Set sail aboard the Jacques-Cartier for a 14-day cruise between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Fall under the spell of this unforgettable journey to ancient archaeological sites with a fascinating history.
Your cruise will start in Valletta, the capital of the island of Malta, and former stronghold of the Knights of the Order of Malta.
Your ship will take you to the southern Aegean Sea to discover the capital of Crete, Heraklion, built on a hillside overlooking the port and encircled by formidable Venetian walls.
Le Jacques-Cartier will sail to Rhodes, whose old medieval town, built by the Knights of St John, is surrounded by ramparts. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and was once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: its famous Colossus.
You will travel to charming and picturesque Antalya, located on the shores of the Turkish Turquoise coast. From there, you will be able to visit the splendid ancient cities of Perga and Aspendos.
You will cross the world-famous Suez Canal, built by Ferdinand de Lesseps and widened recently to facilitate trade, before arriving in Ain Soukhna, the gateway to the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the famous Rameses Colossus.
After a port of call in the resort town of Hurghada, you will sail to Safaga. From this port on the Red Sea, you will have the chance to discover Luxor, the ancient city of Thebes and the capital of the pharaohs.
Le Jacques-Cartier will make a brief incursion into the warm waters of the Red Sea before sailing to the other side of the Sinai Peninsula and reaching Eilat in Israel. You will be able to discover the majestic fortress of Massada looming over the Dead Sea.
From the city of Aqaba, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the ancient caravan city of Petra, one of the must-see jewels of this fascinating country at the crossroads of history.