Marseille Cruises

Aerial panoramic view on basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde and old port in Marseille
Aerial panoramic view on basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde and old port in Marseille

Marseille is France’s second largest city and a leading commercial port on the Mediterranean coast. Often perceived as an edgy city, Marseille is a dynamic, bustling, multicultural crossroads that’s rich with more than 1500 years of history.

The city’s new sense of optimism culminated in Marseille being the European Capital of Culture in 2013. At its heart is the Vieux-Port (Old Port), where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay.[ReadMoreMob] Other sites worth discovering include the basilica Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, a 19th century, Romanesque-Byzantine church, the Palaise de Longchamp, the Cathedral of the Major, and the archeological ruins of Roman road & Greek walls in the Jardin de Vestiges. [ReadMoreDesk]

Cosmopolitan Marseille offers exciting nightclubs, fabulous restaurants, a variety of theatres, an international football stadium, and a crop of new museums. Its pedestrianised zones and shopping areas, such as the colourful French-African quarter, blend seamlessly with historical sites. The OK Corral, a cowboy theme amusement park, offers a fun distraction too.

Cruises to Marseille

Western Mediterranean Closer Cruise

Western Mediterranean Closer Cruise

Departs: Southampton • Sun 11 Oct 2020
15 nights • Braemar • M2027

  • As the autumn takes hold back home, you’ll swap the seasonal gloom for October warmth and get closer to the highlights of sun-dappled islands and historic cities in the western Mediterranean.
  • On Spain’s Mediterranean coast, you can immerse yourself in Cartagena’s rich Roman history; and revel in the vibrant atmosphere and stunning architecture – including the iconic Sagrada Familia – of Barcelona.
  • Ibiza and Menorca offer inviting beaches, unspoilt scenery and historical sites, while Marseille – with its trendy boutiques, galleries and architectural gems – adds a French flavour to your adventure.

From £1,999pp

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