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Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
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Board the Le Lyrial for an unforgettable cruise, starting in Civitavecchia, Rome, visit the baroque churches, the romantic plazas and the ancient palaces in the Naples. When you reach Lipari, you will discover the amazing sight of the Stromboli volcano, an active volcano whose crater regularly erupts with lava flows. Visit the harmonious island Sifnos exploited since Antiquity for its gold and silver mines, offering gentle landscapes, mountains paths, and rich endemic flora. Your cruise will end in Athens, the mythical city dominated by the Acropolis and its monuments that form the most extraordinary architectural and artistic collection bequeathed by Ancient Greece to the rest of the world.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Civitavecchia, Rome | Embark
Day 2 : Naples, Italy
Day 3 : Lipari, Aeolian islands
Day 4 : Catania, Sicily
Day 5 : At Sea
Day 6 : Kalamata, Greece
Day 7 : Sifnos and Kamares, Cyclades
Day 8 : Athens, Greece | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover the capital of the beautiful region of Campania - unusual Naples
  • Explore the late Baroque style architecture in Catania
  • View the island Sifnos, exploited for its gold and silver mines
  • Combine aquatic pleasures and cultural discoveries in Kalamata

Ship

Le Lyrial (CDP)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Mount Etna looms over an Italian town Roman ruins in Rome, Forum Naples at Sunset, Italy Ruins from an ancient Greek city on the island of Sicily Beautiful Taormina, Italy, with Mt. Etna in the background

Day 1 Civitavecchia, Rome | Embark

Built on an Etruscan site, between the Tyrrhenian sea and the Monti della Tolfa, Civitavecchia respires the dolce vita. This very modern and easy going town combines art and history with panache. You can also visit superb historical sites like Fort Michelangelo or the Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi. Just 80 kilometers from Rome, the town is a beautiful first step to the Italian capital.

Day 2 Naples, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
More Italian than Italy itself, Naples is the capital of the beautiful region of Campania, and is an unusual city to say the least. Its gulf, dominated by Vesuvius, is one of the world’s marvels. Built by the Greeks and then occupied by the Romans, the city has retained the memory of antiquity, as Castell dell’Ovo illustrates. But Naples has another side to it with its hustle and bustle, narrow streets, clothes hung out to dry at windows, Caravaggio paintings on the walls of a church, and incessant rumor in a sleepless city. This is a head-spinning city to visit and savor: don’t forget to eat a slice of pizza Margherita.

Day 3 Lipari, Aeolian islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Of the seven Aeolian islands, this is the largest and the most populated. Lying off the north coast of Sicily, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Lipari is one of UNESCO’s marvelous World Heritage sites. Its lava stone quarries and obsidian flow of Rocce Rosse are indications of its volcanic nature. The town, the largest urban area in the whole archipelago, proudly houses its citadel and its castle, both rooted in Antiquity. If you head further into the center, you’ll be surprised to come across a Norman cathedral, complete with a magnificent baroque façade.

Day 4 Catania, Sicily

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sicily’s second city Catania is dominated by the majestic silhouette of Mount Etna. Nourishing and devastating at the same time, this giant crowned with smoke rings brought about the destruction of the city at the end of the 17th century. Catania was then rebuilt in the late Baroque style, and the many monuments of this epoch have earned its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The baroque churches of the harmonious Via Dei Crociferi perfectly illustrate the riches of this architectural heritage. During your stop, be sure to visit Saint Agatha Cathedral with its apses made of lava stones, and its square decorated with a fountain of the Elephant, the animal which allegedly has the power to calm the fury of Mount Etna.

Day 5 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 center. 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 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.

Day 6 Kalamata, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Capital of the Messenia region in the south Peloponnese, Kalamata is the ideal port of call for combining aquatic pleasures and cultural discoveries. Edged by an immense 5 km beach, the town, which is famous for its silk scarves, is home to a rich historical heritage. Strolling through its charming streets, you will discover the magnificent neoclassical constructions and several religious buildings. To the north, the former fortress and its ramparts will offer you a unique perspective over the town. The highlight of your visit will undoubtedly be the archaeological remains of ancient Messene, located just a few kilometers from Kalamata, one of the major sites of Ancient Greece.

Day 7 Sifnos and Kamares, Cyclades

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Nestled in the Cyclades, the harmonious and much less crowded island of Sifnos is home to many treasures. Exploited since antiquity for it's gold and silver mines, this little-known pearl boasts gentle landscapes and is a botanical paradise. The rich endemic flora can be admired along the island’s mountain paths that have been trodden for thousands of years. From the main port of Kamares, set off to discover the nearby sandy beach which runs along a lagoon and whose dunes are covered in sea daffodils. The picturesque fortified village of Kastro is another of the island’s wonders. Sitting atop a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea, this spot, where people have lived since prehistoric times, is very much an open-air museum.

Day 8 Athens, Greece | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
The Greek capital city is located on the edge of the Saronic Gulf, in the east of the country. It bears a plural name about 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 colorful streets, and where, in the evenings the drifting aroma of moussaka and garlic prawns will tickle your taste buds. The National Archaeological Museum and the Cycladic Art Museum are also some of the city’s key attractions and allow visitors to discover Athens’ cultural past.

Le Lyrial (CDP)

Per person starting at
$3,440
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.

The rates of the cruises are per person and include the following:
• All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the
day of disembarkation)
• Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except for premium brands… list
available upon request)
• Evening entertainment and events
• Room service 24h (special selection)
• 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
• Park entry fees into protected areas
• On board gratuities
• 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 rates do not include:
• Any ground services before and/or after the cruise
• The optional pre and post-cruise programs, overlands and excursions 
• Visa expenses (which may include additional administrative charges imposed by the
authorities of a country) and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable.
• Gratuities to local guides and drivers
• Luggage handling
• Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
• Beverages other than the ones mentioned
• Dives when authorized by local authorities and feasible with ship equipment.
• 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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