EUROPE ALL OVER AGAIN
La Serenissima beckons you to this brilliant 7-Night adventure!
Venice no longer welcomes large ocean liners, but our beautiful 5-star Le Lyrial falls just under the limits of what’s possible. Our custom itinerary has been crafted from the ground up with the best of the best ports of call just for you. We’ll sail roundtrip from Venice to the Adriatic’s most thrilling destinations in Croatia and Monténégro. We’ve also added a couple perfect days on Italy’s east coast. Our stop in Ravenna, Italy gives you the opportunity to visit the gorgeous hilltop micro-nation of San Marino for an unforgettable experience. 7 Nights. 4 Countries. 5-star All-Inclusive Luxury. Endless European Gorgeousness.
RAVENNA & SAN MARINO
5-STAR LGBT+ LUXURY
MOST BEVERAGES INCLUDED
The beauty of all we’ll experience on this trip is only slightly one-upped by our gorgeous home-away-from-home, Le Lyrial. First introduced in 2015 and the fourth ship in PONANT’s Sisterships series, Le Lyrial is the very embodiment of this new generation of intimately-sized cruise ships. Her exterior and interior lines, all sober understatement and refinement, make her a rare and innovative find in the world of super yachts. And she’s all ours!
The Vacayans are dedicated to providing you with the very best. That’s what drives us, journey after journey. And it’s amazing what’s included:
- 7 Nights aboard the stunning Le Lyrial
- All Meals, featuring subtle and audacious flavors inspired by our ports of call
- Complimentary unlimited Open Bar throughout your cruise (premium alcohol extra)
- Complimentary unlimited Open Mini-Bar in your Stateroom/Suite (premium alcohol extra)
- Complimentary WiFi/Internet
- Daily Afternoon Tea and Pastries
- 24-Hour Room Service
- 5-Star Service
- 24×7 Stateroom Service
- 24×7 Reception Desk
The following services are available for an additional charge:
- Shore Excursions
- Spa Treatments/Massages
- Salon Services
- Satellite Telephone Services
- Medical Services
SUPER YACHT ADVANTAGE
If you’ve ever wanted to explore the world in style in a friendly and intimate setting, VACAYA Luxe’s small-ship voyages have distinct advantages over their big-ship counterparts. Small ships gracefully dock in quaint harbors that bulkier oceangoing vessels simply can’t access, while also calling on classic destinations our guests long to visit again and again. The ability to call in ports of all sizes allows for more intriguing itineraries that become the focal point of the journey. Small ships also tend to stay longer and dock closer to town, giving you more time to explore. There are no crowds to beat, so you can see places at their most pleasant and authentic.
A French Way of Living
A French Way of Living
A PERFECT 7-NIGHT VACAYA LUXE EXPERIENCE AWAITS
Le Lyrial was built in 2010 and has led the way among PONANT’s expedition ships for over a decade. She is a stunning vessel with sleek lines and an unusual dark-gray hull that makes her truly stand out. Le Lyrial is decidedly upscale and unashamedly French. She’s guaranteed to take your breath away.
Meet Le Lyrial…
Magnificent Luxury on the 5-Star Le Lyrial
PANORAMIC LOUNGE & LIBRARY
RESTAURANTS, BARS, & OTHER VENUES
SUPER YACHT ADVANTAGE
Look for this symbol within the itinerary section of The Overview page to understand which ports are exclusive to smaller ships.
POOL & NATURE VIEWING DECK
On Deck 2 Aft, you’ll find the ship’s panoramic restaurant, which can accommodate all of us in a single sitting. This dining area, which opens onto the outside, will have a buffet of salads, desserts, and cheeses at your disposal. And the ship’s discrete and attentive crew will provide table service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a more relaxed atmosphere, an outdoor grill on Deck 6 serves grilled meats with a variety of salads and desserts. And of course, complimentary room service is available to you 24×7.
LOUNGES & BARS
LOUNGES & BARS
HAMMAM, GYM, & WELLNESS
THE MUST-SEE GEMS OF THE ADRIATIC… ALL FOR YOU!
Overnight in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Countless UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Perfect Cities. Perfect Beaches. Perfect Days.
5-star All-Inclusive Luxury on Le Lyrial
Day 1 – Aug 13
Day 2 – Aug 14
Day 3 – Aug 15
Kotor, Monténégro & Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 4 – Aug 16
Day 5 – Aug 17
Day 6 – Aug 18
Day 7 – Aug 19
Ravenna, Italy (San Marino)
Day 8 – Aug 20
VENICE, ITALY 45°N 12°E
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2023
BOARDING 3PM | DEPARTURE 6PM
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. You will inevitably 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 provides the perfect backdrop for enjoying a refreshing summer Aperol Spritz and a few tramezzini. At minimum, we recommend a couple days in Venice either before or after your cruise… or both!
MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2023
ARRIVE 12:30PM | DEPART 6:30PM
When Le Lyrial drops anchor across from the Croatian village of Sibenik in the heart of Central Dalmatia, you’ll have the chance to discover the exceptional Krka Waterfalls. Krka National Park, with its eight waterfalls formed by calcium carbonate deposited by the water as it flows along the Krka River, is one of the most spectacular in Croatia. During an optional excursion, visit this lush natural site boasting incredibly rich fauna and flora.
KOTOR, MONTÉNÉGRO & DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2023
ARRIVE KOTOR 9:30AM | DEPART KOTOR 3PM
ARRIVE DUBROVNIK 10PM | OVERNIGHT
Situated in one of Monténégro’s most beautiful bays, the medieval city of Kotor is a small town full of charm, truly imbued with the traditions and stories of another time. Built between the 12th and 14th centuries, this village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has preserved many historical monuments from this epoch. During our stop, be sure to admire the impressive castle that dominates the town, and let yourself fall under the charm of its maze of small streets and intimate squares.
We’ll sail from Kotor mid-afternoon and head to fabulous Dubrovnik. We’ll arrive just in time for a night on the town!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2023
OVERNIGHT | DEPART 7PM
We’ll be docked in an area of town that only accommodates smaller vessels so you’ll have an advantage to come and go through a part of town that is not overrun by tourists from larger cruise ships. Just one more Super Yacht Advantage.
Emblem of the Dalmatian coast, Dubrovnik is magnificently positioned on a rocky spur. History is sovereign here in this ancient city, now a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll perhaps be surprised by the proportions of La Placa, the central drag through the city. The sheer width of it can be explained by the fact that it straddles a former lagoon. The elegant houses along La Placa are built in the legendary travertine stone. At Pile Gate, you’ll be greeted by the statue of the patron saint of Dubrovnik, and you can admire the coastline as you walk along the ramparts.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2023
ARRIVE 7:30AM | DEPART 6PM
With its gorgeous old town, bustling harbor, and Italy’s best beaches nearby, the Italian port city of Bari will surprise you with all she has to offer – chief among them, her food scene. Local chefs take advantage of all nearby farms and the sea have to offer to twist traditional Italian cuisine in exciting new ways.
With its imposing seafront built by Mussolini, the Old Harbor is the best place to start your exploration of Bari. In true fascist style, it’s the grandest and longest seafront in Italy, lined with lively bars, delicious restaurants, and perfect people-watching cafes.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2023
ARRIVE 7AM | DEPART 2PM
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’s possible to discover hams and cheeses made by local producers. And discover them you should!
RAVENNA, ITALY (SAN MARINO)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2023
ARRIVE 8:30AM | DEPART 6PM
Ravenna is a history and art lover’s dream! Her mosaics are world renowned and no visit here is complete without exploring her most famous works – Basilica of San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placida. There are 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites here and your day will be filled exploring them all. However…
If you decide instead to visit the micro-nation of San Marino, be prepared to see one of THE most beautiful places you’ll ever lay eyes on. This hilltop nation’s splendor will leave you breathless. San Marino is actually the world’s oldest republic and has never been ruled by a monarch. Founded in 301 (that’s right, 301), the area of San Marino covers 24 square miles and has a population of just over 33,000 people. The main town square is THE place to start every exploration of the world’s fifth smallest country (only Tuvalu, Nauru, Monaco, and Vatican City are smaller).
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2023
ARRIVE 7AM | ALL GUESTS DISEMBARK BY 9AM
We return to where this magical journey started – Venice, Italy. If you didn’t have the chance to spend much time here pre-cruise, we certainly hope you’ll take 2-3 days post-cruise to discover why she’s considered “the most beautiful city in the world.” Our recommended hotel is the Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Nani Venice. This gem can be booked approximately 11 months before the trip using the discount link on the trip’s GET READY page.
ROOMS & PRICING
When you book online directly with VACAYA, you’ll enjoy 24×7 access to your booking information, Pay-In-Full bonus offers, No-interest monthly payments, AIRLINE DISCOUNTS, and our BEST RATE GUARANTEE!
While our Solo Traveling with Ease Program (STEP) has been sunset, we offer some great recommendations for finding a roommate HERE.
PORT & ADMIN FEES
Port & Admin Fees are 427 USD per person.
Pre-Paid Gratuities are 136.50 USD per person. 100% of these gratuities go to onboard staffers, including your stateroom attendant, the culinary services staff, the behind-the-scenes hotel services staff, and the myriad department heads who work with their teams around the clock to create a flawless VACAYA experience for you.
Solo guests in their own stateroom pay double Gratuities and single Port & Admin Fees.
3+ GUESTS IN A ROOM
Because of the unique nature of this cruise, adding a 3rd or 4th guest in a stateroom/suite is not possible on this sailing.
Room descriptions, sizing, and view specifics have been provided to us by PONANT. Room layouts and views (including obstructions) can vary within the same category. For rooms with a capacity greater than 2, the additional bedding is a combination of sofa beds and/or upper berths.
INITIAL DEPOSIT SCHEDULE
- Upon booking outside of 300 Days – 10%.
- At 300 Days (October 17, 2022) – 25%.
- At 240 Days (December 16, 2022) – 50%.
- At 180 Days (February 14, 2023) – 75%.
- At 120 Days (April 15, 2023) – 100%.
- Upon booking through 300 Days (October 17, 2022) – 10% of total.
- From 299 (October 18, 2022) to 240 Days (December 16, 2022) – 20% of total.
- From 239 (December 17, 2022) to 180 Days (February 14, 2023) – 40% of total.
- From 179 (February 15, 2023) to 120 Days (April 15, 2023) – 60% of total.
- From 119 (April 16, 2023) to 90 Days (May 15, 2023) – 80% of total.
- From 89 (May 16, 2023) to 0 Days (August 13, 2023) – 100% of total.
ITEMS NOT INCLUDED
- Round-Trip Flights from your home city to/from Venice
- Pre- or Post-Cruise Hotels
- Transfers to/from the Ship
- Onboard Laundry
- Gift Shop Purchases
- Spa/Salon Services
- Optional Excursions
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Be sure to read VACAYA’s Terms & Conditions, which include the Payment/Cancellation/Refund Policies for all reservations. Please note that cancellation fees apply from the time of booking.
For real-time availability, proceed by clicking BOOK NOW. With ever-shifting inventory, a category that shows availability on this page may no longer be available when you attempt to book. If you need help finding the perfect room in another category or to add your name to our wait list for a sold-out category, feel free to email The Vacayans at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to assist you.
PAY IN FULL OPTION
You may pay in full at the time of booking. Unless you later modify your reservation, no further payments will be necessary. BONUS OFFER: Paid-in-Full Reservations made through October 17, 2022 will receive $100 off per person/$200 off for solo travelers in their own room.
MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN
Your initial deposit is due at time of booking. Then, your remaining monthly payments will be calculated using the number of months between your booking and the final payment due date. Payments will be charged on the 1st day of the month, the 15th, or the last day of each month (determined automatically depending on the day of the month you book). Payments will be charged to your credit card on file. If your credit card details change at any time, simply update the info in our system prior to your next month’s payment date. Please note declined payments are subject to a convenience fee. For more information, explore our Automatic Billing FAQs and our Terms & Conditions.
TRIP INSURANCE: GET IT!
With Covid-19 in our lives for the foreseeable future, we now have an even stronger rationale for recommending Trip Insurance. “Cancel For Any Reason” insurance has quickly risen in popularity, and for good reason. If you decide you don’t want to travel after the cancellation penalty period has begun, this type of insurance covers most if not all of your cancellation fee. It’s also a great way to help honor your Social Contract with VACAYA.
So go ahead and buy that bucket list trip, but protect your health and your investment by purchasing Trip Insurance. ❤️