Corsica and Sardinia

One of the quintessential Mediterranean cruising itineraries. Discover the deep blue waters of Corsica’s wide bays, rugged mountainous backdrops and picture postcard ports. Then move on to the manicured luxury of Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda, with its stunning cruising grounds, and Porto Cervo’s designer shopping and nightlife.

Itinerary

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  • Calvi

    Calvi

    At the entrance to the Gulf of Calvi is the Citadel. The marina is a palm-lined quay where eating has been elevated to the status of an art form in an assortment of elegant restaurants. On the south side is a long crescent beach of fine white sand.
  • PORTO CERVO

    PORTO CERVO

    Originally a small fishing village, Porto Cervo is now a fashionable destination with beautiful villas and luxury hotels. In its centre, an old port and glitzy marina are the focus of activity, as are its Mediterranean-style shops and restaurants.
  • CALA DI VOLPE

    CALA DI VOLPE

    ‘The Bay of the Fox’ is a deep bay, well protected and surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches. Its crowning feature is the spectacular five star "Hotel Cala di Volpe" at the end of the bay, overlooked by the Pevero Golf Course.
  • PORTO ROTONDO

    PORTO ROTONDO

    One of the pearls of the ‘Costa’ and in line with the wishes of the Contessa Dona dalle Rose, this chic village has a multitude of haute couture shops, excellent restaurants, squares, cafés and charming streets. You’ll also find magnificent beaches.
  • Girolata

    Girolata

    Photos of Girolata are often used on front covers of travel books on the region. Situated in the Scandola nature park this beautiful hamlet is the ideal spot to escape from it all.
  • Ile Rousse

    Ile Rousse

    Once the largest of four red granite islets just off the coast, Ile Rousse retains an atmosphere reminiscent of the French Riviera. The Place Paoli has a market near the entrance to the square and an excellent selection of restaurants and bars.
  • Propriano

    Propriano

    With its array of tempting restaurants and buzzing café terraces lining the marina, Propriano is a popular resort with a relaxed atmosphere and traditional feel. The perfect spot to indulge in a long lunch and watch the world go by.
  • Maddalena Islands

    Maddalena Islands

    The seven islands are what remains of the land that once joined Corsica and Sardinia. This area has since been declared a national park, The Parco Nazionale dell’Arcipelago di La Maddalena and is well worth a visit.
  • Ajaccio

    Ajaccio

    The birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, Ajaccio pays tribute to the great imperial memory. The old town landmarks include Foch Square, the Town Hall and Napoleon's statue. On Rue Fesch, step inside the museum to see the works of Botticelli, Veronese and Titian.
  • Bonifacio

    Bonifacio

    Perched impressively high, overlooking the waters, the town of Bonifacio offers a spectacular arrival by yacht; a narrow entrance hidden at the foot of the cliffs leads into the harbour. The town has many restaurants, bars and nearby Sperone Golf Club.
  • Antibes

    Antibes

    Visit the old town of Antibes with its ramparts along the sea and the long, arched protective wall along the port. There are plenty of little streets for exploring, restaurants of all types, the market and lots of little shops.

Sample itinerary

  • Antibes Calvi 105 miles
  • Calvi Girolata 25 miles
  • Girolata Propriano 55 miles
  • Propriano Bonifacio 32 miles
  • Bonifacio Maddalena Islands 20 miles
  • Maddalena Islands Porto Cervo 5 miles
  • Porto Cervo Cala di Volpe 8 miles
  • Cala di Volpe Porto Rotondo 6 miles
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Highlights

  • Visit Bonifacio by following the narrow entrance hidden at the foot of the cliffs leading into the harbour and discover the town perched impressively high on the cliffs overlooking the waters below.
  • The Maddalena Archipelago is made up of 62 islands and islets over an area of 5,134 hectares, celebrated in particular for their clear, calm waters. The principal island, La Maddalena, the only inhabited island - known as the 'Small Paris', and considered one of the most beautiful towns of Sardinia.
  • Enjoy a morning cruise along to La Girolata. The setting here is grandiose; a fortress on a headland hides the tiny hamlet that is situated right in the middle of a National Park. The beach restaurant sells fantastic fresh lobster; dine ashore or have the chef prepare them aboard.
  • Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Adriatic & Eastern Mediterranean

    Classical history and glorious landscapes are found in this region. They will kindle the spirit of discovery and escapism in you, while you bask in luxury on one of our magnificent yachts.
  • Western Mediterranean

    The appeal of cruising around the world’s most exciting and revered ports in France, Italy, Corsica and Sardinia is unrivalled. No wonder so many of our most seasoned charter clients return again and again to revisit favourite haunts and make new discoveries!
  • Caribbean and Bahamas

    Unrivalled opportunities for snorkelling, diving and fishing, against a backdrop of islands blessed with gorgeous sand and lapped by warm aquamarine water. The virgin seas around the Eastern Caribbean and the Bahamas offer some of the best tropical island cruising in the world.
  • Indian Ocean

    A tempting alternative winter charter destination to the Caribbean. Choose from the equally stunning Maldives or the Seychelles, each with their own unique characteristics, but both offering spectacular beaches and turquoise waters for outstanding snorkelling and diving. The Maldives consist of 26 atolls and hundreds of islets, only 250 of which are inhabited. Charters in the Maldives are not conducted to pre-determined itineraries and your captain will plan a daily programme to match your preferred activities.
  • South Pacific

    With many areas inaccessible to mainstream tourism, discover the true South Pacific and cruise through some of the most beautiful, unspoiled islands imaginable. The locals will welcome and inspire you with their love of music and dance. The South Pacific offers arguably the best diving in the world; a constant warm water temperature means you can spot reef sharks, manta rays, turtles and dolphins often up to 50 metres away. Few seascapes are as evocative of paradise than the coral islands of the South Pacific.
  • South East Alaska

    Lofty glaciers and misty fjords, waterfalls and hot springs, orcas and grizzly bears, sea lions and bald eagles all combine to make Alaska a place for the most amazing adventure and exploration. A cruising experience like no other.
  • Costa Rica

    The unspoiled Costa Rican coastline is teeming with exotic wildlife. Humpback whales play with their calves in the clear water, whilst the jungle interior abounds with howler monkeys and toucans, and thousands of species of tropical animals. The golden beaches are pristine and inshore there are rain forests, national parks, volcanoes, hot springs, horse riding and rock climbing to choose from – an endless array of activities and wildlife. A true natural paradise in every sense.
  • The Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef and Tropical Far North Queensland offer off-the-beaten-track cruising at its most spectacular with outstanding snorkelling, diving and fishing opportunities in an untouched natural environment of extraordinary beauty.
  • Indonesia

    Indonesia is home to over 17,000 islands spanning an area of over 5000km across the equator. With vast differences from island to island, they all have one thing in common and that is a rich and colourful culture where life is regulated by a series of spectacular rituals. The islands of Komodo, a designated World Heritage Site, are blessed with hundreds of secluded beaches, transparent crystal clear waters, and stunning coral reefs waiting to be explored. Home to the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, you will also find here the most extraordinary cultures where life has remained unchanged for centuries.
  • Norway

    There are tens of thousands of islands across Norway from top to bottom offering stunning views across varied coastlines. Take a helicopter or seaplane ride over the stunning waterfalls and glaciers or try some skiing or reindeer and dog team sleighs. Taste home made cheeses and creams straight from the traditional farms and order private performances of musicians and artists on coastal islands. It’s quite simply a perfect cruising destination.
  • South East Asia

    The Andaman Sea on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula offers ideal cruising conditions. Dramatic limestone landscapes, endless lagoons, lush tropical vegetation and powdery white sand beaches together with the cultural attractions of Thailand and Malaysia guarantee the most unforgettable of journeys.
  • The Red Sea

    A mystical country bursting with culture and beauty, Egypt is a truly unique cruising destination. Sharm el Sheikh, on the Red Sea Riviera, is located at the tip of Sinai and well known for being a paradise for snorkelling and scuba diving. The Red Sea offers a seascape which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and varied in the world, renowned for its rich sea life and teeming with over 2,000 species.
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