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Ancient shores of the Mediterranean

Valletta - Málaga

Dates:
12/12/2025
to  21/12/2025

10
days
9
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$7,080
per person
30% Ponant Bonus

With a departure from Valetta, PONANT invites you to discover archaeological and historical sites – most of them UNESCO World Heritage sites – on a 10-day cruise to Malta, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria and Spain. You will be captivated by an unforgettable voyage aboard Le Lapérouse in the Mediterranean.

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, marvel at Greek, Norman and Baroque influences during a walk on the island of Ortygia in Syracuse, discover the ruins of Hippo Regius in Annaba, or explore the history-laden streets of the Casbah, the jewel of Algiers ’s heritage. The diversity of experiences on offer promises you intense and varied moments (to discover the full range of excursions, go to the itinerary tab).

Leaving from Valletta, capital of the island of Malta and former stronghold of the Knights of the Order of Malta, you will set sail north towards Italian shores. In Syracuse, the Sicilian soul unfolds across the island of Ortygia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The oldest part of the city, a maze of small streets dotted with churches, palaces, ancient remnants, shelters a majestic cathedral in its very heart. Then you will head for Porto Empedocles, gateway to the legendary Greek temples of Agrigento: some of the most fascinating ruins in the Mediterranean, also UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Le Lapérouse resumes its journey to head for the Tunisian shores and capital, Tunis. Rome’s great rival, Ancient Carthage, is yours to discover as you visit its ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your journey then continues along the coast of nearby Algeria to Annaba, where you visit the archaeological site of Hippo, one of Roman Africa’s main cities.

You will set sail again, heading for “Algiers the White”. The capital of Africa’s largest country, radiant and vibrant, will reveal its centuries of history. In Tipasa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the wisteria-scented ruins mingle with the sun and the sea, summoning up the Nuptials essays by Albert Camus.

After a call at Palma de Majorca, one of the jewels of the Balearic Archipelago, known for its four main islands that are charming, picturesque and discreet, sitting atop the clear waters of the Mediterranean like grains of sand, you will join Valencia, with its remarkable architectural splendours.

Your last port of call will be Cartagena, an ancient walled city with a remarkable architectural heritage, lying in the heart of a rolling landscape. Finally, you will sail to Malaga, the bustling cultural capital of the Costa del Sol, where you will disembark.


Ref : ER121225


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Your itinerary - Ancient shores of the Mediterranean

A cruise taking in Europe and the Maghreb to discover five countries: Malta, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria and Spain. UNESCO World Heritage sites: the historic centre of Syracuse; the ruins of Agrigento at Porto...


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Choose your stateroom

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Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m²)

From AU$7,080 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

From AU$7,440 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

From AU$7,810 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

From AU$8,250 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

From AU$13,280 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

From AU$13,280 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

From AU$13,280 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

From AU$13,280 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m²)

From AU$14,740 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m²)

From AU$15,090 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m²)

From AU$15,820 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

From AU$15,820 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

From AU$19,100 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m²)

From AU$27,010 per person



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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