Europe’s Riviera: A Cruise in Italy and France aboard Le Bougainville
Visit well-preserved ancient villages and idyllic coastlines of the French and Italian rivieras in a unique combination of the best of Southern Europe’s ports. Discover the dynamic history of rivaling civilizations and their legacy of some of the world’s greatest art and architecture in locations like Corsica, Cinque Terre, St-Tropez, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, and a choice between either Florence or Lucca and Pisa. Travel through the timeless cradle of the Renaissance and see firsthand why these stunning landscapes became a favorite retreat for artists, writers, nobility, and gourmands. Le Bougainville will be launched in 2019 with state-of-the-art amenities, security, and stabilizers, allowing for a smooth and luxurious voyage. An observation lounge features subaquatic windows, screens, and listening system. All 92 staterooms have private balconies. Access picturesque ports unavailable to larger vessels, view important art collections, explore little-known areas, and savor the signature foods and wines of the region. Scholars from our cosponsoring organizations lecture on board and expert local guides lead daily excursions.