12.02.2018

Cruise to Toulon-Var Provence !

Cruise to Toulon-Var Provence ! - Κεντρική Εικόνα

Cruise tο Toulon-Var Provence !

Toulon nestles between mountain and sea in what is considered the most beautiful, widest and best sheltered bay in Europe, protecting the port from prevailing winds and offering accessibility in all weather conditions, making Toulon the most reliable alternative in the French Med.

The port is very secure thanks to the presence of the French Navy and offers excellent facilities able to accommodate the world's largest ships:

• TOULON DOWNTOWN Terminal – at the heart of the city centre allows the guests and crew to easily reach the promenade along the marina with its many restaurants and cafes, the main shopping-mall (Mayol with its 100 boutiques), the old medieval quarter and its picturesque Provencal street market (the biggest one in Provence), its fountains, shady squares, chic quarter from Baron Haussmann including the impressive Opera, its museums and monuments.

• LA SEYNE cruise terminal and its brand-new Terminal (opposite side of the bay, in front of Toulon downtown) with an exclusive shuttle boat service to reach Toulon city centre by a scenic crossing through the bay (10 minutes).

• LE PALAIS DU COMMERCE ET DE LA MER (PCM) downtown Toulon can be considered as a third terminal, this venue being dedicated to organise the reception of cruise guests when ships are at the anchor.

Its facilities combined with a high standard reception quality (CRUISE FRIENDLY hospitality label - Seatrade Insider Awards Marketing initiative of the year finalist 2017) and unique experience for cruise guests: multilingual reception staff providing tourist information and complimentary souvenirs, a Provencal mini-market inside the terminal, etc. Chill-Out Heaven in the Med, within minutes of stepping ashore, the guests can relax in beautiful natural scenery and enjoy the white sandy beaches of Toulon Bay for a hassle-free day of ‘me’ time away from the crowd.

At the same time, its strategic position as the ideal gateway to both Provence & French Riviera offers a wide range of shore excursions: in brand name places such as St-Tropez, Aix-en-Provence or in some off-thebeaten track places including other must-see excursions such as Sanary, Le Castellet, Bormes-les-Mimosas, etc. With 80% of the cruise guests welcomed in VAR PROVENCE, Toulon is the leading port of the network. (Seatrade Insider Award ‘Port of the Year’ finalist 2013!)

Must see tourist attractions
• Toulon: Old town Provencal daily market, museums, monuments, beaches, cable car, view from Mount Faron hill
• Picturesque fishing ports: Sanary sur Mer (20min) and Cassis (35min)
• Hilltop and historical villages: Le Castellet (25min)/ Bormes les mimosas (35min)
• Wine-tasting: Bandol (20min)/ La Cadiere d’Azur (15min)
• Marseille (50min)/ Aix-en-Provence (60min)/ Saint Tropez (70min)
 

 

Port Facts

Maximum ship dimensions for berth
Length: 340mtr (Le Mτle-La Seyne)
Width: no limit
Draught: 10mtr
 
Anchorage
Available: yes (in Toulon and 11 other ports of
the Var Provence network)
Ship tenders allowed: yes
Tugs available: yes
Tidal movement/range: 0.5mtr

 

 
Quays
Total number of quays: 4
Total length of quays: 1,025mtr
Quay depth: up to10mtr
Passenger terminals: 3 (2 Downtown
Toulon + 1 in La Seyne)
 
Distances/Transportation
City centre: passenger terminals located in
city centre
Airport: 25km (Toulon Hyeres), 90km
(Marseille), 140km (Nice)
Traffic
Total cruise passengers 2017: 239,000
Total cruise calls 2017: 107
Total cruise lines 2017: 19
Turnaround port? yes, but mainly a transit Port
 

 

Port Contact details

 

 
Main Contact
Delphine Beudin
Head of Cruise Development
P +33 494 228 818
F +33 494 228 081
M +33 616 040 143
 
 
 
Other Contact
Jerτme Giraud
CEO Ports of Toulon
 
 
 
 
Mailing Address
CCIV Port de Toulon
663 Av. de la 1ere Armιe Franηaise
83500 La Seyne sur Mer
France
 
 

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