Monte Carlo, Monaco

The principality of Monaco and city of Monte Carlo lie on the southern Mediterranean Sea coast of France, near the border with Italy, in Southern Europe. It is the second smallest independent state in the world. With no natural resources of its own, Monte Carlo is a haven for tourists and the wealthy jet-set.

Monte Carlo features a beautiful Riviera setting, yacht-filled harbor and elegant casino. Wander through the covered passageways of the old quarter, have a drink in the grand Hotel de Paris, or shop in chic boutiques favored by the princesses Caroline and Stephanie.

Things to See & Do

* Avenue Saint Martin
* Palais du Prince (Prince’s Palace)
* Grand Casino
* Jardin Exotique (Exotic Gardens)
* Salle Garnier (Opera House)

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – French
Land Area – 1.95 km²
Population – 33,000 approx. (Monaco)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 377


Port Location – The cruise terminal is located at Port Hercule in Monte Carlo.

Travel Links – The nearest airport is the Nice-Côte-d'Azur International , which is around 14 miles away from the city-centre in neighbouring France. It operates daily flights to most of the world's largest cities, such as London and Los Angeles. There are regular Rapide Cote D’Azur buses connecting Monte Carlo with both the terminals at Nice Cote D’Azur airport, and taxis are always available outside the terminal buildings.

The Monaco-Monte Carlo station has good service to most of neighbouring France and Italy. There are 2-4 services per hour to Nice, Cannes, Menton and Ventimiglia (Italy). Most international trains will stop, such as the 'Ligure' which links Marseille and Milan, the 'train bleu' which operates between Paris and Ventimiglia, and the famous high-speed TGV which runs between Nice and Paris.

There is no bus station in Monte Carlo. Instead, international buses stop at various points throughout the city. Regular buses, run by Rapide Cote D’Azur , connect Monte Carlo with Nice and other French destinations.

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Cruises from Monte Carlo, Monaco

Cruise Date Duration
Marina, Picturesque Rivieras from Monte Carlo to Barcelona 25/04/22 7 nts
Serenity, Continental Connoisseur ex Monte Carlo to Miami 29/04/22 14 nts
Seabourn Ovation, 17 Night Tyrrhenian Treasures & Italian Riviera ex Monte Carlo, Monaco Return 04/05/22 17 nts
Seabourn Ovation, 10 Night Tyrrhenian Treasures & Malta ex Monte Carlo, Monaco to Barcelona, Spain 04/05/22 10 nts
Splendor, Iberian Tales & British Isles ex Monte Carlo to Southampton 06/05/22 27 nts
Splendor, Voyage of Bacchus ex Monte Carlo to Southampton 06/05/22 15 nts
Ovation, Gems Of France & Spanish Isles ex Monte Carlo to Barcelona 21/05/22 7 nts
Ovation, Mediterranean Splendors ex Monte Carlo to Rome 21/05/22 14 nts
Riviera, Mediterranean Majesty from Monte Carlo to Rome (Civitavecchia) 05/06/22 10 nts
Symphony, Grand Journey: Mediterranean & Northern Europe ex Monte Carlo to Stockholm 16/06/22 45 nts
Crystal Symphony, 7 Nights Royal Riviera ex Monte Carlo, Monaco Return 16/06/22 7 nts
Symphony, Master Collection ex Monte Carlo to Barcelona 23/06/22 7 nts
Crystal Symphony, 14 Nights Grand Journey: Pearls of the Mediterranean ex Monte Carlo, Monaco to Lisbon, Portugal 23/06/22 14 nts
Europa 2, Most Beautiful Mediterranean Destinations ex Monte Carlo to Rome 26/07/22 8 nts
Sojourn, Western Mediterranean Gems II ex Monte Carlo to Barcelona 28/07/22 10 nts
Sojourn, Mediterranean Yacht Harbors ex Monte Carlo to Rome 28/07/22 17 nts
Voyager, Historic Sites & Crossroads ex Monte Carlo to Athens 21/10/22 10 nts
Riviera, Regal Shores Rhapsody from Monte Carlo to Venice 04/11/22 10 nts
Marina, Alluring Atlantic from Monte Carlo to Miami 19/11/22 15 nts
Seabourn Quest, 10 Night Treasures Of The Adriatic ex Monte Carlo, Monaco to Venice, Italy 07/05/23 10 nts
Seabourn Quest, 20 Night Treasures Of The Adriatic & Greece ex Monte Carlo, Monaco to Venice, Italy 07/05/23 20 nts
Seabourn Sojourn, 20 Night Tyrrhenian Treasures & Morocco ex Monte Carlo, Monaco to Barcelona, Spain 06/06/23 20 nts
Crystal Serenity, 7 Nights Mediterranean Chic ex Monte Carlo, Monaco to Barcelona, Spain 25/07/23 7 nts
Voyager, 12 Nights Path Of The Ancients ex Monte Carlo to Athens (Piraeus) 21/09/23 12 nts
Seabourn Sojourn, 30 Night Tyrrhenian Sea, Iberia & Atlantic Crossing ex Monte Carlo, Monaco to Miami, Florida USA 04/10/23 30 nts
Seabourn Sojourn, 10 Night Tyrrhenian Treasures & Malta ex Monte Carlo, Monaco to Barcelona, Spain 04/10/23 10 nts
Seabourn Sojourn, 17 Night Tyrrhenian Treasures & Iberia ex Monte Carlo, Monaco to Lisbon, Portugal 04/10/23 17 nts