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Antique wonders of the Aegean

Istanbul - Athens

Dates:
7/17/2025
to  7/25/2025

9
days
8
nights on board
Starting from*
$5,040
per person
30% Ponant Bonus

This cruise, in partnership with the Maud Fontenoy Foundation, will cultivate the art of peaceful travel as well as a family spirit, thanks to its customised activities on board and on shore for youngsters*, with the Kid Explorers Club.  

Departing from IstanbulPONANT brings you an itinerary along the coastlines in the Aegean Sea, to discover outstanding natural and historical sites. During this 9-day cruiseL’Austral invites you to a sensorial and cultural journey to the heart of the ancient treasures of Turkey and Greece.

Throughout your journey, you will benefit from an excursion included per person per port of call, to choose from a selection offered by PONANT. During this cruise, discover the typical villages of Lefkes and Naoussa on the island of Paros, discover the Monastery of Saint John and the Cave of the Apocalypse, where the last book of the New Testament was revealed to John the Apostle, from Patmos, or visit the southern part of charming Symi. The diversity of experiences on offer promises you intense and varied moments (to discover the full range of excursions, go to the itinerary tab).

After a unique sailing experience in the Dardanelles Strait, L’Austral will head towards Bozcaada, a tranquil haven renowned since ancient times for the fruit of its vines. With its charming, cobbled streets, the island reveals a fine combination of Greek and Turkish influences and offers many opportunities to swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea.

Head for the Dodecanese islands, at the crossroads of the Orient and the Occident. You will also fall under the spell of charming Patmos. Known as the 'Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea'. This island, where Saint John is said to have written the Apocalypse, offers unique landscapes combining white sandy beaches and rocky coves. The beautiful neoclassical houses surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and cypresses make Symi one of the most beautiful islands in the archipelago.

In the south-eastern Aegean Sea, the Cyclades archipelago invites you to enjoy the wild and appealing beauty of its islands. Amorgos, the easternmost Cyclades Island, is sure to win your heart. Wild and mountainous, Amorgos is a stunning, protected island which has been used for many things including filming Le Grand Bleu. Following an unforgettable sailing experience opposite the Santorini caldera, Paros, renowned for its stunning white marble, offers a real concentration of Greek beauty, with its whitewashed houses, olive groves and ancient monuments. The serene atmosphere of this spiritual centre infuses its sumptuous scenery. The landscapes of Milos, between limestone cliffs and small confidential coves can be discovered in a soothing atmosphere. You will then make a detour via the island of Hydra, famous for its incomparable light and the calm of its small streets on which all motorised traffic is banned.

Athens, the mythical city dominated by the Acropolis and its monuments, which form the most extraordinary architectural and artistic ensemble bequeathed to the world by Ancient Greece, will mark the end of this exceptional odyssey.

*for children aged 4 to 13 years old 


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Kid Explorers Club in partnership with MAUD FONTENOY FOUNDATION. A cruise to discover the treasures of the Aegean Sea, from the renowned coasts of Turkey to the sublime Greek archipelagos. UNESCO World...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Superior Stateroom Deck 3
 

(226 ft²)

From $5,040 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(193 ft²)

From $5,300 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(193 ft²)

From $5,570 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(193 ft²)

From $5,830 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(193 ft²)

From $6,150 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(290 ft²)

From $9,780 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(398 ft²)

From $10,820 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(398 ft²)

From $11,090 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite Deck 6
 

(484 ft²)

From $19,340 per person



Complete your trip

Complete your trip

Additional services
For more peace of mind, PONANT selects stays and flights then takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


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