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Greek Islands of the Southern Aegean with Ponant

2023 Le Jacques Cartier
Ponant cruises
7 Nights Luxury cruise
Deluxe Stateroom from $6,620
  • 65441
  • Ocean
  • 18 Oct 22
  • Athens
  • Athens
  • Europe
  • 12 Jul 23
  • 19 Jul 23
  • 7 nights
  • Ponant
  • Le Jacques Cartier
  • Cruise Only

  • Athens, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini, Amorgos, Delos, Mykonos, Nafplion

Le Jacques-Cartier combines the desire for adventure with five-star travel. This luxury modernised ship is environmentally friendly and equipped with innovative technology. Le Jacques-Cartier is part of a collection of Ponant voyages that are specially-tailored for English-speaking travellers 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 and a shore excursion or activity in each port of call. These activities encourages guests to embrace the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the island and culture.

This leisurely ship will voyage through the heart of Aegean. It is the perfect introduction to all that Homer’s ‘wine-dark sea’ has to offer. Ancient sites, resonating with a mythical past, compete for your attention with the whitewashed homes of farmers and waterfront cafes.

 

Highlights

  • 25% Ponant Bonus - limited time
  • All-inclusive meals and beverages onboard the ship
  • 7 Nights accommodation onboard Le Jacques-Cartier
  • Transfers to and from the ship to the airport in Athens
  • One included shore excursion or activity on each port of call

Important Terms

  • * Rates quoted are in Australian dollars.
  • 25% Ponant Bonus fluctuate depending on availability
  • Term and conditions depending on Ponant
  • Advertised price includes 25% Ponant Bonus
  • Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes unless otherwise stated.
  • Advertised price includes any bonus nights, special offers or discounts listed in the inclusions.
  • Surcharges may apply due to demand, Christmas & New Year's Eve, school or public holidays, trade shows, special events & other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Prices may be based on Dynamic Rates and as such, may fluctuate at anytime without notice, due to matters outside our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases, or at the property's discretion.
 
Cabin Name
Price per person twin share from
 
Deluxe Stateroom
$6,620
Book
Prestige Deck 4
$7,240
Book
Deluxe Suite Deck 5
$10,610
Book
Privilege Suite Deck 6
$15,320
Book
Owners Suite
$22,870
Book

*Rates are based on per person for two adults sharing. For solo travellers or single person occupancy rates, or other cabin types not listed, please contact our Travel Specialists for a quote.

 


One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
A bathroom with shower
A private 4 m² balcony with two armchairs
A glazed panoramic swing door and a rectangular window

Individually-controlled airconditioning
Stateroom layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating staterooms available (Children welcome)
Minibar
Flat screen satellite TV
Video on demand
Bose™ Bluetooth speaker
Desk with stationery
Safe
Hermès® bath products
Dressing table, bath robes, Hairdryer
Direct line telephone
110V American (two flat pins) /220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
24hr room service
Inclusive Internet access Wifi



Based on Deck 3 (lead in category)

One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
An armchair and a sofa (90 x 190 cm)
A bathroom with shower
A private 6 m² balcony with two armchairs
A glazed panoramic swing door and a panoramic window

24h room service
Inclusive Wi-Fi Internet access (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
Individually-controlled air conditioning
Dressing room with shelves and closet
Dressing table and hairdryer
Hermès top-of-the-line bath products
Minibar included
Nespresso coffee maker and boiler
Electronic safe
Direct line telephone
Bose Bluetooth speaker
Flat screen TV, international channels (availability dependent on navigation) and videos on demand
110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
Two ADA staterooms



Based on Deck 6

Priority boarding
Champagne and a basket of fruit on arrival
Butler service
An assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and a basket of fruit every day
A bedroom with one king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
A lounge with sofa bed, armchair and TV
A bathroom with shower, balneo bathtub and smart mirror
A private 32 m² terrace with two deckchairs and a four-seater dining table
2 panoramic sliding bay windows

24h room service
Inclusive Wi-Fi Internet access (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
Individually-controlled air conditioning
Dressing room with shelves and closet
Dressing table and hairdryer
Hermès top-of-the-line bath products
Minibar included
Nespresso coffee maker and boiler
Electronic safe
Direct line telephone
Bose Bluetooth speaker
Flat screen TV, international channels (availability dependent on navigation) and videos on demand
110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
Two ADA staterooms



  

Based on Deck 4 (lead in category)

One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
One chaise longue
A bathroom with shower
A private 4 m² balcony with two armchairs
A panoramic sliding bay window or a glazed panoramic swing door

24h room service
Inclusive Wi-Fi Internet access (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
Individually-controlled air conditioning
Dressing room with shelves and closet
Dressing table and hairdryer
Hermès top-of-the-line bath products
Minibar included
Nespresso coffee maker and boiler
Electronic safe
Direct line telephone
Bose Bluetooth speaker
Flat screen TV, international channels (availability dependent on navigation) and videos on demand
110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
Two ADA staterooms



  

Based on Deck 5 (lead in category)

Priority boarding
Butler service
One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
A lounge area with chaise longue and armchair
A bathroom with shower
A private 8 m² balcony with two armchairs
A panoramic sliding bay window

24h room service
Inclusive Wi-Fi Internet access (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
Individually-controlled air conditioning
Dressing room with shelves and closet
Dressing table and hairdryer
Hermès top-of-the-line bath products
Minibar included
Nespresso coffee maker and boiler
Electronic safe
Direct line telephone
Bose Bluetooth speaker
Flat screen TV, international channels (availability dependent on navigation) and videos on demand
110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
Two ADA staterooms



 

Private return transfer
Priority boarding
Champagne and a basket of fruit on arrival
Butler service
An assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and a basket of fruit every day
A lounge with armchair, double sofa bed and TV
A bedroom with king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
A bathroom with shower, balneo bathtub and smart mirror
A one-hour spa care for one person in the well-being space, chosen from the facial and body treatments on offer
A private 40 m² terrace: 2 deckchairs, jacuzzi, outdoor lounge area with a sofa and an armchair
Two panoramic sliding bay windows

24h room service
Inclusive Wi-Fi Internet access (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
Individually-controlled air conditioning
Dressing room with shelves and closet
Dressing table and hairdryer
Hermès top-of-the-line bath products
Minibar included
Nespresso coffee maker and boiler
Electronic safe
Direct line telephone
Bose Bluetooth speaker
Flat screen TV, international channels (availability dependent on navigation) and videos on demand
110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
Two ADA staterooms

 

Day 1 – Departures at  19:00 from Athens

The Greek capital city is located on the edge of the Saronic gulf, in the east of the country. You will be enchanted by the rocky plateau presided by its monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage. You can visit some of the liveliest districts in Athens: Plaka, with its maze of colourful streets. The National Archaeological museum and the Cycladic Art Museum are also some of the city’s key attractions and allow visitors to discover Athens’ cultural past.

Day 2 – Patmos: Midday- Early evening

Patmos is one of the historical islands located in the Dodecanese. The cave of the Apocalypse and the Saint John Monastery are sites, which are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage, they are located at the top of a hillside planted with vines and orchards. On the shore, the crystalline coves of Kambos and Lampi offer absolutely  beautiful swimming areas.

1 Shore excursion included 

Day 3 – Rhodes: Early morning- late afternoon

Rhodes island invites you to walk its pathways and discover its immaculate villages and medieval city, a UNESCO World Heritage site. At the centre of the island the mountains are covered in forest and on the western slopes we find vineyards and crops. Do not miss this peaceful island with its spectacular beaches and its large walkways, perpetuating the myth of the famous Colossus, the legendary statue that is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

1 Shore excursion included 

Day 4 -Santorini: Early morning- late evening

The Beautiful volcanic island of Santorini stands out proud in the Cyclades. To enjoy expansive views of the Aegean, you can head for the capital, Fira. Its floral belvederes of bougainvillea provide a bird’s-eye view of several thousand metres of coastline. Further away, the gorgeous village of Oia looks like a stairway of blue and white houses on the slopes of the volcano. In the south of the island, you will be able to visit the stunning ruins of Akrotiri, an ancient city destroyed by an eruption and covered with a thick layer of lava stone.

1 Shore excursion included 

Day 5 – Amorgos: Early morning- late afternoon

Amorgos is one of the beautiful islands located in Cyclades and stands out for its rocky inlets with crystal-clear water and its small villages. This port of call will be your chance to visit one of the prettiest villages in the Cyclades, Chora, and discover its cobbled streets and whitewashed houses overlooked by a castle. Byzantine churches, windmills and courtyards brimming with flowers complete this typical tableau of timeless Greece.

1 Shore excursion included 

Day 6- Delos: Early morning- Midday

This legendary Cyclades island of Delos stands just a few miles southwest of Mykonos. This UNESCO World Heritage site covers over half of the island. From the Stoa of Antigonos, the Terrace of the Lions, to the carved marble animal statues, you will make discovery after discovery. The theatre steps on the hillside are a particularly good place from which to enjoy the expansive view.

1 Shore excursion included 

Day 7- Mykonos: Early afternoon- Late evening

1 Shore excursion included 

Day 8- Nafplion: Midday- Early evening

The town of Nafplion is staggered up green hillsides of the Argolic Gulf. Nafplion has extremely varied cultural heritage. Some of the site visits include the ancient agora on the plateau of Akronafplia, Italianate arcades in Syntagma square as well as the baroque fortress of Palamidi on a hillside. At the top of the hill, views of the gulf and the surrounding mountains are simply Spectacular. You can chill out by the water’s edge, walk along the Arvanitia promenade to a beautiful creek in the shade of cedars and cypresses.

1 Shore excursion included 

Day 9-  Arrives Early morning in Athens

Le Jacques Cartier

In keeping with the philosophy of PONANT and the PONANT EXPLORERS, Le Jacques-Cartier combines the desire for adventure with five-star travel. A modern ship with slender, tapered lines, it is environmentally friendly and equipped with innovative technology.
Tastefully decorated, Le Jacques-Cartier reflects the universe so dear to PONANT, with its light tones and open-to-the-sea design providing soft light and luminosity at every instant of the day. Its ethnic chic ambiance pays homage to the destinations we visit.

Located below the waterline, the Blue Eye, the first ever multisensorial lounge, offers a unique experience: the opportunity to enjoy undersea views and the sounds of the marine world whilst sharing a glass together.

Specifications | 430ft | Ice Class 1C| Guest Decks 5 | 184 Guests | 

Restaurants

The Le Nautilus

Gastronomic restaurant – Deck 4
Towards the rear of deck 4 you’ll find a panoramic restaurant large enough to accommodate all our passengers at one sitting. Offering a different concept than on our other ships, this space is open to the exterior and serves buffets of salads, desserts and cheeses. Our discreet and attentive staff provide a table service for hot meals

260 m2 (2,800 ft²)
Wine cellar

The Grill Restaurant


Deck 3
An exterior grill restaurant on deck 3 offering a relaxed ambiance and atmosphere:

Capacity: 70
Views out over the pool deck
Grilled meats and a variety of salads and desserts

Other Facilities

Spa – Wellness Area
Spa in partnership with CLARINS™: massage and treatment cubicles, beauty care cubicle
KÉRASTASE / L’Oréal Paris hair salon
Free access sauna (open during the day)
Gym (open during the day)

2 Lounges

Theatre

The hydraulic platform – Deck 2
Much easier onboard access than on any other cruise ship
Easier disembarking and embarking by Zodiac when participating in expeditions
Swimming and bathing in the sea and various nautical sports, such as kayaking and paddleboarding

The Blue Eye – Deck 0

A multisensorial underwater lounge
Enough room for 40 passengers

The pool deck – Deck 3
A swimming pool offering panoramic views and equipped with a counter-current system
A pleasant, attractive sun deck
An exterior bar and lounge equipped with armchairs and sofas

Ponant

 

PONANT was founded in 1988 by officers of the French Merchant Navy who launched France’s first cruise ship company. For over 30 years PONANT has combined exceptional itineraries to take their guests on cruise voyages that are simultaneously authentic and sophisticated. Their luxurious ships are smaller in stature and as such are able to visit less-frequented ports and little-known anchorages to offer immersive cruise experiences.


 
 

Call a Luxury Cruise Specialist on 1300 308 081 and Quote #65441

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