Cherbourg Cruise Port Guide

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.

Things To Do In Cherbourg? Check Out This Handy Cherbourg Guide.

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.

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.

Submarine Museum in Cherbourg

Where Do Cruise Ships Dock In Cherbourg, 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

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.

Screen shot this handy Cherbourg Town Center Map on your smart phone 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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What to do on a port day in Cherbourg Cruise Port

Sarah Christie
Sarah Christie

Sarah also writes over at Extraordinary Chaos Family Travel and Lifestyle Blog. An award winning blog with a luxury travel and family focus. She is married and has two boys aged 13 and 18, who all love cruising as a family.

There is nothing better than waking up every day in a new port with new and exciting things to explore. She aim’s to share how cruising with older children is the perfect choice for family travel. Her boys are sporty and love the activities, sport and dining options cruising has to offer.

Sarah has worked with brands such as Walt Disney World, Mark Warner, Ikos Resort, Center Parcs, Laura Ashley, Belling and Next.

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