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Treasures of the Persian Gulf (Le Jacques-Cartier)

Treasures of the Persian Gulf (Le Jacques-Cartier)

From AUD $6,590

Description

PONANT invites you on an all-new 9-day cruise between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, departing from Muscat. Come aboard Le Jacques-Cartier, and set off to discover the treasures of the desert of the Arabian Peninsula.

In the charming port of Sour, on the far south of the peninsula, you will discover maritime traditions that date back a thousand years. Today, they still build dhows there. These are the typical boats that were used to transport goods on the spice route.

Le Jacques-Cartier will then drop anchor in Khasab, the gateway to the sublime “fjords of Arabia” that you will be able to explore aboard a traditional boat, before setting sail for Doha, in Qatar. In this city blending tradition and modernity, next to the most recent skyscrapers, you will discover a superb museum home to treasures of Islamic art, and the sparkling colours of the Waqif souk which brings the heart of the old town to life.

You will then stop off at the nature reserve of the island of Sir Bani Yas, a veritable wildlife sanctuary.

Your ship will take you towards Abu Dhabi, the booming capital of the United Arab Emirates. You will be able to make the most of this day to visit the fantastic new Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum and the Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world.

Finally, you will reach fascinating and futuristic Dubai, the kingdom of excessiveness, the end of your cruise.

Trip Name
Treasures of the Persian Gulf (Le Jacques-Cartier)
Days
9
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Passenger Capacity: 92 cabins Built: 2018/2019 Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience. As the sixth ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Jacques Cartier 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. 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. In a relaxed atmosphere, an outdoor grill on Deck 3 will serve grilled meats with a variety of salads and desserts. PUBLIC AREAS  Le Jacques Cartier 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.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 MUSCAT
Unlike neighbouring metropolises, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman has chosen to ban towers and skyscrapers and to cultivate the peninsula’s traditional and refined architectural style: low houses, domes, moucharaby windows, and wooden balconies. This authenticity adds to the charm of this small former maritime city protected by mountains and the forts constructed by the Portuguese in the 16th century. There is no doubt that you will fall under the charm of the treasures of Omani craftsmanship: the souk in the old district of Mutrah is a perfect example of this, as is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, reputed to have the world’s largest hand-made carpets.
Day 2 - Day 2 SUR
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Day 3 - Day 3 KHASAB
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Day 4 - Days 4 - 5 DOHA
On the banks of the Persian Gulf, discover Doha, the capital of Qatar. Rising out of the desert, the city has managed to maintain its traditions in spite of a frantic race for modernity. The cliff bordering Doha Bay has magnificent views over the city centre’s enormous constructions. The silhouette of the Museum of Islamic Art rises up near the quays, where the region’s typical sailboats, known as dhows, are docked. This “fortress”, designed by Ming Pei, the architect of the Louvre pyramid, is home to the finest collections of Islamic art in the world. Not far, the lively district of Souq Waqif and its colourful stalls are also an unmissable visit.
Day 5 - Day 6 SIR BANI YAS
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Day 6 - Day 7 ABU DHABI
The political capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi stands out thanks to its exceptional cultural offering. In the Saadiyat Island district, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Jean Nouvel as a museum town inspired by traditional Arab architecture, creates a dialogue between objects and works from civilisations from all over the world around the great universal questions. A little further, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque boasts a sumptuous decor of marble, gold and glass. Abu Dhabi is also the gateway to the Al Ain oasis and its 150,000 date palms, a remarkable testimony to the settling of nomads in the region since Neolithic times, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 7 - Day 8 DUBAI
Vertiginous, excessive, immoderate… Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, stands out for its architectural follies. Home to the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Kahlifa, with a total height of 828 metres, almost three times that of the Eiffel Tower, the city is also famous for the gigantic scale of the Palm Islands, its artificial islands in the form of a palm tree. You can explore more traditional districts not far away, with visits of the souks of Deira or the Gold Souk. Or perhaps you would prefer to discover Dubai Museum: located in an 18th-century fort, it tells the city’s history from Antiquity to the present day.
Day 8 - Day 9 DUBAI
Disembarkation.
Day 9 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
19-11-202027-11-2020AUD $6,590DELUXE STATEROOM
19-11-202027-11-2020AUD $7,030PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 4
19-11-202027-11-2020AUD $7,270PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 5
19-11-202027-11-2020AUD $7,500PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 6
19-11-202027-11-2020AUD $10,350DELUXE SUITE
19-11-202027-11-2020AUD $11,210PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 5
19-11-202027-11-2020AUD $11,570PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 6
19-11-202027-11-2020AUD $11,930PRIVILEGE SUITE
19-11-202027-11-2020AUD $12,310GRAND DELUXE SUITE
19-11-202027-11-2020AUD $12,700OWNER'S SUITE
27-11-202005-12-2020AUD $8,400DELUXE STATEROOM
27-11-202005-12-2020AUD $8,950PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 4
27-11-202005-12-2020AUD $9,230PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 5
27-11-202005-12-2020AUD $9,530PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 6
27-11-202005-12-2020AUD $13,090DELUXE SUITE
27-11-202005-12-2020AUD $14,160PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 5
27-11-202005-12-2020AUD $14,620PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 6
27-11-202005-12-2020AUD $15,070PRIVILEGE SUITE
27-11-202005-12-2020AUD $15,540GRAND DELUXE SUITE
27-11-202005-12-2020AUD $16,030OWNER'S SUITE
05-12-202013-12-2020AUD $6,590DELUXE STATEROOM
05-12-202013-12-2020AUD $7,030PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 4
05-12-202013-12-2020AUD $7,270PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 5
05-12-202013-12-2020AUD $7,500PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 6
05-12-202013-12-2020AUD $10,350DELUXE SUITE
05-12-202013-12-2020AUD $11,210PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 5
05-12-202013-12-2020AUD $11,570PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 6
05-12-202013-12-2020AUD $11,930PRIVILEGE SUITE
05-12-202013-12-2020AUD $12,310GRAND DELUXE SUITE
05-12-202013-12-2020AUD $12,700OWNER'S SUITE
13-12-202021-12-2020AUD $6,590DELUXE STATEROOM
13-12-202021-12-2020AUD $7,030PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 4
13-12-202021-12-2020AUD $7,270PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 5
13-12-202021-12-2020AUD $7,500PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 6
13-12-202021-12-2020AUD $10,350DELUXE SUITE
13-12-202021-12-2020AUD $11,210PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 5
13-12-202021-12-2020AUD $11,570PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 6
13-12-202021-12-2020AUD $11,930PRIVILEGE SUITE
13-12-202021-12-2020AUD $12,310GRAND DELUXE SUITE
13-12-202021-12-2020AUD $12,700OWNER'S SUITE
21-12-202029-12-2020AUD $6,590DELUXE STATEROOM
21-12-202029-12-2020AUD $7,030PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 4
21-12-202029-12-2020AUD $7,270PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 5
21-12-202029-12-2020AUD $7,500PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 6
21-12-202029-12-2020AUD $10,350DELUXE SUITE
21-12-202029-12-2020AUD $11,210PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 5
21-12-202029-12-2020AUD $11,570PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 6
21-12-202029-12-2020AUD $11,930PRIVILEGE SUITE
21-12-202029-12-2020AUD $12,310GRAND DELUXE SUITE
21-12-202029-12-2020AUD $12,700OWNER'S SUITE
29-12-202006-01-2021AUD $6,590DELUXE STATEROOM
29-12-202006-01-2021AUD $7,030PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 4
29-12-202006-01-2021AUD $7,270PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 5
29-12-202006-01-2021AUD $7,500PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 6
29-12-202006-01-2021AUD $10,350DELUXE SUITE
29-12-202006-01-2021AUD $11,210PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 5
29-12-202006-01-2021AUD $11,570PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 6
29-12-202006-01-2021AUD $11,930PRIVILEGE SUITE
29-12-202006-01-2021AUD $12,310GRAND DELUXE SUITE
29-12-202006-01-2021AUD $12,700OWNER'S SUITE
06-01-202114-01-2021AUD $6,590DELUXE STATEROOM
06-01-202114-01-2021AUD $7,030PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 4
06-01-202114-01-2021AUD $7,270PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 5
06-01-202114-01-2021AUD $7,500PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 6
06-01-202114-01-2021AUD $10,350DELUXE SUITE
06-01-202114-01-2021AUD $11,210PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 5
06-01-202114-01-2021AUD $11,570PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 6
06-01-202114-01-2021AUD $11,930PRIVILEGE SUITE
06-01-202114-01-2021AUD $12,310GRAND DELUXE SUITE
06-01-202114-01-2021AUD $12,700OWNER'S SUITE
14-01-202122-01-2021AUD $6,590DELUXE STATEROOM
14-01-202122-01-2021AUD $7,030PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 4
14-01-202122-01-2021AUD $7,270PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 5
14-01-202122-01-2021AUD $7,500PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 6
14-01-202122-01-2021AUD $10,350DELUXE SUITE
14-01-202122-01-2021AUD $11,210PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 5
14-01-202122-01-2021AUD $11,570PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 6
14-01-202122-01-2021AUD $11,930PRIVILEGE SUITE
14-01-202122-01-2021AUD $12,310GRAND DELUXE SUITE
14-01-202122-01-2021AUD $12,700OWNER'S SUITE
22-01-202130-01-2021AUD $6,590DELUXE STATEROOM
22-01-202130-01-2021AUD $7,030PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 4
22-01-202130-01-2021AUD $7,270PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 5
22-01-202130-01-2021AUD $7,500PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 6
22-01-202130-01-2021AUD $10,350DELUXE SUITE
22-01-202130-01-2021AUD $11,210PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 5
22-01-202130-01-2021AUD $11,570PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 6
22-01-202130-01-2021AUD $11,930PRIVILEGE SUITE
22-01-202130-01-2021AUD $12,310GRAND DELUXE SUITE
22-01-202130-01-2021AUD $12,700OWNER'S SUITE
30-01-202107-02-2021AUD $6,590DELUXE STATEROOM
30-01-202107-02-2021AUD $7,030PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 4
30-01-202107-02-2021AUD $7,270PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 5
30-01-202107-02-2021AUD $7,500PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 6
30-01-202107-02-2021AUD $10,350DELUXE SUITE
30-01-202107-02-2021AUD $11,210PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 5
30-01-202107-02-2021AUD $11,570PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 6
30-01-202107-02-2021AUD $11,930PRIVILEGE SUITE
30-01-202107-02-2021AUD $12,310GRAND DELUXE SUITE
30-01-202107-02-2021AUD $12,700OWNER'S SUITE

Inclusions

    • An all-new itinerary discovering the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman.
    • Discovery of the treasures of Islamic culture, between tradition and modernity.
    • Overnight stay in Dubai.
    • Visit of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum.
    • Discovery of exceptional natural sites: the “fjords of Arabia”, canyons and oases, deserts of dunes.
    • From Abu Dhabi: visit of the Cultural Sites of Al Ain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • After your cruise: from Muscat, possibility of visiting the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and the Bahla Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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