Ocean Voyage: Santiago de Cuba - Nice

23 days / 22 nights
    Ocean voyage
    Ocean Voyage: Santiago de Cuba - Nice

    Cruise Ocean Voyage

    from 9 April 2018 to 1 May 2018
    23 days / 22 nights

    Departure Port : Santiago de Cuba
    Arrival Port : Nice

    Ship : LE PONANT

    • Ref : P090418

    From sea to sea, or from continent to continent, PONANT welcomes you aboard its ships for a Sea Journey. A few times a year we invite sea lovers, dreamers, and keen observers of endless horizons to join our non-stop journeys, to enjoy the comfort of our ships for an extended period and share the daily lives of our crew.

    For this 23-day transatlantic cruise aboard Le Ponant, you will set sail from Santiago de Cuba, capital of the province of the same name. The country’s second city, its historic district is still imprinted with the past and boasts some beautiful colonial buildings.

    Your yacht will chart a course east to reach the Portuguese town of Ponta Delgada, capital of the Azores. Lying on the south side of the island of São Miguel, this lively city is home to beautiful churches as well as buildings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.

    During the days before you disembark in Nice, you can relax on the sundeck, admire the waves from the Observatory, share the daily life of the crew, discover sailing techniques and instruments, and enjoy a break from the hectic pace of life.

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      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

      9 April 2018 – At sea aboard Le Ponant

      Santiago de Cuba

      Embarkation 09/04/2018 from 10H00 to 11H30 . Departure 09/04/2018 at 12H00 .

      Set at the head of a spacious bay that is surrounded by mountains, Santiago, Cuba’s second largest city, is one of the island’s oldest cities, founded in 1515. The city is known for its eclectic architectural styles that range from Colonial to Art Nouveau, as well as for its flourishing artistic and cultural scene.

      10 April 2018▸11 April 2018 – At sea aboard Le Ponant

      10 April 2018▸11 April 2018 – At sea aboard Le Ponant

      Arrival 10/04/2018. Departure 11/04/2018.

          

      12 April 2018 – St Martin

      12 April 2018 – St Martin

      Arrival 12/04/2018 late afternoon. Departure 12/04/2018 late evening.

      Located on the western coast of the French part of Saint Martin Island, north-east of the West Indies, Marigot has some splendid discoveries in store for you. Its streets are full of traditional Creole houses called “cases”, dating from the 19th century, as well as numerous luxury boutiques and artists workshops. Overlooking Marigot bay, opposite Anguilla, Fort Louis is an ideal place for a view of Simpson bay lagoon and the surrounding green mountains. For walkers, a beautiful route starting from Fort-Louis marina, and passing through the market, is a great way to visit this laid-back town and its picturesque charms.

      13 April 2018▸22 April 2018 – At sea aboard Le Ponant

      13 April 2018▸22 April 2018 – At sea aboard Le Ponant

      Arrival 13/04/2018. Departure 22/04/2018.

      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.

      23 April 2018 – Ponta Delgada

      23 April 2018 – Ponta Delgada

      Arrival 23/04/2018 early morning. Departure 23/04/2018 midday.

      The coastal city of Ponta Delgada stands on the southern coastline of São Miguel Island, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. On your way to the town centre from the port, youメll pass through the Doors to the Sea, a contemporary architectural complex bordering the Atlantic. The historic district features a beautiful square framed by the three Baroque arches of the City Gates. A few steps from the shore youメll find the Gothic church of São Sebastião and the Renaissance fortress, Fortaleza de São Brásainsi.

      24 April 2018▸30 April 2018 – At sea aboard Le Ponant

      24 April 2018▸30 April 2018 – At sea aboard Le Ponant

      Arrival 24/04/2018. Departure 30/04/2018.

      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.

      1 May 2018▸30 April 2018 – Nice

      Nice

      Disembarkation 01/05/2018 at 06H00 .

      Capital of the Cote d’Azur, Nice is neighboured by the Baie des Anges. You will probably want to explore the Promenade des Anglais, where you can sit on one of the famous blue chairs laid out opposite the shoreline. Don’t forget to explore the Château hill. This is the entrance to the old city, with its bustling markets and regional products along the main street, the Cours Saleya. If you want to plunge into Nice’s diverse cultural heritage, visit the Lascaris palace with its baroque decorations. The museums dedicated to painters Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall are an absolute must.

      Formalities

      • 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.

      • We remind you that all our ships, with the exception of Le Ponant, have a doctor on board and medical facilities. However, these cannot, under any circumstances, be compared to any medical structure on land. Given the remote areas in which we will be sailing for a number of days, safety requirements mean that we are obliged to ask each passenger signing up for this program to provide us, no more than 45 days before departure, with a medical certificate from their GP, as well as the completed medical questionnaire received during registration.

      • Cuba: A Cuba Tourist visa must be obtained before your departure. Proof of medical insurance is required. Different formalities apply for passengers who were born in Cuba, even if they are of different citizenship now.

      Important information

      • During these voyages, we are offering you an entirely sea-based crossing, there are no ports of call (except possibly for technical reasons), nor any onboard entertainment or speakers, and no transfers provided. Likewise, the catering is less elaborate than for other cruises. Although no entertainment is organized, you are free to discover what life is like aboard our ships by spending time with the crew who will be happy to share their experiences with you.
      • To facilitate embarkation, we suggest that you spend the night before departure in the city that your ship leaves from. Similarly, on the day of disembarkation we advise you to reserve a flight that leaves at the end of that day or the day after your arrival.
      • All administrative information is given for information only. Regarding health regulations and advice, you need to contact your doctor.
      • We remind you that all our ships, with the exception of Le Ponant, have a doctor on board and medical facilities. However, these cannot, under any circumstances, be compared to any medical structure on land. Given the remote areas in which we will be sailing for a number of days, safety requirements mean that we are obliged to ask each passenger signing up for this program to provide us, no more than 45 days before departure, with a medical certificate from their GP, as well as the completed medical questionnaire received during registration.
      • These cruises depend on there being a minimum number of passengers. Your voyage will therefore be reconfirmed 45 days prior to your departure at the latest.
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