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Ancient Jewels Of The Mediterranean

Ancient Jewels Of The Mediterranean

10 night Antalya to Valletta cruise onboard L'Austral

Europe, Eastern Europe, Mediterranean
Antalya, Turkey - Valletta, Malta
19 May 2024
10 nights
Cruise Code AU190524
For sale until 19 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 partnership with Connaissance des Arts and with the exceptional presence of Guy Boyer, editorial director of Connaissance des Arts.

New this year: Connaissance des Arts has selected one of its favourite artists: Marine Wallon, painter, will be taking part in a PONANT artist-in-residence project during the cruise and will be sharing her art with you.

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 Antalya and Valletta. 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.

From Alanya, you will explore two majestic ancient sites, Perga and Aspendos, before arriving in Kusadasi. 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.

In the tranquillity of May, you will discover Greece as you have never seen it. From Volos, 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. You will then reach Athens and its famous acropolis, and the remains of the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion, before entering the Corinth Canal. On your route, the port of call in the small port of Itea will let you discover the mythical site of Delphi or even the Hosios Loukas monastery, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites before reaching the mountainous island of Corfu.

Southern Italy promises suspended moments where the beauty of the shores combines with the beauty of its historical remnants, which remain fascinating. In Puglia, Gallipoli, meaning "beautiful town" in Greek, reveals its Hellenic origins and offers up its singular atmosphere, where life is good. 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.


1 - 19 May 2024AntalyaEmbark8pm
2 - 20 May 2024Alanya7am6pm
3 - 21 May 2024At sea
4 - 22 May 2024Kusadasi7am1pm
5 - 23 May 2024Volos8am6pm
6 - 24 May 2024Athens (Lavrio)8.30am11pm
7 - 25 May 2024Crossing the Corinth Canal
7 - 25 May 2024Itea11am6pm
8 - 26 May 2024Corfu9am8pm
9 - 27 May 2024Gallipoli8am6pm
10 - 28 May 2024Syracuse, Sicily1pm8pm
11 - 29 May 2024Valletta7amDisembark



Superior Stateroom (SP3)$16,969AUD$8,849AUD$4,799AUD
Deluxe Stateroom (DEL)$14,009AUD$9,579AUDSOLD OUT
Prestige Deck 4 (PR4)$15,589AUD$10,639AUDSOLD OUT
Prestige Deck 5 (PR5)$16,379AUD$11,159AUDSOLD OUT
Prestige Deck 6 (PR6)$17,329AUD$11,799AUDSOLD OUT
Prestige Deck 5 Suite (PS5)$32,999AUD$22,249AUD$11,489AUD
Prestige Deck 6 Suite (PS6)$34,719AUD$23,399AUD$12,059AUD
* 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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