Cruising restarts in Port Le Havre (Paris, France) with TUI UK's ship Marella Explorer 2

   September 12, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

On September 8, Port Le Havre (Paris, France) welcomed cruise ships back to the city with the arrival of Marella Cruises' ship Marella Explorer 2 on a maiden call.

The ship's Captain Richard Watkins and hotel director Nic Spanoudes were both welcomed by the Cruise Club Team during a plaque exchange in the cruise terminal.

The local community will again have sight of returning liners along with several newcomers.

Bookings so far during September & October include TUI's Schiff 6 and Schiff 8, Ponant's Le Champlain and Le Commandant Charcot, Phoenix Reisen's Amera, Artania, Amadea, and Oceania Marina.

The tourist office teams in charge of the terminals’ management established protocols in order to guarantee compliance with sanitary regulations.

Port of Le Havre (Paris, France)

Le Havre (cruise port to Paris City) is a major seaport located approx 211 km (131 mi) from France's capital city. The port is on Europe's Atlantic coast and on the English Channel. The city covers a total area of approx 47 km2 (18 mi2) and has a population of around 175,000 (metro around 295,000).

Port Le Havre is France's second-largest commercial seaport (after Marseille/on the Mediterranean Sea) in terms of overall cargo tonnage but is ranked the country's largest containership port. It is popular as a cruise port of call, especially on Transatlantic repositioning crossings (

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