On 17 November 2021 Haropa Port in France welcomed the cruise ships MSC Magnifica for the launch of a new route from the port of Le Havre to some of Europe’s capitals.

A historical used of the first French port, MSC Cruises has ambitions to develop its offerings to the French cruise market, with Le Havre among the cities to its essential development strategy.

The launch of the new route from Le Havre is a signal from the Company in the  context of weak economic recovery following the Covid lockdowns.

In addition, the Seine axis Major River & Sea Port and the Urban Community of Le Havre are joining forces to create a Public Interest Group called Le Havre Cruises dedicated to the development of the Cruise Terminal.

The ambition of this new organization is to consolidate Le Havre as a major international cruise port, one of the leaders in Northern Europe. €40m has been invested by Haropa Port to modernise the Cruise Terminal, including the project of Electrical power supply for cruise ships.

About Haropa Port

Since 1 June 2021, the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris, already united under single banner of Haropa since 2012, form the ‘major Seine Axis river and sea port authority’. As the fifth largest north-European port complex, Haropa Port has connections to every continent, offering calls at nearly 650 ports.


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