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 to Hamburg

Excursions & Activities

Reach the Port

MSC Preziosa will berth at Hamburg Cruise Center Steinwerder – Kronprinzenkai, Buchheisterstrasse 16, 20457 Hamburg (for navigation systems: Buchheisterstrasse 12).

From direction A1 / A255 / A252 / B4 / B75: Before / behind the Elbbrücken (Billhorner Brückenstraße) take the exit Freihafen / Veddel and drive to the Veddeler Marktplatz. Now turn onto the Prielstraße and follow the course of the street, which merges into the street Am Bahndamm and turn at the end to the left in the Rampenstraße. Follow the course, this turns into the streets Am Moldauhafen, Am Saalehafen and finally Veddeler Damm. Now turn off into the Reiherdamm and turn left at the second intersection into the Buchheisterstraße and follow the road to the end.

From the A7: Take the Waltershof exit and turn into Finkenwerder Straße towards Köhlbrandbrücke. You drive over the Köhlbrandbrücke and follow the course of the road that merges into the Roßdamm. Then turn left into the Reiherdamm and take the second intersection left into Buchheisterstraße. The cruise terminal is at the end of the street.

From the A24: Head northwest on the A24 until reaching the roundabout. Afterwards, drive straight along the Sievekingsallee. Follow the signs to the city center and turn left at the sign "Bürgerweide / B75". Follow the road for about 3km and take the exit "Veddel". Keep right and then turn left onto Prielstraße. Drive along the railway tracks and turn right at the end of the road to drive through the tunnel. After the tunnel turn left and follow the road for about 3km. Keep right until you finally see the ship. Stay on the right lane to turn right onto the " Reihendamm ". On the other side of the bridge, turn into Buchheisterstraße. Drive into the roundabout and take the second exit.

Parking on your own at terminal Steinwerder°

Address: Buchheisterstraße 12, 20457 Hamburg
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Parking 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

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

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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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:

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