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Cherbourg Cruise Port Guide

Have you cruised into Cherbourg in France before? This Cherbourg Cruise Port Guide will give you a little insight into what you can do in Cherbourg with a few hints and tips to help you decide what to visit, how to get about and notable things to do in Cherbourg. Also check out our guide to cruise ports in France.

Cherbourg Cruise Port Guide

Where Do Cruise Ships Dock In Cherbourg?

When coming into port in Cherbourg ships will dock in either Cherbourg Cruise Terminal, Quay De Normandie or Quay De France dock. Which are adjacent to each other and both located near the town centre off Cherbourg which is easily accessible by foot. Keep reading for a brief Cherbourg cruise port guide.

How Far Is It From Cherbourg Port To Town?

You can walk into town in 10 minutes. If you zoom out on the map below you can see a small bridge crossing the river on Pont Tournant. Cross the bridge and take the 10 minute walk from the ship this will take you to all the winding streets, bars, cafe’s and boutiques. The perfect place to go for lunch and to people watch.

visiting Cherbourg for the day on a cruise

Things To Do In Cherbourg?

The port has free wi-fi and local vendors selling souvenirs. You will also find a tourist information point with maps.

There is a museum directly opposite the cruise terminal. The “Cité de la Mer” is an amazing experience  featuring an aquarium, a real Submarine and a fascinating Titanic exhibition.

The Submarine museum is a wonderful museum that hosts not only a nuclear submarine but also many other submersible vehicles.

Submarine Museum in Cherbourg

The Titanic Museum is a multi sensory experience taking you through the voyage and sinking of the Titanic, where there are mocked up cabins and exhibits, that as you walk deeper into the exhibition gives you the feeling you are on a sinking ship. If you are at all interested in the history of the Titanic, the Titanic Museum is one not to miss.

We allocated 2 hours to complete this attraction but found this was not enough time to make the most of all the exhibits. If you do decide to visit the museum be sure to grab a voucher from the tourist information point as they have money off vouchers attached.

Is there a supermarket or shopping mall in Cherbourg Port?

Yes, keep going along Quai de l’Entrepôt (do not cross the river) this will bring you so a supermarket and small shopping mall.

Screenshot this handy Cherbourg Town Center Map on your smartphone to save wi-fi.

Other useful information.

What is the weather in Cherbourg?

Click for up to date and detailed weather forecast of Cherbourg.

What shore excursions can I do from Cherbourg?

Check out Donna’s Top Tips for Le Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy ( Distance from Cherbourg 2 hours 40 by train)

And Chateau De Vendeuvre in Normandy. (Distance form Cherbourg 2 hours 30)

See what we did in our last day in Cherbourg with kids.

If you have more time why not travel further afield to Brittany where you’ll find a wonderful array of beaches that will make you feel like you are somewhere a whole lot more tropical than Europe!

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