Ocean Voyage (Marseille - Valletta)
4 days with Ponant Rating:
Day 1 – MARSEILLE
Embarkation from 14H00 to 15H00. Departure at 16H00.
Marseille is France’s oldest port, bordering the Mediterranean Calanques since the 7th century B.C. In the Old Port, you will be able to walk in the places once founded by the Greeks. It is overlooked by Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Basilica, with its stunning Neo-Byzantine architecture. Near the quays, you will be attracted to the lively place de Lenche that today stands on the ancient agora. The square is teeming with cafés where you can offer yourself a royal moment of relaxation. Here, you are just a stone’s throw from the Panier district, where you can melt into a maze of colourful houses.
Days 2-3 – AT SEA ABOARD LE PONANT
During your day at sea on board Le Ponant, make the most of your free time and the comfort of your ship for a moment of rest or conviviality. If the weather is right, let yourself be tempted by a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to do some shopping in the boutique and share the highlights of your cruise with the other passengers. 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 relaxation, sharing and the pleasure of sailing on a yacht.
Day 4 – VALLETTA
Disembarkation at 11H00.
The whole of the Maltese capital Valletta is UNESCO World Heritage listed and occupies a peninsula in the north-east of the island. From the fountain of Tritons to Saint-Elme fort, there are as many majestic streets as there are narrow staircase vennels to explore. The painted loggia and carved corbels on the tall houses will accompany you in your explorations, and you’ll rarely be bothered by traffic. Among the city’s countless monuments, you can visit Saint-John’s cathedral, the Grandmasters palace decorated with coats of arms and frescoes, not to mention the ramparts which have guarded the city since the 16th century. Arranged in terraces, the Barrakka Gardens will punctuate your promenade with a green and floral experience.
All This Included
From sea to sea, or from continent to continent, PONANT welcomes you aboard its ships for a Sea Journey. A few times a year we invite sea lovers, dreamers, and keen observers of endless horizons to join our non-stop journeys, to enjoy the comfort of our ships for an extended period and share the daily lives of our crew.
During your Sea Journey, you can relax on the sundeck, admire the waves from the Observatory, share the daily life of the crew, discover sailing techniques and instruments, and enjoy a break from the hectic pace of life.
Cruising: Standard cabin onboard Le Ponant
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