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Oriental Wonders & Civilisations

Doha - Muscat

Dates:
13/12/2024
to  23/12/2024

11
days
10
nights on board
Starting from*
6.300 €
per person
25% Ponant Bonus

In partnership with LE POINT and with featured guest Leïla Slimani, writer and Christophe Ono-Dit-Biot, deputy editorial director of LE POINT.

“Travelling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” said the famous Berber explorer Ibn Battûta. Almost seven centuries later, while humans have partly tamed the arid landscapes of the immense Arabian Desert, the Oriental charm remains and its history is written in the present tense. Bathed by the Persian Gulf, crossed by a desert dotted with oases whose mere mention is enough to captivate, the Eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula welcomes you for an 11-day cruise aboard Le Bougainville.

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, set off to discover the Louvre Abu Dhabi in the city of the same name, appreciate a Musandam fjords dhow cruise from Khasab, or explore the magnificent Manamah, capital of Bahrain. The diversity of experiences on offer promises you intense and varied moments (to discover the full range of excursions, go to the itinerary tab).

In this region of the world, ancient cities rub shoulders with the futuristic towns designed and shaped by the greatest contemporary architects. Dubai and its skyscrapers that are among the tallest in the world; Abu Dhabi, with its Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and its new Louvre Museum; Doha and its bay offering a panorama of its fascinating skyline: they each offer singular and breathtaking experiences. You will discover the capital of Bahrain, Manama, which may be a less famous city but is no less exciting. As a crossroads for trade routes since ancient times, today it is also more avant-garde than its Emirate sisters. The colourful souk and the Bahrain National Museum are among its must-see sights.

You will have the opportunity to discover the Saudi city of Dammam. This modern metropolis is renowned for its pleasant waterfront and white sandy beaches; above all, though, it is the gateway to the Al Hasa oasis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the endless desert, imagine the largest oasis in the world, its fragrant gardens crossed by canals, springs and palm trees… palm trees as far as the eye can see.

The Sultanate of Oman is as discreet as its Emirati neighbours are bold. The sea maintains a special place in the kingdom of the legendary Sinbad the Sailor. The fishermen here perpetuate millennial traditions while the shipyards are still in operation. Between the sea and the desert, you will sail through the carved fjords of Musandam from Khasab and, leaving from Sour, you will experience the enchantment procured by the shade and cool of a wadi - lush oases planted with palm trees. On the Daymaniyat Islands, you can snorkel in an exceptional natural sanctuary where turtles come to nest. In the capital, Muscat, the fragrances of the Orient and of incense will intoxicate you, the sparkling colours of the markets will captivate you, and the vibrant bustle of the souk will enchant you. The Near East evokes its incredible poetry.


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In partnership with LE POINT and with featured guest Christophe Ono-Dit-Biot, deputy editorial director of LE POINT. A cruise discovering the Persian Gulf, its civilisations and history, with futuristic...


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Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

From 7.330 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

From 7.740 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

From 10.070 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

From 10.070 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m²)

From 12.140 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m²)

From 12.680 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

From 13.100 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m²)

From 13.100 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

From 13.510 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m²)

From 18.400 € per person



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