Hamburg Cruises

River Elbe, Hamburg at night with sunset
River Elbe, Hamburg at night with sunset
Germany's principal port, Hamburg

Located on the River Elbe, Hamburg is the country’s largest port and regarded as Germany’s gateway to the world.

A vibrant, historic city boasting an impressive Hanseatic League heritage that harks back over 700 years, Hamburg’s maritime soul permeates the city. From its architecture to its cuisine, water is ever present in Germany's principal port. The city is crossed by hundreds of canals, and spanned by 1,000 bridges. Near its centre, the charming Inner Alster Lake is dotted with boats and surrounded by divine cafes.[ReadMoreMob]

Hamburg is awash with historic buildings and monuments typical of Hanseatic culture. The steeple of St. Nikolai – a church almost destroyed in World War II, the 17th century Zollenbrücke Bridge and Hamburg Rathaus are must-visit sites. The central Jungfernstieg Boulevard connects the Neustadt (new town) with the Altstadt (old town), home to the impressive 18th century St. Michael’s Church. [ReadMore]

In the city centre, the amazing Miniatur Wunderland museum is highly recommended, as is the ocean-liner-shaped Chilehaus, the crowning glory of the UNESCO-listed Kontorhaus District. The flourishing swathe of stylish shops, excellent restaurants and legendary nightlife – a celebration of cosmopolitan Hamburg – add more exciting dimensions to this city.

Hamburg's waterfront district offers much to enjoy. Visit the popular Fischmarkt, discover an array of lively bars and restaurants at the harbour, watch Europe's second largest port in action or head to Hafen City, a newly developed urban quarter.

Cruises to Hamburg

Christmas markets in Hamburg Christmas markets in Hamburg Christmas markets in Hamburg

German Christmas Markets • L2137

 Portsmouth
Balmoral
Tue 30 Nov 2021
6 nights
  • Immerse yourself in the famous yuletide spirit of Germany
  • Experience the magic of German Christmas markets
  • Seek out Hamburg’s impressive architectural landmarks
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European Christmas Markets • L2232

 Portsmouth
Balmoral
Fri 02 Dec 2022
8 nights
  • Enjoy the festive illuminations at Tivoli
  • Browse the markets in Hamburg and Gothenburg
  • Tour to Bruges or Brussels from Zeebrugge
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German Waterways with Kiel Week • M2218

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Braemar
Tue 21 Jun 2022
10 nights
  • Be part of the Kieler Woche celebrations
  • Experience scenic cruising of the Kiel Canal
  • Discover Bremen, Hamburg and Travemünde
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Explore Western Europe Cities & Rivers • S2231

 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 05 Dec 2022
9 nights
  • Visit Christmas Markets in Hamburg
  • Sample wine, calvados & camembert in Honfleur
  • Explore the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam