Bordeaux (France)

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Local Time
2019-08-22 15:30

min: 58 °F (14 °C) / max: 87 °F (31 °C) 84°F
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Bordeaux is a Gironde River cruise port and a large city in France's Gironde department (Nouvelle-Aquitaine region). By population (town-proper around 250,000, urban ~760,000, metro around 1,2 million /with the suburbs and satellite towns) it is ranked country's 6th-largest (after Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille).

Port Bordeaux is located inland from France's Atlantic coast and along the Gironde Estuary (river's moth). The city and the entire region is best-known for its premium-quality wines. The new city was planned with large squares, wide streets and imposing buildings, while Vieille Ville (Old Town) features wooden buildings and narrow, crooked streets. Tourist attractions include several renown art museums, Porte de Bourgogne (18th-century gate), St Andre Cathedral (early-11th-century), Sainte Croix Church (12th-century Romanesque basilica), Hotel de Ville (City Hall).

Bordeaux (France) cruise port

Excursions outside the city include Arcachon, Medoc's vineyards, Saint Emilion. During the 12th century, King Louis VI's son married Eleanor, daughter to Duke William of Aquitaine. The dowry included France's southwestern portion. However, 15 years later, the marriage was dissolved, the dowry returned. Eleanor married the Duke of Normandy, who was crowned Henry II (1133-1189, King of England between 1154-89). The following 3 centuries were filled with conflicts between France and England. In the final battle of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453), Bordeaux was won back for France. During the French Revolution (1789-99), in Bordeaux was formed the group of the Girondins, which members in 1773 were accused of conspiracy against the revolution and all executed/guillotined.

In mid-2017, Port Bordeaux introduced a new cruise ship garbage collection system for all berthed vessels. The ship's garbage is now offloaded on a river barge and shipped upstream Garonne River to a waste processing plant. The new system replaced the previous garbage trucks, which resulted in less noise and pollution, as well as in easier and safer for the crew garbage handling, regardless of tide levels. The new system was implemented for both ocean and river cruises.

In late 2018 were completed the works on matching the powerlines height to city's bridges. Bordeaux' largest bridges (Pont d'Aquitaine, Pont Bacalan-Bastide) now have air draft/clearance 53 m (174 ft) allowing upriver navigation for larger ships. Downtown's berths have capacity to dock vessels with LOA length up to 262 m (860 ft).

In 2019, Port Bordeaux had scheduled 57 cruise ship calls with estimated ~45,000 passengers. ~90% of all visits are with overnights.

Bordeaux cruise terminal

Port Bordeaux is a state-owned company that manages and operates a total of 6 terminals - Ambes, Bassens, Bordeaux, Blaye, Le Verdon, Pauillac. Currently, nearly 80% of all ship calls are by smaller-sized luxury ships (including riverboats) docking in downtown Bordeaux. The other 20% are bigger (ocean-going) vessels docking in Le Verdon (at Gironde River's mouth). Their passengers are transferred via buses. Le Verdon-Bordeaux travel time is ~2 hours.

In 2019 was suggested a development project for building a new cruise terminal facility at Pauillac - located at just 10-min drive from some of world's best-known wine estates.

Bordeaux Port de la Lune

Largest cruise ships visiting Bordeaux dock at Le Verdon-sur-Mer (at about 30 min drive distance). Port de la Lune (quay in the city center) handles smaller (mainly luxury cruise ships and mega yachts) and also riverboats operating on Gironde cruise itineraries.

Bordeaux Port de la Lune cruise ship terminal

Bordeaux City Center Cruise Terminal

Ships with max LOA length 255 m (837 ft) are allowed to dock at the quay by Place de la Bourse (near the Place des Quinconces square) - approx 200 m (700 ft) from downtown.

Bordeaux City Center cruise ship terminal

This port terminal offers as facilities:

  • 2 berths - lengths 127 m (417 ft) and 125 m (410 ft), bollards are spaced out at 20 m.
  • max air draft 49 m (161 ft)
  • max draft 7,50 m (25 ft)
  • open gangway

Freshwater and greywater services can be provided at berth (upon request).

Bordeaux Bassens Port Cruise Terminal

Bordeaux cruise ship terminal at Bassens port has 1 berth (number 431) and can handle the largest vessels. The Bassens Cruise Terminal is located in the city's metropolitan area, at approx 30 min from downtown.

Bordeaux Bassens Port cruise ship terminal

Port's max air draft is 49 m (161 ft). The max draft (vessel draught) is 10 m (33 ft). Pier's bollards are evenly spaced out at ~20 m (66 ft).

There is a passenger gangway (mobile bridge) on shore. Freshwater and greywater service are available (on request). A coach park (at the port) provides bus shuttle services (upon request).

Port Bordeaux cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Bordeaux, France. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
1 August, 2019
Thursday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac11:0011:00
1 August, 2019
Thursday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
2 August, 2019
Friday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac09:0009:00
2 August, 2019
Friday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
2 August, 2019
Friday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
3 August, 2019
Saturday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Joie de Vivre
3 August, 2019
Saturday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
3 August, 2019
Saturday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
4 August, 2019
Sunday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Joie de Vivre
4 August, 2019
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
4 August, 2019
Sunday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
5 August, 2019
Monday
Crystal Cruises Cruises cruise lineCrystal Serenity12:0010:00
6 August, 2019
Tuesday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
6 August, 2019
Tuesday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
7 August, 2019
Wednesday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac12:00
7 August, 2019
Wednesday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
7 August, 2019
Wednesday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
8 August, 2019
Thursday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac09:0009:00
8 August, 2019
Thursday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
9 August, 2019
Friday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac09:0009:00
9 August, 2019
Friday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
9 August, 2019
Friday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
10 August, 2019
Saturday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
10 August, 2019
Saturday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
11 August, 2019
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
11 August, 2019
Sunday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
11 August, 2019
Sunday
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Cruises cruise linems Europa 218:0017:00
13 August, 2019
Tuesday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac11:0011:00
13 August, 2019
Tuesday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
13 August, 2019
Tuesday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
14 August, 2019
Wednesday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac09:0009:00
14 August, 2019
Wednesday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
15 August, 2019
Thursday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
16 August, 2019
Friday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
16 August, 2019
Friday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
16 August, 2019
Friday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
17 August, 2019
Saturday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
17 August, 2019
Saturday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
17 August, 2019
Saturday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Joie de Vivre
17 August, 2019
Saturday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
18 August, 2019
Sunday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Joie de Vivre
18 August, 2019
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
18 August, 2019
Sunday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
19 August, 2019
Monday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac12:00
20 August, 2019
Tuesday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac09:0009:00
20 August, 2019
Tuesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise linemv Aegean Odyssey01:0010:00
20 August, 2019
Tuesday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
21 August, 2019
Wednesday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac09:0009:00
21 August, 2019
Wednesday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
22 August, 2019
Thursday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
23 August, 2019
Friday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
23 August, 2019
Friday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
23 August, 2019
Friday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
24 August, 2019
Saturday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
24 August, 2019
Saturday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
24 August, 2019
Saturday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Riviera14:0002:00
25 August, 2019
Sunday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
25 August, 2019
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
25 August, 2019
Sunday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac11:0011:00
26 August, 2019
Monday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
26 August, 2019
Monday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac09:0009:00
27 August, 2019
Tuesday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
27 August, 2019
Tuesday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
28 August, 2019
Wednesday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
29 August, 2019
Thursday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
30 August, 2019
Friday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
30 August, 2019
Friday
Azamara Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzamara Journey09:0008:00
31 August, 2019
Saturday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Joie de Vivre
31 August, 2019
Saturday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
31 August, 2019
Saturday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
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