Port of Kiel in Germany
The Port of Kiel is one of the main ports in the Baltic Sea region, home to a leading centre of German high-tech military and several shipyards. During the Second World War it was Germany’s main naval base. Today its still one of the homes of the German Navy’s Baltic fleet (The Deutsche Marine).
Cruise and ferry ships can berth at different locations across the city. Ships dock right in the city center and near the train station, at the new Berth 1 in the Ostuferhafen, Ostseekai cruise terminal, Schwedenkai or Norwegenkai pier. Plenty of excellent pre and post cruise hotels are located within close distance of the cruise terminals (piers).
Major cruise companies departing from the port are MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd.