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Cannes prepares for this week's 'thrilling visit'

Cannes prepares for this week's 'thrilling visit'
Planned for some time now and still going ahead, despite the severe storms which hit the French Riviera last Sunday, Cannes is gearing up to welcome some 6,000 passengers on three visiting cruise ships this Thursday.

More than 100 local shops and boutiques starting at the Laubeuwharf in the Old Port and extending to various streets  (Meynadier, d’Antibes, Hoche, Felix Faure, Maréchal Joffre, Gray d’Albion commercial center and Quai saint-Pierre) throughout the town are set to welcome passengers from AIDAaura, Vision of the Seas and MSC Divina.

Organized  by the Nice Côte d’Azur Commerce and Industry Chamber, 'Cannes, the thrilling visit'  is also supported by the Town, the French Riviera Cruise Club, the Meynadier-Forville retailers, the Galeries Lafayette Cnnnes, the Fetival and Congress Palace and the Trade Faculty.

A special welcome, reductions and gifts will be granted by all shops with a“Welcome to Cruise Passengers” flag. Cruising remains a lead market for the Alpes-Maritimes department, with some 600,000 passengers in 2014.