United Kingdom & Europe
13 April 2019
Calling all Francophiles: this is the voyage for you! Beginning in beautiful Barcelona, we’re sailing to six French ports, each one as magnifique as the last. With four late stays plus one overnight, French art, history, and culture come to life in one incredible cruise that's all about Destination Immersion® experiences. Port Vendres boasts rich maritime traditions and stunning vineyards perched on rocky cliffs above town. Marvelous Marseilles is next, where a multicultural atmosphere and pure Provence style take center stage.
Next, it’s time to cozy up to the Cote d’Azur in Sanary-sur-Mer, with its sunny, palm-lined harbor and museum dedicated to renowned undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau. Revel in the chic glamor of the French Riviera in St. Tropez, where famous Tahiti Beach and mighty mega-yachts will leave you saying “ooh la la!”. From the sea, Calvi, Corsica looks imposing, but step past its stone defenses and you’ll be treated to winding streets full of shops selling local delicacies and sweeping sea views from the hilltop citadel.
Cannes is quintessential French splendor. Rub elbows with Europe’s elite along Le Promenade de la Croisette, then make your way to Monte-Carlo. It’s no roll of the dice here—you’re guaranteed to have a good time in your final port before departing home.
DAY 1 Barcelona Spain
Barcelona is a cosmopolitan masterpiece. With a history rich in art and architecture, medieval, Gothic, and modern influences can be seen all over the city. Start at the waterfront and stroll up the shady, tree-lined Las Ramblas boulevard and discover some of the city's best shopping and bustling cafes.
DAY 2 Port-Vendres
When you travel to Port-Vendres, be prepared for your imagination to kick into over-drive. You could head to Cadaqués, a charming town that was once home to the artist Salvador Dali. Be sure to vist his world-famous museum while you're there. Or, simply hang out in Port-Vendres and enjoy the local sights and a meal of fresh seafood paired with the region’s renowned Collioure wines.
DAY 3-4 Marseille
2,600 years of history come to life in the magnificent port of Marseille. The Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée is filled to the brim with insight on the culture of this wonderful region and well worth a visit. From here, explore La Panier for souvenirs to remind you of your journey. Cap off your day with a glass of pastis—an alcoholic beverage that is a local favorite!
DAY 4 Sanary Sur Mer
Visit église Saint Nazaire, a late 19th century Gothic Revival church, or Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Pitié, built in 1560. Stroll along the palm-lined harbor, where you’ll find rows of old Provençal wooden fishing boats, pointus, and if you’re lucky, some local fishermen selling the day’s catch. Or simply taste the freshest seafood in any number of Sanary restaurants in this charming and inviting town.
DAY 5 Saint-Tropez
Stroll along the harbor and marvel at the yachts, many of which dwarf the surrounding buildings. Join other jet setters on one of the fabulous beaches, some of which are clothing optional. Ooh, la la! For lunch, the old fishing quarter La Ponche has plenty of seafood restaurants serving the day’s freshest catches and refreshing rosés, a regional specialty.
DAY 6 Calvi Corsica, France
The birthplace of Christopher Columbus, channel the explorer's adventurous spirt while you make your way through this intriguing fortress city. Every step up to the Citadel is well worth it for the views alone, but you'll also be treated to delicious restaurants and charming shops along the way.
DAY 7 Cannes France
Chic and glamorous, this iconic seaside resort town on the French Riviera is the place to see and be seen. Spot socialites and stars along Le Promenade de la Croisette, and shop for famous luxury brands. Head to the old town district of Le Suquet and discover culinary delights hidden along winding cobblestoned streets.
DAY 7-8 Monte-Carlo
You don’t need luck on your side to have an unforgettable time in Monte Carlo! Home to the legendary Grand Casino and the Monaco Grand Prix—one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events—Monte Carlo lives up to its reputation in every way. Drive the Monaco Grand Prix route in a performance vehicle, visit the Grand Casino, or roll the dice and explore the breathtaking beauty of the city.
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