Located in northwestern France, Lorient is a small town off the southern coast of Brittany. This a fantastic cruise port for anyone who's looking for a seamless blend of world history, local culture, and natural beauty. Lorient is brimming with military museums, history museums, and beaches. Being a French commune, you will discover tons of opportunity to enjoy authentic French cuisine! You will also find some great Italian restaurants and pizzerias in this town as well. A great time to visit Lorient is between May and October, if you want to experience its most pleasant weather.
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The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Lorient. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:
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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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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.
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.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Lorient, along with a brief description:
♦ Sailing Museum (Cite de la Voile Eric Tabarly)
Sailing has long been a favorite pastime in Lorient so it’s no surprise that there is a whole museum dedicated to it. The Sailing Museum features a bunch of interactive exhibits, including tours of wartime submarines. Throughout the exhibits, you can learn about sailing, sailboat design, boating safety, and even have the chance to steer a sailboat through a simulator. During the summer, you can arrange to partake in sailing excursions.
♦ Musee de la Compagnie des Indes
History enthusiasts should absolutely pay a visit to Musee de la Compagnie des Indes! This museum is dedicated to the history of maritime trade. Housed in a seaside citadel, you can check out a number of fascinating exhibits, including model ships, maps, artwork, and more. Plus, you can discover the history of the fortress where this museum is located. With so many excellent displays and galleries, you can easily spend 2 to 4 hours exploring! Audio tours are available, which can enhance your experience even further.
Being located right on the coast, it only makes sense that there are some beautiful beaches awaiting you in Lorient! One of the most popular beaches in Plage du Loch, which is perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Another great beach is Anse du Stole, sized perfectly for families. If you are looking for a pristine white-sand beach where you can partake in a number of watersports, Plage de Kerguelen is the beach for you. There’s also Lorient Plage, where many go for a refreshing swim.
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