(PRESS RELEASE)_With summer 2022 around the corner, PONANT announces three new Mediterranean itineraries—plus, fan-favorite trips that combine cultural heritage, breathtaking coastal scenery, and VIP speakers.
Wild and Authentic Corsica, June 13-20, 2022, Le Bougainville
While technically a part of France, Corsica has an entirely distinct identity from the mainland—plus landscapes that run the gamut from mountain ridges and powdery beaches to charming hilltop villages. Travelers will discover every side of the island on this seven-night voyage, which starts and ends in Nice, France. Highlights include the Sanguinaires archipelago, the bay of Roccapina, and the spectacular town of Bonifacio.
Starting from $4,590 per person
NEW: Mediterranean Odyssey, June 27-July 10, 2022, Le Bougainville
This brand-new 14-day itinerary showcases the Mediterranean like never before. Starting in Nice, France, the ship will then sail to Calvi, Corsica, then down the western coast of Italy, gliding past the spectacular Amalfi Coast. From there, it’s on to Taormina, Sicily to see ancient ruins and other heritage sites. After, you’ll island-hop through the Cyclades, Dodecanese, and Saronic archipelagos, making stops in isles like Delos, Mykonos, Symi, and Paros, before sailing the Dardanelle Strait. Your final stop: Istanbul, home to landmarks like the Hagia Sophia and the magnificent Topkapi Palace.
Starting from $8,940 per person
Turkish Shores and the Greek Archipelagos of the Aegean, July 10-July 20, 2022, Le Bougainville
This immersive 11-day voyage traces the Turkish and Greek coast of the Aegean Sea, with stops on the Turkish Riviera and the Greek archipelagos of the Dodecanese and Cyclades. Discover the charming coastal town of Çesme, known for its thermal baths and cultural riches; the unspoilt Greek island of Patmos; and the elegant seaside resort of Bodrum known as “the Turkish Saint-Tropez.”
Starting from $5,840 per person
At the Heart of the Greek Islands, July 22-29, 2022, Le Lyrial
Why commit to one Greek island when you can see seven? On this eight-day voyage, travelers will discover the most beautiful islands of the Aegean Sea, with plenty of refreshing dips in the turquoise waters along the way. But it’s not just sunbathing and swimming—the trip includes stops at UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Acropolis, the sacred Cycladic island of Delos, and the monastery of Saint John and the Cave of the Apocalypse on Patmos.
Starting from $4,250 per person
NEW: Croatia, Under Sail, seven departures in July and August, Le Ponant
Discover Croatia’s coastline as though you were on your own private yacht. Propelled by the wind, the newly-refitted Le Ponant has room for just 32 passengers. And while the eight-day itinerary begins in the popular seaside Dubrovnik, known for its walled Old Town and seaside views, travelers will discover plenty of lesser-known locales, too, like the small islands of Vis and Lopud. Beyond being immersed in Croatia’s spectacular scenery, guests will also discover the country’s rich culture—from taking in a thrilling Moreška sword dance to meeting stone carvers on the island of Pucisca.
Starting from $10,890 per person
From the City of Gods to the Canals of Venice, August 19-26, 2022, Le Lyrial
This eight-day voyage takes travelers to Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, and Greece, where highlights include sailing in the Bay of Kotor, touring Venice and its lagoon, strolling the old towns of Dubrovnik, Kotor, and Corfu, and discovering the Acropolis of Athens. Guest speakers include French journalist, author, and foreign policy specialist Christian Makarian, and Dorothée Schmid, an expert on Mediterranean and Turkey issues.
Starting from $3,790 per person
NEW: Island Hopping from Dubrovnik to Athens, August 28-September 3, 2022, Le Ponant
Starting in Dubrovnik, Croatia, this seven-day itinerary sails down Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, island-hopping in the Ionian archipelago, off the Southern Peloponnese, and the Western Cyclades, before finishing in Lavrio, near Athens. Despite their proximity, each island is wildly different: Fiskardo, in the northeast of Kefalonia, has colorful houses and architecture with Italian influences, while Monemvasia, founded by the Byzantines in the sixth century, is a medieval tower town with ancient riches. And the arid and rocky island of Kythnos has WWII shipwrecks that make it a paradise for divers.
Starting from $9,980 per person
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