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Bleu de France Review

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Why Go?
  • Sole ship operated by CDF Croisieres de France
  • Owned by RCCL but caters to French travelers
  • Casually elegant onboard vibe
  • Fare includes alcohol, coffee, soda and water
  • Kids' program entertains 4-17 year olds
  • Six luxury suites are only cabins with balconies

Bleu de France Overview

The 37,012-ton, 752-passenger Bleu de France is the sole ship operated by CDF Croisieres de France, a French line, owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

Onboard, the vibe is one of casual elegance, offering plenty of deck space for sunning, two top-deck swimming pools (one with a retractable roof) and several bars with music and dancing available until dawn. There's also a full-service spa, featuring an indoor saltwater pool that'slocated in bowels of the ship.

The main dining room, Le Flamboyant, features open-seating breakfast and lunch and two supper seatings -- 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. -- which are later than one would find on North America ships. There are two options for the dress-down lot: an aft-located buffet and Olive, an open-air venue, located next to the midship pool.

Families are welcome, and there is a designated kids' program, broken down into groups of those 4 to 7 years old, 8 to 11 years old and 12 to 17 years old.

In terms of accommodations, most are insides or oceanivews, and all cabins feature air-conditioning, bathrooms with showers, safes, phones, mini-fridges, TV’s and hair dryers. Outlets are 220v.

The nine suites have additional sitting areas, bathtubs and plasma TV's. Six luxury suites are the only cabins on the ship to feature verandahs.

All drinks, including alcohol, coffee, soda and water, as well as tips, are included in the cruise fare.

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Ship Stats
Launched: May 2008
Tonnage: 37,012
Passengers: 752
CDC Score: Not yet inspected
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