Sail Date: May 2013
We took the BEACHES OF NORMANDY excursion through the ship and it was excellent. We saw everything we were supposed to see and then some. Alex, our tourguide, was very soft spoken and with a busload of seniors, he was asked to speak up. We ... Read More
We took the BEACHES OF NORMANDY excursion through the ship and it was excellent. We saw everything we were supposed to see and then some. Alex, our tourguide, was very soft spoken and with a busload of seniors, he was asked to speak up. We saw Omaha beach, the American cemetary and actually walked into the old German gun nests. We then went to Caen to visit a WWII museum and see a film. All in all, they did a very thorough job. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2013
We took the ships shore excursion and did a half day trip to Honfleur. I was very glad we booked this in advance because the tour was sold out when we boarded the ship. The tour was well done. This is a beautiful little city and even ... Read More
We took the ships shore excursion and did a half day trip to Honfleur. I was very glad we booked this in advance because the tour was sold out when we boarded the ship. The tour was well done. This is a beautiful little city and even though it was pouring, there was a lot to see and do in this town. We used the afternoon to have lunch and walk in Le Havre. I was told later that there is a tram tour. I am sorry we missed this because there was little to do in Le Havre. The rating of 5.5 is for Honfleur, not Le Havre. I would give Le Havre about a 2.5 rating Read Less
Sail Date: July 2012
Very good tour to Honfleur only 30 minute drive which was beautiful. Paris is nearer to our home so didn't bother ...others found it a long day and those that stayed in le Havre found little to do as its such a moden town.
Very good tour to Honfleur only 30 minute drive which was beautiful. Paris is nearer to our home so didn't bother ...others found it a long day and those that stayed in le Havre found little to do as its such a moden town. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2012
Stayed on the ship as apparently on Mayday all the shops are closed and disruption can be caused by the many parades which take place (political not pleasure).
Stayed on the ship as apparently on Mayday all the shops are closed and disruption can be caused by the many parades which take place (political not pleasure). Read Less
Sail Date: June 2010
I went on the Paris trip with the river cruise, the rep gave us a very clear history of Paris and pointed out all the places of interest for much of the journey. We had some free time around the Eiffel Tower but not enough if you wanted to ... Read More
I went on the Paris trip with the river cruise, the rep gave us a very clear history of Paris and pointed out all the places of interest for much of the journey. We had some free time around the Eiffel Tower but not enough if you wanted to go up. queueing time was around one and a half hours. Beware of beggars they seemed to be every where and also seemed to be from eastern European countries. I wont mention which ones. Over all a very good trip to go on. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
A very boring place. Their mall was nothing special and frankly the town has nothing more to offer.
A very boring place. Their mall was nothing special and frankly the town has nothing more to offer. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
FYI--Princess charges a $16 "excursion fee" to bus you into Le Havre. What Princess DID NOT tell us is it was a NATIONAL HOLIDAY in Le Havre and nothing was open. NOTHING. except a cafe or two. No one speaks much English, so if ... Read More
FYI--Princess charges a $16 "excursion fee" to bus you into Le Havre. What Princess DID NOT tell us is it was a NATIONAL HOLIDAY in Le Havre and nothing was open. NOTHING. except a cafe or two. No one speaks much English, so if you speak French you'll do fine. PS We complained to the front desk when i got back onboard, only to have the guy tell me "we can't refund you". The next day, my husband asked and they happily refunded our money when he asked. So there. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2017
We took a taxi to Honfleur and had a brief look around lovely town and had lunch and some wine there. Again we wish we could have spent longer there?.at least until the shops opened after lunch!
We took a taxi to Honfleur and had a brief look around lovely town and had lunch and some wine there. Again we wish we could have spent longer there?.at least until the shops opened after lunch! Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2016
Ship did not go because of strikes in France. We went to Belgium instead. We had been there and didn't leave ship
Ship did not go because of strikes in France. We went to Belgium instead. We had been there and didn't leave ship Read Less
17 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
Massive queues to bendy bus,only three provided for thousands of passengers.Tip get taxi avoid queue for buses which are 4euros per person.Buses back to port were overcrowded and not good experience.
Massive queues to bendy bus,only three provided for thousands of passengers.Tip get taxi avoid queue for buses which are 4euros per person.Buses back to port were overcrowded and not good experience. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2015
As stated. Lehavre is crumby. I thought there would be a cruise terminal not a rundown building that looked like a wartime hangar.
As stated. Lehavre is crumby. I thought there would be a cruise terminal not a rundown building that looked like a wartime hangar. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2015
Again getting into town on a bus from port was badly organised with far too few busses and again no explanation with the wheelchair
Again getting into town on a bus from port was badly organised with far too few busses and again no explanation with the wheelchair Read Less
Sail Date: October 2014
Could be improved by a good bombing. A concrete jungle with no character and few amenities. To be fair it's a place to go to other places, not a place to go. The French should be ashamed.Worst place I've ever been to which is ... Read More
Could be improved by a good bombing. A concrete jungle with no character and few amenities. To be fair it's a place to go to other places, not a place to go. The French should be ashamed.Worst place I've ever been to which is saying something as I've been to Bulgaria. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2014
The first port of call was Le Havre, France where we had scheduled a Celebrity tour of Normandy for all four of us. Unfortunately, the tour was one of the worst we have taken anywhere in the world. The tour guide seemed intent on ... Read More
The first port of call was Le Havre, France where we had scheduled a Celebrity tour of Normandy for all four of us. Unfortunately, the tour was one of the worst we have taken anywhere in the world. The tour guide seemed intent on persuading us all that the French were the true heroes of WWII and the British, not so much. We are neither French nor British, but the hostility toward the British seemed inappropriate for the setting. The tour itself was orchestrated poorly. At Utah beach, the guide walked off the front of the bus and briskly toward the beach, never looking back. By the time the passengers in the back of the bus got off, he was 100 yards away and nearly out of sight. The slower moving passengers barely made it to a point where they could see the beach before it was time to return to the bus. This pattern repeated itself at future stops. We spent 10 minutes at Utah Beach and 5 minutes at Omaha Beach. We did have adequate time to see the American Cemetery, but not enough time to see both the Cemetery and the adjacent museum. We then spent an interminable 3 hours at the big Normandy museum where, once again, at least a dozen passengers could not locate the guide as he led us to lunch. When confronted by several very angry patrons who could not locate him for lunch, his response was belligerent rather than apologetic. Overall, the excursion was the worst we have experienced on any cruise. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2012
Princess tour of Honfleur was a total waste. Nothing was open, just walked and walked, and tour guide talked endlessly about nothing. She took us to a restroom that was worse than any restroom I used in the third world. No toilets, just ... Read More
Princess tour of Honfleur was a total waste. Nothing was open, just walked and walked, and tour guide talked endlessly about nothing. She took us to a restroom that was worse than any restroom I used in the third world. No toilets, just holes in the floor, no towels, soap, lights, etc. Read Less

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