Join us on an 8-day cruise to discover the kaleidoscope of blue in the sea waters and the fresh mountain air in the peaks. Our stopovers and tours bring you to the major, exciting sites one after the other: Bonifacio, Porto-Vecchio, Bastia, l’Ile Rousse. Corsica’s deep soul can be felt within the expanse of its wild, on its ancient grounds, in its myrtle underbrush, along its winding paths, and above in the clear, star-filled skies. The island is a timeless work of art, a mosaic of emotions, and a tableau of splendor and mysteries.
Discover Corsica from north to south
Cruise along the coast of the Gulf of Porto, a world heritage site
Visit the natural wonders of the Calanques de Piana
Explore the picturesque perched villages in the Balagne Region
Passengers are welcome to board at 5:00 p.m. We'll set out on a tour of Nice. The best way to get to know Nice is by strolling through the city and adsorbing its sights and sounds. After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship. We’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner and an evening of activities on board. Our ship will cruise to Corsica overnight.
CLASSIC package: Ajaccio and the Îles Sanguinaires. Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, has a rich and historical past. We’ll also stop at the Pointe de la Parata, get a good glimpse of the Îles Sanguinaires, and stroll through this exceptional natural area.
DISCOVERY package: Free time in the picturesque fishing port of Cargèse. One of the best ways to get a true feel for this village is to stroll down its streets, pop into a few boutiques, and sip a drink at an outside table.
Tonight’s meal and entertainment will have genuine Corsican flair!
Join us for an excursion for both packages: A visit to the Maison Bonaparte, a national museum. The museum retraces the history of the Bonaparte family in Corsica as well as the series of exiles they experienced.
CLASSIC package: The sights and scents of Corsica
Cross the Corsican maquis to visit Corsica PAM and the honey farm Jardin des Abeilles in Ocana.
DISCOVERY package: An afternoon at Mare E Sol or Argent Beach.
JOIN US FOR A full-day excursion to the Calanques de Piana and the village of Porto (pre-booking only).Our coach will travel along the picturesque coastline dotted with rocky inlets until we reach Porto. We’ll then jump on a local boat and head to the Calanques de Piana, where sheer cliffs and rock sculptures seem to jet up from the water and radiate a red hue along the coastline.
At the end of the day, we'll begin to cruise to Bonifacio. We'll enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment.
This morning, we’ll set out on a guided tour of Bonifacio. Bonifacio is rich with a history told along its small streets and paths, the thousand-year-old fortress, and the sturdy stone homes perched high above the sea waves.
In the afternoon, join us for an excursion to the nature reserve on the Archipelago of Lavezzi. The islands are scattered with sculpted granite boulders and impressive cliffs.
In the evening,we’ll have a delicious, in-season dinner at a traditional inn accompanied by Corsican music and songs.
CLASSIC package:Cap Corse
Located to the north of Bastia and Saint-Florent, Cap Corse is a 25-mile-long promontory with several attractive fishing villages, a gorgeous coastline, and a couple of good beaches.
DISCOVERY package: Enjoy a full day of free time in Saint-Florent (lunch not included).
Saint-Florent is a seaside city built on the cliffs overlooking the mouth of the Aliso River and the gulf that bears its name.
At the end of the day, we’ll continue to cruise towards l’Ile-Rousse.
CLASSIC package: A tour of Calvi and its citadel.
You’ll discover its large marina and immense bay surrounded by unique landscapes and often snow-capped mountains.
Discover the old villages in the Balagne region. These are the fertile hills of the island—commonly referred to as the Corsican gardens—where more than thirty villages are perched on cliffs or hidden in narrow valleys.
DISCOVERY package: Kick back at Bodri or Ghjunchitu beach.
We’ll then spend the afternoon crossing the Mediterranean to Nice. Tonight is our festive gala evening.
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!