Copenhagen Cruise

The Christiansborg complex
The Tivoli Gardens
Top-notch museums and safe streets

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Colourful Copenhagen, an MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination, lies on the northern coastline of Denmark, overlooking the sweeping Øresund strait. This buzzing capital city boasts Michelin-star cuisine, a vibrant arts culture, and a wealth of remarkable architecture.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including: 
• The Christiansborg Complex
• The Tivoli Gardens
• City Harbour Cruise   
An MSC Cruises excursion to captivating Copenhagen will see you discovering Denmark’s most prestigious building: the Christiansborg Palace. Located on the islet of Slotsholmen, in the heart of the city, this complex is the central hub of Denmark’s government. Having survived two significant fires in 1794 and 1884, Christiansborg Palace features styles from the Baroque, Neoclassical and Neo-Baroque eras. Explore the glittering Royal Reception Rooms with its Great Hall and Queen’s tapestries, before stopping by the chapel, stables, and kitchen.
Experience the thrills of the Tivoli Gardens amusement park on an MSC Cruises excursion — a day designed for the whole family! Cycle to the park or take an electrically assisted Pedelec to immerse yourself in the magic. Be enthralled by a wonderland of rides, children’s play areas, shops, and concert venues. This iconic spot was beloved by both Walt Disney and Hans Christian Andersen and makes a perfect place for a picnic.

Admire Denmark’s splendid capital Copenhagen from the water on an MSC Cruises excursion. From Gammel Strand, take a scenic cruise along the canals where you’ll enjoy blissful views of the neighbourhoods. Sailing further through the city, spot a range of impressive monuments including the ultra-modern Black Diamond (home of the Royal Library), Christiansborg Palace, the futuristic Opera House, and the historical district of Nyhavn.

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    Reach the port

    Port of Copenhagen

    This section contains information on how to reach the port.

    Cruise Terminal:

    Ocean Pier C330

    Reach the port by

    • Car

      From the South:
      Approaching the city, take Kalvebod Brygge and then Niels Juels Gade toward the centre. Continue straight on to Kongens Nytorv, then Bredgade and Grønningen. Turn right at Folke Bernadottes Allé (just before the Østerbro train station) and continue straight on along Kalkbrænderihavnsgade until you reach the turn-off on the right into Dampfærgevej.  

      From the North:
      It is easy to find the new terminal building when arriving by car from the north. Upon reaching the city, proceed straight on down Lyngbyvejen and then turn left at Jagtvej. Then continue straight ahead along Strandboulevarden for about 700m and turn left at Århusgade for about 300m. Turn right at Kalkbrænderihavnsgade and continue until the signposted turning on the left into Dampfærgevej.
    • Train

      The nearest station for Frihavnen is Nordhavn Station, from which it is a 15-minute walk to the port. The nearest station for Langelinie is Østerport Station, from which it is also a 15 minute-walk to Langelinie or Nordre Toldbod. 
      There is a taxi rank outside the station. 
      Travel time: about 15 minutes, depending on traffic.
    • Plane

      There are frequent Metro and Train connections from Copenhagen Airport to the Port. 
      If travelling to Frihavnen, take the Metro from the airport to Nørreport Station. Change to S-train line A, B, C or E and take the train 2 stops to Nordhavn Station. Frihavnen is a 15-minute walk from the station.
      If travelling to Langelinie, take the Metro from Copenhagen Airport to Nørreport Station. Change to S-train line A, B, C or E and take the train 1 stop to Østerport Station. Langelinie and Nordre Toldbod are a 15-minute walk from the station. 
      There is a taxi rank just outside the airport terminal building.
      Travel time: about 30 minutes, depending on traffic.


    Cutting edge technology and gastronomy
    Cutting edge technology and gastronomy

    Denmark has achieved nothing short of the unthinkable over the past decade: from a little-known, little-understood country wedged between mainland Europe and the rest of Scandinavia to an international cultural powerhouse with Michelin-starred restaurants, multiple hit TV shows and fashion stars.

    With agriculture its primary industry, technological innovation and a focus on green energy is a big part of the economy of daily life. Culturally, too, it hits all the right marks. A cruise to Denmark will show you impeccable design and great musical offerings (especially jazz) at every turn. What’s more, an ultra-efficient transport infrastructure makes Denmark one of Northern Europe’s most enjoyable countries to explore. Geographically, three main landmasses make up the country – the islands of Zealand and Funen and the peninsula of Jutland, which extends northwards from Germany. Most visitors make for Zealand (Sjælland), and, more specifically, Copenhagen, an exciting focal point with a beautiful old centre and a good array of museums.

    Funen (Fyn) has only one real urban draw, Odense, once home to Hans Christian Andersen; otherwise, it’s renowned for cute villages and sandy beaches. Jutland (Jylland) has, as well as scenery alternating between lonely beaches, gentle hills and heathland, two of the liveliest Danish cities in Århus and Aalborg.