cruise : 4691059

8 days / 7 nights

    Cruise The Mediterranean

    from 8 August 2016 to 15 August 2016
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Nice
    Arrival Port : Nice

    Ship : LE PONANT

    • Ref : PA080816

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      LE PONANT

      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

      8 August 2016 – Girolata / Scandola (Corsica)

      Nice

      Embarkation 08/08/2016 from 15H00 to 17H00 . Departure 08/08/2016 at 19H00 .

      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.

      9 August 2016 – Girolata / Scandola (Corsica)

      9 August 2016 – Girolata / Scandola (Corsica)

      Arrival 09/08/2016 early morning. Departure 09/08/2016 midday.

      At the far end of a turquoise gulf on the north-west coast of Corsica, the charming little port of Girolata can only be reached by sea or via a hiking path. You can admire the little white 16th century fort, a vestige of Genoese presence in Corsica, before sauntering in the shade through the smattering of little streets. To the north, the Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers its vast, remarkable scenery full of protected fauna and flora: falcons, seals and dolphins living free and wild. Wonder of wonders: the spectacular red granite cliffs surging from the waters below.

      9 August 2016 – Porto (Corsica)

      9 August 2016 – Porto (Corsica)

      Arrival 09/08/2016 early afternoon. Departure 09/08/2016 early evening.

      10 August 2016 – Bonifacio

      10 August 2016 – Bonifacio

      Arrival 10/08/2016 early morning. Departure 10/08/2016 late evening.

      The spectacular town of Bonifacio located on the very tip of southern Corsica, clings to a narrow promontory of white rock overhanging the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. You can admire its limestone cliffs hewn out by the wind, before setting off on a cultural tour of its cultural treasures. From the little paved streets in the ancient Haute Ville, to the promenade on the open-air medieval chemin de ronde, this stunning town will take you on a journey back in time. Frequented or secluded, there are numerous beaches to choose from, all in keeping with the high standards of the “Île de Beauté”.

      11 August 2016 – Navigation Strait of Bonifacio

      11 August 2016 – Navigation Strait of Bonifacio

      Arrival 11/08/2016. Departure 11/08/2016.

      The Strait of Bonifacio is the stretch of water separating Corsica from Sardinia. Always windy with strong currents, this strait is well known to sailors who are wary of the many reefs that have caused the deaths of so many of their kind, as the moving memorial to the frigate La Sémillante illustrates. To the east lies the Lavezzi Islands, with their airs of a tropical paradise, as large pink granite rocks emerge from a transparent turquoise sea. The area of the Bonifacio Strait has been classified as a nature reserve since 1999 because of its terrestrial and maritime ecological richness.

      11 August 2016 – Santa Amanza (Corsica)

      11 August 2016 – Santa Amanza (Corsica)

      Arrival 11/08/2016 midday. Departure 11/08/2016 early evening.

      In the south-east of Corsica, between Bonifacio and Porto-Vecchio, the beaches of the Santa Manza Gulf feature among the most beautiful of the island’s beaches. You will enjoy the fine sand and turquoise waters, as well as the limestone cliffs and granite rocks that drop down into the water. Here, exploring is of the essence. There’s nothing nicer than to walk from creek to creek along the pinewoods. The big Maora beach, at the end of the bay is the easiest to access. Further north, after a walk along a high track leading to Prisarella, you’ll come across a fabulous view of the gulf.

      12 August 2016 – Portoferraio

      12 August 2016 – Portoferraio

      Arrival 12/08/2016 early morning. Departure 12/08/2016 late afternoon.

      In the elbow of a creek on the northern coastline of Elba Island, a small corner of paradise awaits in the form of Portoferraio. As you approach its coastlines, you will make out the powerful and majestic contours of its Medici fortresses. Napoleon Bonapartespent many of his 300 days in exile here. You can walk in his footsteps in his first imperial residence, the Palazzina dei Mulini, whose gardens offer outstanding views of the sea. Historical treasures are followed by another kind of treasure, namely white sand beaches, and equally tempting local specialities including gurguglione and rice with cuttlefish ink.

      13 August 2016 – Lerici

      13 August 2016 – Lerici

      Arrival 13/08/2016 early morning. Departure 13/08/2016 late evening.

      To the north-west of Italy, Lerici counts as one of the treasures of the coast of Liguria. In the crook of the Gulf of Poets, this is a seaside town especially favoured by Italians. The town has retained all the richness of its past. Among its historical records, don’t miss the castle, built in the 12th century. It overlooks the port. The more curious among you will meander through the narrow streets in the old town. The more gourmet-inspired among you will want to try a panissa, a speciality based on chickpea flour fried in olive oil, or some anicini, delicious aniseed biscuits.

      14 August 2016 – Portovenere

      14 August 2016 – Portovenere

      Arrival 14/08/2016 early morning. Departure 14/08/2016 late afternoon.

      Located on the magnificent chiselled coast of Liguria, to the north-west of the Italian peninsula, Portovenere is an unusual little fishing village. Clinging to the southernmost tip of the Cinque Terre National park, this charming town benefits from an exceptional location, at the mouth of the gulf of La Spezia. As soon as you set foot on land, you will be mesmerised by the pastel shades of the buildings. Via Capellini is its lively and welcoming main street, brimming with shops and restaurants. At the end of a long promenade, a steep road leads to Doria castle. Below, on its rocky spur, the Church of Saint Peter offers a splendid view of Palmaria island.

      15 August 2016▸14 August 2016 – Nice

      Nice

      Disembarkation 15/08/2016 at 08H00 .

      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.

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