Along the South-African coastline - Musical cruise

9 days / 8 nights
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    Along the South-African coastline - Musical cruise

    Cruise Asia, Africa

    from 17 March 2020 to 25 March 2020
    9 days / 8 nights

    Departure Port : Cape Town
    Arrival Port : Durban

    Ship : LE LYRIAL

    • Ref : Y170320

    In partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE.  

    Discover a PONANT itinerary that explores the essential towns and sites of South Africa's wild east coast. A circuit in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, with the exceptional presence of Alain Duault and of the Sirba Quintet.  

    At the crossroads of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, embark aboard Le Lyrial on a 9-day cruise between Cape Town, mother-city of the country, dominated by Table Mountain, and Durban, a cosmopolitan seaside city.

    This journey in South Africa will also allow you to discover Port Elizabeth, nicknamed "the friendly city" for its welcoming inhabitants, and Richards Bay.

    A land of ethnic diversity, South Africa is often described as “a world in one country”. Its incredible melting pot of cultures, religions, and histories infuse its rich heritage. 

    The diversity of fauna and flora is also one of South Africa's treasures: the nation is home to three of the largest terrestrial mammals—the elephant, rhinoceros and hippopotamus—and its plant life alone represents one tenth of the world’s botanic heritage, with some 25.000 species.

    Between its bustling metropolises and its breathtaking natural beauty, we invite you to discover the two contrasting sides of this incredible country.

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    Highlights

    • A cruise in partnership avec RADIO CLASSIQUE, in the presence of Alain Duault and of the Sirba Quintet.
    • The visit to Robben Island, a tiny UNESCO World Heritage Site where the Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela was held prisoner.
    • Cape of Good Hope and its cliffs plunging sharply into the Atlantic Ocean, overlooking the immense white sandy beaches.
    • The chance to see the emblematic species of the African continent during a safari in a reserve.
    • Phezulu Safari Park and the history of the traditional Zulu tribes.
    • After your cruise, you have the opportunity of going on safari in the Kruger National Park, inside the largest game reserve in South Africa.

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    Superior Stateroom

    • Area : 21 m²
    • Capacity : up to 3 guests per stateroom
    • 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
    • Internet access wifi.
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    Deluxe Stateroom

    • Area : 18 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • 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
    • Internet acces wifi.
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    Prestige Deck 4

    • Area : 18 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • 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
    • Internet acces wifi.
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    Prestige Deck 5

    • Area : 18 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • 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
    • Internet acces wifi.
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    Prestige Deck 6

    • Area : 18 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • 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
    • Internet acces wifi.
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    Deluxe Suite

    • Area : 27 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony. 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
    • Internet acces wifi.
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    Prestige Deck 5 Suite

    • Area : 36 m²
    • Capacity : up to 4 guests per stateroom
    • 8m² private balcony
    • 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
    • Internet access wifi.
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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.
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    Grand Deluxe Suite

    • Area : 45 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • 108 sq.ft. 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 acces wifi.
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    Grand Privilege Suite

    • Area : 54 m²
    • Capacity : up to 4 guests per stateroom
    • 12m² private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • 2 King-size bed or 2 twin beds
    • Shower and 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.
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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
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    • 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 acces wifi.
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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

    17 March 2020 – Cape Town

    Cape Town

    Embarkation 17/03/2020 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 17/03/2020 at 00H00 .

    Dynamic and peaceful, cosmopolitan and hip, Cape Town offers its visitors a most unique mix. Here, the locals like to say that their city is “the quintessential melting pot of South Africa”. Located in the heart of one of the most beautiful bays in the world and dominated by the famous Table Mountain, it is graced with extraordinary landscapes including sheer cliffs that plunge into the Atlantic Ocean and vast whitesand beaches. We invite you to discover this incredible city, the South African capital of fashion, the art of living, and gastronomy. Further on, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve awaits you and is home to a wide variety of endemic fauna and flora.

    18 March 2020 – Cape Town

    18 March 2020 – Cape Town

    Arrival 18/03/2020. Departure 18/03/2020 late afternoon.

    Dynamic and peaceful, cosmopolitan and hip, Cape Town offers its visitors a most unique mix. Here, the locals like to say that their city is “the quintessential melting pot of South Africa”. Located in the heart of one of the most beautiful bays in the world and dominated by the famous Table Mountain, it is graced with extraordinary landscapes including sheer cliffs that plunge into the Atlantic Ocean and vast whitesand beaches. We invite you to discover this incredible city, the South African capital of fashion, the art of living, and gastronomy. Further on, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve awaits you and is home to a wide variety of endemic fauna and flora.

    19 March 2020 – At sea

    19 March 2020 – At sea

    Arrival 19/03/2020. Departure 19/03/2020.

    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 observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    20 March 2020 – Port Elizabeth

    20 March 2020 – Port Elizabeth

    Arrival 20/03/2020 early morning. Departure 20/03/2020.

    Discover Port Elizabeth, one of South Africa’s major cities. Located in the province of Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth is nicknamed “The Friendly City”, in reference to the hospitality of its inhabitants. Renowned for the beauty of its beaches, Port Elizabeth is also home to rich wild life, particularly in the Addo National Park, famous for its elephants. Another key site in the city, the Donkin reserve is a public space home to numerous historic monuments. Port Elizabeth also reflects an important aspect of South African history, through both its colonial heritage and its contemporary history marked by the end of apartheid.

    21 March 2020 – Port Elizabeth

    21 March 2020 – Port Elizabeth

    Arrival 21/03/2020. Departure 21/03/2020 late afternoon.

    Discover Port Elizabeth, one of South Africa’s major cities. Located in the province of Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth is nicknamed “The Friendly City”, in reference to the hospitality of its inhabitants. Renowned for the beauty of its beaches, Port Elizabeth is also home to rich wild life, particularly in the Addo National Park, famous for its elephants. Another key site in the city, the Donkin reserve is a public space home to numerous historic monuments. Port Elizabeth also reflects an important aspect of South African history, through both its colonial heritage and its contemporary history marked by the end of apartheid.

    22 March 2020 – At sea

    22 March 2020 – At sea

    Arrival 22/03/2020. Departure 22/03/2020.

    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 observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    23 March 2020 – Richards Bay

    23 March 2020 – Richards Bay

    Arrival 23/03/2020 early morning. Departure 23/03/2020 late afternoon.

    A simple fishing village in the past, Richards Bay is now South Africa’s second port. Despite the significant development of industrial activity, particularly in terms of mineral extraction, Richards Bay is one of the country’s cleanest and most environmentally responsible towns. Bordering the Indian Ocean, the town is a haunt for water sport enthusiasts. In the heart of the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, nature lovers will be able to observe the wild fauna, made up of crocodiles, hippos and different bird species, as well as rich subtropical flora. Richards Bay is the departure point for many excursions heading off to discover Zulu country.

    24 March 2020 – Durban

    24 March 2020 – Durban

    Arrival 24/03/2020 early morning. Departure 24/03/2020.

    As your vessel cruises along the coast of Durban, from the exterior decks you will be able to admire the long beaches washed by waves from the Indian Ocean and the skyscrapers that overlook the jacaranda-lined avenues. Not far from there, you will be captivated by the Valley of a Thousand Hills, the ancestral land of the Zulu people. The undulating, soft green hills are home to a multitude of small villages with traditional round huts. In the heart of the Phezulu Safari Park, the beliefs and rituals of the fascinating Zulu culture will be revealed to you and you will be treated to a show that pulsates to the beat of Zulu drums.

    25 March 2020▸24 March 2020 – Durban

    Durban

    Disembarkation 25/03/2020 at 07H00 .

    As your vessel cruises along the coast of Durban, from the exterior decks you will be able to admire the long beaches washed by waves from the Indian Ocean and the skyscrapers that overlook the jacaranda-lined avenues. Not far from there, you will be captivated by the Valley of a Thousand Hills, the ancestral land of the Zulu people. The undulating, soft green hills are home to a multitude of small villages with traditional round huts. In the heart of the Phezulu Safari Park, the beliefs and rituals of the fascinating Zulu culture will be revealed to you and you will be treated to a show that pulsates to the beat of Zulu drums.

    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.

    • 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.

    • Anti-malarial treatment is recommended (see your doctor) especially if you are participating on one of the pre/post programs in the Kruger National Park.          

    Musical cruise

    Musical cruise

    The musicians in the renowned Sirba Octet, with us in their quintet formation, are from the prestigious Paris Orchestra, hence their reputation for excellence and an eclectic repertoire. As a counterpoint to discovering South Africa, so long disfigured by the cancer of racism and exclusion, their programme will reflect an opening of the spirit. From the pure classical music of Mozart, Brahms and Schumann to Yiddish music and Klezmer, they show how in music as in life everyone feels pleasure from sharing beautiful experiences that unite us.

    Theme

    MUSIC

    MUSIC

    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 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 Editeur, 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 

    Rémi Delangle

    Rémi Delangle

    Rémi Delangle is a multifaceted musician, led by the discovery, diversity and musical quality. Formed in the conservatories of Boulogne-Billancourt, Cergy-Pontoise, Aubervilliers and Sydney, he joined Pascal Moragues and Jean-François Verdier’s class at CNSMDP where he obtained his Master of clarinet with honors.

    He joined the orchestra of the Republican Guard in 2007, while pursuing his career in parallel as a guest within prestigious orchestras such as the Orchestre de Paris, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of Nancy, the Orchestre de Bretagne…

    He also participates in international competitions and finished semi-finalists of the competition of the ARD in Munich and won the competition of the Societa Umanitaria Milan.

    Very involved in contemporary creation, Remi plays regularly in all Cbarré, Ensemble Intercontemporain, all TM +, the Muse en Circuit. Alongside his classical training, Remi was fascinated early to improvised music and oral transmission from the Balkans and for the Klezmer music. It flourishes in this direction in the Alcolytes groups, Wistiteats Balkan Kamikaze and Sirba Octet, as well as many improvised ephemeral projects.

    Languages spoken: French, English

     

    Photo credit: Henri Selmer

    Richard Schmoucler

    Richard Schmoucler

    Member of the Orchestre de Paris since 1998, Richard Schmoucler trained at the Conservatoire de Paris under Gérard Poulet, Maurice Moulin, Devy Erlih and Alexis Galpérine for violin and Bruno Pasquier and David Walter for chamber music. In 1990 he was awarded first prize diplomas both in violin and chamber music. He continued to study under Ivry Gitlis and also with Maya Glézarova at the Moscow Conservatory, Tibor Varga and Myriam Solovief. Schmoucler has been awarded prizes by the Fondation Bleustein-Blanchet and the Fondation de France and is a regular soloist for the Auvergne and Toulouse Chamber Orchestras, the Pasdeloup Orchestra and the Orchestre Lamoureux. From 2010 to 2014 he was first violin for the ensemble Musique Oblique. In 2003, Schmoucler formed the Sirba Octet and has been the driving force behind the group’s progression and the production of their five albums. He has given various masterclasses and performances, notably at the Académie Festival des Arcs, PESM de Bourgogne and the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in Poland. At his request, Kaija Saariaho composed Frises for violin and electronics and November 2012 saw the world premiere of the piece, which was dedicated to Schmoucler, at the Borusan Art Centre in Istanbul. In 2011 he became the director of studies at the Orchestre Atelier Ostinato. In 2016 he began teaching competition preparation at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Paris.

    Languages spoken: French, English

     

    Photo credit: Bernard Martinez

    Claude Giron

    Claude Giron

    After receiving Premiers Prix from the CNSM of Paris in cello and chamber music in the classes of Roland Pidoux and Michel Strauss respectively, Claude Giron set out at the age of twenty-one for further study with Aldo Parisot at Yale University, where she was awarded a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma. In 1994 she joined the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, moving to the Orchestre de Paris in 1998. Claude Giron also plays in quartet and chamber orchestra repertory (with the European Camerata and the Octuor de Paris among others), and has recorded a CD with the jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal. She frequently toured Europe and the United States between 2000 and 2007 as a member of the American group Pink Martini.

    Languages spoken: French, English

     

    Credit photo: Bernard Martinez

    Christophe Henry

    Christophe Henry

    After training at the Conservatoire de Paris with a series of first prize diplomas under Alain Planès for piano, Michel Chapuis for organ, Bruno Pasquier for chamber music and Jean Koerner for accompaniment, Christophe Henry honed his skills alongside Menahem Pressler at the Banff Arts Festival in Canada. As both a pianist and organist he has performed with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de Lyon and the Radio-France Choir at some of the greatest concert halls in Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Paris and Vienna and at the Roman Theatre of Orange. In 2009, he was recorded playing Charles-Valentin Alkan’s pedal piano, a one-of-a-kind instrument displayed at the Musée de la Musique in Paris. In 2011 he played with the Quatuor Ludwig and in 2012 he appeared as a soloist with the chamber choir Accentus at the Mozarteum as part of the Salzburg Festival. A multitalented keyboardist and passionate jazz fan, he plays with and learns from pianist Emil Spanyi, vibraphonist Philippe Macé and drummer Georges Paczinski.

    Language spoken: French

     

    Photo credit: Bernard Martinez

    Iurie Morar

    Iurie Morar

    Iurie Morar trained at the National Conservatoire of Moldova in Chisinau (USSR) and won the Stefan Neaga competition there before continuing his training in France at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg under Detlef Kieffer.
    Performing with various ensembles he has appeared with popular groups as well as symphony and chamber orchestras alongside artists such as Laurent Korcia, Sarah Nemtanu (with whom he has released a CD) and Gilles Apap (with whom he released the album Transilvanian Lointain Boys). In 2010 he made a guest appearance with the Orchestre de Paris to perform Stèle, György Kurtag’s Opus 33, conducted by Pierre Boulez. Morar is also an arranger and conductor and in 2012 formed Le Grand Orchestre for whom he has composed and directed two shows – Tzars, which is centered around Caucasian and Eastern European music and dance, and Atmosphère, which focuses on film music from Chaplin’s silent era to the Hollywood greats. He plays a cimbalom made by the Hungarian manufacturer Bohak.

    Languages spoken: French, English

     

    Photo credit: Bernard Martinez

    Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

    Pre/Post & Overlands

    1. Before your cruise

      16/03/2020 – OVERNIGHT IN CAPE TOWN (1 NIGHT)

      890.00 AU$ **

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    2. After your cruise

      25/03/2020 – Panoramic tour, lunch and transfer to Durban airport (1 day)

      200.00 AU$ **

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      25/03/2020 – SAFARI IN THE KRUGER PARK - STAY AT LUKIMBI LODGE (3 NIGHTS)

      For your comfort and serenity, this programme benefits from a PONANT accompaniment***.
      The escort, mandated by the company, accompanies you and remains at your disposal during your stay.
      His mission: offering you assistance and facilitating the organisation to ensure the full success of your stay.
      5090.01 AU$ **

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      25/03/2020 – MAJESTIC VICTORIA FALLS (3 NIGHTS)

      For your comfort and serenity, this programme benefits from a PONANT accompaniment***.
      The escort, mandated by the company, accompanies you and remains at your disposal during your stay.
      His mission: offering you assistance and facilitating the organisation to ensure the full success of your stay.
      5390.01 AU$ **

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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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