PONANT has partnered with Christie’s Auction House to create a one-of-a-kind cruise that brings exceptional art to life through an exploration of the Adriatic Sea. Masterpieces in the Adriatic, taking place aboard the deluxe Le Lyrial from June 20-27, 2017, will journey from Venice to Athens via Hvar, Dubrovnik, and Kotorâ??cities that boast some of the richest artistic heritages in the world. Onboard, experts from Christieâ??s Auction House will present a series of fascinating lectures on the latest trends in the art market.
This artistic interlude also includes access to the 2017 Biennale in Venice; an exclusive visit to the Palazzo Grassi; art galleries in Dubrovnik; and other excursions that reveal the incredible art of the Adriatic.
This exceptional cruise will begin in the Most Serene Republic of Venice. Our guests will receive a 2-day pass to access the famous Venice Biennale and enjoy a semi-private visit to the Palazzo Grassi.
In Croatia, they will discover the architectural gems of the city of Dubrovnik, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. A visit to the Rector’s Palace and a concert featuring traditional Croatian songs will be organized for them.
Our guests will also be able to enjoy stunning views over the Bay of Kotor before heading to Italy’s enchanting Puglia region, then on to Greece where they will have the unique experience of sailing through the Corinth Canal.
Fly in privacy and comfort with La Premiere, a new designer suite from Air France.
Fly in style with a La Première suite, exclusively from Air France*. This special offer is available for guests traveling in Le Lyrial suites from major U.S. gateways to Venice (outbound flight) and from Athens (return flight), with a layover at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. Includes cruise package, flights, and airport/port and port/airport transfers for embarkation/disembarkation.
Additionally, guests may choose to spend two nights in Paris at a selection of five-star hotels, including airport/hotel transfers.