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Example 6 Day Cruise aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
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Discover the beauty of the Adriatic in this exceptional 8-day cruise in Croatia aboard Le Lyrial. Embark in Venice and fall under the spell of the hidden treasures of the Croatian coast and its turquoise waters. Explore the Croatian coast with the discovery of the magnificently preserved islands of Hvar, Mljet, and Lastovo. Sail to Korčulaan island marked by history: its medieval citadel was the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. See the charming old town of Sibenik, which has conserved a rich architectural heritage, and the splendid Krka National Park, before sailing on to Venice, where you will finally disembark.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Venice, Italy | Embark
Day 2 : Hvar
Day 3 : Mljet
Day 4 : Lastovo | Korcula
Day 5 : Korcula | Sibenik
Day 6 : Sibenik | Venice | Disembark

Highlights

  • Enjoy the dazzling beauty of Venice and view the Serenissima
  • Sail along the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea
  • Explore the most beautiful ports of Dalmatia : Mjlet, Korčula, Hvar
  • Discover the bell-tower of Saint-Mark’s cathedral at Korcula

Ship

Le Lyrial (CDP)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Turquoise sea of Hvar island View from gondola during the ride through the canals, Venice Quaint alley in Korcula St. Marija monastery Mljet National Park Korcula, Croatia

Day 1 Venice, Italy | Embark

Proud and eternal, Venice has reigned on its lagoon ever since the 6th century. You may think you know this city before even setting foot here. Fall in love with the charm of the innumerable treasures of the Serenissima: Saint Mark’s square, the basilica, Doges Palace, the Grand Canal, and the gondolas. Yet, secret Venice is also waiting for you to explore its little interlacing streets and canals, to ramble through its squares and to push open the doors of its churches. The city’s extraordinary heritage shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a glass of Spritz and a few tramezzini.

Day 2 Hvar

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Off the coast of Split, Hvar will surprise you by its traditions that haven’t changed since Antiquity. The country’s oldest town, Stari Grad, is here on this Dalmatian Island. The town nestles by a cove on the north-west coast, surrounded by dry stone wall structures on the Stari Grad plains. These have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site because they were built in the time of the Ancient Greeks.  From these parcels of land come wines and olive oil manufactured manually. In the upper part of town, it is possible to discover hams and cheeses made by local producers. The picturesque village of Vrisnik is also a good place to try some of the local produce.

Day 3 Mljet

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Discover Mljet Island off the Pelješac peninsula. Known for its national park and its protected forests, this Croatian splendid, pristine island offers many opportunities for walking with bays linked to two saltwater lakes. On the largest lake, Veliko Jezero, a small island is home to an old Benedictine monastery.

Day 4 Lastovo | Korcula

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Be enchanted by the clear, warm waters, forest landscapes and villages of Lastovo, the most southern of Croatia’s inhabited islands. A former military base where tourism was banned, the island’s authenticity is intact. The layout of the main village, built into a hillside like an amphitheater, dates from the 15th and 16th Centuries. The dwellings stand out from each other for their fumari, elaborately-decorated high chimneys. Protected by their national park status, the ten or so islands that make up the Lastovo archipelago are home to significant biodiversity: puffins, corals, dolphins, green turtles, and loggerhead turtles.

Head to Korcula.
 

Day 5 Korcula | Sibenik

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This harbor town has a very special location, presiding on a spur on the north-eastern coast of the island of Korçula. The ramparts in its medieval district provide perfect vantage points over the Pelješac peninsula. To get there, you can take the monumental staircase in the Revelin Tower. Another way is to climb the steps in the shade of palm trees from the MorskaVrata (Marine portal). As you make your way through the little streets, you’ll see the bell-tower of Saint-Mark’s cathedral rise above you. This landmark will help you locate the house where Marco Polo was born. The island also has some of its famous wines like the red Plavac and the white Posip.

Sail towards your next destination - Sibenik. Located at the heart of central Dalmatia, Sibenik is proud of its pure Croatian architecture, unlike its neighbors which were founded by the Romans. Behind its walls, along its steep narrow streets with their almost Italian charm, the old town has conserved a prestigious built heritage of churches and palaces dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. The magnificent Cathedral of Saint James is one of the emblematic sites of the city. The remarkable ornate frieze of 71 sculpted portraits of women, men and children, illustrates the successful merger of Gothic and Renaissance art.

Day 6 Sibenik | Venice | Disembark

After breakfast aboard the ship, disembark at Venice.

Le Lyrial (CDP)

Per person starting at
$3,830
Cabins on the Le Lyrial
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Superior Stateroom
Individually-controlled A/C, en suite shower, desk, Wi-Fi access, TV, and stereo.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.

Notes

*Rates are capacity controlled and are subject to change without notice.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • All meals while on board the ship 
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24h Room service (special selection)
  • English speaking lecturer 
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi (Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or other circumstances beyond our control).
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned 
  • Pre or post cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon, and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
  • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
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