Fan's cruise ship stay: Rugby quarter-final 1 & 3 - Marseille - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Having the amazing opportunity to go to the rugby event of the year and enjoying included acess to two quarter final rugby matches in Marseille.
  • This unforgettable experience for rugby fans on board the Norwegian Epic 5* Cruise Ship - more than just a supporters tour!
  • The electric atmosphere of the Stade Velodrome in Marseille as the crowd lights up the stadium with their energy!

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Rugby Cruise Ship - October 2023 (Docked in Marseille)

We offer you the very first 100% rugby cruise, with access to a rugby fixtures in Marseille, live broadcasts on giant screens, a museum dedicated to rugby, exclusive entertainment and activities, international rugby speakers and many more surprises.


An exclusive experience aboard the Norwegian Epic 4* awaits you, a top-of-the-range ship from the Norwegian Cruise Line company. As a signatory of the 'Charter Cruise' and a cruise with the 'Trash Sea Free Alliance' label, you're embarking on a unique and sustainable voyage.


Your itinerary

Head off on this incredible Rugby adventure and make the most of the once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the games come to life before your very own eyes! This package runs from the 13th to the 16th of October 2023 in Marseille, France!


Your itinerary:


Day 1: Arrival on the cruise ship at the Port of Marseille, France


Day 2: Day on the Cruise / Match Day - Quarter Final 1 at the Stade Velodrome, Marseille (Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D)


Day 3: Day on the Cruise / Match Day - Quarter Final 3 at the Stade Velodrome, Marseille (Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C)


Day 4: Disembark the cruise ship at the Port of Marseille, France for your journey home


Please note: This cruise will be docked at the Port of Marseille for the duration of your stay.

Practical information

Important information:

You can change participants' names up to 30 days before your arrival.

A change fee of €16 per name, applicable only to rugby mathes and cruises - not applicable to airline tickets.

Cancellation is possible up to 30 days before arrival/name change modification is allowed up to 30 days before arrival.


Check-in time: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm - we advise customers to arrive 2 hours before check-in time to gain access to the boat.

Check-out time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am



- Tickets will be electronic and can be sent by e-mail once passengers have checked in. Sending is handled automatically by the supplier Infinity Sports Travel.

- Customers must enter the names of people who have booked a maximum of 30 days before departure (no changes possible if the flight is taken).



- We recommend taking a flight to Marseille that arrives no later than 2:00 pm in order to make check-in which closes at 5:00 pm.

- We recommend taking a flight out of Marseille that departs from Marseille after 12:00 pm as check-out is from 09:00 am to 10:00 am.


Norwegian Epic 5* Cruise Ship (docked at Marseille)

Discover the history of the Mediterranean on board the Norwegian Epic! This ship will not fail to amaze you. Voted Best Entertaining Cruise Ship by Frommer's, Norwegian Epic maintains high standards with its sensational "Burn the Floor" show. In addition to incredible entertainment, Norwegian Epic offers a new generation of staterooms, from studios designed for solo travellers to luxurious private Haven lounges. Add to this a vast selection of restaurants, and you'll understand why this cruise is a unique experience.

Your cabin

This offer is based on a stay in an Upgraded Cabin with balcony.


Upgraded Cabin with balcony

Spacious and with as its name suggests, a lovely balcony, your cabin will allow you to recharge your batteries in the calm and privacy of a cosy and comfortable space. These cabins are tastefully decorated and equipped with all the facilities you may need for a relaxing stay.

Maximum room capacity

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3 Adults
Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Child

Your dining choices

This offer is based on a full board stay (breakfast, lunch and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks). Please note, not all food and beverage outlets may be applicable to your full board basis and may be available at selected times only.

This experience is much more than a rugby fan's tour and much more than just a cruise ship! Take advantage of the range of dining facilities on board including two main restaurants, an all-you-can-eat buffet, several casual cafés, as well as grills and takeaways. From bakeries to savoury desserts to gourmet chef-prepared dishes made with fresh ingredients, your meal can be as elegant or relaxed as you like.
Broaden your culinary horizons by visiting speciality restaurants (subject to availability and not included in the package). Succumb to the delights of succulent meats served at Moderno Churrascaria, feast on the refined flavours of French cuisine at Le Bistro, or dive into the authenticity of fresh Mexican cuisine at Los Lobos. 
Last but not least, there are plenty of bars and cafés to choose from: Starbucks, a sake bar, a whisky bar, a cigar cellar and even a comedy club. The list goes on and on, and there are plenty of choices if you want to spend some quality time with friends and family.

Facilities on board

Aside from the variety of rugby events and activities, the Norwegian Epic offers a fantastic range of leisure facilities for basking in the Mediterranean sun, featuring a swimming pool and a water park. A bowling alley and a variety of shows are available on board, including a comedy club, piano show and live concerts! But above all, the must-see show Burn The Floor, a dance show unique in the world between Viennese waltzes and rumba.


Treat yourself to a well-deserved break at the spa and take full advantage of the range of available services, including Chinese acupuncture and sumptuous body treatments. You'll also find sports coaches ready to offer advice and a personalised programme, as well as dietary consultations and beauty services.

Your Optional Excursions

Urban Hike to the Sea

Your Optional Excursions

Discover the heart of Marseille in a truly unique way - on an urban city hike!


On this dynamic yet do-able hike, you'll be accompanied by a passionate guide who will reveal the treasures of the city:

  • The city’s geography, heritage, funny anecdotes and outstanding historical facts.
  • Take you back in time thanks to old and recent documents and maps.
  • Help you find its quiet places, discover its hidden 'nuggets' and walk the small alleys, only known the residents of Marseille.
  • Climb the city's numerous steps to enjoy beautiful views and learn more about the neighbourhoods of Marseille, by observing them from above.
  • Visit places that are tricky to access, or even find, if you don't know the city.
  • Some of these spots are even impossible to reach by car or bus, making this urban hike your best bet, for a unique discovery of the real Marseille! 


Useful information :

  • Number of open spots available: 6 people in the morning, 6 people in the afternoon
  • Departures at 9:30am and 1:30pm 
  • Meeting point and return location: 51, quai des Belges, 13001 Marseille (on the corner between La Canebière and the Old Port, in front of the Burger King restaurant).
  • Take your usual pair of sports shoes, a good bottle of water and something to protect from the sun.
  • For his part, your guide will take care of everything else so that you have a great time together!
  • Your guide will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point. He or she will be dressed as a hiker with a backpack, and easy to spot!

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Your Journey to Marseille


You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Baggage, meals and other services on board certain flights may be subject to a charge. You will find out whether your airfare includes baggage when you choose your airline and timetable. If your fare does not include baggage, please go to the airline's website before your departure with your travel file reference to find out the exact fare and purchase your extra baggage.

If you choose a low-cost airline, you will be able to add your baggage during the booking process.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving baggage, so you will have to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

Your Destinations


Want to discover Marseille and its rich history? Between lively and historic districts, cultural events and breathtaking landscapes, Marseille will not fail to delight its visitors. Discover its unique charm as you wander around the winding streets and alleys.


From Marseille's oldest district, the Panier, passing through the Old Port to the Corniche, your trip to the south of France will not leave you disappointed. For a refreshing break, head towards the creeks! Small coves such as Anse des Phocéens or Port Pin are particularly pleasant. Finally, for family walks and swimming, head to Prado with its landscaped beaches, green spaces and excellent leisure facilities.

In more detail

Please find practical information about your trip:

Length of the boat: 329
Width of the boat 52
Maximum number of passengers: 4100
This ship is accessible to those with reduced mobility.
Pets are not permitted.

1724 membres d'équipage

The price includes:

  • Upgraded Cabin with balcony
  • Full board included (excluding drinks)
  • Access to Quarter Final 1 match, Saturday 14th October in Marseille
  • Access to Quarter Final 3 match, Sunday 15th October in Marseille
  • Have you got any questions regarding your seating? - Contact Infinity Sports Travel: +44 020 37 25 88 07 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm)
  • Included return stadium transfers on match day
  • Included welcome gift upon arrival on the cruise
  • Access to all services on board the cruise including entertainment, activities and rugby events
  • Access to the 'Twickenham Rugby Museum' on board the cruise 
  • Included taxes
  • Included early check-in from 10:00 am with access to the cruise ship activities and the dining facilities (cabins available from 1:00 pm instead of 3:00 pm)


The price does not include:

  • All-inclusive dining package
  • All-inclusive drinks package
  • Full Board drinks package
  • Superior category match ticket
  • Other matches
  • Excursions, tips and personal expenses
  • Everything not mentioned in the "price includes" section

Boat facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Lift
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Press and magazines
  • Medical service
  • Laundry service

Leisure facilities

  • Jacuzzi
  • Shop
  • Casino
  • Fitness centre
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Evening/daytime entertainment
  • Spa
  • Sports court

Cabin facilities

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Shower
  • TV

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy and configuration are not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.


Travel with peace of mind


To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.


Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

Your contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

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