Sail Date: August 2019
Very moving when you visit the beaches antheir surrounds. This was the 75th anniversary of D-Day which made it even more special. A must do!
Very moving when you visit the beaches antheir surrounds. This was the 75th anniversary of D-Day which made it even more special. A must do! Read Less
Sail Date: August 2019
One of our favourite cities in Normandy and again a must vist if you are in the area - especially on market day.
One of our favourite cities in Normandy and again a must vist if you are in the area - especially on market day. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2019
Great day. Visited Omaha Beach, American Cemetery, site of mulberry port, museum, and had a great lunch.
Great day. Visited Omaha Beach, American Cemetery, site of mulberry port, museum, and had a great lunch. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Excellent tour. Very friendly tour guide. Provided right amount of time for the museum, lunch, photo stops, and American Cemetery. Also provided 2 long photo stops for passengers to walk and explore the beaches. Highly recommended.
Excellent tour. Very friendly tour guide. Provided right amount of time for the museum, lunch, photo stops, and American Cemetery. Also provided 2 long photo stops for passengers to walk and explore the beaches. Highly recommended. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
What is there to say about a location that so many heroes lost their lives. So touching and heartwarming, while making me appreciate the greatest generation even more.
What is there to say about a location that so many heroes lost their lives. So touching and heartwarming, while making me appreciate the greatest generation even more. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
I took a private tour through Overlord Tours to Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, Bayeux & Honfleur.I was glad I had my winter coat as it was pretty chilly at the beach. We had free time to wander the cemetery & use the w/c ... Read More
I took a private tour through Overlord Tours to Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, Bayeux & Honfleur.I was glad I had my winter coat as it was pretty chilly at the beach. We had free time to wander the cemetery & use the w/c which was free. In Bayeux, where there's a famous tapestry & a lovely Cathedral, I saw neither as we spent so long waiting for lunch in the little bistro a nice family from the tour let me join them at. It also poured down rain when we left the cafe. Honfleur was a lovely place, such beautiful architecture, fishing vessels & very touristy. There was a carousel there & lovely flowers in bloom in the middle of the road. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
This was my second time in this port. The first time, I took a ship excursion to Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, and Bayeux. It was a long day on a coach bus with limited time at any one location. Also, it was very expensive (around ... Read More
This was my second time in this port. The first time, I took a ship excursion to Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, and Bayeux. It was a long day on a coach bus with limited time at any one location. Also, it was very expensive (around $250 pp). This time, we decided to rent a car and visit the sites that were most important to us. Because our ship was in port on a Sunday, most car rental agencies are closed, as are a lot of business in the town of Le Havre. However, although their websites say they are closed, both Rent-a-car and Sixt were opened on Sunday with limited hours for cruise passengers. Sixt is located in town, so I would recommend Rent-a-car (le_havre@rentacar.fr), which has a desk in the cruise terminal. Many of the cars are manual transmission, but we were upgraded to an automatic for free. Our car cost 90 Euros. The service at the desk is slow with one clerk, so I'd recommend getting off the ship as soon as possible to get going. Once on the road, we took the Pont de Normandie toll bridge to save time and get on the highway going west. We went to our furthest point west and worked our way back. Our first stop was Pointe du Hoc, the site of the US Ranger assault between Omaha and Utah Beaches. We got a little turned around when first out of Le Havre, but got there in about 1:45 hrs. We spent over an hour at the visitors' center, walking the paths to the point, going in German bunkers and looping back to the parking lots. The German cemetery La Cambe is nearby, but we didn't realize it so didn't take the time to go back once we were already heading east. Our second stop was Omaha Beach and the memorial. There are two parking lots. We spent a little time walking the beach and imagining what it must have been like for the soldiers. Then we traveled to the nearby American cemetery, which contains 9387 graves of soldiers killed in the events surrounding D-Day. The visitors' center was closed for renovation (scheduled to reopen June 1, 2019), so we spent our time walking around the cemetery and memorial. They offer free tours at certain times. We caught the tail end of a tour so asked the guide a few questions. From there, we felt like we were running out of time so we got back on the road. We stopped in Benouville. British gliders crash landed and captured the Pegasus Bridge in the hours leading up to the D-Day beach invasion. A modern draw bridge crosses the canal now, but the original is housed in a park at the memorial museum down the street along with a glider. From there, we hurried back to the port just in time for all-aboard. We cut it a little close for comfort and didn't even have time to gas up our car. Regardless, renting a car was totally worth it. It was a lot less expensive than the tours and we had the flexibility to do what we wanted. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Made it to Paris. It was tight, as the train ride is over 2 hours, but we managed to see Paris for five hours before heading back to the Gare St. Lazare and caught the train back to Le Havre, with 10 minutes before the 'all ... Read More
Made it to Paris. It was tight, as the train ride is over 2 hours, but we managed to see Paris for five hours before heading back to the Gare St. Lazare and caught the train back to Le Havre, with 10 minutes before the 'all aboard' time. We left it all up in the air, not booking anything ahead of time since we weren't sure if we could make it. If you do choose to go to Paris on your own from Le Havre, be confident that you have all of the timing clear. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
Took the bus to the town and got on a city tour. Bumble Bee tours. $12 per person and excellent.
Took the bus to the town and got on a city tour. Bumble Bee tours. $12 per person and excellent. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
We rented a car because we both had been to Paris and went to Normandy. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful and emotional place to be. I would highly recommend going there. It cost us a lot less than going on an excursion to Paris ... Read More
We rented a car because we both had been to Paris and went to Normandy. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful and emotional place to be. I would highly recommend going there. It cost us a lot less than going on an excursion to Paris and having to rush to see all the sites. Read Less

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