For the fourth time in 2012, Le Havre hosted three cruise ships at the same time, although this time, it was all German passengers.

The three ships that called, according to the port, were the Artania, with 1,011 passengers from Phoenix Reisen; the AIDAsol, with 2,210 passengers, sailing for AIDA Cruises; and the Mein Schiff 2, from TUI Cruises, with 1,913 passengers.

The port hired German speaking staff to handle the 5,134 German passengers