Geographic advantages, modern passenger terminals and excellent service all contribute to making Kiel the third largest hub port in Northern Europe. 450,000 cruise passengers and several cruise companies choose Kiel year after year as their home port. Kiel offers tailor-made service at four berths for cruise ships from 140 m to 350 m in length.
In 2015 PORT OF KIEL saw 133 calls by 25 different cruise ships with a total tonnage of more than 8.6 million GT.
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not just function.
PORT OF KIEL has already been awarded 15 times to date for its terminals and service.
The latest award was for „Best Turnaround Port Operations“ at the "Cruise Shipping Miami", the largest trade fair for cruises.
PORT OF KIEL is member at the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world's largest cruise industry trade association with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Perfect Starting Point.
Kiel is the ideal German port for a cruise to the Baltic or Norwegian Fjords. The beautiful one-hour initial journey through the Kiel Fjord is the first stage of an array of exciting routes, for example to Denmark, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Russia.
What to do.
Discover the historical port town of Kiel. The cruise ships dock directly in the city centre, next to the maritime promenade "Kiellinie" with its fascinating museums and small marinas, shopping centre and the old town. Find out more about Kiel: www.kiel-sailing-city.de
Kiel is the ideal base for trips to historical European cities, castles and the breathtaking nature of the Schleswig-Holstein region. Just ten minutes from the port is the motorway for Lübeck (1 hour), Hamburg (1 hour) and the nature parks Holsteinische Schweiz and Westensee. Discover all Schleswig-Holstein has to offer: www.sh-kreuzfahrten.de
The Blue Line
Follow the Blue Line and discover KIEL.SAILING CITY. Take a walk on the around 1,600 meters long route through Kiel‘s city centre - from Cruise Terminal Ostseekai to the main train station.
Visit sights, monuments and shops located left and right the Blue Line.