Plunge into a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting. Experience an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of the French and Italian Riviera and the sparkling Islands of Corsica and Elba. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich cultural diversity to intrigue you. Explore the jet-set hotspot of St. Tropez, and the seaside splendor of Calvi and Saint-Florent on the French island of Corsica. The marvellous Italian seaside resort towns of Elba Island, Porto Venere and Portofino will dazzle you with their charm, before sailing to Cannes, known for its annual international film festival. See the Mediterranean in a romantic light on this splendid cruise journey.
Welcome aboard your cruise vessel!Take some time to get settled in, and take the opportunity to meet some of your fellow cruisemates at the welcome dinner this evening.
Port charges are included in your itinerary.
Saint Tropez is a port town located on the French Riviera, and is known today for its famous and extremely wealthy summertime guests. It has been dubbed the 'playground to jetsetters, fashion models, and millionaires', and it is most-enduringly known as the place where the iconic Brigitte Bardot was "discovered", and for its role in the liberation of southern France during World War II.
The 68m Mega Yacht Variety Voyager will seduce her passengers with her sleek lines and ample deck space, very much what one expects from a millionaire’s super yacht. Inside, cabins and public areas are finished with warm fabrics, rich marbles, axminster carpeting and soft tones wood panelling. Everywhere, unobstructed views of the ocean and of the ports visited. And above all, the professional service of a crew of 28, always with a smile and a true desire to satisfy. This state-of-the-art vessel will accommdate just 72 passengers in 36 cabins, guaranteeing guests safety with incomparable comfort and elegance.
Calvi is a commune located on the northwest coast of the island of Corsica, in the Haute-Corse department of France. According to legend, Christopher Columbus supposedly came from Calvi, which at the time was part of the Genoese Empire. During the war with Revolutionary France, British forces under Admiral Nelson and Lieutenant-General Charles Stuart captured the city in the Siege of Calvi. It was during the bombardment of Calvi that Nelson sustained the injury that cost him his eye.
Saint-Florent is a commune in Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. Today, it is a popular summer vacation spot for many tourists because of its proximity to the famous Patrimonio vineyards and one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean coast, Saleccia. The monuments of Saint-Florent are the Genoese citadel constructed in 1440 at the same time as the city, and the Romanesque Saint-Florent Cathedral, or the cathedral of the Nebbio, now the church of Santa Maria Assunta.
Elba is a Mediterranean island in Tuscany, Italy. The largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, Elba is also part of the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago. It is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 50km east of the French island of Corsica. Internationally, Elba is best known for its connection to Napoleon Bonaparte, exiled to the island after a forced abdication in 1814. More recently, the island has become famed for its wine, and it is today a renowned tourist resort.
Porto Venere is a town and port located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. It comprises the three villages of Fezzano, Le Grazie and Porto Venere, and the three islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. In 1997 Porto Venere and the villages of Cinque Terre were designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The 12th century Doria Castle and Gothic church of St. Peter are of the city's main sights.
Portofino is a small Italian fishing village, located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. The town crowded around its small harbour is considered to be among the most beautiful Mediterranean ports. A few minutes up the coast is Paraggi Beach, which is closely associated with the village.
Cannes is one of the best-known cities of the French Riviera, a busy tourist destination and host of the annual Cannes Film Festival. It is a Commune of France in the Alpes-Maritimes department. The Promenade de la Croisette is Cannes' waterfront avenue with palm trees, known for picturesque beaches and for its restaurants, cafés and boutiques. La Suquet, the old town, provides a good view out to La Croisette.
This morning you'll disembark your cruise vessel back in Nice, so bid farewell to your fellow cruisemates as your voyage has come to an end.
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