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Corsica & French Riviera 6th October 2018 | from £1,659pp

TALL SHIP CRUISES THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF...

“A silhouette of a Star Clippers’ ship on the horizon of the Corsican coast, is simply bliss.”

Escorted by

ZOLTAN BICZO Sales Consultant Ponders Travel

STAR CLIPPERS


Corsica & French Riviera

Portofino

Cannes St. Tropez Porqurolles Sanary-Sur-Mer

L’Ile Rousse Calvi Plage d’Arone

6th October 2018 7 nights Cannes - Cannes Star Clippers offer a cruise experience that is like no other. If you are looking for an adventure on the waves which includes the atmosphere and character of traditional sailing but still with the comfort and luxury found on most modern cruises; you have come to the right place. Our small ship cruises will provide the opportunity to meet new people, see new places and, most of all, create the holiday experience of a lifetime. Feel the wind in your hair and the salty breeze in your face as you sail aboard what feels like your own private yacht. Our vessels provide a much more intimate experience than you may expect to find on board a contemporary cruise liner, and whilst the surroundings you find yourself in hark back to the ships of the nineteenth century, the superb, personable service will be on hand to make you feel right at home, wherever you are in the world.

Royal Clipper For all the characteristics that she possesses from the grand age of sail, Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, and boasts state-ofthe-art navigation systems to prove it. She also combines beauty with comfort by offering every onboard luxury you could wish for. For passionate travellers and sail cruising connoisseurs, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers a sea-going experience like no other; finding an undeniable balance between the grandeur, adventure and tradition of classic sailing and the superb facilities, cabins and conveniences associated with the finest modern yacht.


Your itinerary... Day 1 - Cannes, France - Embarkation

Fly from London to Nice where you will be met and transfered to the ship docked in Cannes. Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

Day 2 - Portofino, Italy

Portofino is a fishing village on the Italian Riveria coastline. It’s pastel-coloured houses, luxury boutiques and seafood restaurants surround its Piazzetta, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbor, which is lined with super-yachts. A short walk takes you up to the Church of St. George, a church with a cool, plain interior, dramatically situated on the narrow neck of the Portofino headland. As a lookout point, and probably as a site of religious significance, the spot goes back thousands of years.

Day 3 - L’Ile Rousse, Corsica - France

Crowded with yachts flying burgees hailing from the world’s most prestigious yacht clubs, the harbour of St. Florent is a regatta of colours. Take an excursion to the peninsula of Cap Corse, where medieval watchtowers dot the cliff tops every few miles.

Day 4 - Calvi, Corsica - France

Napoleon once said that he could recognize his native island blindfolded because of the wonderful perfume of the maquis. Approaching by sea, it is the first thing you experience about Corsica. The second is its wild and mountainous landscape. Nearby are secluded beaches and the eerie Grottes des Veaux Marins, offering fantastic diving opportunities.

Day 5 - Plage d’Arone, Corisica - France

Arone is one of the most beautiful beaches in Corsica. Surrounded by pink rocks and scrub this long soft golden sandy beach stretches for 750 metres. There are plenty of amenities including bars and restaurants. The water is crystal clear, calm and warm, but the main attraction of the beach is that it is never crowded.

Day 6 - Porquerolles, Iles d’Hyeres - France - Sanary-Sur-Mer, France

Porquerolles is a small crescent shaped island that is popular with cyclists. On the southern side the coast is made up of steep cliffs and secluded creeks only accessible to hikers and on the northern side you will find fine sand beaches and clear turquoise waters. A large area enjoys National Park status so the island is beautiful, calm and unspoilt. Where the rugged hills of the Massif des Maures subside into the sea, the small island of Porquerolles lies baskingin the eternally blue Mediterranean. The island’s little town was created as a retirement community for Napoleon’s troops - making it the world’s first “Sun City.” Today Porquerolles is a destination for nature lovers, who hike the hills covered in sage, myrtle, and oddly exotic plants to a magnificent white sand beach where a picturesque lighthouse stands guard over the wild shore.

Day 7 - St Tropez beach & port, France

It is said that the most spectacular way to approach the exquisite harbour of St. Tropez is by sea. St. Tropez is a people-watcher’s paradise, so you will also want to explore her famous beaches, bistros and bars. The appropriately named Tahiti Plage is where topless sun tanning started, and whether you prefer to take it off or take it all in, there’s always plenty to see in St. Tropez.

Day 8 - Cannes, France - Disembarkation

Disembark Royal Clipper and transfer to Nice International Airport for your flight home.

Pricing... Owners Suite Deluxe Suite 1 2 3 4 5 6 Guaranteed Single Third Berth

Gross £3,289pp £3,069pp £2,369pp £2,119pp £1,999pp £1,899pp £1,759pp £1,659pp £2,499pp £999pp


The Star Clippers Experience... Water Sports

Delightful cuisine

A number of different water-related activities are complimentary on board, such as Kayaking, Wind surfing, snorkelling and swimming

Our inspired chefs make dining aboard a delightful culinary adventure with an international menu of foods from corners of the Earth

True Sailing

Star Clippers is the only cruise company to offer an authentic, natural sailing experience with both modern propulsion methods and traditional sailing

Extensive range of destinations

Get involved

Including the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Ocean Crossings. New destinations for 2017 include Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

Passengers can get involved with sailing the ship, climbing the crows nest and pulling the ropes

Intimate experience

Royal Clipper, the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship carries just 227 guests. Sister ships Star Clipper & Star Flyer carry 170 guests each

 01954 232802  sales@ponderstravel.co.uk

 www.ponderstravel.co.uk Lead in fare is cruise only based on 2 adults sharing a category 6 cabin, full board cruise. Return flights from London, port charges and non-UK transfers included. Discount of 5% available for repeat passengers. All prices are correct at time of print, are subject to availability and/or change, and can be withdrawn at any time.

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Corsica & French Riviera aboard a tall ship