Warnemunde cruise

A famous German seaside resort
Am Strom’s cafés and boutiques
A large beach on the Baltic Sea

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Silvery dunes

The Warnemünde quarter in Rostock is a famous German seaside resort that you can visit when you reach the German coasts on your MSC cruise of northern Europe.
At the mouth of the river Warnow, in the Baltic Sea, Warnemünde will surprise you with its villas, hotels and the large white and silver beach. Its heart is Am Strom, next to the port, where the homes of old captains and fishermen have been turned into coffee shops and boutiques. With an excursion during the cruise, you can continue towards Schwerin.

Surrounded by lakes and with a fairytale Schloss that tickles the imagination, the town represents a pleasant surprise, given by the architecture and spirit of a historic capital. Continuing the excursion you can admire Lubecca, one of the few cities along Europe's northern coasts that preserves the glory of medieval times.

For more than two centuries the standard bearer of the Hanseatic League, this was one of the wealthiest and most powerful of European cities, the Venice of the Baltic. The commercial opulence is best expressed in its architecture: from the oldest Rathaus in Germany to the churches with the tallest bell-towers to the merchants’ mansions.

Lubecca is the first city in Northern Europe to be included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in 1987. Finally, you should not leave out a visit to the cosmopolitan Berlin, the largest and liveliest city in Germany. Amongst the monuments to visit are the Brandebourgh Gate. Situated close to the Reichstag, the seat of the German parliament, the monument, designed on the model of Athens’ Acropolis, was built as the city’s arch of triumph in 1791 and soon became the symbol of unified Germany.

The Brandenburg Gate looms over the ornamental gardens in Pariser Platz which extends eastwards towards the wide, tree-lined Unter den Linden avenue, that means “Beneath the linden trees”, flanked by shops and cafés.

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    Reach the port

    Port of Warnemünde

    This section contains information on how to reach the port.

    Cruise Terminal:

    Warnemünde Cruise Center   
    Am Passagierkai 3
    18119 Rostock-Warnemünde


    • Car

      The cruise terminal is a 25-minute drive from Rostock city centre along state road B103 to Warnemünde and the cruise terminal.

      Parking Information

      Address: Handelsstrasse 4, 18069 Rostock
      Tel: +49 381 / 877 33 285

      WARNEMUNDE - VALET Parking
      Address: Am Passagierkai 3, 18119 Rostock-Warnemünde
      Tel: +49 381 / 877 33 285
      • When you arrive at the port of Warnemünde, (Passagierkai) comfortably reach the pick-up point at luggage drop off zone outside the cruise terminal where the parking service staff will be waiting for you to look after your car.
      • At the end of your cruise you will be able to collect your vehicle at the same place where you left it.
      Book your parking with MSC


      Car 8 € 150
      Suv 8 € 150
      VAN 9 seats, mobile home camper 8 € 175
    • Train

      The Warnemünde Cruise Terminal is a 25-minute Suburban train journey from Rostock city centre. The railway station is just 5 minutes from the cruise terminal. Berlin is about 2 hours from Warnemünde by train or coach.


    On the routes of the Hanseatic League
    On the routes of the Hanseatic League

    Nowadays a holiday to northern Germany will take you to visit a region of bucolic charm.

    Notwithstanding the Land’s capital Kiel, a brusque, working port, it is free of urban development, its gentle Baltic coast notched by fjords, its west coast wind-blown and wild, and everywhere canopied by colour-washed skyscapes that have long captivated many an artist’s imagination. Even Lübeck wears its history lightly. Sure, the one-time city-state has a tale as rich and complex as any plotline by its local son, Thomas Mann. Yet at the core of its appeal is nothing more complicated than one of the most enigmatic old towns in Germany, with a heritage and sense of cultural worth handed down from centuries at the head of the Hanseatic League.

    Once you’ve ticked off the cultural heavyweights of Hamburg and Lübeck, a holiday to Schleswig-Holstein during your MSC Northern Europe cruise – with Schleswig’s fine beaches and marram-grass dunes, candy-striped lighthouses, commercial ports on deep fjords, and changeable weather, and Holstein’s distinctly Nordic feel – will be one of pure natural wonder.