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Ponant Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

Le Lyrial in the Aegean
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Lovely vessel, excellent food, attentive crew and engaging fellow passengers

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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bluewater sail
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I was fortunate enough to have reserved for this Ponant Cruise among seven Greek islands, departing and returning to Piraeus the last week of September 2023. I had a wonderful trip with no negative incidents or unhappy memories. The vessel is one of Ponant's sisterships (built 2010 - 2015). It is a very well appointed vessel, even luxurious. As it only carries a maximum of 264 guests (and ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Bonjour Ponant

Review for Le Jacques Cartier to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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HerculesI
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First, let me say that I really enjoyed my 9 day cruise on Ponant’s Le Jacques Cartier. The trip started in Istanbul and ended in Venice. It’s a luxury cruise line and much to my liking, it caters to the small passenger market. I believe there were 164 or so passengers on the cruise. So it creates an environment that caters to meeting people and moving about at an easy pace. None of the facilities ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Ponant - Treasures of the Aegean Sea w/ COVID info August 2021

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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AussieBoyTX
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was our first cruise since 2019 and it was another enjoyable experience on Ponant. This review is lightly abridged from my day-by-day accounting here: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2793516-on-board-le-lyrial-—-treasures-of-the-aegean-sea-—-july-30-august-6-2021/ This cruise was originally scheduled Istanbul to Athens, but was changed to Athens / Athens about 60 days in advance. ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


Another Ponant cruise, fantastic as usual

Review for Le Bougainville to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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johnemv
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

A brand new ship, 150 other guests, many from France and Belgium as it was a a Opera Cruise. Us Australians were adopted by all and again we could not fault Ponant. The destinations visited, the tours, the food, the wines, the cruise companions, the crew..... you name it, all lends for a perfect cruise. We visited Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Jordon. Add that to our Antarctic cruise in late 2017. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


A beautiful new ship

Review for Le Bougainville to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Sealegs19
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Our second cruise with Ponant, this time on their new ship, Le Bougainville. Our cabin on deck 5 was ready as we embarked early in Istanbul.. we found the cabin to be comfortable, enough space for 2, a comfy bed, lovely verandah. The linen was good quality. The bathroom was ideal, great Hermes products that were replenished daily. An excellent shower. The cabin was cleaned well each day. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Very nice cruise of the Adriatic

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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LWMcC
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

We had been to Croatia on our own, driving a car, 30 years ago. It was fascinating to see how it had changed (and how it had not changed) since then. We had a delightful time, met some interesting people, enjoyed the excursions as well as the time to explore on our own. We have not been on many cruises and the fact that Le Lyrial was a small ship was appealing to us. The food was very ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Delightful Cruise from Venice along the Dalmatian Coast

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Amenophis
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Unlike other reviewers, I was very pleased with my time spent aboard the Le Lyrial. The entire crew was very personable and took care of my every need. I found it amazing how the cleaning staff mysteriously appeared to clean my cabin and turn down my bed at night. My omelets were cooked to perfection every morning and there was an abundant selection of entrees at the buffet. Yes some were ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Adriatic August 2018

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Peter Jo
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose Ponant to sail the Adriatic because Le Lyrial is a small ship and like the other reviewer said the Captain was excellent and not aloof at all. Very hands on always helping us embark/disembark. His presentation in the control deck was highly informative and fascinating to hear. The food was excellent and in the French style - serves were not too large but delicious. The French wines ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


Delightful Cruise to Dalmatian Coast

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davidk@internode.on.net
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

There is much to praise and little to dislike about this ship. The crew are very proficient in all departments and go out of their way to provide a friendly helpful service. Generally speaking, they are also happy to strike up a conversation. The barman quickly learnt our coffee preferences and never forgot them. Our air-conditioned cabin on Level 3 was well-designed, with a separate toilet to the ...
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Sail Date: May 2016


Read the fine print.

Review for Le Soleal to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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FNP1998
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Did the 17 Day Gallipoli Dawn Service cruise with APT on Ponant's Le Soleal. Found that APT is good at producing glossy brochures but a little short on delivery. Kept advertising that it would land ticket holders to Dawn Service onto the Peninsula around dusk on the 24th. This was patently misleading as all operators had been advised as early as June 2014 that this would not be possible. Also ...
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Sail Date: April 2015


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