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Marseille - Cruise (Nov 2015)
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The Palais Longchamp houses the city's musée des beaux-arts and natural history museum

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Monument to the Heroes of the Army of the Orient and distant lands

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Frioul Islands and Chateâu d'If

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Chateâu d'If, Marseille's answer to Alcatraz and Dumas' père's (fictional) hero,
the Count of Monte Cristo

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Marseille’s Notre-Dame de la Garde or La Bonne Mère watches over sailors,
fishermen and the entire city

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Marseille’s Notre-Dame de la Garde or La Bonne Mère

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Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde. The 27 ft statue of the Madonna and Child
on the bell tower is made of copper gilded with gold leaf

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The church has sumptuous mosaics and columns and marble pilasters alternating red and white

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The basilica occupies Marseille's highest point providing this
view of the Frioul Island archipelago and Chateâu d'If

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The basilica occupies Marseille's highest point providing 360-degree panoramas of the city

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The basilica occupies Marseille's highest point providing 360-degree panoramas of the city

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The basilica occupies Marseille's highest point providing 360-degree panoramas of the city

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Cathédrale La Major

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Marseille Vieux Port, or Old Port, is the hub of the city

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Marseille Vieux Port (Old Port)

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Principality of Monaco
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Monaco town square

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The fairy-tale wedding of Prince Rainer and Grace Kelly took place in this cathedral. Princes Grace is now laid to rest here

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The Palace

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Monaco Harbor is visible from the courtyard of the Palace

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Changing of the guard

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These townhomes overlook the marina

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The Monaco countryside

District of Monte Carlo
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Monte Carlo Casino

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Monte Carlo harbor

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My casino winnings are in the bag!

Villefranche-sur-Mer (1994)
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Villefranche-sur-Mer A picturesque town in the heart of the French Riviera

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Villefranche is a tender port. We will disembark at sea

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The Royal Caribbean Song of Norway's launches will take us to and from the pier

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A navy ship is anchored nearby

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It's a U.S. ship with a helicopter

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Launch arriving at the pier

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The Fort in Villefranche

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Formerly the Fortress' Moat

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A Fortress tower

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Downtown in Villefranche

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To the The Royal Caribbean Song of Norway's Viking Crown Lounge for cocktails after a day in port

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