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Shipping and cruises in Hamburg

If you like cruises, you'll love Hamburg!

Be there live and up close when the most beautiful cruise ships arrive at Hamburg's cruise terminals. You will find all the dates and information you need on cruises, the passing visits of cruise liners, as well as practical tips for those on a cruise and those interested in starting a here!

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Cruise Destinations from Hamburg

The gateway to the world - one name given to the port city of Hamburg. Our map shows you all the destinations that cruise ships leave for from Hamburg.

Cruise Destinations from Hamburg
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Cruise Liners & Shipping Companies

To make sure you don't miss a ship in Hamburg harbour, you'll find all the shipping companies and cruise ships.

Cruise Liners & Shipping Companies
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Ship Arrivals

Every year dream ships call at the port of Hamburg. This year as well, many ocean liners will be our guest and can be admired in all their splendour.

Ship Arrivals
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In the app Interactive ship finder

Whether you are longing for the harbor, the best places for ship spotters or just want to browse: With our interactive ship finder you can see what is going on in the harbor and on the Elbe. And you can do it conveniently from home with our free app.

Interactive ship finder
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Come aboard Ship sightseeing

Get a taste of some cruise flair - maybe you'll go on a big cruise the next time you visit Hamburg!

Ship sightseeing

AT A GLANCE The most important information for cruise guests

Experience cruises live in Hamburg!

The Hanseatic City of Hamburg has always been the gateway to the world. Here, where Albert Ballin invented cruise liners at the end of the 19th century, is where the most beautiful and popular cruise ships in the world regularly arrive and depart from. The ocean liners moor directly in the heart of the city near the Elbphilharmonie and take guests to the Norwegian fjords, the British Isles, the Baltic Sea, the Arctic, Greenland, Spitsbergen and Iceland, around Western Europe or directly to New York.

Hamburg. Unique. Diverse.

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Travel Packages
Hafengeburtstag Feuerwerk
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834th Hamburg Port Anniversary

Discover now the biggest digital harbour festival in the world! All dates of the programme Detailed information and background Tips & recommendations for the port anniversary in Hamburg.

385th Hamburg Port Anniversary
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Hamburg Cruise Days

From the 8th to the 10th of September 2023, Hamburg will once again be the stage for the world of cruising - with the Hamburg Cruise Days. The world's most beautiful cruise festival returns after the pandemic and a special edition last year: with impressive ships, the atmospheric Blue Port Hamburg, and with spectacular event highlights such as the parade on Saturday evening. Hamburg Tourismus has the right package deal for the maritime experience.

Hamburg Cruise Days
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Watching ships. At the entrance and exit of the Elbe.

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Where to watch ships

In Hamburg, the best and most well-known ocean liners in the world regularly enter and leave the harbour, which makes Hamburg a popular place for ship-spotters - 12 months out of the year.

Where to watch ships
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Leaving Hamburg on the Elbe

Experience the Elbe from Hamburg to its delta into the North Sea!

Leaving Hamburg on the Elbe

BOOK NOW Discover the Hamburg Harbour

Hafenrundfahrt Abicht (1 Stunde)
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1h Harbour Tour Abicht

  • Cosy harbour tour
  • Starting at the Landungsbrücken
  • Following the vibrant quayside
  • Speicherstadt (depending on the tide)
1h Harbour Tour Abicht
To offer
from 16.00 €*
Lichterfahrt Abicht
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1h Harbour Tour in the Evening

  • One of a kind night-ride
  • Illuminated facades
  • Sea of ​​lights of the Hamburg harbour
  • Maritime barge or  salon ship
1h Harbour Tour in the Evening
To offer
from 20.00 €*
Maritime Circle Line - Hop-on Hop-of
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Hop-on Hop-off Ticket "Maritime Circle Line"

  • Sightseeing from the water
  • 10 stops along Hamburg's attractions
  • Elbphilharmonie, Ballinstadt, etc..
  • Pay once and drive all day
Hop-on Hop-off Ticket "Maritime Circle Line"
To offer
from 22.00 €*
Romantic Must-Do
Gregor´s Lichterfahrt und Abendtörn
© Jan Schugardt

Gregor's Harbour Tour in the Evening

  • Boat-ride after sunset
  • Sea of ​​lights at the edge of the harbour
  • Wonderful illuminated Speicherstadt
Gregor's Harbour Tour in the Evening
To offer
from 22.00 €*
Limeted Contingent
Hamburg Cruise Days
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Hamburg Cruise Days on the Commodore Cruise Convention

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • 3-hour boat trip
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 29,90 €
    Hamburg Cruise Days on the Commodore
    To offer
    from 204.00

    More Hamburg
    Experience & Save

    Free travel by bus, train & harbour ferries,
    up to 50% discount on over 150 activities,
    attractions and restaurants.

    More Hamburg
    Info & Booking
    from 11.90

    Free travel

    Free travel everywhere by bus, train & harbour ferries

    Many discounts

    Up to 50% discount on over 150 tourist attractions

    Buy now

    Online, tourist info, hotel or ticket machine

    BOOK NOW Our Top Offers for Your Hamburg Trip

    Package: Hamburg travel including train
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    Hamburg travel including train 4 Days including hotel and arrival

    • overnight stay in hotel, with breakfast
    • Return journey with Deutsche Bahn including seat reservation depends on availability
    • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 29.90 €
    Hamburg travel including train
    To offer
    from 191.00
    Package: Buzzing City by the Water
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    Buzzing City by the Water Discoverer Experience

    • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
    • Sightseeing tour on a red double-decker
    • 1-hour harbour tour on the Elbe
    Buzzing City by the Water
    To offer
    from 173.10
    Reisepaket: Hamburg für Entdecker
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    Hamburg for explorers On water, on land and on foot

    • overnight stay in a Hotel, with breakfast
    • Guided tours by bus, boat and on foot
    • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 29,90 €
    Hamburg for explorers
    To offer
    from 187.10

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    The whole world's port Maritime Hamburg

    Desire for the water, harbour flair and large boats? Then you're in the right place so close to the Elbe. No matter whether you take off on your own or want to experience such highlights as the Harbour Birthday or Cruise Days, we tell you when and where you can enjoy Hamburg's maritime flair pure.

    Maritime Hamburg
    Elbphilharmonie Luftaufnahme Sonnenaufgang
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    Urban.Shore.Hamburg Hamburg – City at the waterfront

    Life on the water makes Hamburg really special. Discover the city on the water and enjoy its maritime diversity.

    Hamburg – City at the waterfront
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