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Ponant Offers Greece and $400 in Shipboard Credits

May 9, 2011 By: George Dooley Travel Agent


Le Levant // (c) Compagnie du Ponant 2011

Luxury yacht cruise company, Compagnie du Ponant, is taking guests to many of Greece’s hidden treasures—smaller ports, out-of-the-mainstream islands and picturesque villages—on its eight-day Istanbul-Athens sailings taking place between May and September.

The 90-passenger luxury yacht Le Levant, will offer 10 departures throughout the summer, transporting its guests to the heart of the Cyclades archipelago. In addition, Compagnie du Ponant is also offering a $400 per stateroom shipboard credit for new guests booking by May 31, 2011, based on double occupancy.

The five Istanbul-Athens sailings stop in Limnos, Chios, Patmos, Delos, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos and Thira, while the five return sailings call at Milos, Santorini, Sitia, Amorgos, Mykonos, Tinos, Siros and Turkey’s Dikili. Prices range from $2,674 to $5,215 per person, based on double occupancy, depending on stateroom choice, departure and when booked. The more in advance the booking, the greater the savings.

The 330-foot Le Levant offers its 90 guests two restaurants, a spacious lounge, several bars, a library, a swimming pool, a beauty and fitness area with sauna, and salon. A 4,300-square-foot Sun Deck provides plenty of space for relaxing in the sun and open air. Its 45 outside staterooms have an abundance of space and amenities: king-size or twin-size beds, a desk, a minibar, a dressing table, marble baths with showers and L’Occitane amenities. The staterooms have all the latest technology including: flat-screen satellite TVs, DVD/CD players, satellite direct-dial telephone, Wi-Fi and 110/220 outlets.

Included in all sailings are selected accommodations, all meals (wine, beer and soda during meals included), entertainment, excursions, Captain’s welcome and farewell parties and 24-hour room service. Lectures, guides, naturalists and expedition leaders are included on select sailings. Port charges/taxes, gratuities and transfers are additional.

Compagnie du Ponant launched its first vessel, Le Ponant in 1991. Le Levant was added in 1998, and Le Diamant joined the fleet in 2004. Le Boréal sets sail in May 2010 and its sister ship, L’Austral, debuted in April of this year. Compagnie du Ponant is a division of CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping group.

For more information, agents are advised to call 888-400-1082 or visit


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By George Dooley | May 9, 2011
Luxury yacht cruise company offers Greece’s hidden treasures.