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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 … * The disembarkation timing, compulsatory and early in the morning (sometime departure at 6h30), no other possibility of disembarkation if one miss the departure. * The short time spent on shore. The loud announcements at any time, from the cabin speakers. The lack of Holiday spirit ... permanent stress Kind Regards Jean-Claude and Jeanine in french : On n'a pas aimé : Les débarquements/embarquements en Zodiac « pieds mouillés » La discipline de type maitresse d'école : interdiction de sortir des sentiers balisés, interdiction de se baigner, … Les horaires des débarquements imposés très tôt le matin (certain départ à 6h30), sans aucune possibilité de débarquer si on « rate » le départ. La courte durée des escales. Les annonces haut-parleurs dans la cabine à toute heure Le manque d'esprit de vacances , le stress permanent

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Le Lyrial (Ponant) Cruise Review by Jamoulle

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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 …

* The disembarkation timing, compulsatory and early in the morning (sometime departure at 6h30), no other possibility of disembarkation if one miss the departure.

* The short time spent on shore.

The loud announcements at any time, from the cabin speakers.

The lack of Holiday spirit ... permanent stress

Kind Regards

Jean-Claude and Jeanine

in french : On n'a pas aimé :



Les débarquements/embarquements en Zodiac « pieds mouillés »

La discipline de type maitresse d'école : interdiction de sortir des sentiers balisés, interdiction de se baigner, …

Les horaires des débarquements imposés très tôt le matin (certain départ à 6h30), sans aucune possibilité de débarquer si on « rate » le départ.

La courte durée des escales.

Les annonces haut-parleurs dans la cabine à toute heure

Le manque d'esprit de vacances , le stress permanent
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Cabin Review

Cabin 332
Hotel type decoration not really "marine type" , when sitting on the balcony you cant see the sea , metal boards hide the sea view. Difficult to move in the cabin once the dressing's doors are open . More attention has been paid to decoration than to "storage" space particularly in the shower room.
Room service excellent, mini bar excellent , laundry excellent.

The Lyrial from PONANT cruises from Durban to Mahé (Seychelles) through the Mozambic channel and stopped in several small islands . The cruise is marketted as an "expedition" cruise by Ponant. The ship Lyrial is a relatively small vessel around 200 people .