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Ponant Venice Cruise Reviews

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French arrogant flair - not really interested in guests.

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yalefudan
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

First impression was very good. New Ship perfect Style The good first: Food was excellent - Cabin very stylish - nice ... good concept at all Negativ: Cabin too small 19qm smal balkony .. but hey... other things count. Very disapointing: The crew very nice - but some of crew "with stripes" on the shoulder were very arrogant to the guests. Also the reception desk (the lady who ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Fantastic cruise with superb French food

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

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Maturity
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We liked the idea of French food and smaller portions and not American food which we get on Seabourn. We also wanted to visit Croatia in a small ship. We loved the ship and the open bridge policy. We found the Captain, officers and crew terrific and well trained. The ship was attractive but the pool rather small. We would have liked sun umbrellas as there was no shade around that area...nor in the ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Nice cruise with friends

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

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Somewhere on the Sea
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We booked Ponant without ever having sailed with this cruise line. Overall, I would rate as very good for the value. The accommodations were comfortable, Hermes products, comfy beds and linen. Small but efficient pool area. Bars were generally comfortable and service was nice but they did run out of simple things for a couple of days like bloody mary mix and cranberry juice. That seemed ...
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Sail Date: July 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


First time cruise

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Mediterranean

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Shipahoy2018
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We chose this ship as it was small and seemed an ideal way to visit Croatia. Previous reviews were worrying with comments about smoking on board but this was not a huge problem. The French do smoke out on the decks but not inside. The pomp and ceremony didnt appeal on boarding but it went smoothly. The cabin on deck 4 was fine. Quite compact but a lovely shower with plenty Hermes toiletries ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


A Special 7 Nights Down the Dalmatian Coast

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Mediterranean

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gannon53
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Ponant met our needs with their short 7 night cruise down the Dalmatian Coast. We had some friends who had taken this cruise and recommended it.Looking back on the experience we would have to say it exceeded their recommendation. Although we only slept there the cabin was excellent, the crew (with one exception) were great, a special mention to the cabin cleaning staff who opened cabin doors with ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Croatia Trip 8/23/18- Venice to Venice

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Mediterranean

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klinkbc2
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was the second cruise that we did on Le Lyrial ( Ponant ) . All of our needs were taken care of by a very professional staff and crew . We had an excellent cabin ( # 614) that was very close to one of the restaurants and the swimming deck . We enjoyed the buffet restaurant on the sixth level for lunch and dinner and were able to make an advance reservation at a certain table each evening for ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Delightful Cruise from Venice along the Dalmatian Coast

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

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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


Great service from the crew

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Mediterranean

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BruiserL
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Our first consideration was to visit places we had chosen in the Adriatic. Not all of our needs could be met wiht any of the cruise options we explored and narrowed it down to a number of cruise providers that best met our needs. We were not familiar with some of the stops on this cruise but were prepared to accept those offered as good examples of the Croatian coast and towns. A second ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Disappointing ship

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Europe - All

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wdbirds
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Dalmatian coast on the Ponant ship Le Lyrial. Food and service: fair to poor. Wine: poor. No choice at dinner: 1 red, 1 white, 1 rose. All wines were French for the entire cruise. Whites were undrinkable. Outdoor furniture in common areas: poor and most uncomfortable (no cushions). Westin hotel dinner: poor. Cabins: small. Shows were poor. Singers were very good. We enjoyed the ports however don't ...
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Sail Date: May 2018


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