Marseilles, France

Marseille is the second-largest city of France and forms the third-largest metropolitan area, (Paris and Lyon are larger). Located on the Mediterranean Sea, it is France's largest commercial port and the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur région,

The Old Port or Vieux-Port is the main harbour and marina of the city. It is guarded by two massive forts (Fort St Nicolas and Fort Saint Jean) and is one the main places to eat in the city. Dozens of cafés line the waterfront. The Quai des Belges at the end of the harbour is the site of the daily fish market.

Things to See & Do

* Old Port area
* Phare de Sainte Marie, a lighthouse on the inlet to the Old Port
* The Centre Bourse and the adjacent rue St Ferreol district - the main shopping area
*Museums and historical buildings
* Abbey of Saint Victor

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – French
Land Area – 240.62 km²
Population – 1,605,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 33

Port Location – The port is located in the Old Port area of the city.

Travel Links – Marseilles-Provence International Airport (IATA: MRS) is located about thirty kilometers from Marseilles. Buses and taxis connect in less than 30 minutes. (Shuttles every approximately 20 minutes). There are many domestic flights to Marseilles from several areas nearby, Corsica included. International flights are concentrated on Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, but the arrival of low cost airlines, connecting to several European cities in Marseilles has made more places available from Marseille.

The main train station is Marseille St. Charles. Marseille has TGV lines to Paris (3 hours), Nice (2 hours) and to Brussels (5 hours). Eurolines has many connections all over Europe. From Marseille there are at least direct connections to Barcelona, Prague and Tangier. The bus station is next to the main train station, the St. Charles Station at Rue Honnorat. There is also an Eurolines office on the 3 Allée Léon Gambetta; If you walk down the big stairs on the southside of the station, follow the road until you come to a squarelike intersection. The office is on your right hand.

Marseille has a big harbour. There are direct ferry routes from Marseille to Ajaccio, Bastia, Porto Torres, Porto Vecchio and Propriano. There are several piers at the harbour, so it is advisable to check well in advance from which pier you are departing.

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Cruises from Marseilles, France

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MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 22/01/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 23/01/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 29/01/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 30/01/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 05/02/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 06/02/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 12/02/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 13/02/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 19/02/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 20/02/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 26/02/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 27/02/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 05/03/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 06/03/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 12/03/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 13/03/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 19/03/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 20/03/22 7 nts
MSC Armonia, 1 Night ex Marseille, France to Genoa, Italy 21/03/22 1 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 26/03/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 27/03/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 1 Night ex Marseille, France to Genoa, Italy 02/04/22 1 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 03/04/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 03/04/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 4 Night ex Marseille, France Return 04/04/22 4 nts
MSC Seaside, 1 Night ex Marseille, France to Genoa, Italy 08/04/22 1 nts
MSC Seaview, 1 Night ex Marseille, France to Genoa, Italy 09/04/22 1 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 09/04/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 10/04/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 10/04/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 16/04/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 6 Night ex Marseille, France to Barcelona, Spain 17/04/22 6 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 9 Night ex Marseille, France Return 17/04/22 9 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 17/04/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 23/04/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 24/04/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 1 Night ex Marseille, France to Genoa, Italy 25/04/22 1 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 11 Night ex Marseille, France to Kiel,Germany 26/04/22 11 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 12 Night ex Marseille, France to Copenhagen, Denmark 26/04/22 12 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 1 Night ex Marseille, France to Genoa, Italy 26/04/22 1 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 30/04/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 01/05/22 7 nts
MSC Poesia, 12 Night ex Marseille, France to Warnemunde,Germany 02/05/22 12 nts
MSC Poesia, 11 Night ex Marseille, France to Copenhagen, Denmark 02/05/22 11 nts
MSC Poesia, 8 Night ex Marseille, France to Le Havre, France 02/05/22 8 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 07/05/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 08/05/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 14/05/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 15/05/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 21/05/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 22/05/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 28/05/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 29/05/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 04/06/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 05/06/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 11/06/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 12/06/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 18/06/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 19/06/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 25/06/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 26/06/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 02/07/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 03/07/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 03/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 09/07/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 10/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 16/07/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 17/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 23/07/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 24/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 30/07/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 31/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 06/08/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 07/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 13/08/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 14/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 20/08/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 21/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 27/08/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 28/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 03/09/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 04/09/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 10/09/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 11/09/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 9 Night ex Marseille, France Return 16/09/22 9 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 17/09/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 18/09/22 7 nts
MSC Preziosa, 2 Night ex Marseille, France Return 22/09/22 2 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 24/09/22 7 nts
MSC Preziosa, 5 Night ex Marseille, France Return 24/09/22 5 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 25/09/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 9 Night ex Marseille, France Return 25/09/22 9 nts
MSC Preziosa, 5 Night ex Marseille, France Return 29/09/22 5 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 01/10/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 02/10/22 7 nts
MSC Preziosa, 5 Night ex Marseille, France Return 04/10/22 5 nts
MSC Fantasia, 9 Night ex Marseille, France Return 04/10/22 9 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 08/10/22 7 nts
MSC Preziosa, 3 Night ex Marseille, France to Genoa, Italy 09/10/22 3 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 09/10/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 9 Night ex Marseille, France Return 13/10/22 9 nts
MSC Poesia, 11 Night ex Marseille, France Return 15/10/22 11 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 15/10/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 6 Night ex Marseille, France to Genoa, Italy 16/10/22 6 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 21/10/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 22/10/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 9 Night ex Marseille, France to Genoa, Italy 22/10/22 9 nts
MSC Poesia, 11 Night ex Marseille, France Return 26/10/22 11 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 29/10/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Marseille, France Return 05/11/22 7 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2023 - 118 Night ex Marseille, France Return 06/01/23 118 nts
MSC Magnifica, 116 Night ex Marseille, France Return 06/01/23 116 nts