12 days From €9520 (Per Person)
Emblematic Antarctic Cruise
Ship: Le Boréal
From €9520 per person sharing
17 Dec 2023 – 28 Dec 2023
Other dates also available
Set sail to discover the cultural and artistic jewels of the Ionian, Adriatic and the Aegean seas with PONANT. During this 8-day cruise, Le Lyrial will take you to Italy, Croatia, Montenegro and Greece.
Your voyage will begin in Italy with an embarkation in Venice. An opportunity to discover or rediscover the sublime city of the Doges, with its many canals, its vaporetti and its mythical gondolas before heading to Croatia and the city of Rovinj.
Following a port of call in the picturesque port of Hvar, you will continue to sail along the Dalmatian coastlines to Dubrovnik. Sitting high on a rocky outcrop, its old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, watches the world go by.
Le Lyrial will reach Montenegro after sailing in the Bay of Kotor, which is strangely reminiscent of Norwegian fjords. The city of Kotor nestles in a bay surrounded by wooded mountains. Its old town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its medieval architecture.
Next Corfu, the most famous Ionian island, will reveal the hidden treasures of its Greco-Byzantine and Venetian architectural heritage. Do not miss the chance to visit the Achilleion, the luxurious neoclassical palace built for the Empress Sissi.
You will make a call at Itea, not far from the marvellous Delphi archaeological site, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus before making a memorable crossing of the Corinth Canal.
Your cruise will end in Athens, the mythical city dominated by the Acropolis and its monuments that form the most extraordinary architectural and artistic collection bequeathed by Ancient Greece to the rest of the world.
First introduced in 2015 and the fourth ship in the Sisterships series, Le Lyrial is the very embodiment of this new generation of intimately sized cruise ships. Its exterior and interior lines, all sober understatement and refinement, make it a yacht of a rare and innovative kind.
For the interior decoration, we took inspiration from the tones and colours of our destinations and used a palette made up of blues, from the soft, luminous grey-like tones of the polar ice to the vivid notes and turquoises of Mediterranean inlets and coves
Whether you choose a Mediterranean cruise or an expedition journey to the heart of icy Antarctica, you can be sure of exceptional comfort on board our ships. Our bespoke, attentive, excellent service will make you feel like you're travelling on a private yacht.
Leisure and well-being
Enjoy a moment of tranquillity at the spa or around the pool, work-out in the fitness room, enjoy a theatre show with your travel companions. Our ships have a variety of well-designed spaces to offer you space for relaxation or shared enjoyment to enhance your journey.
We take care to instil the French 'art of living' even on the other side of the world. We respect the highest standards of cuisine and offer a varied menu, created by our chefs using superior quality ingredients, beautifully presented and flavoursome.
Good times together
During your stay you can enjoy a sophisticated ambiance. Each area has been considered down to the last detail and tastefully decorated. You're invited to enjoy good times with other passengers or to relax in total tranquillity.
Luxury takes many forms
Our aim is to offer you a bespoke cruise, so we work hard every day to offer you first class, intuitive service. Our staff is attentive and experienced, they will ensure you are comfortable and respond to all your requests, whether while in your stateroom, lounges or in our various dining areas.
Our desire to create exceptional trips is demonstrated in the quality of excursions we offer on each itinerary. Planned, tested and approved by our team of experts, they'll enrich your cruise and make your trip unique.
Because a successful voyage begins with a carefree departure, we help and assist you right from the planning of your cruise through to your return. In addition to your various transport requirements, we also offer an "à la carte" approach to organising your trip: you get to choose the options and select the places you want see and visit based on your own preferences.
Our "à la carte" service
To ensure a real getaway travel experience that meets with all your desires, we have put in place an "à la carte" service. So choose the option of a completely personalised voyage designed specifically to match your individual needs and requirements.
Our dedicated travel consultants are available to help you adapt both the cruise itself and the pre- and post-cruise stages of your trip based on your own preferences. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of overnight stays in hotels, private excursions and additional sightseeing visits and tours, depending on your requirements.
With this tailor-made option, you will be able to enjoy the unique experience of a trip designed to ensure your complete comfort, right down to the very last detail.
Platinum Travel is delighted to partner with Ponant Cruises. For over 20 years now, Ponant has embodied the art of Yacht cruises, combining a sophisticated à la française lifestyle on board with exploration and discovery.
For those with a sense of adventure on why not try a Ponant expedition cruise on an exhilarating journey to the Antarctic, Arctic, Central & South America or the West Coast of Africa.
Enjoy the travel experience of a lifetime as Platinum Travel and Ponant bring you on an enchanted cruise...
PONANT was founded in 1988 by a group of French Merchant Marine officers with the flagship Le Ponant. The adventurous spirit of our founders led to a cruise line focused on exploration, navigation, unique itineraries, and state-of-the-art ships.
For over 35 years PONANT guests have enjoyed awe-inspiring voyages to some of the Earth’s most fascinating places.
Our modern fleet of luxury yachts explore all seven continents with state-of-the-art technology, in comfort and elegance.
UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE COMBINED WITH ATTENTIVE SERVICE
PONANT Yachts are Designed for a Warmer Experience, so that you can bask in a cosy atmosphere equivalent to a private yacht
Attentive, yet discreet service from an experienced, multilingual onboard staff
Butler Service provided for guests in all Suites on Deck 6, and in Owner’s Suites aboard the SISTERSHIPS. Deluxe Suite, Privilege Suite and Prestige Suite on Deck 6 aboard the EXPLORERS
FRENCH SOPHISTICATION IS ALWAYS ABOUT THE LITTLE DETAILS
All our services are 5-star, just like the best French hotels and restaurants
Our Chefs and their galley team interpret and share with our guests their passion for French culinary heritage. Further reinforced by our partnership with Ducasse Conseil
The French standards throughout the world are synonymous with a certain understated elegance, as well as being reflected in our expertise achieved from over 35 years of experience
FINELY CRAFTED ITINERARIES, SECRET PORTS-OF-CALL
Over 500 Itineraries, across 100+ countries, on All 7 continents
TOP FRENCH LUXURY BRANDS ABOARD DELIVERING QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE
Enjoy a range of luxurious services and brands - Sothys, Veuve Clicquot, and Ducasse Conseil our 3 Michelin star food concept.