PONANT Le Lyrial
Credit: PONANT

Le Lyrial, a yachtlike ship from luxury line Ponant, is the boat of your workweek daydreams come to life. Starting this month, the 224-passenger vessel will take to the waters of the Aegean and Adriatic Seas.

The boat’s intimate size is its prevailing perk; a more diminutive vessel means visits to less-visited destinations (think Parga, Greece, and Mljet, Croatia) are on offer. Another bonus? Ponant has gone all-out when it comes to the design details. Passengers can expect blue décor inspired by the boat’s namesake: the Vega star in the Lyra constellation. Costs start at $3,740 a person for seven nights.