CDF Croisières de France

CDF Croisières de France was a subsidiary of Pullmantur Cruises, catering to the French cruise market, with French as the primary language used on board. The line offered cruises to the Mediterranean operating from mid-March until November.

Founded in September 2007 as a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, CDF Croisières de France commenced operations in May of 2008.

In 2016 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd sold a 51% stake in CDF Croisières de France parent division Pullmantur to the Spain-based investment company Springwater Capital.

In late 2016, it was announced that the company would cease operations in early 2017, with both ships being transferred back to Pullmantur Cruises.

CDF Croisières de France Archive

© Cees Bustraan

MV Zenith – Past and Present

MV Zenith – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1992 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 620) as a passenger cruise vessel for Celebrity Cruises

© Willem Oldenburg

MV Saga Sapphire – Past and Present

MV Saga Sapphire, ex Bleu De France, Europa – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 by Bremer Vulkan,Vegesack, Bremen, Germany (Yard No 1001) for Hapag-Lloyd AG, Bremen, Germany