Seatrade Cruise Global 2017

Seatrade Cruise Global 2017

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – This year Atout France presented the destinations and ports of France at the Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 in Fort Lauderdale on March 13-16 at booth #1317. France as a cruise hub offers a plethora of destinations ranging from the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, French Caribbean, Indian Ocean to local river cruising. Seatrade participants found a delectable mix of sun and French joie-de-vivre where a warm spirit and authenticity reign supreme. 


-          CroisiEurope

-          French Riviera Cruise Club

-          Corsica Ports

-          Marseille Provence Cruise Club

-          Sète Cruise Club

-          Var Provence Cruise Club

-          Ports of Toulon Bay

-          French Atlantic Ports

-          Cherbourg Cruise Club

-          Port of Bayonne

-          Nantes Saint-Nazaire Cruise Club

-          Le Havre Cruise Club

-          Port of Honfleur - Rouen

-          Cruise Bordeaux

-          CCI Saint-Malo Fougeres

-          Port of Brest

-          La Rochelle Atlantic Port 


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 84 French ports and sites of call. Preceded by Italy, Spain and Greece, it is in 4th position compared to its European competitors in number of passenger arrivals. In 2015, cruise destinations in metropolitan France and overseas received 3,706 cruise ships, generating 4.4 million passenger arrivals, a +6 % compared to 2014.

While the Mediterranean is the number one cruise destination in France (2.16 million passenger arrivals and 557, 000 passengers at the head of the line), the increase in passenger arrivals is due to the increase in frequencies in Guadeloupe and Martinique: their number of passengers stopover increased by 47% and 36% respectively between 2014 and 2015. With 32 maritime cruise destinations, offering 84 ports and stopovers, in 7 seas and oceans, France benefits from a unique competitive advantage.

About Atout France

Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency, is the sole national organization responsible for the development and promotion of tourism to France. As an association of public and private interests, Atout France is charged with supporting tourism to France and assisting its partners internationally through its network of offices in around 30 countries. Atout France is also responsible for assisting regions, counties, towns and cities in the development and modernization of their tourism assets, as well as for administering France’s new hotel rating system. 

Press Contacts

Marion Fourestier, Director of Communications

Mi Mi Chloe Park, Media Relations Manager

Jennifer Mclean, Media Relations Assistant

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