Spain's Mediterranean Shores (8 Days)

Cruise Line: PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
Ship: Le Champlain
Marseille, France to Málaga, Spain
Dates: 25 Oct 2018 - 01 Nov 2018

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25 Oct 2018
Marseille, France
6:00 PM

Marseille is France's oldest port, bordering the Mediterranean Calanques since the 7th century BC. In the Old Port, you will be able to walk in the places founded by the Greeks. It is overlooked by Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Basilica, with its stunning Neo-Byzantine architecture. Near the quays, you will be attracted to the lively Place de Lenche that today stands on the ancient agora. The square is teeming with cafés, where you can offer yourself a royal moment of relaxation. Here, you are just a stone's throw from the Panier district, where you can melt into a maze of colourful houses.

26 Oct 2018
Barcelona, Spain
12:00 PM 11:00 PM
27 Oct 2018
Tarragona, Spain
8:00 AM 7:00 PM
28 Oct 2018
Valencia, Spain
8:00 AM 7:00 PM

Valencia – the City of Art and Sciences. Two hearts beat in this Spanish city: one is modern, avantgarde, and almost futuristic; the other is more provincial, more traditional, and nostalgic. Valencia has the temperament of a great Mediterranean city whose wide avenues form a border around the old town. The city has an abundance of architectural styles that coexist harmoniously, but above all it resolutely embraces the 21st century with the futuristic structures of its Agora congress centre and City of Arts and Sciences, emerging from a crystal-blue pool.

29 Oct 2018
Majorca, Spain
8:00 AM 7:00 PM
30 Oct 2018
Altea, Spain
8:00 AM 1:30 PM
31 Oct 2018
Motril, Spain
9:15 AM 10:15 AM
Málaga, Spain
3:00 PM

On the shores of the Mediterranean, Motril enjoys a special place on the Costa Tropical. Sheltered from the cold northerly winds thanks to the mountains that surround this Andalusian city, you can make the most of the ideal micro-climate by enjoying a dip in the sea when we explore a wide variety of beaches located around the city.

01 Nov 2018
Málaga, Spain

A historical and festive town, Málaga is located in Andalusia on the Costa del Sol. Between the marina and the beaches, you can stroll at your leisure along the seaside promenade of La Farola. Look out for La Malagueta bullring, set slightly further back. From the hill overlooking the old town, you'll see Gibralfaro Castle and the Alcazaba, two fortified ensembles rising out from the cypresses and maritime pines. To visit Pablo Picasso's birthplace, first make for 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.

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About the Ship

Le Champlain

As the second ship in the new Explorer series, Le Champlain will embody the unique atmosphere that is Ponant's hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy & comfort. She offers innovative and environmentally-friendly hardware and elegantly designed accommodations with 100% balcony.

What's Included


  • All meals & Open bar

  • Evening entertainment

  • On selected cruises: lecturers, guides, naturalists, expedition leaders, special themes

  • Baggage handling

  • Port and Safety charges

  • Crew member gratuities

Not Included

  • Airfare & Transfers, Optional shore excursions, Premium Beverages, Sundries, Travel insurance, WiFi/Internet Spa Services, Medical services, consultations, and drug prescriptions, Laundry Visa fees, if applicable

About Us

The world’s only French-flagged cruise line and top cruise line worldwide in polar expeditions, PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions currently has four distinctive and intimate vessels, embodying the essence of a private luxury yacht: the three-masted LE PONANT, an elegant sailing yacht accommodating 64 guests and three luxury yachts of 264-guests LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLÉAL. The luxury cruise line will launch its fifth ship in Spring 2015, LE LYRIAL. These luxurious ships sail to the unexplored corners of the world including the Poles, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand on cruises ranging from three to 21 nights and including many ports and islands not accessible to large cruise ships. From Five Star Expeditions to themed cruises, the engaging itineraries offer a wealth of fascinating shore excursion programs to ensure that every voyage is a unique and exceptional experience. The latest eco-friendly technologies, attentive service, bilingual crew, luxurious staterooms and suites, an elegant, sophisticated cuisine and a chic, yet informal atmosphere offer a cruise experience unlike any other. In addition to the best available tours, our 1:2 staff to guest ratio also guarantees the best in personalized service. Explore your destinations at an unhurried pace and let the beauty that surrounds you, stir your senses. No matter where you wish to travel, our cruises will take you off the beaten path to a whole new world of adventure. Welcome aboard!

Insider Tip

PONANT is the only luxury cruise line to feature three brand new ships sailing to Antarctica and the Arctic each season with 46% market share, making us #1 in luxury expedition cruising.

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Shore Excursions

Marseille, France - 25 Oct 2018

Barcelona, Spain - 26 Oct 2018

Valencia, Spain - 28 Oct 2018

Málaga, Spain - 01 Nov 2018

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