Loyalty Cruise

8 days / 7 nights
    New itinerary
    Loyalty Cruise

    Cruise The Mediterranean

    from 27 June 2017 to 4 July 2017
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Athens
    Arrival Port : Athens

    Ship : LE LYRIAL

    • Ref : Y270617

    Cruise with PONANT on a new itinerary and discover the treasures of the Aegean Sea.

    Step aboard the Le Lyrial in Athens for an 8-day cruise to the most beautiful Greek islands.

    Your voyage starts with sightseeing around Patmos. Also known as the 'Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea', this divine island features unique landscapes that blend long white beaches with rocky coves.

    The Cyclades capital, Syros Island, will surprise you with its authenticity and neo-classical architecture.

    You will also discover Mykonos. This is the ‘Queen of the Cyclades’, an island of white windmills, sinuous lanes and whitewashed buildings, with a small port where fishing boats and dinghies lazily bob at the foot of the terraces. Mykonos cannot fail to charm you. 

    The birthplace of Artemis and Apollo, Delos is rich in archaeological ruins, illustrating its prestigious history. This port of call will take you on a wondrous journey of history and mythology.

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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

      27 June 2017 – Patmos

      Athens

      Embarkation 27/06/2017 from 17H00 to 18H00 . Departure 27/06/2017 at 19H00 .

      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.

      28 June 2017 – Patmos

      28 June 2017 – Patmos

      Arrival 28/06/2017 midday. Departure 28/06/2017 early evening.

      Patmos is one of the legendary must-see islands in the Dodecanese. This is where Saint John resided, presumed author of the last book in the Bible. The cave of the Apocalypse and the Saint-John-the-Theologian Monastery are dedicated to him. These sites, which are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage, are located at the top of a hillside planted with vines and orchards. On the shore, the crystalline coves of Kambos and Lampi offer absolutely gorgeous swimming areas. You’ll be drawn to the bustle in Skala harbour and its taverns, famous for their fish soup and tiropita, which is a type of pasty filled with fresh Patmos cheese.

      29 June 2017 – Milos Adamas Port

      29 June 2017 – Milos Adamas Port

      Arrival 29/06/2017 early morning. Departure 29/06/2017 midday.

      30 June 2017 – Folegandros

      30 June 2017 – Folegandros

      Arrival 30/06/2017 early morning. Departure 30/06/2017 midday.

      Folegandros is a treasure concealed in the Cyclades archipelago. You approach this mountainous island from the south-east side of continental Greece. The blue and white houses built on a steep plateau in its main town, Chora, is a feast for the eyes. Why not climb up to the belvederes and admire the view of the Aegean and the port of Karavostasi. The jetty in Karavostasi port leads to a lovely beach where you can have fun in the turquoise water. Higher up, you can pay a visit to Ano Meria, a village surrounded by terrace farms. Don’t forget to explore its local art museum where you’ll discover the island’s safeguarded traditions.

      1 July 2017 – Syros

      1 July 2017 – Syros

      Arrival 01/07/2017 early morning. Departure 01/07/2017 early evening.

      Located to the west of Mykonos, Syros is an attractive island in the Cyclades. It has been inhabited since early antiquity, as you’ll discover by visiting the archaeological museum in Ermoupoli, its capital built in the shape of an amphitheatre and stretching out over two hills. Don’t miss the historical district, where the beautiful houses are evidence of the island’s strategic location for trade, between the East and the West. Admire the superb Agios Nikolaos Church or the Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Further on, in the medieval town of Ano Syros, succumb to the charms of its stairways and arched passageways, the small, white houses decorated with bougainvilleas, and the sweetness of the ambient air. 

      2 July 2017 – Mykonos

      2 July 2017 – Mykonos

      Arrival 02/07/2017 early morning. Departure 02/07/2017 early afternoon.

      Nicknamed “little Venice”, Mykonos is famous for its Alefkandra district where houses are built right on the water’s edge. Their multi-coloured loggias are emblematic of this Cyclades island, as are the pelicans and windmills. You can get close up to the birds on the quaysides of the old port. Up on the hillside, you can see the windmill sails turning. In the cobbled streets of the pedestrian centre, bougainvillea bedeck immaculate facades. As you weave in and out of the little streets, snatches of coastline will undoubtedly call you to the island’s beaches, the quietest of which can be found on the northern coast.

      2 July 2017 – Delos

      2 July 2017 – Delos

      Arrival 02/07/2017 mid afternoon. Departure 02/07/2017 evening.

      This legendary Cyclades island of Delos stands just a few miles southwest of Mykonos. The ceremonial solemnity of this ancient holy sanctuary will not leave you indifferent. The sheer size and importance of this UNESCO World Heritage site which covers over half of the island is thrilling in itself. From the Stoa of Antigonos, the Terrace of the Lions, to the carved marble animal statues, you will make discovery after discovery, against a backdrop of the Aegean stretching to the horizon. The theatre steps on the hillside are a particularly good place from which to enjoy the expansive view.

      3 July 2017 – Hydra

      3 July 2017 – Hydra

      Arrival 03/07/2017 midday. Departure 03/07/2017 evening.

      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 caïques along 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.

      4 July 2017▸3 July 2017 – Athens

      Athens

      Disembarkation 04/07/2017 at 06H00 .

      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.

      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.

      • Turkey: note that some nationalities are required to get a visa for Turkey. The visa can be obtained online at https://turkey-evisa.travisa-online.com/turkey.

      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)

      Patrick Poivre D'Arvor

      Patrick Poivre D'Arvor

      Patrick Poivre d’Arvor is a French journalist and writer. He anchored the evening news bulletins for the French TV channel TF1 for 30 years. He is also the author of around 70 works and has won multiple awards. Patrick Poivre d'Arvor is a Knight of the Legion of Honour, an Officer of the National Order of Merit and a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters.

      Language spoken: French

      Photo credit: aprimegroup

      Robert Charlebois

      Robert Charlebois

      In a career spanning more than 50 years, songwriter, musician and performer Robert Charlebois has carved out his own special place on the Quebec music scene and across the French-speaking world. He made his mark in 1968 during the memorable show, L’Osstidcho. In 1969, he performed for the first time at the Paris Olympia, establishing French Quebec rock on the European stage.

      Robert Charlebois has had a major impact on his era, and has influenced many singer-song writers and performers. He has given thousands of concerts, recorded dozens of albums, and is as enthusiastic today as ever: a truly unique presence.

      Languages spoken: French, English

       

      Photo credit: Sylvain DUMAIS

      Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. Before your cruise

        27/06/2017 – Panoramic Tour of Athens before being transferred to the Port of Piraeus

        53.00 AU$ **

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        26/06/2017 – Athens on your own (2 days/1 night)

        293.00 AU$ **

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      2. After your cruise

        04/07/2017 – Athens, the Acropolis Museum and Plaka (half-day)

        83.00 AU$ **

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        04/07/2017 – Athens on your own (2 days/1 night)

        293.00 AU$ **

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        04/07/2017 – Athens, on your own - King George Hotel (2 days/1 night)

        390.00 AU$ **

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