Treasures of the Red Sea

8 days / 7 nights
    New itinerary
    Diving
    Treasures of the Red Sea

    Cruise Asia, Africa

    from 10 March 2020 to 17 March 2020
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Aqaba
    Arrival Port : Aqaba

    Ship : LE PONANT

    • Ref : P100320

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    PONANT invites you to cruise the Red Sea to discover numerous famous ancient sites and landmarks. From Jordan to Egypt via Israel, board Le Ponant for an all new 8-day itinerary combining major historic sites and stunning underwater scenery.  

    Your first port of call will be Eilat in Israel. Nestling at the northern tip of the Red Sea on the Gulf of Aqaba, this popular resort is especially renowned for its sublime coral reefs, guaranteeing dazzling dives in warm waters brimming with life.

    The next stop will be in Egypt with several days spent in Safaga. From there, you will be able to discover some of the most beautiful vestiges of the Pharaonic civilisation. Indeed, not far from there you can discover the beautiful site of Luxor and its many ancient temples and tombs hiding myriad secrets near the banks of the Nile.

    After calling at Hurghada, a paradise for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts, you will sail to Jordan, between desert landscapes and historic sites. From the city of Aqaba, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Wadi Rum desert, one of the must-see jewels of this fascinating country at the crossroads of history.

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    Highlights

    • From Jordan to Egypt via Israel, take a deep-dive into history and discover wonderful archaeological sites.
    • UNESCO sites: Petra (before your cruise), Luxor (from Safaga), Wadi Rum (from Aqaba).
    • From Eilat, possibility of visiting Massada, a majestic fortress looming over the Dead Sea listed as a UNESCO site.
    • “Exclusive treasures of Luxor”: extension possible from Safaga, to discover beautiful ancient sites (temples in Luxor, Karnak and Hatshepsut, the Valley of the Kings, the tombs of Tutankhamun, Nefertari and Seti I).
    • Before your cruise: possibility of visiting the caravan city of Petra, with its beautiful tombs and its walls sculpted out of solid rock.
    • Sail in the Red Sea, surrounded by some of the world’s most renowned seabeds.
    • Possibility of diving (PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board.

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    MARIE GALANTE

    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • Double bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access Wifi.
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    Reference rate, per person  based on  double occupancy.   
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    MARIE GALANTE PREMIUM

    • Capacity : up to 3 guests per stateroom
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • Double bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access Wifi.
    Price
    Reference rate, per person  based on  double occupancy.   
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    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access Wifi.
    Price
    Reference rate, per person  based on  double occupancy.   

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    LE PONANT

    Mythical destinations and secret ports of call only accessible to small capacity yachts. Ponant’s signature are Frenchstyle cuisine in a welcoming and intimate environment, discreet yet attentive service where no attention to detail is spared, unforgettable moments of relaxation aboard elegant French flag yachts of character. A sophisticated yet friendly atmosphere, in which, emotions, discovery and the quest for authenticity all take priority. Experience cruising in a different way and discover the magic of « Yacht Cruising ».

    Given her size, shallow draft and a design that is very open to the sea (large sundeck, outdoor restaurant, easy access to the sea for swimming from her marina), Le Ponant, PONANT’s symbolic flagship gives passengers the feeling they are on a private yacht. The 32 staterooms all have a port hole and are tastefully decorated in a harmony of blues and whites. Two comfortable lounges and two restaurants complete the intimate spaces on this beautiful yacht.

     

     

    Port of call & excursions

    10 March 2020 – Eilat

    Aqaba

    Embarkation 10/03/2020 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 10/03/2020 at 18H00 .

    Located in the Red Sea within the eponymous gulf, Aqaba offers Jordan its only access to the sea. At the crossroads of the land and sea routes that linked Asia, Africa and Europe, the town is rich with more than 5,000 years of history. The warm waters of the Red Sea attract holidaymakers and divers to this seaside destination; the underwater sites home to coral and fishes are some of the most beautiful in the world. Aqaba is also the gateway to the magnificent desert of Wadi Rum and the marvellous site of Petra.

    10 March 2020 – Eilat

    10 March 2020 – Eilat

    Arrival 10/03/2020 evening. Departure 10/03/2020.

    11 March 2020 – Eilat

    11 March 2020 – Eilat

    Arrival 11/03/2020. Departure 11/03/2020 evening.

    12 March 2020 – Safaga

    12 March 2020 – Safaga

    Arrival 12/03/2020 late afternoon. Departure 12/03/2020.

    13 March 2020 – Safaga

    13 March 2020 – Safaga

    Arrival 13/03/2020. Departure 13/03/2020.

    14 March 2020 – Safaga

    14 March 2020 – Safaga

    Arrival 14/03/2020. Departure 14/03/2020 early evening.

    15 March 2020 – Hurghada

    15 March 2020 – Hurghada

    Arrival 15/03/2020 at night. Departure 15/03/2020 early evening.

    16 March 2020 – Aqaba

    16 March 2020 – Aqaba

    Arrival 16/03/2020 late morning. Departure 16/03/2020.

    Located in the Red Sea within the eponymous gulf, Aqaba offers Jordan its only access to the sea. At the crossroads of the land and sea routes that linked Asia, Africa and Europe, the town is rich with more than 5,000 years of history. The warm waters of the Red Sea attract holidaymakers and divers to this seaside destination; the underwater sites home to coral and fishes are some of the most beautiful in the world. Aqaba is also the gateway to the magnificent desert of Wadi Rum and the marvellous site of Petra.

    17 March 2020▸16 March 2020 – Aqaba

    Aqaba

    Disembarkation 17/03/2020 at 08H00 .

    Located in the Red Sea within the eponymous gulf, Aqaba offers Jordan its only access to the sea. At the crossroads of the land and sea routes that linked Asia, Africa and Europe, the town is rich with more than 5,000 years of history. The warm waters of the Red Sea attract holidaymakers and divers to this seaside destination; the underwater sites home to coral and fishes are some of the most beautiful in the world. Aqaba is also the gateway to the magnificent desert of Wadi Rum and the marvellous site of Petra.

    Formalities

    • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

    • Jordan: A visa is mandatory (current cost 40 JOD). The visa is included for guests participating in a PONANT pre or post-cruise programme, in order to secure your visa, please send a copy of your passport to PONANT 30 days prior to your cruise departure. 

      The validity of those visas are restricted to the duration of PONANT pre and post cruise programs. Groups of tourists visiting Jordan for a minimum stay of 2 consecutive nights and arriving through Amman Airport, whose programme has been organised by a Jordanian agency, benefit of a complimentary visa on condition that they are met by the local Jordanian agency at the airport . Please note that rules and regulations regarding visa subject to change by the government without any prior notice. Guests not participating on PONANT pre or post cruise programs will have to pay for the visa at the arrival or departure airport. Double entry visas can be obtained prior to the cruise and have a validity of 3 months.

    • Egypt: Visa delivered and charged onboard (25€ to date subject to change). This visa is valid for 30 days. 

    • In order to participate in diving sessions, guests must have with them a medical certificate less than 1 year old and their up to date dive book.

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