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 Join the Lyrial on an unforgettable cruise 

Deck Plan 

Le Lyrial Departures

 Ship Information

  Le Lyrial "Lyric Calls in the Adriatic Sea"
Le Ponant Cruise

Venice, Italy to Athens, Greece
September 22-29, 2015
  • Between land and set off to discover the hidden marvels of the Adriatic, pause at the beaches of the mytical Aegean Sea or dive into the heart of Ancient Greece.
  • Embark for a 5* cruise aboard LE LYRIAL
  • Meet Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, Jean-Philippe Collard, Maurizio Baglini, Silvia Chiesa and Alain Duault on a cruise around the composer who represents the essence of romanticism, Frederic Chopin, one whose music speaks to everyone and whose life is a beautiful romantic story. 
Day & Port Arrival Departure
Day 1 - Venice 
Embarkation from 4.30pm to 5.30pm


6:00 pm

Day 2 - Trogir 
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1:00 pm

7:00 pm

Day 3 - Dubrovnik 
On the southern tip of Croatia, the walled-in city of former Ragusa reveals its secrets. Beautifully preserved, the architectural riches of this imperious town dazzle in the sunlight that illuminates the ochre-red roof tiles. Palaces, elegant buildings, cloisters and fountains are in perfect harmony in this unique setting, protected from the sea by its impressive city wall. Take your time as you stroll round the white marble paved streets, discovering a thousand years of history in one place. Long considered as a rival to Venice, this city’s illustrious past has earned it UNESCO World Heritage site status. Whether this is your first visit to Dubrovnik or not, the unique aura of the “Pearl of the Adriatic” always inspires the same emotions.

8:00 am

11:00 pm

Day 4 - Kotor 
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Kotor estuary is the deepest fjord in the Adriatic. Formed by a complex series of bays extending 30 km inland in Montenegro, the gulf stretches between mountains whose peaks are lost in a surreal haze. Aboard LE soléal cruise these clear waters between sheer cliffs, sheltered coves and inlets dozing in the sun, dotted with villages whose buildings reflect their long history. An impressive wall conceals the alleyways and squares of the beautiful medieval city of Kotor at the end of the estuary. Equally famous for its colourful folk festivals, Kotor is surrounded by mountains and offers a landscape of unparalleled beauty.

8:00 am

1:00 pm

Day 5 - Corfu 

8:00 am

1:00 pm

Day 6 - Corinth 

8:00 am

1:00 pm

Day 7 - Patmos 

8:30 am

4:00 pm

Day 8 - Athens 


Athens, the city of Gods. The mythical capital of Ancient and Modern Greece. Surrounded by mountains, Athens, the cradle of European culture is also the capital of the fine arts and the city of the great philosophers. Its famous monuments such as the Acropolis and the Agora are some of the most beautiful in the world. The new Acropolis Museum was opened in June 2009. The architecture has been designed to pay homage to the Temple of Athena. The entire building is a showcase for the treasures found on the hillside of the ancient City of the Goddess. The main gallery of the Museum is home to the findings from the Acropolis hillside and the glass floor of the gallery overlooks the archaeological excavation, giving you the impression of wandering through the heart of the ancient remains.



Cruise Fares
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Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy

Brochure Fare

Superior Stateroom


DeLuxe Stateroom


Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4


Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5


Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6


Deluxe Suite


Prestige Suite - Deck 5


Privilege Suite


Grand Deluxe Suite


Grand Privilege Suite


Owner Suite


Safety and port taxes (for information purposes)


One Child (8-11 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults


3rd adult Passenger in a Superior Stateroom


3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite


Single supplement in cabin*

Starting at + 100%


Rates and discounts are per person based on  double occupancy and may be subject to fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions. 

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The rates of our cruises are per person and include the following:

  • All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals; afternoon tea
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
  • Room service 24h (special selection)
  • English speaking lecturer on selected sailings.  
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request),

Cruise rates don’t include:

  • Airport taxes (subject to modification) Port and safety taxes, environmental charges, landing and access fees to National Parks, special and/or Protected zones or sites subject to specific permits from National authorities and/or local communities (included only in cruise package sold in US/Canada)
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned in each “Cruise & Flights” package and for which details are available upon request.
  • Optional shore excursions or spa packages
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptionsGratuities (included only in cruise package sold in US/Canada)
  • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
  • Visa fees, if applicable