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All the Mediterranean secrets and wonders invite you for a magical cruise on board Le Ponant! Their splendor and romanticism will make your cruise unforgettable. Artists and travelers alike have fallen under the spell of the Italian coast, which lies as if suspended in a bouquet of flowers and greenery, dominating the luminous blue of the Mediterranean.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Nice, France / Embark
Day 2 : Porto Venere, Itlay
Day 3 : Portoferraio-Elba, Italy
Day 4 : Gaeta, Italy
Day 5 : Capri, Italy
Day 6 : Amalfi, Italy
Day 8 : Naples, Italy
Day 9 : Naples, Italy / Disembark


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Explore the sunny ruins of Porto Venere Wander the typical streets of Italy Sail around the beautiful Italian island of Capri A picturesque town square in Naples The rooftops of Nice

Day 1 Nice, France / Embark

Arrive in Nice. Board Le Ponant between 4:30 and 5:30 PM. Settle in to your cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew.

Day 2 Porto Venere, Itlay

Portovenere (or Porto Venere) is a town located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. It comprises the three villages of Fezzano, Le Grazie and Portovenere, and the three islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. In 1997, Portovenere and the villages of Cinque Terre were designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Sites.

Join an optional excursion to discover the Cinque Terre castles - Monterosso, Cernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. See them just as ancient mariners once did, from the sea. On a guided tour, visit the village of Vernazza and then Monterosso where you can explore the town's medieval center.

Day 3 Portoferraio-Elba, Italy

You have reached an island without borders; one where blue sea, lush green countryside, perched villages, archaeological treasures and chestnut trees seem to succeed one another into eternity. Follow in the footsteps of Napoleon as you wind your way through the pastel-colored houses of this pretty town which is protected by two forts built by the Medicis.

Day 4 Gaeta, Italy

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Day 5 Capri, Italy

Capri is an Italian island off the Sorrentine Peninsula on the south side of the Gulf of Naples. It has been a resort destination since the time of the Roman Republic. The etymology of the name Capri can be traced back to the Greeks, the first recorded colonists to populate the island. Augustus's successor Tiberius built a series of villas at Capri, the most famous of which is the Villa Jovis, one of the best preserved Roman villas in Italy. Nowadays, Capri is a tourist destination for both Italians and foreigners. In the 1950s, the island became a popular destination for the international jet set. The central piazzetta of Capri, though preserving its modest village architecture, is lined with luxury boutiques and nice restaurants. Impressive features of the island include the Marina Piccola, the Belvedere of Tragara, the limestone masses called Sea Stacks that stand out of the sea, Anacapri, the Blue Grotto, and the ruins of the Imperial Roman villas.

Day 6 Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi, a former maritime and medieval power, was already the Riviera at the time of the Roman Empire. So much beauty in one place, Amalfi and its coastline have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Artists and travelers alike have fallen under the spell of Amalfi and Ravello that lie under the watchful gaze of Vesuvius.

Day 8 Naples, Italy

Naples is the jewel of the Campania region and is home to magnificent ancient palaces, sumptuous baroque churches and countless romantic palaces. The unrivaled historical, artistic and cultural riches of its old quarter earned it UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1995. Not far from here, the ruins of Pompeii offer a grandiose and moving vision of what a Roman city would have looked like during the Empire. The city slumbering under its blanket of ash has revealed its objects, homes and in particular its painted pastel frescoes that are almost totally intact. The beauty of the site has seen it added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Day 9 Naples, Italy / Disembark

Following an early breakfast on board, disembark in Napels. Transfer to airport to continue your travels.

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Ocean-view staterooms on the Marie Galante Deck are between 122 and 145 square feet, and most feature beds that are configurable into two twins or one queen, en suite bathroom, and one porthole.
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Marie-Galante Premium Staterooms
Ocean-view staterooms on the Marie Galante Deck are between 113 and 145 square feet, they feature one queen bed, en suite bathroom, and one porthole.
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Antigua Staterooms
Ocean-view staterooms on the Antigua Deck are between 133 and 165 square feet, and feature one fixed queen bed, en suite bathroom, and one window.


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