Hamburg Cruises

Hamburg Cruise

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Hamburg, Germany is a prominent European port on the river Elbe, bridging continental Europe and Scandinavia. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination boasts magnificent buildings overlooking the harbour, numerous canals, and the Speicherstadt, the world’s largest warehouse district.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:

• Speicherstadt: the Warehouse Town
• Hamburg by Land and Sea
• Lübeck

Speicherstadt is the world's largest complex of warehouses, spanning an area of 630,000 square metres. Built between 1883 and 1927, its home to remarkable Neo-Gothic brick buildings — including museums. Explore its labyrinth of alleys, canals and bridges on an MSC Cruises excursion, where you’ll learn more about this renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site and its world-famous architecture.

Hamburg is renowned for its elegant boulevards, stately buildings, and emerald green parks. On an MSC Cruises excursion you’ll enjoy a breathtaking tour of the canals, the riverside, and other fascinating city landmarks. Begin with a captivating drive through HafenCity and the Speicherstadt — the historic warehouse quarter. Next, admire Hamburg's waterways by boat and the magnificent views of its skyline. Discover City Hall, Planten un Blomen botanical park, the trendy Jungfernstieg area, and the iconic St. Michael's Church. A view of 17th-century houses in the Krameramtsgasse closes this delightful tour.

Lübeck, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a charming old city on the river Trave, characterised by its remarkable Gothic architecture. Take a scenic MSC Cruises excursion to one of the most beautiful ports in Germany where you’ll discover elegant alleyways, courtyards, and the remains of a medieval development. Admire the renowned Holtenstor (Holsten Gate), the Hospital of Holy Spirit, and the world's largest mechanical organ at St. Mary’s Church. Finally, enjoy a delicious German lunch before returning to Hamburg.

Cruises from/to Hamburg in 2022

Excursions & Activities Hamburg

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MSC Preziosa will berth at Hamburg Cruise Center Steinwerder – Kronprinzenkai, Buchheisterstrasse 16, 20457 Hamburg (for navigation systems: Buchheisterstrasse 12).

From direction A1 / A255 / A252 / B4 / B75: Before / behind the Elbbrücken (Billhorner Brückenstraße) take the exit Freihafen / Veddel and drive to the Veddeler Marktplatz. Now turn onto the Prielstraße and follow the course of the street, which merges into the street Am Bahndamm and turn at the end to the left in the Rampenstraße. Follow the course, this turns into the streets Am Moldauhafen, Am Saalehafen and finally Veddeler Damm. Now turn off into the Reiherdamm and turn left at the second intersection into the Buchheisterstraße and follow the road to the end.

From the A7: Take the Waltershof exit and turn into Finkenwerder Straße towards Köhlbrandbrücke. You drive over the Köhlbrandbrücke and follow the course of the road that merges into the Roßdamm. Then turn left into the Reiherdamm and take the second intersection left into Buchheisterstraße. The cruise terminal is at the end of the street.

From the A24: Head northwest on the A24 until reaching the roundabout. Afterwards, drive straight along the Sievekingsallee. Follow the signs to the city center and turn left at the sign "Bürgerweide / B75". Follow the road for about 3km and take the exit "Veddel". Keep right and then turn left onto Prielstraße. Drive along the railway tracks and turn right at the end of the road to drive through the tunnel. After the tunnel turn left and follow the road for about 3km. Keep right until you finally see the ship. Stay on the right lane to turn right onto the " Reihendamm ". On the other side of the bridge, turn into Buchheisterstraße. Drive into the roundabout and take the second exit.

Parking on your own at terminal Steinwerder°

Address: Buchheisterstraße 12, 20457 Hamburg
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Parking rates

 Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats)  5  € 90
 Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats)  6  € 95
 Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats)  7  € 99
 Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats)  8  € 99
 Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats)  9  € 104
 Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats)  10  € 109
 Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats)  11  € 114
 Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats)  12  € 119
 Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats)  13  € 124
 Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats)  14  € 130
 Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats)  15  € 135
 Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats) 16  € 140

*Please note that no mobile home campers or cars with trailer allowed

MSC Shuttle Service:
If you have booked your flight via MSC, your transfer to the cruise terminal is already included. One of our multilingual staff will meet you at the exit of the airport and take you to your bus, which will take you directly to the berth of the ship.

If you have arranged a flight yourself, MSC Cruises offers you the possibility to book an individual airport transfer. The booking is made via your travel agency or our contact center, indicating the flight details (airline, flight route from / to, flight number, departure and arrival time).

Public transportation:
Take the City Train (S-Bahn S1) in the direction of Blankenese / Wedel to Hamburg Central Station. Change to the S3 / S31 and drive to the city train station Hamburg-Veddel (S-Bahn). There you get (coach parking lot at the P + R car park) in the shuttle bus (about € 2.50 per person), which brings you every hour to the Cruise Center Steinwerder.

For Hamburg we offer you the discounted tickets of Deutsche Bahn. These are valid for the round trip to / from Hamburg in all trains (ICE, EC / IC, IR, RE, RB, NCL) and from / to all stations of the Deutsche Bahn AG. Rail prices start at € 55, - per person / each way (depending on class and possession of a discount card “Bahncard”). Children (6-14 years) travel free of charge when accompanied by parents / grandparents, but need a ticket! Children under the age of 6 are not required to bring a ticket. Note: The train tickets are only valid in connection with your MSC cruise. Please note the advance booking period of at least 30 days prior to departure.

MSC Shuttle Service:
You are welcome to use our paid shuttle service from the main train station to Steinwerder (price € 5, - per person / each way). This service can be booked on site at one of our hostesses. The meeting point is at the exit Kirchenallee.

Public transportation:
Alternatively, you can take the public transport to Steinwerder: Get off at the main station in the S3 / S31 and go to the city train station Hamburg-Veddel. There you get on the bus shuttle (about € 2.50 per person), which will take you every hour to the Steinwerder Cruise Center.

Information about the arrival and departure of the Steinwerder shuttle service can also be found at: