The cruise port of Monaco

Cruise ship pier location in Monaco

In Port Hercule, the port of Monte-Carlo, the world's most exclusive yachts can be seen. Large cruise ships dock in the eastern part at the pier, Quai Rainier III. They dock close to the cruise terminal at Esplanade des Pêcheurs. There is enoigh space for only one cruise ship per day, so it is possible  your ship anchores and you come ashore by tender boat. Port traffic influences where ships dock. Most landmarks are located within walking distance from the port. Excursions to, for example Nice or Cannes, are an option. The Tourist Board info desk can be found inside the cruise terminal building and on the port's parking lot.

Cruise to Monaco

During a cruise vacation to France, Monaco should not be missing in the program. This mini-state is beautifully situated along the Western Mediterranean. Besides the city itself there are several excursion options along the French Riviera. Many cruise line companies therefore offer cruises to Monaco.

Monaco Cruise facts

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

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

Opening times in Monaco
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 Monaco

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame-Immaculée

    Cathédrale Notre-Dame-Immaculée is a Cathedral of Monaco (in neo-Romanesque-Byzantine style). It dates back to 1874

  • Grand Prix Formule 1

    Grand Prix Formule 1 is one of the 19 races in Formula 1. It attracts many celebrities from all over the world

  • Monte-Carlo Casino

    Monte-Carlo Casino is one of the most famous and most exclusive casinos in the world

  • Musée Océanographique de Monaco

    Musée Océanographique de Monaco is an oceanographic museum. It's a part of the Oceanographic Institute

  • Palais Princier

    Palais Princier is a Prince's Palace of Monaco. It's located in Monaco Ville at 60 meters above sea level

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Getting around in Monaco

It’s easy and cheap to get around Monaco

Weather in Monaco

Monaco has a typical Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and humid winters.The average annual temperature in summer is between 27°C and 30°C and in winter - between 3°C and 6°C

Local shore excursions in and around Monaco

You can discover Monaco on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.

Monaco Tourist information

The headquarter of the Tourist Office in Monaco is not far away from the Casino and the train station. If you dock at Monte-Carlo, there is also a smaller office in the cruise terminal building.

In the cruise terminal is an information kiosk of the Tourist Board. If you arrive by bus or by train in Monte-Carlo, you can also go to the office in the upper part of the city.

Cruises to Monaco

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

Azamara, Celebrity, Crystal, Cunard, Fred Olsen, HAL, Hapag Lloyd, Marella, NCL, Oceania, Princess, RSSC, Saga, Seabourn, SeaDream, Silversea, Star Clippers, Thomson