Why join Cruise Var Provence?

Our professional team, service of the Var Chamber of Commerce, will help you schedule and prepare your calls in the Var and ensure your cruise ships, passengers and crew get the best quality services and welcome.

Cruise Var Provence Missions

Promote close networking between public stakeholders and the private cruise industry sector locally encouraging initiatives for the continuous improvement and development of cruise infrastructures and services in the Var.



How to achieve this goal ?

  1. Increase the general awareness about the economic impact of the cruise sector on our territory
  2. Maintain and raise the acceptability level locally by mobilising our entire ecosystem in favor of the development of the cruise activity


What and Where is the Var?

Var Provence is France's greenbelt rated 2nd most foresty after the Landes.

At the heart of the Région Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur, its tip is located at the southernmost point of France's Mediterranean coast. With 432 kilometers of coastline, the Var is your dart target with 5 Boutique Cruise Ports to choose from to include in your itineraries.

It provides exactly the experience that most cruise guests are expecting nowadays : a friendly welcome and sincere interactions when in contact with the local population and shopkeepers, authenticity of pristine landscapes and beautiful nature, a wide variety of local products to taste and savor with a true feeling of belonging to a territory, paramount heritage monuments to visit…

The Var : Enjoy VARiety !
The Var has an amazing offer of ports and sites for your guests to discover:

Touristic Assets

  • Endless sightseeing possibilities, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur's richest cultural and natural heritage, plus emblematic towns and sites (Saint-Tropez, Hyères and the Golden Islands, Verdon Grand Canyon, Saint Maximin Basilica, the Thoronet Abbaye, fantastic Golf courses, Wine Estates, hinterland hilltop villages, amazing gardens…
  • A vast choice of excursions designed to cater all demographics and passenger profiles : couples, families, friends…

Port Assets

  • Port of Toulon Bay (Toulon & La Seyne-sur-Mer) :
    Sheltered from prevailing winds with 4 berths and infrastructures able to accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships, up to 330 m.
    Toulon: A city-center port – the only one of its kind in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region – immediately adjacent to the shops and restaurants and our famous Provence market, one of the biggest in Région Sud (stretches for nearly one kilometer on Cours Lafayette).

  •  4 boutique tender ports : Saint-Raphaël, Fréjus, Saint-Tropez and Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer

The Var Provence’s port network is welcoming units of all sizes and brands.

Geographical Assets

  • An exceptional geographical location at the heart of Provence and the French Riviera, and midway between Italy and Spain. Perfect to answer your itinerary requirements.


Var Provence cruise statistics 2023

196 calls  - 257 984 passengers 

Remember :

The Var Provence ports provide a smart alternative for cruise companies seeking to offer their customers :

✔ an original cruise program

✔ astonishing excursion sites

✔ unforgettable experience ashore

Many cruise lines book more than one of our ports in the same itinerary, a proof that the guest satisfaction level is high.

Can’t wait to see you soon !


Julie Bensadoun & Anne-Marie Blum, Cruise Var Provence - CCI du Var

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