Hamburg and Lubeck Cruises via Kiel

Eutin 'City of Roses' and its Castle

Find Northern Europe Cruises


Start planning your cruise and book your excursions in the surroundings of Kiel

Weather today

  • jan

  • feb

  • mar

  • apr

  • may

  • jun

  • jul

  • aug

  • sep

  • oct

  • nov

  • dec

Start planning your cruise and book your excursions in the surroundings of Kiel

Kiel is an ancient port city on the Jutland peninsula, overlooking the Baltic Sea’s Kieler Fjord. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination is known for its botanical gardens, martime museum, sailing events, and naval memorial.  Further afield, find the lovely town of Lubeck, steeped in medieval beauty. Or venture to Eutin, the ‘City of Roses’, to see its remarkable four-winged castle.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including: 
• Eutin 'City of Roses' and its Castle
• Lübeck
• Hamburg
Eutin, located in an area of tantalising turquoise lakes, is a peaceful town dating back to the 12th-century. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll stop in the beautiful 'City of Roses' to wander the gardens of Eutin Castle and the streets around the marketplace. 
Lübeck is a historical city on the River Trave, known for its glorious Gothic architecture. An MSC Cruises excursion to this UNESCO World Heritage Site will immerse you in its fabled atmosphere. Enjoy a pleasant drive through the German countryside before discovering a wealth of fascinating attractions. Visit the renowned Holsten Gate, St. Mary’s Church, and the Hospital of the Holy Spirit.
Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, is a leading financial, political and cultural centre. Discover all that this amazing port has to offer on an MSC Cruises excursion. Stop by the 17th-century Krameramtsgasse, visit Baroque St. Michael’s Church, or explore the Speicherstadt warehouse district with its picturesque canals. Then, unwind in Planten un Blomen botanical park, before indugling in a spot of shopping.

Must see places in Kiel

Discover our excursions

    Reach the port

    Port of Kiel

    This section contains information on how to reach the port.

    Cruise Terminal:

    1. Ostuferhafen Terminal

    Reach the port by

    • Car

      Terminal Ostuferhafen
      Address:Ostuferhafen 15, 24149 Kiel

      Parking Information

      KIEL - Parking located inside the terminal with exclusive luggage drop off
      Address: Grenzstraße, 24149 Kiel
      Tel: +49 0431 9822 345

      How to reach the park:
      PORT OF KIEL. Ostuferhafen is signposted on main roads in Kiel. At first, follow the signs stating "Fähre", "Ostufer" and later on "Ostuferhafen". Upon arrival, please navigate through the gate on lane 1 into the harbour area.
      Target for GPS: "Grenzstraße"
      Postal code: 24149

      PARKEN & MEER 
      Address: Hopfenstraße, 24103 Kiel
      Tel:  +49 431 221 392 79
      MSC Parking is bookable online up to 48 hours before your cruise departure  Bookings after the 48 hour deadline can be made directly through the Parking company, and the same reduced rates will be applied when presenting your cruise travel documents
      Book your parking with MSC

      KIEL - Parking located inside the terminal with exclusive luggage drop off


      Car/Suv/Van 5 € 130
      Car/Suv/Van 8 € 130
      Car/Suv/Van 11 / 12 € 150
      Car/Suv/Van 15 € 175

      *price per cruise / per vehicle




      Shuttle Parking, Outdoor


      DAYS RATES**
      Car/Suv/Van 5 € 95
      Car/Suv/Van 8 € 119
      Car/Suv/Van 11 / 12 € 139
      Car/Suv/Van 15 € 159

      * Max entry height: 1.95m

      **price per cruise / per vehicle


    • Plane

      MSC Shuttle Service:
      If you have booked your flight to Hamburg 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:
      From Hamburg Airport, take the "Kielius" airport bus, which will take you directly to Kiel Central Station. The journey takes about 1.5 hours. Alternatively, take the city train S1 to Hamburg Central Station, from there take the Regional Express to Kiel, which departs every hour. After about an hour's drive you reach the Kiel main station.
      From the central station in Kiel, take our shuttle service to the Ostuferhafen terminal or take the bus line 11 (direction Dietrichsdorf) to stop Grenzstraße. After 200 meters walk you reach the terminal Ostuferhafen.
    • Train

      For Kiel, we offer you the discounted tickets of Deutsche Bahn. These are valid for the return trip to / from Kiel in all trains (ICE, EC / IC, IR, RE, RB, NCL) and from / to all stations of 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:
      On the day of embarkation we will provide you with a chargeable shuttle service from Kiel main station to the Ostuferhafen terminal for € 10, - per person / per line! The shuttle is continuous, from the first slot up to 4 hours before the ship's departure. The meeting point for embarking guests via train station will be at exit CAP (direction of the restaurant ‘Cabana’). Down the stairs (elevator available) there will be the luggage drop of which is marked with an MSC beach flag. Busses will be parked at the so called ‘Kaisertreppe’. The place is also marked with an MSC beach flag.
      This service can be only booked on site at one of our hostesses. The cost will be charged to the onboard account. Concerning the disembarkation transfer the guests can buy it directly on board. 
      Public transportation:
      Alternatively, you can use the public bus from Kiel main station: Take the bus line 11 (direction Dietrichsdorf) to stop Grenzstraße. After 200 meters walk you reach the terminal Ostuferhafen.