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 presentation in the control deck was highly informative and fascinating to hear.
The food was excellent and in the French style - serves were not too large but delicious.
The French wines were fabulous. Well done Mr Sommelier.