Discover the Mediterranean with APT’s Luxury Expedition Cruise from just $9,000 all-inclusive

The jewels of the Mediterranean await you on an APT small boat trip, where expedition meets luxury. You might think the expedition is only for adventurers in Antarctica, but APT has brought a luxury expedition to the beautiful shores of the Mediterranean for a truly unforgettable experience.

After landing on your luxury expedition ship, The Jacques Cartier, the views in front of you are endless. Stroll through the tangle of little alleys among the iconic white buildings of the Greek islands or stroll along the charming canals of Venice. Feel the smooth limestone under your soles as you explore Croatia’s stunning coastal towns or admire ancient ruins in Turkey.

With APT’s goal of providing you with a memorable and intimate voyage, the Small Ship Expedition Cruise offers a unique voyage with only 175 other guests, allowing you to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy exceptional service. luxury with a personal touch.

If you’re looking to explore some of Europe’s most magical places and spectacular views while enjoying the luxuries that life has to offer, here’s a taste of what to expect with APT small cruise ship in the Mediterranean.

A view of life on board

Experience all the Mediterranean has to offer aboard the ultra-luxury little vessel The Jacques Cartier, rich with French panache. Picture yourself on the sun deck, drink in hand, as your luxury vessel makes its way along the Mediterranean coast. With lavish staterooms and suites, first-class restaurants, and a small number of guests, there’s no better way to travel this magnificent region.

First class dinner

A must in French culture, the gastronomy on Jacques Cartier is popular, with the option of two restaurants on board.

For your choice of à la carte meals, go to The Nautilus for a multitude of choices and outdoor dining. Savor a delicious lunch or dinner where the dishes are inspired by the great traditions of fine French cuisine.

For a more casual buffet, the Steakhouse is located near the pool deck, offering a relaxed ambiance and atmosphere. Savor perfectly grilled meals while admiring views of the pool on board and the horizon beyond.

Guests will find beautifully prepared meals on Ponant’s new ship

Mediterranean water is like no other

From the ship’s extraordinary multi-sensory Blue Eye underwater lounge, discover the treasures of the depths in supreme comfort where you will live an immersive experience like no other in the world.

The Jacques-Cartier’The handy hydraulic platform is also the ideal launching pad for your expeditions, swimming and water sports on the crystal clear waters of the Aegean or the Mediterranean Sea. The platform is fully height adjustable for easy zodiac boarding or lowered to the ideal height for leisurely swimming in a controlled environment.


After a day of exploring, return to your room to set foot on your own private balcony and enjoy sweeping views of the landscapes that parade along the glistening coastlines. All cabins feature the luxury touches of a refined lifestyle, tastefully decorated to provide soft light and brightness for every moment of the day. You’ll find spacious king beds, flat-screen satellite TVs, and Hermes toiletries.

A sequel to Le Jacques-Cartier

Shore excursions to excite

Specially designed Zodiacs on board will take you to the spectacular sights of the Mediterranean, taking you to places that will forever be etched in your memory. Travel to the beautiful shores with ease, capturing your outdoor journey to get a whole new perspective.

Local treasures

Expedition cruising lets you access hard-to-reach places further off the mass tourist radar. Discover hidden gems in the rustic villages and towns nestled along the coast, with some destinations providing a gateway to the region’s still-unspoilt charms.

From an authentic home-cooked meal and folk dance performance to a warm welcome with local brandy and donuts before enjoying traditional entertainment, this is your chance to truly experience local life.

The breathtaking view of Santorini


Mediterranean gems

This 13-day cruise starts from $11,995 per person and takes you from Athens to Venice, offering glorious views of the beautiful coastlines of Greece, Italy, Montenegro and Croatia. Discover sacred sites and magnificent towns with a fascinating past and awe-inspiring beauty, with inclusions of local and authentic marching band in rustic villages and a cruise through the magnificent fjord of the Bay of Kotor.

Wonders of the Aegean Sea

This 9-day cruise starts from $9,145 per person, with stops at 12 iconic sites across Turkey and Greece to immerse yourself in captivating history, ancient cities and idyllic Greek islands. From visiting Paros, one of the most beautiful islands in the Cyclades, to discovering the colorful and surreal rock formations of the iconic Venus de Milo, your Aegean adventure will not disappoint.

shores of the Mediterranean

Too difficult to choose a single trip to the Mediterranean? This itinerary offers the most comprehensive cruise in the Mediterranean, combining the two voyages above for an unforgettable experience, leaving no destination off the checklist.

An aerial view of historic Venice

For more information on these enticing cruises, visit the APT here.

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