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Marseille Holidays

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Drinking pastis in the old town like a local, soaking up the atmosphere.

Hopping on an open-top tour bus, for a lazy way to see the sights.

The lively fish market in the old port, where you can buy the catch of the day.

Kick up your heels on an exuberant holiday to Marseille, a buzzing destination on your Mediterranean cruise. Join the cool set in the bohemian Cours Julian district and visit the regenerated waterfront, where you’ll find the avant-garde MuCEM museum and Villa Mediterranee cultural centre.

The heart of Marseille is the atmospheric Vieux Port, where you can explore the fish market, yacht marinas and lively shops and bars. Walk the narrow streets of the old Le Panier district, being tempted by its cafes and quaint shops, and discover the city’s impressive sights, including Cathedrale La Major, Fort Saint John, Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde, Regards de Provence museum and Zaha Hadid’s CMA CGM Tower.

During your holiday in Marseille, don’t forget to sample the local pastis, bouillabaisse and navettes, an orange-blossom-flavoured biscuit. For picture-perfect scenery, tour the lovely lavender fields, hills and villages of sunny Provence.

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When can we take you to Marseille?

Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this port. The calendar shows you when one or more ships are departing on a cruise itinerary to Marseille. New itineraries will be added, so it’s worth checking back.

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The best of Marseille - things to see and do

Discover stunning churches, eye-popping museums and fabulous shops and restaurants in lively Marseille. With Arles, Cassis, Aix-en-Provence and the Calanques National Park close by too, you’ll love all there is to do in Marseille.

Make the most of Provence

  • 120 ratings

Travel from Marseille to Arles, where Van Gogh painted his famous works, or to beautiful Aix-en-Provence or lovely Cassis. Admire the lavender fields and scenery of Provence along the way.

Visit an island prison

  • 230 ratings

Take a boat trip to the Chateau D’If, once an island prison, where Alexandre Dumas located his fictional work, The Count of Monte Cristo. The views are well worth it.

Kayak the Cote Bleue

  • 230 ratings

For an adrenalin rush, kayak along the Cote Bleue, admiring the rich marine life, quaint fishing villages, lovely coves and jaw-dropping views in this protected area.

Tour the famous calanques

  • 230 ratings

Hike, dive or take a boat trip around the famous calanques, a stunning coastal area of limestone cliffs and turquoise waters between Marseille and Cassis, which is a world heritage site.


What ships can I choose for my Marseille cruise?

    Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this location. so it’s worth checking back.


    Make the most of your holiday to Marseille with our amazing shore excursions

    With expert local guides, easy 24-hour cancellations, plus guaranteed first off ship and return-to-ship if your tour is delayed, our tailor-made shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way. Enjoy an extended tour to picturesque Cassis, exploring the town with a guide and in your own free time. Snap stunning views of lovely Provencal scenery and discover the highlights of Marseille or Aix-en-Provence. To enjoy the best Marseille cruise and its beautiful surroundings, see our most popular shore excursions below.

    Scenic Marseille

    Discover the oldest city in France on a scenic drive that includes magnificent architecture, shopping in the Vieux Port and enjoying breathtaking coastal views. A visit to lovely Longchamp Palace is part of the tour.

    Aix-en-Provence

    Drive through picturesque Provencal countryside to Aix, the former capital of Provence. Stroll along the tree-lined Cours Mirabeau, gazing at elegant mansions and cascading fountains on your way to the Old Town. Enjoy free time to shop and explore.

    Cassis (extended time)

    Explore the charming seaside village of Cassis on a six-hour tour. Take your camera on this panoramic drive and see Cassis nestling at the foot of Cap Canaille, one of the highest cliffs in Europe. Take the tourist train to the Vieux Port, enjoy a guided stroll then spend a few hours exploring at your leisure.

    Why book a shore excursion with us?

    Guaranteed first off ship

    Book a tour and you'll enjoy priority departure in port.

    Guaranteed Return To ship

    If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you!

    Safety First

    All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

    Official blog - spotlight on your Marseille cruise

    Stay up-to-date with the latest posts from the Official Royal Caribbean Blog dedicated to bringing you travel tips, news and information on over 260 destinations.

    Eating Out with Kids in Marseille

    From fresh fruit at the nearby market, to chocolate covered crêpes, Marseille is full of delicious food for kids. Here are Royal Caribbean’s top picks.

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    Go beyond Marseille

    Have you considered these popular ports outside of Marseille?

    • 250 ratings

    Stroll in the footsteps of the stars in glamorous Cannes on the sun-kissed Cote D’Azur. With its luxury yachts, upmarket shops, exclusive restaurants and grand hotels, it’s the place to be.

    Explore Cannes
    • 250 ratings

    The Louvre, the Champs Elysees, the Eiffel Tower – with so much to do in Paris, you’ll have a ball. Dine in famous bistros or shop in chic boutiques for the ultimate thrill.

    Explore Paris
    • 250 ratings

    Get snapping on your holiday in picture-perfect Nice, with its palm-lined promenades, opulent Russian Cathedral and colourful old town. Revel in Riviera glam in its chic restaurants and shops.

    Explore Nice

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