Sunny destinations: the most beautiful Spring / Summer 2022 cruises with PONANT
As the fine weather returns, the urge to escape to sunny destinations grows, be it as a couple or with family and friends. From the Mediterranean region to the outer limits of French Polynesia, here are six of the best PONANT Spring-Summer 2022 cruises to get right away to blue skies and sunshine.
From Croatia to Corsica, the Dalmatian coast to the Cyclades, and as far as the Society Islands, this selection of PONANT’s most beautiful itineraries offers a compendium of cultural, architectural, historic, and natural heritage.
A whole range of activities await according to the destination, including zodiac outings, scuba diving, water sports, hiking, exploring the terroir and culture talks, far from the hectic pace of city life.
The best of Croatia
During this cruise, the Dalmatian coast with its turquoise blue waters never fails to enchant. Starting from Venice, this voyage explores all the cultural, gastronomic, and natural treasures of the Adriatic Sea, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. The ship sets course for Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo, Split’s architectural jewels, Kotor the pearl of the Adriatic, then Hvar and the picturesque town of Rovinj, before returning to Venice and its lagoon.
“The best of Croatia”
Venice – Venice aboard Le Jacques-Cartier and Le Lyrial. 8 sailings from 7 June to 26 August 2022, 8 days – 7 nights
From £3,770 – Find more details on this cruise
Wild and authentic Corsica
With its luminous white cliffs, rocky inlets in coves of transparent waters, and bright sunshine, Corsica is a haven of peace. This circumnavigation of Corsica has been conceived by PONANT to reveal the most secret hidden away places, far from the crowds. This voyage is also an opportunity to discover or rediscover the joys of scuba diving and to meet a dazzling diversity of marine wildlife and flora.
“Wild and authentic Corsica”
Nice – Nice aboard Le Bougainville. 3 sailings from 6 to 20 June 2022, 8 days – 7 nights
From £3,270 – Find more details on this cruise
From the canals of Venice to the city of gods
Departing from Venice and its lagoon, the ship explores the pearls of the Dalmatian coast and Montenegro’s most beautiful bays in the blue waters of the Adriatic, Ionian and Aegean seas. After setting course for the Greek islands of Itea and Corfu, the most famous town of this Ionian archipelago, the ship crosses the Corinth Canal before arriving in Athens.
“From the canals of Venice to the city of gods”
Venice – Athens aboard Le Lyrial. 3 sailings from 27 May to 19 August 2022, 8 days – 7 nights
From £2,840 – Find more details on this cruise
At the heart of the Greek islands
A flagship destination, Greece overflows with turquoise blue waters and heavenly fine sandy beaches where it is good to bathe and bask in the sun. From the Cyclades to the Dodecanese, drifting from island to island discovering stunning landscapes, this cruise offers a taste of Greek-style dolce vita. This enchanting break away from it all, is also an opportunity to be immersed in Greek myths and legends on the many cultural excursions to ancient heritage sites in the Aegean Sea.
“At the heart of the Greek islands”
Athens – Athens aboard Le Lyrial, Le Jacques-Cartier and Le Bougainville.
7 sailings from 12 July to 23 September 2022, 8 days – 7 nights
From £2,870 – Find more details on this cruise
Turkish shores and Greek archipelagos of the Aegean
At sunset, the Aegean Sea unveils a dream panorama, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the Dodecanese and Cyclades archipelagos. These tiny Mediterranean wonderlands harbour countless picturesque villages and coves, lapped by crystal clear waters that are ideal for bathing and lying in the sun. This cruise is also a chance to be immersed in the history of the region and explore the many cultural sites at the crossroads of East and West.
“Turkish shores and Greek archipelagos of the Aegean”
Istanbul – Istanbul aboard Le Bougainville. 2 sailings from 10 to 20 July 2022, 11 days – 10 nights
From £4,640 – Find more details on this cruise
Tahiti and the Society Islands
Those who love wildlife and lush vegetation will be seduced by this cruise against an idyllic backdrop of the South Pacific. From Papeete, the ship will set sail for the Society Islands: Huahine, Motu Mahana, Bora Bora and Moorea. It is a unique opportunity to explore the coral gardens on snorkelling and underwater trails which are home to thousands of tropical fish. Or just to stroll along the white sandy beaches fringing turquoise blue lagoons in a heavenly setting.
“Tahiti and the Society Islands”
Papeete – Papeete aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. 9 sailings from 30 April to 12 November 2022, 8 days – 7 nights
From £3,550 – Find more details on this cruise
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