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Ancient jewels of the Mediterranean

Valletta - Athens

Dates:
15/6/2025
to  22/6/2025

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8
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$7,320
per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Starting in Valetta, step aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville for an 8-day cruise between the majestic Maltese coast and Greece.

Throughout your journey, you will benefit from an excursion included per person per port of call, to choose from a selection offered by PONANT. During this cruise, meet a famous puppeteer in his workshop in Syracuse, discover the typical villages of Lefkes and Naoussa on the island of Paros, or visit the former Rodolico shipyard in Aci Trezza, near Taormina.

The diversity of experiences on offer promises you intense and varied moments (to discover the full range of excursions, go to the itinerary tab).

Then, Southern Italy promises suspended moments where the beauty of the shores combines with the beauty of its historical remnants, which remain fascinating. In Syracuse, the Sicilian soul unfolds across the island of Ortygia - the oldest part of the city -, a maze of small streets dotted with churches, palaces, ancient remnants, sheltering a majestic cathedral in its very heart.

You will take the sea to discover Taormina, overlooking Etna’s blanket of snow. Its streets will lead you to its famed ancient Greek theatre, where the quality of the acoustics is exceptional. In PugliaGallipoli, meaning “beautiful town” in Greek, reveals its Hellenic origins and offers up its singular atmosphere, where life is good.

You will then set sail for Galaxidi. You will be charmed by this picturesque village where calm and tranquillity reign. You will then cross the Corinth Canal and stop off at Hydra, a small island of old-worldly charm where motorised traffic is banned.

Finally, your ship will call at Paros. Nestling in the heart of the Cyclades archipelago, this island reputed for its sublime white marble offers a real concentration of Greek beauty, from whitewashed houses to olive groves to ancient monuments.

Athens, the mythical city dominated by the Acropolis and its monuments, which form the most extraordinary architectural and artistic ensemble bequeathed to the world by Ancient Greece, will mark the end of this exceptional odyssey.


Ref : EU150625


Your itinerary

Your itinerary - Ancient jewels of the Mediterranean

A cruise from Malta to Greece via the Sicilian coast, discovering majestic landscapes. UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the city of Valletta, Syracuse and the wonderful Greek theatre of Taormina, overlooking the...


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Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(19 m²)

From AU$7,320 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

From AU$7,710 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

From AU$8,090 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

From AU$8,560 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

From AU$13,830 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

From AU$13,830 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

From AU$13,830 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m²)

From AU$15,350 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m²)

From AU$15,730 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m²)

From AU$16,500 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

From AU$16,500 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

From AU$19,930 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked



Complete your trip

Complete your trip

Shore Excursions, Overlands & Pre/Post Programmes
To complete your voyage, PONANT can organise a range of shore excursions, pre & post cruise activities and packages, plus transfers.


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