Ideally located between the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the port of Le Havre has all the facilities required to welcome both the largest and smallest cruise liners as well as river cruise ships 24/7.
The variety of tourist attractions available in Le Havre, Normandy and Paris helps to create visitor loyalty as, all year round, offers a range of new opportunities for exciting excursions for every cruise category, be it contemporary, premium or luxury, transit and turnaround. The Cruise Department of the Le Havre Etretat Normandie Tourism Board and its Cruise Club brings together the various institutional and professional partners to improve the reception of cruise passengers.
Having shot to the top of the list of cruise destinations in Northern Europe being marketed as Le Havre, the Gateway to Paris, and with the international influence created by the 500th anniversary of the town and the port in 2017, voted “Destination of the Year 2017” at Seatrade Hamburg. Le Havre now attracts cruise passengers with its own assets: 20th century architecture listed as World Heritage, and its status as the birthplace of impressionism, a coastal resort, and a “Town of Art and History”.