From Lisbon to Barcelona: Musical Portugal & Spain

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    From Lisbon to Barcelona: Musical Portugal & Spain

    Cruise The Mediterranean

    from 7 October 2019 to 14 October 2019
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Lisbon
    Arrival Port : Barcelona

    Ship : LE LYRIAL

    • Ref : Y071019

    In partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE.  

    PONANT invites you on a musical cruise in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, with the exceptional presence of Alain Duault. Set sail aboard Le Lyrial on an 8-day itinerary that will take you along the Portuguese and Spanish coasts, from Lisbon to Barcelona.  

    You will embark in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. There are two UNESCO World Heritage monuments, the monastery of Jerónimos and the Belém Tower, on the banks of the River Tagus. You will also enjoy strolling through the streets of this city of seven hills, soaking up the local zest for life.  

    After a discovery of Cadiz, a brief call in Málaga will allow those who wish to visit the superb site of the Alhambra Palace in Grenada

    Your ship will then head to the Balearic Archipelago, with its four main islands that are charming, picturesque and discreet, sitting atop the clear waters of the Mediterranean like grains of sand.

    After a call at Valencia, you will disembark in Barcelona.

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    • A musical cruise in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, with the exceptional presence on board of Alain Duault and of artists.
    • A cruise to discover the landscapes, architecture and history of Spain and Portugal.
    • Numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Antoni Gaudí's creations, the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall and the Hospital of the Holy Cross and St Paul in Barcelona; the Llotja de la Seda in Valencia; the Alhambra of Granada from Malaga; the tower of Belem and the monastery of Jeronimos in Lisbon (embarkation port).
    • Discover the Balearic Islands including Palma de Mallorca, their capital.
    • Opportunity of a private tour by night at the Alhambra in Granada (prereservation and prepayment mandatory, limited availibilities).
    • The Andalusian city of Cadiz, one of the oldest cities in the Western Mediterranean.

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    Privilège Suite

    • Area : 36 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • 8m² private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Bathtub
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi
    • Butler service
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    Fourth ship in this superb series loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Lyrial like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 122 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.


    Interior Design
    We have been inspired by the destinations we visit and decided to create 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, it also includes the blue light of the future pole star.



    Port of call & excursions

    7 October 2019 – At sea


    Embarkation 07/10/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 07/10/2019 at 18H00 .

    Portugal’s capital city located on the banks of the Tagus, only a few kilometres from the Atlantic coast, is a city of exceptionally rich cultural diversity. At the mouth of the river harbour, impose two UNESCO World Heritage monuments, Jeronimos monastery and Belem tower. The Alfama hillside is also worth visiting: known for its fado bars and its Moorish streets, this district is the oldest one of the city and one of the most typical. Not far from there, Chiado’s elegant streets are home to big fashion labels and are an invitation to a bit of of luxury shopping.

    8 October 2019 – At sea

    8 October 2019 – At sea

    Arrival 08/10/2019. Departure 08/10/2019.

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    9 October 2019 – Cadiz

    9 October 2019 – Cadiz

    Arrival 09/10/2019 early morning. Departure 09/10/2019 early evening.

    Andalusia’s Cadiz is located on the Costa de la Luz, in the south-west of Spain. From the beaches of Cortadura, to the flamenco bars of Santa Maria, through the colourful streets of la Viña, you will be amazed by this city, which is both steeped in history and extremely festive. In the medieval El Pópulo district, you will stroll along covered passages in the narrow gaps between houses. You will also be able to mosey around the lush Mina square. The star of the show is the magnificent cathedral and its dome crowned with yellow porcelain, presiding above the Ocean.

    10 October 2019 – Málaga

    10 October 2019 – Málaga

    Arrival 10/10/2019 early morning. Departure 10/10/2019 late evening.

    A historical and festive town, Malaga is located in Andalusia, on the Costa del Sol. Between the marina and the beaches, the seaside promenade of La Farola offers an ideal setting for strolling and relaxing. Set slightly further back, the Malagueta bullring is one of the emblematic sites of the city. From the hill overlooking the old town, one can see Gibralfaro castle and the Alcazaba, two fortified ensembles rising out from the cypresses and maritime pines. To visit Pablo Picasso’s birthplace, you will go first to the courtly plaza de la Merced. A few streets back from here, you can explore the museum dedicated to the artist, in the Buenavista palace.

    11 October 2019 – At sea

    11 October 2019 – At sea

    Arrival 11/10/2019. Departure 11/10/2019.

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    12 October 2019 – Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands

    12 October 2019 – Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands

    Arrival 12/10/2019 early morning. Departure 12/10/2019 late afternoon.

    Palma de Mallorca will reveal its many treasures: idyllic coves, majestic limestone cliffs that plunge into the clear sapphire- and turquoise-coloured waters of the Mediterranean, and vast plains planted with almond trees, olive trees and vineyards. When your ship calls at the capital of the Balearic Islands, take a walk to discover its emblematic monuments, such as its famous cathedral, and amble through its old streets. Here, like a painting, the island’s historical heritage forms a backdrop to the lively and warm cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Mediterranean.  

    13 October 2019 – Valencia

    13 October 2019 – Valencia

    Arrival 13/10/2019 early morning. Departure 13/10/2019 late afternoon.

    Valencia - the city of Art and Sciences. Two hearts beat in this Spanish city: one is modern, avantgarde and almost futuristic; the other is more provincial, more traditional and nostalgic. Valencia has the temperament of a great Mediterranean city whose wide avenues form a border around the old town. The city has an abundance of architectural styles that coexist harmoniously, but above all it resolutely embraces the 21st Century with the futuristic structures of its Agora congress centre and City of Arts and Sciences, emerging from a crystal blue pool.

    14 October 2019▸13 October 2019 – Barcelona


    Disembarkation 14/10/2019 at 07H00 .

    Located on the seashore between the mountains of Montjuïc and Tibidabo, Barcelona offers its many visitors a perfect blend of tradition and modernism. Truly an open-air museum, the “prodigious town” reveals an astonishing range of artistic treasures and museums, combining Roman ruins, medieval districts and a number of avant-garde elements from the 20th Century. Over the years, it has been marked by some of the greatest artists, such as Picasso, Miró or Gaudí, most of whose work has been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Take the time to stroll along the Ramblas and enjoy the gentle, typically Mediterranean lifestyle of the capital of Catalonia.


    • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, PONANT will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

    Musical cruise with Radio Classique

    Musical cruise with Radio Classique

    A tour of the Iberian Peninsula awaits, with its heady perfumes, shadowy songs and landscapes steeped in legends and poetry. From Lisbon to Cadiz, Seville to Cordoba and Grenada, these lands boast a plethora of musical genres: opera, zarzuela, classical tunes and folk songs are set to ricochet off the wonders of the world we are going to see.

    All these musical genres will be buoyed as much by fado as the blistering pages of Bizet, Gounod, Delibes and Massenet, but also of course Albeniz, Granados, De Falla, Sarasate, Tárrega and Rodrigo, not forgetting Scarlatti, Chopin, Villa Lobos and Piazzolla. Yes - all musicians are fascinated by Spain! 

    We will therefore be embarking with a fabulous musical crew, including the great Portuguese soprano Raquel Camarinha, spanning fado to Gounod. She is accompanied by pianist Yoan Héreau, cellist Ophélie Gaillard, always ready to take on any musical challenge having recently embraced South America on her lovely cello, dazzling violinist Raphaelle Moreau, the great Argentinian pianist Marcela Roggeri, and the famous French guitarist Emmanuel Rossfelder, successor to Alexandre Lagoya who taught him all he knows.




    Discover the delights of our cultural cruises where music takes centre stage, combining sumptuous scenery and exceptional artistic heritages.

    A waterborne musical journey

    Whether you are a fan of instrumental classical music or opera, or you prefer jazz or Celtic melodies, why not enjoy a different and very special experience aboard a PONANT ship? Set sail for a luxury cruise combining the charms of music and the sea.

    These cultural cruises, where the tempo is set by concerts on land or at sea as well as a series of conferences, bring together music lovers and artists around a shared passion: music.

    An exceptional selection of artists*

    Aboard the ships, our guests of honour, all well-known artists, talented performers and brilliant virtuosos will share their knowledge and their passion in an accessible and intimate way.

    According to the theme of each cruise, PONANT welcomes prestigious artists, be they pianists, violinists, singers and more.

    Come and share alongside them the refined adventure of a PONANT musical cruise.


    *See the list of guests of honour present during your cruise in the “Guests” tab.

    Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

    Alain Duault

    Alain Duault

    The novelist, poet, journalist, musicologist and radio and television presenter Alain Duault has been sharing his passion for and knowledge of classical music for more than 30 years. Considered to be one of the greatest opera specialists in France he is now President of the Prix Pelléas jury, and has been made an Officier de la Légion d’Honneur and Commandeur des Arts et Lettres.

    Alain Duault studied literature, philosophy and psycho-analysis in Paris, then musicology and piano. His first TV appearance was as a guest of Bernard Pivot for his book of poems, Colorature. This led to a number of radio programmes dedicated to classical music, notably on RTL, the radio station where Alain Duault would be “Mr Classical Music” for 22 years, before joining Radio Classique with daily slots until 2018. A role that he also took on for the France 3 television channel, presenting a number of exceptional programmes (masterclasses with Ruggero Raimondi in the Salle Gaveau, Musiques en fête at the Chorégies d’Orange festival…).

    In 1999, he conceived and presented Intégrale Chopin (225 works, 60 pianists), broadcast on France 3. Then in 2001, he wrote and performed an ambitious and very popular show, Verdi, une passion, un destin (with Jean Piat and 250 musicians). In the wake of this success, he wrote and performed two other shows:  Victor Hugo, la légende d’un siècle in 2002 and Rencontre avec George Sand (with Marie-Christine Barrault) in 2004 and 2005.

    Alain Duault also puts his writing skills to the service of classical music. The author of a number of books, including Dans la peau de Maria Callas, (Le Passeur Éditeur, 2014, pocket edition, 2017), Dictionnaire amoureux illustré de l’Opéra (Plon Gründ, 2016), Ce léger rien des choses qui ont fui, poetry (Gallimard, 2017), he also writes editorials for Classica.

    Language spoken: French


    Photo credit: Laurent Rouvrais @Radio Classique 

    Ophélie Gaillard

    Ophélie Gaillard

    This brilliant Franco-Swiss musician embodies an insatiable curiosity, a taste for risk and an immoderate appetite for the whole of the concertante cello repertoire.

    Voted “Revelation: Solo Instrumentalist of the Year” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique in 2003, she has since then appeared in recital at many prestigious venues.

    Ophélie Gaillard is a child of Baroque. From a very young age, she was specialized in the early and classical cellos and soon shared the stage with Christophe Rousset, Emmanuelle Haïm and Amaryllis. Then, in 2005, she found Pulcinella, a collective of virtuosos with a passion for performance practice on period instruments. The recordings devoted to Vivaldi, Boccherini and Bach reaped excellent ratings and several awards.

    In December 2015, her double-CD album Alvorada won over a vast audience and was named a ‘Star Recording’ by The Strad magazine. This programme, blending ‘highbrow’ and popular Spanish and South-American music went on tour in 2016 through France, Italy (Mito festival), and Mexico (Cervantino Festival), in particular with the Brazilian singer Toquinho.

    A sought-after teacher, she regularly gives master classes in Europe, Asia and in Latin and Central America. She is invited as a member of the jury at the ARD competitions and is a professor at the Haute Ecole de Musique of Geneva (HEM) since 2014.

    Ophélie Gaillard plays a cello by Francesco Goffriller (1737), generously loaned to her by CIC, and also a Flemish violoncello piccolo (anonymous).

    Language spoken: French


    Photo credit: Caroline Doutre

    Emmanuel Rossfelder

    Emmanuel Rossfelder

    Emmanuel Rossfelder began studying guitar at the age of five. When he turned fourteen, he won the Gold Medal at the Conservatoire of Aix-en-Provence. He was one of the lucky few to be chosen to study with Alexandre Lagoya at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique, in Paris.

    Recognised as a rising star of concert performance, Emmanuel has received prizes from the Natexis foundation, « Discovery » Classica, and « Classical révélations » awarded by Adami. In 2004 he won the prestigious « Instrumental Soloist of the Year » prize.

    Emmanuel’s real passion has always been gaining proximity with his audiences and providing listeners with the opportunity to discover the range and capacity of the guitar.

    Emmanuel Rossfelder has recorded 8 CDs, exploring his instrument’s repertoire and various original transcriptions. His latest recording « Virtuoso », is devoted to highly virtuoso works for solo guitar as well as bold works by Paganini.

    Language spoken: French


    Photo credit: Xavibes

    Raquel Camarinha

    Raquel Camarinha

    The Portuguese soprano Raquel Camarinha was born in Braga in 1986. She began her vocal studies in 2000, having completed the Secondary Singing Course in 2004. In 2009, she completed the Undergraduate Course in Music at the University of Aveiro and completed in 2011 her Masters Degree at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris, in the class of Chantal Mathias, obtaining in 2013 two postgraduate Artist Diplomas in both Singing and Contemporary Repertoire, at the CNSMDP.

    Winner of several national and international awards, she won in 2011 the 1st prize at the Luísa Todi National Singing Competition in Portugal, as well as the Best Female Interpreter Award at the Armel Opera Competition, in Hungary. With pianist Satoshi Kubo, she won the Prix Duo at the VI Concours International Chant-Piano Nadia et Lili Boulanger.

    Her repertoire embraces works from the Baroque to the contemporary. In opera, Raquel Camarinha has interpreted Eurilla (Haydn’s Orlando Paladino, at Théâtre du Châtelet), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Zerlina (D. Giovanni), Eurydice (Orphée aux Enfers), among others. She has performed as a soloist in oratorio works such as Bach’s Matthäuspassion, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten and Die Schöpfung, Mahler’s 4th Symphonie, Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Pärt’s Stabat Mater. She also develops great interest in new repertoire and has premiered several works, among which two operas by Luís Tinoco. Evil Machines (2008) and Paint Me (2010).

    Languages spoken: French, Portuguese


    Photo credit: Paul Montag

    Yoan Héreau

    Yoan Héreau

    The pianist Yoan Hereau is not a mere accompanist, but rather a real partner gliding with grace from one musical style to another.”

    After full piano studies at the Conservatoires of Nantes, Boulogne-Billancourt and Lille, Yoan Héreau undertakes three Masters diplomas in Vocal Accompaniment, Vocal Coaching and Chamber Music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.

    He performs regularly as a soloist (Concerto n°2 de Chopin, Concerto en Ré m de Bach, Concerto n°20 en Ré m de Mozart, Concerto pour deux pianos de Poulenc), and as a chamber musician. He is particularly appraised as a recital partner for singers.

    His versatility as a pianist leads him to collaborate with conductors such as Philippe Jordan, Marc Minkowski, Daniel Harding or Philippe Herreweghe in France (Opéra de Paris, Cité de la Musique, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Théâtre du Châtelet) and abroad (Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, China).

    He develops a keen interest in contemporary music, and participates actively in several opera premieres: Aliados by Sebastian Rivas, La Passion de Simone by Kaija Saariaho (chamber version), Thanks to my eyes by Oscar Bianchi, Giordano Bruno de Francesco Filidei. 

    He is currently assistant teacher for German repertoire class at the CNSMDP.

    Languages spoken: French, English


    Photo credit: Paul Montag

    Marcela Roggeri

    Marcela Roggeri

    Voted « International Revelation : Solo Instrumentalist of the Year » at the French Classical Music Awards (Victoires de la Musique) in 2006, the argentinian pianist Marcela Roggeri has all the qualities of the great argentine piano tradition, as well as the zest we associate with South American artists. Born in Buenos Aires, she studied first of all with Ana Gelber, then was coached by Bruno Leonardo Gelber, who became her mentor and with whom she gives her very first concert at the Colón Theatre in Buenos Aires conducted by Pedro Ignacio Calderon.

    Marcela Roggeri makes solo appearances with the Philharmonic and Symphonic Orchestras of Buenos Aires, Dortmund Philarmonic,the Florida Philarmonic, Orquestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousillon and many more.

    Marcela lives in London. She plays regularly in recital, with orchestra or in chamber music. Her extensive repertoire spans from Scarlatti to Gubaidulina, from Soler to Copland, without forgetting the composers from her Latin American roots: Villa-Lobos, Ginastera,
    Guastavino and Piazzolla.
    In 2006, Marcela Roggeri received the International Revelation Award (AEAA - MIDEM Award) ,"Victories of classical music".

    Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish

    Photo credit: Jean Baptiste MILLOT

    Raphaëlle Moreau

    Raphaëlle Moreau

    Born in Paris in 1996, Raphaëlle Moreau, coming from a family of musicians, started the violin aged four in the Suzuki system. Showing great promise from a very early age. In 2009 she went on to study with Professor Pavel Vernikov at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole. At the young age of 14, she commenced her bachelor’s degree at the prestigious Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris under the tutelage of Prof Roland Daugareil. In this year, she was awarded first prize and the overall grand prize at the International Andrea Postacchini Violin Competition.

    In 2018, she graduated a Master Soloist with honours, in the class of Renaud Capuçon in Switzerland, while following a degree of Diploma of Performing Artist at the Conservatoire de Paris.

    During this time, she performed in major concerts across Europe including the San Vito Musico Estate Festival where she performed Mozart Violin concerto no.1, the International Oleg Kagan festival as soloist with the Georgian Chamber Orchestra and a recital at Banque de France, Paris. Raphaëlle also participated in master classes and academies with renowned artists like Salvatore Accardo, Mihaela Martin, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Pamela Franck, Nobuko Imai and Renaud Capuçon.

    In 2016, she was awarded scholarships from the Or du Rhin foundation and the Nicati-de Luze foundation in Switzerland.

    Raphaëlle recently won the audition and was therefore chosen to be the next Concert-master of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.

    Languages spoken: French, English 


    Photo credit: Anoush Abrar

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    Pre/Post & Overlands

    1. Before your cruise

      07/10/2019 – Lisbon, at the age of the great discoveries

      140.00 $ **

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      06/10/2019 – Discover Lisbon (1 night)

      410.00 $ **

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    2. After your cruise

      14/10/2019 – Architectural jewels of Barcelona

      180.00 $ **

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    3. During your cruise

      10/10/2019 – Exclusive Visit of the Alhambra by Night

      280.00 $ **

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