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    Cruise from Hamburg port (Germany), cruises in Hamburg

    Cruises in Hamburg (Germany). Information about the port Hamburg (Germany), cruises from Hamburg (Germany), touch at Hamburg (Germany) of these ships, as MSC Lirica, departure from Hamburg (Germany), excursions and tourist programs.

    Hamburg cruise port is one of the largest in Germany. It is located at the influx of the River Elbe to the Baltic Sea. Each year about 400,000 cruise ship passengers pass through the Hamburg port.

    Due to its location, Hamburg has a dense network of waterways and has more bridges than even Venice! The Hanseatic city is one of the most important economic centres in Germany on account of the overseas port and the media and cultural centre. This city of contrasts has a highly developed entertainment culture that visitors can experience first hand in the legendary 'St. Pauli' area and in Hamburg's many music halls and theatres. The 1,200-year-old city is loved by culture-vultures and scenesters alike, and buildings with ultra-modern shops and bars are sprouting up all over the city between the traditional office buildings. Other attractions include: the "Michel", the entire port development, the "Jungfernstieg", the "Reeperbahn', the TV tower, Hagenbeck Zoo, the warehouse area "Speicherstadt", Mönckebergstraße, St. Jacobi Church and the fish market.

    Hamburg port terminals

    Currently Hamburg port has three cruise terminals. The first terminal, HafenCity, is situated on the territory of the former naval depots. The second, ultra-modern Altona terminal, was opened in 2010 on the site of the old fishing docks. Today it receives and departs the largest cruise ships in the world, such as famous Queen Mary 2 from Cunard Cruise Lines. The third terminal Überseebrücke was built in 1930 and then rebuilt after the World War II. Now here arrive small cruise ships and sailboats. It is located in the historic part of Hamburg at the old Landungsbrücken pier in St. Pauli district.

    Hamburg port transport

    Like everywhere in Germany all three port terminals have well-established transport links with the city center. Thus, from the Altona terminal passengers can get to the Landungsbrücken piers by bus number 62, which will deliver them directly to Landungsbrücken, where you can book a tour of the city on a special tour bus. Bus ticket costs only 1.30 Euros. In Landungsbrücken, between 4 and 5 berths, are located tourist offices, where you can get information on travel possibilities in Hamburg. Most cruise operators in the port of Hamburg also provide for shuttle service. For 10 Euros they will deliver passengers to the central station.

    Hamburg: the house of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

    Hamburg is famous not only for its port. There is also located the headquarters of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - one the leading cruise operators in Germany.

    Activities at the port of Hamburg

    Hamburg port is also famous for its numerous sea festivals. For cruise passengers one of the most attractive events is Cruises Days in Hamburg. This festival is traditionally held in summer in July-August. During the Hamburg Cruise Days is organized the parade of cruise ships, and the port itself is illuminated in blue.

    In addition, presentations of new cruise liners are regularly held in Hamburg. Among the latter is "baptism" of the AIDAmar ship in May 2012, which was reported as the largest ceremony of its kind in the world.

    Generally, May is the perfect time for a cruise to Hamburg also because in this month (May 11-13) the port celebrates the date of its foundation.

    Photo: Mikhail Hnot


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    Queen Mary 2
    MSC Magnifica
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    Junker Jörg
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    Amadea
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    Artania
    MSC Meraviglia
    Artania
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