France Docks in Miami

Atout France–France Tourism Development Agency, along with five major partners, will attend Cruise Shipping Miami, the cruise industry’s premier global event, which will take place from March 11 -14, 2013.


Cruise passenger visits to the ports of France have nearly doubled over the last several years from 1,034,000 in 2005 to 2,010,000 in 2010, and according to the European Cruise Council, France has become Europe’s fourth cruise destination.

At the French section, at booth 859, major French cruise destinations will be featured, including eight ports of Corsica.

They will also host a press conference on Wednesday, March 13th at 12:30 p.m. to present their assets as a major cruise destination, and in, honor of the Tour de France’s 100th anniversary race starting in Corsica for the first time ever this year, they will be giving away a Trek Bike Madone 6.2.

Other partners include the French Atlantic ports, an association of 10 ports from Northern Normandy’s Le Havre, Rouen and Cherbourg to the Southern ports of Bordeaux and Bayonne.

Two weekend stays for two will be given away to experience the port cities in Brittany and Normandy.

The French Riviera ports of Cannes, Antibes, Golfe-juan and Villefranche/Mer will also be present in addition to Marseille, plus cities in the Var-Provence area including Bandol and St. Tropez.

The 2,154 sq foot France booth will give visitors the opportunity to not only meet the representatives of these ports of call, but also meet with tourist office professionals and other industry suppliers.

Visitors will also learn about developments first-hand, such as a new cruise terminal in Cannes, and Marseille’s major new expansions in the cruise industry and the 2013 European Capital of Culture.

Article published on March 7, 2013.

Last modified on 07/03/2013

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