cruise ship and terminal


Cherbourg is a deep water port that offers easy and safe access at any time of the year. Back in 1930’s, Cherbourg was one of the most important transatlantic ports in Europe. About 70 years, Cherbourg, gateway to Normandy, has become a prime cruise destination. With first class service to the cruise ships, crew and passengers, the new Cherbourg cruise terminal provides a 600 meter long berth with a water depth of 13 m, 2500 m² on two levels for top class operation to passengers, and luggage handling with easy connection to bus and taxis and covered access to the ship via electric gangways. Within a walking distance from the heart of the city, Cherbourg cruise terminal provides all modern port facilities and reliable services for either a tourist or turnaround destination.


Mont Saint Michel
A step into the past through the medieval streets of the Marvel of the West
D Day Beaches
Cherbourg is a homeport for the D Day beaches and sites. Land of memory
Parks and castles
Castles owners open their doors to welcome cruise guests in their somptuous gardens for exclusive visitors.
Cap of La Hague
Discover wild preserve heritage and do hikes and walks along side the coast.

Press releases

Cherbourg Cruise Club – 2017 season and 2018 perspectives

2017 cruise season was highly dynamic for the Port of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, and a record year, with 35 calls, 65 716 cruise guests and 26 892 crew members welcomed. 8 maiden calls (Britannia, Viking Star, Monarch, Silver Explorer, Star Pride, Clio, Aurora, Navigator of the Seas), 3 double calls and 5 unexpected calls took place this year. This...Read more

2016 Cherbourg Cruise Season - Annual Report

The figures are clear and irrevocable, 2016 cruise season in Cherbourg is a record!!! We welcomed 26 calls, totalizing 51 963 cruise guests and 21 916 crew members. This year, 10 494, or 20,20 % of the total number of guests opted for half-day and full-day shore excursions ( the average since 2008 is 26,06%) . The best sellers are The D-day...Read more

Cherbourg Cruise Club, 2016 mid season overview

2016 is going to be a remarkable and record year for cruise industry in Cherbourg! Since April, 18, we already welcomed 16 calls totalizing 33 126 cruise guests and 14 202 crew members. 6 926 guests went on shore excursions. The trend shows that the most popular destinations are: The D-day Landing Beaches and sites of memories, the Mont Saint...Read more

Cherbourg Cruise Club 2015 annual report and 2016 cruise season forcasts

2015 cruise season in Cherbourg was eventful and busy, punctuated by unexpected, inaugurals, double, overnights calls! This year offered us the opportunity to welcome 28 cruise ships, totalizing 36544 cruise guests and 15370 crew members. Statistics shows that 68% of the passengers in transit came from Europe (for most from United Kingdom), 26%...Read more

Cherbourg Cruise mid season overview

Since the beginning of the year, the Port of Cherbourg has been shaken by various events. We already welcomed 13 cruise calls including 5 unexpected: The Saga Pearl II on 14th and 15th of January, the Marco Polo the 30th of March. The cruise ships Eurodam and Ryndam, both from Holland America Line company, berthed the 05th of May and decided to...Read more