Cruises to Cherbourg

During your cruise stopover in Cherbourg at the top of the Cotentin peninsula, there is lots to see and do in this town famous for its harbour dating back to the 18th century and the cité de la mer, a major marine centre dedicated to human undersea adventure.


For a better idea of what's to see and do in the port of call of Cherbourg, please refer to the Cherbourg dedicated must-see fact sheet as well as the Cherbourg Tourist Office website.

This dedicated website for cruise stopovers will help you decide how you wish to spend your time in Cherbourg, only 1 km from the dock to the town centre.

What to see and do in Cherbourg, you'll be spoilt for choice:

> Museums

> Shopping

> Guided tours

> Restaurants

If you're looking to go off for the day in Normandy, this Normandy video will surely help you decide where you wish to go.


Here are some useful distances and travelling times from Cherbourg:

- the D-Day Landing Beaches, closest Utah Beach, 52 km, 45 mins by car.

- the Mont-Saint-Michel, 175 km, 1 hr 50 mins by car

- Bayeux, 92 km, 1 hour by car (plus regular train service)

- Caen, 122 km, 1 hr 20 mins by car (plus regular train service).

More towns are listed on the Cherbourg dedicated access page.

Access to Cherbourg by car, train, bus is listed on this dedicated page, plus a list of taxi companies based in Cherbourg.