Andalusia & Balearic Islands

9 days / 8 nights
    Art
    Andalusia & Balearic Islands

    Cruise The Mediterranean

    from 13 June 2019 to 21 June 2019
    9 days / 8 nights

    Departure Port : Lisbon
    Arrival Port : Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Ship : LE BOUGAINVILLE

    • Ref : G130619

    In partnership with CHRISTIE'S.  

    PONANT proposes a 9-day cruise between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. Aboard Le Bougainville, you will sail along the Portuguese and Spanish coasts before arriving in Civitavecchia (Rome).  

    You will embark in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. There are two UNESCO World Heritage monuments, the monastery of Jerónimos and the Belém Tower, on the banks of the River Tagus. You will also enjoy strolling through the streets of this city of seven hills, soaking up the local zest for life.  

    After a discovery of Cadiz, a brief call in Málaga will allow those who wish to visit the superb site of the Alhambra Palace in Grenada

    Your ship will then head to the Balearic Archipelago, with its four main islands that are charming, picturesque and discreet, sitting atop the clear waters of the Mediterranean like grains of sand.

    After a call at Bonifacio in Corsica, majestically perched on a narrow rocky headland of white limestone, you will disembark in Civitavecchia, the closest harbour to the Eternal City.

    Highlights

    • In partnership with CHRISTIE'S.
    • Unesco World Heritage Sites: the tower of Belém and the monastery of Jerónimos in Lisbon (embarkation port), the Alhambra of Granada from Málaga, the historic centre of Rome (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, and a stop in Mahon.

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      LE BOUGAINVILLE

      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 third 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

      13 June 2019 – At sea

      Lisbon

      Embarkation 13/06/2019 from 17H00 to 18H00 . Departure 13/06/2019 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. 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.

      14 June 2019 – At sea

      14 June 2019 – At sea

      Arrival 14/06/2019. Departure 14/06/2019.

      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 observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      15 June 2019 – Cadiz

      15 June 2019 – Cadiz

      Arrival 15/06/2019 early morning. Departure 15/06/2019 late afternoon.

      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 June 2019 – Málaga

      16 June 2019 – Málaga

      Arrival 16/06/2019 early morning. Departure 16/06/2019 late evening.

      A historical and festive town, Malaga is located in Andalusia, on the Costa del Sol. Between the marina and the beaches, the seaside promenade of La Farola offers an ideal setting for strolling and relaxing. Set slightly further back, the Malagueta bullring is one of the emblematic sites of the city. From the hill overlooking the old town, one can see Gibralfaro castle and the Alcazaba, two fortified ensembles rising out from the cypresses and maritime pines. To visit Pablo Picasso’s birthplace, you will go first to 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.

      17 June 2019 – At sea

      17 June 2019 – At sea

      Arrival 17/06/2019. Departure 17/06/2019.

      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 observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      18 June 2019 – Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands

      18 June 2019 – Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands

      Arrival 18/06/2019 early morning. Departure 18/06/2019 evening.

      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 June 2019 – Mahon, Balearic Islands

      19 June 2019 – Mahon, Balearic Islands

      Arrival 19/06/2019 early morning. Departure 19/06/2019 midday.

      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 June 2019 – Bonifacio, Corsica

      20 June 2019 – Bonifacio, Corsica

      Arrival 20/06/2019 mid morning. Departure 20/06/2019 late afternoon.

      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”.

      21 June 2019▸20 June 2019 – Civitavecchia (Rome)

      Civitavecchia (Rome)

      Disembarkation 21/06/2019 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.

      Formalities

      • 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.

      Theme

      Art and Literature

      Art and Literature

      Because we firmly believe that there are many different ways to travel, we are inviting you to join us on one of our Art cruises or Literature cruises and to enhance your trip with a rich cultural programme.

      Your cultural explorations on land

      Choosing a themed cruise with PONANT means setting sail on an itinerary punctuated by unique ports of call. Our Art cruises and Literature cruises combine the pleasures of travel by sea with the discovery of emblematic sites in cities famous for the richness of their architecture and heritage.

      During your different visits, you will enjoy special moments immersed in art and culture. Promising exclusive discoveries, personalised programmes and private performances, these cruises have special experiences in store for you in prestigious locations.

      Knowledge-sharing on board

      Aboard our luxurious, smaller-sized yachts, you will meet other travellers who share your passion. High-profile lecturers and artists will also be joining us on these cruises. As we sail across the oceans, you will be able to experience special moments between lecturers and enthusiasts.

      Throughout your Art or Literature cruise, our special guests will present unique lectures in keeping with the chosen theme. They will talk about different art-related themes, such as a period, a movement or famous artists, or topics relating to literature, such as politics, society, history etc.

      Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

      Stephen Lash

      Stephen Lash

      Stephen S. Lash is Chairman Emeritus of Christie’s Americas and Vice Chairman of Christie’s American Advisory Board. He has been with Christie’s since 1976 when he was part of the original team of eight responsible for launching the venerable auction house’s first galleries in the United States on Park Avenue in New York City. Prior to joining Christie’s, Mr. Lash was a Vice President at S.G. Warburg & Co. Mr. Lash currently serves on the boards of Stanhope Capital and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, where he is on the Board of Overseers. He was a mayoral appointee to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and served as Trustee at the Preservation League of New York State. He has served on the boards of the Museum of the City of New York, The New York Landmarks Conservancy (of which he was Chairman for several years) and the Park Avenue Armory. Mr. Lash serves as co-chairman of the American Friends of the Israel Museum, and is a Trustee and former Chairman of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Mr. Lash received a B.A. from Yale and an M.B.A. from Columbia.

      Mr. Lash and his wife, Wendy Lehman Lash, have two children, are the proud grandparents of Hattie Lehman Shapard and Lucy Lash Shapard, and live in New York City with three Jack Russell Terriers.

      Languages spoken: French, English 

       

      Photo credit: ARR

      Simon de Monicault

      Simon de Monicault

      Simon de Monicault started his career in Paris, in the celebrated Hôtel Drouot, working there for five years for a major independent Art advisor.

      Simon joined Christie’s fifteen years ago, just in time for the sale in London of the Badminton Cabinet which remains the most expensive piece of furniture ever sold at an auction (36 million $).

      Later, Simon de Monicault was involved in the sales of major collections such as the Wildenstein collection in December 2005, the Riahi collection in December 2012 and the Beistegui collection in September 2018.

      Among the masterpieces Simon has worked on, let’s mention a Louis XV lacquer "secretaire" made for Madame de Pompadour, a Louis XVI giltwood chair made for Marie Antoinette and several other iconic pieces.

      Language spoken: French, English 

       

      Photo credit: ARR

      Camille De Foresta

      Camille De Foresta

      Camille de Foresta graduated from the Sorbonne in 2008 with a degree in Art History and Law. She began her career in the Inventory department of a famous international auction house in Paris, specialising in Asian Art two years later while continuing to work closely with the Inventory and Collection departments. She participated in a number of Asian Modern and Contemporary Art sales, helping to establish records for artists such as Sanyu and Zao Wou-Ki.

      Camille de Foresta trained as an auctioneer at age 25 and has since contributed to the success of several sales, including that of The David David-Weill Collection in 2015. She joins Christie’s Paris as Specialist in the Asian Art department, with a focus on business-getting. In December 2016, she sold a bronze figure of Buddha from the Liao Dynasty for more than 13,5M euros.

      Interested in many areas, she recently was in charge of a thematic curated sale celebrating the Japan year in France called ‘Japonism’ in November 2018 and of the ‘Catherine Deneuve Yves Saint Laurent De mode et d’amitié’ sale in January 2019 during Fashion week in Paris.

      Languages spoken: French, English

       

      Photo credit: ARR

      Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. Before your cruise

        12/06/2019 – Discover Lisbon (1 night)

        410.00 $ **

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        13/06/2019 – Lisbon, at the age of the great discoveries

        140.00 $ **

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      2. After your cruise

        21/06/2019 – Direct Transfer from the port of Civitavecchia to Rome Fiumicino airport

        50.00 $ **

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      3. During your cruise

        16/06/2019 – Exclusive Visit of the Alhambra by Night

        280.00 $ **

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