From Portugal to Canary Islands

8 days / 7 nights
    New itinerary
    From Portugal to Canary Islands

    Cruise The Mediterranean

    from 29 October 2017 to 5 November 2017
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Lisbon
    Arrival Port : Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands

    Ship : LE LYRIAL

    • Ref : Y291017

    In partnership with Le MuCEM.


    At the crossroads of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, set sail to discover a brand new Ponant itinerary.
    From Lisbon, embark aboard Le Lyrial for an 8-day cruise through grandiose landscapes.
    Portugal’s capital city located on the banks of the Tagus, only a few kilometres from the Atlantic coast, is a city of exceptionally rich cultural diversity.
    You will sail on to Spain and its Andalucian Cadiz. Built on a rock and surrounded by the sea on all sides, it is theoldest continuously inhabited city of the country.
    You will also call at Casablanca, the so-called “white city” which manages to combine tradition and modernity.
    You will discover Funchal, the attractive capital of Madeira located on the southern coast of the island. You can admire its atypical identity through the beauty of its architecture, its paved streets, its cathedral, its churches and its ancient fortress.
    Fall under the charm of the volcanic archipelago of Canary Islands, before you disembark at Teneriffe.

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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.

       

       

      Port of call & excursions

      29 October 2017 – Lisbon

      Lisbon

      Embarkation 29/10/2017 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 29/10/2017 at 00H00 .

      Portugal’s capital city located on the banks of the Tagus, only a few kilometres from the Atlantic coast, is a city of exceptionally rich cultural diversity. At the mouth of the river harbour, impose two UNESCO World Heritage monuments, Jeronimos monastery and Belem tower. Sample the local delicacies such as the pasteis de nata—delicious creamy bakery flans. On the Alfama hillside, as you explore the Moorish streets, you may well hear sounds of fado drifting from the bars. Along Chiado’s elegant streets, big fashion labels will entice in you for a bit of luxury shopping.

      30 October 2017 – Lisbon

      30 October 2017 – Lisbon

      Arrival 30/10/2017. Departure 30/10/2017 early afternoon.

      Portugal’s capital city located on the banks of the Tagus, only a few kilometres from the Atlantic coast, is a city of exceptionally rich cultural diversity. At the mouth of the river harbour, impose two UNESCO World Heritage monuments, Jeronimos monastery and Belem tower. Sample the local delicacies such as the pasteis de nata—delicious creamy bakery flans. On the Alfama hillside, as you explore the Moorish streets, you may well hear sounds of fado drifting from the bars. Along Chiado’s elegant streets, big fashion labels will entice in you for a bit of luxury shopping.

      31 October 2017 – Cadiz

      31 October 2017 – Cadiz

      Arrival 31/10/2017 midday. Departure 31/10/2017 late afternoon.

      Andalusia’s Cadiz is located on the Costa de la Luz, in the south-west of Spain. From the beaches of Cortadura, to the flamenco bars of Santa Maria, through the colourful streets of la Viña, you will be amazed by this city, which is both steeped in history and extremely festive. In the medieval El Pópulo district, you will stroll along covered passages in the narrow gaps between houses. You will also be able to mosey around the lush Mina square. The star of the show is the magnificent cathedral and its dome crowned with yellow porcelain, presiding above the Ocean.

      1 November 2017 – Casablanca

      1 November 2017 – Casablanca

      Arrival 01/11/2017 early morning. Departure 01/11/2017 evening.

      Situated along the Atlantic coast, Casablanca is the very image of contemporary Morocco: Westernised and cosmopolitan. Exploring the architectural heritage of the “White City” tells you all you need to know about its cultural and historical diversity. Breathtaking highlights include the majestic Hassan II Mosque, considered to be one of the greatest religious buildings in the world. You can explore the narrow alleys of the old Medina, which stand in sharp contrast to the surrounding modern architecture. To get the most from the seafront, the Ain Diab Corniche provides a pleasant place for strolling with easy access to the beach.

      2 November 2017 – At sea

      2 November 2017 – At sea

      Arrival 02/11/2017. Departure 02/11/2017.

      During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      3 November 2017 – Funchal, Madeira

      3 November 2017 – Funchal, Madeira

      Arrival 03/11/2017 early morning. Departure 03/11/2017 midday.

      This attractive capital of Madeira is located on the southern coast of the island. The walkways of the old town are lined with azulejos, or multi-coloured mosaics. If you follow these patterns, they’ll lead you to the appetising Mercado dos Lavradores market stands, the Frederico de Freitas museum, and the golden panelling of the Cathedral de la Sé. Along the waterfront, the palm tree-shaded promenade leads you to the teleféricos de Monte, Madeira's cable cars. Its panoramic cabins transport you over the city to top of Monte, where you can see the picturesque botanical garden.

      4 November 2017 – Arrecife de Lanzarote, Canary Islands

      4 November 2017 – Arrecife de Lanzarote, Canary Islands

      Arrival 04/11/2017 midday. Departure 04/11/2017 early evening.

      Established on a coast sprinkled with cliffs, Arrecife has a pleasant beach and a lagoon full of charm, Charca of San Ginés, where the fishermen anchor their boats. The city also proposes places fed by history and culture, such as the castle San Gabriel, former fort of defense of the city.

      5 November 2017▸4 November 2017 – Tenerife

      Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands

      Disembarkation 05/11/2017 at 08H00 .

      The capital city of Tenerife is located on the north-east coast of the island. Close to the port is the monumental Plaza de España, bedecked with a fountain and plant sculptures. Around the plaza, you can admire the white marble Triunfo de la Candelaria obelisk, the historic casino of Santa Cruz and the majestic Guimerà theatre. Not far from here, the picturesque Iglesia de la Concepción church features the characteristic traits of Canaries architecture.

      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.

      Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

      Ambroise Tézenas

      Ambroise Tézenas

      Ambroise Tézenas is a French photographer and author based in Paris.  He began his career as a photojournalist traveling extensively throughout Southeast Asia and Central and South America, capturing images of the natural environment and of the cultures of these regions on assignment for leading magazines.  Then, in 2001, he refocused his energy on landscape photography and gained international recognition in 2006, when he published his first book, Beijing, Theatre of the People, documenting the changes in China leading up to the 2008 Olympics.  Among his many awards is the 2009 Nikon Story Teller Award for his photographs of Cuba commissioned by the New York Times Magazine.  His work features regularly in major international publications, including – in addition to the New York Times MagazineTravel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New Yorker.

      Céline Clanet

      Céline Clanet

      Photojournalist Céline Clanet, a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie of Arles, has spent much of the past 10 years documenting the European Arctic, its landscape and people.  Her work has been internationally exhibited and published in a wide range of magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Afar, Travel and Leisure, Dwell, National Geographic Traveler, The Daily Telegraph, Libération, and Le Monde.  Her series of photographic studies of the Sámi village of Máze, far above the Arctic Circle in Norwegian Lapland, was awarded numerous prizes in Europe and the United States, including the prestigious Critical Mass Book Award and International Photography "People-Culture" Award.  Her work is represented in museum and private collections in both France and the United States.

      Jean-François Chougnet

      Jean-François Chougnet

      Historian, graduated of Sciences Po Paris and Ecole nationale d’administration, Jean François Chougnet is since 2014 director of the Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (Mucem), Marseille. From 2011 to 2014, he was Managing director of Marseille Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture.

      2007- 2011, Director of Berardo Museum, Lisbon (Portugal).

      2000- 2006, Director of Parc de la Villette, Paris.

      Language spoken: French

       

      Photo credit: ARR

       

      Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. Your packages

        29/10/2017 – Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + Lisbon, Belem District (Pre) + La Laguna & The Casa Lercaro (Post)

      2. Before your cruise

        29/10/2017 – Lisbon, Belem District (half day)

        100.00 € **

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      3. After your cruise

        05/11/2017 – La Laguna & the Casa Lercaro (half-day)

        70.00 € **

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