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Table Mountain and Cape Town Harbour, South Africa
$3,640
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Along the South-African Coastline

Cape Town to Durban - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Visit Robben Island
  • Discover Cape of Good Hope
  • View Africa's natural beauty
  • Explore Phezulu Safari Park
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
At the crossroadsof the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, embark aboardLe Lyrialon a9-day cruisebetweenCape Town, mother-city of the country, dominated by Table Mountain, andDurban, a cosmopolitan seaside city. Thisjourney in South Africa allows you to discoverPort Elizabeth, nicknamed "the friendly …
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Whale sighting in Polar waters!
$24,430
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Beyond the Polar Circle

18 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Enjoy unique lectures onboard
  • Cross the Polar Circle
  • Observe magnificent landscapes
  • Discover Antarctica's wildlife
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Le Lyrial in Ushuaia and embark on a spectacular 18-day voyage across Antarctica. Set sail for theFalkland Islands, whose wild beauty is sure to captivate you.This subantarctic region formed by an underwater mountain chain is home to a diverse and wild fauna.King penguins, fur seals and …
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Colorful Canary Islands
$6,560
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Cape Verde, Canary Islands & Andalusian - Arabic Heritage

14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Cruise Cape Verde and Sicily
  • View the Santa Ana cathedral
  • Visit the Alcázar of Seville
  • Explore Mindelo in Cape Verde
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Le Lyrial for a new 14-day cruise leaving from Praia, the capital of Cape Verde, on the most populated and also the most African of the archipelago’s islands. Further to the north, reach São Vicente and visit Mindelo, the cultural capital of Cape Verde, the birthplace of the …
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Albatross cruising the Drake Passage to Antarctica
$13,570
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Emblematic Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Embark on Zodiacs
  • Visit research and whaling stations
  • Look out for wildlife
  • Marvel at the dynamic landscapes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The start of your cruise will be marked by the crossing of the mythicalDrake Passage, during which you will probably be escorted by several albatrosses and Cape petrels, the sentinels of these often-choppy waters. Then,then reach theWhite Continent, the realm of the unexpected. Weather and ice …
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Enjoy a romantic evening in Venice
$4,440
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Epicurean Delights of the Adriatic: The Food & Wine of Italy & Croatia

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Enjoy Dubrovnik
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Explore Urbino & Ravenna
  • Sample local food
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In Croatia, highlights include thewhite truffles of Istriaand the renownedoysters of Mali Ston, taken from the waters along the Dalmatian Coast north of Dubrovnik. While in Italy, we will exploreolive oil and burratafrom Puglia, and the famedhard cheeses, pastas, and balsamic vinegarof …
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King penguins on South Georgia
$20,460
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Expedition to Southern Lands

Montevideo to Ushuaia - 19 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Discover the South Orkney Islands
  • View green plains in South Georgia
  • Explore icebergs and glaciers
  • Photograph Antarctic wildlife
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Chart a course for South Georgia, its impressive glaciers and its black-sand beaches where imposing colonies of king penguins have taken up residence. Then make your way to the South Orkney Islands and finally sail to the White Continent. The realm of the unexpected, this extreme environment where …
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An aerial view of Cape Town
$13,280
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From Antarctica to Africa

23 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Discover emblematic Antarctic sites
  • Marvel at abundant wildlife
  • Explore unique and isolated islands
  • Tour the port city of Cape Town
  • Enjoy guided zodiac adventures
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover this new voyage between Ushuaia, located in the mythical Tierra del Fuego and commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world, and Cape Town, South Africa at the entrance gate of the Cape of Good Hope. Embark on a 23-day expedition cruise, including the Falkland Islands and South …
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Get to know vibrant Barcelona
$4,740
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From Barcelona to Lisbon: Laureates of the Queen Elisabeth Competition

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Visit the Sagrada Familia cathedral
  • Enjoy musical cruise
  • Discover the Andalusian city Cadiz
  • View the Tarragona and Cartagena
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your journey inBarcelona, a city in perpetual movement, where you will set out on the traces of Gaudí, and fall under the spell of his famous architectural works, such as the Sagrada Familia cathedral.Discover then the remarkable heritage and ancient sites ofTarragonaandCartagena. …
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View from gondola during the ride through the canals, Venice
$4,420
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From the Serenissima to the City of Gods

Venice to Athens - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Discover the Adriatic Sea
  • View beautiful landscapes
  • Explore Dubrovnik and Kotor
  • Cross the Corinth Canal
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the voyage from Venice to Athens. Visit the picturesque port ofHvar and continue to sail along the Dalmatian coastlines toDubrovnik. Then reachMontenegroafter sailing in the Bay of Kotor, which is strangely reminiscent of Norwegian fjords.From Brindisi, do not miss out on the visit toLecce, …
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Quiet early morning in Venice's canals
$4,810
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From Venice to Rome

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Enjoy the Adriatic landscapes
  • Discover the Amalfi Coast
  • Explore the Strait of Messina
  • Visit Dubrovnik's historic old town
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
DiscoverHvar, the most famous and attractive of the Adriatic islands. Ringed by ramparts, the town has many remarkable monuments including its elegant cathedral, old arsenal and aristocratic palaces. A UNESCO World Heritage Site,Dubrovnikwill charm you with its palaces, elegant buildings, cloisters …
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Escape the city for the nearby beaches
$3,730
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Iberian Shores

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Discover Spain's east coast
  • VIsit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Explore the Balearic Islands
  • View the Andalusian city of Cadiz
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin the voyage in Barcelona, a city in perpetual movement, where you set out on the traces of Gaudí, and fall under the spell of his famous architectural works, such as the Sagrada Familia cathedral. Next, arrive at Palma de Majorca, one of the jewels of the Balearic Archipelago, known for …
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Sunset in Praia
$11,255
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Napoleon Cruise

Walvis Bay to Praia - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Onboard conferences with J. Tulard
  • Visits “in footsteps of Napoleon\\\
  • Explore La pavilion des Briars
  • View Jamestown village
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Le Lyrial in Namibia and chart a course towards the island of Saint Helena to arrive the day before the official ceremony, which will be held on 5 May 2021. The Longwood Residence and the Emperor’s furniture have been preciously maintained and preserved by the French authorities and the …
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A church on the island of Saint Helena.
$11,255
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Napoleon Cruise

Walvis Bay to Praia - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Onboard conferences
  • Explore La pavilion des Briars
  • Discover Jamestown village
  • View the cottage of General Bertran
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
BoardLe Lyrialin Namibia and chart a course towards the island of Saint Helena to arrive the day before the official ceremony, which will be held on 5 May 2021. On your way, arrive at Ascension Island, some 1,000 km off the coast of Saint Helena. On this desert island, the British created a …
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Plaza in Lisbon, Portugal
$3,930
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Ocean Voyage: Lisbon - Montevideo

18 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Observe endless horizons
  • Explore waves from the upper deck
  • Keep fit in the spa
  • Discover sailing techniques
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 18-day ocean cruise is made forlovers, dreamers, and keen observers who wish to be a part of endless horizons. This is a non-stop journey, to enjoy the comfort of the ship for an extended period and share the daily lives of the crew.As the days go by, you can admire the waves from the upper …
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Explore beautiful Paros
$3,900
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Secrets of the Greek islands

9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Discover the Greek Islands
  • Explore the Cave of the Apocalypse
  • Enjoy the Mycenae ruins
  • Visit Athens unique heritage
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Le Lyrialwill take you to exceptional sites during this 9-dayMediterraneancruise. Patmos is the first port of call, known as the “Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea”. The ship will thenapproach theSantorini archipelagoin an incredible cruise along the foot of itscalderaformed during an …
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Scenic view of Table Mountain
$4,290
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South Africa & Namibia

9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Visit Robben Island
  • Explore Phezulu Safari Park
  • Discover the Namib coastal desert
  • See Kruger National Park by safari
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
At the crossroads of the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, embark aboardLeLyrialon a9-day cruisebetweenDurban, a cosmopolitan seaside city, andWalvis Bay, at the heart of theNamib desert. DiscoverPort Elizabeth, nicknamed "the friendly city" for its welcoming inhabitants, andCape Town, …
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Blue ice of Antarctica
$22,640
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The Antarctic Odyssey

21 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Discover the South Orkney Islands
  • Admire the Falkland Islands' beauty
  • Observe unique wildlife
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Starting with a navigation to theFalkland Islands, this cruise is the perfect opportunity to experience the wild beauty and lush moors are sure of this captivating region, before heading toSouth Georgia, its impressive glaciers and its black-sand beaches where large colonies ofking penguinshave …
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Korcula Island
$4,420
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The Best of Croatia

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Explore the medieval town of Split
  • Tour Dubrovnik
  • Visit Pula's ancient amphitheater
  • Wander the streets of Rovinj
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Venice, set sail for Croatia and its many hidden treasures on this 8-day voyage. Le Lyrial slips effortlessly through the turquoise Adriatic Sea, wending her way between necklaces of islands dotted here and there off the Dalmatian Coast. There are cities that thrive on their legend – and …
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See the ancient world come alive in Athens
$4,590
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The Cyclades and Ancient Treasures: Athens to Istanbul

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Discover sites of Greece
  • Visit cultural sites
  • Explore the Mycenae ruins
  • View the iconic windmills
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise will begin with the exploration of two of Greece’s major sites, from Napflion: theMycenae ruinsand theEpidaurus theatre, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then head towardsParos. Nestling in the heart of the Cyclades archipelago, this island reputed for its sublime white …
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Look for ring-tailed lemurs in the trees of Madagascar
$8,550
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The Scattered Islands & Madagascar

17 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Explore the Scattered Islands
  • Enjoy idyllic landscapes
  • Discover the Glorioso Islands
  • Visit iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Surrender to the unique charm of theScattered Islands, tiny specks that are part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands . This beautiful islands with very few inhabitants are home toexceptional faunaandfloraincluding in particularmarine turtles. In Majunga,you’ll be able to explore …
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White buildings on the Island Of Paros
$3,410
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Treasures of the Aegean Sea - From Istanbul to Athens

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Cruise in the Aegean Sea
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Discover unspoiled Greek Islands
  • Explore Athens after your cruise
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise explores the treasures of the Aegean Sea. Discover volcanic islands, green and lush islands andunique landscapes combining white sandy beaches and rocky coves.Like an open-air museum, Delos offers unique testimony of the civilizations that followed one another in the Aegean …
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2020
EmbarksDays 
Oct 028From Venice to Rome
Oct 168Iberian Shores
Oct 2318Ocean Voyage: Lisbon - Montevideo
Nov 0921The Antarctic Odyssey
2021
EmbarksDays 
Jan 2912Emblematic Antarctica
Feb 0812Emblematic Antarctica
Feb 1818Beyond the Polar Circle
Mar 0623From Antarctica to Africa
Mar 289Along the South-African Coastline
Apr 0517The Scattered Islands & Madagascar
Apr 219South Africa & Namibia
Apr 2916Napoleon Cruise
Apr 2916Napoleon Cruise
May 1414Cape Verde, Canary Islands & Andalusian - Arabic Heritage
Jun 048The Best of Croatia
Jun 118The Best of Croatia
Jun 188The Best of Croatia
Jun 258The Best of Croatia
Jul 028The Best of Croatia
Jul 098The Best of Croatia
Jul 168From the Serenissima to the City of Gods
Jul 238The Cyclades and Ancient Treasures: Athens to Istanbul
Jul 308Treasures of the Aegean Sea - From Istanbul to Athens
Aug 069Secrets of the Greek islands
Sep 168Epicurean Delights of the Adriatic: The Food & Wine of Italy & Croatia
Oct 078From Barcelona to Lisbon: Laureates of the Queen Elisabeth Competition
Nov 1219Expedition to Southern Lands
2022
EmbarksDays 
Jan 2012Emblematic Antarctica
Feb 0912Emblematic Antarctica
Mar 0123From Antarctica to Africa
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Max Passengers: 264
Ship Type: Luxury Expedition Ship

Chic and elegant, with a yacht-like ambiance, passengers aboard the stylish Le Lyrial will notice the signature of the Ponant cruise line - a refined atmosphere highlighted by comfort, elegance, and attentive French service. Like her sister ships, Le Lyrial comprises 7 decks with just 122 stylish staterooms that give passengers the feeling they are on a private yacht with all of the modern amenities and creature comforts that you would expect from bigger cruise ships. Launched in 2015, Le Lyrial is one of the newest, most modern luxury cruise ships sailing worldwide.

The main restaurant serves French and international cuisine accompanied by fine wines served by attentive French staff. The outdoor dining area, the "Grill", features buffet-style cuisine with panoramic views. 

When you are ready to retire for the evening or just take a short siesta, you will find that your luxurious stateroom reflects authentic French elegance and sophistication. A minibar and private bathroom in each suite complement the comfortable accommodations.

Standard suites are 290 square feet (18 square meters) with luxurious upgrades featuring the Owner's Suite at 485 square feet (45 square meters). 

Deck 3: Restaurant
Deck 4: Main Lounge, Reception Desk, Boutique, Cabins
Deck 5: Theater, Cabins
Deck 6: Gym, Spa, Sun Deck
Deck 7: Pool, Restaurant, Library, Panoramic Lounge, Solarium

Each of the decadent suites offers guests individually controlled air conditioning, WiFi, 24-hour room service, French bath accessories, a hairdryer, bath robes, flat screen TV, and all of the appointments of a modern ocean liner. 

Guests will also delight in the public amenities designed with relaxation in mind, especially the pool, spa, and various panoramic lounges. The main lounge even features a dance floor and live music in addition to perfectly concocted cocktails and afternoon tea. 
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Cabins on the Le Lyrial
Superior Stateroom
Individually-controlled A/C, en suite shower, desk, Wi-Fi access, TV, and stereo.
Cabins on the Le Lyrial
Deluxe Stateroom
28 cabins, 200 sq. ft. + 43 sq. ft. balcony located on Deck 3. Individually-controlled A/C, en suite shower, desk, Wi-Fi access, TV, and stereo.
Cabins on the Le Lyrial
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
35 cabins, 200 sq. ft. + 43 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually-controlled A/C, en suite shower, Wi-Fi access, TV, and stereo.
Cabins on the Le Lyrial
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
37 cabins, 200 sq. ft. + 43 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually-controlled A/C, en suite shower, Wi-Fi access, TV, and stereo.
Cabins on the Le Lyrial
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
1 cabin, 200 sq. ft. + 43 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually-controlled A/C, en suite shower, Wi-Fi access, TV, and stereo.
Cabins on the Le Lyrial
Deluxe Suite
3 cabins on Deck 6, 290 sq. ft. + 54 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually-controlled A/C, en suite shower, sofa, armchair and pedestal table, Wi-Fi access, TV, and stereo.
Cabins on the Le Lyrial
Prestige Suite - Deck 5
11 cabins, 398 sq. ft + 86 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually controlled A/C, ensuite bathroom with shower, desk, sofa, armchair & table, 2 TVs, stereo, Satellite telephone, Wi-Fi access.
Privilege Suite on the Le Lyrial
Privilege Suite
8 cabins, 398 sq. ft + 86 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually controlled A/C, ensuite bathroom with shower, desk, sofa, armchair & table, 2 TVs, stereo, Satellite telephone, Wi-Fi access.
Cabins on the Le Lyrial
Grand Deluxe Suite
1 cabin, 484 sq. ft. + 96 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually controlled A/C, ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi and shower, desk, TV, stereo, Satellite telephone, Wi-Fi access.
Grand Privilege Suite on the Le Lyrial
Grand Privilege Suite
7 cabins, 398 sq. ft. + 86 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually controlled A/C, ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower, desk, minibar, TV, stereo, Satellite telephone, Wi-Fi access.
Owner's Suite on the Le Lyrial
Owner Suite
On Deck 6, 592 sq. ft. + 129 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually controlled A/C, ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi and shower, desk, sofa, table with 4 chairs, armchair and table, 2 televisions, stereo, Satellite telephone, Wi-Fi access.
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Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
Book now and pay no supplement on single occupancy rates. Select departures only. Valid for all cabin types. For new bookings after January 10, 2020. Contact us for details.
2020 : Mar 17; Oct 23
For all new bookings made from March 9 onward, 2020 departures are fully refundable until 30 days prior to departure and 2021/2022 departures are fully refundable until 90 days prior to departure. A full refund may be made in either cash or future cruise credit. Some restrictions may apply. Contact us for details.
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