On 8 July 2012, the Port of La Rochelle inaugurated a new cruise terminal. The program to improve the passengers facilities engaged by the Port is € 1.5 Million investment. The terminal has 1000 m2 of space for reception, luggage area and 1 scanner. The investment also includes a guarded parking situated in the port area with 127 spaces.
The port will receive more over 30.000 passengers in 2012.