Cindi Taylor

Travel Concierge
Taylored Tours

Discover a PONANT itinerary in the heart of the Mediterranean: join us aboard Le Jacques-Cartier for an unforgettable 8-day cruise between France, Italy and Malta. Succumb to the charms of the Mediterranean and its breathtaking islands.


  • Exclusive wine tastings and events throughout the cruise, hosted by Primi Pasta and Wine Bar.
  • A cruise in the Mediterranean to visit some of its most beautiful islands: Elba, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Malta.
  • Discovery of the wonders of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the old town of Syracuse, Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale, Valetta (disembarkation port).
  • The island of Elba and Portoferraio, where Napoleon was exiled.

Setting sail from Nice, your ship will make way to the island of Elba for a first stop in Portoferraio, a small corner of paradise on the island of Elba, where Napoleon spent many days in exile.

You will then sail towards the Isle of Beauty to Porto-Vecchio. Overlooked by its 16th-century Genovese citadel, this charming port in southern Corsica will enchant you with its rich history and the idyllic beaches that surround it.
Le Jacques-Cartier will then arrive in Cagliari, capital of Sardinia and one of the largest natural harbours in the Mediterranean; its historic centre is full of charm, with shaded stairs, small squares inundated with light and remains conjuring up its medieval grandeur.
Your exploration of the Mediterranean islands will continue as you discover magnificent Sicily. You will first make a stop in Palermo, its capital, you will be able to visit emblematic landmarks such as the 12th century cathedral and Teatro Massimo, one of the largest theatres in Europe.
After calling at beautiful Catania whose Late Baroque style monuments spread to the foot of Mount Etna, you will take the sea once again to discover Syracuse, one of the most prestigious Sicilian cities, whose monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.
Your cruise will come to an end in Valletta, capital of the island of Malta and former stronghold of the Knights of the Order of Malta.