Malta, Italian shores and Isle of Beauty on Le Bougainville

Cruise, Ocean cruise
Bougainville
  • Bougainville
  • Le Bougainville Railing
  • Le Bougainville Longe
  • Le Bougainville Restaurant

In partnership with Les Éditions Tallandier and with featured guest Christiane Rancé, French novelist, essayist and journalist.

From the pearl of the French Riviera to the splendid Maltese capital, set sail on an 11-day cruise in the Mediterranean Sea. Aboard Le Bougainville, discover the Isle of Beauty, the Italian shores and Malta during an unforgettable trip.

From Nice, you will set sail towards Saint-Florent, a village with a picture-postcard appearance, nestling at the foot of the mountains of Cap Corse and the Agriates desert. To the west, the Balagne region and Calvi appear, between jagged peaks and sublime beaches with turquoise waters.

After a port of call at Portoferraio, a small corner of paradise on the island of Elba, where Napoleon spent many days in exile, stop in Portofino. Built in a natural harbour protected by a pine forest, it is a picturesque and lively port that has successfully retained its authenticity and traditions.

Your exploration continues to the Tuscan Island of Giglio, before reaching Porto Ercole, a charming Tuscan village with colourful houses, on the Monte Argentario peninsula. Here, you have the possibility of meeting fishermen from the Orbetello Lagoon as well as local producers. The peninsula’s rolling and lush landscapes also provides you with opportunities for magnificent outings.

Then, sail in front of Stromboli, an active volcano whose crater regularly erupts with lava flows.

Next, Southern Italy promises suspended moments where the beauty of the shores combines with the beauty of its historical remnants, which remain fascinating. In Syracuse, the Sicilian soul unfolds across the island of Ortygia - the oldest part of the city -, a maze of small streets dotted with churches, palaces, ancient remnants, sheltering a majestic cathedral in its very heart.

Later, head for Malta and Gozo, an unspoiled island that is home to a megalithic site listed with UNESCO. Explore the island, famous for its wines, and its spectacular scenery, from the endless turquoise sea to the dreamlike decor of the salt marshes.

Your cruise comes to an end in Valletta, capital of the island of Malta and former stronghold of the Knights of the Order of Malta.

Interests
  • Luxury
About Le Bougainville
About Ponant
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PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service and well-designed itineraries that touch all corners of the globe. Every cruise is a blend of adventure, exploration, and discovery—all experienced in luxurious comfort, even in the heart of extreme landscapes.


Why cruise with PONANT?

• 12 luxury small ships, able to easily navigate small waterways and visit remote destinations not accessible by large cruise ships.

Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s first luxury hybrid-electric polar exploration yacht, sails further into the polar regions (including the Geographic North Pole).

• The youngest expedition fleet afloat.

• The leader in luxury polar expeditions for over 20 years and cultural cruising for over 30 years.

• Over 400 awe-inspiring cruises, calling at over 450 ports on all seven continents.

• Experts on board our voyages of discovery and learning to enrich guests’ understanding of the destinations.

• An exclusive partnership with Smithsonian Journeys, the the travel program of the Smithsonian Institution.

• Understated elegance on board with French-inspired cuisine, fine wines, and chic design.

• Proud to partner with Sothys, Veuve Clicquot, and Ducasse Conseil. Ships feature fabrics by Pierre Frey, beauty products from Hermès, macarons by Ladurée, and tea from Palais des Thés.

• 100% of our staterooms have a sea view and 95% have a balcony (100% on the PONANT EXPLORERS).

• Attentive yet discreet service from an experienced, multilingual onboard staff and crew.

• Open bridge access (requires approval from Captain).

• “Clean Ship” certification for the fleet in recognition of their eco-friendly features.

• All-inclusive pricing with open bar, gratuities, port fees, and taxes (including Zodiac explorations/landings on expeditions).

• The world’s first underwater passenger lounge, the Blue Eye, featured exclusively on the PONANT EXPLORER ships.



Aug 29, 2024 through
Sep 08, 2024
Aug 25, 2024 7:00 PM
10 Nights from
$6,680.00 (USD)
Per Person
+ $560.00 taxes/fees
Deluxe Stateroom Cat.DEL
Special Offer!
Exclusive Benefits
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Itinerary

Day Port Arrive Depart
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
1 Nice 6:00 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Saint-Florent, Corsica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
2 Calvi, Corsica 8:30 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
3 Calvi, Corsica 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
4 Portoferraio, Elba 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
5 Portofino 8:00 AM 9:30 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
6 Giglio 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
7 Porto Ercole 11:30 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
8 Sailing In Front Of Stromboli 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
9 Syracuse, Sicily 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
10 Mgarr, Gozo Island 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
11 Valletta 6:00 AM
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.