Transatlantic Voyage from Miami to Lisbon
15 days with Ponant Rating:
DAY 1 – MIAMI
Departure at 20H00.
The ultimate symbol of Florida if ever there was one, to this day Miami remains a must-see city. The home of what is considered to be the world’s busiest cruise ship port, this multicultural city where the sun rules supreme has a lot more to offer than just long beaches and glamour. Miami is also worth visiting for its Art Deco district in South Beach, home to pastel-coloured buildings and to hotels with eccentric shapes. Artists, designers and top couturiers enliven this multifaceted city of skyscrapers, boutiques, frescoes and turquoise water. Not far from there is Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness reserve in North America, listed with UNESCO.
DAY 2 – NASSAU
Lying between the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, Central America and the United States, Nassau is an important crossroads at the heart of the Bahamas. A favoured haunt of pirates and then smugglers, a colonial land coveted by the British, the Spanish and the Americans, the town, which was created in the second half of the 17th Century, is famous for its tumultuous past. Today transformed into an upscale tourist destination, the capital of the Bahamas has succeeded in maintaining its authentic charm whilst offering a number of attractions thanks to its boutiques, casinos and the spectacular Atlantis complex. Built on Paradise Island, this gigantic construction is home to the largest tropical aquarium in the world.
DAYS 3-4 – AT SEA
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.
DAY 5 – SAINT GEORGE'S, BERMUDA
Former capital of Bermuda, Saint George’s will captivate you with its old-world charm. Founded in the 17th century on the island that shares its name, in the north of the Bermuda archipelago, the town is one of the oldest English colonies in the New World. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is home to magnificent dwellings now converted into museums, elegant stone buildings that are testimony to the early period of the town, as well as a number of religious buildings. Saint Peter’s church, considered to be the oldest Anglican place of worship outside the British Isles, boasts sumptuous cedar wood carvings. Not far from there, Tucker House invites you to experience the daily life of a prominent family from the island in the 18th century.
DAYS 6-10 – AT SEA
DAY 11 – HORTA, AZORES
The main town on Faial Island, in the Azores, Horta has preserved a real authenticity and picturesque charm. The main marina in the archipelago, the town boasts a number of frescos painted by sailors who dropped anchor there from around the world. Also do not miss a visit to the many churches, the Santa Cruz fort dating from the 16th Century and the Scrimshaw Museum, dedicated to the local craft of sculpting on whale teeth. In the south-east of the city is Monte Da Guia, a volcanic cone classified as a Special Protection Area, which will offer you breathtaking views over Porto Pim Bay and the ocean.
DAY 12 – PONTA DELGADA, AZORES
The coastal city of Ponta Delgada stands on the southern coastline of São Miguel Island, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. On your way to the town centre from the port, you'll pass through the Doors to the Sea, a contemporary architectural complex bordering the Atlantic. The historic district features a beautiful square framed by the three Baroque arches of the City Gates. A few steps from the shore you'll find the Gothic church of São Sebastião and the Renaissance fortress, Fortaleza de São Brásainsi.
DAYS 13-14 – AT SEA
DAY 15 – LISBON
Disembarkation 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. The Alfama hillside is also worth visiting: known for its fado bars and its Moorish streets, this district is the oldest one of the city and one of the most typical. Not far from there, Chiado’s elegant streets are home to big fashion labels and are an invitation to a bit of of luxury shopping.
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 journeys, to enjoy the comfort of our ships for an extended period and share the daily lives of our crew.
As the days go by, you can admire the waves from the upper deck, keep fit in the spa and make good use of the pool or the gym, share the daily life of the crew, discover sailing techniques and instruments, and enjoy a break from the hectic pace of life.
During your 15-day cruise, you will board your ship in Miami and stop in Nassau (Bahamas), Saint George’s (Bermuda), Azores and Lisbon, your port of disembarkation.
Cruising: Standard cabin onboard Le Boreal
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