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Passenger capacity: 748
Passenger Decks: 10
Total Cabins: 374
Draught: 8.4m
Gross Tonnage: 37300
Restaurants: 1
Bars: 1
Spa: Yes
Gym: Yes
Casino: Yes

Bleu de France is operated by CDF (Croisières de France), part of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.  The cruise line is dedicated to the French speaking market and offers “all inclusive” and French “art de vivre” cruise vacations.

Bleu de France”was built in 1981 and totally remodelled in 2008 for a maximum of 748 passengers, with the kind of stateromm decorations and amenities that French people like.

Where does the ship visit?
The ship operates Meditteranean cruises from Marseille during spring, summer and autumn.

What are the most popular destinations and attractions?
Mediterranean sea is very popular

What are fellow passengers typically like?
During holidays, families are predominant

What’s new for 2011 and 2012?
New Mediterranean itineraries
Life on board

What type of meals do you offer?
French cuisine at the restaurant at lunch and dinner, snacks and buffet during the day

Do you cater to vegetarians and special diets?
A vegetarian plate is proposed every day in the menu

What are the dress codes onboard?
Casual during the day and more elegant during the evening

How should I tip on board staff?
The tips are already included in the price of the cruise

What entertainment is on board the ship?
Live music, shows, games, fitness, quizz, aquagym etc.

What is inclusive of the price of booking, and what would I need pay extra for?
Everything is included in the price (even drinks). You will only pay extra the excursions, the spa & the casino

How can I stay in touch with friends and family?
There is an internet room with wifi

Is Internet access available from the ship?
Yes

Are hair-dryers provided in the cabins?
Yes

What electrical voltage is offered onboard?
220 volts

What is your smoking policy?
Non smoking exept in some parts of the boat (for example outside or in the cigar’s bar)

Do your cabins have soap, shampoo, and conditioner?
We have soap and shampoo

Do you offer room service?
Yes

Are ATM machines available onboard?
No

How can I celebrate special occasions (Birthday cakes etc)?
Birthday cakes are free of charge: you have to order them when you book your cruise

Families

Do you allow children and young families on board?
Yes

Can babies cots and cribs be provided in my cabin?
Yes

What facilities are available for entertainment of young children?
Free Children’ clubs have been created for children from 3 to 17 years old. Baby sitting is also available
Getting there

Which ports does the ship leave from?
Marseille

How early do I need to leave?
The embarkation is between 13h and 15h. The ship leaves at 17h

Is there parking available at the pier, and is there a charge?
yes there is a parking (around 13 €/day)

Safety & Insurance

What safety features do you have onboard?
Security men, cameras etc.

Is my baggage protected?
Yes if you have taken the insurance option

What is security like onboard?
Very secure (security men, cameras, restricted access etc.)
Medical care

What if I get sick on board?
There is a doctor on board

Is there licensed medical staff onboard?
Yes

What facilities are available for disabled and handicapped passengers?
Cabins for handicapped passengers available
Problems

Can I change my cabin?
Yes if there are other cabins available

Can my itinery change? If so, what happens?
In case of the weather for example, the itinery can change. Another similar port is then chosen
Tell us about CDF
CDF Croisières de France is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and is dedicated to the French speaking market. CDF offers “all inclusive” and French “art de vivre” cruise vacations.How long has it been running?The company was created in august 2007 and began its operations in May 2008
About the Bleu de France
What is, in your opinion, special about the ship?“Bleu de France” was built in 1981 and totally remodelled in 2008 for a maximum of 748 passengers, with the kind of stateromm decorations and amenities that French people like.
Where does the ship visit? The ship operates Meditteranean cruises from Marseille during spring, summer and autumn.What are the most popular destinations and attractions?Mediterranean sea is very popular
What are fellow passengers typically like?During holidays, families are predominant
What’s new for 2011 and 2012?New Mediterranean itineraries
Life on board
What type of meals do you offer?French cuisine at the restaurant at lunch and dinner, snacks and buffet during the day
Do you cater to vegetarians and special diets?A vegetarian plate is proposed every day in the menu
What are the dress codes onboard?Casual during the day and more elegant during the evening
How should I tip on board staff?The tips are already included in the price of the cruise
What entertainment is on board the ship?Live music, shows, games, fitness, quizz, aquagym etc.
What is inclusive of the price of booking, and what would I need pay extra for?Everything is included in the price (even drinks). You will only pay extra the excursions, the spa & the casino
How can I stay in touch with friends and family?There is an internet room with wifi
Is Internet access available from the ship?Yes
Are hair-dryers provided in the cabins?Yes
What electrical voltage is offered onboard?220 volts
What is your smoking policy?Non smoking exept in some parts of the boat (for example outside or in the cigar’s bar)
Do your cabins have soap, shampoo, and conditioner?We have soap and shampoo
Do you offer room service?Yes
Are ATM machines available onboard?No
How can I celebrate special occasions (Birthday cakes etc)?Birthday cakes are free of charge: you have to order them when you book your cruise
FamiliesDo you allow children and young families on board? Yes
Can babies cots and cribs be provided in my cabin?Yes
What facilities are available for entertainment of young children?Free Children’ clubs have been created for children from 3 to 17 years old. Baby sitting is also available
Getting there
Which ports does the ship leave from?Marseille
How early do I need to leave?The embarkation is between 13h and 15h. The ship leaves at 17h
Is there parking available at the pier, and is there a charge?yes there is a parking (around 13 €/day)
Safety & Insurance
What safety features do you have onboard?Security men, cameras etc.
Is my baggage protected?Yes if you have taken the insurance option
What is security like onboard?Very secure (security men, cameras, restricted access etc.)
Medical care
What if I get sick on board?There is a doctor on board
Is there licensed medical staff onboard?Yes
What facilities are available for disabled and handicapped passengers?Cabins for handicapped passengers available
Problems
Can I change my cabin?
Yes if there are other cabins available
Can my itinery change? If so, what happens?In case of the weather for example, the itinery can change. Another similar port is then chosen

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