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7-night Epicurean Delights of the Adriatic – the Food and Wine of Italy and Croatia Cruise



DestinationRoundtrip Venice

Departure 9/16/2021

Ports Venice | Pula | Dubrovnik | Bari | Ancona, Italy | Ravenna | Venice |

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Fourth ship in this superb series loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Lyrial like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT's signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 122 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

Interior Design
We have been inspired by the destinations we visit and decided to create a subtle variation around a palette of blues. Ranging from the luminous delicate grey-blue of the Polar ice to splashes of the vivid turquoise blue found in Mediterranean coves, it also includes the blue light of the future pole star.

FREE Unlimited WiFi is available on board all Ponant ships.*

*Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or circumstances beyond Ponant's control.

Theme: Epicurean Delights 
We invite you to join us on this very special exploration of the foods and wines of the Adriatic coasts of Italy and Croatia, round-trip from Venice.

To enhance your cruise, you will be joined by renowned wine educators highly recommended by Wine Spectator School – Croatian wine educator and Master of Wine Jo Ahearne, and Italian wine educator Suzanne Branciforte – who will lead a series of talks, tastings, and discussions on board.

Food— its cultivation, preparation, and consumption—has always been central to the Italian way of life. In Croatia, the rich culinary tradition includes influences from myriad neighboring regions. This one-of-a-kind program is an extraordinary opportunity both to explore and to experience the various roles food and wine play in our lives and its relation to physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

Immerse yourself in the bounty of Italy and Croatia’s regional cuisines as we sample local fare during our comprehensive cruise across the Adriatic Sea.

In Croatia, highlights include the white truffles of Istria and the renowned oysters of Mali Ston, taken from the waters along the Dalmatian Coast north of Dubrovnik. While in Italy, we will explore olive oil and burrata from Puglia, and the famed hard cheeses, pastas, and balsamic vinegar of Emilia-Romagna. Taking advantage of the area’s rich soils and a variety of splendid grapes, wonderful reds and whites and sparkling wines characteristic of each region abound. We will taste them all.

A sure highlight of your cruise will be a visit to the Wine Spectator School-recommended Masseria Pizzariello, a 4th generation family wine estate celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021, for a gala wine tasting and lunch of traditional Puglia cuisine. After walking through the vineyards, you may enjoy all the foods of the region to your heart’s content, while your sommelier pours the most famous DOC and DOCG wines from Puglia. Traditional, live music played by local musicians provides the perfect backdrop to your lunch. Relax and enjoy a hearty dose of La Dolce Vita!

In addition to these culinary-tailored activities, you will have the opportunity to explore important cultural and historic sites along the way, including the Old City of Dubrovnik, the Historic Center of Urbino, and the Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna – all UNESCO World Heritage sites.*

*Cruise line theme is subject to be cancelled or discontinued at any time without notice.

  • $500 per Couple Shipboard Credit

Departure Date
9/16/2021
Number of Nights
7 Nights
Cruise Inclusions
  • A series of discussions aboard with renowned wine educators highly recommended by Wine Spectator School – Croatian wine educator and Master of Wine Jo Ahearne, and Italian wine educator Suzanne Branciforte.
  • An included gala wine tasting and lunch of traditional Puglia cuisine at the Wine Spectator School – recommended and spectacular Masseria Pizzariello, a celebrated 4th-generation family wine estate in Puglia celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021.
  • An evening at leisure to experience magnificent Dubrovnik.
  • Three UNESCO World Heritage sites en route: Old City of Dubrovnik, Historic Center of Urbino, and Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna.
  • Optional excursions to artisan food producers and markets to sample local foods – white truffles, oysters, mozzarella, olive oil, and more – and to wineries for wine tasting in and from Pula, Dubrovnik, Ancona, and Ravenna.
  • Optional excursions to historic and cultural sites in and from Pula, Dubrovnik, Ancona, and Ravenna.
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