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Cruises from Hamburg

The gateway to the world

Hamburg - The gateway to the world for ocean-goers

The gateway to the world - this is one name given to the port city of Hamburg. And that is much more than marketing. On a map we have entered the destinations that cruise ships call at from Hamburg - 222 ports around the globe. No question: Hamburg IS the gateway to the world. And how could it be explored more conveniently than by ship? Almost all forms of cruising are offered from Hamburg: Luxury and expedition cruises, pleasure and heavy-metal cruises. These are boat trips to metropolises on the North Sea or the cities of the Baltic Sea, others lead to the great natural worlds of the North or into the heat of the South. And, yes, some world travels even start in Hamburg.

Transatlantic & World Cruises

Transatlantic journeys are still a speciality. An airplane takes eight hours to cross the big pond, a ship eight days.

Transatlantic & World Cruises

Southern Europe & The Canaries

The port of Hamburg also opens the gateway to Southern Europe. From here, cruise destinations there can be enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere.

Southern Europe & The Canaries

Gems Along the Baltic Sea

Consider yourself lucky to embark on a Baltic Sea trip from Hamburg.

Gems Along the Baltic Sea


Every year, many ships set sail from Hamburg to destinations in Northern Europe.


North Sea Metropolises

Once a week, an AIDA ship departs from Hamburg on a cruise, calling at several North Sea ports with the option of excursions to the country's major cities.

North Sea Metropolises

From Hamburg to the World - Cruise Destinations

Hamburg's location makes it easy for you to cruise to virtually any destination in Europe and North America!

Watch ships. At the Elbe entrance and exit.

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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

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Up to 50% discount on over 150 tourist attractions

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Hamburg travel including train 4 Days including hotel and arrival

  • overnight stay in hotel, with breakfast and return journey with DB
  • special prices in 1st class
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 31.90€
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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
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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 31,90€
Hamburg for explorers
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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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Shipping & Cruises

Experience the metropolis on the Elbe before or after your cruise or just watch the ships. Be there live and up close when the most amazing cruise ships arrive at Hamburg's cruise terminals.

Shipping & Cruises
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Port of Hamburg & Environs

Europe's second largest port extends from the cruise terminal to the historic Speicherstadt and the Landungsbrücken to the modern container port.

Port of Hamburg & Environs

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