Cruise services

Seatrade Cruise Global 2017

Bordeaux Excellence will participate on coming March 13-16, 2017 at the Seatrade Cruise Global, the Cruise Industry's Premier Global Event held in Fort Lauderdale.

It is the only event bringing together every facet of the business including cruise lines, port destinations and travel agents from around the world.

Find us on French Pavilion, on French Atlantic ports booth. Our cruise specialist and General Manager, Christophe TISSINIER (cell +33 (0)7 86 52 20 69) will attend this event for the 17th year. He will be happy to share our shore excursion expertise in ports of Bordeaux, St Jean-de-Luz-Bayonne, La Rochelle, as well as Brittany and Normandy ports.

Besides being partner with numerous cruise companies trusting our services, Bordeaux Excellence is also proud to be a Virtuoso preferred on-site member.

See you next year - AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways - 2016

The 2016 inaugural season of AmaWaterways river cruises on the Bordeaux vineyards region ended last week after a great season!

We would like to thank AmaWaterways & its team for this rich partnership! Thank you to the many guests who visited our ports and to all our partners (chateaux, guides, drivers, etc) for this great teamwork!

We are now getting ready for the 2017 adventure.  Starting March 29th- to welcome you onboard the Amadolce and of course on shore !

The passengers of The World at the San Fermin celebration!

The World at the San Fermin celebration!

Our lucky guests on board The World in Hendaye were able to experience the famous San Fermin celebration.

And also with the best view possible from a private VIP apartment! How lucky they were!

Therefore a very unique & unforgettable experience!!!

A river cruise in Bordeaux: a stay on the Cyrano de Bergerac

This week, clients of Bordeaux Excellence from Switzerland have had the chance to discover the Bordeaux region during their cruise on one of the two river boats of the CroisiEurope River Cruise Line. It was an exceptional occasion to enjoy the landscapes of the region from the deck of the boat or even from the balcony!

The MS Cyrano de Bergerac took them to exceptional sites along the Garonne, the Dordogne and the Gironde: Bordeaux, Pauillac, Bourg, Libourne or Cadillac. The passengers from Switzerland have discovered the historical heart of Bordeaux, visited the Médoc region and especially Château Lynch-Bages – Grand Cru Classé Pauillac –. They have also explored Cognac and its castle where the king François 1er was born and that nowadays hosts the ageing cellars of Otard cognacs. Going back-up the Dordogne, the passengers allowed themselves to be taken towards Saint-Emilion where Bordeaux Excellence had organized for them an exclusive tasting at Château de Ferrand – Grand Cru classé de Saint-Emilion. A bit further, the historical châteaux of the Dordogne region and Château de Monbazillac had opened them their doors! Their stay ended with a relaxing day on the Arcachon Bay including an excursion around l’île aux Oiseaux and a gourmet stop in one of the traditional oyster farming village of the Cap Ferret.
A perfect experience in order to discover the region and its charms.

MS Silver Explorer - a gourmet stopover in Bordeaux

On the 12th and 13th of May, the MS Silver Explorer dropped anchor in the historical center of Bordeaux. The program included a gourmet discovery of the city and the Bordeaux vineyards.

In order to highlight the partnership between the SilverSea Cruises Company and the Relais & Châteaux network, Bordeaux Excellence has organized for the 110 American passengers the discovery of the best local tables – from Cordeillan-Bages in Pauillac to the Saint-James in Bordeaux-Bouliac to which La Grande Vigne – Sources de Caudalie in Martillac that now has 2 Michelin stars has joined itself! Bon appetit!