Anthem of the seas : a day of celebration in Villefranche-sur-mer

Friday, 31 July 2015

The port and the city of Villefranche-sur-mer, were very pleased to welcome the new flagship Anthem-of-the-seas for the second time this season.

More than 100 stores identified by pennants " Welcome to Cruise Passengers " welcomed 5000 passengers and crew members of this ship of exception. Passengers got a privileged welcome, commercial discounts, discovery of the city on the theme of the local flavors, the cinema and the shopping. On that special day, the passengers and crew were invited to browse in Villefranche-sur-mer and discover all French Riviera sensations with music and local animations.

This a long time story between Royal Caribbean International and Villefranche-sur-mer since, for many years, most of the fleet RCI is calling in our French Riviera ports and with the new ship Anthem-of-the-seas with the latest novelties on board, but also with its size and capacity, the French Riviera Cruise Club is proud to respond once more to this new challenge.

To provide the best experience and memories to the guests and crew, the French Riviera Cruise Club main motivation is to keep deploying all the best welcome and services possible.

Le Ponant, three-masted sailing ship of Ponant company, celebrates 20 seasons of calls in the port of Nice

Friday, 31 July 2015

Le Ponant was one of the first cruise sailing ships tying up in the port of Nice.
A loyalty anchored in the passing seasons as, every summer from May to October, cruise guests embark on the sailing ship in the port of Nice for Mediterranean itineraries.

16 000 guests enjoyed the nearly 250 calls made in the port of Nice these 20 past years.
On July 6th, the city and the port of Nice have celebrated this anniversary on board, with the crew and the guests of the sailing ship.

On this occasion, festivities all day long with a cocktail offered on board for local authorities and partners where presents were exchanged. The passengers could also enjoy all day long music and local food degustation.

This long-term relationship seal the years of loyalty between the French cruise line Ponant company and the Port of Nice.

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 !
Return us the following completed questionnaire by mail : Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir. or contact us to have a filmed interview on board.
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.

Last winners:

2013: Club Med 2

2013 club med2

2012: Liberty of the Seas

2012 liberty

2011: Ventura

2011 ventura

2010: Celebrity Century

2010 celebrity

Open door on French Riviera destination for crew members of cruise ships

Wednesday, 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, 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 Caribbean

Tuesday, 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 !


Friday, 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 Caribbean

Tuesday, 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.


Thursday, 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.

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Wednesday, 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

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