Our section on navigating around Provence by sea or on its rivers and canals begins with the Marseille ferry and cruise ports, a survey of cruises departing from Marseille and the cruise ports in Toulon and La Seyne sur Mer. Stay tuned for guides to the Rhône river and the waterways of the Camargue.
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Toulon has two cruise ship ports: one in the heart of the city and one in the adjacent town of La Seyne sur Mer across the other side of the bay. This is a guide to both of them.
Marseille is a superb starting point for a cruise holiday. It’s easily reached by air, road or high-speed rail. It's a fast springboard to some of Provence's loveliest spots. And there are many terrific attractions in Marseille itself.