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Rouen is Seine River cruise port and city located in Normandy (northwestern France), approx 120 km (75 mi) up from river's entrance on the English Channel. The city is best known for its Gothic architecture, including Cathedrale Notre Dame, and Eglise St Maclou (with some of France's finest woodcarvings).
Rouen is Normandy's historical capital and one of region's biggest. The city was among the richest in Europe during Middle Ages. On the right bank of Seine River, the old city contains so many historical buildings, that some call it "museum town". Joan of Arc was imprisoned and burnt at the stake at Rouen's marketplace. During WW2 (1939-1945), the buildings on the left bank were almost totally destroyed. Even though it is located 120 km (75 ml) inland, Port Rouen serves ocean-going vessels (including small cruise ships) as an alternative port for Paris. Among city's best attractions are its astronomical clock and cathedral.
Rouen, although far from sea, was the country's main seaport during the 16th century. However, in the 19th century it was surpassed by Le Havre (port to Paris). It is exciting to cruise up River Seine from the British Sea to the city surrounded by beautiful scenery punctuated by forests, cliffs, medieval chateaux and abbeys. Upstream from Giverny (the village where Monet spent his last years) and approx 100 ml / 160 km further on is France's capital Paris.
In 2019, the cruise port handled 30 ship calls (including 24 overnights) with around 23,000 passengers. In 2019, during Rouen Armada's 30th anniversary (L'Armada de la Liberte / 10-days long tall-sail ships parade on Seine RIver), the city attracted 10 million visitors between June 6-16.
Rouen cruise terminal
Port Rouen has 2 dedicated cruise terminals serving ocean-going liners. However, the port has vessel size limitations, restricting the access to cruise ships with max LOA length 240 m (787 ft). This means that it can handle only small- and medium-sized cruise ships and also megayachts.
Port Rouen 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 Rouen, 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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