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Hi, and welcome to Cruise Critic,

 

Overlord is the best-known & highly recommended by Cruise Critic members

https://www.overlordtour.com/product-category/tour-from-ports/

They offer both seat-in-minibus and per minibus, but they do sell-out early.

 

Check your cruise's RollCall to see if a fellow-cruiser is looking for sharers.

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/20-roll-calls/

Post on that RollCall anyway, to say Hi to your fellow-cruisers.

 

There are other D-Day tour operators, but you'll need to google

 

Or rent a car (find sharers via your RollCall) and DIY.

If you quote your ship, day-of-the-week arrival and sailing times, your port (Le Havre or Cherbourg), and your interests (presumably Brit.?), I and others can suggest a route. Sights have plenty of signage & knowledgeable staff

 

JB 🙂

 

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Just to add to JB 's good advice above, and this is based on doing our own thing for the landing beaches, as we were in our motorhome not on a cruise: if you have a personal connection to operation overlord, as many of us do, research precisely where you want to go.  My dad was bosun on a Royal Navy LST (landing ship tanks) and mainly transported Canadians and their equipment, so with my husband I went to the Canadian museum which is less visited and was a moving and tearful experience for me. A tour of the US beaches while interesting would not have had the same personal impact. 

 

and btw we are all assuming you are interesting in the ww2 landings, but of course you might prefer an art tour, in which case from Le Havre, Honfleur is nearby and there have been lots of previous posts about how to do this as well.  

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I have heard nothing but good reports on Overlord Tours. However, we took Lable West and they were beyond wonderful. We even got a stop at the German Cemetery. I would highly, highly recommend either over a ships tour. Half the cost and twice the tour in my opinion.

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We used: https://alliedvictorytours.com/american-d-day-tour-from-cherbourg-cruise-port/

 

I thought Edward was amazing.. We also did stop at a German Cemetery after one person asked to do so. It was on the way back to the ship. I believe he only operates out of Cherbourg or for those who take the train in. We had a group of 7. I would do this tour again in a heart beat.

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