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2020 2021

Corsican Cruise - Leaving from Nice (port-to-port package)

8 Days - NAO_PP
# Description

Cruise

NICE - AJACCIO - BONIFACIO - PORTO VECCHIO - BASTIA - L’ÎLE ROUSSE - NICE

Corsica reveals its hidden treasures

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • A privileged itinerary
  • Discover:(1)
    • The island’s major areas: Calvi, Ajaccio, Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio
    • The Calanques de Piana and the Îles Sanguinaires
    • The picturesque villages of the Balagne Region and Cap Corse
    • The maquis and the Archipelago of Lavezzi
    • The old town in Nice and the Promenade des Anglais
  • BEAUTIFUL, DELICIOUS TOP-NOTCH CUISINE:
    • Enjoy tastings of regional products
    • Corsica-themed evening on board
    • Dinner with Corsican music and songs in a traditional inn
  • SPRING/SUMMER 2021
    • Relax on the stunning beaches

Route

Day 1

NICE

Passengers are welcome to board at 5:00 p.m. Once we arrive, join us for an optional tour of the city. Throughout the centuries, Nice has attracted people from all over the world because of its lovely climate and unrivaled beauty. The city has a thousand surprises in store: monuments, churches, gardens and footpaths, museums, artists, local crafts, and internationally renowned cuisine with the unmistakable flavors of garlic, olive oil, and basil. The best way to get to know Nice is by strolling through it and experiencing sites such as the great flower market in the Cours Saleya or the elegant old quarter lined with boutiques and restaurants. We'll return on board. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, we’ll enjoy dinner and an evening of activities on board. Our ship will cruise to Corsica overnight.

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Day 2

AJACCIO - The Calanques de Piana

We’ll spend the morning cruising. Take time to relax and admire the red cliffs and maquis underbrush in the Scandola Nature Reserve and the Gulf of Girolata. You can also participate in a lecture about the natural beauty found on and around this Mediterranean island. As La Belle des Océans enters its first Corsican port, join us on the deck for a tasting of traditional myrtle liqueur and a pastry. The afternoon will be dedicated to an optional excursion to the Calanques de Piana. These sheer cliffs and rock sculptures seem to jet up from the water and radiate a red hue along the coastline. Tonight’s meal and entertainment will have genuine Corsican flair!

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Day 3

AJACCIO

Join us for an optional excursion this morning through the Corsican maquis, the rugged backcountry in the outlying area of Ajaccio. We’ll enjoy a tasting of local cheese and cold cuts. Corsican charcuterie is known for its fine textures and incomparable tastes. This afternoon, we’ll set out on an optional excursion to Ajaccio and the Îles Sanguinaires. Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, has a rich and historical past. We’ll visit the city’s main sites, including the high court building, the bronze monument to Napoleon and his brothers, and the Place d’Austerlitz, where legend tells of Napoleon often visiting as a child to see the statues of the glorious soldiers in battle. Our next stop will be to experience the captivating beauty found on the outlying Îles Sanguinaires. Our ship will cruise to Bonifacio. Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

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Day 4

BONIFACIO

Bonifacio is rich with a history that unfolds in front of you along its small streets and paths, thousand-year-old fortress, and sturdy stone homes perched high above the sea waves. The descent (and subsequent ascent) of King of Aragon’s Stairway will provide some of the best views on the trip (187 steps). In the afternoon, join us for an optional excursion to the nature reserve on the Archipelago of Lavezzi. The islands are scattered with sculpted granite boulders and impressive cliffs. OR spend some free time on your own and head to one of the beautiful island beaches. There will be a lecture in the lounge. In the evening, we’ll have dinner at a traditional inn in the heart of the Corsican inland. We’ll be welcomed by the fireplace or under the immense cork oat trees by the owners, who will explain the history of the island to us. Dinner—a delicious, in-season composition made of local products—will be accompanied by Corsican music and songs.  After we return on board, our ship will cruise towards Porto Vecchio.

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Day 5

PORTO VECCHIO

In the morning, we’ll set out on an optional guided tour of Porto Vecchio. The old town includes the ruins of a 16th-century citadel and gorgeous views of the marina. OR spend some free time on your own and head to one of the beautiful island beaches.

The afternoon will be spent cruising to Bastia. There will be a lecture in the lounge.

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Day 6

BASTIA

Join us for an optional excursion to Cap Corse (including lunch).  Located to the north of Bastia and Saint-Florent, Cap Corse is a 25-mile long promontory with several attractive fishing villages, a gorgeous coastline, and a couple of good beaches. We’ll enjoy a tasting* of local wine, cold-cuts, and cheese before returning on board to cruise towards L'Ile Rousse.

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Day 7

L'ILE ROUSSE

This morning, join us for an optional tour of Calvi and its citadel.

OR

Discover the old villages in the Balagne Region during an optional excursion.

OR spend some free time on your own and head to one of the beautiful island beaches.

We’ll then spend the afternoon crossing the Mediterranean to Nice. As we bid goodbye to Corsica, join us on the Sun Deck for a cocktail and take in one last glimpse of the beauty of the island. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 8

NICE

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2020
Departure 04/10/2020
Arrival 11/10/2020
Ship : MV La Belle des Océans Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 11/10/2020
Arrival 18/10/2020
Ship : MV La Belle des Océans Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • 20% discount for 1 child between 2 and 9 years old sharing a cabin with 1 adult (on the price of the cruise only - excluding supplements and service fees)
  • 30% discount for 1 child between 2 and 9 years old sharing a cabin with 2 adults (on the price of the cruise only - excluding supplements and service fees)
Included :
Not included

your cruise in the cabin category of your choice - all meals - drinks with your meals and at the bar (not including our special wine and drinks list) - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

drinks from our special lists or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfers to/from departure/arrival points - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Porto Vecchio

Porto Vecchio is cut in half. Its quaint streets and castle ruins occupy the upper city, while the lower city sports more modern architecture. We'll take a coach to the historical heart of the city, and enjoy a tour on foot of its main attraction...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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The Cap Corse

The Cap Corse is the northern-most peninsula on the island. Its long, windy road traverses the wild coastline offering view after view of amazing scenery: high cliffs, enchanted castle ruins, and picturesque villages. Leaving from Bastia, we'll b...

Duration 9h30 Classic
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Calanques de Piana

From Ajaccio, we'll travel along the mountain roads to the Gulf of Sagone, continuing on to the picturesque fishing port of Cargèse. This small sea-resort town deserves a brief visit as it was once occupied by Greeks exiled in Corsica duri...

Duration 5h30 Classic
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Ajaccio and the Îles Sanguinaires

We'll leave by coach for a panoramic tour of Ajaccio, Corsica's main commercial and cultural hub. You'll take in the city's main sites including the bronze monument to Napoleon and his brothers, and the Place d'Austerlitz, where l...

Duration 4h00 Classic
See more

Bonifacio

Our first visit will begin with a tourist-train tour of the city, a veritable open-air museum. Bonifacio is rich with a history told along its small streets and paths, its thousand-year old fortress, and the sturdy stone homes perched high above the...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Boat Trip to the Lavezzi Islands

The best times in Bonifacio are spent on the sea. A scenic boat tour will take you along the cliffs and grottoes to the Lavezzi Islands. We'll head to the boat on foot, and then enjoy a guided tour of the Lavezzi Islands Nature Reserve, a small a...

Duration h00 Classic
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Calvi

We'll leave for Notre Dame de la Serra to enjoy some of the best views on the island. We'll then head to the citadel. Crowning a lofty promontory, Calvi's massive fortified citadel offers superb wraparound views from its five watch towers...

Duration 4h00 Classic
See more

Porto Vecchio

Porto Vecchio is cut in half. Its quaint streets and castle ruins occupy the upper city, while the lower city sports more modern architecture. We'll take a coach to the historical heart of the city, and enjoy a tour on foot of its main attraction...

Duration 4h00 Classic
See more

The Cap Corse

The Cap Corse is the northern-most peninsula on the island. Its long, windy road traverses the wild coastline offering view after view of amazing scenery: high cliffs, enchanted castle ruins, and picturesque villages. Leaving from Bastia, we'll b...

Duration 9h30 Classic
See more

Ajaccio and the Îles Sanguinaires

We'll leave by coach for a panoramic tour of Ajaccio, Corsica's main commercial and cultural hub. You'll take in the city's main sites including the bronze monument to Napoleon and his brothers, and the Place d'Austerlitz, where l...

Duration 4h00 Classic
See more

Boat Trip to the Lavezzi Islands

The best times in Bonifacio are spent on the sea. A scenic boat tour will take you along the cliffs and grottoes to the Lavezzi Islands. We'll head to the boat on foot, and then enjoy a guided tour of the Lavezzi Islands Nature Reserve, a small a...

Duration h00 Classic
See more

Calanques de Piana

From Ajaccio, we'll travel along the mountain roads to the Gulf of Sagone, continuing on to the picturesque fishing port of Cargèse. This small sea-resort town deserves a brief visit as it was once occupied by Greeks exiled in Corsica duri...

Duration 5h30 Classic
See more

The Villages in the Balagne Region

We'll set off for a tour of villages in the Balagne Region. Each village has a story to tell about its culture and traditions. Discover a world of Corsican traditions, including the stonewash houses, fountains and the sacred churches that bind th...

Duration 4h00 Classic
See more

Bonifacio

Our first visit will begin with a tourist-train tour of the city, a veritable open-air museum. Bonifacio is rich with a history told along its small streets and paths, its thousand-year old fortress, and the sturdy stone homes perched high above the...

Duration 3h00 Classic
See more

Calvi

We'll leave for Notre Dame de la Serra to enjoy some of the best views on the island. We'll then head to the citadel. Crowning a lofty promontory, Calvi's massive fortified citadel offers superb wraparound views from its five watch towers...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 48.00 € Before departure 53.00 € On board
See more

Porto Vecchio

Porto Vecchio is cut in half. Its quaint streets and castle ruins occupy the upper city, while the lower city sports more modern architecture. We'll take a coach to the historical heart of the city, and enjoy a tour on foot of its main attraction...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 40.00 € Before departure 44.00 € On board
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Tour of "Vieux Nice"

After boarding our coach in Nice, we'll drive to our first stop overlooking the city: Mont Boron. The hill is an excellent lookout from where the city of Nice and the neighboring bay of Villefranche sur Mer are perfectly visible. We'll contin...

Duration h00 Classic
Price per pers. 55.00 € Before departure 61.00 € On board
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Bonifacio

Our first visit will begin with a tourist-train tour of the city, a veritable open-air museum. Bonifacio is rich with a history told along its small streets and paths, its thousand-year old fortress, and the sturdy stone homes perched high above the...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 31.00 € Before departure 34.00 € On board
See more

Boat Trip to the Lavezzi Islands

The best times in Bonifacio are spent on the sea. A scenic boat tour will take you along the cliffs and grottoes to the Lavezzi Islands. We'll head to the boat on foot, and then enjoy a guided tour of the Lavezzi Islands Nature Reserve, a small a...

Duration h00 Classic
Price per pers. 71.00 € Before departure 79.00 € On board
See more

Calanques de Piana

From Ajaccio, we'll travel along the mountain roads to the Gulf of Sagone, continuing on to the picturesque fishing port of Cargèse. This small sea-resort town deserves a brief visit as it was once occupied by Greeks exiled in Corsica duri...

Duration 5h30 Classic
Price per pers. 52.00 € Before departure 58.00 € On board
See more

The Cap Corse

The Cap Corse is the northern-most peninsula on the island. Its long, windy road traverses the wild coastline offering view after view of amazing scenery: high cliffs, enchanted castle ruins, and picturesque villages. Leaving from Bastia, we'll b...

Duration 9h30 Classic
Price per pers. 131.00 € Before departure 146.00 € On board
See more

Ajaccio and the Îles Sanguinaires

We'll leave by coach for a panoramic tour of Ajaccio, Corsica's main commercial and cultural hub. You'll take in the city's main sites including the bronze monument to Napoleon and his brothers, and the Place d'Austerlitz, where l...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 47.00 € Before departure 52.00 € On board
See more

The Villages in the Balagne Region

We'll set off for a tour of villages in the Balagne Region. Each village has a story to tell about its culture and traditions. Discover a world of Corsican traditions, including the stonewash houses, fountains and the sacred churches that bind th...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 48.00 € Before departure 53.00 € On board
See more

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.


INTERNET

SATELLITE CONNECTIONS

Our ship provides Internet connection via satellite while we cruise, which is different and slower than what we are used to through our regular home or office services. We cannot guarantee connection at all times. Please keep this in mind while you are enjoying your vacation with us.

TELEPHONE SERVICE

DURING CRUISE

When we are at sea, you can connect your device(s) to the onboard GSM/3G network. Your service provider will automatically send you the terms and conditions of use for this service. You will be able to make calls, send messages, or use the Internet through this network’s roaming services. The GSM network will be turned off once the ship enters a port.

WHILE IN PORT

When the ship is in a port, you will be able to receive and make calls via your international calling/service plan according to the country you are visiting.

WATCH OUT FOR SERVICE FEES

We strongly recommend that you contact your service provider before your departure; international calls and data usage can be very costly and are almost never included in basic operator packages.

PLEASE CHECK THE SETTINGS FOR YOUR DEVICE

Once you are on board, but before you connect to the Internet, please check the settings for your device(s).  We request that you limit the downloading of videos and large-volume files. Automatic updates to your PC, tablet, and smartphones will affect the speed and cost of your connection. You probably have automatic updates for apps on your devices that you are not aware of. We recommend that you deactivate these updates while you are staying with us.


Warning: Navigational obligations and weather conditions can disrupt the itinerary, and in certain cases, intermediate stops may be canceled. If this happens, CroisiEurope will do our best to find the best solution according to passenger expectations. For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary. 2020 PRE-CRUISE PROGRAM (subject to changes).

(1) Optional excursions.

*Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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