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Le Ponant: Emblematic Sicily

Valletta, Malta to Valletta, Malta
June 15-25, 2015 
11 days / 10 nights on board

  • Embark from Valetta (Malta) aboard LE PONANTto discover the Mediterranean tastes and the welcoming cities of Sicily (Italy), such as Syracuse and Palermo.
  • The fortress-city of Valletta: Europe’s most beautiful natural harbour with a distinguished historic and architectural heritage.




Day 1 - Valletta (Malta) 
Embarkation from 4.30pm to 5.30pm


6:00 pm 

Day 2 - Taormina (Sicily - Italy)
Taormina stands out against the slopes of Mount Tauro in the heart of a picturesque and charming location. The town’s alleyways and gardens tumble down the mountain to the Ionian Sea. Its ancient Greek theatre is the second largest in Sicily, after the theatre at Syracuse, and offers a magnificent panorama with the majestic Mount Etna, its lava flows still smoking, in the background.

11:00 am

7:00 pm

Day 3 - Sailing past the Stromboli 



Day 3 - Vibo Valentia (Sicily - Italy)

8:00 am

1:00 pm

Day 4 - Lipari (Sicily - Italy)
Dominated by a fortified citadel, Lipari, the capital of the volcanic Aeolian Islands, is known for its many natural and architectural delights, including remarkable points of view, picturesque quarries of pumice stone and its “castello”, built on the site of the ancient Greek acropolis. Not far from here, you will be able to discover the magnificent sight of the Stromboli volcano. A plume of smoke rises from its sombre beauty and lava regularly erupts from the crater of this still-active volcano.

7:00 am

1:00 pm

Day 4 - Vulcano (Sicily - Italy)

2:30 pm

7:00 pm

Day 5 - Cefalu (Sicily - Italy) 

8:00 am

10:00 pm

Day 6 - Palermo (Sicily - Italy) 
Cradled in the arms of a magnificent sweeping bay, Sicily’s capital never fails to seduce. A crossroads between Eastern and Western civilisations since time immemorial, Palermo has been indelibly marked by the diverse cultures which have passed this way. the charm of this city of a thousand contrasts owes much to the atmosphere that prevails in the historic centre.

8:00 am


Day 7 - Ustica (Sicily - Italy) 

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Day 8 - San Vito Lo Capo (Sicily - Italy)

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Day 9 - Mazara Del Vallo (Sicily - Italy) 

8:30 am

3:00 pm

Day 10 - Gozo (Malta) 

7:00 am

11:30 am

Day 10 - Blue Lagoon Comino (Malta) 

1:30 pm

6:00 pm

Day 10 - Valletta (Malta) 
Dominating Europe’s most beautiful natural harbour, Valletta emerges on the prow of the island of Malta. Built by the Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Jean Parisot, the fortress-city possesses many of Malta’s historic and architectural treasures. The Baraca Gardens, the Baroque Cathedral of Saint John and the Palace of the Grand Masters with its honey-coloured walls combine to bring alive for you the period when Knights ruled this island.

8:30 pm


Day 11 - Valletta (Malta)



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Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy

Brochure Fare

Marie Galante Cabin


Antigua Cabin


Safety and port taxes (for information purposes)


One Child (8-11 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults


Triple Occupancy


Single supplement in cabin¹

Starting at + 100%

¹Single supplement from, according to cabin category
Special Bonus fares and single supplements are on request and subject to availability. Rates and discounts are per person based on double occupancy and may be subject to fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions.

Fares may be subject to fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions 

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Those fares may be subject to Fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions* On request. Limited availability.


Our fares include:
•Port and safety charges
•Open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands - list available on board)
•Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
•Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
•Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
•24 hour room service (selected menu)
•Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
•Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
•English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

Our fares do not include:
•Flights and airport taxes
•Transfers, day rooms and other services at arrival & departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation
•Optional shore excursions (sold on board)
•Personal expenses
•Other drinks not included in open bar