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Bordeaux: The Port Expects 50 Cruise Ships in 2016

The Port de la Lune will host 50 cruise ships in 2016, against 35 in 2015 …

If everything is not rosy in the activities of the port of Bordeaux, recently highlighted by the Court of Auditors, the cruise ships sector is flourishing. The port expects 50 stopovers in the port de la Lune in 2016, against 35 in 2015.

The season will start with the arrival of the cruise ship Braemar which measures 195 meters long, this Sunday. For 11 of the 50 ships expected, it will be their first trip to Bordeaux. The Viking star (228 meters long) and the Southern (142 meters long) will stop them from 23 to 25 April. In early October, the Norwegian Star cruise ship will dock 294 meters long at Verdon.

The port works in partnership with the tourism office, the community of communes of the pointe of the Médoc, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bordeaux, Gironde, shipping agents and tour operators to develop this activity.

In 2014, the economic benefits associated with stays of cruise Bordeaux were valued at 3.6 million euros.

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