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 Le Soleal
Le Ponant Cruise

Turqoise Coast
Istanbul (Turkey) Round trip

July 10-17, 2014
8 days / 7 nights on board

  • A magical cruise through the heart of the Aegean Sea aboard LE SOLEAL.
  • In the heart of the Plain of Thessaly an amazing forest of vertical, smooth rocky pitons rises up like a colony of sugar-loafs growing out of a lush green carpet. The Meteora, which in Greek means “suspended in the air”, are one of the most beautiful and unusual sites on mainland Greece.
  • Leisure and hospitality will be your everyday life!

Day & Port

Arrival 

Departure

Day 1 - Istanbul (Turkey) 
Embarkation from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

5:00 pm

7:00 pm

Day 2 - Limnos (Greece) 
A placid sentry keeping watch over the Dardanelles Straits, Limnos ccupies a strategic position at a junction of routes criss-crossing the Aegean Sea. Peaceful and serene, the island lies low with wide open spaces and a coastline untouched by modern tourism. Legend has it that this is where Vulcan the God of Fire lived, so do not be surprised to find works of art forged out of metal, a craft handed down through the ages to today.

2:00 pm

10:30 pm

Day 3 - Sailing past Mount Athos 

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Day 4 - Volos (Greece) 
The city of Volos is the only outlet towards the sea from Thessaly, the country's largest agricultural region. Its port, the third of Greece's major commercial ports, provides a bridge between Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The area that the city of Volos is situated on, was the ancient region of Magnesia, one of the oldest populated corners of the Ancient Helladic land. The first known pre-historic settlements go back to the 7th millennium BC.

7:00 am

7:00 pm

Day 5 -Patmos (Greece) 
Known as the “Jerusalem of the Aegean", Patmos is a holy island for Christians and is where St John drafted the Apocalypse. it is also a spectacular island with white sandy beaches in rocky coves and unique landscapes. An impressive silhouette of the crenellated walls of an 11th century monastery stands out against the hills in the centre of an island which has retained its traditional architecture.

1:00 pm

11:00 pm

Day 6 - Kusadasi (Turkey) 
Kusadasi (Turkey) was once a small fishing village and today is one of Turkey’s most famous seaside resorts. Despite a history dating back 3000 to years BC, Kusadasi itself has no ruins. Yet because of its position is an ideal jumping off point for the archaeological site of Ephesus which houses one of the seven wonders of the world, the temple of Artemis.

7:00 am

7:00 pm

Day 7 - Dikili (Turkey) 
A small and peaceful port on the shores of the Aegean, Dikili has retained its picturesque charm. From here we head out to explore Pergamum, one of Turkey’s finest archaeological sites, not just because of the many and varied ruins but also for its splendid hilltop location. At one time a serious rival to Alexandria and Rome, Pergamum offers visitors the rich heritage of its architecture in an intimate setting.

7:00 am

1:00 pm

Day 8 - Istanbul (Turkey) 
Disembarkation

8:00 am

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Cruise Fares
Please contact us for additional information and availability.

Category

Cruise Fare

Special Bonus Fare*

Superior Stateroom

$4,386

$3,307

DeLuxe Stateroom

$4,977

$3,721

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4

$5,432

$4,040

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

$5,705

$4,231

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

$5,887

$4,358

Deluxe Suite

$6,979

$5,432

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

$8,117

$6,285

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

$8,663

$6,695

Owner Suite

$13,031

$9,971

Safety and port taxes (for information purposes)

$546

$546

One Child (8-11 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults

$455

$455

3rd adult Passenger in a Superior Stateroom

$2,589

$2,050

3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite

$4,454

$3,539

Single supplement in cabin*

Starting at + 30%

Starting at + 30%


* Special Bonus fares and single supplements are subject to availability. Rates and discounts are per person based on  double occupancy and may be subject to fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions. 

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Our fares include:
•Port and safety charges
•Open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands - list available on board)
•Gratuities
•Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
•Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
•Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
•24 hour room service (selected menu)
•Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
•Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
•English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

Our fares do not include:
•Flights and airport taxes
•Transfers, day rooms and other services at arrival & departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation
•Optional shore excursions (sold on board)
•Insurances
•Personal expenses
•Other drinks not included in open bar