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Cannes To Cannes Cruise

8 days / 7 nighys - Star Flyer Ship

Cannes is the sister city to Beverly Hills and the chic epicenter of the French Riviera – a world of exclusive boutiques, palm-lined avenues, starlet-studded beaches, and elegant sidewalk cafes.
Cannes’ high-flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since.

Explore the glamorous ports of the French Riviera on a tall ship voyage under sail from Cannes. The French Riviera is well-known for the chic resorts of St Tropez and Cannes, home to the annual International Film Festival.

Sail to Corsica with time to relax at Figari beach before reaching Bonifacio, and explore the volcanic Scandola Nature Reserve which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sail to Monaco and and St Tropez, before returning to Cannes. 

 

Cannes to Cannes
Ship: Star Flyer
Number of nights: 7 nights
Embark – Disembark:  Cannes – Cannes

Day 1     Cannes, France
Day 2     Calvi, Corsica – France
Day 3      Figari Beach, Bonifacio, Corsica – France
Day 4     Portoferraio, Elba – Italy
Day 5     Lerici (Optional tour Florence or Pisa)
Day 6     Monte Carlo, Monaco
Day 7     Saint Tropez, France
Day 8     Cannes, France

Day 1 – Cannes, France
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 – Calvi, Corisca – 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 3 – Figari Beach, Bonifacio, Corsica – France
Bonifacio’s almost land-locked harbour is one of the most dramatic, totally protected harbours. It is a bustling port with excellent seafood restaurants, and a modern marina. The ancient citadel town is perched high atop a seemingly impenetrable cliff.

Day 4 –  Portoferraio, Elba – Italy
From his villa in Portoferraio, Napoleon, the exiled Emperor of France, looked out over the waiting ships in the harbour and dreamed of returning to glory. Enjoy a local vineyard tour, and near Portoferraio, discover the remains of an ancient Etruscan civilisation.

Day 5 – Lerici (Optional tour Florence or Pisa)
It was in the Villa Magni near Lerici that Percy Bysshe Shelley spent his last happy days before sailing his small boat on its stormy fatal voyage on July 8, 1822. Lord Byron, another Lerici literary resident, once swam across what is now called the “Golfo dei Poeti.” The small fishing villages of San Terenzo, Tellaro and Fiascherino and Montemarcello are similar to the more famous Cinque Terre.

Day 6 – Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monaco is the fabled domain of princes and movie stars. The magnificent Palais du Prince and opulent casinos remind you of an elegant, pre-war era. With more wealth concentrated in one small area than almost any place on earth, this tiny principality retains its gilt edged allure.

Day 7 – Saint Tropez, 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
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.

Star Flyer Ship:
Star Clipper and Star Flyer are modern cruise ships in every way, created for luxury-loving passengers who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships. Star Clipper and Star Flyer are both 360 feet long and each carries just 170 guests in pampered comfort.
Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like traveling on a private yacht. You’ll never feel confined on Star Flyer.

Sailing dates:
May 2014: 17 may 2014;
September 2014: 13 september 2014; 20 september 2014;