Sete (France Riviera)

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Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
2019-08-20 01:30

min: 67 °F (19 °C) / max: 78 °F (26 °C) 73°F
Wind: 31°/ 2.7 m/s  Gust: 4.6 m/sWind: 31°/ 2.7 m/s  Gust: 4.6 m/sLight breeze
2.7 m/s
Min / Max Temperature78 °F / 26 °C
67 °F / 20 °C

Sete is a Western Mediterranean/French Riviera cruise port and town in France's Herault department (Occitanie region, southwestern France), named until 1928 "Cette". The town has total area approx 24 km2 (9 ml2) and population around 43,000. By sea, Sete is approx 140 km (85 ml) from Marseille and approx 285 km (180 ml) from Barcelona (Spain).

Port Sete (France) cruise port

Mediterranean's biggest fishing port and harbor town, the original Sete Island is today linked to mainland France by natural silting. Best-known tourist attractions include Vieux Port (reserved for commercial fishing boats), shaded squares, cobbled streets, many bridges, quays and canals, 11 km (7 ml) of sandy beach coastline.

Sete is also the gateway to Arles, Carcassonne, Les Baux and Montpellier (Herault department's capital city) located to the north. In the 12th-century, Montpellier had Europe's first medical school, which in 1289 became a university. Montpellier was capital of lower Languedoc under Louis XIV (aka Louis le Grand, 1638-1715, King of France between 1643-1715) and rapidly expanded. The ancient city of Nimes is another popular travel destination from Sete featuring well-preserved Roman monuments.

In 2018, the cruise port handled 74 ship calls and around 120,000 passengers, As shore excursions from Sete are offered full-day tours to several historical sites (5 UNESCO-listed). Among the most often visiting large cruise companies are Royal Caribbean, AIDA, Pullmantur, Celebrity, Marella, Viking Ocean, Seabourn, Silversea, Ponant.

As cruise port, Sete is also included (as homeport) in the regular schedule of the luxury hotel barge Anne Marie. The boat is owned and operated by one of Europe's largest river cruise companies - CroisiEurope. Next table shows the ports sequence of barge's 6-day itinerary between Sete and Arles, with prices from ~USD 2000 per person (double occupancy cabin rates).

Date / TimePort
10 Apr 18:00 / 11 Apr / 12 Apr 07:00 (overnight)Departing from Sete
12 Apr 12:00 / 13 Apr 07:00 (overnight)Palavas-les-Flots
13 Apr 12:00 / 14 Apr 08:00 (overnight)Aigues-Mortes
14 Apr 12:00 / 15 Apr 07:00 (overnight)Gallician
15 Apr 13:00 / 16 Apr 09:00 (overnight)Arriving in Arles

Sete cruise terminal

Port Sete has water depth 11 m (36 ft) and docking capacity 2 cruise ship berths (for smaller-sized vessels). The two piers are Quay d'Alger (LOA length 200 m / 656 ft) and Quay du Maroc (LOA length 125 m / 410 ft).

There are plans for building a new passenger terminal, with scheduled inauguration in 2022. The new facility will serve both cruise piers.

Port Sete 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 Sete, France Riviera. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

1 August, 2019
European Waterways Cruises cruise lineAnne Marie barge09:0009:00
4 August, 2019
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineSapphire Princess07:0017:00
10 August, 2019
Saga Cruises Cruises cruise lineSpirit of Discovery08:0017:00
11 August, 2019
Pullmantur Cruises cruise linePullmantur Sovereign08:0018:00
14 August, 2019
Seabourn Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Encore08:0018:00
15 August, 2019
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Pearl11:0019:00
16 August, 2019
European Waterways Cruises cruise lineAnne Marie barge18:00
17 August, 2019
European Waterways Cruises cruise lineAnne Marie barge
18 August, 2019
European Waterways Cruises cruise lineAnne Marie barge07:0007:00
18 August, 2019
Pullmantur Cruises cruise linePullmantur Sovereign08:0018:00
25 August, 2019
Pullmantur Cruises cruise linePullmantur Sovereign08:0018:00
27 August, 2019
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Star

The Sete cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Sete, France Riviera.

If you lose the Sete location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.

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