Or

Which period?

Ancient Treasures of the Mediterranean & Red Seas

Valletta - Aqaba

Dates:
16/11/2022
to  29/11/2022

14
days
13
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$7,830
30% Ponant Bonus

In partnership with PARIS MATCH, with the exceptional presence of Dominique de Villepin, former Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Interior Minister.  

Set sail aboard the Jacques-Cartier for a 14-day cruise between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Fall under the spell of this unforgettable journey to ancient archaeological sites with a fascinating history.

Your cruise will start in Valletta, the capital of the island of Malta, and former stronghold of the Knights of the Order of Malta.

Your ship will take you to the southern Aegean Sea to discover the capital of Crete, Heraklion, built on a hillside overlooking the port and encircled by formidable Venetian walls.

Le Jacques-Cartier will sail to Rhodes, whose old medieval town, built by the Knights of St John, is surrounded by ramparts. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and was once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: its famous Colossus.

You will travel to charming and picturesque Antalya, located on the shores of the Turkish Turquoise coast. From there, you will be able to visit the splendid ancient cities of Perga and Aspendos.

You will cross the world-famous Suez Canal, built by Ferdinand de Lesseps and widened recently to facilitate trade, before arriving in Ain Soukhna, the gateway to the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the famous Rameses Colossus.

After a port of call in the resort town of Hurghada, you will sail to Safaga. From this port on the Red Sea, you will have the chance to discover Luxor, the ancient city of Thebes and the capital of the pharaohs.

Le Jacques-Cartier will make a brief incursion into the warm waters of the Red Sea before sailing to the other side of the Sinai Peninsula and reaching Eilat in Israel. You will be able to discover the majestic fortress of Massada looming over the Dead Sea.

From the city of Aqaba, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the ancient caravan city of Petra, one of the must-see jewels of this fascinating country at the crossroads of history.


Your itinerary

In partnership with PARIS MATCH, with the presence on board of Dominique de Villepin, former Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Interior Minister, Marc Brincourt, former editor-in-chief of Paris...


See detailed itinerary

Enlarge the map


Your trip in detail

Contact Us

1 888 400 1082
(or contact your travel agent)

Register on the waiting list

Dominique de Villepin

Our guest of honour

Dominique de Villepin

Dominique de Villepin

More

Our partner of honour

Paris Match

More

Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(38 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(38 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Suite Grand Deluxe Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(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.


View options


You may also like...

You may also like...

Ushuaia - Ushuaia
L'AUSTRAL
Night in Buenos Aires + flight Buenos Aires/Ushuaia + visit + flight Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
10 nights on board
Dates:
31/1/2022 to the 11/2/2022
Other available dates
  • New
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT
FLIGHT PARIS/LONGYEARBYEN + TRANSFERS + FLIGHT LONGYEARBYEN/PARIS
8 nights on board
Dates:
15/6/2022 to the 23/6/2022
Fort-de-France - Fort-de-France
LE CHAMPLAIN
12 nights on board
Dates:
8/3/2022 to the 20/3/2022
Other available dates
Cozumel - Cozumel
LE BELLOT
Round trip transfers from/to Playa del Carmen and Cozumel
10 nights on board
Dates:
6/12/2022 to the 16/12/2022
Other available dates
Victoria, Mahé - Victoria, Mahé
LE BOUGAINVILLE
12 nights on board
Dates:
23/2/2022 to the 7/3/2022
Other available dates

Contact Us

1 888 400 1082
(or contact your travel agent)

Register on the waiting list

*Price is per person, double occupancy, is based on availability, and subject to change at any time. The category of cabin to which this price applies may no longer be available.