From the Peloponnese to Tuscany
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- A cruise from the magnificent islands of the Peloponnese to the majestic coast of Italy, combining natural sites and cultural discoveries.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Acropolis of Athens (embarkation port), the medieval ruins of Mystras, the Amalfi Coast.
- The visit to Ancient Messene from Kalamata.
- The possibility of visiting Athens, cradle of the gods, before your cruise.
Staterooms & Suites
Deluxe Stateroom AU$7,750 Not Available Prestige Deck 4 AU$8,690 Not Available Prestige Deck 5 AU$9,130 Not Available Prestige Deck 6 AU$9,590 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 5 AU$13,430 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 3 AU$13,430 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 4 AU$13,430 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 6 AU$13,430 Not Available Prestige Deck 5 Suite AU$18,290 Not Available Prestige Deck 6 Suite AU$19,210 Not Available Privilege Suite Deck 6 AU$20,170 Not Available Privilege Suite Deck 5 AU$20,170 Not Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6 AU$22,190 Not Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5 AU$22,190 Not Available Owner's Suite AU$23,290 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 third 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 15/08/2020 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 15/08/2020 at 18H00 .
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.
16 August 2020 – Adamas, MilosArrival 16/08/2020 early morning. Departure 16/08/2020 early evening.
Although Milos is especially renowned for the famous statue of Venus found in a field there and now displayed in the Louvre in Paris, this mineral island is also a geological treasure. Its volcanic origin is evident in its breathtaking landscapes and the colours of its cliffs, ranging from pure white to deep red. You’ll discover the wild beauty of the shorelines lined with the most beautiful beaches in Greece from a ship deck, and you’ll enjoy privileged access to emerald-green coves. Tiny fishing ports like Adamas hide there, with brightly-painted doors and terraces. Milos is a charming port of call in the heart of the Cyclades.
17 August 2020 – GythioArrival 17/08/2020 early morning. Departure 17/08/2020 mid afternoon.
Located in the south of the Peloponnese, on the Mani Peninsula, Gytheio was the main port and naval base of ancient Sparta, located around fifty kilometres inland. In Roman times, the port experienced significant expansion thanks to trading in imperial dye; in fact, the region had an abundance of murex, the rock snails from which this dye, loved by the Romans, was extracted. The town is nestled against Mount Koumaros and dominated by a citadel. Take a stroll and fall under the charm of the calm that reigns over the stairways bordered by small neoclassic houses with steps overrun with wild flowers.
18 August 2020 – KalamataArrival 18/08/2020 early morning. Departure 18/08/2020 mid afternoon.
Capital of the Messenia region in the south Peloponnese, Kalamata is the idea port of call for combining aquatic pleasures and cultural discoveries. Edged by an immense 5 km beach, the town, which is famous for its silk scarves, is home to a rich historical heritage. Strolling through its charming streets, you will discover the magnificent neoclassical constructions and a number of religious buildings. To the north, the former fortress and its ramparts will offer you a unique perspective over the town. The highlight of your visit will undoubtedly be the archaeological remains of ancient Messene, located just a few kilometres from Kalamata, one of the major sites of Ancient Greece.
18 August 2020▸19 August 2020 – PylosArrival 18/08/2020 evening. Departure 19/08/2020 evening.
The picturesque port of Pylos is located in the south west of the Peloponnese. Backed against the lush green hills of Messenia, it looks out onto the Navarino Bay. You can admire the gorgeous view as you walk uptown amid pink oleanders that cascade over the jetty. A stone’s throw away, the historical centre’s winding streets will plunge you into a maze of houses with whitewashed facades and terracotta roof-tiles. On the attractive main beach, you will be able to relax in the shade of the age-old plane trees and taste the delicious local biscuits made of sesame and honey.
20 August 2020 – At seaArrival 20/08/2020. Departure 20/08/2020.
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 observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.
21 August 2020 – Reggio di CalabriaArrival 21/08/2020 early morning. Departure 21/08/2020 early afternoon.
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.
22 August 2020 – AmalfiArrival 22/08/2020 early morning. Departure 22/08/2020 late afternoon.
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.
23 August 2020 – Porto Santo StefanoArrival 23/08/2020 late morning. Departure 23/08/2020 late afternoon.
In Southern Tuscany, Porto Santo Stefano, a charming seaside resort located on the Monte Argentario peninsula, is renowned for its enchanting setting. Nestling on the side of a hill, the small town offers beautiful sandy beaches with crystal-clear water and a picturesque town centre. Stroll around its steep alleyways lined with coloured houses and discover La Rocca, a Spanish fortress built in the 17th century to protect the town against pirate attacks. There, you can enjoy a stunning view over the port and the Gulf of Talamone.
LivornoDisembarkation 24/08/2020 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.