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"As seen in Choice Magazine - July 2018 - this article offers an in depth review of the stunning Aranui 5- part cargo ship part cruise ship!"

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Le Ponant

Treasures of the Red Sea

**SPECIAL OFFER**Early Booking Savings of up to 30% may be applied to all cruises on this ship. These savings vary according to the number of available cabins on the ship so please call our agents to get the most up-to-date price on your cruise. This beautifully appointed 290-foot vessel was built in France in 1991 and currently sails through some of the world’s most amazing tropical locations. Le Ponant is a sleek, white, three-masted sailing vessel built to the highest international standards. Sailing experience is not necessary as the crew perform all the manoeuvres, but they are only too happy to answer your sailing questions and you can guarantee that you will be accompanied on your travels by other passengers with a love of the ocean. With accommodation for just 64 guests and a crew of 32, you can be assured of attentive service throughout your cruise. Le Ponant features a gourmet and an open-air restaurant, a lounge, bar and video room. All of the well-appointed cabins benefit from an ocean views, air-conditioning and a host of modern amenities including flatscreen television and Wi-Fi.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Aqaba.

Day 1: Aqaba

Join the Le Ponant in Aqaba. After settling in on board, there will be an opportunity to meet your fellow passengers at a Welcome Cocktail Reception. Aqaba is also the gateway to the magnificent desert of Wadi Rum and the marvellous site of Petra.

Days 2-3: Eilat

Arrive at the popular beach resort town of Eilat situated on the Red Sea, near Jordan. Its beaches are noted for their calm waters and its sublime coral reefs, guaranteeing dazzling dives in warm waters brimming with life.

Days 4-6: Safaga

Your next stop will be in Egypt where you will spend several days in Safaga. From there, you will be able to discover some of the most beautiful vestiges of the Pharaonic civilisation. Indeed, not far from there you can discover the beautiful site of Luxor and its many ancient temples and tombs hiding myriad secrets near the banks of the Nile. You may join optional excursions visiting Luxor Museum, Karnak Temple and the Luxor Temple. You may join an optional snorkeling trip in the Red Sea where underwater sightings may include blue-spotted stingrays, grouper and other rainbow-coloured species.

Day 7: Hurghada

Spend the day in Hurghada, a paradise for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. You may join an optional snorkeling excursion or a glass bottom boat tour.

Day 8: Aqaba

Arrive back in Aqaba this morning and disembark Le Ponant after enjoying your final breakfast on board. Aqaba is also the gateway to the magnificent desert of Wadi Rum and the marvellous site of Petra.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Aqaba.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the Le Ponant
  • Full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day
  • Captain's welcome cocktail
  • Mineral water, coffee, wine served with meals, afternoon tea
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening gatherings and organised entertainment

Excludes

  • International transportation & transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and medical expenses
  • Passport and visa requirements
  • Onboard purchases
  • Optional excursions
 

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