World Affairs Cruise

Quintessential Collection included cruise package
Cruise The Mediterranean
from 11 October 2019 to 18 October 2019
8 days / 7 nights

Departure Port : Valletta
Arrival Port : Athens


Ref : VA2145 - G111019

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Expressly for Americans.  

Featuring lectures and discussions with CNN host Fareed Zakaria, former director of the CIA General Michael Hayden, and best-selling author and classicist Daniel Mendelsohn, this voyage offers an extraordinary opportunity to talk with these leading thinkers and actors on the world stage about the current state of Western civilization and its prospects for the future.

The Mediterranean world is the source of much of what we know as modern civilization—the values of democracy and scientific inquiry, the expression of the human spirit in literature, art and music, and the teachings of the three great monotheistic religions.

What is the current status of this great crossroads of cultures—intersecting Europe, the Middle East and North Africa—as the region faces new political, economic, and social flashpoints? What lies ahead? And at this historic juncture, what should the United States do to ensure that the rich diversity of peoples and beliefs endures? 

In lectures and in thoughtful conversation with one another and with you, our guest experts will bring their decades of experience to bear on these and other questions, as together we consider the future of Mediterranean/Western civilization in the 21st century.


Le Bougainville

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Ship Details

The five-star Le Bougainville makes her maiden voyage in 2019. This small-capacity ship just 430 feet in length with just 92 staterooms features Blue Eye, the world's first multi-sensory underwater lounge. Le Bougainville is also equipped with the latest environmental preservation technology.


  •  "Blue Eye " Underwater Lounge
  •  24-hour Room Service
  •  Beauty Salon
  •  Broadway-style Entertainment
  •  Butler Service
  •  Children's Play room
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Laundry/Dry Cleaning
  •  Library
  •  Marina platform
  •  Spa
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Water Sports Platform
  •  Wheelchair Accessible Cabins

About PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions

The world’s only French-flagged cruise line and top cruise line worldwide in polar expeditions, PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions currently has four distinctive and intimate vessels, embodying the essence of a private luxury yacht: the three-masted LE PONANT, an elegant sailing yacht accommodating 64 guests and three luxury yachts of 264-guests LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLÉAL. The luxury cruise line will launch its fifth ship in Spring 2015, LE LYRIAL. These luxurious ships sail to the unexplored corners of the world including the Poles, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand on cruises ranging from three to 21 nights and including many ports and islands not accessible to large cruise ships. From Five Star Expeditions to themed cruises, the engaging itineraries offer a wealth of fascinating shore excursion programs to ensure that every voyage is a unique and exceptional experience. The latest eco-friendly technologies, attentive service, bilingual crew, luxurious staterooms and suites, an elegant, sophisticated cuisine and a chic, yet informal atmosphere offer a cruise experience unlike any other. In addition to the best available tours, our 1:2 staff to guest ratio also guarantees the best in personalized service. Explore your destinations at an unhurried pace and let the beauty that surrounds you, stir your senses. No matter where you wish to travel, our cruises will take you off the beaten path to a whole new world of adventure. Welcome aboard!