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The Cote D'Azur & Corsica: Nice to Rome

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Board on the luxury Crystal Esprit for an amazing adventure starting from Nice, one of the favorite destinations of sun-seekers and jet setters. Explore the famous beaches of St-Tropez and the glamorous Cannes, where yachts dot the harbor and chic striped sun loungers line the beach. Discover a pretty collection of cafés and venerable buildings at Santa Margherita Ligure. Sail on and view the turquoise waters of the Golfe de Calvi and see one of the world’s most visually spectacular sights at Haute Ville in Bonifacio. Visit the magnificent Porto Cervo and for your disembarkation, venture through Civitavecchia, noted for its fine seafood and beautiful monuments.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Nice, France | Embark
Day 2 : Nice, France | St-Tropez, France
Day 3 : St-Tropez, France | Cannes, France
Day 4 : Santa Margherita Ligure
Day 5 : Calvi
Day 6 : Bonifacio, Corsica
Day 7 : Porto Cervo, Italy
Day 8 : Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Disembark

Highlights

  • View the lovely St-Tropez, where magnificent yachts line at the port
  • Explore turquoise waters of the Golfe de Calvi
  • Visit the Haute Ville, one of the world’s most visually spectacular sights
  • Discover a magical mix of sea, sun, music and glee at Porto Cervo

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Crystal Esprit

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Relax on France's colorful coast Wander through Rome Relax by the sea near colorful Nice Explore historic Bonifacio atop the cliffs of Corsica The city of Bonifacio is built on stunning seaside cliffs along the riviera

Day 1 Nice, France | Embark

Embark on the Crystal Esprit at the port of Nice.

One of the most famous locales on the Côte d’Azur, celebrity jet setters and sun-seekers flock to these shores throughout the year. Nice is a hub for international commerce, but it’s the celebration of all things beautiful that reigns in this retreat for the world’s elite, making Nice an artists’ mecca for centuries. Open-air markets occur daily, providing access to the freshest local everything – from produce to lavender, handmade keepsakes to watercolor works painted before your eyes.

Day 2 Nice, France | St-Tropez, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today sail from Nice to St-Tropez.

A summer playground for celebrities, artists and writers vacationing here since the height of its popularity in the 1950s and 60s, St-Tropez’s famous beaches are still frequented by an international clientele who seek a lively nightlife and piece of the "St-Trop" allure. Magnificent yachts line the port, as owners vie to achieve titles the biggest, most luxurious or most enthusiastic crew.

Day 3 St-Tropez, France | Cannes, France

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Head from St-Tropez to Cannes.

One of nature's miracles, the Cote d’Azur is blessed with superb natural beauty. This sun-drenched slope stretches some 60 miles westward from the border of the fairy-tale Kingdom of Monaco. And here in glamorous Cannes, where yachts dot the harbor and chic striped sun loungers line the beach, be sure to take some time to explore the designer bars and couture shops of La Croisette.

Day 4 Santa Margherita Ligure

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Rivaling Portofino for the attentions of jet-set travelers, this charming cliffside town has grown from a fishing village into a bustling resort, infused with sunshine and the wealth of sybarites in search of the good life. Explore this Riviera playground to discover a pretty collection of cafés and venerable buildings with faded Trompe-l’oeil frescoes still adorning their walls.

Day 5 Calvi

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Welcome to Corsica, a Mediterranean gem known for its white sandy beaches, dense forests, snow-capped mountains, and rolling countryside. A prosperous citadel town, Calvi sits atop a promontory surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Golfe de Calvi. Journey to Bonafacio in the south, or inland to see Les Calanches, a dramatic mountain landscape of red and orange granite renowned as one of Corsica’s most stunning natural sights.

Day 6 Bonifacio, Corsica

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
True, Bonifacio has chic restaurants, bars, and cafés. Yes, it offers an array of water sports like surfing, jet skiing, and scuba diving. But what undoubtedly draws visitors from around the globe to this Corsican town is the startling Haute Ville, one of the world’s most visually spectacular sights. Here, tall and narrow medieval houses perch precariously on the edges of steep limestone cliffs, looking as if they are dangling above the sea. The steep walk up is worth it for the amazing views.

Day 7 Porto Cervo, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today sail from Bonifacio to Porto Cervo.

In the heart of Sardinia’s legendary Costa Smeralda – so named for its jewel-toned waters – this jet-set yachting haven is a magical mix of sea, sun, music, and glee. Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, this utopian town welcomes with posh boutiques and trendy cafés serving up Sardinia’s famed cuisine and local wines. Beyond the gleaming white mega-yachts dotting the harbor, Sardinia is home to a rich culture and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Day 8 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Venture through Civitavecchia, noted for its fine seafood and beautiful monuments. Then, travel to the Eternal City of Rome, with more than 2,500 years of history and ancient landmarks that will leave you with memories for a lifetime.

After breakfast aboard the ship, disembark at Civitavecchia.

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For new bookings from March 9, 2020, forward pay a reduced deposit and cancel up to 7 days prior to departure and receive full credit toward a future voyage. Contact us for more details. Some restrictions may apply.
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280 Sqft. King-size bed, mini bar/refrigerator, a flat-screen satellite TV, custom carpet, plush sofa with adjustable-height table for dining, and spacious, custom-designed closets.
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515 Sqft. King-size bed, Egyptian cotton linens, flat-screen HD TV, custom bench at foot of the bed, stone-clad nightstands with integrated outlets, and interactive bedside iPad. The expansive living and dining area feature a sofa and end chairs, a flat-screen TV, concealed mini-bar and dining table.

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Solo Supplement: A select number of cabins are available for single use. The single supplement varies by cabin type, please contact us for details.
Child Discount: Children age 11 or under receive 50% off when sharing a cabin with two full paying guests. Children, regardless of age pay full rate in a double occupancy cabin.

A wide selection of specially curated and optional shore excursions are available on every itinerary.  There will be complimentary adventures to choose from, other excursions will be available at an additional cost.  ​

Cruise Fares Include:
  • Beverages including fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks, and specialty coffees
  • Gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff
  • 24-hour self-service coffee tea, soft drinks, wines
  • 24-hour room service
  • Personal Butler service
  • Daily yoga and fitness classes
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment programs
  • Complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for the duration of your voyage. 
  • Complimentary marina and water sports equipment including a wide variety of aquatic toys (water skis, wakeboards, kayaks, jet skis, snorkeling equipment) based on destination's local rules and regulations and the discretion of the Captain due to weather and sea conditions
  • Complimentary transfers between the airport and ship on the day of embarkation and disembarkation, when requested in advance
Cruise Fares Exclude:
  • Airfare
  • Cruise port, security, navigation, berthing, stevedoring, and baggage handling/storage charges 
  • Fuel surcharges, fees or charges imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, 
  • Optional shore excursions,
  • Sightseeing or meals ashore, taxes, gratuities,
  • Visa fees
  • Laundry or valet service or any item or service whatsoever of a personal nature, such as medical treatment, expenses incurred on board or ashore in connection with medical treatment, medical condition, or medical debark
  • Massage, s­­­­­pa services or hairstyling for which separate charges may be imposed. 
  • Crystal Esprit's submersible equipment
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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