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Compagnie du Ponant names its new ship

05 Feb 2014
Compagnie du Ponant names its new ship

Travel the World is excited to announce Compagnie du Ponant has unveiled details of its new ship: Le Lyrial.

The latest addition to COMPAGNIE DU PONANT’s fleet, with the signature sleek pale silhouette of her sister-ships, will be launched in the Spring of 2015.

In the wake of LE BORÉAL (2010), L’AUSTRAL (2011) and LE SOLÉAL (2013), LE LYRIAL will be the last in Compagnie du Ponant’s superb series of 4 sister-ships flying the French flag. Human-size yachts offering sophistication and efficiency, the series is unique in what it has to offer the cruise sector in terms of design and innovation. LE LYRIAL will make her first cruise in April 2015.

LE LYRIAL refers to the Lyra constellation in the northern hemisphere. Its principal star is the blue Vega, one of the brightest stars in the sky which is on its way to becoming the next northern pole star, a fitting reference for a Five Star Expedition specialist of the polar regions.

Like the rest of the fleet, LE LYRIAL embodies the ‘Yacht Cruises’ universe as conceived by
COMPAGNIE DU PONANT, a subtle combination of intimacy, authenticity and elegance with the inimitable “French touch”. The interior design, cosy yet contemporary, has again 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 dream destinations the company visits and the blue light of the Vega star in the Lyra constellation. The result will be 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.

Travel the World has been providing discerning travellers with unique luxury experiences for over 30 years. From premium cruise holidays with the world’s best cruise lines to enriching historic and cultural tours and luxurious resorts, Travel the World offers an exciting range of travel options beyond the predictable. The company has established new benchmarks of excellence in travel related services to the Australian travel industry and consumers since it was founded in 1977.

For further information on Compagnie du Ponant or Travel the World, please contact:

Nicole Craig
BLACK Communications
Tel: 02 8399 3005 Mobile : 0405 105 676 Email:
For cruise information for Compagnie du Ponant, please contact Travel the World on 1300 950 622

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