Splendours of the Western Mediterranean

Splendours of the Western Mediterranean

From AUD $4,360


From the Maltese archipelago to the Greek coast via Sicily, PONANT invites you to experience exceptional moments discovering fascinating sites.

Le Bougainville will leave Valletta, the capital of Malta and former stronghold of the Knights of the Order of Malta, for an 8-day cruise on seas that are brimming with history.

After a wonderful stop on Gozo, an unspoiled island that is home to a megalithic site listed with UNESCO, the ship will sail to Sicily and Taormina.

In Taormina, the streets will lead you to the impressive ancient theatre, where the quality of the acoustics is exceptional. And as a constant backdrop: the majestic Mount Etna!

Le Bougainville will then cross the Ionian Sea towards Katakolon, its first Greek point of call. Don’t miss a visit to Olympia, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whose ruins testify to its former grandeur. On the following day, from Itea, another exceptional site awaits: Delphi.

Your will sail along the astonishing Corinth Canal, a famous sea channel dug out by men in the 19 century and arrive in Milos, nicknamed “the island of colours” due to its volcanic rock in shades of ochre, red and white.

This cruise will also enable you to discover Hydra, a small island of old-worldly charm where motorised traffic is banned.

This wonderful journey will end in Athens.

Trip Name
Splendours of the Western Mediterranean
Vessel Type: Luxury Passenger Capacity: 92 cabins Built: 2017/2018 Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience. As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Bougainville will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort. Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service. Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel. RESTAURANTS As it is an essential part of French culture, gastronomy will naturally have pride of place aboard this new ship. Through its two restaurants, Le Bougainville will invite you on a journey to elegance and epicureanism. In a relaxed atmosphere, a first dining area located on Deck 3 and able to seat 70 will serve grilled meats daily, along with a variety of salads and desserts. To the back of Deck 4, you will find a 260 m² panoramic restaurant which can accommodate all of our passengers in a single sitting. Designed differently to that on our other ships, this dining area, which opens onto the outside, will have a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses at your disposal. Our discreet and attentive crew will provide table service for hot meals. PUBLIC AREAS Like Le Boréal and its sisterships, Le Bougainville has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger. A 140 m² reception area includes: A reception/concierge desk, An excursions desk, The ship’s administrative services, The sales office, manned by our Guest Relations Officer, Our 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories, Toilets accessible to passengers with reduced mobility. A new hydraulic platform with adjustable height provides: Easier boarding than on any other cruise ship, Easier Zodiac embarkation and disembarkation for expeditions, Easier access to the sea for swimming and practising various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding. A pool deck offering: A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system, A pleasant solarium, An outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas. A 200 m² main lounge which can accommodate all of our passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organised during the day or evening. Lastly, a theatre that seats 188, equipped with: The latest sound and lighting technology, A LED wall as the stage backdrop, for the projection of high-resolution images and videos.


Day 1 - Day 1 - Valletta (Malta)
Day 2 - Day 2 - Mgarr, Gozo Island (Malta
Day 3 - Day 3 - Taormina, Sicily (Italy)
Day 4 - Day 4 - Katakolon (Greece)
Day 5 - Day 5 - Itea (Greece)
Day 6 - Day 6 - Crossing the Corinth Canal (Greece)
Day 7 - Day 7 - Adamas, Milos (Greece)
Day 8 - Day 8 - Hydra (Greece)
Day 9 - Day 9 - Athens (Greece)
Day 10 - Please Note:
All itineraries are subject to change

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
15-06-202022-06-2020AUD $4,360Stateroom Deck 4 Please Enquire
15-06-202022-06-2020AUD $5,510Deluxe Stateroom
15-06-202022-06-2020AUD $17,600Owner's Suite
15-06-202022-06-2020AUD $6,230Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
15-06-202022-06-2020AUD $6,580Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
15-06-202022-06-2020AUD $6,940Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
15-06-202022-06-2020AUD $9,920Deluxe Suite
15-06-202022-06-2020AUD $13,710Prestige Suite Deck 5
15-06-202022-06-2020AUD $14,410Prestige Suite Deck 6
15-06-202022-06-2020AUD $15,170Privilege Suite
15-06-202022-06-2020AUD $16,740Grand Deluxe Suite


    • Before your cruise, the possibility of discovering Valletta, capital of Malta, voted European Capital of Culture for 2018;
    • Unesco World Heritage Site: the historic centre of Valletta (disembarkation port), the fabulous ancient Arab-Norman and Baroque heritage of Catania, Mount Etna from Taormina and its Greek Theatre, Delphi from Itea, the Acropolis from the disembarkation port in Athens;
    • Sicily and its treasures with Catania and Taormina;
    • An unforgettable crossing of the Corinth Canal.