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Le Havre, Ocean Port of Paris

Propelled to the top cruise destinations in Northern Europe by the “Le Havre, Ocean Port to Paris” brand and the international impact of the city and port’s 500th anniversary celebrations in 2017, Le Havre now attracts cruise passengers with its own great features: 20th-century architecture listed as World Heritage, cradle of Impressionism, seaside resort, “Country and City of Art and History”.

Une hôtesse de croisière AIDA au Havre
Le Terminal croisière du Havre

Sea cruises: embarking or calling at Le Havre

The Cruise Terminal located in Pointe de Floride has all the facilities necessary to ensure a quality welcome for passengers in transit or at the start or finish of their journey, and for crew members:

Tourist Information Point, distribution of multilingual maps and brochures, check-in counters, baggage control and storage area, baggage scanner, Customs and Border Police office, relaxation area, shop, car and bicycle hire, free WIFI, toilets, defibrillator.

A taxi rank and Cruise Terminal / city centre shuttles are at your disposal and long-term parking for passengers embarking / disembarking in Le Havre is possible: reservation at the Vauban car park, from https://www.effia.com/parking/parking-le-havre-vauban-effia. When you order, with the discount code CROISIERE, you pay no reservation fees!

Several maritime cruise companies offer cruises departing from Le Havre. For all information and cruise bookings, contact a travel agency. To help you organise your stay in Le Havre before or after your cruise, the Tourist Office offers attractive rates in 2, 3 and 4-star hotels, or in bed and breakfasts. This offer can be combined with a transfer to the Cruise Terminal and a programme of excursions.

Reception and Promotion Service: reservation@lehavre-etretat-tourisme.com
Tel. +33 232 74 04 05

Le Terminal croisière du Havre propose des locations de vélos
Le paquebot AIDAprima en escale au Havre

River cruises: stop off at Le Havre

The Seine offers river cruisers a much appreciated itinerary, following in the footsteps of the Impressionists. Several waterway companies make stopovers in Le Havre. One site is dedicated to river cruises in the city centre, in the area rebuilt around the former docks, which have been converted into an innovative shopping centre: the Vauban Docks. This neighbourhood offers a wide range of leisure activities.

The river cruise welcomes you at Quai de Marseille – Quai des Antilles, a stone’s throw from the city centre listed as a World Heritage site, accessible on foot (15 minutes) or by tram and located near the train and tramway station. A bicycle rental service is available nearby.

Le bateau de croisières fluviales Swiss Saphire en escale au Havre
Le paquebot Costa Magica vu entre les tours de la Porte Océane du Havre

Le Havre, the Cruise Club

Le Havre’s Cruise Club, created in 2012, brings together the various institutional and professional partners involved in the development of maritime and river cruise activity.

The Cruise Club aims to improve the reception of cruise passengers and economically develop the cruise industry, in addition to the work of the Tourist Office, which is responsible for coordinating its activity.

2021 Cruise partners

Where to take pictures of the liners in Le Havre?

Le Havre and Normandy ship lovers and lots of tourists enjoy this incessant ballet to come and admire these new giants of the seas from the entrance to the port when they arrive and leave. In Le Havre, there is no shortage of places to capture the liners for posterity. Passionate or simply curious photographers, for example, take out their cameras along Chaussée Kennedy, at the harbour master’s office, at the water’s edge on the long pebble beach, or on Rue de Paris near the Catène sculpture, where ships create the backdrop for this long straight street.

Quai des Abeilles Le Havre
Vue imprenable sur le port et la ville depuis les Jardins Suspendus

For those who want to capture this spectacle in another way, Rue Félix Faure and the Hanging Gardens offer unique views of the city and its liners, all of which are often published on Facebook and Instagram accounts @cruiselehavre de la croisière au Havre, with the hashtag #cruiselehavre as a calling card.

Just follow the crackling flashes of the cameras to discover other secret places from which to photograph these imposing visitors.

Le Terminal croisière du Havre

Practical cruise information in Le Havre

  • Distance from the cruise terminal to the city centre or train station: 2.5 km 
  • Car access (LV) – GPS: latitude: 49 48 – Longitude: 0.11
  • Follow the green signs, direction “car-ferries”, then signs for “Terminal Croisière”

Contact Cruise Terminal

Quai Roger Meunier, 76059 Le Havre,
Tel: +33 2 35 54 95 46

Le paquebot Costa Magica vu entre les tours de la Porte Océane du Havre