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Le Ponant - Cruises

Corsica & the Mediterranean Sea
Nice (France) Round trip

August 9-16, 2014 - 8 days / 7 nights on board

  • Board LE PONANT and travel around the Mediterranean Sea from Nice to Saint-Tropez and then to Corsica.
  • “A rose pink pebble on the Mediterranean” is how Saint Exupéry described Corsica: the island reveals its astonishing beauty.




Day 1 - Nice (France)
Embarkation from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

5:00 pm

7:00 pm

Days 2- St Tropez (France)
The myths that surround Saint-Tropez continue to inspire people to dream. For celebrities, sea lovers and those passionate about history, art and heritage, the village is still a destination they have to go to at least once. Yet behind the festivities and glitz Saint-Tropez remains an authentic village, a small fishing port of infinite charms and many different facets. Feel free to explore the picturesque streets, the bustling Provencal market, its 16th century citadel and the small but always interesting Annonciade Museum.

11:00 am

9:00 pm

Day 3 - Scandola/Girolata (Corsica-France) 
At the very tip of the Girolata Peninsula, at the heart of the maritime side of the Corsica Regional Nature Park (Parc Naturel Régional de Corse), discover the Scandola reserve with its abrupt ochre and red rock cliffs plunging into a crystal sea. You will also discover the Calanques de Piana, huge cliffs of pink granite that loom above the sea.  Jagged and carved by erosion, this UNESCO World Heritage Site gives the impression of being a giant sculpture. Further on, dominated by its Genoese fort and the houses clinging to the mountain slopes, Girolata is one of the emblematic sites of the island. A veritable haven of peace, this hamlet lies nonchalantly along the slopes of Mount Senino.

10:00 am

8:00 pm

Day 4 - Palombaggia - Corsica (France)

9:00 am

4:00 pm

Sailing Bonifacio - Corsica (France)

6:00 pm

7:30 pm

Bonifacio (Corsica-France) 
An impressive construction of stone built on a rocky headland of white limestone, Bonifacio occupies a very special place in the landscape of the place Saint Exupery described as a “rose pink pebble on the Mediterranean sea". The limestone and granite cliffs have been eroded by the waves to form a natural façade, swooping down towards the crystal water. A veritable fortress sculpted by the wind and the spray, the “sentinel city” will show you its historical centre and its long cobbled streets.

 8:30 pm


Day 6 - Bonifacio - Corsica (France) 


6:00 pm

Day 7 - Baie de Roccapina (Corsica-France) 
The turquoise-blue waters invite you to dive. No habitation around, only a beautiful and luxuriant nature to be discovered. We have to admit it: Roccapina’s bay is absolutely fabulous. An ideal place to cast anchor!

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Day 7 - Ile Rousse (Corsica-France) 
Picturesque, historic and charming, L’Ile Rousse (Corsica) lies at the foot of a rugged range of hills in the heart of the Balagne and is named after the islets of red granite. This region has surely been blessed, an area where ancient villages stand out proudly against a stunning panorama. Baptised Paolina, L’Ile Rousse was founded in the 18th century by Pascal Paoli who wanted to compete with the citadel of Calvi. Occupied since ancient times, today the new town stretches along the edge of fine sandy beaches, its privileged location making it a popular holiday destination and seaside resort.

9:00 am

8:00 pm

Day 8 - Nice (France)

8:00 am


Cruise Fares


Brochure Fare

Ponant Bonus Fare*

Marie Galante Cabin



Antigua Cabin



Triple Occupancy



One Child (8-11 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults



Safety and port taxes 



Single supplement in cabin*

Starting at + 30%

Starting at + 30%

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and
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Fares may be subject to Fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions* On request. Limited availability.

Our fares include:
•Port and safety charges
•Open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands - list available on board)
•Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
•Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
•Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
•24 hour room service (selected menu)
•Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
•Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
•English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)


Our fares do not include:
•Flights and airport taxes
•Transfers, day rooms and other services at arrival & departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation
•Optional shore excursions (sold on board)
•Personal expenses
•Other drinks not included in open bar

*Ponant Bonus Fares:
Special Savings program off published cruise-only fares for select voyages, in all stateroom and suite categories. Ponant Bonus fares are capacity controlled, subject to availability and may change at any time without notice. Ponant Bonus could decrease or be closed for specific stateroom and suite categories or entire cruise.

Ponant bonus fares represent savings from the published fare and may not be combined with certain other promotional offers. Some cruise credits may not be combinable.  The bonus fares represent our best available rate at time of booking.