Loyalty Cruise

8 days / 7 nights
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    Loyalty Cruise

    Cruise The Mediterranean , The Adriatic

    from 4 July 2017 to 11 July 2017
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Athens
    Arrival Port : Venice

    Ship : LE LYRIAL

    • Ref : Y040717

    “The Adriatic represents a unique crossroads. For millenniums everyone has converged on the sea, causing upheaval and enriching its history...”  

    Discover this legendary sea through a new PONANT itinerary.  

    From Athens, step aboard the Le Lyrial for an unforgettable 8-day cruise in the Adriatic.

    Located to the east of the Peloponnese, Hydra is an island without cars which offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenes. This port of call will allow you to enjoy a leisurely walk through Hydra's little alleys and impressive stone houses.

    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.

    You will also stop in Hvar. Its temperate, sunny climate has earned it the nickname ‘The Croatian Madeira’. The old town nestled deep in the bay holds remarkable monuments that bear witness to its rich history.

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      LE LYRIAL

      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

      4 July 2017 – Hydra

      Athens

      Embarkation 04/07/2017 from 16H30 to 17H30 . Departure 04/07/2017 at 18H30 .

      The Greek capital city is located on the edge of the Saronic gulf, in the east of the country. It bears a plural name in reference to the first villages that surround the Acropolis. You will be enchanted by the rocky plateau presided by its monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage. In the city below, you can visit some of the liveliest districts in Athens: Plaka, with its maze of colourful streets, and where, in the evenings the drifting aroma of moussaka and garlic prawns will tickle your taste buds. Don’t miss anything of the city’s cultural past. Pay a visit to the National Archaeological museum, or the Cycladic Art Museum.

      5 July 2017 – Hydra

      5 July 2017 – Hydra

      Arrival 05/07/2017 early morning. Departure 05/07/2017 midday.

      This unusual gem belonging to the Saronic islands is located to the east of the Peloponnese. There are no cars here. Named after the island, the harbour town is layered up the slopes of a mountainous bay. You may be surprised to see beautiful stone mansions. These are traditional here, as are the multi-coloured caïquesalong the quays. Further along the shore, within the walls of the “Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary” is a museum of Byzantine art. Collections from Athens National History Museum are exhibited in the elegant villa Koundouriotis.

      5 July 2017 – Crossing the Corinth Canal

      5 July 2017 – Crossing the Corinth Canal

      Arrival 05/07/2017. Departure 05/07/2017.

      The Corinth Canal cuts through the Isthmus of Corinth, turning the Peloponnese into an island as it separates the region from the Greek mainland. Inaugurated in 1893, the canal is a little over six kilometres long and enables merchant vessels and passenger to avoid a long 400-km detour around the peninsula. The two sides of the canal reach a height of approximately fifty metres. From the exterior decks, don’t miss this unique opportunity to watch the ship as it navigates along the narrow strip of water encased between tall, ochre cliffs. What an experience !

      6 July 2017 – Parga

      6 July 2017 – Parga

      Arrival 06/07/2017 early morning. Departure 06/07/2017 early 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.

      7 July 2017 – Sailing the Straight of Kotor

      7 July 2017 – Sailing the Straight of Kotor

      Arrival 07/07/2017. Departure 07/07/2017.

      The long walls of the fortified city of Kotor unfurl before your eyes as you admire this medieval construction enclosed between the sea and the rugged cliffs from the decks of your ship. The still, deep waters of the bay plus the clouds of mist floating here and there create a surreal and magical atmosphere. Small islands with churches and fortresses built on them remind us that a proud maritime people has lived here for centuries, in this bay that forms a perfect natural harbour, used by sailors since ancient times. At the crossroads of Latin and Byzantine cultures, you will have the pleasure of observing the natural treasures of Montenegro during an unforgettable journey.

      7 July 2017 – Dubrovnik

      7 July 2017 – Dubrovnik

      Arrival 07/07/2017 midday. Departure 07/07/2017.

      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.

      8 July 2017 – Mljet

      8 July 2017 – Mljet

      Arrival 08/07/2017 early morning. Departure 08/07/2017 midday.

      This splendid, pristine island is located off the Pelješac peninsula. Untouched nature awaits you in the protected forests of Mljet National Park. A hike up the hills brings you to the bays linked to two salt water lakes. On the larges lake, Veliko Jezero, you can see an old Benedictine monastery. .

      8 July 2017 – Korkula

      8 July 2017 – Korkula

      Arrival 08/07/2017 early afternoon. Departure 08/07/2017 early evening.

      This harbour town has a very special location, presiding on a spur on the north-eastern coast of the island of Korçula. The ramparts in its medieval district provide perfect vantage points over the Pelješac peninsula. To get there, you can take the monumental staircase in the Revelin Tower.Another way is to climb the steps in the shade of palm trees from the MorskaVrata (Marine portal). As you make your way through the little streets, you’ll see the bell-tower of Saint-Mark’s cathedral rise above you. This landmark will help you locate the house where Marco Polo was born. The island also has some of its own famous wines like the red Plavac and the white Posip.

      9 July 2017 – Hvar

      9 July 2017 – Hvar

      Arrival 09/07/2017 early morning. Departure 09/07/2017 midday.

      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, you will discover hams and cheeses made by local producers. The picturesque village of Vrisnik is a good place to try some of local produce.

      10 July 2017 – Opatija

      10 July 2017 – Opatija

      Arrival 10/07/2017 early morning. Departure 10/07/2017 early evening.

      This elegant Istrian seaside location evokes an atmosphere of olden day holiday charm. The Opatija coastline is scattered with castels and layered gardens on hillsides which you can admire during a walk on the Lungomare. On this coastal path, famous for its panoramic terraces, and built in the early 20th century, you will find the Maiden with a seagull, a graceful statue embodying life on the water’s edge. Further along the shoreline, you will notice the Saint-James Abbey which gives its name to the town “opatija”, meaning “abbey” in Croatian.

      11 July 2017▸10 July 2017 – Venice

      Venice

      Disembarkation 11/07/2017 at 07H00 .

      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.

      Formalities

      • 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.

      Theme

      LOYALTY

      LOYALTY

      At Ponant, we attach great importance to being able to express our gratitude to our clients. Like the exclusive PONANT YACHT CLUB offers, the loyalty cruises were created to thank the most loyal among them.

      A unique programme

      Board one of our ships to discover or rediscover the treasures of our world while enjoying an exceptional programme. Our Loyalty cruises are specially designed to bring you a new and enriching experience and you’ll receive extra special attention.

      In the company of high-profile guests, enjoy the pleasures of a private cruise with exclusive features:

      • Gala dinners and cooking classes organised by renowned chefs,
      • Conferences and round tables led by high-profile professionals and recognised specialists,
      • Along with many other surprises, all in an idyllic setting…

      An intimate atmosphere

      True to its desire to cultivate the Yachting spirit, Ponant once again places the accent on intimacy for these private cruises. They are an opportunity to get together, socialise, and gather your opinions and comments about our products and services in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

      Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

      François de Closets

      François de Closets

      Language spoken : French

       

      Photo credit: Catherine Gugelmann

      Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. Before your cruise

        03/07/2017 – Athens on your own (2 days/1 night)

        218.00 $ **

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        03/07/2017 – Athens, on your own - King George Hotel (2 days/1 night)

        300.00 $ **

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        04/07/2017 – Panoramic Tour of Athens before being transferred to the Port of Piraeus

        62.00 $ **

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      2. After your cruise

        11/07/2017 – Venice, on your own (2 days/1 night)

        538.00 $ **

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        11/07/2017 – Direct transfer from port to airport in Venice

        45.00 $ **

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        11/07/2017 – From Venice to London, by the Venice Simplon Orient Express (2 nights)

        3550.00 $ **

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      Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
      Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.
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