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What to eatBoullabaisse, sailor mussels, pieds et paquets (an offal-based local specialty…not for the faint-hearted!), tapenade with crostini, and seafood in general.
What to bring backThe locals’ fave drink, Pastis, jams or tapenades, handmade soaps, and boat-shaped cookies called les navettes de Marseille.
Fun FactSeafood is obviously very important in seaside Marseille—it even laces the city’s myths. One claims that a giant sardine once blocked the port of Marseille. The port was temporarily blocked during the 18th century, but by a ship named Sartine, not a giant sardine. The tale inspired a French expression (“c'est la sardine qui a bouché le port de Marseille”), used to refer to an exaggerated tale.
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
MARSEILLE ITINERARIES*Western Mediterranean: 3 to 7-night itineraries including stops like Barcelona, Genoa, Naples, Sicily and more.
CRUISE LINESThe following cruise line departs from Marseille: Costa Cruises. These cruise lines stop in Marseille: Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.
HOW TO BOOKCruise on over here for our latest sea-bound deals and more info on how to book a Marseille cruise.
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