Bordeaux (France)

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Bordeaux cruise port

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France Rivers

Local Time
2024-05-27 07:34

min: 51 °F (10 °C) / max: 67 °F (20 °C) 56°F
13.1°C
Wind: 299°/ 1.3 m/s  Gust: 2.8 m/sWind: 299°/ 1.3 m/s  Gust: 2.8 m/sVery Light
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Min / Max Temperature67 °F / 20 °C
51 °F / 11 °C
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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 May, 2024
Wednesday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
1 May, 2024
Wednesday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
1 May, 2024
Wednesday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac18:0007:00
2 May, 2024
Thursday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
2 May, 2024
Thursday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac18:0009:00
4 May, 2024
Saturday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
4 May, 2024
Saturday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
4 May, 2024
Saturday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac18:0006:00
5 May, 2024
Sunday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
5 May, 2024
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
5 May, 2024
Sunday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
6 May, 2024
Monday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Sirena08:0016:00
6 May, 2024
Monday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Dawn19:0019:00
7 May, 2024
Tuesday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
8 May, 2024
Wednesday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
8 May, 2024
Wednesday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac12:0009:00
10 May, 2024
Friday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
11 May, 2024
Saturday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
11 May, 2024
Saturday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
12 May, 2024
Sunday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
12 May, 2024
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
12 May, 2024
Sunday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
14 May, 2024
Tuesday
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineFred Olsen Balmoral
15 May, 2024
Wednesday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac18:0006:00
17 May, 2024
Friday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
18 May, 2024
Saturday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
18 May, 2024
Saturday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
19 May, 2024
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Forseti
19 May, 2024
Sunday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
19 May, 2024
Sunday
Windstar Cruises Cruises cruise lineStar Pride05:00
19 May, 2024
Sunday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
20 May, 2024
Monday
Windstar Cruises Cruises cruise lineStar Pride
20 May, 2024
Monday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Explorer
21 May, 2024
Tuesday
Windstar Cruises Cruises cruise lineStar Pride18:00
23 May, 2024
Thursday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
25 May, 2024
Saturday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
25 May, 2024
Saturday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
25 May, 2024
Saturday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac18:0018:00
26 May, 2024
Sunday
Uniworld Cruises cruise lineSS Bon Voyage
26 May, 2024
Sunday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Splendor10:0018:00
28 May, 2024
Tuesday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
28 May, 2024
Tuesday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
28 May, 2024
Tuesday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac18:0007:00
29 May, 2024
Wednesday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Diamond
29 May, 2024
Wednesday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
29 May, 2024
Wednesday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac18:0009:00
30 May, 2024
Thursday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDolce
31 May, 2024
Friday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems Cyrano de Bergerac18:0018:00

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 renowned 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).

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 the 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 (berth bookings) with estimated ~45,000 passengers. ~90% of all visits are with overnights. At season's end were reported 54 handled ships with ~40,000 tourists, or 21% increase over 2018.

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 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.

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.

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).

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