Inaugural sailing of Ponant LE LYRIAL

12 to 30 night vacations | Commencing in Turkey ⎮April 2015

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April 25, 2015 marks 100 years since the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers – the Anzacs – on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915.

For many New Zealanders then and since, the Gallipoli landings meant the beginning of something else – a feeling that New Zealand had a role as a distinct nation. Many of our Viaggio Guests have had relatives who served or were killed at this historic battle.

As the result of discussions with some of these Guests, we have have created a viaggio unique vacation experience which will provide you with the opportunity to be in Gallipoli to commemorate this historic event.

This viaggio unique vacation experience will be based around the private charter of a 244 passenger luxury cruise ship – boarding in Istanbul on April 18, 2015.

In order to receive more information on this vacation please click on the “Request for information” tab above, complete the form and send this to us.

We look forward to sharing this viaggio unique vacation experience with you in 2015.

Lance & Lisa Green
owners – viaggio


The Vacation

the viaggio unique experience
We have created a number of vacation options for you to choose from which feature 9, 12 and 21 nights onboard our privately chartered ship LE LYRIAL.

viaggio exclusive accommodation
Onboard your exclusive 244 passenger luxury cruise ship. 
Panoramic sea view staterooms with private balcony’s 
Choice of Deluxe Staterooms, Prestige Staterooms,along with Prestige, Deluxe and Privilege Suites.

viaggio unique vacation experience

Commencing Thursday 16 April 2015 in Istanbul concluding Saturday 9 May 2015.

the inaugural sailing of Le Lyrial
This will be the inaugural sailing of LE LYRAIL, the ship which has been privately chartered by our company.
Our guests will be the first to sail onboard the ship on her maiden voyage between Istanbul and Venice.

the vacation package

Our vacation packages do vary depending on which vacation option you choose, however all are Inclusive of 2 nights pre-cruise accommodation in Istanbul, all shipboard meals, selected beverages, entertainment, selected shore excursions, embarkation and debarkation transfers, gratuities, port taxes. Full details can be found in our online brochure.

the vacation options April – May, 2015

VACATION 1 ⎮ 2 nights Istanbul, 9 nights cruise Istanbul to Canakkale, 1 night Istanbul ⎮April 16-27

VACATION 2 ⎮ 2 nights Istanbul, 21 night cruise Istanbul to Venice ⎮ April 16-May 9

VACATION 3 ⎮ 5 nights Cappadocia, 2 nights Istanbul, 21 night cruise Istanbul to Venice ⎮
April 11-May 9

VACATION 4 ⎮ 2 nights Istanbul, 21 night cruise Istanbul to Venice, 7 nights Villa in Tuscany ⎮
April 16-May 16

VACATION 5 ⎮ 2 nights Istanbul, 12 night cruise Kusadasi to Venice, 7 nights Villa in Tuscany ⎮
April 25-May 16

VACATION 6 ⎮ 2 nights Istanbul, 21 night cruise Istanbul to Venice, 4 nights Verona, Overnight on the Venice Simplon Orient Express from Venice to Paris or London ⎮April 16-May 14

VACATION 7 ⎮ 2 nights Istanbul, 12 night cruise Kusadasi to Venice, 4 nights Verona, Overnight on the Venice Simplon Orient Express from Venice to Paris or London ⎮April 25-May 14

VACATION 8 ⎮ The Suite Experience – luxury travel with a choice of complimentary pre-post cruise vacation options

limited availability
Space remaining on this departure is very limited with only selected staterooms and suites available.
We can confirm that we expect the ship to sail with around 220 guests onboard.

Anzac Day, April 25, 2015
an experience of a lifetime… lest we forget…

A day of remembrance for those that 100 years ago traveled the distance, and lost their lives in a battle to secure the Gallipoli Peninsula as well as those who served and returned home.  We will remember them on April 25, 2015 with the respect and honor they deserve.

We will also remember those who, since that day, have fought for the freedoms we now enjoy, in the battles over the past century, all deserving of much respect for they have served our country and made us proud.

Prior to arriving at Anzac Cove, as part of your cruise, there will be a series of lectures and events leading up to the  Anzac100 anniversary.

Our vessel will be positioned within the vicinity* of Anzac Cove for the dawning of April 25, 2015, and you will be able to experience sunrise with the outline of the Peninsula beaches of Gallipoli as your backdrop. You can take part in our private Dawn Service together with just 244 privileged guests.
Our Dawn Service will be followed by breakfast and then the re-playing of the service which will take place on the beach that morning.  Our vessel will remain in the area for the day and the evening.

On April 26, we dock at Cannakale for the day. This is the access point for us to disembark and make our way to the Gallipoli Peninsula.  We will have available our own private fleet of 12 seater deluxe vans, each accompanied with a private guide.Highlights will include visits to Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, Anzac Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels),Turkish 57, Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial.

A unique experience of a lifetime.

Yes we would like to find out more about the vacation
All you need to do is to complete the “Registration” form below.

What happens next?
We will then email you a link to our online brochure

Once you have read through the vacation details and decide to join us, what you need to do is either email us with your reservation request or call our office. We will then select your accommodation,  provide you with a 5 day option, forward you the  guests registration forms to complete and invoice for your deposit.

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