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The Levant, Egypt and the Red Sea

Antalya - Aqaba

Dates:
2/11/2020
to  10/11/2020

9
days
8
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$6,350

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

Nine days in the heart of a region blessed with unparalleled cultural richness: this is the programme that PONANT is offering during this brand-new cruise. Aboard Le Jacques-Cartier, you will sail the seas of the Near East, and discover some of the finest jewels of the great civilisations.

You will board your ship in Antalya. With its Roman port, picturesque narrow streets and beautiful Ottoman homes this town, lying on the southern coast of Turkey, has maintained its many charms.

From Beirut, the Lebanese capital, do not miss the visit to Byblos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inhabited since the Neolithic era, this is one of the oldest cities in the world. One can observe the many vestiges of an extremely rich past, marked by the dissemination of the Phoenician alphabet.

You will then sail to Egypt for three days that will undoubtedly form the highlight of your cruise.

After sailing through the legendary Suez Canal, you will call at Ain Sokhna, the ideal starting point for a visit to the Egypt of the Pharaohs, and the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

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.


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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...


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Dominique de Villepin

Our guest of honour

Dominique de Villepin

Dominique de Villepin

It is alongside Paris Match’s Philippe Legrand and Marc Brincourt that I have the pleasure of revealing major international diplomacy reports during this fascinating itinerary, steeped in its unique history.

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Our partner of honour

Paris Match

Join us on board with Paris Match to experience the history of the Middle East with a world-renowned expert, former Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Dominique de Villepin.

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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

From AU$7,150

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(38 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(38 m²)

Fully booked

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m²)

Fully booked

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m²)

Fully booked

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked

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.


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1 888 400 1082
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*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.