Cruises in Marseille: breaking record after record!

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A new record was broken this autumn: the number of cruise ship passengers passing through Marseille. The new visitor numbers for October 2015 increased the number of cruise ship passengers to 200,000. And you know that at La Caravelle, we just love boats! That’s normal for a bar restaurant that has been anchored at the Old Port of Marseille since the 1920s …

Marseille, the largest port in France and the 5th largest in the Mediterranean, as well as France’s leading port for cruise ships. And let’s be clear: Marseille has an eye on claiming the title of European Cruise Capital in the future. Whether you are citizens of Marseille or tourists, you can make out the bulging silhouettes of cruise ships on the horizon of the Côte Bleue and Estaque as they call at Marseille or head out from the city towards the Mediterranean. The records are piling up…with increasingly impressive ships and trips at more and more attractive prices. Monthly traffic was close to 200,000 passengers in October (199,550 cruise ship passengers), a double-digit increase compared to October 2014 (+12%).

La Caravelle leaves others in its wake!

Do you also fantasise about getting on board? Get inspiration from La Caravelle. First of all, if you want to enjoy very attractive rates for cruises and check out dates and destinations, you only have to consult one website: the Club de la Croisière Marseille Provence. Another option: attend the Top Cruise exhibition on 18 November at the Palais du Pharo in Marseille: 300 professionals will be present. There’ll be someone there who can help you make your choice! Finally, you can also find information on your future trip on the cruise ship websites. The leader in this area is still MSC Croisières and it offers fortnights in the Mediterranean at great prices. It’s up to you to decide whether this mode of travel suits you…watch out for seasickness!

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