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Musical Odyssey in the Middle East

Dubai - Muscat

Dates:
23/11/2024
to  03/12/2024

11
days
10
nights on board
Starting from*
7.380 €
per person
15% Ponant Bonus

“Travelling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” said the famous Berber explorer Ibn Battûta. Almost seven centuries later, while men have partly tamed the arid landscapes of the immense Arabian Desert, the Oriental charm remains and its history is written in the present tense. At the heart of these astonishing panoramas, between futuristic cities and millennial deserts, fall under the spell of the eternal beauty of classical music. During an 11-day cruise aboard Le Bougainville, PONANT, in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, invites you on an exceptional musical journey, with the presence of Alain Duault, Artistic Director, and an outstanding line-up of musicians, punctuated by many performances and exchanges. This cruise has been specially designed for a French-speaking audience and lectures will be given in French only.

Throughout your journey, you will benefit from an excursion included per person per port of call, chosen with care by PONANT. During this cruise, visit the surprising Ithra Cultural Centre in Dammam, discover the Museum of Islamic Art and the Souq Waqif in Doha, or set off on a short hike through the magnificent Wadi Shab canyon in Oman. The diversity of experiences on offer promises you intense and varied moments (to discover the full range of excursions, go to the itinerary tab).

In this region of the world, ancient cities rub shoulders with the futuristic towns designed and shaped by the greatest contemporary architects. Abu Dhabi with its Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and its new Louvre Museum; Dubai and its skyscrapers that are among the tallest in the world; Doha and its bay offering a panorama of its fascinating skyline; each location offers a breath-taking experience. You will discover the capital of Bahrain, Manama, which while less famous is no less exciting. As a crossroads for trade routes since ancient times, today it is also more avant-garde than its Emirate sisters. The colourful souk and the Bahrain National Museum are among its must-see sites.

You will have the opportunity to explore the Saudi city of Dammam. This modern metropolis is renowned for its pleasant waterfront and white sandy beaches; above all, though, it is the gateway to the Al Hasa oasis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the endless desert, imagine the largest oasis in the world, its fragrant gardens crossed by canals, springs and palm trees… palm trees as far as the eye can see.

The Sultanate of Oman is as discreet as its Emirati neighbours are bold. The sea maintains a special place in the kingdom of the legendary Sinbad the Sailor. The fishermen here perpetuate millennial traditions while the shipyards are still in operation. Between the sea and the desert, you will sail through the carved fjords of Musandam from Khasab and, leaving from Sour, you will experience the enchantment procured by the shade and cool of a wadi – lush oases planted with palm trees. On the Daymaniyat Islands, you can snorkel in an exceptional natural sanctuary where turtles come to nest. In the capital, Muscat, the fragrances of the Orient and of incense will intoxicate you, the sparkling colours of the markets will captivate you, and the vibrant bustle of the souk will enchant you. The Near East exudes an incredible poetry.


Ref : EG231124


Your itinerary

Your itinerary - Musical Odyssey in the Middle East

A musical cruise in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, with featured guest Alain Duault and an exceptional musical line-up. Make the most of an excursion included* per person per port of call during your cruise...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

From 8.190 € per person
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

From 8.600 € per person
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

From 9.090 € per person
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

From 11.840 € per person
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

From 11.840 € per person
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m²)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m²)

From 14.930 € per person
15% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

From 15.420 € per person
15% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m²)

From 15.420 € per person
15% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m²)

From 19.200 € per person



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Complete your trip

Additional services
For more peace of mind, PONANT selects stays and flights then takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


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