From the Adriatic to Roma

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    From the Adriatic to Roma

    Cruise The Mediterranean

    from 8 July 2019 to 15 July 2019
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Venice
    Arrival Port : Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Ship : LE LYRIAL

    • Ref : Y080719

    Discover a PONANT itinerary linking the unmissable cities of the Italian, Greek and Croatian coasts. Set sail aboard Le Lyrial for an unforgettable 8-day cruise that will take you from the Adriatic Sea to the Tyrrhenian Sea.  

    You will first stop in Hvar, the most famous and attractive of the Adriatic islands. Ringed by ramparts, the town has many remarkable monuments including its elegant cathedral, old arsenal and aristocratic palaces.

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dubrovnik will charm you with its palaces, elegant buildings, cloisters and fountains. Located in Croatia's deep south, the Pearl of the Adriatic is a true gem. 

    Le Lyrial will then set sail for Parga, a charming little town nesting in the heart of an isolated bay. Its colourful houses, built on the hillside, enjoy a superb view over the Ionian Sea and overlook beaches of great beauty.

    You will also visit Amalfi and its coast, which are magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Perched between sky and sea, Amalfi and the little villages hidden nearby present amazing landscapes.

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    Special offer(s) :


    Take advantage of our special consecutive cruises offers*

    -When this cruise is in 2nd position get a -20% discount

    -When this cruise is in 3rd position get a -30% discount

    - When this cruise is in 4th position get a -40% discount

    - When this cruise is in 5th position get a -50% discount

    - When this cruise is in 6th position get a -60% discount

    - When this cruise is in 7th position get a -70% discount

    *Reduction does not apply to the first cruise and relates to the port/port fare excluding port taxes, non available for Ocean Voyages and subject to availability. The offer is only available on selected cruises. Please, contact us.


    • Unesco World Heritage Sites: the lagoon of Venice (embarkation port), the old town of Dubrovnik, Amalfi, Rome (from the embarkation port in Civitavecchia).
    • A great diversity of landscapes, islands and ports in the Adriatic, with two essential ports of call: Hvar and Dubrovnik.
    • Discovering the beauty of the Amalfi Coast.
    • For the first time, a port of call at Reggio de Calabre, which guards the Strait of Messina at the southern tip of Italy.
    • The possibility of visiting Rome after your cruise.

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    Staterooms & Suites

    • Superior Stateroom
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    • Deluxe Stateroom
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    • Prestige Deck 4
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    • Prestige Deck 5
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    • Prestige Deck 6
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    • Deluxe Suite
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    • Prestige Deck 5 Suite
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    • Privilège Suite
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    • Grand Deluxe Suite
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    • Grand Privilege Suite
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    • Owner's Suite

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    Owner's Suite

    • Area : 54 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • The Owner's suite is situated on Deck 6. It has been decorated by French interior designers and will provide you with a breathtakting panoramic sea view.Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed
    • or twin beds Shower
    • 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
    • Butler service
    • Internet acces wifi
    • 1 private transfer (round trip): Airport - Hotel - Port
    • 1 free hour of Spa treatments
    Reference rate, per person  based on  double occupancy.   




    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

    8 July 2019 – Hvar


    Embarkation 08/07/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 08/07/2019 at 18H00 .

    Proud and eternal, Venice has reigned on its lagoon ever since the 6th century. You may think you know this city before even setting foot here. You will inevitably fall in love with the charm of the innumerable treasures of the Serenissima: Saint Mark’s square, the basilica, Doges palace, the Grand Canal and the gondolas. Yet, secret Venice is also waiting for you to explore its little interlacing streets and canals, to ramble through its squares and to push open the doors of its churches. The city’s extraordinary heritage shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a glass of Spritz and a few tramezzini.

    9 July 2019 – Hvar

    9 July 2019 – Hvar

    Arrival 09/07/2019 midday. Departure 09/07/2019 early evening.

    Off the coast of Split, Hvar will surprise you by its traditions that haven’t changed since Antiquity. The country’s oldest town, Stari Grad, is here on this Dalmatian Island. The town nestles by a cove on the north-west coast, surrounded by dry stone wall structures on the Stari Grad plains. These have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site because they were built in the time of the Ancient Greeks.  From these parcels of land come wines and olive oil manufactured manually. In the upper part of town, it is possible to discover hams and cheeses made by local producers. The picturesque village of Vrisnik is also a good place to try some of local produce.

    10 July 2019 – Dubrovnik

    10 July 2019 – Dubrovnik

    Arrival 10/07/2019 early morning. Departure 10/07/2019 early evening.

    Emblem of the Dalmatian coast, Dubrovnik is magnificently positioned on a rocky spur. History is sovereign here, in this ancient city, now a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. You will perhaps be surprised by the proportions of La Placa, the central drag through the city. The sheer width of it can be explained by the fact that it straddles a former lagoon. The elegant houses along La Placa are built in the legendary travertine stone. At Pile gate, you will be greeted by the statue of the patron saint of Dubrovnik, and you can admire the coastline as you walk along the ramparts. But what’s inside Fort Saint John, adjoining the outer walls? A maritime museum and an aquarium featuring rare fish from the Adriatic.

    11 July 2019 – Parga

    11 July 2019 – Parga

    Arrival 11/07/2019 late afternoon. Departure 11/07/2019.

    An ancient port in the Epirus region, picturesque Parga is located on the western coast of the Greek mainland. Ancient classical ruins and the Venetian citadel bear witness to the town's colourful history and the diverse influences that shaped it. In a swoon of orange flower and lemon blossom scents, you can walk up steep streets lined with houses generously bedecked with flowers on your way to Ali Pasha castle. Here, youメll be rewarded by splendid views of the old fishing village and wild neighbouring creeks.

    12 July 2019 – Parga

    12 July 2019 – Parga

    Arrival 12/07/2019. Departure 12/07/2019 late afternoon.

    An ancient port in the Epirus region, picturesque Parga is located on the western coast of the Greek mainland. Ancient classical ruins and the Venetian citadel bear witness to the town's colourful history and the diverse influences that shaped it. In a swoon of orange flower and lemon blossom scents, you can walk up steep streets lined with houses generously bedecked with flowers on your way to Ali Pasha castle. Here, youメll be rewarded by splendid views of the old fishing village and wild neighbouring creeks.

    13 July 2019 – Reggio di Calabria 

    13 July 2019 – Reggio di Calabria 

    Arrival 13/07/2019 midday. Departure 13/07/2019 early evening.

    At the southern tip of the Italian boot, Reggio de Calabre guards the eastern shore of the Strait of Messina. From the lungomare, the sea front promenade, there are magnificent views over Sicily, a little over 3 km away, and Etna. Rebuilt after the 1908 earthquake, Reggio is set out in a grid pattern and has Art Nouveau and Belle Époque architecture that add to its charm. And the fragrance of bergamot, the citrus fruit that dominates the region’s confectionery and perfumery. A visit to the National Archaeological Museum is a must. It is one of the most important in Italy and among its collections are the famous Riacce Bronzes, the stunning Greek statues dating from the 5th century BC that were found off the coast in 1972.

    14 July 2019 – Amalfi

    14 July 2019 – Amalfi

    Arrival 14/07/2019 early morning. Departure 14/07/2019 late afternoon.

    The little town of Campania gives its name to the region containing the magnificent, UNESCO World Heritage listed, Amalfi coast. And for good reason. Located at the foot of Mount Cerreto, against a rock face of a gorge that opens onto the sea, Amalfi’s absolutely splendid natural scenery alone is enough to feast your eyes on before making for the medieval streets to explore some of its history. The mix of cultural influences from the Mediterranean Rim is omnipresent here. Don’t miss the dome of Saint André the Apostle and its beautiful cloister, before sipping a delicious lemon juice made from locally grown lemons at a terrace bar.

    15 July 2019▸14 July 2019 – Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Disembarkation 15/07/2019 at 07H30 .

    Built on an Etruscan site, between the Tyrrhenian sea and the Monti della Tolfa, Civitavecchia respires the dolce vita. This very modern and easy going town combines art and history with panache. You can also visit superb historical sites like Fort Michelangelo or the Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi. Just 80 kilometres from Rome, the town is a beautiful first step to the Italian capital.


    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

    Francis Huster

    Francis Huster

    Francis Huster is an actor, stage director, author, screenwriter and director.

    His career on stage began when he finished the French National Conservatory, to be admitted to the Comédie-Française, where he became a member.

    Recipient of the Gérard-Philipe Prize in 1980, he left this Institution in 1981, and he set up his own company. Pleased audiences resulted in some unforgettable shows: Lorenzaccio by Musset (1976), Hamlet by Shakespeare (1984), Le Cid by Corneille (1985), Crime et Châtiment by Dostoïevski (2001)…

    Since 2012, he has often worked with Steve Suissa on plays such as Bronx by Chazz Palminteri, Le Joueur d’Échecs by Stefan Zweig, Avanti ! by Samuel Taylor and Horowitz, le pianiste du siècle. Le théâtre, ma Vie, the latest creation of the duo, allows Francis Huster to tell his own story.

    Early on, he’d directed and produced classical playwrights and in 1990, he was the recipient on Prix du Brigadier for the adaptation, direction and interpretation of La Peste by Camus.

    Francis Huster is an Officer of the Legion of Honour, a Commandeur of the National Order of Merite and a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters.

    He directed 3 films himself, and notably Un homme et son chien (2009) with Jean-Paul Belmondo.

    At the same time, he has pursued a film career, in which he has worked under Claude Lelouch, Andrzej Zulawski, Francis Veber et Steve Suissa, among others. Television has confirmed his popularity. In 2003, he received a “Sept d’Or” for his interpretation of Jean Moulin, a famous member of the French Resistance.

    Language spoken: French


    Photo credit: Pascal Ito

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