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Costa Cruises

The ships of the Costa fleet

The Costa shipping company is based in Italy and sends the largest cruise fleet in Europe out to sea. The shipping company is in many ways the epitome of the cruise experience and has fulfilled all requirements for entertainment and recreation at sea for well over half a century. More information about the fleet can be found at www.costakreuzfahrten.de.

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OUR TIPS Do you want to watch ships?

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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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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.

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Where to watch ships
© Transocean Kreuzfahrten

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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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 28.90 €
Hamburg travel including train
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From 178.00
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
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From 142.60
including UNESCO World Heritage Site
Maritime Cultural Heritage
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Maritime Cultural Heritage Enjoy culture carefree

  • overnight stay in a Hotel, with breakfast taking into account the hygiene regulations
  • Relaxed on foot: guided tour Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 28,90€
Maritime Cultural Heritage
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From 155.10

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Food and drink with a view Restaurants & Cafés where you can watch ships

We have compiled a list of the best places where you can watch the arriving and departing ships with a cup of coffee and a piece of cake or a delicious dinner.

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Restaurants & Cafés where you can watch ships
© mediaserver.hamburg.de / Jörg Modrow

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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