Cruises Hercules port

Since March 2003, Hercules Port has been developing new commercial activity with the docking of cruise ships. Previously such ships had little choice but to lie at anchor off Monaco, which limited the movements of cruise passengers, or alongside Quai des Etats-Unis for craft of less than 100 metres. The commissioning of the new semi-floating sea wall enabled the development of this business. 352 metres in length and sheltering the boats perfectly from the turbulence of the sea, the sea wall makes it possible to host cruise ships of up to 300 metres.

The economic boom generated by the sea wall is having an increasing effect on Monegasque trade. Over time the cruising business has breathed new life into tourism in the principality, to the benefit of the local economy.

Following the interruption due to the health crisis of COVID-19 in 2020, the Monegasque Government now approved with guidelines for environmental protection to welcome back the Cruise Ships in the Principality,
The objective was to reduce the air pollution of the cruise ships in the Principality taking into consideration the positive economical impact of this activity.
As of the 2022 season, it has been decided from beginning of April to Mid-November to limit the acceptance of vessels up to 250 meters and with a capacity up to 1250 passengers
An identical measure had already been implemented during the works of "Anse du Portier" for navigation security reasons.

These welcome criteria are extended to the Harbor and, in both cases, only luxury and premium category vessels will continue to be welcomed in the Principality.

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