Sicily and Amalfi coast

8 days / 7 nights
    New itinerary
    Sicily and Amalfi coast

    Cruise The Mediterranean

    from 1 June 2020 to 8 June 2020
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Valletta
    Arrival Port : Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Ship : LE BOUGAINVILLE

    • Ref : G010620

    Set sail with PONANT to discover the treasures of Sicily and the Amalfi coast, on an itinerary connecting Malta and Civitavecchia.

    During this 8-day cruise  aboard our luxury expedition ship Le Bougainville, you will be able to explore mythical places at the crossroads of Eastern and Western civilisations.  

    Your ship will leave Valletta, the capital of Malta and former stronghold of the Knights of the Order of Malta, and set sail for Syracuse, one of the most prestigious Sicilian cities, whose monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.

    You will then take the sea once again to discover Taormina, overlooking Etna’s blanket of snow. Its streets will lead you to its famed ancient Greek theatre, where the quality of the acoustics is exceptional.

    In Palermo, the capital of Sicily, you will be able to visit emblematic landmarks such as the 12th century cathedral and Teatro Massimo, one of the largest theatres in Europe.

    Lipari is the capital of the Aeolian volcanic archipelago and is particularly known for its many natural and architectural gems. Not far from there, you will discover the amazing sight of the Stromboli volcano, an active volcano whose crater regularly erupts with lava flows.

    Before returning to Civitavecchia, you will visit Amalfi and its coastline. Perched between sky and sea, Amalfi and the little villages hidden nearby are true treasures and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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    Highlights

    • A cruise to discover the wonder of the Tyrrhenian Sea, from Malta’s capital to the Italian capital.
    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the historic centre of Valletta (embarkation port), the old town of Syracuse, Mount Etna from Taormina and its Greek Theatre, the Aeolian Islands, the Amalfi Coast, the historical centre of Rome from Civitavecchia (embarkation port)
    • Discovering Sicily's most beautiful historic cities and ancient sites: Syracuse, Taormina and its theatre, Palermo.
    • Sailing by the Stromboli volcano.

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    Staterooms & Suites

    • Deluxe Stateroom
      €5,610
      €3,860
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 4
      €6,300
      €4,320
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 5
      €6,630
      €4,540
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 6
      €6,980
      €4,770
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      €9,830
      €6,670
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 3
      €9,830
      €6,670
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 4
      €9,830
      €6,670
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      €9,830
      €6,670
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 5 Suite
      €13,440
      €9,080
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 6 Suite
      €14,120
      €9,530
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 6
      €14,840
      €10,010
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 5
      €14,840
      €10,010
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      €16,340
      €11,010
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      €16,340
      €11,010
      Not Available
    • Owner's Suite
      €22,770
      €11,560
      Not Available
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    LE BOUGAINVILLE

    Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

    As the third ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Bougainville will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

    Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

    Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

    Port of call & excursions

    1 June 2020 – Syracuse, Sicily

    Valletta

    Embarkation 01/06/2020 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 01/06/2020 at 18H00 .

    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.

    2 June 2020 – Syracuse, Sicily

    2 June 2020 – Syracuse, Sicily

    Arrival 02/06/2020 early morning. Departure 02/06/2020 late evening.

    Its undulating rocky coastline, the endless sandy beaches, the menacing form of Mount Etna which surveys its island like a patriarch, the flowery gardens on the hillside... Sicily lays out its varied landscapes like a shopkeeper displays his wares. Described by Cicero as “the most beautiful city in the world”, Syracuse was one of the most prestigious cities in Sicily and at her height was even a rival for Athens. A central city of Ancient Greece, it was home to a succession of civilisations, each of which has left their mark. The blend of Arabic, Roman, Norman, Byzantine and Spanish cultures makes Syracuse a town that is extraordinarily rich in fragrances, colours and flavours.

    3 June 2020 – Taormina, Sicily

    3 June 2020 – Taormina, Sicily

    Arrival 03/06/2020 early morning. Departure 03/06/2020 early afternoon.

    Located on Sicily’s eastern coast, in the province of Messina, the seaside town of Taormina is Sicily’s Saint-Tropez, boasting heritage sites, secluded beaches and luxury shopping. You can visit its medieval centre, suspended 300 metres above sea level, where terraces offer a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea. Another vestige from its past are the ruins of the Greco-Roman theatre. This extremely well-preserved site attracts visitors who are fascinated by the natural beauty of the area which overlooks a turquoise bay.

    3 June 2020 – Sailing in front of Stromboli

    3 June 2020 – Sailing in front of Stromboli

    Arrival 03/06/2020. Departure 03/06/2020.

    Like Ulysses during his Odyssey, you will have the opportunity to admire the Stromboli, the capricious volcano that looms over the Aeolian Islands. Its activity, uninterrupted for thousands of years, has earned it the nickname the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean”.

    4 June 2020 – Palermo, Sicily

    4 June 2020 – Palermo, Sicily

    Arrival 04/06/2020 early morning. Departure 04/06/2020 late afternoon.

    Palermo is the guardian of the Sicilian soul. Many have been attracted to this city, the largest capital of the Italian islands. Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans... Palermo is a rich culmination of so many cultural influences as seen in the Moorish designs on the cathedral, and the Byzantine mosaics of the Palatine chapel, which is itself housed within the precincts of the Norman palace. You will fall under the spell of the palaces, baroque splendours that grace the town with their obsolete beauty. It is thrilling to stumble upon one of those fabulous markets, high in colour, and headily picturesque.

    5 June 2020 – Lipari, Aeolian Islands

    5 June 2020 – Lipari, Aeolian Islands

    Arrival 05/06/2020 early morning. Departure 05/06/2020 early afternoon.

    Of the seven Aeolian islands, this is the largest and the most populated. Lying off the north coast of Sicily, in the Tyrrhenian sea, Lipari is one of UNESCO’s marvellous World Heritage sites. Its lava stone quarries and obsidian flow of Rocce Rosse are indications of its volcanic nature. The town, the largest urban area in the whole archipelago, proudly houses its citadel and its castle, both rooted in Antiquity. If you head further into the centre, you’ll be surprised to come across a Norman cathedral, complete with a magnificent baroque façade.

    5 June 2020 – Sailing in front of Stromboli

    5 June 2020 – Sailing in front of Stromboli

    Arrival 05/06/2020. Departure 05/06/2020.

    Like Ulysses during his Odyssey, you will have the opportunity to admire the Stromboli, the capricious volcano that looms over the Aeolian Islands. Its activity, uninterrupted for thousands of years, has earned it the nickname the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean”.

    6 June 2020 – Amalfi

    6 June 2020 – Amalfi

    Arrival 06/06/2020 early morning. Departure 06/06/2020 late evening.

    The little town of Campania gives its name to the region containing the magnificent, UNESCO World Heritage listed, Amalfi coast. And for good reason. Located at the foot of Mount Cerreto, against a rock face of a gorge that opens onto the sea, Amalfi’s absolutely splendid natural scenery alone is enough to feast your eyes on before making for the medieval streets to explore some of its history. The mix of cultural influences from the Mediterranean Rim is omnipresent here. Don’t miss the dome of Saint André the Apostle and its beautiful cloister, before sipping a delicious lemon juice made from locally grown lemons at a terrace bar.

    7 June 2020 – Gaeta

    7 June 2020 – Gaeta

    Arrival 07/06/2020 early morning. Departure 07/06/2020 late afternoon.

    Gaeta takes its name from the legend of the nanny of Aeneas. This illustrious relationship can be seen in the nobility of this old town, built on a peninsula, at the end of a headland. In Roman times, Gaeta was already a renowned seaside destination; it fell under Byzantine domination then became an autonomous duchy and an independent republic. The fortifications that surround this ancient fort remind us of this rich history, as does the cathedral bell tower, an elegant building of both Roman and Moor influence, decorated with ceramic in the style of bell-towers of Amalfi.

    8 June 2020▸7 June 2020 – Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Disembarkation 08/06/2020 at 08H00 .

    Built on an Etruscan site, between the Tyrrhenian sea and the Monti della Tolfa, Civitavecchia respires the dolce vita. This very modern and easy going town combines art and history with panache. You can also visit superb historical sites like Fort Michelangelo or the Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi. Just 80 kilometres from Rome, the town is a beautiful first step to the Italian capital.

    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.

    Pre/Post & Overlands

    1. Before your cruise

      01/06/2020 – HALF DAY IN VALLETTA

      80.00 € **

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      31/05/2020 – DISCOVER MALTA (1 NIGHT)

      490.00 € **

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    2. After your cruise

      08/06/2020 – DIRECT TRANSFER FROM THE PORT OF CIVITAVECCHIA TO ROME FIUMICINO AIRPORT

      40.00 € **

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    3. Your packages

      31/05/2020 – Flights From/ To Paris + Pre Cruise Disover Malta 1N (Pre) + Direct transfer from the Port of Civitavecchia to Rome Fiumicino Airport (Post)

      01/06/2020 – Flight From/ To Paris + Half Day in Valetta (Pre) + Direct transfer from the Port of Civitavecchia to Rome Fiumicino Airport (Post)

      540.00 € **
    4. During your cruise

      06/06/2020 – Positano & gastronomic lunch

      180.00 € **

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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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