Le Lyrial (Ponant) Cruise Review by Mikeanne
- Sail Date: July 2018
- Destination: Mediterranean
The "Cuisine et Vins de France' theme was not very successful. The formal dinners were too elaborate and accompanied by far to much explanation. The choice of wines with dinner was generally excellent; however those chosen for the 'tastings' were highly esoteric .
The staff were delightful and very helpful in every way.
One aspect of concern to us was the attitude and behaviour of some of the antipodean passengers. Despite many reminders many totally ignored the very undemanding dress code for the Gala dinners and one group of ten Australians were unreasonably demanding about almost everything.
The entertainment was rather 'downmarket' compared with our previous Ponant experience and, although talented, the acts and dancing were somewhat inappropriately risqué at times.
Embarcation and Disembarcation were handled with great efficiency and our two night stay in Athens before the cruise proved a very good idea.
A better effort to introduce passengers to each other would be helpful. Being English doesn't mean that we can't speak some French !
We have already booked a Ponant cruise for 2019 which is a good recommendation.
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