A Cruise to Ancient Greece and Turkey

Take part in an odyssey to the ancient windswept islands of Greece and the fabled coast of Turkey, where you will uncover the living legacy of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations and witness the stunning architectural achievements of the Byzantines.

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 Santorini, Greece.  Credit: Zachary Duffy  Santorini, Greece.  Credit: KJ DiLuigi  The incomparable Parthenon atop the Acropolis in Athens  Ephesus, Turkey.  Credit: Sandra Frankel  Hot air balloon over Cappadocia. Credit: Ting Cai


Le Lyrial

Launching in 2015, the highly acclaimed Le Lyrial is a new generation small ship of the highest quality, featuring a sleek design and distinctive French decor.

Spacious, Ocean-view Suites and Staterooms
Ninety-five percent of the 120 large, deluxe, air-conditioned, outside staterooms and suites (from 200 to 600 square feet) feature private balconies. Most accommodations have two twin beds that convert to one queen-size bed. Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower (bathtub in limited number of staterooms) and the luxurious amenities of a fine hotel, including individual climate control, satellite flat screen television, wireless Internet access, safe, minibar, full-length closet, writing desk/dressing table, and plush robes.

Chic and Casual Dining
International and regional cuisine is served in the stylish, spacious dining room in single, unassigned seating; alfresco in the casual indoor-outdoor restaurant; or from 24-hour room service. Continental and buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, and a four-course dinner are served daily. Complimentary beer is served with lunch; complimentary wine and beer are served with dinner.

Spacious Public Areas, World-Class Service and Facilities
Inviting and spacious public areas accommodate all passengers comfortably. Enjoy views from the Panoramic Lounge, nightly entertainment in the Main Lounge, and lectures, cultural performances, and film screenings in the state-of-the-art theater. There is a library, Internet salon, Sun Deck, swimming pool, beauty salon, spa, Turkish bath-style steam room, full range of fitness equipment, and two elevators. The infirmary is staffed with a doctor and nurse. The highly trained and personable, English speaking, international crew provides attentive service.

Respect for the Environment
The state-of-the-art propulsion system and custom-built stabilizers provide an exceptionally smooth, quiet and comfortable voyage by minimizing vibration and engine noise. The ship company is proud of its 'Clean Ship' standing, an extreme rarity among ocean cruising vessels, as its commitment to energy efficiency and environmental protection of marine ecosystems is of paramount importance.