Cherbourg-Octeville is a city and former commune located at the northern end of Cotentin peninsula in the northwestern department of Manche, France. It is a subprefecture of the department, and was formed when the Cherbourg commune absorbed Octeville on February 28, 2000. On January 1, 2016 Cherbourg was merged into the newly formed commune of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin.
The city of Cherbourg is a sub-prefecture and Maritime prefecture of la Manche. Due to its union, it's the most populated in its department with 37,120 inhabitants, making it the first of the department before Saint-Lo prefecture and the 2nd in the region following Caen.
The city is protected by Cherbourg Harbour, situated between La Hague and Val de Saire. Over the centuries, Cherbourg has been a strategic position disputed between the French and English. It became a first-rate military port under leadership of Louis XVI and Napoleon. Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy. Stopping point for major transatlantic liners in the first half of 20th century, the port of Cherbourg was primary goal of US troops in 1944 during the invasion of Normandy.
Cherbourg is established on the probable location of the Roman camp of Coriallum. The community was known as "Carusbar or Carusburc" by the 11th century. In 1295, it was sacked by the English, but withstood several English sieges during the next two centuries. Projects for the improvement and fortification of the harbour were initiated in 17th century. Cherbourg was captured by the British in 1758, and its port facilities were completely destroyed. In the 1770s they were restored in a long-term project and completed in the middle of the 19th century. During World War II, Cherbourg was occupied by the Germans (1940), and it suffered heavy damage while in 1944 being recaptured by the Allies. From here tourists may visit Arromaches, Normandy Beaches and Mont Saint Michel.
The Cherbourg cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Cherbourg, France.
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Port Cherbourg cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Cherbourg, France. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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2 October, 2016
6 October, 2016
27 October, 2016
29 October, 2016