Kiel Cruise

A strong relationship with water

Arriving on your MSC Cruise of Northern Europe, you will have the chance to visit Kiel, an expanding urban centre on the shores of the Baltic Sea.


Kiel became the Imperial military port of Germany in 1871 and, when its canal was opened to connect the Baltic and the North Seas in 1895, the town began to control the largest artificial waterway in the world.

Kiel is the ideal location for a relaxing vacation in Germany with an MSC cruise: it is simple and quiet, even during the Kieler Woche international regatta, an event not to be missed by sailing enthusiasts. The few city museums can be visited in one morning, however, if you want to get acquainted with Kiel you cannot ignore its waterways, to which the town is indissolubly bound: they can be visited by taking the Kiellinie footpath or taking a cruise along the Kieler Förde and along the canal.

A spacious promenade along the pier will give you the chance to admire a variety of vessels of all sorts, amongst which the dinghies of the sailing school and, from the wet dock in front, the best view one can get of Kiel. 6 km south-west of the centre, in Molfsee, where we find the Schleswig-Holsteinisches Freilichtmuseum.

This open air museum shows about seventy traditional buildings taken from the Lande and assembled in miniature villages: the colonial houses still maintain the original furniture – outstanding beds sleeping the entire family in order to keep warm in the freezing winters.

While on vacation in Kiel with your MSC Cruise, an excursion will take you to Lubecca, one of the few towns on the northern coasts of Europe that has kept its Medieval glory. For more than two centuries it has been one of the wealthiest and most powerful European cities. The wealth deriving from trade is best expressed through its architecture: from the oldest Rathaus in Germany to the churches with the tallest bell towers and the merchants’ mansions.

Cruises from/to Kiel in 2021

Utflukter & aktiviteter

Nå havn

 The berth of the ship and the parking lot are located at the Ostuferhafen. The Ostuferhafen is signposted on all major roads. Follow the signs "Fähre", "Ostufer" and later "Ostuferhafen".

Coming from A7 / A215 / B76: Take the A215 towards Kiel, exit onto the B76 towards Lübeck / Ostuferhafen. Follow the B76 and drive towards Ostring / B502, turn left at the crossroads. Follow the road and after about 4km turn left towards the ferry / Ostuferhafen / Klaipeda.

From direction A1 / A21 / B404: Take the A21 towards Flensburg / Kiel / Bad Segeberg and follow the road to Kiel. Take the B76 in the direction of Lübeck, then drive towards Ostring / B502, turn left at the crossroads. Follow the road and after about 4km turn left towards the ferry / Ostuferhafen / Klaipeda.



KIEL - Parking located inside the terminal with exclusive lugguage drop off°

Address: Salzredder 30, 24149 Kiel
Tel: +49 0431 9822 399



Address: Am Kiel-Kanal 1-3, 24106 Kiel 

Tel: +49 431 221 392 79