Iberian Shores, Jazz at sea
* Subject to availability.
- A cruise in partnership with L'EXPRESS;
- “Jazz at Sea” cruise with very special guest Christian Morin* and his musicians;
- Unesco World Heritage Sites: the tower of Belem and the monastery of Jeronimos in Lisbon (embarkation port), the Alhambra of Granada from Malaga, the historic centre of Rome (disembarkation port);
- A unique stop to discover Altea and its glazed blue domes;
- Discover the Balearic Islands including Palma de Mallorca, their capital, and, for the very first time, a stop in Mahon.
- Staterooms & Suites
- LE LAPEROUSE
- Port of call & excursions
- Guest(s) Lecturer(s)
- Pre/Post & Overlands
Staterooms & Suites
Deluxe Stateroom $4,650 Available Prestige stateroom Deck 4 $4,920 Not Available Prestige stateroom Deck 5 $5,050 Not Available Prestige Deck 6 $5,210 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 3 $6,970 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 5 $6,970 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 4 $6,970 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 6 $6,970 Not Available Prestige Suite Deck 5 $9,940 Not Available Prestige Suite Deck 6 $10,230 Not Available Privilege Suite Deck 6 $10,530 Not Available Privilege Suite Deck 5 $10,530 Not Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5 $10,840 Not Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6 $10,840 Not Available Owner's Suite $11,160 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 Lapérouse 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
LisbonEmbarkation 13/09/2018 from 17H00 to 18H00 . Departure 13/09/2018 at 19H00 .
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.
14 September 2018 – At seaArrival 14/09/2018 . Departure 14/09/2018 .
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.
15 September 2018 – CadizArrival 15/09/2018 at 07H00 . Departure 15/09/2018 at 18H00 .
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.
16 September 2018 – MálagaArrival 16/09/2018 at 07H30 . Departure 16/09/2018 at 13H00 .
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.
16 September 2018 – MotrilArrival 16/09/2018 at 17H45 . Departure 16/09/2018 at 18H45 .
On the shores of the Mediterranean, Motril enjoys a special place on the Costa Tropical. Sheltered from the cold northerly winds thanks to the mountains that surround this Andalusian city, the city benefits from an ideal micro-climate.
17 September 2018 – AlteaArrival 17/09/2018 at 14H15 . Departure 17/09/2018 at 19H45 .
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.
18 September 2018 – Palma de Mallorca, Balearic IslandsArrival 18/09/2018 at 08H15 . Departure 18/09/2018 at 21H45 .
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.
19 September 2018 – Mahon, Balearic IslandsArrival 19/09/2018 at 07H30 . Departure 19/09/2018 at 13H00 .
You will be welcomed by the colourful houses of Mahon, its narrow streets and pretty squares that appear as you stroll around this richly contrasting city. Mahon reveals its different neighbourhoods, alternating between monuments, villas and white buildings. Discover the Santa Maria church, a building of neo-gothic inspiration, rebuilt in the 18th Century. It is worth a visit to see its monumental organ with more than 3,000 pipes and four keyboards. Around the Carmen church you will find a local market, full of stands selling avarcas, typical Menorcan sandals originally made by peasants. Let yourself fall under the spell of this Mediterranean treasure.
20 September 2018 – Bonifacio, CorsicaArrival 20/09/2018 at 10H00 . Departure 20/09/2018 at 18H00 .
The spectacular town of Bonifacio located on the very tip of southern Corsica, clings to a narrow promontory of white rock overhanging the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. You can admire its limestone cliffs hewn out by the wind, before setting off on a cultural tour of its cultural treasures. From the little paved streets in the ancient Haute Ville, to the promenade on the open-air medieval chemin de ronde, this stunning town will take you on a journey back in time. Frequented or secluded, there are numerous beaches to choose from, all in keeping with the high standards of the “Île de Beauté”.
Civitavecchia (Roma)Disembarkation 21/09/2018 at 06H00 .
Built on an Etruscan site, between the Tyrrhenian sea and the Monti della Tolfa, Civitavecchia respires the dolce vita. This very modern and easy going town combines art and history with panache. You can also visit superb historical sites like Fort Michelangelo or the Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi. Just 80 kilometres from Rome, the town is a beautiful first step to the Italian capital.
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.
Discover the delights of our cultural cruises where music takes centre stage, combining sumptuous scenery and exceptional artistic heritages.
A waterborne musical journey
Whether you are a fan of instrumental classical music or opera, or you prefer jazz or Celtic melodies, why not enjoy a different and very special experience aboard a PONANT ship? Set sail for a luxury cruise combining the charms of music and the sea.
These cultural cruises, where the tempo is set by concerts on land or at sea as well as a series of conferences, bring together music lovers and artists around a shared passion: music.
An exceptional selection of artists*
Aboard the ships, our guests of honour, all well-known artists, talented performers and brilliant virtuosos will share their knowledge and their passion in an accessible and intimate way.
According to the theme of each cruise, PONANT welcomes prestigious artists, be they pianists, violinists, singers and more.
Come and share alongside them the refined adventure of a PONANT musical cruise.
*See the list of guests of honour present during your cruise in the “Guests” tab.
Christian Morin makes regular appearances on radio (currently on the Radio Classique morning show) and television, is a graphic designer and cartoonist, actor and prize-winning clarinettist, who was awarded the Sidney Bechet Prize from the Académie du Jazz. He has played with some of the greatest musicians, including Claude Luter, Maxim Saury, Buddy Tate, Henri Salvador, Al Grey, Buck Clayton, Le Count Basie Orchestra, Le Big Band de Claude Bolling, Sacha Distel, T. Bone Walker, Milt Buckner and Sergio Mendés.
Language spoken: French
Photo credit: Bénédicte Henry
Languages spoken: French
Languages spoken: French, English
Photo credit: Mantovani Gallimard
Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.
Pre/Post & Overlands
Before your cruise
After your cruise
Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + Lisbon, at the Age of Great Navigators (Pre) + Transfer From the Port of Civitavecchia to Rome Fiumicino Airport (Post)