Le Havre-Paris (France)

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Le Havre-Paris cruise port

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Le Havre (cruise port to Paris City) is a major port city located approx 200 km (130 mi) from France's capital. The port is on Europe's Atlantic coast and on the English Channel. The city has total area approx 47 km2 (18 mi2) and population around 240,000 (metro around 33,000).

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 cruise port of call, especially on Transatlantic crossings (RepositionCruises.com).

Statistical data shows a constantly increasing number of cruise ship calls - 70 (in 2010), 97 (2011), 107 (2012), 124 (2013), 129 (2016, handled 332,515 passengers), 129 (2017, handled 397,552 pax), 145 (2018, handled 145 ship calls/including 40 roundtrips, ~418,000 pax).

For 2019 were scheduled 135 cruise ship calls (including 31 turnarounds/homeport calls on roundtrips) by 49 different vessels (from 20 cruise brands) and were handled 350,439 cruisers. Season 2019 featured 4x 3-ship days and 18x 2-ship days. Season's river cruise traffic increased from 112 riverboat calls with 14,000 tourists (2018) to 133 riverboat calls with 17,000 tourists (2019).

For season 2020 were booked 139 ocean cruise ship berthings. The Port plans to increase its cruise shipping traffic from the current 0,35-0,4 million passengers to 0,5M (by the year 2025) and to 0,6M (by 2030).

Next are listed several popular cities located in close proximity to Le Havre, with the travel distances and driving times (by car or taxi).

  • Honfleur - 20 km / 13 mi (30 min)
  • Rouen - 90 km / 55 mi (70 min)
  • Bayeux - 125 km / 80 mi (90 min)
  • Omaha Beach/Normandy landings' War Memorial - 145 km / 90 mi (100 min)
  • Paris - 205 km / 125 mi (130 min)

Port Le Havre

Port Le Havre (officially "Grand Port Maritime du Havre", locode FRLEH) consists of a series of canal-like docks. Canal de Tancarville and Grand Canal du Havre connect Le Havre to Seine River.

Port Le Havre (France) cruise port

The port operator is a state-owned agency created in October 2008 (replacing "Port Autonome du Havre"). The company manages all port facilities and developments. Le Havre's Harbour Office manages the shipping traffic providing forecasts, control, navigation and berthing assistance, radio connections, radar coverage, data, information. The Harbor Office also manages all vessel arrivals and departures.

Cargo ships transporting dangerous goods or marine vessels with LOA length over 70 m (230 ft) must be assisted by local pilots. As a gateway to the congested Northern European waterways (English Channel and North Sea), Port Le Havre provides pilotage assistance in these waters too.

Port Le Havre is also important for ship repairs and ferry services (between France and England and Ireland). Regularly scheduled cruiseferries link to Portsmouth (England UK) - by DFDS Seaways, and to Rosslare Europort (Ireland) - by IRISH FERRIES.

Main cargoes shipped through the port via tankers, bulk cargo carriers and container carriers (boxships) include crude oil, refined oil, gasoil, cereals, animal feed, coal, cement, general cargo, TEU-containers.

Le Havre Marina provides berthing for luxury yachts and pleasure boats without any tidal restrictions. Its current capacity is 1160 (mooring rings). The Marina's docking facility provides electricity and water supplies. In 2012 was inaugurated a second boat marina (Port Vauban) with capacity 500 (moorings rings). In addition to the new Marina was built Docks Vauban (commercial center) and Les Bains Des Docks (recreational complex with swimming pools). The new yacht marina is in downtown and close to the railway station, as well as to A29 highway (part of European Route E44). A29 connects the Port with A26 highway (at St Quentin) and also has junctions with autoroutes A13, A131, A16, A28, A1.

Le Havre was France's first containership port. Its infrastructure includes 3 sets of containerized cargo terminals and around 6,5 km (5 mi) long quays (docks).

  • European Container Terminal has wharf length of 887 m (2910 ft) and is equipped with two post-Panamax gantry cranes, 18 carriers and one LHM 550 - Liebherr (mobile crane (max load 100 tons). The wharf's max draft is 14,3 m (47 ft) - constant level. The terminal's ground slots can serve up to 7800 TEUs (containers), while the blockstow can stock 2400 TEUs.
  • Americas Container Terminal has wharf length of 484 m (1588 ft) length and is equipped with four post-Panamax gantry cranes (3 with 18 carriers and 1 with 20 carriers). The wharf's draft is 14,5 m (low tide). Each crane returns a productivity of 22 TEU-containers per hour. Terminal's ground slots can serve up to 3400 TEUs.
  • Atlantic Container Terminal has wharf length of 800 m (2625 ft) and is equipped with four Post-Panamax gantry cranes (max load 60 tons), 18 carriers.
  • The privately-owned Normandy Container Terminal covers an area approx 80 hectares and consists of two quays (named Asia, and Osaka). The terminal is served by five Post-Panamax gantry cranes.
  • Ocean Terminal (Bougainville Quay) is a public facility covering a total area of 40 hectares. Quay's length is 1666 m (5466 ft) with max draft 13 m (43 ft) - constant level. It has seven gantry cranes plus one with max load 100 tons.
  • "Port 2000" consists of two terminals (named France, and Oceana) and the Le Havre Wharf.

The port also serves RoRo vessels of all types and sizes. Port's railway network facilitates freight cargo transportation connecting Le Havre to all parts of Europe. Port's river waterway network connects with the Paris metro region.

In November 2019, the joint venture company GMP-PortSynergy Group (DP World Dubai and CMA-CGM's Terminal Link / port-operator companies) was awarded a 34-year concession to build and operate Le Havre Port 2000's new container terminal berths 11 and 12 (total quayside length 700 m / 23000 ft, land area 42 hectares). The new GMP container terminal will add ~1 million TEUs to the port's annual cargo capacity. The concession includes a 2-year pre-construction period, 2-year period for engineering works and a 30-year operational period (until 2053).

In December 2020, HLH (Haropa Ports Le Havre) launched the company's shore power program prioritizing cruise ships docking at terminals located close to the city. The project (scheduled for completion in 2023) also targets river cruises and consists of deploying (along Seine River) a network of 78 new riverboat terminals (to total 91 terminals) to allow distribution of water and shoreside electricity to the boats. Among the alternative marine fuels targeted by Haropa Ports are LNG (liquified natural gas/supplied via barges and trucks), CNG (compressed natural gas/by trucks) and HS (hydrogen/by trucks). HAROPA (Ports de Paris Seine-Normandie) announced the following main objectives set for 2020-2025:

  • 50 MW photovoltaic electricity generation (by 2025)
  • reducing fuel consumption - 15% (by 2025), 40% (by 2040)
  • all port equipment to use eco fuels or electricity (by 2040)
  • increased supply of alternative fuels to passenger ships and riverboats

In 2025 are scheduled for inauguration two new cruise terminals at Pointe de Floride.

Le Havre-Paris cruise terminal

Le Havre cruise port's current passenger facility (Terminal 12) is located at Florida Tip and has 2 docks - Roger Meunier Pier and Pierre Callet Pier. Terminal 12 was last upgraded in 2018. Port Le Havre currently has one cruise terminal (5 buildings), berthing capacity of 4 mega-liners simultaneously and annual passenger volume 350,000-400,000.

Adjacent to the Cruise Terminal is the Ferry Terminal.

Port Le Havre ferry cruise port map

Next are listed the above map's GPS coordinates for the Port's cruise- and ferry-related points.

  • Cruise Terminal N 49° 28' 54.13", E 0° 6' 32.25"
  • Ferry Terminal N 49° 29' 6.03", E 0° 7' 0.60"
  • Bus Station N 49° 29′ 31.15″, E 00° 07′ 34.58″
  • Train Station N 49° 29' 33.37", E 0° 7' 31.87"
  • Espace Coty (shuttle bus stop) N 49° 29' 45.52", E 0° 6' 40.98"
  • Le Volcan (shuttle bus stop) N 49° 29' 26.00", E 0° 6' 25.00"

Next cruise port map shows all the nearby located tourists sites/attractions.

Le Havre cruise port map and nearby tuorist sites/attractions

Next are listed the sites' GPS coordinates.

  • Malraux Museum N 49° 29' 5.74", E 0° 6' 9.65"
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral and Museum N 49° 29' 12.08", E 0° 6' 25.92"
  • Natural History Museum N 49° 29' 15.41", E 0° 6' 32.65"
  • Espace Andre Graillot N 49° 29' 5.34", E 0° 6' 22.14"
  • Shipowner’s House N 49° 29' 12.65", E 0° 6' 45.70"
  • Saint-François District N 49° 29' 16.06", E 0° 6' 45.98"
  • Footbridge (la Bourse) N 49° 29' 23.12", E 0° 6' 45.32"
  • Hotel de Ville & Appartement Temoin N 49° 29' 30.30", E 0° 6' 27.77"
  • Halles Centrales (central market) N 49° 29' 27.51", E 0° 6' 16.50"
  • St Joseph’s Church N 49° 29' 27.46", E 0° 6' 4.21"
  • Square Saint-Roch Park N 49° 29' 39.15", E 0° 6' 6.30"
  • EM Normandie Business School N 49° 29' 21.31", E 0° 6' 14.38"
  • College Raoul Dufy N 49° 29' 26.40", E 0° 6' 10.93"

(NEW) Pointe de Floride cruise terminals

In late-July 2022, the Le Havre Port Authority and the Le Havre Seine Metropole Urban Community announced a 2-year port development project (2023-2025) for GIP Le Havre Croisieres, with works starting in 2023-Q4.

By the "Cruise Vision" project budgeted EUR 90 million (~USD 92M / GBP 77M), at Pointe de Floride's waterfront will be constructed 2 new cruise terminals (replacing the existing port facilities), with dockside electricity (shore-to-ship power) supply systems installed on the 3 quays.

Both new cruise terminals are at South Quay. Both existing hangars will be renovated. The North Terminal (opposite downtown, UNESCO-listed) will also benefit from the developments. The project also includes new landscaped Promenade and parking zones.

Preparation works started in 2022, including quay stabilization/renovation, the construction of new defenses and covered gangways (with a middle podium for reducing the incline caused by tides).

(OLD) Cruise Terminal 12

During the 2018-2019 refurbishment of Terminal 12, the building was also seriously expanded - from 600 to 2400 m2 (6460 to 25830 ft2). At Pierre Caillet Pier (6 lines) and Roger Meunier Pier (4 lines) were installed metal detecting archways (for control of hand luggage). A greenway (voie verte) was created linking downtown with the passenger terminal. Cars now benefit from separate lanes.

Le Havre (France) cruise ship terminal

The Port's waterfront also underwent a total renovation and its infrastructure was redesigned to link the Esplanade (beach promenade) to the port area. Shorepower and water supply stations were set up on Quai de Marseille (port for river cruise ships).

Le Havre cruise terminal is just 2,3 km (1,5 mi) from downtown, or at ~20-30-min walking distance. As sometimes walking through the Port is forbidden (to pedestrians), passengers must check with the cruise ship company or terminal's tourist office.

At the cruise terminal are available public buses or cruise company-provided shuttle bus (usually at fee). Bus shuttles drop passengers off at Le Vulcan (entertainment complex) or at Espace Coty (shopping mall). Car rentals at the cruise terminal are often for self-guided touring to Honfleur. Trains to Rouen are another self-touring option from Le Havre.

The closest bus and train stations are approx 2 km / 1,5 mi from the cruise terminal. To visit Paris City (approx 220 km / 135 mi), passengers can catch a train from Gare St Lazare Station (travel time ~2 hours). Bus travel time to Paris is 2,5-3 hours.

The closest airport is Le Havre-Octeville (8 km / 5 mi). At Terminal 12, cruise tourists are welcomed by local hostesses. Terminal 12's facilities include check-ins, information touch-screen kiosks, free WI-FI, free tourist info brochures, car and bus touring services, luggage storage, taxi rank, car rental, parking, souvenir shops.

Le Havre-Paris tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

Le Havre:

  • St Joseph: located on the south side of Avenue Foch. The church is modern made of steel and concrete. Its tower is 106-meter tall and offers breathtaking views.
  • Museums: one of the most popular museums is the Musée des Beaux-Arts. It houses rich paintings collections from the 16th century to the present. The other populat museum is the Musée de l’Ancien Havre. There you can find historical materials for the town and the seafaring. Both are located on Boulevard J.F. Kennedy.
  • Ste Honorine de Graville: the church houses the Black Madonna and sculpture museum. The works are from the period 12th-16th century.

Paris:

  • The Louvre: the world’s largest and most diverse collection of paintings, decorative objects and paintings. Probably you will need a lifetime to discover all. The most popular attraction of Paris.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral: no trip is complete without visiting this architectural gothic marvel. The cathedral is one of the most beautiful in Europe. It was built more than a century.
  • Eiffel Tower: the iron towel dates from 1889. It was constructed by Gustave Eiffel for the World Exposition.

Port Le Havre-Paris 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 Le Havre-Paris, France. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
1 August, 2022
Monday
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Seine Comtesse05:0019:00
2 August, 2022
Tuesday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAprima08:0020:00
5 August, 2022
Friday
Arosa Cruises Cruises cruise lineArosa Viva19:0022:00
6 August, 2022
Saturday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaLyra
6 August, 2022
Saturday
Luftner-Amadeus River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Amadeus Diamond09:00
7 August, 2022
Sunday
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Swiss Sapphire
8 August, 2022
Monday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDante
8 August, 2022
Monday
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Seine Comtesse08:0019:00
9 August, 2022
Tuesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Pride07:0020:00
12 August, 2022
Friday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 407:0019:00
12 August, 2022
Friday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineEmerald Princess07:0020:00
13 August, 2022
Saturday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaLyra
13 August, 2022
Saturday
Luftner-Amadeus River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Amadeus Diamond09:00
15 August, 2022
Monday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDante
15 August, 2022
Monday
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Seine Comtesse05:0020:00
16 August, 2022
Tuesday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAprima08:0020:00
20 August, 2022
Saturday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaLyra
20 August, 2022
Saturday
Luftner-Amadeus River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Amadeus Diamond03:0009:00
22 August, 2022
Monday
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Swiss Gloria09:00
22 August, 2022
Monday
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Seine Comtesse08:0019:00
24 August, 2022
Wednesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineEmerald Princess07:0020:00
27 August, 2022
Saturday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Insignia08:0021:00
27 August, 2022
Saturday
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaLyra
27 August, 2022
Saturday
Luftner-Amadeus River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Amadeus Diamond03:0009:00
29 August, 2022
Monday
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Swiss Gloria09:00
29 August, 2022
Monday
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Seine Comtesse05:0019:00
30 August, 2022
Tuesday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAprima08:0020:00
31 August, 2022
Wednesday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Voyager07:0019:00
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