2016 cruise season promises to be excellent with a total of 24 calls and a maximum of 60 000 visitors.

To date, 10 inaugural calls are expected: The OVATION OF THE SEAS the 18th and 28th of April, the REGAL PRINCESS the 27th of April, the ZUIDERDAM the 1st of May, the VIKING STAR the 3rd of May, the COSTA FAVOLOSA the 23rd of May, the HARMONY OF THE SEAS the 27th of May, the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ORION the 3rd of June, the AZAMARA QUEST the 11th of September, the MSC MUSICA the 14th of September.

A double call is planned on the 3rd of May: the Viking Star will berthed at the Quai de France and the MSC Opera at the Quai de Normandie.

In 2016, Cherbourg will receive not less than 11 ‘Giants of the Seas’ (with a capacity of over 3000 passengers) : The VENTURA (3597 pax max), the OVATION OF THE SEAS (4905 pax max), the REGAL PRINCESS (36074 pax max), the COSTA FAVOLOSA (4196 pax max), the HARMONY OF THE SEAS (6360 pax max), the INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS (4375 pax max), the MSC MUSICA (3605 pax max), the CELEBRITY ECLIPSE (3013 pax max), the AZURA (3597 pax max)!

2016 will be marked by the return of the Cunard Line Company in our port with the call of the QUEEN ELIZABETH on the 2nd of October. The last time we saw her in Cherbourg was the 21st of June 2012.

The most waited event of the year will absolutely be the call of the brand new vessel of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line: the HARMONY OF THE SEAS. The biggest cruise ship of the world (with a capacity of 6360 passengers) will dock the 27th of May, on the occasion of her 3 nights cruise. Cherbourg will be the first French port the ship will meet… Bienvenue!

To put it in a nutshell, a rich and eventful new year is announced for cruise industry in Cherbourg!

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