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Le Lyrial (Ponant) Review

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Fantastic cruise with superb French food

Review for the Western Mediterranean Cruise on Le Lyrial (Ponant)
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10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019

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 deck area with sunbathing chairs. Our cabin was small but had great storage & well designed. The bathroom was small but had an excellent shower. The separate toilet was very small. We liked our balcony with 2 chairs and small table. The TV sound was poor and we would have liked better news channels. The boutique had quality clothes. We liked dining in the formal restaurant on Deck 2 very much at night but loved lunch and breakfast on the deck (6) in the open air mainly. We enjoyed the Chef’s barbecue and delicious grilled fish. The French pastries were delicious as were all the meals. We saw two shows, one was modern dancers and the other a French Canadian magician. Both excellent. We had a superb tour guide in the pretty island of Rab, one of the best we have found anywhere. We enjoyed all the ports we went to but of course a couple were very crowded as it was high season. The good thing about Ponant is the ship is small enough to visit quieter places. The few, French, children who were on board were beautifully behaved. It is not ideally a cruise for children though.

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Small but very good storage. Cases under bed. Lots of hangers in wardrobe. Good bed.

terrific shower. Very small bathroom and separate toilet. Fridge, coffee and tea making facility. TV not very good. Balcony fine with two chairs and table. Hairdryer good. Lighting good. The cabin and bathroom were spotlessly clean always.

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