Shore operations

Discover our services ashore for prestigious cruise and yacht operators.

Ocean cruise ships

Over the past 25 years, we have developped close relationships with all  international ocean going cruise operators. Our mission: Create shore excursion programs adapted  to each cruise companies, plan and coordinate all ground services .

We handle cruise ship calls in French ports of La Rochelle-La Pallice, Le Verdon, Bordeaux, Bayonne, Saint Jean de Luz, Hendaye, and Spanish port of Pasaïa-Pasajes (San Sebastien).

River cruise ships

With the growth of river cruising in Europe and recently on Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde rivers, Bordeaux Excellence has been able to offer its  know-how to river cruise operators.

The experience we have acquired working with maritime cruise lines has allowed us to quickly understand the demands and expectations of river cruisse lines already operating in Bordeaux or that will be in future .

In our Bordeaux offices close to the river main pontoons, we create customized shore excursions departing from all main ports of call: Pauillac, Fort -Médoc, Royan, Blaye, Bourg sur Gironde, Libourne, Cadillac, and of course Bordeaux.


We also offer our services to the extremely demanding yacht clientele.

Our combined expertise for handling cruise ship calls and for designing FIT tailor-made programs, have made us a recognized partner for yacht operators.

Our clients

  • Aida
  • Amawaterways
  • Australian Pacific Touring
  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Club Med
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Explora Journeys
  • Fred Olsen Cruises Lines
  • Hapag Lloyd Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Hurtigruten Expeditions
  • Lindblad Expeditions
  • Noble Caledonia
  • Norvegian Cruise Line
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Phoenix Reisen Gmbh Bonn
  • Plantours Kreuzfahrten
  • Ponant
  • Princess Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Reiseburo Mittlethurgau
  • Saga
  • Scenic
  • Sea Cloud Cruises
  • Seabourn
  • SeaDream Yacht Club
  • Silversea
  • The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection
  • The World
  • Windstar
  • Zegrahm Expeditions

Excellence in Service Award presented to Bordeaux Excellence, in recognition of your outstanding dedication and commitment to exceptional and personalized service and for supporting The World's staff during its calls to Bordeaux.

We commend you for your professionalism and attention to detail in delivering customized experiences that exceed the expectations of the Residents & Guests of The World.

The World, The World, Residences at Sea, USA