Join this one-of-a-kind 12-night sojourn on three continents to explore the ancient treasures and engineering marvels of Greece, Egypt and Jordan. Cruise for eight nights from the azure Aegean into the brilliant Mediterranean and across to the Red Sea aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Bougainville, launching in 2019 and featuring a multisensory, underwater Observation Lounge and only 92 Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony. Tour the storied Greek island of Santorini and the illustrious Egyptian city of Alexandria. Mid-cruise, overnight in awe‑inspiring Luxor in Nile-view rooms and in Giza at the foot of the Great Pyramids, the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World. Spend one night adjacent to the “rose‑red city” of Petra—one of the New Seven Wonders of the World—and three nights in Amman, Jordan, to visit the Greco-Roman town of Jerash. This program features visits to nine UNESCO World Heritage sites, including an excursion into Wadi Rum and a specially arranged visit into the tomb of Queen Nefertari. Two‑night Athens and Delphi Pre-Program Option and six‑night Israel Post‑Program Option.

  • Trip Highlights

    • Comprehensive, 12-night land and sea program.
    • Eight-night, exclusively chartered cruise aboard the Five-Star Le Bougainville, launching in 2019; all private-balcony Staterooms!
    • Visit centuries-old sites in Greece, Egypt and Jordan, and cruise from the Aegean Sea to the Red Sea.
    • Excursion in the Mediterranean port of Alexandria, founded in 331 B.C. by Alexander the Great, today a cosmopolitan cultural hub.
    • Overnight in Giza to visit the Great Pyramids, the Great Sphinx and the Sun Boat.
    • Visit to historic Cairo and a tour of the fascinating Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which houses the treasures of King Tutankhamen.
    • Overnight in Nile-view rooms in fabled Luxor with visits to Karnak and Luxor temples, the tombs of Kings Tutankhamun and Ramses IV, and by special arrangement, the tomb of Queen Nefertari.
    • One night adjacent to the legendary “rose-red city” of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
    • Three nights in Amman with a tour of the city.
    • The extraordinary Blue Eye multisensory, underwater Observation Lounge.
    • Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages throughout the cruise, and complimentary Wi-Fi access aboard ship (conditions permitting).
    • Two-night Pre-Program Option in Athens and Delphi and six-night Israel Post-Program Option.

     

     

  • Itinerary

    Day 1.      Depart the U.S. or Canada
    Day 2.      Athens, Greece/Embark Le Bougainville
    Day 3.      Santorini
    Day 4.      Cruising the Mediterranean Sea
    Day 5.      Alexandria, Egypt
    Day 6.      Port Said for Giza
    Day 7.      Giza/Cairo/Ain Sokhna
    Day 8.      Hurgada for Luxor
    Day 9.      Luxor/Hurghada
    Day 10.    Aqaba, Jordan/Disembark ship/Petra
    Day 11.    Petra/Wadi Rum/Amman
    Day 12.    Amman/Jerash/Amman
    Day 13.    Amman
    Day 14.    Amman/Return to the U.S. or Canada

    *Cruise itinerary is subject to change.