Cherbourg Cruise Club – 2017 season and 2018 perspectives
Submitted by Cherbourg on JANUARY 25, 2018
2017 cruise season was highly dynamic for the Port of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, and a record year, with 35 calls, 65 716 cruise guests and 26 892 crew members welcomed.
8 maiden calls (Britannia, Viking Star, Monarch, Silver Explorer, Star Pride, Clio, Aurora, Navigator of the Seas), 3 double calls and 5 unexpected calls took place this year.
This year, 13 439 guests opted for half-day and full-day shore excursions.
The most remarkable event of the year was the call of the Queen Mary 2 on the occasion of the transatlantic race ‘The Bridge 2017’, around 1700 passengers embarked from the very mythic transatlantic cruise terminal, as it was initially designed.
2018 program promises to be another fantastic season with 37 calls and over than 60.000 guests. 9 maiden calls and the very expected return of the Disney Magic on July 28th.
Major event of the year, Cherbourg Cruise Terminal will be fitted with a new air bridge gangway, in the first semester of the year!