VACAYA LUXE ANCIENT WONDERS CRUISE ON PONANT LE JAQUES CARTIER
APR 16-26, 2023

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The Vacayans are hard at work planning each and every detail of this amazing cruise. And of course, we’re super excited to share many of those details with you along the way. As we have new information to share, you’ll find it here.

We’ll also house an email archive on this page, too. This archive will feature all the trip-specific communications we have with you throughout your pre-cruise experience with us. That way, if you happen to lose a general email somewhere along the way, you’ll be able to find it right here.

And from party themes and entertainment previews, VACAYA’s mission is to give you everything you need with plenty of time to ensure a totally stress-free experience. Get ready for your vacaya!

We’re often asked, “What should we expect from a VACAYA Luxe experience?” Our Luxe vacations are an unapologetically exclusive celebration of the wonders of our planet – welcoming to all, of course, but built for discerning travelers seeking intimate experiences, splendid accommodations, and unparalleled service. They’ll reach the far corners of the globe – giving VACAYA guests an opportunity to expand their horizons in completely new ways.

The VACAYA Luxe rhythm is… Bold. Refined. Intimate. Exotic. Treasured. Calm. Cool. Grand. A chance to live life to the absolute fullest.


 

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AIRLINE DISCOUNTS

As a VACAYA guest, discounts are available to you with various air carriers when booking your flights using our Group Codes/Links. Those codes/links, as well as the instructions for booking, can be found HERE.

CURRENCY

You’ll encounter the following currencies on this voyage:

Jordan – Dinar
1 US Dollar = 0.71 Dinar
1 Dinar = 1.41 US Dollars

Egypt – Egyptian Pound
1 US Dollar = 15.71 Egyptian Pounds
1 Egyptian Pound = 0.06 US Dollars

Israel – Israeli Shekel
1 US Dollar = 3.21 Israeli Shekels
1 Israeli Shekels = 0.31 US Dollars

Cyprus & Greece – Euro
1 US Dollar = 0.85 Euro
1 Euro = 1.18 US Dollars

At street markets, cash is king and you’ll definitely want lots of small bills if you plan to barter (and you should). In brick and mortar establishments, American Express, MasterCard, and Visa are widely accepted throughout the region. You’ll find that ATMs are also readily available. Exchange facilities are available at the airports as well as at banks throughout the region.

EMAIL ARCHIVE

All emails to our Booked Guests will be available here.

HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

We’ll have a recommended hotel for Aqaba about a year before the trip. In order to visit Petra, you’ll definitely want to allow a couple days in Aqaba before our cruise.

Our recommended hotel for Athens is the Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens. Typically, rates are loaded approximately 11 months before the travel date. Once we pass that window of time, you’ll be able to book discounted VACAYA rates by following these instructions:

  • Go to https://www.radissonhotels.com/
  • Choose your destination and travel dates
  • Under “Special rates” select “Travel agency ID” from the dropdown menu
  • Enter code 33584202
  • Click SEARCH
  • You’re now on your way to SAVINGS as you take advantage of the best rates you’ll find anywhere!