Le Lyrial

Le Lyrial is a new cruise ship built by Fincantieri in Ancona, Italy, for Compagnie du Ponant.[1][2] It was delivered on 11 April 2015,[2] and operated its inaugural cruise in May 2015.[3]

Le Lyrial
Name: Le Lyrial
Operator: Compagnie du Ponant
Port of registry: France
Ordered: 2012
Builder: Fincantieri (Ancona)
Laid down: 2014
Launched: 2015
Acquired: 11 April 2015
In service: April 2015
Status: Delivered
General characteristics
Class and type: Le Boreal-Class Cruise Ship
Tonnage: 10,700 GT
Length: 142 metres
Beam: 18 metres
Draught: 4.8 metres
Decks: 7
Propulsion: 2 propeller shafts: 2 propellers
Speed: 16 knots (Max.)
Capacity: 264 passengers
Crew: 139 crewmembers

The name of the ship refers to the Lyra constellation in the northern hemisphere.[2]

Architecture and equipment


Le Lyrial has 122 cabins and suites. All of them have sea views, and 94 percent feature a private balcony. An entire deck of the ship is devoted solely to suites, some of which larger than those on the vessel's three older sister ships. Even Le Lyrial's lowest-category Superior Stateroom is 21 m2 (230 sq ft) in area; Deluxe Staterooms have an area of 19 m2 (200 sq ft) and a 4 m2 (43 sq ft) balcony.[2]

Machinery and technology

According to Fincantieri, Le Lyrial is equipped with the latest environmentally-friendly technology, such as an energy-saving LED lighting system. Additionally, Le Lyrial has such low levels of vibration and noise that it has been categorised as “Comfort Class” by its classification society, Bureau Veritas.[2]


  1. Sloan, Gene (9 January 2015). "New cruise ships for 2015: Ponant's Le Lyrial". USA Today. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  2. Norton Masek, Theresa (12 April 2015). "Ponant Accepts Delivery of Mega-Yacht Le Lyrial". TravelPulse.com. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  3. Stone, Deborah (6 April 2015). "Luxury cruise line Ponant welcomes its new ship Le Lyrial". Daily Express. Retrieved 8 April 2015.

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