From the Canary Islands to Valencia
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- A cruise devoted entirely to Spain.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Lonja de la Seda (Silk Market) in Valencia, the Teide National Park in Tenerife.
- Picturesque Spanish ports of call: Cadiz and its magnificent cathedral with a dome crowned with yellow porcelain, the charming Andalusian Malaga, Picasso’s home town, Alicante and the Castle of Santa Barbara, one of the largest mediaeval fortresses in Europe.
- Crossing the Gibraltar Strait.
- Possibility of visiting Santa Cruz de Tenerife (before your cruise) and Valencia (after your cruise).
Staterooms & Suites
Mythical destinations and secret ports of call only accessible to small capacity yachts. Ponant’s signature are Frenchstyle cuisine in a welcoming and intimate environment, discreet yet attentive service where no attention to detail is spared, unforgettable moments of relaxation aboard elegant French flag yachts of character. A sophisticated yet friendly atmosphere, in which, emotions, discovery and the quest for authenticity all take priority. Experience cruising in a different way and discover the magic of « Yacht Cruising ».
Given her size, shallow draft and a design that is very open to the sea (large sundeck, outdoor restaurant, easy access to the sea for swimming from her marina), Le Ponant, PONANT’s symbolic flagship gives passengers the feeling they are on a private yacht. The 32 staterooms all have a port hole and are tastefully decorated in a harmony of blues and whites. Two comfortable lounges and two restaurants complete the intimate spaces on this beautiful yacht.
Port of call & excursions
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary IslandsEmbarkation 24/04/2019 from 12H00 to 13H00 . Departure 24/04/2019 at 14H00 .
The capital city of Tenerife is located on the north-east coast of the island. Close to the port is the monumental Plaza de España, bedecked with a fountain and plant sculptures. Around the plaza, you can admire the white marble Triunfo de la Candelaria obelisk, the historic casino of Santa Cruz and the majestic Guimerà theatre. Not far from here, the picturesque Iglesia de la Concepción church features the characteristic traits of Canaries architecture.
25 April 2019 – Arrecife de Lanzarote, Canary IslandsArrival 25/04/2019 early morning. Departure 25/04/2019 midday.
Established on a coast sprinkled with cliffs, Arrecife has a pleasant beach and a lagoon full of charm, Charca of San Ginés, where the fishermen anchor their boats. The city also proposes places fed by history and culture, such as the castle San Gabriel, former fort of defense of the city.
26 April 2019▸27 April 2019 – At sea aboard Le PonantArrival 26/04/2019. Departure 27/04/2019.
During your day at sea on board Le Ponant, make the most of your free time and the comfort of your ship for a moment of rest or conviviality. If the weather is right, let yourself be tempted by a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to do some shopping in the boutique and share the highlights of your cruise with the other passengers. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining relaxation, sharing and the pleasure of sailing on a yacht.
28 April 2019 – CadizArrival 28/04/2019 early morning. Departure 28/04/2019 midday.
Andalusia’s Cadiz is located on the Costa de la Luz, in the south-west of Spain. From the beaches of Cortadura, to the flamenco bars of Santa Maria, through the colourful streets of la Viña, you will be amazed by this city, which is both steeped in history and extremely festive. In the medieval El Pópulo district, you will stroll along covered passages in the narrow gaps between houses. You will also be able to mosey around the lush Mina square. The star of the show is the magnificent cathedral and its dome crowned with yellow porcelain, presiding above the Ocean.
29 April 2019 – MálagaArrival 29/04/2019 early morning. Departure 29/04/2019 midday.
A historical and festive town, Malaga is located in Andalusia, on the Costa del Sol. Between the marina and the beaches, you can stroll at your leisure along the seaside promenade of la Farola. Look out for the Malahgueta bullring, set slightly further back. From the hill overlooking the old town, you’ll see Gibralfaro castle and the Alcazaba, two fortified ensembles rising out from the cypresses and maritime pines. To visit Pablo Picasso’s birthplace, first make for the courtly plaza de la Merced. A few streets back from here, you can explore the museum dedicated to the artist, in the Buenavista palace.
30 April 2019 – AlicanteArrival 30/04/2019 early afternoon. Departure 30/04/2019 evening.
Bathed in sun 300 days of the year and known as Lucentum, the “city of light”, by the Romans, Alicante has been attracting visitors since Antiquity. You will admire Santa Bárbara Castle, overlooking the bay from the summit of a rock shaped like a Moor’s head. Founded by the Moors in the 10th century, it was one of the most significant Christian fortresses in Europe in the Middle Ages. The long city-centre beach, lined with buildings with red blinds, has retained an old-fashioned charm and, as you wander the paved alleys and colourful little squares of the historical district, you will discover baroque and classical architectural treasures. Unless you prefer strolling beneath the palm trees of the long esplanade that borders the port…
ValenciaDisembarkation 01/05/2019 at 08H45 .
Valencia - the city of Art and Sciences. Two hearts beat in this Spanish city: one is modern, avantgarde and almost futuristic; the other is more provincial, more traditional and nostalgic. Valencia has the temperament of a great Mediterranean city whose wide avenues form a border around the old town. The city has an abundance of architectural styles that coexist harmoniously, but above all it resolutely embraces the 21st Century with the futuristic structures of its Agora congress centre and City of Arts and Sciences, emerging from a crystal blue pool.
The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.
Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, PONANT will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.
Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.
Pre/Post & Overlands
After your cruise
Before your cruise
** Prices per person, based on double occupancy