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Cruising the Greek Islands of the Southern Aegean – with Smithsonian Journeys

Athens - Athens

Dates:
5/7/2022
to  12/7/2022

Other available dates

8
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$6,460
20% Ponant Bonus

Shore excursion or activity in each port of call + transfers


In alliance with Smithsonian Journeys.

This cruise is part of a collection of PONANT voyages that are specially-tailored for English-speaking travelers who want to engage with the world. In addition to the usual elements of the PONANT experience, the listed price for these voyages includes transfers to and from the ship, talks and discussions aboard ship by world class experts, and a shore excursion or activity in each port of call that encourages guests to embrace the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the local environment and culture.

With this exceptional itinerary, PONANT invites you to enjoy a wonderful interlude discovering the cultural and natural treasures of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. From Athens, set sail aboard Le Jacques-Cartier for an 8-day cruise to the most beautiful Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and delight not only in the rich cultural heritage but also in refreshing dips in the turquoise waters of the archipelago. 

You will discover Patmos, known as the “Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea”. This island, where Saint John is said to have written the Apocalypse, offers unique landscapes combining white sandy beaches and rocky coves.

After a stopover on the small island of Symi, which will not fail to dazzle you with its discreet beauty and Italian-style neoclassical houses, you will head for the CycladesAmorgos, or the island of the Big Blue as it is known, is a raw gem. You will admire its volcanic and mountainous landscapes that rush into the crystal clear waters that surround it.

Le Jacques-Cartier will then approach the Santorini archipelago in an incredible cruise along the foot of its caldera formed during an eruption in around 1600 BC. Sublime white villages such as Thera and Oia are built on top of the cliffs falling vertically into the sea.

You will then make a stopover on the authentic and picturesque Folégandros before reaching Delos, a minuscule island in the Cyclades archipelago. According to mythology, Apollo was born here. Like an open-air museum, Delos offers unique testimony of the civilisations that followed one another in the Aegean world.

Next comes Mykonos, its beaches and windmills, with Alefkandra, a district that is typical of the island, with houses built right on the water’s edge. Le Jacques-Cartier will make a final stopover on the island of Hydra, famous for its incomparable light, before heading towards the Greek capital. 

Your cruise will end in Athens, the mythical city dominated by the Acropolis and its monuments that form the most extraordinary architectural and artistic collection bequeathed by Ancient Greece to the rest of the world.


Ref : AABA45US - X050722


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A voyage specially-tailored for English-speaking travelers including discussions with experts, transfers before and after your cruise, and an included excursion or activity in each port of call. Engaging...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m2)

From AU$6,460
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(19 m2)

From AU$7,090
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(19 m2)

From AU$7,400
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(19 m2)

From AU$7,760
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m2)

From AU$10,510
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m2)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m2)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m2)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(38 m2)

From AU$13,920
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(38 m2)

From AU$14,610
20% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m2)

From AU$15,290
20% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m2)

From AU$15,290
20% Ponant Bonus

Suite Grand Deluxe Deck 6
 

(45 m2)

From AU$16,720
20% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m2)

From AU$21,590



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To make sure things run smoothly, PONANT has included certain elements before and after your cruise as part of the price.


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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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