Winter traffic is picking up for Le Havre, with 18 calls scheduled for October to March for the 2011/2012, season, up from eight last year. For 2012/2013, 18 calls are already on the books.

Traffic will be up overall in 2012 too, with 15 cruise lines calling 130 times, compared to 97 calls forecast for 2011, and 70 calls for 2010.

2012 callers include AIDA Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Crociere, Cunard Line, MSC Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn and TUI Cruises.