FRCC Green Award 2015 - Environmental initiative of the Year!Wednesday, 03 June 2015
In urban areas, it is particularly important to adopt a “green approach” to protect our sites of natural beauty, the treasures of our heritage, and to respect the local population.
Ports of Nice-Villefranche Santé and Cannes have adopted the ISO 14001 environmental management standard for all their activities.
The French Riviera Cruise Club is acutely aware of the importance of protecting the environment, particularly the marine environment.
For the fifth year, the French Riviera Cruise Club will present the FRCC Green Award to the most environmentally friendly ship calling on the French Riviera in 2015.
We must act together and we must act now :
Find out if your ship is environmentally friendly by presenting us a technical innovation or an initiative developed by your company or on your ship in order to respect environment !
Participation closes on 31st December 2015 and the award will be presented in 2016.
The jury will be composed by members of the FRCC comity.
The winner will gain a price deduction on 2016 call.
2013: Club Med 2
2012: Liberty of the Seas
2010: Celebrity Century
Open door on French Riviera destination for crew members of cruise shipsWednesday, 27 May 2015
One of the latest services from the FRCC (French Riviera cruise club) is the tourist information guide specially designed for crew members. The crew represents at least 20% of the ship’s capacity, and 80% of them leave the ship to explore the city by themselves which has a considerable economic impact.
When the cruise ships is calling in our French Riviera ports of Cannes, Nice and Villefranche-sur-mer, crew members can take advantage of this personalized guide to locate places that cater for their specific needs within walking distance of the port.
This new service adds to the range of tourist information created by the French Riviera cruise club for the cruise passengers in order for them to discover all the different flavors
of our destination. This includes the FRCC web site www.frcc.fr, smartphone application, tourist information sheets with all the potential of sightseeing from each port.
While it is obviously important to provide the best welcome to cruise passengers we must also look after the satisfaction of the crew, who are some of the cruise destination’s best ambassadors.
To see Welcome crew members to Cannes, click here!
To see Welcome crew members to Nice, click here!
To see Welcome crew members to Villefranche-sur-Mer, click here!
French Riviera Cruise Club assists Haiti children via Royal CaribbeanTuesday, 14 Octobre 2014
2014 new edition FRCC support in Villefranche sur mer for the Royal Caribbean cruise line operation to help the children of Haiti
For the 3nd year CCI Nice Côte d' Azur, through the French Riviera Cruise Club and in partnership with the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, took part in the "Volunteering , Environmental & Humanitarian Program" hosted by the company’s ships.
The Liberty of the Seas’ humanitarian project is to collect donations for the children of Haiti.
A sensational welcome day in Cannes!Friday, 20 June 2014
On Tuesday 17th of June more than 4000 cruise passengers of both ships in the bay of Cannes MSC Sinfonia and Serenade of the Seas were greeted with “sensation” in Cannes.
Indeed, as for 5 consecutive years , the French Riviera Cruise Club and its partners (the CCI Nice Côte d’Azur, the city of Cannes, the different merchant associations Meynadier - Forville, Galeries Lafayette of Cannes, the Palais of Festival) organized a "Sensational welcome day specially dedicated.
To make all these cruise passengers, from different nationalities, feel welcome and be encourage to visit the city a great menu of various animations have been proposed as music, French cancan dancers, free workshop of scents from Fragonard, free portraits workshop by a local artist Sylvie T, an open desk of the famous Galeries Lafayette department store, various food tastings offered by the local merchants that displayed the beautiful colors of that day. And many more for these cruise passengers to leave Cannes with some memories !
FRENCH RIVIERA CRUISE CLUB GREEN AWARD TROPHYFriday, 20 June 2014
On June 24th will take place, on the Port of Nice, the “Green award trophy “ handing over to the cruise ship Club Med 2 and its Captain, in a music ambiance with socca and wine degustation.
French Riviera Cruise Club green award is the reward for any cruise ship having an environmental approach according to the following criteria such as the waste processing, the noise, smoke…
The winner is selected after study of the questionnaire attached filled up by all ships in call in our 5 ports, Cannes, Golfe Juan, Antibes, Nice and Villefranche sur mer.
Always with a sustainable approach, French Riviera cruise club proposes to all cruise passengers some “Green tours” from each of our ports to discover our French Riviera destination in a “green way”.
French Riviera Cruise Club assists Haiti children via Royal CaribbeanTuesday, 22 Octobre 2013
The French Riviera Cruise Club continued its humanitarian aid to Haiti for a second year via a project with Royal Caribbean International that is shipping donated items for children.
Games and toys were collected by the club to be loaded on board Liberty of the Seas, a regular caller at Villefranche-sur-Mer, on Tuesday for shipment to Haiti.
Last year the French Riviera Cruise Club donated books and school materials collected in Villefranche with the help of the municipal council and the Centre de Découverte du Monde Marin. The items were delivered to Haiti just before Christmas.
During this operation, Royal Caribbean took the opportunity to raise awareness among the elementary school children of the importance of respecting the countryside and protecting the environment.
The donation enabled the completion of a library. Extra books were sent to other public schools, and medical aid was provided to the Red Cross.
This year, the school director and some of the teachers requested toys and games for the children, prompting the current donation.
CRUISE SHIPPING ASIA PACIFICThursday, 10 Octobre 2013
The French Riviera cruise Club attended with a MEDCRUISE delegation the Cruise Shipping Asia Pacific 2013 event in Singapore and had the opportunity to talk to professionals in the sector, travel agents and cruise lines, on prospects and strategies to increase the potential from Asia.
GOOD NEWS FROM THE NICE MASSENA GALERIES LAFAYETTEWednesday, 02 Octobre 2013
We are pleased to inform you that Nice Massena Galeries Lafayette will now be open on Sundays.
Monday to Saturday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am – 8.00pm
PORT OF CANNES EN FETE!Thursday, 11 July 2013
The port of Cannes, organized a popular and free party evening to allow all in Cannes to celebrate the arrival of summer. This was the opportunity to establish an annual meeting between Cannes and the old port, a true link between the traditional and the modern Cannes. A new show video mapping combining sound, images and light was projected onto the old Suquet district and visible from the entire site into gigantic theater visual illusions. The Port has been transformed into an amazing ship open revealing light on this occasion in a city transformed and delivering a lot for the imagination of the audience. This great party welcomed over 15 000 people from all range of age, from Cannes but also tourists, in a great sound of 80s music with by example the group Imagination…
All videos of the port of Cannes en fête: click here
SMART APPLICATIONS Cruise Passenger GuideThursday, 11 July 2013
To offer even more qualitative and innovative services, the French Riviera Cruise Club has launched a smartphone application and recently the I PAD application to offer cruise passengers pedestrian tours. The smartphone app can be downloaded on before leaving the country of origin or at arrival in a dedicated wifi zone.
100% off line, with no roaming charges.
The objective is to provide new walking tours, tourist information geo localized improving visibility and identification of places to visit, valuing shopping and event partner offers.