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Istanbul to Nice

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Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Istanbul, Turkey / Embark
Day 2 : Sailing the Corinth Canal
Day 3 : Itea, Greece
Day 4 : Katakolo, Greece
Day 5 : Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Day 6 : Palermo, Italy
Day 7 : Salerno, Italy
Day 8 : Bonifacio, France - Corsica
Day 9 : Nice, France / Disembark

Ship

L'Austral

Places Visited

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Magnificent cliffs of the Mediterranean Explore the fortified cities of ancient Mediterranean rulers Atop the church tower Mediterranean artwork Pristine views of the coasts along the Mediterranean

Day 1 Istanbul, Turkey / Embark

Embark this afternoon for your luxurious cruise from Istanbul to France.

Day 2 Sailing the Corinth Canal

In the evening L'Austral will cross the Corinth Canal. A grandiose and impressive work of art linking the Ionian to the Aegean Sea, the Corinth Canal follows the plans set out in ancient times. Construction of this 6 km long navigable road was initiated by French engineers at the end of the 19th century.

Day 3 Itea, Greece

From Itea (Greece) we enter the immaculately preserved sacred site of the Delphi Valley. Clinging to the precipitous slopes of the mountain, the white ruins of Apollo’s famous sanctuary rise up out of the pines, olive trees and cypresses. In total harmony with nature, it was a symbol of the unity of the Greek world in the 6th Century BC. The stadium and theater offer a wonderful viewpoint across the Pleistos Valley.

Day 4 Katakolo, Greece

Port details pending.

Day 5 Taormina, Sicily, Italy

On the edge of Catania, Taormina (Italy) stands out against the slopes of Mount Tauro in the heart of a picturesque and charming location. The town’s alleyways and gardens tumble down the mountain to the Ionian Sea. Its ancient Greek theater is the second largest in Sicily, after the theater at Syracuse, and offers a magnificent panorama with the majestic Mount Etna, its lava flows still smoking, in the background.

Day 6 Palermo, Italy

Cradled in the arms of a magnificent sweeping bay, Sicily’s capital never fails to seduce. A crossroads between Eastern and Western civilizations since time immemorial, Palermo has been indelibly marked by the diverse cultures which have passed this way. the charm of this city of a thousand contrasts owes much to the atmosphere that prevails in the historic center.

Day 7 Salerno, Italy

Port details pending.

Day 8 Bonifacio, France - Corsica

Perched precariously on a high rocky promontory, Bonifacio overlooks the lovely “bouches” marine reserve. A fortress city atop white limestone and granite cliffs that have been sculpted by wind and waves, Bonifacio’s historic heart of tall, narrow houses and winding cobblestone streets is a legacy of its medieval period. Not far from here the Bavella Needles and the perched city of Sartène add to the Corsican charm.

Day 9 Nice, France / Disembark

Disembark this morning for your continued journey home.

L'Austral

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Superior Stateroom
8 cabins, 226 sq ft, located on Le Champollion Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area and private bath.
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Deluxe Stateroom
28 cabins, 200 sq ft with private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Deluxe Suite
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Deluxe Suite
3 suites, 290 sq ft with 54 sq ft private balcony, located on the Le France Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, desk, minibar, private bath.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite - Deck 5
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
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Prestige Suite - Deck 6
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Owner's Suite
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Owners Suite
484 sq ft with 97 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living, dining areas, private bath with large tub and shower, minibar, 2 flat screen TVs, DVD, CD, and IPOD, Video on demand, Satellite phone

Notes

This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

Please note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

Children welcome:
- Flexible, or connecting staterooms
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Children's menus, fun tea parties, games, piano lessons and a host of other activities
- Special kids' rates

Fares include:
•Port and safety charges
•Open bar
•Gratuities
•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 organized shows
•Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
•English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

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)
•Insurances
•Personal expenses
•Other drinks not included in open bar
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