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Seward, Alaska

We have an unplanned port call on Le Soleal in Seward, Alaska today. Captain Le Rouzic calls another ‘all passenger’ meeting this morning to announce that overnight our plans to visit Holgate Glacier today have […]


Unga Island, Aleutian Islands

Today’s plan is to land at Unga Island, the final island of the Aleutian Islands chain that we will visit before arriving at the Alaskan Peninsula. The village of Unga was abandoned 50 years ago, […]


South Atlantic Crossing

We have four days at sea on Le Lyrial to Cape Town during this South Atlantic crossing, with a favourable weather forecast, which will be a vast improvement on the 2012 crossing.  Monday March 19, […]


At Sea to the Falklands

We are at sea to the Falklands today on Le Lyrial, and en route to Steeple Jason Island, one of the small north-west Jason island group of the Falklands. Commandant Garcia and the Expedition Leader, […]


L’Austral arrives in Bali

Early morning start today as L’Austral approaches the port of Benoa in Bali. A massive LNG tanker berthed in the port is visible from miles away. L’Austral has some difficulty contacting the harbor pilot, so […]


A day in Darwin

L’Austral arrives back in Darwin around 7 am, with the first group of passengers from the Kimberley expedition due to disembark at 8:30 am. All continuing passengers (about 25 people) must be back on board […]