Terminal 12 at Le Havre's Pierre Caillet quay is being expanded from 600 to 2400m2, providing more room for cruise ship activity.
In this terminal (6 lines) and in R Meunier terminal (4 lines), metal detecting archways for onshore control of hand luggage are due to be available.
A greenway/voie verte is now being created between the city and the terminal. Cars will benefit from separate lanes. The port waterfront is also undergoing total renovation in order to link the beach promenade to the port area. Shorepower and water terminals are being set up on river cruise Quai de Marseille.
Ocean-going visits increased from 129 in 2017 to a total of 145 in 2018 and decreasing to 135 in 2019. According to Valerie Conan (director cruise department Le Havre Etretat Tourism, 2018 was “exceptional because MSC did a lot of calls."
In 2019, there will be 31 turnaround/homeport calls including one from Cunard Line's RMS Queen Mary 2 on a transatlantic crossing. River cruising numbers are going up as Le Havre is “pushing it hard”.