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A Musical Odyssey in the Mediterranean

Cruise Offer · Main destination Piraeus, Greece

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A combination of extraordinary sightseeing with private recitals by classical musicians: that is what we offer on Ponant's Quintessential Music Theme voyage. A signature of these voyages is that the artists do not simply perform and then retreat to their staterooms; they participate fully in excursions and in life aboard ship. Travellers can expect to share their company over drinks or dinner and in informal conversation. The intimacy of concerts aboard ship and ashore—designed especially for this voyage—and the quality of the performing artists provide a truly unparalleled experience.

from 20 September 2019 to 27 September 2019
8 days / 7 nights

Departure Port : Piraeus (Athens)
Arrival Port : Civitavecchia (Rome)


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A Musical Odyssey in the Mediterranean

An experience that combines some of the loveliest destinations in the Mediterranean with a series of private recitals by classical musicians. From Classical Greece to Imperial Rome, we have the opportunity to discover important sites everywhere along our way – sacred Patmos, where John the Evangelist recorded his visions of the apocalypse; the Apollo’s Oracle at Delphi, where men came to learn their fate; Olympia’s Sanctuary of Zeus, home to the Panhellenic Games; the Greek theater in Taormina overlooking Mount Etna; Pompeii, the Roman resort and spa both destroyed and preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

To witness these iconic sites is in itself an extraordinary experience. To do so in the company of world-class performing artists is an irresistible proposition. The artists—violinist Kristin Lee, cellist Nicholas Canellakis, pianist Michael Brown, and flutist Jasmine Choi—were personally invited by the artistic director of this special voyage, Michael Parloff, who chose these four not just for their superb talent, but also for their affable personalities.


  • Enjoy a series of exclusively-designed, private concerts aboard ship by our collection of world-class chamber musicians.
  • Explore Athens’ Acropolis during a pre-cruise sightseeing tour.
  • A private concert in the Duomo, Cathedral of Taormina, featuring our accompanying musicians.
  • Optional excursions to iconic sites in the Mediterranean including: The Monastery of St. John on Patmos; The Oracle of Apollo at Delphi; The Greek Temple at Taormina; Olympia; and Pompeii.

New to Ponant guests save an additional US$600 per guest if booked by April 30th, 2019!

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