Marseilles is expecting 160,000 more passengers to embark, disembark or transit at its port in 2009.
‘This year, the French port expects over 700,000 passengers, including 500,000 transit passengers. In 2008, Marseilles had 140,000 passengers embark and disembark, while there were 400,000 transit passengers. Marseilles has reported a steady increase in cruise traffic since 2000. Cruise liners frequently calling at the port include Costa and MSC.