The gateway to the cruise world!
Cruise terminals have become indispensable in Hamburg. As a permanent port area for cruise ships, almost 180 ships with more than 600,000 visitors are recorded here every year at present. Cruise ships from around the world moor here. The Queen Mary 2 is probably one of the most famous guests in the Port of Hamburg.
The Hamburg Cruise Centre in the HafenCity and the Cruise Centre Altona serve as cruise terminals in the Port of Hamburg. The latter is located on Edgar-Engelhard quay, previously used for journeys to England. The Hamburg Cruise Centre occupies 1,500 square metres and is architecturally unique in this form. You can regularly admire the so-called "fat pots" (big ships) at the 330-metre quay in HafenCity. However, another terminal became essential due to the thriving development of the cruise industry. The ground-breaking ceremony for the Cruise Centre Altona took place in March 2009 and it opened almost two years later, on 1 April 2011. Particularly interesting: Visitors can climb the roof of the Cruise Centre and wave at the incoming or departing passengers, or simply enjoy a great view of the Port of Hamburg.