Mediterranean Cruise Advice

Cruises to France

Visit the lovely Provencal countryside or stroll with the rich and famous along the promenade in Cannes

Most cruises to France will call at only one port as part of their Western Mediterranean itineraries. Cruise lines visiting France include  P&O, Celebrity, Marella CruisesFred Olsen and Disney.

These cruises will offer you the chance to visit such places as the beautiful Provencal countryside with its numerous vineyards, Marseille, the oldest port in France, Toulon or the high class stores of Cannes and Nice.


If you want to walk in the footsteps of your favourite film star, then Cannes is the place to visit. Home of the annual film festival at the Festival Hall, you can get your photo taken on the famous red carpet.

Cannes is a bustling city also famous for it’s high class hotels and shops.

There is also an old town with splendid views over the harbour.

Cannes Harbour
Cannes Harbour

Marseille is France’s oldest city and is now the largest commercial port in France.

In 2013, Marseille was the European Capital of Culture, which meant large scale urban renewal projects developing new hotels, museums, cultural centres and chic restaurants.

Cruises to Marseille - petit train
Marseille petit train

Toulon is your gateway to the Côte d’Azur.

You will be able to visit the breathtaking countryside of Provence via traditional French villages. This region has been painted by many of the great masters such as Van Gogh and Cezanne.

Toulon also has a cable car that will take you to the top of Mount Faron with great views over the city.

Thomson Spirit in Toulon

Cruise ships drop anchor in the beautiful bay with stunning views. Villefranche is the gateway to the French Riviera. A short train ride will take you to Monaco/Monte Carlo or Nice.

Villefranche itself is pleasant to stroll around with narrow shady streets.

Villefranche bay with cruise ship
Villefranche bay with cruise ship

Please note that French law requires that you always have personal ID about your person, so keep your passport or photo driving licence on you.

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