The cruise port of Cannes

Cruise ship pier location in Cannes

The port of Cannes is too small for most cruise ships. Your ship will anchor in the bay and you will come ashore by tender boat. The tender boat station is located at Quai Laubeuf south of the city, where ferries dock. Sometimes the Quai near new Gare Maritime is used. From Quai Laubeuf, it is a short walk to the major landmarks and to the city center. You have public transportation nearby. Cannes is also the perfect starting point for a trip to Nice or Monaco.

Cruise to Cannes

During a cruise vacation to France, Cannes is sometimes on the program. This cosmopolitan city shows off along the Western Mediterranean and offers various excursion options in the city itself, but also abroad. Cruises to Cannes are quite popular. You can spend the day in Cannes or choose a tour to nearby cities like Nice or Monaco.

Cannes Cruise terminal

Cannes does not have a cruise terminal. Ships anchor in bay and tenders ferry passengers ashore. 

Cannes Cruise facts

Language in Cannes

The language in Cannes is French, but on touristic spots you can also use English.

Currency in Cannes

The currency in Cannes is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s along the city.

Opening times in Cannes

Opening times differ a lot around France, but generally are as follows:

  • Monday to Saturday from 9.00h - 12.00h and 14.00h - 19.00h
  • On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions.

Landmarks and highlights in Cannes

The most important highlights and landmarks during a cruise vacation in Cannes

  • historic center Le Suquet

    The historic center of Cannes is located in the upper part of the city. You can stroll around the narrow winding streets along stairs and squares

  • Musee de la Castre

    Musee de la Castre is a museum with ancient musical instruments and pictures. It´s located in a medieval castle

  • Notre Dame de l'Esperance

    Notre Dame de l'Esperance is a cathedral in Gothic style. It´s located in the historic center and was built during 16th and 17th century

  • Palais de Festivals et Congrès

    Palais de Festivals et Congrès is  the location of the famous and most prestigious film festival in the world - Film Festival of Cannes

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Getting around in Cannes

From the tender boat station at Quai Laubeuf, you have easy access to the city center. The famous Palais des Festivals is only 800 meters (0.49 miles) away. It's a nice walk along the old port with its beautiful yachts moored up. At the Palais de Festivals you will find the Tourist Office and a small tourist train that takes you along Cannes' hot spots. The old town Le Suquet is even closer to the tender boat station. It's only 500 meters (0.31 miles) away, although the road is a little more challenging and steep. Across the car park from Quai Laubeuf you will find nr. 8 bus stop. Take this open topped bus along the seafront (Croisette) and see the many famous luxury hotels like the Carlton and the Martinez.

If you plan to visit Nice or Monaco from Cannes, your best options are an organized tour, taxi or train. 

Shore excursions around Cannes

Cannes itself has many highlights to offer. A lot of cruise passengers opt to stay in the city for the day. If you want to visit other cities along the French Rivièra, nearby Nice and Monaco are good choices.

Weather in Cannes

Cannes has a typical Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and humid winters.The average annual temperature in summer is between 26°C and 30°C and in winter between 4°C and 8°C

Local shore excursions in and around Cannes

You can discover Cannes on your own or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.

Cannes Tourist information

Near the train station in Cannes is a Tourist Office. There is also an office in the center of the city.

At the Palais de Festivals in the center is a Tourist Office. At the train station you can also find one.

Cruises to Cannes

The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to and from Cannes:

AIDA, Azamara, Celebrity, Crystal, Cunard, Disney, Hapag Lloyd, MSC, NCL, Oceania, Princess, Royal Caribbean, RSSC, Seabourn, SeaDream, Silversea, Star Clippers, TUI