Cruises to Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a stopover on your Northern Europe MSC cruise holiday that will enchant you with its heritage of legend and poetic storybook tales. Find the perfect cruise to Copenhagen with MSC Cruises.

Copenhagen: One of Scandinavia's most vibrant and affordable capital

Cruise to Copenhagen during your Northern Europe MSC cruise to Denmark holiday that will enchant you with its heritage of legend and poetic storybook tales. Find the perfect cruise to Copenhagen with MSC Cruises.
Cruise to Copenhagen - Denmark - Northern Europe - MSC Cruises

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Copenhagen cruise terminal offers clean, safe and highly efficient infrastructure and facilities. The main passenger piers, Langelinie and Free Port, are just 5 minutes from the city center and 25 minutes from Copenhagen Airport. Cruise Terminal Address: Containervej 9; DK-2100 Copenhagen; Denmark

Port average temperature

Copenhagen is in a warm-summer humid continental climate zone with oceanic influences. As the city is in the path of Atlantic low-pressure systems, Copenhagen experiences unstable and changing weather patterns in all four seasons, as well as temperatures about 5 degrees higher than average for its latitude worldwide. The main reason for this warmth is the Atlantic Gulf Stream, which pushes warm water from around the Sargasso towards the northwest, and the low-pressure systems follow with the oceanic stream. Precipitation is moderate throughout the year, with a small peak during June to August.

Snowfall occurs mainly from Christmas until early March, but snow cover seldom lasts for long. Rain during January and February is as common as snow, and the average temperature for these two winter months is almost exactly on the freezing point. During winter, the weather is dependent on which latitude the Atlantic low pressure centre takes. With a stable high pressure system around the Alps, the low pressure from the southwest makes way to southern Scandinavia and northern Germany.

Temperatures then usually get above freezing, day and night. When a stable high pressure system sits in Denmark itself, or towards the northeast, such as Finland or Russia, the mild Atlantic winds from the southwest can be blocked. With this follows the northern or northeastern polar air, and the temperature drops rather fast to below freezing. If the European continent experiences cold due to the eastern Russian winds, which rarely occurs, it can freeze from the south. This was a phenomenon that took several centuries to understand. Spring is comparable to continental Europe, but delayed about a week because of the cold surrounding water.

On the other hand, in late autumn Copenhagen is kept milder due to the same factor, but reversed. In late November and December, water temperatures are generally higher than the air with wind-chill conditions. In the period from mid-October to February, one or two storms occur. Storms in the summertime are very rare. Summer is, like the other seasons, a mixture of southwestern mild, windy and rainy low pressure systems, and periods of stable high pressures. In summer, high pressure systems usually bring sunny and fairly warm weather. But these warm periods, which can occur anytime from late April until mid September, usually last no longer than ten day.

The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.

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 COP01D - CITY TOUR (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Leave the port for a pleasant few hours touring through the Danish capital, taking in the key places of interest on the way. After a photo stop at the Little Mermaid, Copenhagen’s most iconic landmark, the tour continues on to the colourful canal-side Nyhavn district and its many trendy cafés and restaurants. You will then board a modern coach for a drive past the splendid Amalienborg Palace, the Danish Royal Family’s winter residence. There will also be some free time for you to enjoy at Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen’s famous amusement park, and for a brief outside view of Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish parliament. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:30 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP01T if you will be in transit in Copenhagen or code COP01D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen.

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Price per person $84.00 Adults $59.00 Children

   


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 COP01T - CITY TOUR (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Leave the port for a pleasant few hours touring through the Danish capital, taking in the key places of interest on the way. After a photo stop at the Little Mermaid, Copenhagen’s most iconic landmark, the tour continues on to the colourful canal-side Nyhavn district and its many trendy cafés and restaurants. You will then board a modern coach for a drive past the splendid Amalienborg Palace, the Danish Royal Family’s winter residence. There will also be some free time for you to enjoy at Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen’s famous amusement park, and for a brief outside view of Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish parliament.Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:30 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP01T if you will be in transit in Copenhagen or code COP01D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen.

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Price per person $84.00 Adults $59.00 Children

   


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 COP02D - DRAGØR VILLAGE & COPENHAGEN SIGHTSEEING (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Snack included  Discover Copenhagen and the neighbouring town of Dragør on this enjoyable sightseeing tour, which begins with the main attractions of lovely Copenhagen, the Danish capital, with a first stop at the Little Mermaid, Copenhagen’s most iconic landmark. Other places of interest include the stock exchange building and the vibrant canal-side Nyhavn district. After leaving the city, a coach will then take you on an approx. 30-minute drive to Dragør, giving you a chance to get a look at the bridge that connects Denmark with Sweden. Known for its many preserved historical buildings, the old part of Dragør town forms a labyrinth of picturesque alleyways, cobbled streets and traditional brightly painted Danish houses. Your trip to this charming old seafaring town is rounded off by a drink and a delicious Danish pastry. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:30 hours. As the tour involves long periods of walking on uneven ground, it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP02T if you will be in transit in Copenhagen or code COP02D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen.

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Price per person $79.00 Adults $55.00 Children

   


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 COP02T - DRAGØR VILLAGE & COPENHAGEN SIGHTSEEING (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Snack included  Discover Copenhagen and the neighbouring town of Dragør on this enjoyable sightseeing tour, which begins with the main attractions of lovely Copenhagen, the Danish capital, with a first stop at the Little Mermaid, Copenhagen’s most iconic landmark. Other places of interest include the stock exchange building and the vibrant canal-side Nyhavn district. After leaving the city, a coach will then take you on an approx. 30-minute drive to Dragør, giving you a chance to get a look at the bridge that connects Denmark with Sweden. Known for its many preserved historical buildings, the old part of Dragør town forms a labyrinth of picturesque alleyways, cobbled streets and traditional brightly painted Danish houses. Your trip to this charming old seafaring town is rounded off by a drink and a delicious Danish pastry. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:30 hours. As the tour involves long periods of walking on uneven ground, it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP02T if you will be in transit in Copenhagen or code COP02D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen.

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Price per person $79.00 Adults $55.00 Children

   


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 COP03D - CHRISTIANSBORG PALACE & COPENHAGEN SIGHTSEEING TOUR (approx. 3 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Discover the beauty of Copenhagen on this enjoyable excursion that combines sightseeing with a visit to one of the city’s most important locations: Christiansborg Palace on the islet of Slotsholmen in the city centre. The complex was rebuilt three times over the years and also claims a unique status in the world as the only building to house all three supreme powers of a country at once: the parliament, the prime minister’s office and the supreme court. Some parts of the palace continue to be used by the Danish royal family as well. A guided tour of the palace’s richly adorned royal reception rooms and halls is followed by the sightseeing leg of the tour, which will take you to see the Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace, the Church of Holmen, Rosenborg Castle, the Old Stock Exchange and Tivoli Park. Please note: this tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights from 15.30. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. As the tour involves long periods of walking on uneven ground, it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Shooting videos or taking pictures inside Christiansborg Palace is prohibited. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP03T if you will be in transit in Copenhagen or code COP03D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen.

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Price per person $63.00 Adults $44.00 Children

   


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 COP03T - CHRISTIANSBORG PALACE & COPENHAGEN SIGHTSEEING TOUR (approx. 3 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Discover the beauty of Copenhagen on this enjoyable excursion that combines sightseeing with a visit to one of the city’s most important locations: Christiansborg Palace on the islet of Slotsholmen in the city centre. The complex was rebuilt three times over the years and also claims a unique status in the world as the only building to house all three supreme powers of a country at once: the parliament, the prime minister’s office and the supreme court. Some parts of the palace continue to be used by the Danish royal family as well. A guided tour of the palace’s richly adorned royal reception rooms and halls is followed by the sightseeing leg of the tour, which will take you to see the Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace, the Church of Holmen, Rosenborg Castle, the Old Stock Exchange and Tivoli Park. Please note: this tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights from 15.30. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. As the tour involves long periods of walking on uneven ground, it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Shooting videos or taking pictures inside Christiansborg Palace is prohibited. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP03T if you will be in transit in Copenhagen or code COP03D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen.

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Price per person $63.00 Adults $44.00 Children

   


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 COP04T - ONE DAY IN COPENHAGEN (full day, lunch not included) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Leave the port for a comprehensive tour of the Danish capital that will take you past the main points of interest. A photo stop at the Little Mermaid will be followed by a visit to Christiansborg Palace for a chance to view the lavish royal reception rooms and halls. The palace complex was actually rebuilt three times in the course of its history. Next up is Copenhagen’s Tivoli, the famous amusement park and pleasure gardens in the middle of the city. There will be time for you to enjoy the entertaining park, have a spot of lunch (not included in the price of the tour) or go shopping. Before returning to the ship, the tour will be brought to a close with a scenic boat trip around Copenhagen’s canal system, giving you a chance to discover the cityscape from a wholly new perspective. Please note: this excursion is only for transit guests in Copenhagen and is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Shooting videos or taking pictures inside Christiansborg Palace is prohibited. This tour is not available for guests onboard MSC Opera.

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Price per person $119.00 Adults $83.00 Children

   


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 COP09D - CITY TOUR EXPRESS (approx. 2.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  This short, but informative city tour starts with a photo stop at the statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid, which was commissioned in honour of the fairytale by the founder of a Danish beer brand in 1909. Although only small in stature, the mermaid is beautifully sculpted and well worth a snapshot or two. Copenhagen’s stunning waterfront and canal district in Nyhavn is next, home to a plethora of fashionable cafés, bars and restaurants. Next to the harbour’s many historical ships, the quarter is also known for its brightly coloured 17th- and early 18th-century buildings. An outside viewing of Amalienborg Palace, which was bought by the Danish monarchy at the end of the 18th century and now sees service as the royal family’s winter residence, rounds off your tour before you are dropped at the airport. Please note: this excursion is only for guests who are disembarking and booked on an early flights from 14.00. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. Click HERE to watch the video

Price per person $64.00 Adults $45.00 Children

   


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 COP13D - ROSENBORG CASTLE, CITY DRIVE & SHOPPING (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Shopping  Rosenborg Castle is set in tranquil green parkland and was designed and built in the XVII century by King Christian IV who used the Castle as his summer palace. Your visit will include the beautiful display rooms which highlight treasures such as the Royal Crown Jewels and ‘objets d’art’. Our excursion will continue with a city drive around the major sights such as the Parliament, Christiansborg, the Naval Church and the Old Stock Exchange. En route you will pass in front of Amalienborg Palace, the queen’s winter residence and where you will have a short break. Your next stop is Stroget, a long pedestrian shopping street and Copenhagen’s most famous and dynamic main street. Your guide will tell you about pick up and departure points back to the port and then you are free to shop and explore at your leisure. Please note: the excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights from 16.30. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP13T if you will be in transit or code COP13D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen. A fee is requested to take pictures or shoot videos at Rosenborg Castle. Click HERE to watch the video

Price per person $77.00 Adults $54.00 Children

   


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 COP13T - ROSENBORG CASTLE, CITY DRIVE & SHOPPING (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Shopping  Rosenborg Castle is set in tranquil green parkland and was designed and built in the XVII century by King Christian IV who used the Castle as his summer palace. Your visit will include the beautiful display rooms which highlight treasures such as the Royal Crown Jewels and ‘objets d’art’. Our excursion will continue with a city drive around the major sights such as the Parliament, Christiansborg, the Naval Church and the Old Stock Exchange. En route you will pass in front of Amalienborg Palace, the queen’s winter residence and where you will have a short break. Your next stop is Stroget, a long pedestrian shopping street and Copenhagen’s most famous and dynamic main street. Your guide will tell you about pick up and departure points back to the port and then you are free to shop and explore at your leisure. Please note: the excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights from 16.30. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP13T if you will be in transit or code COP13D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen. A fee is requested to take pictures or shoot videos at Rosenborg Castle. Click HERE to watch the video

Price per person $77.00 Adults $54.00 Children

   


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 COP15D - CITY HARBOUR CRUISE (approx. 3 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  We will leave the pier for a short sightseeing tour through the city’s key sights; we will admire Christiansborg Palace and the old Stock Exchange which was built by King Christian IV and which boasts a spectacular spire of intertwining dragon tails, before continuing to the vibrant waterfront district of Nyhavn, once a favourite haunt for sailors and today a charming area lined with 400-year-old gabled houses, pavement café and bars. Next, we will continue to Amalienborg Palace for a short walking and to learn more about this important monument. In Gammel Strand we will board a boat for a trip on the city’s attractive canals, taking pictures from the water. We will sail through the picturesque canal district of Christianshavn and see the ultra-modern Black Diamond building which houses the Royal Library before passing through the old naval area to admire the Opera House. Please note: the excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights from 16.30. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The duration of the tour also includes the transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise please use code COP15T if you will be in transit or code COP15D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen. Click HERE to watch the video  

Price per person $69.00 Adults $48.00 Children

   


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 COP15T - CITY HARBOUR CRUISE (approx. 3 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  We will leave the pier for a short sightseeing tour through the city’s key sights; we will admire Christiansborg Palace and the old Stock Exchange which was built by King Christian IV and which boasts a spectacular spire of intertwining dragon tails, before continuing to the vibrant waterfront district of Nyhavn, once a favourite haunt for sailors and today a charming area lined with 400-year-old gabled houses, pavement café and bars. Next, we will continue to Amalienborg Palace for a short walking and to learn more about this important monument. In Gammel Strand we will board a boat for a trip on the city’s attractive canals, taking pictures from the water. We will sail through the picturesque canal district of Christianshavn and see the ultra-modern Black Diamond building which houses the Royal Library before passing through the old naval area to admire the Opera House. Please note: the excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights from 16.30. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The duration of the tour also includes the transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise please use code COP15T if you will be in transit or code COP15D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen. Click HERE to watch the video  

Price per person $69.00 Adults $48.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.