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From the City of the Gods to the City of the Doges with the Paris Opera Ballet

Athens - Venice

Dates:
01/08/2024
to  08/08/2024

8
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
3.920 €
30% Ponant Bonus

Classical, contemporary… Join the dance on this unique cruise resulting from a brand-new partnership with the Paris Opera Ballet and featuring ballerinas Valentine Colasante and Mathieu Ganio, accompanied by several dancers from the company.

Over 8 days, between Athens and Venice, come and experience a choreographic itinerary, with stage performances both on board and on land, dance and classical bar lessons, dance conferences, and screenings followed by discussions.

After your mythical and remarkable crossing of the Corinth Canal, you will fall under the spell of the island of Itea, not far from the marvellous archaeological site of Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Temple of Apollo stood here, constructed in the 4th century BC. 

Next Corfu, the most famous Ionian island, will reveal the hidden treasures of its Greco-Byzantine and Venetian architectural heritage. It is the northernmost island in the Ionia Sea, both mountainous and woody, and its fascinating landscapes have inspired painters and writers such as Goethe, Alfred Sisley and Lawrence Durrell. 

L’Austral will continue sailing north to the Adriatic Sea. The majestic, grandiose, iconic Bay of Kotor will stretch out before you. There is an air of the Norwegian fjords here in its sparkling blue waters. Nestling in the heart of a bay surrounded by rocky and woody summits, the city of Kotor will surprise you, as you stroll through the narrow little streets of its old town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its mediaeval architecture.

You will now leave the shores of Montenegro for Croatia. You will sail along the coast to reach the mythical city of Dubrovnik. In the aptly named “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will be inspired by its millennia-old history, fascinated by its limestone cliffs sculpted by the wind and marvel at the heritage of its old town.

After a stopover on the magnificent island of Hvar, the last stage of your journey will take you to the charming city of Rovinj. An unexpected interlude, perfect for discovering this city with Venetian influences. Moreover, it proudly bears Venice’s symbolic winged lion on the Balbi's Arch.

As a grand finale, Venice the Serenissima, which is home, among other sites, to the mythical St Mark’s Square or the sumptuous Doge’s Palace, will mark the end of this enchanted moment.

 


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Opéra national de Paris

A journey into the heart of the history of dance, this cruise promises a voyage discovering Opéra National’s classical and contemporary repertoire treasures thanks to the talent of six male and female dancers. With the theatrical landscapes of Greek and Croatian shores as a backdrop, you will experience the magic of ballet as close as it is possible to be ». Alexander Neef, Director General of the Opéra National de Paris

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Superior Stateroom
 

(21 m2)

From 3.920 €
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Deluxe Stateroom
 

(18 m2)

From 4.240 €
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Prestige Deck 4
 

(18 m2)

From 4.710 €
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Prestige Deck 5
 

(18 m2)

From 4.940 €
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Prestige Deck 6
 

(18 m2)

From 5.210 €
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Deluxe Suite
 

(27 m2)

From 7.240 €
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Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(37 m2)

From 9.770 €
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Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(37 m2)

From 10.280 €
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Owner's Suite
 

(45 m2)

From 16.710 €



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