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Ponant Le Lyrial (Ponant) Cruise Reviews

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Le Lyrial (Ponant)
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48 Ponant Le Lyrial (Ponant) Cruise Reviews


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7ContinentTraveler

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trip to Antarctica and South Georgia

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We selected the Abercrombie and Kent-Ponant cruise to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands for its relatively small size - 170 passengers - and the reputation of the expeditionary staff. The expeditions ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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traveler22020

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A&K: Antarctica and South Georgia: Disappointing on So Many Levels

The following are my opinions and observations: --LeLyria Chartered by A&K-- Overall, I thought the A&K tour was disorganized and communication was poor. I wasn’t impressed with the A&K staff in Buenos ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Maturity

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise with superb French food

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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mfordski7

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing family cruise onboard the Le Lyrial

This might be a lengthy review, but I feel it needs to be because when booking with Ponant, I found little to no reviews on this company, especially for people who were bringing children. We traveled with our ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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lizjamieson

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Luxurious and refined

This cruise was chosen as it is a smaller ship with only 220 guests. We never felt crowded and the choice of services meant everyone was spread out. A lovely group of people cruising and the whole experience was ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Somewhere on the Sea

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise with friends

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Jamoulle

4 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Stressing cruise

Hello: We did not like : * The shore embarkation and disembarkation on the Zodiac : "wet shoes" * The primary school- like disciplin : prohibited to walk out of the flaged pathways, swimming prohibited, etc ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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sk8rldy

4 Reviews Written

117 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Experience

Just finished a 16 day Durban to Mahe (Seychelle Islands). We were a bit worried about the ship due to some not so good reviews. But, all I can say is it was a fantastic experience! We are generally traveling on ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Shoredock

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Attention to detail is sublime

From the moment we arrived at the Buenos Aries airport to board our charter flight to Ushuaia , the attention to detail with this cruise line was evident. From having boarding passes ready to go, to buses in you ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Tasmanian Traveller

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

More on shore excursions than expected. Wonderful.

I chose this trip because it offered 3 stops on South Georgia Island weather dependant and I felt there was a chance of at least getting one stop. As it happened we had five on shore excursions, one Zodiac cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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SweeeetRose

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Absolute Luxury

This was our first cruise with Ponant and we were not disappointed. It was 5 star all the way. The food was magnificent and delicious for every meal. Our cabin with veranda was completely adequate for our needs ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Peter Jo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Adriatic August 2018

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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aussie dollar

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruising delight to Greek islands and on to Venice.

Having cruised before on larger ships we liked the concept of small ship cruising. Everything about the ship was exceptional. The staff were helpful and friendly and the dining room Cuisine was to die for. The ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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elaynea

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very good experience

The itinerary was exactly what we wanted. We did a back to back cruise. First week was the Greek Islands and the 2nd week was Croatia. We did a lot of research on these areas and these cruises fit the bill. The ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Mikeanne

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mostly superb.

We chose this cruise because the destination was attractive and we had enjoyed a similar cruise along the Croatian coast on Le Lyrial in 2017. Also Le Lyrial is a lovely ship with spacious lounge and restaurant ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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BruiserL

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great service from the crew

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Shipahoy2018

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

First time cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Amenophis

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Delightful Cruise from Venice along the Dalmatian Coast

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Spikethedog

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

We chose this cruise as we do not like big cruise ships. We have cruised on Sea Dreaming before (American based) and was hoping for something similar from Ponant. What a let down. It started off great when we ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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wdbirds

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointing ship

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Vallance46

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Visit to Tristan de Cunha - the remotest inhabited place on Earth

We had done an Antarctic Cruise with Ponant before and wanted to revisit St Georgia and break new ground on Tristan and open sea cruising. The ship was well decked out and comfortable even in rough weather. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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uwe45

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Antarctica

We wanted a more luxurious cruise than a standard converted ice breaker could offer and we were not disappointed. We were also attracted to the follow on cruise offered by Ponant from Ushuaia to Cape Town via the ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Morroco

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Boat, Everything was Great

this cruise was part of an APT tour to Antartica. A trip of a lifetime. Having read some of the reviews of Le Lyrial I feel the need to set the record straight. The ship is fantastic its Captain Erwan La Rouzic ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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JC Niederer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A thoroughly enjoyable experience onboard and on shore

We discussed with friends of ours the possibility of an Antarctic cruise. They suddenly came back saying they had booked a cruise with another company. We started to look at their pricing structure but had kept ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Grandpaw60

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Fantastic if you are very rich.

Sailed aboard the Lyrical The ship epitomizes its French origins - go for show, worry about substance another time. The boat is modern, sleek, and almost well designed. The cabins are nice. The food itself is ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Le Lyrial (Ponant) Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.5
Dining4.1
Entertainment3.6
Fitness Recreation3.9
FamilyN/A
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