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Ponant Le Lyrial (Ponant) Cruise Reviews

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Le Lyrial in the Aegean
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the penguins on South Georgia
"We were very lucky sailing throughout the South Atlantic with the weather, only a couple of roughish days.the best parts were undoubtedly in the South Atlantic, South Georgia and the remote Tristan da Cunha...."Read More
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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


the penguins on South Georgia

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to South America

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jlombard2579
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We chose in 2019 because it included the Falklands, South Georgia and Tristan da Cunha, then South Africa and up to the Seychelles. A brilliant cruise for the history but particularly for the animal and bird life. it included three back-to-back cruises that covered half the world. the best parts were undoubtedly in the South Atlantic, South Georgia and the remote Tristan da Cunha. we were ...
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Sail Date: March 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


Trip to Antarctica and South Georgia

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Antarctica

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7ContinentTraveler
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 were excellent and the lectures were quite good with the exception of some inappropriate, disparaging remarks about our president and an Al Gore-glorifying, climate change zealot of a ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


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

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traveler22020
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 Aires, Ushuaia or on the ship—they appeared not to have much interest in the guests. In my opinion, on several occasions, they were rude and unprofessional (especially the A&K staff in Buenos ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


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


Luxurious and refined

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

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lizjamieson
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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 very refined. Absolutely 5 star food and wine. Staff also excellent. When we stopped at each port the information and excursions made available were extensive. We did some excursions ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Amazing family cruise onboard the Le Lyrial

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

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mfordski7
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

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 kids 8 and 10 and just got home from an 8 night Mediterranean cruise onboard the Le Lyrial. We LOVED this ship. The staff were amazing, there was a kids club that I couldn't pull my kids ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

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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


Fantastic Experience

Review for Le Lyrial (Ponant) to Middle East

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sk8rldy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 Crystal and always happy, but this line has some very unique itineraries so we thought we would give it a try. To begin, the service is OUTSTANDING. Our Butler Hassan, the restaurant ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


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