From Scotland to Spitsbergen
25 May - 7 Jun
13 Nights
12 Ports
Ponant

From Scotland to Spitsbergen

25 May - 7 June 2025
From £7,790 pp

Duration

13 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from the UK

Ports

12 Ports

Ship

Le Lyrial of Ponant

25 May

Setting sail from Glasgow

Gritty Glasgow is Scotland's largest city, renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. With internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a diverse array of restaurants and bars, Glasgow has something for everyone. The city centre has countless impressive Victorian structures, and most notably the unique masterpieces of one of the city's most celebrated sons, the legendary architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is set in outstandingly beautiful surroundings, so visitors can combine a buzzing city visit with an introduction to the glories of the Scottish scenery.

Don't miss

In Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens, themselves ideal for a peaceful walk, don’t miss The Kibble Palace, a striking greenhouse with fine marble statues, vivid flowers and tropical palms.

26 May

United Kingdom: Iona

27-28 May

United Kingdom: Callanish, Mousa (Shetland Islands)

29-30 May

At sea

31 May

Norway: Brønnøysund

1 June

Norway: Reine

2 June

Norway: Tromsø

3 June

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Bjørnøya

4-6 June

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Isbukta (Spitsbergen), Hornsund, Bellsund

7 June

Arriving in Longyearbyen

This is the world's northernmost city and the base for tourism in Svalbard. A bit quirky, as you would expect from somewhere that spends four months of the year in near darkness, Longyearbyen doesn't take long to explore. Its brightly coloured wooden houses are built on stilts, as the ground in Svalbard is permafrost. When you enter a building, you are normally asked to remove your shoes, and leave your gun at the door. Gun carrying is more or less essential for the locals, as with 3,000 local hungry polar bears, it is said that you never know when you might need protection. That said, we visited safely without a gun!

Our tip

Don’t die here – it’s illegal. There have been no new burials for over 70 years, because the permafrost prevents bodies from decomposing.

The Ship

Your home from home

Ponant Cruises - Le Lyrial
Ponant - Le Lyrial stateroom
Ponant - Le Lyrial pool

Sleek and stylish, Le Boréal, Le Soléal, L'Austral and Le Lyrial are wonderful small ships that 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.
Inclusions
  • 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
More about Le Lyrial

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Hotel Du Vin, Glasgow

Where to stay in Glasgow

We love the Hotel du Vin, at One Devonshire Gardens. A really special luxury boutique hotel.

Loch Lomond, Scotland

Sightseeing around Glasgow

Travel out of the city to the Loch Lomond National Park, visit the stunningly beautiful Trossachs and finish your tour at Stirling Castle.

Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen

Where to stay in Longyearbyen

There’s really not much choice! Go for the Radisson Blu.

Snowmobiles near Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Explore Spitsbergen

Travel out of Longyearbyen by snow scooter or dog sled to take a look at the amazing scenery and hunt for wildlife.

Get your free Arctic guide

Our expedition cruising guide to the Arctic will tell you everything you need to know, including when to visit, what to see and how to get there.

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From Scotland to Spitsbergen

25 May - 7 June 2025
From £7,790 pp

Duration

13 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from the UK

Ports

12 Ports

Ship

Le Lyrial of Ponant

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices on London's Russell Square - we'd be delighted to see you.

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