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Historic German Port
Kiel's harbor is tied to an impressive supply of maritime history to absorb during your stay.
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Kiel, Germany

Named after a famous fjord, Kiel is a harbor and university city in Germany that is situated along the Baltic Sea. Kiel is a very diverse port city, hosting the German Navy, and home to the world-famous Kiel Canal. You will discover a few maritime museums and attractions in this interesting port city, such as a preserved submarine-turned-museum, a navy memorial, maritime museum, and a lighthouse that guides boats into the harbor. Kiel’s culinary specialty is smoked fish (unsurprising for such a nautical destination), so be sure to try some local fare while there!

Many cruise lines offer cruises that include Kiel as a port of call during their itineraries. Some of the cruise lines that offer cruises departing from Kiel are Costa Cruises, Cunard Line, and MSC Cruises. Costa offers a series of 10- and 11-night Northern Europe cruises from Kiel onboard Costa Favolosa and Costa Pacifica. Cunard Line features a 3- or 17-night Mediterranean cruise from Kiel to Southampton onboard Queen Victoria. MSC has a wide variety of cruises from Kiel onboard MSC Meraviglia and MSC Splendida, ranging in length from 3- to 18-nights. A great time to visit Kiel is from May to September, when you can enjoy the most pleasant weather.

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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Kiel, Germany

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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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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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

Azamara
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (690 - 692 Guests)
  • Select Spirits, Beer & Wines Include
  • Gratuities Included
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Carnival Cruise Line
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 30 (2,052 - 5,374 Guests)
  • Budget Friendly
  • Great Youth Program
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Costa Cruises
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (1,484 - 6,522 Guests)
  • Largest Europe-based Cruise Line
  • Family-Friendly Pricing
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Cunard Line
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (2,061 - 2,996 Guests)
  • State-Of-The-Art Ocean Liners
  • White Star Service
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Disney Cruise Line
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 5 (1,754 - 2,500 Guests)
  • Disney Characters at Sea
  • Live Production Shows
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Holland America Line
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (1,432 - 2,668 Guests)
  • Inspired Cuisine
  • World-Class Entertainment
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Hurtigruten Expeditions
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (90 - 970 Guests)
  • Unique Expedition-Style Voyages
  • Wide Range of Excursions
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Lindblad Expeditions
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (28 - 148 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • National Geographic Partnership
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MSC Cruises
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 19 (1,554 - 6,334 Guests)
  • Kids Sail Free
  • True Italian Hospitality
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Norwegian Cruise Line
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 19 (1,936 - 4,266 Guests)
  • Freestyle Cruising
  • Award-Winning Entertainment
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Oceania Cruises
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (684 - 1,250 Guests)
  • Gourmet Cuisine
  • Country Club Casual
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (490 - 750 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive, Ultra-Luxury
  • Enrichment Programs
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Seabourn Cruise Line
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (264 - 600 Guests)
  • Open Bars Throughout the Ship
  • All Dining Venues are Complimentary
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Silversea Cruises
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  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 13 (100 - 728 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
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Silversea Expeditions
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  • All-Suite Accommodations
  • Personalized Butler Service
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Windstar Cruises
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (148 - 312 Guests)
  • Small Ship Sizes Lead to Exotic Ports
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Things to do near Kiel, Germany

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

♦ Kiellinie

Kiellinie is a waterfront promenade that runs to the west of Kiel Fjord from the navy base. This scenic walkway is a great place to take a walk and just absorb everything the Kiel’s waterfront has to offer. During Kiel Week in June (a huge sailing event), you can enjoy live music and performances as many people gather to watch the local boat races. Kiellinie offers stunning views of the waterside that you do not want to miss! There are also a few cafes, boathouses, and a research center along this promenade, which you can explore during your visit.

♦ U-Boat Museum/German Submarine U-995

If you have never toured the inside of a submarine, you’ll have your chance before or after your cruise from Kiel! Commissioned in 1943 and decommissioned in 1945, this submarine was damaged during war and changed ownership several times before becoming a museum in the 1970s. For a small fee, you can board this vessel and explore it from end to end, touring the engine room, bunks, command center, and more. Little has changed since its construction, so it is truly like stepping back in time.

♦ Naval Memorial

Located in close proximity to German Submarine U-995, you cannot miss this towering landmark (literally!). Jutting over 230 feet into the sky, you can easily spot this World War I memorial from the Kiellinie, which is miles away. Inside, you can climb to the top for stunning 360-degree views, and learn a little more about the war and its significance at the small museum, which houses some really interesting artifacts.

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