From Ancient Greece to Italian shores
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- A cruise in the Mediterranean Sea to discover the Greek Islands and Italy.
- UNESCO world heritage sites: Athens (embarkation port), Delos, The Amalfi Coast.
- Discovery of Delos and Mykonos, three preserved Greek islands.
- The Amalfi Coast, listed with UNESCO as world heritage.
- Bonifacio, the "sentinel city", perched atop its white cliffs.
- For the first time, a port of call at Reggio de Calabre, which guards the Strait of Messina at the southern tip of Italy.
Staterooms & Suites
Deluxe Stateroom AU$5,670 Not Available Prestige Deck 4 AU$6,360 Not Available Prestige Deck 5 AU$6,670 Not Available Prestige Deck 6 AU$7,000 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 5 AU$9,810 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 3 AU$9,810 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 4 AU$9,810 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 6 AU$9,810 Not Available Prestige Deck 5 Suite AU$13,350 Not Available Prestige Deck 6 Suite AU$14,020 Not Available Privilege Suite Deck 6 AU$14,710 Not Available Privilege Suite Deck 5 AU$14,710 Not Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6 AU$16,180 Not Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5 AU$16,180 Not Available Owner's Suite AU$16,990 Not Available
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Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.
As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Bougainville will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.
Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.
Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.
Port of call & excursions
AthensEmbarkation 13/08/2019 from 18H00 to 19H00 . Departure 13/08/2019 at 20H00 .
The Greek capital city is located on the edge of the Saronic gulf, in the east of the country. It bears a plural name in reference to the first villages that surround the Acropolis. You will be enchanted by the rocky plateau presided by its monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage. In the city below, you can visit some of the liveliest districts in Athens: Plaka, with its maze of colourful streets, and where, in the evenings the drifting aroma of moussaka and garlic prawns will tickle your taste buds. Don’t miss anything of the city’s cultural past. Pay a visit to the National Archaeological museum, or the Cycladic Art Museum.
14 August 2019 – DelosArrival 14/08/2019 at 07H00 . Departure 14/08/2019 at 12H00 .
This legendary Cyclades island of Delos stands just a few miles southwest of Mykonos. The ceremonial solemnity of this ancient holy sanctuary will not leave you indifferent. The sheer size and importance of this UNESCO World Heritage site which covers over half of the island is thrilling in itself. From the Stoa of Antigonos, the Terrace of the Lions, to the carved marble animal statues, you will make discovery after discovery, against a backdrop of the Aegean stretching to the horizon. The theatre steps on the hillside are a particularly good place from which to enjoy the expansive view.
14 August 2019 – MykonosArrival 14/08/2019 at 14H00 . Departure 14/08/2019 at 22H00 .
Nicknamed “little Venice”, Mykonos is famous for its Alefkandra district where houses are built right on the water’s edge. Their multi-coloured loggias are emblematic of this Cyclades island, as are the pelicans and windmills. You can get close up to the birds on the quaysides of the old port. Up on the hillside, you can see the windmill sails turning. In the cobbled streets of the pedestrian centre, bougainvillea bedeck immaculate facades. As you weave in and out of the little streets, snatches of coastline will undoubtedly call you to the island’s beaches, the quietest of which can be found on the northern coast.
15 August 2019 – Elafonissos lakoniasArrival 15/08/2019 at 12H30 . Departure 15/08/2019 at 18H00 .
Located in the south of the Peloponnese, Elafonisos is a small island at the entrance to the Laconian Gulf renowned for its emerald green waters and its white sand beaches edged by cedar forests. The idyllic twin beaches of Fragos (Simos) and Sarakinikos, or that of Kato Nissi even have a certain Caribbean atmosphere. As for the village, it is like a veritable Greek picture postcard, with its gently rocking wooden fishing boats painted in lively colours.
16 August 2019 – At seaArrival 16/08/2019 . Departure 16/08/2019 .
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.
17 August 2019 – Reggio di CalabriaArrival 17/08/2019 at 07H00 . Departure 17/08/2019 at 14H00 .
At the southern tip of the Italian boot, Reggio de Calabre guards the eastern shore of the Strait of Messina. From the lungomare, the sea front promenade, there are magnificent views over Sicily, a little over 3 km away, and Etna. Rebuilt after the 1908 earthquake, Reggio is set out in a grid pattern and has Art Nouveau and Belle Époque architecture that add to its charm. And the fragrance of bergamot, the citrus fruit that dominates the region’s confectionery and perfumery. A visit to the National Archaeological Museum is a must. It is one of the most important in Italy and among its collections are the famous Riacce Bronzes, the stunning Greek statues dating from the 5th century BC that were found off the coast in 1972.
18 August 2019 – AmalfiArrival 18/08/2019 at 07H00 . Departure 18/08/2019 at 14H00 .
The little town of Campania gives its name to the region containing the magnificent, UNESCO World Heritage listed, Amalfi coast. And for good reason. Located at the foot of Mount Cerreto, against a rock face of a gorge that opens onto the sea, Amalfi’s absolutely splendid natural scenery alone is enough to feast your eyes on before making for the medieval streets to explore some of its history. The mix of cultural influences from the Mediterranean Rim is omnipresent here. Don’t miss the dome of Saint André the Apostle and its beautiful cloister, before sipping a delicious lemon juice made from locally grown lemons at a terrace bar.
19 August 2019 – Bonifacio, CorsicaArrival 19/08/2019 at 12H00 . Departure 19/08/2019 at 17H30 .
The spectacular town of Bonifacio located on the very tip of southern Corsica, clings to a narrow promontory of white rock overhanging the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. You can admire its limestone cliffs hewn out by the wind, before setting off on a cultural tour of its cultural treasures. From the little paved streets in the ancient Haute Ville, to the promenade on the open-air medieval chemin de ronde, this stunning town will take you on a journey back in time. Frequented or secluded, there are numerous beaches to choose from, all in keeping with the high standards of the “Île de Beauté”.
LivornoDisembarkation 20/08/2019 at 07H00 .
The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.
Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, PONANT will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.
Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.
Pre/Post & Overlands
Before your cruise