Hotels near Bremerhaven Port - Columbus Cruise Center

Port of Bremerhaven Germany Hotels near Columbus Cruise Ship Terminal

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Bremerhaven, Kreuzfahrtterminal

The port town of Bremerhaven in Germany was originally known as Wesermunde.
Much of the city and port area were destroyed during the Second World War,
but the present day city is lively and modern with much to offer
visitors and with plenty of hotels, many of which will
offer good deals to visitors arriving or departing from the cruise terminal.

Ships dock at the Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven GmbH Kreuzfahrtterminal,
45 minutes from Bremen.


Great Deals

Passengers wishing to spend a day or two in Bremerhaven for a taste of Germany, either before or after their cruise, will find some good deals on a variety of hotels. Most of these properties will be in newer, modern buildings owing to Bremerhaven’s recent history, but there are some that date from the early 20th century.

Accommodation range from the chain brands with a guaranteed standard of cleanliness and facilities at a good price to more individual options. Many hotels are close to the waterfront area, ideal for the beach and the zoo, and giving great views over the harbour and River Weser. Hotel deals will often include breakfast and Wi-Fi access.

Although many establishments will have their own restaurants, staying in one near the waterfront will give guests a good choice of restaurants, bars and other nightlife right on their doorstep.

markerProperties in Bremerhaven Germany near Port
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Lighthouse in Bremerhaven
City Hotel
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Budget friendly property in Bremerhaven on the North Sea coast.

Aerial view of Bremerhaven in Germany
Atlantic Hotel Sail City
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Amazing hotel rooms offering rooms with great views of the harbour.

Bremerhaven fishing boat in harbor
Nordsee Hotel Fischereihafen
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Located in the fishing harbor of Bremerhaven, not far from port and North Sea coast.

Bremerhaven Cruise Port in Germany
  • Columbus Cruise Center Terminal (CCCB)

    The cruise terminal at Bremerhaven, called Columbus Cruise Center, is a bus journey or taxi ride of about 5 minutes from the centre of the city, with a regular service being offered by the port authority. Most cruise companies arriving at Bremerhaven as a port of call, will also have organised complimentary shuttle buses between their terminal and the city. The approx. 1km long quay can handle up to four cruise liners simultaneously.

    The terminal itself is one of the most modern in Germany, if not the world and has souvenir shops, a coffee bar and an Internet cafe with good Wi-Fi deals. Although Bremerhaven is not on the cruise itinerary of every company, it is a popular destination in the Autumn with pre-Christmas shopping cruises visiting markets in Germany, where passengers hope to get good deals on Christmas decorations and gifts.

    Particularly attractive is the nearby harbour and old port area and the long promenade, or Weser Dyke, which provides strollers with good views across the River Weser.

  • Address

    Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven GmbH Kreuzfahrtterminal

    Address: Columbuskaje, 27568 Bremerhaven, Germany

    Phone:+49 471 9026250

    Major cruiselines departing from the harbour are Tui Cruises and Phoenix Reisen.

  • Plenty of things to see and do

    Once passengers arrive in Bremerhaven they will find plenty to see and do, all within an easy walking distance.

    Near the Weser Dyke, there are some quaint shops with good deals on nautical memorabilia from Germany’s maritime past. A restaurant on an old sailing ship in the port here, is known for the excellence of its freshly caught fish and seafood.

    Bremerhaven has some interesting museums, such as the German Emigration Museum, which gives a fascinating insight into the travels and lives of people as they left Germany for new lives in the Americas.

    Here visitors can see reconstructions of steerage accommodation and the arrivals terminal at Ellis Island in New York.

    Younger visitors will enjoy a visit to Bremerhaven Zoo, near the harbour, where they can enjoy the collection of monkeys, descendants of monkeys brought back by Germany’s old seafarers.

    Only a short train ride away from Bremerhaven is the old Hanseatic League town of Bremen, with some excellent museums and a pretty mediaeval old quarter. Many cruise providers offer this as a tour, starting from the cruise port terminal.

    Also within an easy rail distance and great for a trip are the cities of Osnabruck and Hamburg (HafenCity). The cruise port of Kiel is 2 hours away. Another popular port of call in Germany is Warnemunde, the gateway to Berlin.

  • Nearest Airport

    Cruise passengers arriving by plane will mainly fly to Bremen Airport, the closest major international airport from the seaport. The airport is located approx. 70km from Bremerhaven.

    Other options is flying to/from Hamburg Finkenwerder or Hannover-Langenhagen Airport.

  • Currency and Language

    The currency of Germany is the Euro (€). Plenty of ATM machines can found.

    German is the language in Bremerhaven. English is widely spoken.

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