Shores of the Adriatic and Italy

8 days / 7 nights
    New itinerary
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    Shores of the Adriatic and Italy

    Cruise The Mediterranean , The Adriatic

    from 31 July 2020 to 7 August 2020
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Venice
    Arrival Port : Civitavecchia (Roma)

    Ship : LE LYRIAL

    • Ref : Y310720

    Discover a new PONANT itinerary of must-see towns and sites along the Croatian, Italian and Sicilian coasts. Step aboard Le Lyrial for an unforgettable 8-day cruise from the Adriatic to the Tyrrhenian Sea. 

    From Venice, the Serenissima, your ship will first sail to the picturesque islands of Brac and Lopud in the Dalmatian archipelago, before calling at Otranto, a town located in the magnificent Puglia region.

    Then you will head to Sicily. In a setting of vegetation and colourful tropical flowers, of bougainvilleas and oleanders, in the shadow of the snow-topped peak of Mount Etna, Taormina casts a spell over all its visitors. Don’t miss the visit of its famed ancient Greek theatre, where the quality of the acoustics is exceptional.

    Lipari is the capital of the Aeolian volcanic archipelago and is particularly known for its many natural and architectural gems. Not far from there, the active Stromboli volcano, whose crater regularly erupts with lava flows, offers amazing sights.

    Finally, you will 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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    • The magician Alain Choquette will be on board.
    • A kid-friendly, family cruise, with specific entertainment.
    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Venice and its Lagoon (embarkation port), the Aeolian Islands, the Amalfi Coast.
    • From Otrante, the possibility of visiting Lecce, “the Florence of southern Italy”.
    • The marvellous Greek theatre of Taormina, overlooking the waves.
    • The possibility of visiting Venice and Rome, before and 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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    There are no staterooms available for booking. Please contact our cruise advisors.




    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

    31 July 2020 – Bol


    Embarkation 31/07/2020 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 31/07/2020 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.

    1 August 2020 – Bol

    1 August 2020 – Bol

    Arrival 01/08/2020 midday. Departure 01/08/2020 late afternoon.

    Bol is a destination in the Dalmatian archipelago, best kept secret. This picturesque village is located on the southern coast of Brac Island. Its traditional architecture has unbelievable charm: little houses with white facades and red tiled roofs provide the perfect setting for laid-back meanders. Beyond the port, the waterfront promenade leads onto the beaches which are shaded by pines and cypresses. The most famous of them is Zlatni Rat, “the golden horn”. From the belvedere on Vidova Gora mountain, you can see its unusual contours and get an eyeful of the other Adriatic islands.

    2 August 2020 – Lopud Island

    2 August 2020 – Lopud Island

    Arrival 02/08/2020 early morning. Departure 02/08/2020 late afternoon.

    An intimate destination among the Elaphiti islands, the harbour village of Lopud will win your heart with its picturesque waterfront. In the higher areas, is the Sutvra belvedere where you can visit the ruins of a Spanish fort. Here, you can gaze at amazing views of the hillsides and coastline. Below, on an isolated promontory, stands the Franciscan monastery. The monastery nestles among maritime pines and cypresses announcing Šunj beach. This cove is famous for its fine sand and translucent waters. You won’t be able to resist taking a dip on your walk on the coastal paths.

    3 August 2020 – Otranto

    3 August 2020 – Otranto

    Arrival 03/08/2020 early morning. Departure 03/08/2020 early afternoon.

    Located in the Apulia region,Otrante is the easternmost transalpine town. Behind its medieval ramparts, you will taste the sweetlife of Salento, the “heel on Italy’s boot”. Inhabited since Antiquity, Otrante has today become a very pleasant seaside town. Yet its history is still visible as you meander through the little streets of its old centre. With its magnificent 12th century ornamental mosaic tiling, the Cathedral is one of its most beautiful treasures. During a stroll along the ramparts, you can sit and relax at a café terrace.

    4 August 2020 – Taormina, Sicily

    4 August 2020 – Taormina, Sicily

    Arrival 04/08/2020 early morning. Departure 04/08/2020 late afternoon.

    Located on Sicily’s eastern coast, in the province of Messina, the seaside town of Taormina is Sicily’s Saint-Tropez, boasting heritage sites, secluded beaches and luxury shopping. You can visit its medieval centre, suspended 300 metres above sea level, where terraces offer a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea. Another vestige from its past are the ruins of the Greco-Roman theatre. This extremely well-preserved site attracts visitors who are fascinated by the natural beauty of the area which overlooks a turquoise bay.

    5 August 2020 – Lipari, Aeolian Islands

    5 August 2020 – Lipari, Aeolian Islands

    Arrival 05/08/2020 early morning. Departure 05/08/2020 early evening.

    Of the seven Aeolian islands, this is the largest and the most populated. Lying off the north coast of Sicily, in the Tyrrhenian sea, Lipari is one of UNESCO’s marvellous World Heritage sites. Its lava stone quarries and obsidian flow of Rocce Rosse are indications of its volcanic nature. The town, the largest urban area in the whole archipelago, proudly houses its citadel and its castle, both rooted in Antiquity. If you head further into the centre, you’ll be surprised to come across a Norman cathedral, complete with a magnificent baroque façade.

    6 August 2020 – Amalfi

    6 August 2020 – Amalfi

    Arrival 06/08/2020 early morning. Departure 06/08/2020 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.

    7 August 2020▸6 August 2020 – Civitavecchia (Roma)

    Civitavecchia (Roma)

    Disembarkation 07/08/2020 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)

    Alain Choquette

    Alain Choquette

    Born in Quebec, Alain Choquette dreams of becoming a famous magician from his earliest age. Specialised in “close-up magic”, he handles card tricks with skill and bases his shows on a close collaboration with his audience. With humour and poetry, Alain Choquette offers another approach to magic while collaborating with renowned artists like the famous magician David Copperfield.

    In his early stages, Alain presented his close-up magic tricks to the most popular talk show in Quebec television "Ad Lib". Starting from 1993, he multiplied performances in Quebec and in the United States. His first show “Première apparition” was a great success in Montreal with 200 performances within two years.

    This dazzling celebrity brought him then to the American stages. He was invited to participate in the TV special "World's Greatest Magic" broadcast by NBC and watched by over 26 million viewers, and then to join the American tour 50th anniversary of the prestigious Radio City Music Hall in New York.

    In 2003, he presented “Alain Choquette et compagnie” at the Casino of Montreal, and mystified Montrealers with “La Disparition des Douze” in which he removed 12 randomly selected people within the public. This trick gave him a worldwide reputation.

    Alain Choquette crossed the Atlantic in 2013 to seduce the French audience through his participation at the Comedy Magic Show of Arturo Brachetti. He came back to France in late 2014, and since then has been presenting his new show “Drôlement magique” across the country.

    Languages spoken: French,English


    Photo credit: Michel Cloutier

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