From the shores of the Mediterranean to the Atlantic coast on Le Champlain
PONANT invites you to discover sumptuous landscapes and exceptional cities during a remarkable 12-day cruise between Malta, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Be inspired by this unforgettable journey aboard Le Champlain, from the shores of the Mediterranean to the Atlantic coast.
From Valletta, you will head for Sicily and Trapani. 750 metres (2,460 feet) up, perched on a high triangular plateau sloping down to the sea, this medieval city is a labyrinth of polished, paved narrow streets and alleyways with superb views over the Aegadian Islands and the valley.
Le Champlain will then arrive in Cagliari, capital of Sardinia and one of the largest natural harbours in the Mediterranean; its historic centre is full of charm, with shaded stairs, small squares inundated with light and remains conjuring up its medieval grandeur.
After a call at Palma de Mallorca, one of the jewels of the Balearic Archipelago, known for its four main islands that are charming, picturesque and discreet, sitting atop the clear waters of the Mediterranean like grains of sand, you will join Valencia, with its remarkable architectural splendours.
Le Champlain will then chart a course towards Cartagena where you can discover a rich ancient heritage dating back to the Carthaginians and the Romans, before sailing towards Malaga, the lively cultural capital of the Costa del Sol. From the Paleochristian and Roman remains, in the area around this famous seaside resort, to the heart of the old town, its history can be read in its buildings, in particular the 10th century castle built by the Moors. You will also have the possibility of strolling through the picturesque town of Ronda and discovering its famous Puente Nuevo.
Then, you will discover Cadiz, one of the country’s oldest cities, built on a rock and surrounded by the sea. This call will allow those who wish to visit the superb city of Seville, before joining Lisbon, your port of disembarkation.
Like the rest of the PONANT EXPLORERS series, Le Champlain successfully manages to subtly combine the desire to explore the remotest regions of the planet with the comfort and privacy of a cosily intimate ship.
To the innovative and environmentally friendly equipment are added elegant design and a unique atmosphere in keeping with the whole PONANT universe. Your dream of a cruise onboard a cosily intimate ship is thus made possible through the combination of an authentically genuine voyage experience together with discreet luxury.
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.
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|2||Trapani, Sicily||12:30 AM||6:30 PM|
|3||Cagliari, Sardinia||12:30 AM||6:30 PM|
|5||Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands||7:30 AM||6:30 PM|
|6||Valencia||8:30 AM||6:00 PM|
|7||Cartagena||1:00 PM||6:30 PM|
|8||Malaga||1:00 PM||11:59 PM|
|9||Marbella||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|10||Cadiz||7:00 AM||10:00 PM|