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- A 100 % Spanish cruise to discover the landscapes, architecture and history of Spain's east coast.
- Numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Antoni Gaudí's creations, the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall and the Hospital of the Holy Cross and St Paul in Barcelona; the Llotja de la Seda in Valencia; the Alhambra of Granada from Malaga; the tower of Belem and the monastery of Jeronimos in Lisbon (disembarkation port).
- Opportunity of a private tour by night at the Alhambra in Granada (prereservation and prepayment mandatory, limited availibilities).
- Discover the Balearic Islands including Palma de Mallorca, their capital.
- A stop to discover Altea and its glazed blue domes.
- The Andalusian city of Cadiz, one of the oldest cities in the Western Mediterranean.
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- LE BOUGAINVILLE
- Port of call & excursions
- Guest(s) Lecturer(s)
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Staterooms & Suites
Deluxe Stateroom AU$4,380 Available Prestige Deck 4 AU$4,900 Available Prestige Deck 5 AU$5,130 Available Prestige Deck 6 AU$5,380 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 5 AU$7,480 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 3 AU$7,480 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 4 AU$7,480 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 6 AU$9,810 Not Available Prestige Deck 5 Suite AU$10,140 Available Prestige Deck 6 Suite AU$10,640 Available Privilege Suite Deck 6 AU$11,160 Available Privilege Suite Deck 5 AU$11,160 Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6 AU$16,180 Not Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5 AU$12,260 Available Owner's Suite AU$16,990 Not Available
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
BarcelonaEmbarkation 06/06/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 06/06/2019 at 18H00 .
Located on the seashore between the mountains of Montjuïc and Tibidabo, Barcelona offers its many visitors a perfect blend of tradition and modernism. Truly an open-air museum, the “prodigious town” reveals an astonishing range of artistic treasures and museums, combining Roman ruins, medieval districts and a number of avant-garde elements from the 20th Century. Over the years, it has been marked by some of the greatest artists, such as Picasso, Miró or Gaudí, most of whose work has been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Take the time to stroll along the Ramblas and enjoy the gentle, typically Mediterranean lifestyle of the capital of Catalonia.
7 June 2019 – Palma, Mallorca (Balearic I)Arrival 07/06/2019 at 08H00 . Departure 07/06/2019 at 19H00 .
Palma de Mallorca will reveal its many treasures: idyllic coves, majestic limestone cliffs that plunge into the clear sapphire- and turquoise-coloured waters of the Mediterranean, and vast plains planted with almond trees, olive trees and vineyards. When your ship calls at the capital of the Balearic Islands, take a walk to discover its emblematic monuments, such as its famous cathedral, and amble through its old streets. Here, like a painting, the island’s historical heritage forms a backdrop to the lively and warm cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Mediterranean.
8 June 2019 – ValenciaArrival 08/06/2019 at 07H30 . Departure 08/06/2019 at 18H00 .
Valencia - the city of Art and Sciences. Two hearts beat in this Spanish city: one is modern, avantgarde and almost futuristic; the other is more provincial, more traditional and nostalgic. Valencia has the temperament of a great Mediterranean city whose wide avenues form a border around the old town. The city has an abundance of architectural styles that coexist harmoniously, but above all it resolutely embraces the 21st Century with the futuristic structures of its Agora congress centre and City of Arts and Sciences, emerging from a crystal blue pool.
9 June 2019 – AlteaArrival 09/06/2019 at 07H00 . Departure 09/06/2019 at 12H30 .
Altea is a delightful small town on the Costa Blanca, to the north of Alicante. Its typically Spanish charm - narrow cobbled streets lined with whitewashed homes, decorated with flowering bougainvillea and prickly pear - attracts artists and photographers. Take the time to stroll around the old town, bathed in the intense light of the Mediterranean, and admire the views from the little squares over the intense azure sea. This is the same blue we find on the glazed tiles of the unusual domes of the Notre-Dame de la Consolation church, the main monument in the town, which has become its symbol. It is worth spending some time admiring its baroque decoration and ceramic details.
10 June 2019 – MalagaArrival 10/06/2019 at 14H00 . Departure 10/06/2019 at 18H00 .
A historical and festive town, Malaga is located in Andalusia, on the Costa del Sol. Between the marina and the beaches, you can stroll at your leisure along the seaside promenade of la Farola. Look out for the Malahgueta bullring, set slightly further back. From the hill overlooking the old town, you’ll see Gibralfaro castle and the Alcazaba, two fortified ensembles rising out from the cypresses and maritime pines. To visit Pablo Picasso’s birthplace, first make for the courtly plaza de la Merced. A few streets back from here, you can explore the museum dedicated to the artist, in the Buenavista palace.
11 June 2019 – CadizArrival 11/06/2019 at 07H30 . Departure 11/06/2019 at 23H00 .
Andalusia’s Cadiz is located on the Costa de la Luz, in the south-west of Spain. From the beaches of Cortadura, to the flamenco bars of Santa Maria, through the colourful streets of la Viña, you will be amazed by this city, which is both steeped in history and extremely festive. In the medieval El Pópulo district, you will stroll along covered passages in the narrow gaps between houses. You will also be able to mosey around the lush Mina square. The star of the show is the magnificent cathedral and its dome crowned with yellow porcelain, presiding above the Ocean.
12 June 2019 – At seaArrival 12/06/2019 . Departure 12/06/2019 .
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.
LisbonDisembarkation 13/06/2019 at 07H00 .
Portugal’s capital city located on the banks of the Tagus, only a few kilometres from the Atlantic coast, is a city of exceptionally rich cultural diversity. At the mouth of the river harbour, impose two UNESCO World Heritage monuments, Jeronimos monastery and Belem tower. Sample the local delicacies such as the pasteis de nata—delicious creamy bakery flans. On the Alfama hillside, as you explore the Moorish streets, you may well hear sounds of fado drifting from the bars. Along Chiado’s elegant streets, big fashion labels will entice in you for a bit of luxury shopping.
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.
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.
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.
Born in Poitiers, 12 October 1967 into a family of shopkeepers, Franck Ferrand spent his first 18 years in the Poitou capital. He attended local schools, obtaining his baccalaureate (science stream) in June 1985.
He entered Sciences-Po (the famous institute of political studies in Paris) in 1985, graduating in 1989. Two years later he obtained a DEA in history and civilisations at the EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales). At the end of his military service, Franck Ferrand accepted the post of co-leader of oral history in the SHAA (Service Historique de l’armée de l’Air) from 1993-1995.
Co-founder of publishers Cassiopée, which in 1996 became Les Editions du Mémogramme, in 1994 he was awarded the Jacques Douce Prize. In 1996 and 1997, he wrote scripts for numerous episodes of the radio series Les Aventuriers du XXe siècle presented by Pierre Bellemare on Radio Nostalgie.
From 1999 to 2003, Franck Ferrand concentrated on writing. At the time and since then he has had a series of works published by a variety of publishers.
From June 2003 to September 2005, he presented a daily programme entitled Les histoires de l’Histoire on Europe 1, which went weekly until September 2008. Still with Europe 1, he is currently presenting Au cœur de l’histoire, Monday to Friday from 2.00pm to 3.00pm. He made his debut on television in 2006 as editor-in-chief of the magazine programme Un nom en héritage on France 3, and has written a 52-minute documentary for France 5 called Versailles retrouvé.
Since September 2011, he has presented L’Ombre d’un doute on France 3, every other Wednesday evening.
Among other activities, Franck Ferrand played a leading role in the Leonardo de Vinci exhibition on a train (May-June 2006) and Pierre Corneille Week in Château du Champ de Bataille, and in 2008 chaired several UNESCO World Heritage round tables.
A popular guest speaker at Club de l’Art – les Jeudis de Drouot since 2005, he is also a regular contributor to Historia, Historia spécial and Point de Vue spécial Histoire. In December 2006, he succeeded Princess Marie-Pía of Savoy as head of the Cercle Oscar Wilde (founded in 1972). An Associate Member of the Académie de Versailles and Grand Prix Jean-des-Vignes-Rouges, and Member of the Amis de Versailles, he regularly participates in the life of the organisation that runs Versailles.
Language spoken: French
Photo credit: Sylvain DUMAIS
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