After the unexpected call of Marco Polo early January, the cruise season has really picked up today in Le Havre, with the call of AIDAsol. This year, 122 calls are scheduled and 250 000 passengers are expected until December. Peak months are May (28 calls), August (19 calls), and September (25 calls). 20 partial turnarounds are also planned. Some highlights with multiple calls: 24 doubles, 6 triples and even a quad on September 16th. Inaugural calls: Royal Princess, Ruby Princess, Seabourn Legend, Louis Aura, Mein Schiff 3 and Minerva. Frequent visitors are AIDA (34 calls), MSC (19), Princess, (13), Celebrity (9), RCCL (8), TUI (7). On the welcome side: the Cruise Department team has worked hard to give the Cruise Terminal colors of season. New reception staff were trained to strengthen hospitality in the city center as part of the “Cruise Welcome” operation. Particular attention is paid to the practice of English and German among other languages.