The Cyclades Archipelago

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    The Cyclades Archipelago

    Greece and Turkey, The Adriatic

    from 9 August 2016 to 16 August 2016
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Athens
    Arrival Port : Athens

    Ship : LE LYRIAL

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    Discovering the Cyclades: like so many precious stones on the silky blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Le Lyrial leaves Greece and the Aegean Sea behind to bear you away to the glittering lights of the Turkish capital.

    Discover Athens, the city of Gods. The mythical capital of Ancient and Modern Greece, and its famous monuments such as the Acropolis and the Agora described as some of the most beautiful in the World.

    Or Paros, the heart of the Cyclades, is set against a backdrop of olive groves and Aegean blue. Enjoy the citrus trees in flower, the aromatic thyme, the song of the cicadas in the olive trees, and in the midst of this scenery let your eyes feast on ancient monuments.

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    LE LYRIAL

    Fourth ship in this superb series loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Lyrial like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 122 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

     

    Interior Design
    We have been inspired by the destinations we visit and decided to create a subtle variation around a palette of blues. Ranging from the luminous delicate grey-blue of the Polar ice to splashes of the vivid turquoise blue found in Mediterranean coves, it also includes the blue light of the future pole star.

     

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    Port of call & excursions

    9 August 2016 - Petra

    Athens

    Emabarkation 09/08/2016 from 16H30 to 17H30 . Departure 09/08/2016 at 18H00 .

    The Greek capital city is located on the edge of the Saronic gulf, in the east of the country. It bears a plural name in reference to the first villages that surround the Acropolis. You will be enchanted by the rocky plateau presided by its monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage. In the city below, you can visit some of the liveliest districts in Athens: Plaka, with its maze of colourful streets, and where, in the evenings the drifting aroma of moussaka and garlic prawns will tickle your taste buds. Don’t miss anything of the city’s cultural past. Pay a visit to the National Archaeological museum, or the Cycladic Art Museum.

    10 August 2016 - Petra

    10 August 2016 - Petra

    Arrival 10/08/2016 at 12H00 . Departure 10/08/2016 at 19H00 .

    The charming port town of Petra nestles in a cove on the northern coast of Lesbos, in the Dodecanese. Its houses with terracotta-tiled rooftops together with the fishing boats moored along the quay, provide a picture postcard view. From the end of the jetty, you can admire a broad view of the hilly wooded coastlines. Very close to the harbour, a lovely sandy beach beckons you to come and revel in the joys of swimming.

    11 August 2016 - Syros

    11 August 2016 - Syros

    Arrival 11/08/2016 at 09H00 . Departure 11/08/2016 at 23H00 .

    Syros, a lovely island in the Cyclades, is located west of Mykonos. It has been inhabited since High Antiquity, as you will see when you visit the Archaeological Museum of Ermoupolis. At the same time, you will discover the capital’s historical district.

    12 August 2016 - Paros

    12 August 2016 - Paros

    Arrival 12/08/2016 at 09H00 . Departure 12/08/2016 at 21H00 .

    Famous for its white marble, the island of Paros is located in the Cyclades. Along the quays of Parikia, its main town, you’ll see Byzantine churches and neoclassical buildings. To make the most of the turquoise waters, you can stop over in Naoussa. This little fishing port is bounded by a very beautiful cove and offers more than one café to sit and unwind.

    13 August 2016 - Amorgos

    13 August 2016 - Amorgos

    Arrival 13/08/2016 at 08H00 . Departure 13/08/2016 at 21H00 .

    14 August 2016 - Symi

    14 August 2016 - Symi

    Arrival 14/08/2016 at 08H00 . Departure 14/08/2016 at 20H00 .

    A simply ravishing gem in the Dodecanese, Symi is located north-west of Rhodes. This island of cypress forests, vineyards and olive orchards, possesses a capital city of the same name that is as colourful as the surrounding countryside. The charm of the port district of Gialos is not to be missed: its quaysides are lined with picturesque houses with multi-coloured facades. You can get to the upper town by car or climb the 500 steps up the Kali Strata ramp. The second option offers superb viewing points of the coast and gorgeous turquoise waters.

    15 August 2016 - Patmos

    15 August 2016 - Patmos

    Arrival 15/08/2016 at 08H00 . Departure 15/08/2016 at 16H00 .

    Patmos is one of the legendary must-see islands in the Dodecanese. This is where Saint John resided, presumed author of the last book in the Bible. The cave of the Apocalypse and the Saint-John-the-Theologian Monastery are dedicated to him. These sites, which are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage, are located at the top of a hillside planted with vines and orchards. On the shore, the crystalline coves of Kambos and Lampi offer absolutely gorgeous swimming areas. You’ll be drawn to the bustle in Skala harbour and its taverns, famous for their fish soup and tiropita, which is a type of pasty filled with fresh Patmos cheese.

    16 August 2016 - Athens

    Athens

    Disembarkation 16/08/2016 at 06H00 .

    The Greek capital city is located on the edge of the Saronic gulf, in the east of the country. It bears a plural name in reference to the first villages that surround the Acropolis. You will be enchanted by the rocky plateau presided by its monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage. In the city below, you can visit some of the liveliest districts in Athens: Plaka, with its maze of colourful streets, and where, in the evenings the drifting aroma of moussaka and garlic prawns will tickle your taste buds. Don’t miss anything of the city’s cultural past. Pay a visit to the National Archaeological museum, or the Cycladic Art Museum.

    Formalities

    • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, PONANT will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    Kid's Club

    Kid's Club

    Especially for this cruise, a team of trained children’s activity leaders will be aboard, running the Kids’ Club.


    The Kids’ Club allows children from four years old, older children and teenagers to enjoy activities that are adapted to their age. Each child can learn at their own pace and develop their knowledge whilst having fun, enjoying a range of cultural and sporting activities including:



    • Manual and creative activities, some of which are related to the destinations or ports of call on the itinerary

    • Board games

    • Exhibitions of items created

    • Dance, with the help of the staff aboard

    • Fishing (minimum number of participants required)

    • Sports and games (darts (minimum number of children required, swimming – depending on weather conditions...)

    • Photo workshops (minimum number of children required)


     


    Aboard, accompanied by the activity leaders and with the help of crew members (2), they will be able to enjoy cookery workshops, to visit the Bridge, have their photo taken with the Captain and take group photos.
     
     Outings / walks with the activity leaders (subject to a minimum number of participants) near the ship (beach & swimming) will be organised.
     
     Evening entertainment led by the activity leaders or crew members will be organised on one or two evenings during the parents’ evening meal (7pm or 9.30pm), such as a DVD screening for example.


    Useful information about the Ponant Kids’ Club:



    • No fixed timetable

    • Opens half an hour before excursions, closes half an hour after excursions

    • Times are given each day in the onboard newspaper

    • The Kids’ Club will close if no-one turns up within the first half hour after it opens.


     


    Attendance sheet and waiver to be signed by parents / guardians in order for the child to become a member of the Club.
      
    As a cruise souvenir, a CD will be made and sold aboard the ship and a daily Kids Club newsletter will be added as a supplement to the usual daily onboard newspaper.
       
     (1) Experienced and qualified professional youth activity leaders: service providers – number of activity leaders based on number of children registered for the club.


     (2) As far as possible, other activities will be organised with staff aboard the ship, related to the life on a ship and the various professions involved for example.


     
    Happy parents, happy children...

    Guest(s)

    Monique Pelletier

    Monique Pelletier

    Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

    A la carte Options

    1. After you cruise

      Athens, the Acropolis Museum and Plaka (half-day)
      16/08/2016

      55.00 €
      Per person, based on double occupancy

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      Athens on your own (2 days/1 night)
      16/08/2016

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    2. Your packages

      Pre En Route to the Pier+Post Athens Museum & Plaka+Flights
      09/08/2016

      Pre En Route to the Pier+Post Athens Museum & Plaka+Flights
      09/08/2016

    3. Before your cruise

      Athens on your own (2 days/1 night)
      08/08/2016

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      Panoramic tour of Athens and transfer to the port of Piraeus
      09/08/2016

      35.00 €
      Per person, based on double occupancy

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    Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.
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