Last Thursday evening 24 fireworks were launched from the Normandy beaches and could be seen at sea by passengers on board several cruise ships sailing in the area on itineraries linked to the events.
Many of those itineraries included calls to Le Havre which decorated its cruise terminal in commemoration of the anniversary. Military vehicles were displayed on the berths and a jazz band played mid-40s music.
Sea Cloud II sailed two seven-day cruises from Le Havre, including visits to the WW2 landing beaches. Fred Olsen Cruises‘ Braemar which left Harwich on June 1 for a D-Day anniversary cruise called in Le Havre Friday; Swan Hellenic’s Minerva left Portsmouth on June 4 for a D-Day 70th anniversary cruise and visited Le Havre Friday, as well as Celebrity Eclipse.
It was a jazzy weekend in Le Havre with the annual Dixie Days jazz festival running through to Sunday.