Copenhagen is a popular port of call of many cruise ships that travel the world. In particular, the Langelinie port in the Danish capital is the preferred point of origin or stopover for most cruise vessels. In 2008 alone, more than 500 cruises started, stopped over or ended in Copenhagen involving half a million passengers.
The Langelinie port is the berthing point for most ships. Situated north of the world famous Little Mermaid statue and a few kilometers from the Tivoli Amusement Park, it is very accessible to the heart of Copenhagen.
Major factors that make the port a preferred destination for cruise ships are its clean and secure surroundings as well as its infrastructures and facilities. Popular cruise lines that depart from Copenhagen’s sea port include Princess Cruises, Holland American Line, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, MSC Italian Cruises, Azamaza Cruises and Silversea Cruises. Cruises that normally pass by the Port of Copenhagen are those that cruise to the Baltic, British and North Atlantic countries and their capital cities such as Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Stockholm and St. Petersburg.
This area also known as the Copenhagen cruise terminal features a long stretch of shops and an information center managed by the Copenhagen Tourist Office. For those who don’t want to go far from the port area, the Langelinie Quay Shopping Arcade would suffice. The shops can be found inside the old warehouses and they offer a wide variety of items from amber, porcelain, Danish clogs, jewelry and clothing among others. If you are hungry, you will find cafe and waterfront restaurants like the Langelinie Pavillionen.
For tourists who’d like to take a short visit to the city center, they can easily tour interesting spots near the port. Going there is not much of a problem as they can take the shuttle bus, call for a taxi or take other forms of public transportation.
If you’re going on a cruise, experts recommend to book a pre- or post cruise stay at an accommodation near your port of embarkation. This way, you won’t be late for your trip and you will be able to relax right away upon arrival.