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Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven is a contemporary coastal port city in Germany, located about a 1 hour and 50 minute drive from Hamburg. If you are interested in discovering a unique destination that doesn’t often make an appearance on typical cruise itineraries, then this is a great place for you to visit during a cruise. Bremerhaven is a wonderful place to explore if you are interested in maritime history, as you will find many museums dedicated to this subject. You will also come across a few other museums, a seafront zoo (featuring arctic animals), and a few other interesting attractions (such as a lighthouse, observation platform, and monuments). Best of all, most of Bremerhaven’s main attractions are within walking distance of each other, so you don’t need to worry about arranging transportation once you’ve reached the city center.

Costa Cruises is the only cruise line that currently features cruises out of Bremerhaven. Their mid-sized cruise ship Costa Fortuna will take you from Bremerhaven to highly desirable ports throughout Northern Europe. Cruises range in length from 9- to 14-nights and include stops in ports of call such as Amsterdam, Bergen, Alesund, Bergen, Olden, and/or Reykjavik (depending upon your itinerary!). A great time to visit Bremerhaven is between May and September, as that is when you can expect the most ideal weather for traveling and adventuring.

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Destinations for Cruises from Bremerhaven

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Bremerhaven. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Bremerhaven

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Bremerhaven. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Bremerhaven:

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

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Things to do near Bremerhaven

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Bremerhaven, along with a brief description:

♦ German Maritime Museum

The German Maritime Museum is one of the most top-rated attractions in Bremerhaven. If you are interested in navigation and seafaring topics, then this museum is your dream come true! You can browse informative exhibits that will teach you about marine life, the rapidly-changing environment and more. View model ships, navigation charts, photographs, communication devices, and many other interesting artifacts! This museum also features three floating historic vessels (a four-masted ship, a salvage tug, and a steamer). If you love history, a visit to this museum is a must! Hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday, 10AM to 6PM (subject to change).

♦ Bremerhaven Zoo

The Bremerhaven Zoo is another highly-rated attraction in this fabulous port city. It’s also a wonderful activity for families who are traveling with young children, who are certain to be delighted at all of the animals. The majority of animals at this zoo are native to water or polar conditions, such as polar bears, sea lions, harbor seals, South African fur seals, Humboldt penguins, and birds. There is also a playground where your kids can let some of their exciting energy out before or after your visit. Bremerhaven Zoo is open daily from 9AM to 4:30PM (subject to change).

♦ German Emigration Center

Another popular museum is the German Emigration Center. This is where you can discover all there is to know about 300 years’ worth of immigration and emigration history! Since there are many interactive exhibits, this museum puts you right in the shoes of those who once experienced to emigration process in real life. You can experience the entire emigration process from boarding a Transatlantic ship to experiencing the challenges and difficulties of having to begin a new life. There is also a collection of immigration record archives, where you can do a little bit of research on your own, if you’d like. The German Emigration Center is open daily from 10AM to 5PM (subject to change).

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