Approaching a destination by boat has always been one of our favorite experiences. On our last trip to the Isle of Beauty, we decided to take the Corsica ferry from Marseille to Bastia. We highly recommend approaching this wonderful island this way.
The boat left Marseille at 7pm, allowing us just enough daylight to enjoy the vanishing city at sunset, followed by a drink at the bar, dinner, then time on the deck, looking up at the sky and down at the rolling waves.
The cabins are modern, cozy, and it feels good going to bed knowing when you wake up in the morning you will peek out the porthole and see Corsica at sunrise. Breakfast in Bastia. We made the right decision to ‘conquer’ the island.
At first, in the far distance, there is a little dot on the horizon. Then, as you get closer, the view takes shape, and the excitement gets its full play. You are there, almost there, and most of the time it’s not a straight line. The boat takes its time while it moves along the coastline, and you get to see the land as if it is on an enormous widescreen moving in front of you.