Port information

Cruise Terminal (c) Cotentin Unique | Thib's Prod et Jérome Houyvet


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.

Port attractions

  1.  D-Day Beaches

    Travel back through history on tours of D-Day sites and museums related to this tumultous period. Hear some amazing stories like the one about John Steele, an American paratrooper who got himself hooked onto the top of a local church in Sainte Mère-Eglise.
  2.  Mont Saint-Michel

    Be amazed by the enchanting history and architecture of Mont Saint-Michel. This magical island with a gravity-defying medieval monastery standing proudly on the top, is also known as "The wonder of the West", and is one of Franc's most stunning sights. UNESCO world heritage site.
  3.  Saire Valley

    The Saire Valley coastal road is dotted with picturesque villages : Barfleur, Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue and Tatihou island - Vauban's towers listed as UNESCO world heritage sites.
  4.  Bayeux

    Spend a day in one of Normandy's great historical centres, Bayeux, home of the famous tapestry depicting the Normand Conquest of Englad. Plunge into medieval life through this one-of-a-kind experience in Europe.
  5.  Cap de La Hague

    Welcome to the edge of the world, drive to the west and you'll be amazed bu the Cap de la Hague. A headland that is particulary exposed to sea winds, with vast grasslands and heathlands, a dramatic coastline and staggering cliffs. Be inspired by the magnificent patchwork of colors and the poetry of the sceneries.
  6.  Parks and castles

    Wander aroung and enjoy inspiring strolls and visits though luxurious botanical parks or charming private gardens. A guaranteed voyage at every turn surrounded by castles, mansions, fortresses and churches.
  7.  Normandy Traditions

    Experience the local charm and sample some of the delicious specialities of Normandy, made using outstanding local products like butter, cream and apples.

Port views

Aymeric Picot | Cotentin Unique
Aymeric Picot | Cotentin Unique
Aymeric Picot | Cotentin Unique
Aymeric Picot | Cotentin Unique
Aymeric Picot | Cotentin Unique
Aymeric Picot | Cotentin Unique
Aymeric Picot | Cotentin Unique
Aymeric Picot | Cotentin Unique
Aymeric Picot | Cotentin Unique
Aymeric Picot | Cotentin Unique
Aymeric Picot | Cotentin Unique
Aymeric Picot | Cotentin Unique
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Port facts

Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
Max. Draught, M:
More Info Draught:
Max. Air Draught, M:
More Info Air Draught:
no restriction
No. Of Quays:
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Anchorage Available:
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Passenger Terminal:
Pilotage Compulsary:
Tugs Available:
on request
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Ships Tenders Allowed:
Garbage Disposal:
Airport Distance, Km:
City Centre Distance, Km:


Are ships allowed burn HFO using:
On-shore power supply to cruise vessels:
LNG bunkering supply to cruise vessels:
Supplying alternative fuels:
Reception Facilities for Contaminated Ballast Water:
Reception Facilities for Waste Oils:
Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
Additional requirements for first-time connectio/max. duration between connections before process reapplies
Connection Time
Connection time from all fast to full operational SSE (Shore Side Electricity)
Disconnection time
Uninterrupted power supply guaranteed by shore power provider whilst connected
Restrictions / Penalties / Insurance
Weather conditions/restrictions/other limitations for safe use of SSE
Penalties in case of failure to connect by the ship: weather/itinerary changes/technical issues
Insurance covering any potential damage caused by the SSE
Port Fees
Utility standard/usage fees in addition to kWh rate
Tax/duty fees applicable
Other fees related to shore power
Useful Information
Discounts/incentives linked to shore power usage
Berthing policy linked to shore power usage
Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Rue du Diablotin Vigie de l'Onglet
50100 Cherbourg En Cotentin
+33 (0) 785 826 748


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Page last updated: 2024-03-28 12:22


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