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Ancient Jewels Of The Mediterranean

Ancient Jewels Of The Mediterranean

10 night Valletta to Antalya cruise onboard L'Austral

Europe, Eastern Europe, Mediterranean
Valletta, Malta - Antalya, Turkey
09 May 2024
10 nights
Cruise Code AU090524
For sale until 9 May 2024


10 nights cruise accommodation onboard L'Austral
The PONANT ships are deliberately designed to welcome aboard a limited number of passengers
Aboard you will feel this "French Touch" in the design and decor
"Best Cruise Line Expedition" awarded by Luxury Travel Magazine's 2018 Gold List Awards
Afternoon tea including Laduree macarons, Lenotre sweet pastries and a selection of fine wines from Maison Taillevent and Veuve Clicquot champagne at gala dinners
Fragonard mood fragrances, Hermes bath products in all staterooms and Suites, spa care products and services by Sothy's
Stateroom decor designed by the French architect-designer Jean-Philippe Nuel and fabrics by Pierre Frey contribure to create a calming and luxurious atmosphere
Open bar from the moment you board and throughout your cruise, your unlimited drinks are included, at any time of the day
Port & government taxes

Cruise Description

In springtime, as the flowers pepper the landscapes with their bright colours and the sun illuminates the decor with its soft light, PONANT invites you on an exquisite interlude in the Mediterranean, between Valletta and Antalya. During a unique 11-day journey, set off aboard L'Austral to discover the riches of the Mediterranean Sea, a link between peoples, a crossroads of civilisations.

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. In Puglia, Gallipoli, meaning "beautiful town" in Greek, reveals its Hellenic origins and offers up its singular atmosphere, where life is good.

In the tranquillity of May, you will discover Greece as you have never seen it. From the mountainous island of Corfu, you will arrive in the small port of Itea from where it is possible to visit the mythical site of Delphi or even the Hosios Loukas monastery, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After crossing the Corinth Canal, you will be welcomed by Athens and its famous acropolis, and the remains of the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion, for an unforgettable port of call. From Volos, Greece will never cease to surprise you: in Thessaly, the formation known as the Meteora hosts Eastern Orthodox monasteries that rub shoulders with the sky and are at one with the rock.

Kusadasi opens the gateway to Turkey and its treasures. The Ephesus archaeological site will tell you the great history of the Mediterranean, through this ancient city, among the oldest in the Magna Graecia of Asia Minor. From Alanya, you will explore two other majestic ancient sites, Perga and Aspendos, before arriving in Antalya, the end of your cruise.


1 - 09 May 2024VallettaEmbark6.30pm
2 - 10 May 2024Syracuse, Sicily8am2pm
3 - 11 May 2024Gallipoli9am6pm
4 - 12 May 2024Corfu8am5pm
5 - 13 May 2024Itea8am1.30pm
5 - 13 May 2024Crossing the Corinth Canal
6 - 14 May 2024Athens (Lavrio)7am5pm
7 - 15 May 2024Volos8am6pm
8 - 16 May 2024Kusadasi2pm11pm
9 - 17 May 2024At sea
10 - 18 May 2024Alanya8am8pm
11 - 19 May 2024Antalya7amDisembark



Superior Stateroom (SP3)$16,019AUD$8,379AUD$4,559AUD
Deluxe Stateroom (DEL)$11,559AUD$9,059AUDSOLD OUT
Prestige Deck 4 (PR4)$12,849AUD$10,049AUDSOLD OUT
Prestige Deck 5 (PR5)$13,489AUD$10,539AUDSOLD OUT
Prestige Deck 6 (PR6)$14,269AUD$11,149AUDSOLD OUT
Prestige Deck 5 Suite (PS5)$27,059AUD$20,979AUD$10,859AUD
Prestige Deck 6 Suite (PS6)$28,459AUD$22,059AUD$11,399AUD
* All prices are quoted in Australian dollars, based on per person double occupancy unless stated otherwise, and inclusive of all taxes and discounts. All prices & itineraries are current at time of publishing & subject to change without notice. Prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, fuel price, and tax increases. Taxes are correct at time of publication and subject to change due to airline fluctuation, currency fluctuation, government changes, departure city and stop overs. Prices may vary until full payment is received, please ask your consultant for details. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking. Conditions apply.
* Free upgrades are on selected categories and subject to availability.
* Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice.

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