France Cruises


Many of the world’s largest cruise ships can regularly be seen in France water, including vessels from AIDA Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, P&O Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea Cruises, and other cruise lines.

France, a nation with a profound marine tradition, boasts a captivating maritime history that dates back centuries. Its coastal regions have been essential to the country's economic growth and have shaped its cultural identity. With bustling fishing harbors, picturesque seaside villages, and majestic lighthouses adorning the rugged cliffs, the maritime heritage is deeply ingrained in the fabric of the nation.


France is a dream come true for cruise enthusiasts. Its diverse range of destinations offers something for every traveler. Whether you long to wander the medieval streets of Honfleur, soak up the sun on the golden sands of La Baule, or explore the fortified city of Saint-Malo, each port of call unveils a world of wonders. Indulge in the unparalleled gastronomy, sample exquisite wines, and immerse yourself in the art and culture that flourish throughout the country. The main cruise ports in France are Biarritz (Saint-Jean-de-Luz), Bordeaux, Brest, Cherbourg, Dunkirk, Honfleur, La Rochelle, Le Havre (Paris), Le Verdon (Bordeaux), Lorient, Montoir de Bretagne, Nantes, Rouen, Saint-Malo, St-Jean-de-Luz, and many more. Take a memorable cruise adventure to or from France.

Attractions and Activities

Immerse yourself in thrilling cruise excursions across the French coast. Discover the captivating landscapes of the Normandy region with its dramatic cliffs and historic D-Day landing sites. Explore the breathtaking islands of Brittany, such as Belle-Île-en-Mer and Île de Groix, where rugged beauty and tranquility await. Encounter remarkable wildlife in the Bay of Biscay, where dolphins and whales gracefully swim in their natural habitat. Hike along the iconic coastal trails of Brittany, offering panoramic vistas of rugged cliffs and pristine beaches. Delve into the charming villages of the Loire Valley, where cycling tours reveal picturesque scenery and centuries-old châteaux. Unleash your inner adventurer with thrilling water sports like surfing, kayaking, and sailing along the French Riviera.

Language and Currency

While French is the official language, English is widely spoken in most tourist areas. The currency in France is the Euro (€). Tipping is customary in restaurants, and leaving a 10% gratuity is considered a polite gesture. Haggling is not common practice in France, except in certain flea markets or antique shops where it may be acceptable to negotiate prices.

France Cruises Schedule 2024

France beckons cruise enthusiasts with its irresistible blend of maritime heritage, cultural splendor, and breathtaking landscapes. Whether you yearn for the elegance of Biarritz, the wine-soaked charm of Bordeaux, or the medieval allure of Saint-Malo, this enchanting country promises an unforgettable voyage. Prepare to be captivated by the coastal wonders, indulge in world-class cuisine and wines, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture that makes France an unrivaled destination for ocean cruisers. Embark on a cruise to France and embark on a journey that will leave an indelible mark on your heart and soul.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Iceland 15-day route

15-day Iceland cruise from Reykjavik

Seven Seas Mariner, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: June 20, 2024

Ports of Call: Reykjavik, Heimaey Island, Eskifjordur, Torshavn, Torshavn, Kirkwall, Isle of Lewis, Killybegs, Isle of Man, Dublin, Liverpool, Holyhead, Waterford, Isle of Portland, Saint-Malo, Southampton; View Itinerary

Date: July 4, 2024

Ports of Call: Amsterdam, Bruges, London Tilbury, Dublin, Belfast, Waterford, Dartmouth, Saint-Malo, Le Havre, Kristiansand, Oslo, Copenhagen, Travemunde, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Baltic 18-day route

18-day Baltic cruise from Southampton

Seven Seas Mariner, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: July 5, 2024

Ports of Call: Southampton, Honfleur, Antwerp, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Aarhus, Helsingborg, Warnemunde, Warnemunde, Gdansk, Klaipeda, Visby, Stockholm, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Copenhagen; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Iceland 18-day route

18-day Iceland cruise from Reykjavik

Seven Seas Splendor, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: July 25, 2024

Ports of Call: Reykjavik, Isafjordur, Akureyri, Torshavn, Lerwick, Maloy, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Oslo, Oslo, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Antwerp, Honfleur, St. Peter port, Southampton; View Itinerary