Discover the Treasures of the Hellenic World

Experience Le Bougainville on her Inaugural Season Voyage Book by Jan 22, 2019

Succumb to the charms of Eternal Greece during an 8-day cruise offered by PONANT

With Athens as the departure point, board the all-balcony explorer vessel Le Bougainville, designed for just 184 guests on board, for an unforgettable sailing experience discovering exceptional islands and cities.

Your first port of call: Paros. Nestling in the heart of the Cyclades archipelago, this island reputed for its sublime white marble offers a real concentration of Greek beauty, from whitewashed houses to olive groves to ancient monuments. A little further north, you will arrive on Mykonos, with its iconic windmills, beaches, countless churches, and whitewashed houses. Le Bougainville will then set sail for the Dodecanese archipelago. You will discover the medieval city of Rhodes, with its impressive walls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lying between the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, Crete is the cradle of many myths, including that of the Minotaur. According to legend, this creatue, half-man, half-bull, was the lovechild of Pasiphae, the wife of Minos, and white bull. Your cruise will conclude with the exploration of two of Greece's major sites, from Nafplion: The Mycenae ruins and the Epidaurus theatre, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


• US$150 per guest Shipboard Credit
• Port charges ($390)
• Captain's welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• Open bar: select wines by the glass, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands
• Gratuities to onboard crew
• All meals onboard ship
• 24-hour room service (special selection)
• Evening entertainment and events
• Baggage handling from pier to the ship and vice versa
Optional Extras Available:
• Open Bar Premium—US$35 per guest per night
• Wi-Fi—US$15 per guest per night


Deluxe Staterooms (#309, #311): $3717 (US) per guest
Prestige Staterooms—Deck 4 (#411, #415): $3927 (US) per guest
Prestige Staterooms—Deck 5 (#514, #525): $4036 (US) per guest


MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019: Athens, Greece
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019: Paros, Greece
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019: Volos, Greece
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019: Mykonos, Greece
FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019: Rhodes, Greece
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019: Rethymno, Crete
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019: Nafplion, Greece
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019: Athens, Greece


• Life onboard is relaxed and refined, capturing the best of the French art of living well
• Intimate yacht with a country club casual atmosphere onboard
• 5-star Expedition cruises aboard ultra-modern ships with cutting edge technology
• Open seating dining in two restaurants (gourmet restaurant and a casual grill)
• Gourmet cuising prepared by French chefs using local ingredients
• Open bar throughout the ship includes soft drinks, bottled water, tea, specialty coffees, wine, beer, spirits and cocktails
• Open bridge policy 24/7
• 24-hour room service
• Traditional afternoon tea
• French crew—English and French spoken onboard
• Spa, Salon, Pool, Fitness Center, Theater
• Internet Café, Library
• Butler service available to suite guests
• Laundry service (at an additional charge)
• Wi-Fi access (at an additional charge)
• The onboard currency is Euro, but the US dollar is also accepted

Terms & Conditions

Pricing is cruise only in US dollars based on double occupancy. Rates featured above are not combinable with any other discounts. Ship's Registry: France