- Tour Highlights
- Price & Dates
from August 2, 2023 till August 9, 2023
- ~ 24 hour room service (special selection)
- ~ Butler service (special selection)
- ~ Free unlimited WIFI onboard
- ~ Evening entertainment and events
- ~ International air ticket
- ~ Airport transfer
- ~ Gratuities
Luxury cruise aboard to experience a truly exceptional sea voyage with a difference. Discover expeditions to the majestic landscapes of the Artic and the Antarctic. Great choice for couples, solo travelers and those who love small-ship cruising. Ponant Cruises offers exceptional bilingual service, world-class dining and elegantly-appointed accommodation and public areas in terms of the onboard experience. Choose a cruise on an Explorer Class vessel, you will benefit from several expedition-style features. Relaxing in the Blue Eye Lounge, an underwater multi-sensory environment that boasts comfortable seating and privileged views of life beneath the waves. Ponant’s expedition ships also carry a fleet of Zodiacs deployed frequently throughout each itinerary for sightseeing excursions and trips ashore.
~ Postpone or cancel free of charge up to 10 days after the booking is confirmed
~ From 10 days after the booking is confirmed to 365 days prior to departure: EUR 150 plus RM100 refund admin fees per guest per cruise for the cruise service only
~ From 364 to 211 days prior to departure: 10% of total price
~ From 210 – 91 days prior to departure: 25% of total price
~ Cancellation within 90 days prior to departure: 100% of total price
~ Deposit payment of 25% must be received within 10 days after the booking is confirmed.
~ Balance payment must be made 90 days prior to departure
~ Booking made within 90 days prior to departure require full payment at the time of booking
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ARRIVE - ATHENS
The Greek capital city is located on the edge of the Saronic gulf, in the east of the country. It bears a plural name in reference to the first villages that surround the Acropolis. You will be enchanted by the rocky plateau presided by its monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage. In the city below, you can visit some of the liveliest districts in Athens: Plaka, with its maze of colourful streets, and where, in the evenings the drifting aroma of moussaka and garlic prawns will tickle your taste buds. The National Archaeological museum and the Cycladic Art Museum are also some of the city’s key attractions and allow visitors to discover Athens’ cultural past.
*Embarkation 6/7/2023 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
*Departure 6/7/2023 at 6:00 pm
The engaging town of Nafplion is staggered up green hillsides of the Argolic Gulf, to the east of the Peloponnese. Do not be surprised by its extremely varied cultural heritage. Some of the must-see visits are the ancient agora on the plateau of Akronafplia, Italianate arcades in Syntagma square as well as the baroque fortress of Palamidi on a hillside of the same name. At the top of the hill, views of the gulf and the surrounding mountains are simply awesome. If you want to chill out by the water’s edge, walk along the Arvanitia promenade to a beautiful creek in the shade of cedars and cypresses.
Famous for its white marble, the island of Paros is located in the Cyclades. Along the quays of Parikia, its main town, you’ll see Byzantine churches and neoclassical buildings. To make the most of the turquoise waters, you can stop over in Naoussa. This little fishing port is bounded by a very beautiful cove.
DELOS - MYKONOS
Delos - This legendary Cyclades island of Delos stands just a few miles southwest of Mykonos. The ceremonial solemnity of this ancient holy sanctuary will not leave you indifferent. The sheer size and importance of this UNESCO World Heritage site which covers over half of the island is thrilling in itself. From the Stoa of Antigonos, the Terrace of the Lions, to the carved marble animal statues, you will make discovery after discovery, against a backdrop of the Aegean stretching to the horizon. The theatre steps on the hillside are a particularly good place from which to enjoy the expansive view.
Mykonos - Nicknamed “little Venice”, Mykonos is famous for its Alefkandra district where houses are built right on the water’s edge. Their multi-coloured loggias are emblematic of this Cyclades island, as are the pelicans and windmills. You can get close up to the birds on the quaysides of the old port. Up on the hillside, you can see the windmill sails turning. In the cobbled streets of the pedestrian centre, bougainvillea bedeck immaculate facades. As you weave in and out of the little streets, snatches of coastline will undoubtedly call you to the island’s beaches, the quietest of which can be found on the northern coast.
Patmos is one of the legendary must-see islands in the Dodecanese. This is where Saint John resided, presumed author of the last book in the Bible. The cave of the Apocalypse and the Saint John Monastery are dedicated to him. These sites, which are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage, are located at the top of a hillside planted with vines and orchards. On the shore, the crystalline coves of Kambos and Lampi offer absolutely gorgeous swimming areas.
The attractive seaside resort of Kusadasi is located in a gulf on the western coast of Turkey. You can bathe there in clear waters or stroll along the coastal walk, in the shade of palms. In the historical district, you can take a mosey down the narrow streets and explore the colourful shops in the bazaar. Close by, the Ephesus archaeological site in the hillsides provides an opportunity to discover the ruins of one of the most famous cities of Antiquity.
LIMNOS ISLAND - SAILING IN THE DARDANELLES
Limnos Island - A volcanic island located near the Dardanelles Strait, Limnos was venerated during Antiquity. Legend has it that Hephaestus, the god of fire, had his forge here. Now one of Greece’s major seaside resorts, Lemnos offers its visitors many superb sandy beaches. It is also home to several archaeological sites, such as the towers of Kastro, an ancient acropolis fortified by the Venetians, or the neolithic site of Poliochni and the city of Hephaestia. Renowned for its olives, fruits, wheat and honey, and for the authenticity of its inhabitants, Lemnos is also known for the quality of its restaurants, ideal for tasting typical Greek dishes.
The Dardanelles - The Dardanelles Strait is an emblematic, 61 km-long waterway connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara. It is strategic for controlling passage between the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. Like the Bosporus, or Strait of Istanbul, it separates Europe from Asia. A surface current flows along it, while a more saline undercurrent flows in the opposite direction. Along the strait, you will be able to admire hilly landscapes and arid lowlands brightened by fields and groves of olive trees.
Located on the Bosphorus, Istanbul is one of the most beautiful of all Turkish cities. Named Byzantium when founded by the Greeks, and then Constantinople under the Roman Empire, this city is steeped in history and, for this reason, is a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. Located on Sultanahmet hill, the great Blue Mosque, the mysterious Hagia Sophia and the vast Topkapi palace and its countless mosaics, dominate the Marmara Sea. In the Beyazit district, the Grand Bazaar allows to discover elegant covered passages. A little further away, delicate aroma of loukoum and spices will draw the visitors’ attention at the Egyptian Bazaar.
*Disembarkation 13/7/2023 at 8:00 am
~ Kid Explorers Club in partnership with MAUD FONTENOY FOUNDATION.
~ A cruise to discover the finest ancient sites of Greece, with one port of call in Turkey.
~ Numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Mycenae ruins and the Epidaurus theatre from Napflion, the sacred island of Delos, the monastery of Saint John and the Cave of the Apocalypse in Patmos, the historical sites of Ephesus from Kusadasi.
~ A varied cruise, including lively cities, historic and cultural sites and beaches of unique charm.
~ Sailing in the Dardanelles.
|Date||Prestige Deck||Privilege Suite||Owner Suite||-|
|2/8/2023 to 9/8/2023||RM 11,350||RM 24,950||RM 31,950|
~ One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV ~ A bathroom with shower ~ A private 4 m² balcony with two armchairs ~ A glazed panoramic swing door and a rectangular window
~ One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV ~ One chaise longue ~ A bathroom with shower ~ A private 4 m² balcony with two armchairs ~ A panoramic sliding bay window or a glazed panoramic swing door ~ Deck 5
~ Du champagne et une corbeille de fruits à l'arrivée ~ One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV ~ An armchair and a sofa (90 x 190 cm) ~ A bathroom with shower ~ A private 3 m² balcony with two armchairs ~ A panoramic slidging bay window
~ Priority boarding ~ Butler service ~ One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV ~ A lounge area with chaise longue and armchair ~ A bathroom with shower ~ A private 8 m² balcony with two armchairs ~ A panoramic sliding bay window ~ Deck 5
~ Priority boarding ~ Champagne and a basket of fruit on arrival ~ Butler service ~ An assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and a basket of fruit every day ~ A bedroom with one king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV ~ A lounge with sofa bed, armchair and TV ~ A bathroom with shower, balneo bathtub and smart mirror ~ A private 32 m² terrace with two deckchairs and a four-seater dining table ~ 2 panoramic sliding bay windows
~ Private return transfer ~ Priority boarding ~ Champagne and a basket of fruit on arrival ~ Butler service ~ An assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and a basket of fruit every day ~ A lounge with armchair, double sofa bed and TV ~ A bedroom with king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV ~ A bathroom with shower, balneo bathtub and smart mirror ~ A one-hour spa care for one person in the well-being space, chosen from the facial and body treatments on offer ~ A private 40 m² terrace: 2 deckchairs, jacuzzi, outdoor lounge area with a sofa and an armchair ~ Two panoramic sliding bay windows