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Bordeaux, a cruise port of call with wind in its sails

Bordeaux, a cruise port of call with wind in its sails

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Since the start of April 2018, there have been 44 calls at the cruise-liner terminals of Atlantic Port of Bordeaux.

Having grown over many years, Bordeaux has become an unmissable port of call, with 58 calls in total confirmed for 2019. This is a record, while the number of calls has more than doubled in under ten years.

 

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An easier access for larger ships into Bordeaux city center

An easier access for larger ships into Bordeaux city center

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The port and the city of Bordeaux have taken advantage of planned works on the power line during this summer, to finance additional operations to heighten the power line and bring it into alignment with the Pont d’Aquitaine bridge. Larger ships will be allowed into Bordeaux city center from season 2019 and onwards.

Ships up to 262 meters long, with a beam of 32 meters, a 50 meters air draft and 7.5 meters draft will be able to sail into the city center with no restrictions.
Ships up to 8 meters draft and 53 meters air draft (and above 262 meters long) will also be allowed to access Bordeaux city center after getting the pilots and harbor master’s approval, according to the tidal conditions expected at the date of the planned call.

Larger ships can still call in Le Verdon terminal, where no size or draft restrictions apply.

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Royan, next destination of river cruise passengers

Royan, next destination of river cruise passengers

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Royan to welcome river cruise boats one year from now.

While, until now, the “crosswise sea limits” have meant that river cruises have not been able to drop anchor in the port of Royan, the laws of the blue economy are finally lifting this administrative barrier.

As such, the city is getting ready to welcome visitors from cruise boats, hopefully from summer 2019. The redevelopment of the quays and the organisation of necessary procedures is underway.

 

Photo : ©Frc. Photographies for Royan Atlantique

Forecasts of port calls in September & October

Forecasts of port calls in September & October

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SEPTEMBER
From 01/09 (12:30pm) to 03/09 – AZAMARA PURSUIT – Bordeaux
From 09/09 (8:45am) to 10/09 (19h00) – ASTOR – Bordeaux
From 13/09 (11:30am) au 14/09 – AZAMARA JOURNEY – Bordeaux
From 18/09 (2:45am) to 19/09 (2:45pm) – SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER – Bordeaux
From 18/09 (3:15am) to 18/09 (4pm – OCEAN MAJESTY – Bordeaux
From 18/09 (8am) to 18/09 (5pm) – MSC MAGNIFICA – Le Verdon
From 23/09 (7:30am) to 24/09 (6:45pm) – CLIO – Bordeaux
From 23/09 (8am) to 24/09 (8am) – PRINSENDAM – Bordeaux
From 27/09 (9:45am) to 28/09 (9:15pm) – STAR BREEZE – Bordeaux
From 27/09 (10:15am) to 28/09 (9pm) – EUROPA 2 – Bordeaux
From 30/09 (12pm) to 01/10 (10:30am) – NAUTICA – Bordeaux
From 01/10 (3:30pm) to 01/10 (7pm) – NAUTICA – Le Verdon

OCTOBER
From 03/10 (2:3am) to 04/10 (2:45pm) – MARINA – Bordeaux
From 07/10 (8:15pm) to 11/10 (8:30pm) – THE WORLD – Bordeaux

Forecasts of summer port calls

Forecasts of summer port calls

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JUNE

From 05/06 (1pm) to 06/06 (11:45am) – NAUTICA – Bordeaux
From 06/06 (5pm) to 06/06 (8pm) – NAUTICA – Le Verdon
From 10/06 (5:45am) to 11/06 (between 4:30pm and 6:30pm) – STAR PRIDE – Bordeaux
From 12/06 to 18/06 – TALL SHIP REGATA – Bordeaux
From 14/06 (8:30am) to 15/06 (9:45pm) – EUROPA – Bassens
From 15/06 (8:30am) to 16/06 (10pm) – SILVER WIND – Bassens
From 17/06 (10:45am) to 18/06 (10pm) – AEGEAN ODYSSEY – Bassens
From 19/06 (8am) to 19/06 (5pm) – MSC MAGNIFICA – Le Verdon

JULY

From 02/07 (11:30am) to 03/07 (11am) – BRAEMAR – Bordeaux
From 14/07 (8:30am) to 15/07 (8:30pm) – SAGA SAPPHIRE – Bassens
From 24/07 (8am) to 24/07 (5pm) – MSC MAGNIFICA – Le Verdon
From 31/07 (11:15pm) to 02/08 (9:15pm) – CRYSTAL SERENITY – Bordeaux

AUGUST
From 03/08 (1pm) to 04/08 (11pm) – SAGA PEARL II – Bordeaux
From 25/08 (8am) to 25/08 (8pm) – SEVEN SEAS NAVIGATOR – Le Verdon
From 26/08 (9pm) to 27/08 (8pm) – AEGEAN ODYSSEY – Bordeaux
From 26/08 (9:30pm) to 27/08 (8:30pm) – BRAEMAR – Bordeaux
From 28/08 (8am) to 28/08 (5pm) – MSC MAGNIFICA- Le Verdon

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