Sete is a Western Mediterranean cruise port and town in Occitanie region (southwestern France), named until 1928 "Cette". The town covers a total area of approx 24 km2 (9 ml2) and has population around 43,000. By sea, Sete is located approx 140 km (85 ml) from Marseille and approx 285 km (180 ml) from Barcelona (Spain).
Mediterranean's biggest fishing port and bustling harbour town, the original Sete Island is today linked to mainland France by natural silting. The genuine mood of colourful Vieux Port, reserved for fishing boats, and the mellow facades, shaded squares, pedestrian streets, and many bridges, quays and canals of the town offer delightful strolling. Sete has attracted a large number of artists. 7 miles of sandy beach stretch from Plage de la Corniche.
Sete is also gateway to Arles, Carcassonne, Les Baux and Montpellier to the north. Montpellier is a historic city that was the 12th century site of the first medical school in Europe, established after years of trading medicinal plants. In 1289 the school became a university. Montpellier was capital of lower Languedoc under the reign of Louis XIV, and the city rapidly expanded. The ancient city of Nimes is also worth a visit. An important Roman town it was favored by Augustus, who embellished it with beautiful buildings, Nimes has 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.
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.
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