France exhibited at Seatrade Cruise Global 2018 with19 destinations

Press release


Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – This year Atout France presented the destinations and ports of France at the Seatrade Cruise Global 2018 in Fort Lauderdale March 5-8 at booth #2207 with two new partners, Galeries Lafayette and Caen Ouistreham Normandy Cruise. France as a cruise hub offers a plethora of destinations ranging from the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans to the French Caribbean (not to mention river and canal cruising in mainland France.) You'll find a delectable mix of sun and French joie-de-vivre where a warm spirit and authenticity reign supreme. With increasing growth in France as a cruise destination, Atout France and its partners, destinations of maritime cruises, have analyzed an inventory of the arrivals passengers in the 95 French ports and sites of call. In 2017, cruise destinations in mainland France and overseas regions received 5.32 million stopover passenger arrivals, +3.5% compared to 2016. It is to be noted that the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are the most popular cruise destinations in France. With 32 maritime cruise destinations, offering 95 ports and stopovers, in 7 seas and oceans, France benefits from a unique competitive advantage.


French Atlantic Ports

  • Caen-Ouistreham Normandy Cruise
  • CCI Metropolitaine de Brest
  • CCI Saint-Malo Fougeres
  • Cruise Bordeaux
  • Le Havre Tourisme
  • Nantes St Nazaire Cruise Club
  • Port Atlantique La Rochelle
  • Port de Lorient
  • Port of Bayonne
  • Port of Honfleur - Rouen
  • SPL de Développement Touristique du Cotentin - Club Croisiere de Cherbourg

French Mediterranean Ports

  • French Riviera Cruise Club
  • Marseille Provence Cruise Club
  • Ports of Toulon Bay
  • Ports of Corse - CCI Ajaccio- South Corsica
  • Ports of Corse - CCI Bastia
  • Port South of France
  • Var Provence Cruise Club

Other Partners

  • Galeries Lafayette


This year 32 destinations are offering 95 sites of call for sea-bound cruises ranging from – Presentation available by contacting the Atout France press department: – we welcome all journalists to join us at booth #2207.


Atout France US is the France Tourism Development Agency, responsible for promoting France on the US market & developing France’s tourism economy. As the French government's sole operator regarding the promotion of all aspects of tourism in France, we provide services and events for tourism professionals (press, tour operators and travel agents as well as event planners) and information to the general public. We work in partnership with public and private organizations and companies involved in the tourism industry, i.e. over 1,100 members representing the whole spectrum of France's tourism sector, as well as with partners based in the US. Atout France is the official government agency whose mission is to develop travel and tourism to France.


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