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Bordeaux, France

Situated along the lovely Garonne River, Bordeaux is a charming balance of old and new. About 5,000 acres of Bordeaux is its “old city,” a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site (with many landmarks and points of interest designed as UNESCO Sites contain within). The rest of Bordeaux has also been recently developed, and is now filled with parks, cafes, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, and more. Plus, getting around the city is easier than ever, thanks to a convenient tram system. Don’t forget to make a stop at a vineyard – after all, Bordeaux is well-known as being France’s "wine capital."

There is a great selection of cruise lines that currently offer cruises from Bordeaux. Among them are AmaWaterways, Azamara, CroisiEurope, Uniworld River Cruises, and Viking River Cruises. A great time to take a cruise from Bordeaux is between May and November, though you might plan to visit during September during the region’s renowned grape harvest.

AmaWaterways features 7-night Taste of Bordeaux itineraries, with a total of 5 days in Bordeaux. CroisiEurope offers a selection of 4- to 7-night roundtrip cruises from Bordeaux onboard MS Cyrano de Bergerac. All-inclusive cruise line Uniworld River Cruises does a series of 7-night roundtrip cruises from Bordeaux onboard one of their newer vessels, S.S. Bon Voyage. There is also a 7-night option to sail from Bordeaux with Viking River Cruises onboard Viking Forseti. Azamara offers cruises from Bordeaux on their mid-sized ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest.

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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Bordeaux, France

The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Bordeaux, France. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Bordeaux, France:

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River Cruise Lines

Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.

River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.

Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.

Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

AmaWaterways
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 24 (28 - 196 Guests)
  • Intimate Environment, Inclusive Value
  • Wine + Beer Included w/ Lunch & Dinn
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Azamara
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 3 (690 Guests)
  • Select Spirits, Beer & Wines Include
  • Gratuities Included
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Celebrity Cruises
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (16 - 3,260 Guests)
  • Inclusive Packages Available
  • Award-Winning Cruise Line
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CroisiEurope
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 46 (16 - 226 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Pricing
  • Authentic French Cuisine
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Hurtigruten Expeditions
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (90 - 970 Guests)
  • Unique Expedition-Style Voyages
  • Wide Range of Excursions
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Norwegian Cruise Line
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 19 (1,936 - 4,266 Guests)
  • Freestyle Cruising
  • Award-Winning Entertainment
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Oceania Cruises
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (684 - 1,250 Guests)
  • Gourmet Cuisine
  • Country Club Casual
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Ponant
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (67 - 264 Guests)
  • Luxurious Private Yachts!
  • Sails to Exotic Destinations!
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 5 (490 - 750 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive, Ultra-Luxury
  • Enrichment Programs
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Royal Caribbean
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 27 (1,992 - 5,610 Guests)
  • State-of-the-art Ships
  • Fantastic Entertainment
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Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
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  • Luxury / River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 15 (68 - 228 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
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Seabourn Cruise Line
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (264 - 600 Guests)
  • Open Bars Throughout the Ship
  • All Dining Venues are Complimentary
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SeaDream Yacht Club
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 3 (112 Guests)
  • World-Class Yachts
  • Feature-Filled Staterooms
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Silversea Cruises
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  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 14 (100 - 728 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
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Uniworld River Cruises
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (56 - 159 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Product
  • Every Stateroom Has River View
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Viking River Cruises
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 66 (52 - 386 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions & Wi-Fi Included
  • Wine & Beer Included at Lunch &
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Windstar Cruises
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (148 - 312 Guests)
  • Small Ship Sizes Lead to Exotic Ports
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Things to do near Bordeaux, France

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Bordeaux, along with a brief description:

♦ La Cite du Vin

If you are a big fan of wine, you simply cannot miss your chance to visit La Cite du Vin. The outside of this museum is innovatively designed, making it a sight in itself. Inside this incredible wonder, you can discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about wine through a hands-on, sensory approach. Some of the things you can learn while visiting here are the history of wine, wine geography and geology, and even the role wine plays in art. At the very top of the museum, you can take in panoramic views while enjoying a glass or two yourself!

♦ Place de la Bourse

Located in Bordeaux’s “old town,” Place de la Bourse is one of the most famous plazas in town. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you may easily feel as though you’ve stepped back into the 18th century when you visit this section of Bordeaux. Some of the most iconic parts of Place de la Bourse is its Royal Square (which features a beautiful water fountain) and Le Miroir d’Eau, a large reflecting pool.

♦ Jardin Public

If you love to spend time outdoors, and you’re spending time in Bordeaux before or after your cruise, consider visiting Jardin Public. Located in the heart of Bordeaux, Jardin Public is essentially a garden-like setting, where you can enjoy 18th-century architecture mixed with trees, a pond, flowers, plants, and more. There is even a Natural History Museum, playground, and restaurant located here! Keep your eyes peeled for local swans and ducks, who have inhabited this garden amongst its many visitors.

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