Office de tourisme et des congrès

Marseille Cruises



The Mediterranean cruise market continues to grow

The cruise sector is one of the tourism products that has continued to grow despite the difficult economic context. Europe and the Mediterranean in particular have become significant navigation zones for ship operators.

Marseille has made a place for itself in this competitive market and is now ideally positioned as the French port of call.

The shift towards France and Marseille in particular is ongoing in the cruise sector.  Various developments at the Marseille port, in particular the MPCT cruise ship terminal concession awarded to the MSC Croisières and Costa Croisières have made it possible to expand the promotion of boarding/disembarking in Marseille, thus generating significant economic returns.  This has also made it possible for Marseille to reach a significant milestone of one million passengers in 2013.


  • 2012 : 890,000 cruise ship passengers.
  • 2013 : 1 150,000 cruise ship passengers
  • 2014 : 1,315,000 cruise ship passengers

The major cruise ship operators stopped over in Marseille :
Costa Croisières, MSC Croisières, Croisières de France, Royal Caribbean International Cruises, Winstar Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Azamara Cruises, Sea Cloud Cruises, Ponant, Princess Cruises, Celestyal Cruises ...