When coming into port in Cherbourg ships will dock in either 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.
What is in the Port at 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.
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.
Can you get into town on foot from Cherbourg port?
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.
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 map of Cherbourg 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?
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!