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Why we like it
- Sophisticated and stylish complete with innovative marine technology.
- On A&K voyages we limit the capacity to just 199 guests allowing for more shore excursions and cabins with private balconies
- Le Lyrial is equipped with the most eco-friendly technology available
- The most comfortable accommodation available on any polar expedition ship
- Cabin Categories 6-8 on deck 6 receive the complimentary services of a private butler.
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Wrap up warm and spend as much time outside on deck or on your private balcony, there is an abundance of wildlife to be seen from ocean mammals to birdlife.
We loved Cambodia and learned a lot from the warm and engaged guides, Sothi and Huang. We were also surprised at how much we liked Beijing. Eric too was a fantastic guide and made us think of China and its place in the world differently.
- BM, London
An A&K voyage to Antarctica offers an opportunity to experience the world's most pristine region at its very best especially while on board the comfortable and sophisticated 'Le Lyrial.' Enjoy its stunning blue palette inspired by the Vega star, all-balcony staterooms and suites, and the finest expedition staff cruising the Southern Ocean today. The Restaurant offers gourmet and international cuisine while The Compass Grill delivers casual indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast, lunch and themed dinners.
Le Lyrial features the latest communication navigational and safety equipment. Spacious and elegant the communal areas are the perfect place to find a quiet corner, while the Panoramic lounge and Terrace is more social. The Club and the Theatre provide your night entertainment with live music or lectures about the magnificent Antarctic.
Buenos Aires - British Airways or Iberia (via Madrid) and onwards to Ushuaia
14 hours to Buenos Aires
GMT -3 hours
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area
The months that visits are feasible are the austral summer months of November to March, when daily temperatures average from -4°C to 7°C.
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Suggested itineraries in Antarctica
Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2017/2018
Nights: 19 | from £15,880pp
Set sail with A&K's award-winning Expedition Team on all-balcony 'Le Lyrial,' embarking on a panoramic voyage that includes wildlife-rich South Georgia, the unspoiled Falklands and the wild shores of Antarctica.
The Antarctic Peninsula
Nights: 11 | from £7,495pp
Antarctica the land of superlatives! This itinerary will have you see some of the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula.
Classic Antarctica 2017/2018
Nights: 14 | from £13,140pp
Join A&K's renowned Expedition Team on luxurious 'Le Lyrial' for an unforgettable voyage to the White Continent, which you explore for five days during the best of the Antarctic spring and summer seasons.