Cruise: Istanbul - Civitavecchia (Ponant)

  • Starting in Istanbul, Le Lyrial will sail in the wonderful Dardanelles strait and the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea. You will then head to Greece and its mythical Caldera Santorin before reaching the majestic Italian coasts to Civitavecchia.
  • Ever since centuries, Istanbul, which lit up Europe and the Ottoman Empire has been much more than a capital – it is a beacon in the History of civilisations.
  • In a setting of vegetation and colourful tropical flowers, of bougainvilleas and oleanders, in the shadow of the snow-topped peak of Mount Etna, Taormina casts a spell over all its visitors.
  • You will also have the opportunity to admire the Stromboli, the capricious volcano that looms over the Aeolian Islands. Its activity, uninterrupted for thousands of years, has earned it the nickname the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean”.

8 Days / 7 Nights from AUD 5240 *

Departure: October 04 2016

Musical Cruise in partnership with Radio Classique:

This cruise, which is exceptional in more ways than one, offers passengers a musical journey from the gateway to the East to the shores of the West: From MOZART and his “Abduction from the Seraglio” or his “Clemency of Titus”, the cycle will be completed. But above all, this cruise, which alternates lyrical evenings with instrumental evenings, plus a musical conference and a conference on Ancient Rome (by Xavier DARCOS of the Academie Française) will allow you to enjoy the performances of some of the finest contemporary musical talents. Playing solo or together, they will take the magic of sailing about Le Lyrial to new heights.
Including some of today’s greatest vocal or instrumental stars, performing solo or in groups, this fabulous musical selection will offer moments of musical emotion every day, in perfect harmony with the emotion of the scenery.

Tenerife / Lisbon, from March 24 to April 03rd , 2016

March 24, 2016 : Paris / Tenerife, Canary Islands

We recommend that you arrive in Paris on March 23.

Paris / Tenerife on flight chartered by PONANT.

(Flight details and time to be reconfirmed 6 months prior to the date of services)

Meet and greet at the airport by our local English-speaking representative and transfer to the pier.

Embarkation on your ship, L’Austral.

What is included:

  • Chartered flight Paris / Tenerife in economy class, on European Airlines
  • Transfer by coach as mentioned in the programme
  • Services of a local English-speaking staff at the airport


What is not included:

  • Tips for the driver
  • Personal expenses and other services not mentioned in the programme

Please note:

  • There is little variation in temperature in Tenerife all year round. The weather remains warm and sunny, and Tenerife is particularly pleasant in March. The average daytime temperature is a comfortable 20°C (68°F).

Day 1 – Istanbul (Turkey)

Embarkation from 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Day 2 – Sailing Dardanelle Strait

Day 2 – Dikili (Turkey)

Day 3 – Kusadasi (Turkey)

Day 4 – Santorini (Greece)

Day 5 – At Sea

Day 6 – Sailing past Stromboli

Day 6 – Taormina (Italy)

Day 7 – Naples (Italy)

Day 8 – Civitavecchia (Italy)


Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy

Brochure Fare

Ponant Bonus Fare

Superior Stateroom

AUD 5520

AUD 5240

DeLuxe Stateroom

AUD 5950

AUD 5660

Prestige Stateroom – Deck 4

AUD 6430

AUD 6110

Prestige Stateroom – Deck 5

AUD 6560

AUD 6240

Prestige Stateroom – Deck 6

AUD 6690

AUD 6360

Deluxe Suite

AUD 9040

AUD 8590

Prestige Suite – Deck 5

AUD 13130

AUD 12480

Privilege Suite

AUD 13260

AUD 12600

Grand Deluxe Suite

AUD 17240

AUD 16370

Grand Privilege Suite

AUD 19960

AUD 18960

Owner Suite

AUD 20150

AUD 20150

Safety and port taxes (for information purposes)

AUD 508

AUD 508

One Child (8-11 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults



3rd adult Passenger in a Superior Stateroom

AUD 2750

AUD 2610

3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite

AUD 4370

AUD 4160

Single supplement in cabin¹

Starting at + 100%

Starting at + 100%

Open bar


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