Le Havre

Port information

Le Havre
Le Havre (c) Valérie Conan

Le Havre

Le Havre’s port was established in 1517 by King Francis 1st.
Today, it's accessible 24/24, 7 days a week and has the capacity to host any size of cruise ship.
The port has 3 dedicated cruise berths and can accommodate up to 4 cruise ships simultaneously depending on size.
Le Havre benefits from regular calls throughout the year, transit as well as turnaround calls from a broad range of cruise lines: contemporary, premium and luxury.
It’s also a convenient repositioning port to Northern Europe and the Baltic during spring and the Mediterranean and Caribbean in Autumn.
With the extension of the cruises season, Le Havre is also a safe shelter port in case of bad weather conditions.

Port attractions

  1.  Le Havre - UNESCO World Heritage

    In July 2005, UNESCO added Le Havre's city centre, rebuilt by the famous french architect Auguste Perret, to the World Heritage List. It is the first 20th century urban settlement in Europe to be added to the World Heritage List.
  2.  Le Havre - Birthplace of impressionism

    Le Havre is a city of Art and History: The Modern Art Museum André Malraux (MuMa) with the second largest collection of impressionist paintings after the Orsay Museum in Paris, the Historic show flat of the 50ties, the shipowner’s mansion, the Hanging gardens and lots more to discover.
  3.  "Un Ete au Havre" - A Summer in Le Havre

    Building on the success of the 2017 edition, from now on every year the city celebrates “A Summer in Le Havre” with new artworks all over the city, events and performances during Summer. Each year, some of the Artwork stays and becomes part of the city – the questions is which one will stay this year?
  4.  Etretat

    While its cliffs are among the most impressive natural sites in Europe, the artistic and historical heritage of this small maritime town will surprise you.
  5.  Le Havre - In the Heart of Normandy

    Normandy leaves the visitor with a wonderful choice: the stunning cliffs of Etretat or the long sandy beaches from Caen to Arromanches, 2nd World War history with the D-Day Landing beaches, the historical Rouen and the Calvados region and its regional specialities such as Cidre, Calvados and French cheese.
  6.  Le Havre - The gateway to Paris

    The Louvre with the famous ‘Mona Lisa’ - the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysée and all its iconic places - PARIS the city of love and fashion is one of the most popular excursions for cruise passengers calling at Le Havre.

Port views

GIP Le Havre Croisières - Parmentier
GIP Le Havre Croisières - Stephan
GIP Le Havre Croisières - Parmentier
Ludovic Maisant
Erik Levilly
Ludovic Maisant
Museum du Havre
CSM 2013
Dieter Basse

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Port facts

Nautical information

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Are ships allowed burn HFO using:
✔ Closed loop
✔ Hybrid loop
✔ Compliant IMO Fuel
On-shore power supply to cruise vessels:
Implementation of Onshore Power System on the quay, available from 2024/2025
LNG bunkering supply to cruise vessels:
✔ Road tanker (truck) on the quay
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


Valerie Conan, Director Cruise Department
19 rue Georges Braque
76600 Le Havre
+33 607 132 919


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Page last updated: 2023-11-08 11:53


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