Bordeaux as a destination is popular with ship-owners who are increasingly organising cruises with one of the Gironde destinations as a port of call.
Having hosted 39 cruise ship stopovers in 2013, Bordeaux Port Atlantique will achieve its best performance in 2014 with 43 confirmed stopovers.
With these very good results, Bordeaux Port Atlantique is still in 2nd position behind Le Havre in the ranking of Atlantic-Channel facing ports.
The season will start on 20 April with the arrival of the cruise liner Crystal Serenity (250m), which has two stopovers in Bassens and Le Verdon.
This development of sea cruises is backed up by river cruises with the arrival of operators Viking and Uniworld on the Gironde estuary, in addition to the two vessels of CroisiEurope.
(Source: Press release, port of Bordeaux 1/04/2014)