Le Havre : le prestigieux paquebot de la compagnie Cunard, le "Queen Mary II"

The cruise destination

Le Havre : les passagers des paquebots en escale profitent d'une magnifique vue sur la ville

The port of Le Havre is ideally located on the route between the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It has all the facilities required for welcoming the smallest to the largest cruise ships around the clock. The variety of tourist attractions available in Le Havre, Normandy and Paris attracts the loyalty of visitors as, all year round, each stopover offers a range of new exciting excursions for both maritime and river cruises.

Having shot to the top of the list of cruise destinations in Northern Europe by being marketed as "Le Havre, The Gateway to Paris" and with the approach of its 500 year anniversary, Le Havre now wishes to highlight its own assets to cruise passengers, such as its World Heritage-listed 20th century architecture, its status as the birthplace of Impressionism and a seaside resort, as well as that of being a 'City of Art and History'. Joining the 500-year celebrations in Le Havre will be the opportunity to discover a modern and enterprising port city, open to the world.

Cruise terminal - Maritime cruises

The cruise terminal at Pointe de Florida has all the necessary high-quality facilities for receiving passengers in transit or embarking on a trip, and the crew members: tourist information point where multilingual maps and brochures are distributed, registration counters, luggage scanning, control and storage area, customs office and border police, lounge, boutique, car and bike hire, free Wifi, toilets, defibrillator.

Le Havre : le Terminal Croisière est situé Pointe de Floride
Le Havre : de nombreux services sont proposés au Terminal Croisière

Services :

Multilingual personnel

Taxi rank

A shuttle service between the terminal and the city centre: if your company does not have a shuttle service, information is available at the Tourist Information Office.

Long term parking for passengers embarking/disembarking at Le Havre: information is available at the Tourist Information Office.

Directions :

Distance from the cruise terminal to the city centre and station: 2.5 km

  • Access for light vehicles - GPS: latitude: 49 48 - Longitude: 0.11 
    Follow the green signs showing “car-ferries” then signs to “Terminal Croisière”.
  •  Access for coaches: follow port address “3839”

Embarking at Le Havre

More and more French and foreign cruises are choosing to embark at Le Havre. The Tourist Information Office proposes very attractive, preferential tariffs for 2 to 4 star hotels and guest houses. Accommodation can be packaged with a transfer to the cruise terminal and a programme of excursions, before or after the cruise.

Receptive and Promotion Service: reservation@lehavretourisme.com - +33 232 74 04 05

Long term parking for passengers embarking/disembarking at Le Havre: information is available at the Tourist Information Office.

Le Havre : départ du Havre d'un paquebot de la compagnie Costa Croisières
Le Havre : la galerie commerciale des Docks Vauban

River cruises

The Seine offers a much-loved itinerary to river cruises, following in the footsteps of the Impressionists. Several fluvial companies stop in Le Havre.

A site for river cruises has been set up in the city centre, in the reconstructed neighbourhood around the old warehouses which have now been converted into an innovative shopping centre. There is a wide range of activities in this neighbourhood.

Quai de Marseille - Quai des Antilles.

  • A few steps from the city centre, listed as World Heritage, only 15 minutes on foot or by tram.
  • Near to the station and tram, bike hire nearby.
  • Information / documentation: Le Havre Tourist Information Office
Le Havre : le quai de Marseille accueille les escales fluviales

Les Géants des mers prennent la pose

Local Le Havre ship lovers, Normans and tourists enjoy this unending ballet of giants arriving and leaving from the entrance to the port.

In Le Havre, the cruise ships can be captured on camera from many different places.

Passionate photographers or simply curious passers-by get out their cameras along Chaussée Kennedy near the harbour master’s office; near the edge of the water on the pebbly beach; or on Rue de Paris, where the ship creates a backdrop to this long straight road.

For those who want to capture the spectacle another way, rue Félix Faure and the Hanging Gardens provide other unique viewpoints of the city and the cruise ships.

The photos are often published on the Facebook page and Instagram account of Le Havre cruises with the hashtag #cruiselehavre. Just follow the crackle of the flashes to discover other secret places to photograph these impressive visitors.

Maritime cruises calls !

River cruises calls !


Terminal croisière

Quai Roger Meunier, 76059 Le Havre, France
Ph : + 33 (0) 02 35 54 95 46