Golf in the Mediterranean

8 days / 7 nights
    Roundtrip flight included
    Golf in the Mediterranean
    Flight Paris / Nice + transfer + visits + flight Malta / Paris

    Cruise The Mediterranean

    from 24 May 2018 to 31 May 2018
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Nice
    Arrival Port : Valletta

    Ship : LE PONANT

    • Ref : NV45FIG - P240518

    In partnership with Figaro Golf.

    During this 8-day cruise, Le Figaro and Ponant invite you to combine the pleasures of sailing and your golf swing in the heart of the Mediterranean’s idyllic landscapes.

    For this new “Golf Special” edition, you will set sail aboard Le Ponant to discover a series of carefully chosen courses.

    From Nice, you will chart a course towards prestigious addresses and will enjoy the incomparable beauty of the scenery around you.

    Whether you are an experienced or an amateur player, you will be able to tee off in stimulating settings, between authentic villages and breathtaking panoramas.

    After a day in Cannes, you will head for the rugged coastlines of Bonifacio and its limestone cliffs sculpted by the wind. Porto Cervo will then unfurl its small Italian streets and its marina, playing host to boats small and large all year long.

    In Sicily, you will discover the village of Trapani and the town of Porto Empedocle, lands full of charm, from high cliffs and long beaches to archaeological treasures and authentic traditions.

    Le Ponant will then head for Valletta. This capital, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to many historical sites: St John's Cathedral, the Grandmaster's Palace and the churches of Our Lady of Victory, St Catherine and il Gesù.


    • A cruise in partnership with Figaro Golf.
    • A 100%-golf cruise between the colourful towns and crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean.
    • The optional Golf Package including 5 green fees gives you access to internationally renowned golf courses: Golf Terre Blanche (Cannes), Golf de Sperone (Bonifacio), Club Pevero (Porto Cervo), Golf Tanka (Villasimius) and Golf de Verdura (Porto Empedocle).
    • Return transfers to golf courses, handling of clubs and bags at each call, supervision by a Sports Coach.
    • The privilege of sailing aboard our luxurious three-mast yacht Le Ponant.

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    Staterooms & Suites


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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

      24 May 2018 – Cannes


      Embarkation 24/05/2018 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 24/05/2018 at 23H00 .

      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. The Château hill is also a very pleasent place to walk. 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.

      24 May 2018▸25 May 2018 – Cannes

      24 May 2018▸25 May 2018 – Cannes

      Arrival 24/05/2018 evening. Departure 25/05/2018 mid afternoon.

      From the shadows into the light… In the 1800s, Cannes was still just a modest little fishing village which over time has been transformed into the elegant town we know today. You will be surprised to see the extent to which Cannes has
      retained its Provencal character, as you explore its most valuable treasures: the Castre Museum, built by the monks of Lérins and today a Historic Monument or the Gothic Notre Dame d’Espérance Church and bell tower.

      26 May 2018 – Bonifacio, Corsica

      26 May 2018 – Bonifacio, Corsica

      Arrival 26/05/2018 mid morning. Departure 26/05/2018 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”.

      27 May 2018 – Porto Cervo, Sardinia

      27 May 2018 – Porto Cervo, Sardinia

      Arrival 27/05/2018 early morning. Departure 27/05/2018 late afternoon.

      Porto Cervo is a small and very popular seaside village on the Emerald Coast of Sardinia.  Built in the 1960s at Aga Khan’s behest, it now plays host to the world’s biggest fortunes and most stunning yachts. A haven of peace and harmony lined with blooming gardens, this out-of-the-way paradise was built according to the traditional architecture of the region. When your ship drops anchor here, you will have a chance to discover the picturesque streets, beautiful fine-sand beaches and lively port. And the historical heritage here is unique: discover relics from the Bronze Age as you explore the Giants’ grave and the Nuraghe La Prisgiona, megalithic vestiges of the mysterious Nuragic civilisation.

      28 May 2018 – Villasimius, Sardinia

      28 May 2018 – Villasimius, Sardinia

      Arrival 28/05/2018 early morning. Departure 28/05/2018 late afternoon.

      Located in the south of the eastern coast of Sardinia, east of Cagliari, the old fishing port of Villasimius is one Sardinia’s most prized seaside destinations. You’re spoilt for choice in sandy beaches opening onto a deliciously turquoise waters, from the outskirts of the town to the splendid cap Carbonara. So you can enjoy the dolce vita while exploring the region’s curiosities. Especially the town’s Archaeological Museum which presents an interesting collection of prehistoric objects and medieval artefacts from the area. And in the Notteri wetlands, depending on the season, you’ll spot a variety of birds including storks and pink flamingos.

      29 May 2018 – Trapani, Sicily

      29 May 2018 – Trapani, Sicily

      Arrival 29/05/2018 late morning. Departure 29/05/2018 early evening.

      Bathed in the cobalt waters of the Tyrrhenian sea, Trapani is the former port of the Greek city of Erice, boasting a privileged natural position in western Sicily. As you wander through its little streets, you will discover a secular cultural heritage, bearing witness to the many influences of civilisations that came here: San Lorenzo Cathedral, Maria Santissima Annunziata sanctuary, the fountain of Triton. On the shaded restaurant terraces, savour some fresh fish from the morning’s catch. Or else you can opt for a seafood couscous, a culinary legacy from their Arab neighbours.

      30 May 2018 – Porto Empedocle, Sicily

      30 May 2018 – Porto Empedocle, Sicily

      Arrival 30/05/2018 early morning. Departure 30/05/2018 late afternoon.

      Huddled on the south-western coast of Sicily, Porto Empedocles bears the name of the philosopher Empedocles, who lived in the region in the 5th century BC. An age-old city offered up to sun and sea, this is your doorway to the exceptional archaeological site of Temple Valley, a high place of Greek civilisation listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can admire the remains of many temples dedicated to Zeus, his wife Hera and Hephaestus. Make sure you take in the magnificent Italian countryside, with its olive orchards that cover the hillsides.

      31 May 2018▸30 May 2018 – Valletta


      Disembarkation 31/05/2018 at 07H00 .

      The whole of the Maltese capital Valletta is UNESCO World Heritage listed and occupies a peninsula in the north-east of the island. From the fountain of Tritons to Saint-Elme fort, there are as many majestic streets as there are narrow staircase vennels to explore. The painted loggia and carved corbels on the tall houses will accompany you in your explorations, and you’ll rarely be bothered by traffic. You can visit the Grandmasters palace decorated with coats of arms and frescoes. Saint-John’s cathedral and the ramparts which have guarded the city since the 16th century are also among the most emblematic sites of the city. Arranged in terraces, the Barrakka Gardens will punctuate your promenade with a green and floral experience.


      • 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.




      Cruise towards exceptional destinations in the intimate setting of our luxurious ships. Combine the joys of cruising with the pleasure of practising your swing during our golf cruises!

      World-renowned sites

      The blue of the ocean and the green of the golf courses are juxtaposed to bring you the unique experience of a Golf cruise. Set a course for prestigious addresses and enjoy the incomparable beauty of the greens and the surrounding landscapes.

      During our golf cruises to the Caribbean, you’ll be able to enjoy the stimulating golfing environment of various carefully selected sites. The Nevis Golf Course, the Cuisinart Golf Club Anguilla and the St. Lucia Golf & Country Club are just a few examples of top-notch courses combining natural aquatic obstacles and breathtaking panoramas.

      The Mediterranean golf courses also boast stunning views over the sea. These include the Sperone Golf Club, the Piombino Golf Course, the Donnafugata Golf Resort and the Pevero Golf Club, one of the most remarkable courses in Europe.

      Full assistance

      To ensure that the experience is as enjoyable as possible, passengers receive the assistance necessary so they can give their full attention to their game. The golf courses we visit place carts and buggies at our disposal.

      At each port of call on this themed cruise, golfers are eligible for a return transfer to the courses and their bags are fully taken care of. A sports coach is also present throughout the cruise to give advice and have a friendly chat.

      Flight Paris / Nice + transfer + visits + flight Malta / Paris

      For your serenity, PONANT selects a flight for your trip and provides transfers and visits. This package is included in your cruise fare.


      Embarkation Day – Paris/Nice

      Meet at Paris Orly Airport by our hostess. Look for PONANT sign.

      Regular flight from Paris Orly to Nice selected by PONANT.

      Meet and greet at Nice Airport arrival hall by our local hostess. Look for PONANT sign.

      You will be then transferred to the port to embark on board your ship. It is approximately a 25-minute drive.

      Your golf gear will be transported by luggage truck.


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      Disembarkation Day – Malta/Paris

      After disembarkation procedures are completed, you will be greeted at the port by our local representative.

      You will depart by coach for Valletta Old Town. You will make a first stop at the Upper Barraca Gardens, which date back to 1661 when they were the Knights private gardens. They offer breath-taking views of the island’s Three Cities and the Grand Harbour. You will have the opportunity to capture incredible photographs.

      You will walk to St John’s Co-Cathedral. It was built as the conventual church for the Knights of St John, which despite its rather austere frontage boats an immense 58 metres (190 feet) long nave surrounded by side chapels dedicated to the different languages of the Order. The Grand Masters and several knights donated gifts of high artistic value and made enormous contributions to enrich it with the best works of art. Admire a Caravaggio painting.

      You will enjoy free time in town to purchase souvenirs.

      You will then be transferred to the airport on time for the flight selected by PONANT.

      Your golf gear will be transported by luggage truck.

      Regular flight from Malta to Paris Orly.


       Your programme includes:

      • Regular flights Paris – Paris, in economy class.
      • Transfers by deluxe coach as mentioned in the programme.
      • Half day tour of Valletta with the services of a local English-speaking guide.
      • Luggage truck for the transportation of the golf gear.
      • The services of local English-speaking hostesses at the airports. 

      Your programme does not include:

      • Tips for the drivers and the local hostesses.
      • Personal expenses (beverages, meals, etc.).
      • Other services not mentioned in the programme.


      Duration of the visits are given as a guide only. The order of the visits may be reversed.

      To know your PONANT flight schedule, please contact your travel advisor; it is also indicated on your electronic ticket included in your travel documents.

      Passengers must check in at least two hours before flight departure time.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. Your packages

        24/05/2018 – Golf package Nice - Valletta

        1500.00 € **

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      Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
      Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.
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