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7-night An Exploration of World Affairs – Sailing the Aegean Sea Cruise



DestinationIstanbul/Athens (Piraeus)

Departure 8/10/2021

Ports Istanbul | Dikili | Kusadasi (Ephesus) | Patmos | Delos | Mykonos | Paros, Greek Isle | Nafplion (Nauplia) | Athens (Piraeus) |

FROM$4720

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Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Bougainville will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line's hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

FREE Unlimited WiFi is available on board all Ponant ships.*

*Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or circumstances beyond Ponant's control.

Theme: History & Education 
Featuring lectures and discussions with contributing writer to The New Yorker, Robin Wright, and former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John McLaughlin, this voyage on the Aegean Sea offers an extraordinary opportunity to talk with these leading thinkers and actors on the world stage about the current state of U.S. relations with the wider world.

This voyage is a journey to the intellectual home of the western world, where each day brings new vistas of royal blue sea, bleached cliffs, whitewashed houses, and the exquisite remains of Classical civilization. You will call first in Turkey: first at Pergamon, once the very heart of scholarship in the Hellenistic world; and then at Ephesus, one of the most awe-inspiring survivals of Roman architecture in the Mediterranean. At Ephesus, you will enjoy an included guided tour of the ruins with an exclusive after-hours cocktail reception and concert by the Aegean Chamber Orchestra at the ruins in front of the Library of Celsus. Your day in Patmos brings us face-to-face with the stunning 11th-century Monastery of St. John, while Delos, Mykonos, and Paros embody the most iconic images of the Greek isles: spectacular Cycladic architecture, breathtaking vistas, and temples and ruins that reveal millennia of history. Your final call is in Nafplion for an excursion to Mycenae, the center of power from which Agamemnon launched his attack on Troy.

Our World Affairs cruises provide expert insight into contemporary issues that affect our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren. As you travel into the past and engage with its legacy, you will also attend to the present, engaging with your guest experts on the current state of international relations and on the prospects for the future.*

*Cruise line theme is subject to be cancelled or discontinued at any time without notice.

  • $500 per Couple Shipboard Credit

Departure Date
8/10/2021
Number of Nights
7 Nights
Cruise Inclusions
  • On board discussions on World Affairs with contributing writer to The New Yorker, Robin Wright, and former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John McLaughlin.
  • An included guided tour of Ephesus with an exclusive after-hours cocktail reception and concert by the Aegean Chamber Orchestra at the ruins in front of the Library of Celsus.
  • Seven UNESCO World Heritage sites en route: Historic Areas of Istanbul, Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape, Ephesus, The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos, Delos, Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns, and Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus.
  • An evening at leisure to experience the captivating nightlife of Mykonos.
  • Optional pre-program featuring the highlights of Istanbul and a stay at the fabled Pera Palace Hotel.
  • Optional excursions in Dikili, Patmos, Delos, Mykonos, Paros, and Nafplion.
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