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Ponant & The Pearls of the Black Sea 2020




 Fly/Stay and cruise package

07 July 2020 Fly British Airways Australia to Istanbul

08 July transfer from the Airport to the Hotel

Pre-Cruise Hotel included for 2 nights with breakfast and transfers:

Eresin Hotel Sultanahmet

Check in 08 July and out 10 July 2020

10 July transfer from the Hotel to the Port where we join out 5 star Deluxe cruise.

Peals of the Black Sea


Cruise The Mediterranean

from 10 July 2020 to 19 July 2020
10 days / 9 nights

Departure Port : Istanbul
Arrival Port : Istanbul



A brand-new itinerary along the coastlines in the Black Sea, to discover four countries: Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine.

UNESCO sites: the ancient city of Nessebar, the Danube Delta, the city of Safranbolu.

Sailing along the Sulina Channel.

From Trabzon, Altindere National Park and the Sumela Monastery.

Departing from Istanbul, PONANT brings you a brand-new itinerary along the coastlines in the Black Sea, to discover the Turkish, Romanian, Bulgarian and Ukrainian shores. During this 10-day cruise, Le Bougainville will take you to exceptional natural and historic sites.

Your trip will begin with the discovery of the city of Nessebar, in Bulgaria. The architecture of this city established over 3,000 years ago is extremely rich, inherited from the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman civilisations that succeeded one another here.

You will then set sail for eastern Romania, stopping in Sulina, a small, charming city located at the heart of the Danube Delta. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, this fantastic natural site is home to exceptional birdlife.

Further north, Odessa, the pearl of the Black Sea, will win you over with its unique charm resulting from the mix of Slavic and Mediterranean cultures. Don’t miss the chance to visit its palaces, its catacombs, its magnificent opera house, and of course take a detour via the legendary giant stairway immortalised in the film Battleship Potemkin.

Your ship will then make its way to the Turkish coast, where the ports of call will be of great cultural and historical interest. First, Samsun and Trabzon, at the gateway to Anatolia, then, not far from Bartin, the ancient city of Safranbolu, boasting typical Ottoman architecture. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was a major caravan station between Europe and the East.

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We stay on board for the next leg of our voyage in The Mediterranean in partnership with Revue du Vin de France

from 19 July 2020 to 28 July 2020
10 days / 9 nights

Departure Port : Istanbul
Arrival Port : Athens


Sail the Aegean Sea with PONANT and set off to discover Greece and its famous islands: the Cyclades and the Dodecanese Islands. From Istanbul, Le Bougainville will take you to exceptional sites during a new 10-day Mediterranean cruise. 

You will discover the volcanic island of Lemnos, 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.

After visiting Syros, a cosmopolitan island with a rich history, you will head for Patmos. Known as the “Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea”, this island, where Saint John is said to have written the Apocalypse, offers unique landscapes combining white sandy beaches and rocky coves.

You will then reach Symi. Covered with vines, olive trees and cypress trees, this island is one of the most beautiful in the Dodecanese archipelago.


In partnership with Revue du Vin de France, French leader magazine about wine.

A cruise in the heart of the Aegean Sea, discovering the Greek islands of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Patmos, the Acropolis in Athens (disembarkation port).

The port of call at Bodrum, an elegant seaside resort sometimes known as “the Turkish Saint-Tropez.”

Discovering Patmos and Sifnos, two unspoilt Greek Islands. Kos, the island of Hippocrates, is a new port of call.

Plus for all out Cat Lover's we visit Syros the island famous for the Cat Sanctuary

Possibility to visit Athens after your cruise.

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20 July we Fly Home to our Australian airport or you may wish to stopover as the airfares are 100% flexible until ticketed.

What's Included:

Return Economy class airfares with taxes.

Transfers throughout.

2 nights pre-cruise accommodation with breakfast.

18 nights on board LE BOUGAINVILLE in a Balcony cabin - all meals and open bar and port charges.

Total cost $17,999.00  per person twin share.

Total cost $19,999.00  Solo Travellers.

Airfare upgrades are available upon application and itinerary amendments and questions are all welcome.


PONANT, World Leader of Luxury Expeditions


Best Regards,

Lance Mumby


CruiseAlong Pty Ltd

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Broadway NSW 2007

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