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Islands and Cities of the Mediterranean

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Balcony
$6,420
Suite
$10,986
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
8 Days
 Cruise Starts
Athens
 Cruise Finishes
Valletta
8 Day Islands and Cities of the Mediterranean Itinerary (Ponant)
Countries Explored: Greece, Sicily, Malta
Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Ship Class
Ponant Explorers
Departures
Passengers
184
Crew
118
Launched
2019
Cruise Code
ATHLVA7.1

Overview

Young Ocean Explorers Club in partnership with MAUD FONTENOY FOUNDATION. Starting in Athens, step aboard Le Bougainville for an 8-day cruise between Greece and the majestic Maltese coast. LeBougainville will then head towards Paros. Nestling in the heart of the Cyclades archipelago, this island reputed for its sublime white marble offers a real concentration of Greek beauty, from whitewashed houses to olive groves to ancient monuments.

This cruise will also enable you to discover Hydra, a small island of old-worldly charm where motorised traffic is banned. You will then sail south for...read more the charming Monemvasia. A romantic haven for the Athenians, this magnificent peninsula conserves treasures of Venetian and Byzantine architecture in the small vaulted streets of its fortified medieval village, which feature thousands of shades of ochre. At the crossroads of the Agean and Ionian seas and Crete, a lost paradise called Kythira will transport you into a universe whose watchwords are wonderment and tranquillity.

The island, the birthplace of Aphrodite in mythology, has inspired poets like Baudelaire and painters like Watteau with its enchanting landscapes. When the ship calls at Pylos, you will explore the ruins of the Palace of Nestor, one of the heroes of the Trojan War. You will take the sea to discover Taormina, overlooking Etna's blanket of snow. Its streets will lead you to its famed ancient Greek theatre, where the quality of the acoustics is exceptional. Your cruise will come to an end in Valletta, capital of the island of Malta and former stronghold of the Knights of the Order of Malta.

Cruise Itinerary

 
Arrive
Depart

Day 1: Athens
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18:00
Day 2: Paros
12:00
23:30
Day 3: Hydra
08:00
15:00
Day 3: Monemvasia
20:00
23:30
Day 4: Kythira
08:00
22:00
Day 5: Pylos
08:00
23:30
Day 6: Cruising At Sea
--
--
Day 7: Taormina, Sicily
08:00
19:00
Day 8: Valletta
07:00
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Note: Ship ports may not be located in the starting & ending cities listed. Transfers to and/or from the ship port may be required.

Life Onboard Le Bougainville

 Le Bougainville
Le Bougainville

Take an voyage in French sophisticated luxury when you explore the world on Le Bougainville. Read more

Expedition Comfort
Expedition Comfort

Unwind in the chic decor of your ocean facing stateroom or suite complete with luxury amenities. Read more

Infinity Pool Days
Infinity Pool Days

Situated at the stern of the ship you can watch the coean pass by as you swim. Read more

Inside The Blue Eye
Inside The Blue Eye

Hear the sounds and catch a glimpse of the underwater world through the windows of the Blue Eye. Read more

Nightlife and Entertainment
Nightlife and Entertainment

Enjoy socialising and dancing in the main lounge or applaud a live show in the theatre. Read more

Relaxed Dining Settings
Relaxed Dining Settings

Dine al fresco at the grill or enjoy buffet and table service in the main restaurant. Read more

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