses part of the Cormorant Archipelago up to Green Lagoon. It runs along the banks of the Lapataia and Ovando rivers.
Negra Lagoon Track - 400 meters away from the Park, its dark colored waters are due to the presence of big peat mosses.
Lapataia Vantage Point Walk - An alternative access option to Lapataia Bay, after a 500-meter walk, through the lenga forest, a scenic pathway affords a striking view of the bay, and winds down to its shore.
Peat Bog Walkway - 400 meters away from Lapataia Bay, along the way through lenga forests may be seen abandoned beaver dams.
After tour you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
Lapataia bay 
- The pedestrian crosswalks within the National Park
  
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver 
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Lunch
Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 

Discover the secrets of Tierra del Fuego National Park with specialized guides on this half-day excursion. Here, mountains are accessible from the sea, and freshwater rivers and lakes mix with the coastal forest. On this excursion, walk around the forest and canoe down rivers and across lagoons to reach Lapataia Bay.

After the tour you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
  • Beagle Channel
  • Lapataia Bay
  • Roca Lake
  • Do trekking and canoing at the NP
 
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
  • Box-Lunch
 
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
02/25/2020 07:00 AM 02/25/2020
Ponant Cruises: Le Lyrial

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.

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.

FREE Unlimited WiFi is available on board all Ponant ships.*

*Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or circumstances beyond Ponant's control.

Ship Statistics
Year Built
2015
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Tonnage (GRT)
5000
Guests (Lowers)
244
Total Guests
264
Passenger Decks
6
Number of Crew
139
Officers' Nationality
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Total Rooms
122
Suites
13
Balconies
101
Ocean/River View
8
Interior
Accessible
3

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of July 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Oceanview

Superior Oceanview Stateroom (SP3) 18,054
Superior Oceanview Stateroom
  • Category: SP3
  • Deck 3

Balcony

Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4) 21,324
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: PR4
  • Deck 4
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5) 22,264
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: PR5
  • Deck 5
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6) 23,264
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: PR6
  • Deck 6
Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL) 19,294
Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: DEL
  • Deck 3

Suite

Deluxe Suite (DS6) 31,594
Deluxe Suite
  • Category: DS6
  • Deck 6
Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS5) 36,554
Prestige Suite with Balcony
  • Category: PS5
  • Deck 5
Privilege Suite with Balcony (PV6) Limited Availability
  • Category: PV6
  • Deck 6
Grand Deluxe Suite with Balcony (GDS) 43,634
Grand Deluxe Suite with Balcony
  • Category: GDS
  • Deck 6
Grand Privilege Suite (GPV) 58,344
  • Category: GPV
  • Deck 6
Owner's Suite (SA) 38,264
  • Category: SA
  • Deck 6
  • Be part of our inaugural visit to the Autonomous region of Bougainville
  • Discover the mysteries of Papua-New Guinea, the land of a thousand cultures.
  • Zodiac® outings & shore visits with your expedition team.
  • Tufi, a spectacular tropical fjord, where the inhabitants produce traditional tapa cloth.
  • Calls at the Lusançay Islands and the D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago, named after the French explorers who set off in search of La Pérouse.
  • Swimming and snorkelling on deserted beaches surrounded by coral reefs, home to a diversity of underwater life.
  • Encounters with local people: cultural performances, dances, arts & crafts.
  • Flight Brisbane / Honiara selected by PONANT in economy class.
  • Transfer airport / pier.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deck 7
Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Deluxe Suite (DS6)
  • Grand Deluxe Suite with Balcony (GDS)
  • Grand Privilege Suite (GPV)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6)
  • Owner's Suite (SA)
  • Privilege Suite with Balcony (PV6)
Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5)
Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4)
Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL)
  • Superior Oceanview Stateroom (SP3)
Deck 2