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From sublime Istanbul to Venice the Serenissima on Le Jacques Cartier

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Give in to the temptation of an exceptional cruise between the Bosphorus and the stunning Istanbul, and Venice and the shores of the Adriatic Sea. For ten days, sail the Mediterranean aboard Le Jacques Cartier between Turkey, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia and Italy.

Your cruise will begin in Istanbul, the gateway to the East between Europe and Asia, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.

You will discover the volcanic island of Limnos, near the Dardanelles Strait. Protected during Antiquity by Hephaestus, the god of fire, this green and lush island has now become one of Greece’s major seaside resorts.

You will then head for the region of Thessaly, at the foot of Mount Pelion, in the port of Volos. Among the treasures of this region, you will be able to discover the Meteora, a magnificent set of sandstone rock formations listed with UNESCO, atop which monasteries were built.

On board Le Jacques-Cartier, you will take the astonishing Corinth Canal, a famous sea channel dug out by men in the 19th century.

Next Corfu, the most famous Ionian island, will reveal the hidden treasures of its Greco-Byzantine and Venetian architectural heritage. Do not miss the chance to visit the Achilleion, the luxurious neoclassical palace built for the Empress Sissi.

Your ship will chart a course north towards Montenegro where the Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site will welcome you for a wonderful journey through four mountainous gulfs where sheer cliffs plunge into a deep blue sea.

You will then head to the aptly named “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Surrounded by medieval ramparts, its terracotta-tiled roofs, its palaces, cloisters and fountains are bound to impress you and will plunge you into the heart of Croatian history.

Then the national park of the island of Mljet, surrounded by a wildly beautiful coastline, will be the occasion for a timeless interlude in the shade of the green oaks and Aleppo pines, between lush vegetation and saltwater lakes. You will also be able to discover the mountain island of Korčula and its medieval city, where Marco Polo was born.

After a stop on the magnificent island of Hvar, the last stage of your trip will take you to Rovinj, giving you an opportunity to discover this city with Venetian influences. Moreover, it proudly bears Venice’s symbolic winged lion on the Balbi's Arch, which you’ll be able to admire during a stroll through its picturesque town centre.

As a grand finale, your voyage will draw to an end in Venice the Serenissima and its lagoon.

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About Le Jacques Cartier
About Ponant
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Why choose Ponant ?

A French crew, expertise, attentive service, fine dining and more. Within a fully 5 star setting, we take you to discover exceptional destinations while offering you a travel experience that is both authentic and high end.

Travelling the French way

As the only cruise company sailing under the French flag, PONANT is an exponent for the French way of life across every sea on the globe. On board, this is translated through ex

Aug 17, 2022 through
Aug 26, 2022
Aug 13, 2022 7:00 PM
9 Nights from
$5,100.00 (USD)
Per Person
+ $500.00 taxes/fees
Deluxe Stateroom Cat.DEL
Amenity Departure Dates
Aug 20, 2023 through
Aug 29, 2023
Aug 16, 2023 7:00 PM
Amenity Departure Dates
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Day Port Arrive Depart
1 Istanbul 6:00 PM
2 Limnos Island 1:00 PM 6:00 PM
3 Volos 6:30 AM 4:30 PM
4 Crossing The Corinth Canal 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
5 Corfu 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
6 Sailing In The Bay Of Kotor 7:00 AM 10:30 AM
6 Dubrovnik 1:30 PM 11:00 PM
7 Mljet 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
7 Korcula 2:00 PM 11:00 PM
8 Hvar 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
9 Rovinj 12:00 PM 6:30 PM
10 Venice 7:00 AM
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.