Marseille Cruises
Marseille Cruises
Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde

Marseille Cruises

Written by Julie Greiner
Marseille is known as France’s gateway to the Mediterranean. Marseille was originally founded in 600 B.C. which makes it one of the oldest cities in Europe. Artists and novelists have in the past painted a picture of Marseille as a sleepy village. However, today Marseille is the second most populated city of France and the largest Mediterranean port and economic center in the region. With a population around one million inhabitants it is a melting pot of of Italians, Spanish and French. When considering a Mediterranean cruise - one must include Marseille.

Cruising Spain, Italy, and Marseille

The are 7 and 14 nights cruises originating from Marseille aboard the MSC Fantasia. Ports of call include
Marseille, Barcelona, La Goulette, Valletta, Messina, Civitavecchia and Genoa. The MSC Fantasia is the largest cruise ship ever built for a European ship owner. She is the height of the Eiffel Tower, has 1,637 staterooms which some 80% have an ocean view - many with private balconies. The Fantasia is a blend of European charm and modern Italian elegance offering advanced technology and exclusive services.

The MSC Lirica departs from Marseille and ports of call include Genoa, Ajaccio, Civitavecchia, Salerno, La Goulette and Palma de Mallorca. The
Stone Lighthouse near Marseille
Linica is of Italian design filled with gleaming marble, plush fabrics, fine artwork and a professional crew trained in guaranteeing you Mediterranean hospitality with an array of modern amenities.

Luxury Cruises to and from Marseille

The Oceania Cruises Insignia offers a 10 nights Barcelona Spain to Athens Greece cruise with ports of call in Barcelona, Marseille, Monte Carlo, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Sicily, Kusadasi and Piraeus. The Oceania Insignia underwent a multi-million dollar make-over in 2010 and all 594 feet in length and 400 crew members guarantee a neo-classical Toscana atmosphere of luxury and pampering. From the new Villeroy & Boch china to the distinctive museum-quality art collection - the Oceania Insignia offers a truly luxurious experience in cruising.

Luxury Amenities aboard Marseille Cruises

Seabourn Legend Cruise Lines offers a 7 nights
Yachtsmans Riviera cruise starting in Civitavecchia with stops in Bonifacio, Le Lavandou, Marseille, Sanary-Sur-Mer, Saint Raphael, Cannes and ending in Monte Carlo. Seabourn also offers a 14 nights Rome to Monte Carlo cruise. The Seabourn Legend cruise ship offers the true measure of elegance. The Seabourn Legend has a crew of 150, holds 204 passengers and is contained in 10,000 tons and 6 decks. There are mellow lounges, open-seating restaurants, a spa and a marina for swimming. Many port-of-call stops include various excursions. This is truly a ship
Calanque Cassis
to enjoy a relaxing journey with many planned activities and varied entertainment aboard the Legend.
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