Hamburg Cruises

Hamburg Cruise

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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.

Excursions & Activities

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Reach the Port

  • From direction A1 / A255 / A252 / B4 / B75 - Before / behind the Elbbrücken (Billhorner Brückenstraße) take the exit Freihafen / Veddel. Once Prielstraße merges into the Am Bahndamm turn at the end of it to the left in the Rampenstraße. Follow the course of the road until Veddeler Damm.
  • From the A7 - Take the Waltershof exit and turn into Finkenwerder Straße towards Köhlbrandbrücke. Drive the road that merges into the Roßdamm... Finally, from all directions above turn into the Reiherdamm and turn left at the second intersection into the Buchheisterstraße to follow the road to the end.
  • From the A24 - Head northwest on the A24 until reaching the roundabout to drive straight along the ekingsallee. Follow the signs to the city center and turn left at the sign "Bürgerweide / B75". Follow the road for about 3km to the exit "Veddel". Keep right and then turn left onto Prielstraße. Drive along the railway tracks and turn right at the end of it to pass the tunnel. Then turn left and follow the road for next 3km. Keep right until you finally see the ship.
MSC Parking is provided by Park und Meer as a self-service and is located in front of the Terminal building.
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. 

CRUISE GATE HAMBURG
Parking on your own at terminal Steinwerder°


Address: Buchheisterstraße 12, 20457 Hamburg
Website: www.cruisegate-hamburg.de/
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Parking rates

VEHICLE DAYS 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 €

 

*no mobile home or campers are allowed

PARK UND MEER
Parking on your own at terminal Steinwerder°


Address: Buchheisterstraße 12, 20457 Hamburg
Tel. +49 40 22 81 5525

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

 VEHICLE DAYS  RATES
Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats) 8 99 €
Mobile Home, Camper 8 109 €
Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats) 12 119 €
Mobile Home, Camper 12 134 €
Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats) 13 124 €
Mobile Home, Camper 13 144 €
Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats) 15 135 €
Mobile Home, Camper 15 155 €
Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats) 16 140 €
Mobile Home, Camper 16 160€

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Flughafen Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport (https://www.hamburg-airport.de/en/index.php) is located around 19km from the cruise port.

  • 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 guide you to your bus, which will bring you directly to the terminal.
  • 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).
  • If you choose to continue by train, from Hamburg-Veddel (S-Bahn) P + R car park coach lot, runs a shuttle bus (about € 2.50 per person), which brings you every hour to the Cruise Center Steinwerder. Information about the arrival and departure of the Steinwerder shuttle service can also be found at: https://www.cruisegate-hamburg.de/de/anfahrt/cruise-center-steinwerder.

Driving to the airport of departure? With ParkinGO, MSC customers get 5% discount on parking near the main airports in Europe. Book now to get the best deal!

  • To reach Hamburg MSC Cruises disposes of discounted tickets for the Deutsche Bahn. These are valid for the trip to / from Hamburg in all trains (ICE, EC / IC, IR, RE, RB, NCL) and from / to all stations of the Deutsche Bahn AG.
    Children (6-14 years) may travel free of charge, but a ticket is still required.
    Children under 6 are not required a ticket.
    Note: This discounted train offer is only valid in connection with your MSC cruise. Please note the advance booking period of at least 30 days prior to departure.
  • Our MSC Shuttle Service from the main train station to Steinwerder (price € 5, - per person / each way) is also available. This service can be purchased on site with one of our hostesses. The meeting point is at the exit Kirchenallee.
    Information about the arrival and departure of the Steinwerder shuttle service can also be found at: https://www.cruisegate-hamburg.de/de/anfahrt/cruise-center-steinwerder
    A luggage drop off point will be available for you at the train station as well at a small charge.
  • You can also request the MSC Transfer service by calling our contact centre or your travel agent.

  • From direction A7 - Take exit 29 towards HH-Othmarschen, follow signs for Elbbrücken / Zentrum / Altona and then for the Cruise Center Altona.
  • From direction A1 / A255 / A252 / B4 / B75 - after the Elbbrücken (Billhorner Brückenstraße) take the exit direction Freihafen / HafenCity. Follow Zweibrückenstraße, Versmannstraße and Überseeallee to Osakaallee. Keep left: At Sandtorkai turn left towards Baumwall (or take the path as indicated). Pass Landungsbrücken and St. Pauli Fischmarkt. Then follow the signs for the Cruise Center Altona.
  • From direction A24 - Follow the A24 to Hammer Kreisel - Sievekingsallee - Bürgerweide. Turn left into Heidenkampsweg, turn right into Bergfelderstraße. Drive towards Deichtorhallen, follow the Willy Brandt-Straße and the Reeperbahn, turn left to Pepermölenbek. Follow the signs for Cruise Center Altona.

 PARKEN UND MEER
ALTONA - VALET Parking°


Address: Van-Der-Smissen-Strasse 5, 22767 Hamburg Parking- Altona, Germany
Tel. +49 40 22 81 5525
E-mail: buchung@parken-und-meer.de
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Parking rates

VEHICLE DAYS RATES
Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats) 8 € 129
Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats) 11 € 159
Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats) 12 € 159
Car/Suv (7 seats)/VAN (9 seats) 15 € 169

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

 

PARKEN UND MEER
HAMBURG - SHUTTLE Parking°


Address: Hermann- Blohm-strasse 5, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Tel. +49 40 22 81 5525
E-mail: buchung@parken-und-meer.de

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

Parking rates

PARKEN UND MEER
HAMBURG - SHUTTLE Parking°
 
Address: Hermann- Blohm-strasse 5, 20457 Hamburg

Tel. +49 40 22 81 5525

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

Parking rates

Flughafen Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport (https://www.hamburg-airport.de/en/index.php) is located around 15km from the cruise port.

  • 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 guide you to your bus, which will bring you directly to the terminal.
  • 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).
  • If you choose to continue by train, head to Blankenese / Wedel. From there, take bus 111 to the "Cruise Terminal Altona" stop. Alternatively, you can get off at the city train station "Königsstraße" and reach the Cruise Center Altona after about 15 minutes on foot.

Driving to the airport of departure? With ParkinGO, MSC customers get 5% discount on parking near the main airports in Europe. Book now to get the best deal! 

  • To reach Hamburg MSC Cruises disposes of discounted tickets for the Deutsche Bahn. These are valid for the trip to / from Hamburg in all trains (ICE, EC / IC, IR, RE, RB, NCL) and from / to all stations of the Deutsche Bahn AG. 
    Children (6-14 years) may travel free of charge, but a ticket is still required. 
    Children under 6 are not required a ticket. 
    Note: This discounted train offer is only valid in connection with your MSC cruise. Please note the advance booking period of at least 30 days prior to departure.
  • Our MSC Shuttle Service from the main train station to Steinwerder (price € 5, - per person / each way) is also available. This service can be purchased on site with one of our hostesses. The meeting point is at the exit Kirchenallee. 
    Information about the arrival and departure of the Steinwerder shuttle service can also be found at: https://www.cruisegate-hamburg.de/de/anfahrt/cruise-center-steinwerder 
    A luggage drop off point will be available for you at the train station as well at a small charge.
  • You can also request the MSC Transfer service by calling our contact centre or your travel agent.