One of few European destinations able to welcome cruise ships directly into an historical and lively town centre, Caen, or a sea resort, Ouistreham Riva-Bella.
Both cities are linked by a canal with a 90 minutes journey, it gives a taste of land’s history and sights. The port is the gateway to the best Normandy highlights including D-day landing sites, William the Conqueror’s heritage sites, the gastronomical and traditional area of the “Pays d’Auge”, the world known Mont Saint-Michel or the hilly landscapes of the "Suisse Normande".
Take advantage of your free time to discover the city of Caen and its thousand-year-old heritage. A medieval city transformed by William the Conqueror with its three architectural jewels, the Men’s and Ladies abbeys and the Caen Castle. The city centre is also full of private mansions, churches and unusual places to explore...Not to mention the hundreds of stores for your shopping or to taste our local specialties !
Local port and tourism professionnals have created a cruise club, working together to welcome passengers in the perfect conditions with personalized services.
See you soon in the heart of Normandy !