Today, I had a really nice article all prepped and ready to go on the history of Norwegian Cruise Line and some of the cool itineraries they’ve got in store for cruisers. But I moved it to next week when I realized what the significance of today was.
Today – Friday, June 6, 2014 – marks the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day invasions off the coast of Normandy. Nicknamed “Operation Neptune”, the Allied assault on the beaches is widely recognized as the largest seaborne invasion in history, and a major turning point in the progression of World War II.
For the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada, along with many other countries – today is a very important day. But it’s also a very personal day for France, and our friends at the Port of Le Havre sent us a small list of events and ship calls that are commemorating this special occasion.
In France’s Normandy region, D-Day is always a major event, but this year is obviously an exceptional occasion. Visitors from around the world are flocking to Normandy this year, and yesterday, fireworks were set off from the Norman beaches that could be seen from passing cruise ships.