Hotels near Monte Carlo Cruise Port Terminal (Monaco)

Port of Monte Carlo Monaco Hotels near Cruise Ship Terminal

Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monaco’s central quarter, Monte Carlo, is a legendary nook of the glitterati, but
also a fabulous retreat for vacationers looking to take in some of the sights
and thrills of the privileged.

With palatial yachts larger and more sumptuous than most family homes, the seaport
is more of a maze than an anchorage point, and should you decide to partake of
the national beverage, the champagne, before you start your exploration of
the harbour, you could very easily find yourself lost in Port Hercule.

Monte Carlo Monaco

Stay for a couple of days

The principality has its fair share of alluring sights and tourist attractions, so however short your stay here may be as part of your cruise vacation, you’re bound to find something to pass the time. Take a guided tour of Monte Carlo on the hop-on/hop-off Azur Express train, and delve into 700 years’ worth of rich history with a 30-minute circuit of the principality.

You could also enjoy the splendid local sights, such as the Grand Prix circuit, the Casino Square, and Port Hercule using the circular bus routes. A stone’s throw away from Port Hercule lies the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, which is also accessible from the Place d’Armes, the Saint Martin Garden and Fort Antoine.

After you’ve feasted your eyes on the vibrant coral reefs and looked some of the world’s most astute predators in the eye at the Shark Lagoon, take a stroll through the Japanese Garden, a Zen-inspired replica of all that nature has to offer. Then set off for the Roman-Byzantine architectural jewel which is the Cathedral of Monaco and carry on to the Princely Palace, the Stamp and Coin Museum, the Prince’s Classic Car collection Exhibition, and finally, the Exotic Garden. One of the most famous hotels is the luxury 5 star Hôtel Hermitage, set in a Monaco palace right next to Monte Carlo casino.

There is a large choice of hotels and resorts available within easy reach of the harbour and cruise port facility.

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Novotel Monte-Carlo
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Budget friendly Monaco hotel not far from the train station.

Monte Carlo yacht harbor
Le Méridien Beach Plaza
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Very popular hotel with private beach overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Port Hercule Monte Carlo
Port Palace
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4-star boutique hotel in Monaco overlooking Port Hercule and the cruise terminal.

Monte Carlo Cruise Port in Monaco

Located at Port Hercules, within close distance of the old town and city centre

  • Cruise Ship Terminal – Hercules Port

    Vessels dock at the new passenger terminal at Port d’Hercule, less than a mile from the city centre and old town, home of the old Grimaldi Palace on ‘The Rock’. When it’s busy in port, tenders will be used from the ship to the pier.

    Several luxury cruiselines operate from the harbour such as Oceania Cruises, Silversea, Seabourn and Crystal Cruises.

    Monte Carlo cruise port
    Monte Carlo Port
  • Nestled between France and the Mediterranean

    Whichever way you choose to travel, you’ll find that the heliport, the magnificent local railway station, the cruise dockage, your personal luxury car, or even the airport in Nice, will serve as gateways to a little gem off the Mediterranean coast where natural splendour and man-made riches fuse in an unforgettable pairing.

    From the Monte Carlo, Monaco Cruise ship terminal in Port Hercules (Port d’Hercule), you can cross the harbour in 10 minutes or so by solar-powered boat bus.

    P. Hercule offers a public beach a few minutes north of the cruise docking terminal called Larvotto Beach, a family-friendly destination for those who don’t mind pebbles under their feet.

    Villefranche-sur-mer and Antibes in France, further west, are ideal choices for those who prefer the feeling of fine sand on a summer day, and don’t mind travelling by bus or car.

    Hotels either side of the harbour are ideally situated for those who’d like to avoid the hustle and bustle of the old town centre, especially during racing season.

    Other nearby French Riviera cruise destinations are Cannes and the port of Marseille in France. In both ports you can find plenty of cheap hotel deals as well.

  • Monte Carlo Nightlife

    When in Monte Carlo, do like the Monegasques and attend a gala event at the Salle des Etoiles, where some of the greatest stars of the moment come to perform for the locals.

    Don’t be amazed if you’re seated next to your favourite actor or singer. If you’re into ritzy lounge bars rather than typical English pubs, you’re probably better off spending the rest of the evening at the Sass Cafe piano bar instead of downing a pint at the Ship and Castle pub.

    Wherever you choose to build up the courage for a legendary night of clubbing, you’ll probably end up at Jimmy’z club, dancing alongside upcoming and established stars to the break of dawn.

    Reserve your second night for a thrilling incursion into the intoxicating world of gambling at the Monte Carlo Casino.

  • Nearest Airport

    Nice Côte-d’Azur International — Nice Airport is located about 40 km or 24 miles from the centre of the city and the cruise terminal. The airport is served by taxi’s and buses.

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  • Some Cruise Facts – Tourist Information

    Train Station

    Gare de Monaco-Monte-Carlo is the main and only railway station in Monaco. There are high speed services (TGV) to Paris (Gare de Lyon) – Avignon – Cannes – Nice – Ventimiglia. Some other international trains will take you to Milan and Genoa in Italy, Innsbruck and Vienna in Austria, Warsaw in Poland, Minsk Belarus and Moscow in Russia.


    French is the official language. Italian, English and Spanish is also widely spoken and understood. Monégasque, a dialect is also spoken.


    Monaco’s currency is the Euro (EUR).

    Monaco Tourist Office

    Address: 2a Boulevard des Moulins, 98000 Monaco

    Tel: (+377) 92 16 61 16 / Fax: (+377) 92 16 60 00

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