Mediterranean Odyssey on Le Bougainville
From the capital of the Côte d’Azur to the beautiful city of Istanbul, this brand-new and unforgettable 14-day cruise is bound to surprise you. As you sail aboard Le Bougainville, admire the magnificent cities and Mediterranean islands with an age-old history.
Setting sail from Nice, your ship will make its way to Calvi, at the heart of the Balagne region on the Isle of Beauty, Corsica. Between steep peaks and sublime beaches with turquoise waters, you will experience a wild and authentic Corsica.
You will then stop at Porto Santo Stefano, a town built along a hillside and surrounded by a 17th century fortress. Then, you will visit Amalfi and its coast, which are magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Perched between sky and sea, Amalfi presents amazing landscapes.
In Taormina, the streets will lead you to the impressive ancient theatre, where the quality of the acoustics is exceptional. And as a constant backdrop: the majestic Mount Etna!
Your ship will then sail along the astonishing Corinth Canal, a famous sea channel dug out by men in the 19th century, and will join Hydra, a small island of old-worldly charm where motorised traffic is banned.
Next comes Mykonos, its beaches and windmills, with Alefkandra, a district that is typical of the island, with houses built right on the water’s edge. You will then reach Symi. Covered with vines, olive trees and cypress trees, this island is one of the most beautiful in the Dodecanese archipelago.
You will discover Patmos, known as the “Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea”.
Le Bougainville will then head towards Paros. Nestling in the heart of the Cyclades archipelago, this island reputed for its sublime white marble offers a real concentration of Greek beauty, from whitewashed houses to olive groves to ancient monuments.
Your trip continues with a stop on the volcanic island of Limnos, near the Dardanelles Strait.
Then you will reach Istanbul, a rich historical UNESCO listed site, at the end of a magnificent cruise.
Welcoming and spacious common areas, refined open-to-the-sea design, sleek exterior lines, a marina to make access to the ship's Zodiac® inflatables easier, hi-tech equipment, an outdoor pool, a multisensorial underwater lounge… Le Bougainville represents the new generation of ships designed to combine discovery and exploration with luxury, even in the planet's most remote and isolated regions.
A French crew, expertise, attentive service, fine dining and more. Within a fully 5 star setting, we take you to discover exceptional destinations while offering you a travel experience that is both authentic and high end.
Travelling the French way
As the only cruise company sailing under the French flag, PONANT is an exponent for the French way of life across every sea on the globe. On board, this is translated through ex...
|2||Calvi, Corsica||12:00 PM||6:30 PM|
|3||Porto Santo Stefano||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|4||Amalfi||12:30 AM||6:00 PM|
|5||Taormina, Sicily||12:00 PM||6:30 PM|
|7||Crossing The Corinth Canal||5:30 AM||5:30 AM|
|7||Hydra||2:30 PM||10:00 PM|
|8||Nafplion||7:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|9||Delos||7:30 AM||12:30 AM|
|9||Mykonos||2:30 PM||10:30 PM|
|10||Symi||12:30 AM||10:00 PM|
|11||Patmos||7:30 AM||1:00 PM|
|12||Paros||7:00 AM||12:30 AM|
|13||Limnos Island||7:00 AM|
|13||Sailing In The Dardanelles||7:00 AM|