Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has launched super-luxury cruise ship Le Lyrial, which was constructed for French cruise line Compagnie du Ponant (Bridgepoint Group ) at the shipbuilder’s Ancona shipyard.
The new vessel is expected to be delivered in spring 2015.
The vessel is the fourth in a series that includes L’Austral, Le Boreal and Le Soleal, which were delivered in May 2010, April 2011 and June 2013 respectively.
Similar to the earlier vessels, the new-build also features advanced environmentally friendly technology, Fincantieri has said.
The 11,000gt vessel is 142m-long, 18m-wide and able to comfortably house 260 passengers. Its 122 cabins include deluxe suites, privilege suites and grand privilege suites with sea views; 94% of the cabins will have a private balcony.
Le Lyrial’s small size will allow it to easily transit through ports and destinations that are inaccessible to larger vessels. Equipped with cutting-edge technologies, the ship will offer energy saving benefits and minimise environmental impacts.
Certified as the comfort class by Bureau Veritas , the vessel will have a low level of vibration and noise.
After delivery, Le Lyrial will be operated in Alaska during summers and in Australia and New Zealand in winters.
Image: Le Soléal was the third super-luxury cruise ship built by Fincantieri for Compagnie du Ponant. Photo: courtesy of Fincantieri.