Hamburg Cruise

A cosmopolitan point of view

Located between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, Hamburg will fascinate you from the moment you first set eyes on its elegant and austere buildings looking onto the port, one of the largest in Europe.
When you reach this destination on an MSC Cruise of Northern Europe, you can get a taste of its glorious history. Hamburg is a cosmopolitan, wealthy and fashionable city, with an aggressive economy, that still prides itself of the title “free Hanseatic city”.

It has, in fact, never cut its umbilical cord with maritime trade that has its heart in the port where your cruise liner will be waiting for you. Many tourist come here to visit the Reeperbahn, the red light district, but if you want to take in the atmosphere of the city, you shouldn’t miss an excursion to Speicherstadt (Warehouse Town), where the cobbled streets, gables and turrets combine to make the area on the other side of Zollkanal (Tax Canal) a world apart from the city opposite.

Another city icon, St Michaelis, at the western edge of the city centre by Ludwig-Erhard-Strasse, is Hamburg’s iconic church and no wonder. More than any other building, the “Michael” mirrors the city’s irrepressible spirit. Burned down after a lightning strike in1750, it was rebuilt in Baroque style under Ernst Georg Sonnin but it again accidently caught fire in1906.

In 1945, the Allies obliterated the roof and decor of church number three. Reconstructed again to Sonnin’s plans, it is now the finest Baroque church in North Germany. Probably the most gratifying attraction during an excursion on an MSC Cruise is the scenery you can admire from one of the best views over Hamburg: the 360-degree panorama takes in Speicherstadt, the container port and shipping on the Elbe, the Alster lakes, and the five spires of the churches and Rathaus.

Cruises from/to Hamburg in 2021

Utflukter & aktiviteter

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Travel to Hamburg Cruise Terminal 



Cruise Center Steinwerder
Address: Kronprinzkai/Buchheisterstr. 12
20457 Hamburg

Altona Cruise Terminal
Address: Van-der-Smissen-Straße 5
20457 Hamburg

For winter cruises 2021-22 MSC Magnifica will call Altona Cruise Terminal for the following departure dates:

  • 14.11.2021

    While for all the other departures the ship will call Steinwerder Cruise Terminal.
    Parking on your own at terminal Steinwerder°



    Address: Kronprinzkai/Buchheisterstr. 12

    20457 Hamburg

    Tel. +49 40 537 985 639


    MSC Parking is bookable online up to 48 hours before your cruise departure. Bookings after the 48 hour deadline can be made directly with the provider, and the same reduced rates will be applied when presenting your cruise travel documents.

    Se priser


    5,51 M - 6,99 M
    Normal car, SUV 7 seats, VAN 9 seats  8  € 109   € 139
    Normal car, SUV 7 seats, VAN 9 seats  10 € 129   € 159
    Normal car, SUV 7 seats, VAN 9 seats 11 € 129   € 159
    Normal car, SUV 7 seats, VAN 9 seats 12 € 129   € 159
    Normal car, SUV 7 seats, VAN 9 seats 13 € 159    € 179
    Normal car, SUV 7 seats, VAN 9 seats  14 € 159    € 179
    Normal car, SUV 7 seats, VAN 9 seats  15 € 159    € 179


    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: