Ecological Cruise Charter 2020: Bordeaux and Bordeaux Port committed to a sustainable future

Ecological Cruise Charter 2020: Bordeaux and Bordeaux Port committed to a sustainable future

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The City of Bordeaux- in conjunction with the local urban, port and pilotage authorities and with the support of the federation of local cruise companies, Cruise Bordeaux- are committed to the conservation of the Gironde Estuary and its ecosystem, as well as that of the section of the Garonne that runs through the city centre.

Signed this Monday, on 9th December 2019, this charter for good environmental practice cements the desire on the signatories’ part to establish guidelines for the cruise industry’s future development.

Every year, Bordeaux’s left bank attracts between 40 and 50 cruise ships of between 80 and 950 passengers that stay for 1 or 2 nights. Sustainable cruises have played a significant role in the recent economic boom in both the city and the region as a whole. In order to ensure that Bordeaux remains such an attractive destination, the charter’s signatories come together as partners in this development with the aim of ensuring that each operator voluntarily and ethically works towards the following measures:

> Commitment n°1: Reduce polluting emissions in the air

> Commitment n°2: Eliminate polluting waste in the Estuary

> Commitment n°3: Establish a generalised environmental process

> Commitment n°4: To optimise access to the quays of Bordeaux city centre and the modalities for taking the Chaban-Delmas Bridge.

> Commitment n°5: Limit noise impact when docked

> Commitment n°6: Work in conjunction with local pilotage (Le Pilotage de la Gironde) and optimise sailing procedures

Forecasts of port calls in November 2019

Forecasts of port calls in November 2019

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In November, the activity of the port de la Lune will be very peaceful. Only one stop is planned, it will be the cruise ship the “Braemar” of the Norwegian company Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

From 30/11 (4.30am) to 01/12 (09.30am) – BRAEMAR – Bordeaux

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Forecasts of port calls in October 2019

Forecasts of port calls in October 2019

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From 01/10 (10.45 am) to 2/10 (9 pm) – CLIO – Bordeaux
From 06/10 (2.15 am) to 07/10 (2.00 pm) – NAUTICA – Bordeaux
From 07/10 (3.30 am) to 08/10 (3.30 pm) – EUROPA 2 – Bordeaux
From 09/10 (6.15 am) to 10/10 (4.15 pm) – AMERA – Bordeaux
From 10/10 (7.00 am) to 11/10 (5.00 pm) – SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY – Bordeaux
From 24/10 (5.45 pm) to 25/10 (5.45 pm) – BRAEMAR – Bordeaux

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Forecasts of port calls in September

Forecasts of port calls in September

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From 01/09 (9.45am) to 02/09 (9pm) – CORINTHIA – Bordeaux
From 02/09 (11.15am) to 03/09 (9.30am) – ASTOR – Bordeaux
From 06/09 (2.30am) to 06/09 (9.30pm) – BERLIN – Bordeaux
From 10/09 (7pm) to 11/09 (6pm) – TBN– Bordeaux
From 11/09 (7.30am) to 12/09 (6.00pm) – BOUDICCA – Bordeaux
From 13/09 (8.30am) to 14/09 (7.30pm) – SILVER SPIRIT – Bordeaux
From 13/09 (8.45am) to 14/09 (7.45pm) – BLACK WATCH – Bordeaux
From 16/09 (10am) to 17/09 (09h30) – BRAEMAR – Bordeaux
From 21/09 (1pm) to 23/09 (12am) – SILVER WHISPER – Bordeaux
From 23/09 (2.45am) to 24/09 (4pm) – MARINA – Bordeaux
From 24/09 (3am) to 25/09 (2.30am) – SAGA SAPPHIRE – Bassens
From 25/09 (7am) to 25/09 (4pm) – SAGA SAPPHIRE – Le Verdon
From 26/09 (8am) to 26/09 (7pm) – WORLD EXPLORER – Port Médoc
From 26/09 (6.45am) to 27/09 (6.15pm) – SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER – Bordeaux
From 26/09 (7am) to 26/09 (6pm) – CROWN PRINCESS – Le Verdon
From 29/09 (9.45am) to 30/09 (8.30am) – ARTANIA – Le Verdon

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The ‘Port of the Moon’ opens a new jetty

The ‘Port of the Moon’ opens a new jetty

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Inauguration of ‘Ponton Ariane’ on Quai des Chartrons in the presence of Nicolas Florian, the Mayor of Bordeaux, Patrick Bobet, president of Bordeaux Métropole and Stéphan Delaux, president of the local river development, management and operations authority.

5 metres wide with 45 metres of docking space, the ‘Ponton Ariane’ was designed to welcome tall ships, superyachts, river cruise ships and military ships with a maximum height of 110 m and a maximum load of 3500 tons.

The jetty is equipped with access to drinking water and sanitation. From 2020, it will have access to electricity as part of the project to install electricity on the jetties along Quai des Chartrons.

Photo credits: Loïc Graniczny