Le Lyrial (Ponant) Review

Lovely vessel, excellent food, attentive crew and engaging fellow passengers

Review for the Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Le Lyrial (Ponant)
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2022

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 there were only 211 on my cruise) it provides a fairly intimate environment for enjoyment of the facilities, passengers, and the cruise itself.

The bulk of the cabins (Prestige cabins on decks 4, 5, and 6) are 193 sq. feet (almost 18 sq. meters). I had booked on deck 5. I was traveling alone so there was plenty of space for me. While the space in the bathroom in front of the sink was adequate the shower had plenty of room. The separate toilet (a preferred French feature) was smallish but not claustrophobic. The cabin’s veranda is about 11x2.5 feet with two chairs and a table; there are locking doors between the neighboring verandas.

Cabin Review

I have already covered the cabin in the review above. All Prestige cabins on Decks 4, 5, and 6 are identical. The higher deck one is one the more expensive. There are a number of different suites, all larger than Prestige.

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