Ajaccio, Corsica Cruises

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Ajaccio, Corsica overview

Renowned as the birthplace of Napolean Bonaparte, Ajaccio is bursting with history and cultural diversity. The Greeks were the first to discover the unique beauty of the island early in the 6th century BC, calling it "Kalliste", or "the beautiful". Climbing through the foothills and the mountains, you'll be surrounded by the greenery covering the mountainside. The local term for this lush plant life is "maquis."

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110 Ajaccio, Corsica Port Reviews

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by Cruise1st

Ship parks/docks right outside the town, easy to walk to, the last time I was there it was market day, nice to walk through and see the local produce and crafts, a little further on there is a beautiful Sandy beach

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by higgens

Went on bus tour. Not a lot to see. We decided to have something to drink at a roadside Cafe across from the sea. There were 2 chairs, one facing the sea and the other facing the Cafe. My son sat on the one facing the sea. Seeing I also wanted a view, I moved my chair around so I could face the sea. Next thing a very rude waiter came over and started shouting at me (in French) obviously telling me I was not allowed to do this. I tried to point out I didn't want to look into the Cafe but he would have none of it and demanded I move my chair back. Needless to say we got up and left so the Cafe lost our order. This experience left a bad taste in my mouth. If any future cruise I go on stops there, I will stay on board ship.

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by kiwikinz

Really enjoyed this laid back excursion “Ajaccio Scenic Tour”. Excellent tour guide. Visited Napolean’s monument. Some lovely views. A very busy market was also just a short walk from the ship.

Visited: Sep 22, 2019

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by WamC

Very interesting. We did an excursion here. Our guide, who was originally from Lancashire, was passionate about Corsica, he gave us so much history of the island and tried to show us as much scenery as possible. Extremely interesting excursion. Very good with the people with disabilities, he didn't rush them, he waited till all the group were together before proceeding so everyone could hear clearly what he was saying. Always checking and counting his group. Excellent guide

Visited: Jul 08, 2017

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by commodoreW

Smashing little town within a couple of minutes from the ship. Napoleons house was disappointing but still glad we saw it (although it was a bugger to find). Would advise walking around the sea front to the ‘back ‘ of the town where you’ll find lovely beach and a stunning panoramic view!!

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