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Le Boréal, Le Soléal, L'Austral & Le Lyrial

Sleek and stylish, these wonderful small ships blend luxury and intimacy with a discreet elegance and tasteful décor.

What we love

These chic sisters are amongst the most stylish ships at sea, with muted natural tones, minimalist interiors and playful splashes of colour. The accommodation is flexible, with the option to combine staterooms and create expansive suites, while the restaurants deliver the sort of outstanding gastronomic experience that you would expect from a French flag cruise line.

Capacity 264 Guests (Le Boréal, Le Soléal & L'Austral) / 244 Guests (Le Lyrial)
Crew 140 Staff
Style Refined with a wonderful mix of a modern super yacht and nautical tradition, all with a French flair.
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All soft drinks
  • Tea, coffee and pastries
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
  • Expedition by zodiac on selected sailings
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • One complimentary excursion per port beginning Winter 2024/25
Year built Le Boréal 2010, L'Austral 2011, Le Soléal 2013, Le Lyrial 2015
Tonnage 10,700 grt
Length 466 feet
Breadth 59 feet
Cruising speed 16 knots


Ponant - Le Lyrial - Gastronomic Restaurant
Gastronomic Restaurant

As you would expect, Ponant's culinary offering has a distinctively French flavour, with casual dining by day and a more refined ambience in the evening.

Gastronomic Restaurant

The elegant main restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a focus on French and European cuisine.

Grill Restaurant

This al fresco restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and is open for buffet breakfast, lunch and themed dinners.

Bars & Lounges

Ponant - Le Lyrial - Pool bar

A chic and sophisticated style pervades the public areas, with plenty of light and airy spaces to relax and socialise.

In warmer destinations you can soak up the sun by the pool bar, while the Panoramic Lounge is a great place to enjoy the views as you cruise through spectacular scenery, with cocktails and entertainment after dark. You can also enjoy afternoon tea in the Main Lounge, which becomes an elegant evening venue after dinner with live music and a dancefloor.

Rooms & Suites

Ponant - Le Lyrial - Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
Ponant - Le Boréal - Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
Ponant - L'Austral - Deluxe Stateroom
Deluxe Stateroom
Ponant - L'Austral - Prestige Suite
Prestige Suite
Ponant - Le Boréal - Prestige Stateroom
Prestige Stateroom
Ponant - L'Austral - Superior Stateroom
Superior Stateroom

The interiors are stylish and contemporary, with a warm and soothing colour palette, and most staterooms and suites open onto a private balcony.

Owner's Suite

Enjoy a generous 484 to 581 square feet of space, with a separate living and dining area, luxurious bathroom with separate bath and shower, a large private terrace plus additional benefits including butler service, included private airport transfers and one hour of complimentary spa treatments.

Prestige/Privilege Suite

Perfect for families, these suites can accommodate up to four people, with a convertible sofa bed in the second room, and offer up to 398 square feet of space, with a large private balcony.

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suites are a good size at 291 square feet, with a comfortable sitting area, walk-in wardrobe and private balcony.

Prestige/Deluxe Stateroom

Offering 194 square feet of space, these smartly appointed staterooms have a small seating area, private balcony and bathroom with shower.

Superior Stateroom

Superior Staterooms offer good value with 226 square feet of living space, including a seating area and bathroom with shower, and have a window to let in plenty of natural light.

All rooms and suites include

  • Beds which can be configured as king or twin
  • Bathroom with shower (some also have bathtub)
  • Wardrobe
  • Fully stocked bar, replenished daily
  • WiFi access, free of charge
  • Flatscreen satellite TV
  • 24-hour room service
  • Fine bed linens
  • French bath amenities
  • Writing desk(s) with stationery
  • iPod speaker
  • Safe

Onboard Experiences

Ponant - L'Austral - Zodiac excursion in Antarctica

There is a relaxed ambience on board, complemented by a bilingual programme of enrichment and entertainment.

A distinction is made between 'cruises' and 'expeditions' - expedition voyages include zodiac excursions and a specialist expedition team will be on board to provide lectures and talks, while regular cruises offer a choice of shore excursions at an additional cost. Entertainment includes live music in the main lounge and dance shows in the 250-capacity theatre.

Tours, talks and more

  • Onboard lecturers and local experts
  • Expedition voyages include zodiac excursions, hikes and exploration on land
  • Live music in the main lounge
  • Dance shows, film screenings and talks in the theatre

Onboard Facilities

Ponant - L'Austral - Spa

There is a real al fresco, yacht-style feel to these vessels, with plenty of outdoor space and a marina at the back of the ship.

  • Fitness centre
  • Spa, salon and hammam
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Marina platform for zodiac embarkation and watersports
  • Boutique

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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