5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Hmburg is a wondeful city, although the weather can be whacky! Average July temperature is 74 degrees. Pre cruise, we had a high one day of 54. Post cruise the high was 98 degree. That does average out to 72 degrees, but we didn't ... Read More
Hmburg is a wondeful city, although the weather can be whacky! Average July temperature is 74 degrees. Pre cruise, we had a high one day of 54. Post cruise the high was 98 degree. That does average out to 72 degrees, but we didn't plan on either extreme! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Stayed in Hamburg 5 nights before embarking as needed to acclimate to 12 hr time difference. Hamburg is a beautiful, vibrant city. Recommend planter en Blom botanic garden (300 rose bushes in bloom in July), Miniature Wonderland, walking ... Read More
Stayed in Hamburg 5 nights before embarking as needed to acclimate to 12 hr time difference. Hamburg is a beautiful, vibrant city. Recommend planter en Blom botanic garden (300 rose bushes in bloom in July), Miniature Wonderland, walking tour, canal and harbor cruise, and if interested in shopping, multitude of opportunities. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Always a lovely port to visit with a great welcome. It is a shame the ship is no longer able to dock at Hafdncity, where everyone can see her.
Always a lovely port to visit with a great welcome. It is a shame the ship is no longer able to dock at Hafdncity, where everyone can see her. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Ship docked close to city centre. A short 20 minute walk on the flat and you are right in the middle of it. Only thing is that you have to pay to use the loo. It was only 50 cents in Starbucks. It's a right bugger when you've ... Read More
Ship docked close to city centre. A short 20 minute walk on the flat and you are right in the middle of it. Only thing is that you have to pay to use the loo. It was only 50 cents in Starbucks. It's a right bugger when you've just had loads of tea/coffee and juice for breakfast before getting off the ship. Maybe I am finally getting old! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We booked a return port shuttle for 5 euros each and it took us to the nearest train station where we hopped on to a train into the city. We joined a walking tour which covered most attractions. There was a festival at Landungsbrücken and ... Read More
We booked a return port shuttle for 5 euros each and it took us to the nearest train station where we hopped on to a train into the city. We joined a walking tour which covered most attractions. There was a festival at Landungsbrücken and it was really crowded. Enjoyed ourselves. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Hamburg is very difficult to get to if you don’t book transfers with the cruise line. It took us 1hr each way and had to get a number of buses and trains. If we went again we would book transfers from the terminal or get a taxi. ... Read More
Hamburg is very difficult to get to if you don’t book transfers with the cruise line. It took us 1hr each way and had to get a number of buses and trains. If we went again we would book transfers from the terminal or get a taxi. However Hamburg Centre is lovely , loads of shops and little bars to have a drink at or a bite to eat. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
Very difficult port if you want to do things on your own. Preziosa docks at the terminal that is furthest out and in the middle of nowhere. Best way to go to the city center is by taxi which will cost around 25 euros. Very difficult and ... Read More
Very difficult port if you want to do things on your own. Preziosa docks at the terminal that is furthest out and in the middle of nowhere. Best way to go to the city center is by taxi which will cost around 25 euros. Very difficult and time consuming if you want to take public transport. We had some bad experience (when we wanted to ask directions) with some rude people so we don't like this port. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Very picturesque but too crowded for a wheelchair user and this time of the year.
Very picturesque but too crowded for a wheelchair user and this time of the year. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
Hamburg is a beautiful city, I have been here before and know it has much more to offer than can be done on a half day tour. It would deserve a longer visit if you have the time.
Hamburg is a beautiful city, I have been here before and know it has much more to offer than can be done on a half day tour. It would deserve a longer visit if you have the time. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
Came here a day before the cruise and stayed one day after. We did the free walking tour (you just pay what you think it is worth at the end) and also went to the Miniature Wonderland Museum. Highly recommend both! The walking tour lasted ... Read More
Came here a day before the cruise and stayed one day after. We did the free walking tour (you just pay what you think it is worth at the end) and also went to the Miniature Wonderland Museum. Highly recommend both! The walking tour lasted about 2 hours and we probably walked no more than 2 miles at the most and there were several breaks. The mini wonderland is amazing! Would be great for kids especially. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
Stayed at the Sofitel Alter Wall. Very nice hotel. Easy check-in. Comfortable room and bed. Great location and easy to walk around. 30 euro taxi ride from airport to hotel and 30 euro from hotel to Steinwerder cruise terminal.
Stayed at the Sofitel Alter Wall. Very nice hotel. Easy check-in. Comfortable room and bed. Great location and easy to walk around. 30 euro taxi ride from airport to hotel and 30 euro from hotel to Steinwerder cruise terminal. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
Expected Hamburg to be a bit rough and slightly menacing, but it was totally different from that. Bought a 7.20euro 9-hour unlimited travel pass on the ferry which left from just behind the ship - covers ferries, buses, trams, Metro, and ... Read More
Expected Hamburg to be a bit rough and slightly menacing, but it was totally different from that. Bought a 7.20euro 9-hour unlimited travel pass on the ferry which left from just behind the ship - covers ferries, buses, trams, Metro, and suburban trains. Left the ferry at Landesbrucken, and got the open top bus tour just outside. Very impressed with the city - lots of magnificent buildings, large lakes, and parks, but you do need noise cancelling headsets on the bus if you are not fluent in German, as all other languages come through headphones, but the German commentary is live through loudspeakers and tends to drown out normal headphones. Best thing for us in Hamburg was Miniatur Wunderland in the Warehouse District just behind the Elbphilharmonie. It's advertised as the "world's biggest model railway", but that doesn't do it anything like justice. We pensioners spent almost 3 hours in there for our 15euro each tickets and still felt that we'd rushed around it! It's absolutely massive, with huge numbers of model trains running through brilliantly precise models of actual towns and stations, but in different country settings - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, USA. There's a working model harbour with moving ships, a fantastic model airport with moving baggage trucks, aircraft tugs and the like; aircraft taxi out to the runway and actually "take-off" and "land". There's a working model volcano; models of the Grand Canyon, the Everglades, Las Vegas, Rome, Venice, the Italian Riviera, and much, much more. Plus every 10 minutes, or so, the main lights dim and the models light up as if nighttime. No matter what your age, if you still have a "bit of a kid" inside you, you will love this place. It's open 7.30 a.m. till 1 a.m. next morning the the summer, but it's so popular you have to book a time slot on your mobile phone! Read Less

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