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?

© Transocean Kreuzfahrten

Interactive Ship Finder

With the ship finder you can see what's going on in the harbour and on the Elbe - even from the comfort of your own home.

Interactive Ship Finder
© Helge Hackbarth

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
© Timo Sommer

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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Hamburg Cruise Days on the Fairplay VIII

Hamburg Cruise Days on the Fairplay VIII Cruise spectacle

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • 4-hour boat trip
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Disney´s THE LION KING

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Hamburg Cruise Days on the Commodore

Hamburg Cruise Days on the Commodore Cruise spectacle

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • 3-hour boat trip
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 26,50
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    • overnight stay in hotel, with breakfast
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    From 204.00
    Buzzing City by the Water

    Buzzing City by the Water Discoverer Experience

    • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
    • Sightseeing tour on a red double-decker
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    From 128.00
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    Maritime Cultural Heritage

    Maritime Cultural Heritage Culture Travel

    • overnight stay in a Hotel, with breakfast
    • guided tour Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
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    The most beautiful cafés & restaurants along the Elbe Cafés & restaurants 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.

    Cafés & restaurants 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
    © ThisIsJulia Photography

    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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