Discover a PONANT itinerary in the heart of the Mediterranean: join us aboard Le Jacques-Cartier for an unforgettable 8-day cruise between Malta, Italy and France. Succumb to the charms of the Mediterranean and its breathtaking islands.
Your cruise will start in Valletta, the capital of the island of Malta, and former stronghold of the Knights of the Order of Malta.
Set sail for the Mediterranean islands and discover the beautiful Sicily. Your first stop will be in Syracuse, one of the most prestigious Sicilian cities, whose monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage, and you will take the sea once again to discover Catania whose Late Baroque style monuments spread to the foot of Mount Etna.
You will also call in at Palermo, the capital, where you will be able to visit emblematic landmarks such as the 12th century cathedral and Teatro Massimo, one of the largest theatres in Europe.
Le Jacques-Cartier 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.
You will then sail towards the Isle of Beauty to Porto-Vecchio. Overlooked by its 16th-century Genovese citadel, this charming port in southern Corsica will enchant you with its rich history and the idyllic beaches that surround it.
Your ship will then sail to the island of Elba for a final call in Portoferraio, a small corner of paradise on the island of Elba, where Napoleon spend many days in exile.
Your cruise will end in Nice, capital of the French Riviera.