If Toulon is internationally reputable for its major military naval base, the brilliance of the "port du Levant" (Eastern Harbour) also goes through the development of its civil port.
Acknowledged by specialized companies, Toulon harbour and its deepwater quays make up privileged places of calls for cruise ships and ferries.
With more than 250,000 cruise passengers in 2010, Toulon has become the 4th French cruise harbour. Furthermore, the city was declared "2010's best cruise harbour" during the MedSea Trade international fair.
Moreover, Toulon is also the leader of Corsica-Continent links with 1,500,000 passengers on the "Ile de Beauté" (The Island of Beauty) every year, which is twice as much as Marseille or Nice.
Finally, the activity of the harbour enjoys a significant development regarding the calls of big yachts.