416 Rostock (Warnemunde) Cruise Reviews

I didn't take an excursion but this is where we got on the ship so we had a few days in advance. The town is adorable and there is a great area along the water to walk and shop.
I didn't take an excursion but this is where we got on the ship so we had a few days in advance. The town is adorable and there is a great area along the water to walk and shop. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
We had been to Berlin, so we explored Rostock/Warnemunde which is a beautiful beach town. It was a beautiful, sunny day and there were some people on the beach even though it wasn't quite the season. Many of the ship's crew ... Read More
We had been to Berlin, so we explored Rostock/Warnemunde which is a beautiful beach town. It was a beautiful, sunny day and there were some people on the beach even though it wasn't quite the season. Many of the ship's crew didn't know about the mile-long white sandy beach, so it's obviously not promoted as a beach stop, but it should be. It's quite a favorite summer resort/spa/beach town for the Germans. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
I explored this cute little seaside resort on my scooter and enjoyed it very much. 6 hours on a train and then 5 hours on a bus (for wheelchair/mobility challenged persos) is not my idea of a good time. So I opted not to go to Berlin.
I explored this cute little seaside resort on my scooter and enjoyed it very much. 6 hours on a train and then 5 hours on a bus (for wheelchair/mobility challenged persos) is not my idea of a good time. So I opted not to go to Berlin. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
There was a Sea Festival on the day we stopped here, so it was buzzing. Pretty seaside place. Nearby Rostoc is easily accessible by train.
There was a Sea Festival on the day we stopped here, so it was buzzing. Pretty seaside place. Nearby Rostoc is easily accessible by train. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Very small and cool city. There's beautiful sight seeing there. Everything done but foot. From Warnemunde to Rostock, we bought train tickets. It was a 20 minutes trip.
Very small and cool city. There's beautiful sight seeing there. Everything done but foot. From Warnemunde to Rostock, we bought train tickets. It was a 20 minutes trip. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
We did not go to Berlin, but booked a Friends of Dave Tour (Mega Mecklenburg) that was excellent and a good value. People who went to Berlin found it was a long way away and a long day riding on buses and trains.
We did not go to Berlin, but booked a Friends of Dave Tour (Mega Mecklenburg) that was excellent and a good value. People who went to Berlin found it was a long way away and a long day riding on buses and trains. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
The tour included a boat tour from Warnemunde to Rostock, a walking tour of downtown Rostock and then a bus tour back to Warnemunde with a stop at a micro brewery. This was a great alternative to spending hours on the bus to Berlin for a ... Read More
The tour included a boat tour from Warnemunde to Rostock, a walking tour of downtown Rostock and then a bus tour back to Warnemunde with a stop at a micro brewery. This was a great alternative to spending hours on the bus to Berlin for a too little time in that city. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
You can get off and wander independently nice place great beach, lots of shops all very close to port, you don't need to do a tour here. The station is five minute walk if you want to go to Rostock.
You can get off and wander independently nice place great beach, lots of shops all very close to port, you don't need to do a tour here. The station is five minute walk if you want to go to Rostock. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
We went by tram that we took from the train station on Warnemunde. Nice town and the best place to do shopping.
We went by tram that we took from the train station on Warnemunde. Nice town and the best place to do shopping. Read Less
Sail Date September 2014
We enjoyed the ambience. However, the city is on hills, many cobblestones, which made it difficult in the wheelchair. We had no luck finding public transportation that was accessible. We took a cab into town-20 Euros each way. When we left ... Read More
We enjoyed the ambience. However, the city is on hills, many cobblestones, which made it difficult in the wheelchair. We had no luck finding public transportation that was accessible. We took a cab into town-20 Euros each way. When we left we could not find a cab. We went to the stop and cab drivers did not know where the cruise ship was docked. The third driver who came knew, and we got back in time. Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Lovely little town with beautiful beach. Possible to take boat ride into Rostock. You have to pass the train station to get to the little boats. To get to Berlin be aware that you will have to up by 6AM to get breakfast and make the ... Read More
Lovely little town with beautiful beach. Possible to take boat ride into Rostock. You have to pass the train station to get to the little boats. To get to Berlin be aware that you will have to up by 6AM to get breakfast and make the excursions. Read Less
Sail Date May 2013
Ship docks right in town. No need to take an excursion here. We walked to the train station and caught the train to Rostock for 4.6 Euro, round trip. This included transportation from Rostock to the city square. We visited the city square ... Read More
Ship docks right in town. No need to take an excursion here. We walked to the train station and caught the train to Rostock for 4.6 Euro, round trip. This included transportation from Rostock to the city square. We visited the city square and St. Mary's church. Not much else to do in that city so we went back. Warnemunde was a different story. Wonderful small town on the water. We had lunch there and walked around. Beautiful village and multiple places to eat lunch. We had lunch for about 9 Euro each. I thought it a better German experience just to go there. We did not go to Berlin but those that did seemed to like it although it was a long day for them Something extra-At the end of the day on the ship they had a local group come on board and had a German Folk lore show with German Food. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Our first port was Warnemunde, and we went into Berlin on our own. The train station was right across the street from where the boat docked, so we walked over and bought tickets for the first train to Berlin, which connected through ... Read More
Our first port was Warnemunde, and we went into Berlin on our own. The train station was right across the street from where the boat docked, so we walked over and bought tickets for the first train to Berlin, which connected through Rostock. We got to Berlin before lunchtime and set off exploring on our own. We skipped the HOHO bus here and just walked. We ended up in Alexanderplatz and had a couple of beers and some street food, and from there we hopped on the underground and went to Prater Biergarten -- the oldest one in Berlin. It was in a trendy neighborhood that was fun to explore and we were glad we got away from the touristy areas. We can imagine that on the weekend it would be packed with Berliners, but on a Thursday afternoon, there were only about 20 people there. The way back to Berlin proved to be quite the adventure! That morning we had purchased a round trip ticket into Berlin that left Berlin at 4:30pm and got back to Warnemunde around 7:30pm. When we got to the station to catch our train, we discovered that some WWII bombs had been discovered near the train tracks and that our train was being re-routed as the bombs were being disarmed! What was supposed to be a quick 3-hour journey with one connection turned into a train, to another train, to a 45 minute bus, to another train, and then yet another train. Needless to say, this new "itinerary" made it so that we, and the 20 other or so NCL passengers who had also ventured into Berlin without a cruise-line excursion ended up back at the ship at 10:10pm (all-aboard time was 9:30pm). My BF and some of the other cruisers stranded with us were able to call NCL's Miami offices, who reached the ship to tell them what happened, and they did end up waiting for us. I know that the ships like to use all tactics possible to coerce you into taking their excursions, including telling you they will leave you behind if you're late and not on one of their trips. Luckily for us that was not the case! Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
No need to take a 6 hour bus trip to Berlin - if you want to see Berlin, go to Berlin. Take time to wander around this lovely fishing town. Fantastic lunch at Aqua Sol.
No need to take a 6 hour bus trip to Berlin - if you want to see Berlin, go to Berlin. Take time to wander around this lovely fishing town. Fantastic lunch at Aqua Sol. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
We walked around and then took the train to Rostock.
We walked around and then took the train to Rostock. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
The ship offered a number of different excursions into Berlin, but we had been there before so took an excursion into Rostock, which was pretty but was disappointed we had no time on our own because the guide had to allow time to include a ... Read More
The ship offered a number of different excursions into Berlin, but we had been there before so took an excursion into Rostock, which was pretty but was disappointed we had no time on our own because the guide had to allow time to include a stop at a local pub where we had a free beer and pretzel, and also received a souvenir mug. After arriving back at the ship, our departure time was not until 11:00 pm so decided to see Warnemunde which was within walking distance of the ship. Warnemunde is a very scenic beach town which is used as a vacation spot by the German people, and this was August which is vacation time so it was very crowded, but fun. There was also a very scenic street on a canal, which was lined with restaurants, pubs, and shops. It was a fun port to just wander and enjoy the atmosphere. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
We had elected to visit Warnemunde and Rostock on our own, so about 10:00 a.m.,we took our boarding cards, passports and day pack and made the 10-15 minute walk from the ship to the little harbor town of Warnemunde. We had received ... Read More
We had elected to visit Warnemunde and Rostock on our own, so about 10:00 a.m.,we took our boarding cards, passports and day pack and made the 10-15 minute walk from the ship to the little harbor town of Warnemunde. We had received directions to an ATM, which was about 3-4 blocks into the center of town. Within a bank building on the square that surrounded the church was an ATM. The screen was a little confusing at first, since it was in German, but once we spotted the flags at the bottom to select English, our cash withdrawal proceeded fairly easily. We somehow missed an option for a receipt (probably while the screen was still in German), so although we got our cash, we didn't have a printed record of the withdrawal. We did a little shopping at some of the many souvenir shops along the "main drag", as we headed back towards the train station, which we had passed on our walk from the ship. We located a ticket machine where we could purchase a pass good for use on the train to Rostock as well as the tram there. The pass that we wanted was to be 4.60 euros, but we couldn't get the machine to read our credit card, so we used some cash. The 4.60 pass was good for the two of us. There was an S1 train waiting and we hopped on. It took only about 15-20 minutes to reach Rostock. The train ended at the main train station, so there was no question as to where to get off. We had been told to catch tram 5 or 6 to Rostock city center and were under the impression that we had to walk a bit to catch it. We did walk several blocks and caught the appropriate tram, but later on our return, saw that we could have caught the tram right there in the train station at another platform. Although the tram stops were lighted on a sign on the tram, we were not sure of the correct stop, so we asked another passenger by showing her our map. When we thought our stop was approaching, we confirmed with her and she nodded yes. The tram lets you off right at market square which is overlooked by city hall and St Mary's church. It probably was only 10-15 minutes from the station to city center. There was a small market in the Rostock square, with vendors selling produce, clothing and food carts selling snacks. Leading off the square was a shopping street bustling with shoppers and other tourists. It was pleasant to walk along this street and see the shops and listen to some of the street musicians. We also visited St Mary's church, much of which dates from the 15th - 17th centuries and includes an astronomical clock that dates from the mid-1400s. At the end of the street is the Kr'peliln Gate, which is a tall tower built originally as part of the city's defenses in the 13th century. After resting a bit with coffee and a pastry at an outdoor cafe, we caught tram 5 to return to the train station. We then had only to go to platforms 1 and 2 and a train to Warnemunde was waiting. We discovered then that there is a machine on the platform for validating your ticket. We should have done that when we boarded in Warnemunde, but didn't realize it. Apparently, no one routinely checks for tickets on the trains. We returned to the ship in the late afternoon. Other passengers had elected to take either an Oceania tour or an independent tour to Berlin. We chose to skip that, as it was at least a 3 hour bus ride each way, leaving only a short time for a limited city tour. From our veranda, we watched those busloads of passengers returning to the ship about 9:45 p.m., a very long day. The positive end to their trip was that a band and about 100 crew members were lined up on the dock, singing and greeting each group of travelers as they arrived. We spoke with a few who went to Berlin and no one was ecstatic about it. Some were disappointed and others felt it was just "OK". The ship departed the port at 11:00 p.m., soon after the last of the tours returned. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Walked to "Pier 7" a gift shop/restaurant to get info on Rostock and train tickets. This took about 30min. as there were many other passengers doing the same thing and only 2 servers. Walked to the train station, and arrived in ... Read More
Walked to "Pier 7" a gift shop/restaurant to get info on Rostock and train tickets. This took about 30min. as there were many other passengers doing the same thing and only 2 servers. Walked to the train station, and arrived in Rostock @ 11:00am.Visited Marienkirche(St.Mary's Church)-very beautiful,& ornate with an elaborate alter & pipe organ. There is a small room off to the side that has photos of the holocost. We walked around Rostock-cobblestone streets,old buildings. Quaint, but it seemed very commercial with many brand name stores. Took the train back to Warnemunde and discovered it's a lovely seaside town.There were many vendors selling dry goods,souveniers & food. Climbed the 100 step lighthouse and had a wonderful view of the whole area. A large sandy beach available as well as a small amusement park. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Ship berthed very close to the town and we walked to centre where a yearly festival was in full swing showing life past and present in this part of Germany.
Ship berthed very close to the town and we walked to centre where a yearly festival was in full swing showing life past and present in this part of Germany. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Very hard work with 6 hours in the train/bus. Weather wet and miserable. Berlin is fascinating and worth the hard work.
Very hard work with 6 hours in the train/bus. Weather wet and miserable. Berlin is fascinating and worth the hard work. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
We took a "Friends of Dave" tour which took us on walking tour of Warnemunde and of Wismar, a UNESCO town. Both were interesting. Took the train 1 1/2 hrs. to Wismar, saw lots of lovely farm country. The lunch included was ... Read More
We took a "Friends of Dave" tour which took us on walking tour of Warnemunde and of Wismar, a UNESCO town. Both were interesting. Took the train 1 1/2 hrs. to Wismar, saw lots of lovely farm country. The lunch included was delicious and ample. We did have some shopping time in Wismar main square. We would have preferred fewer comments about his personal life, but he had plenty of historical and cultural info to share and was very good at getting us from point to point, esp. on the train. Dave's tour at 125 euro per person really was a good buy. I'd recommend him with the caveat about his comments.I heard that Rostock, much closer, was a great place to tour. Some we talked to who took the train tour to Berlin said it was worth the ride even with heavy rain in Berlin. My husband just said that if he were to do it again, he'd go to Berlin. (They had a movie on the train. I agree.)For some reason, Kiel is not a selectable port on this site. We were with German friends and took the bus up to the Kiel Canal and had lunch, also visited St. Nicolas in Kiel. But other than that, it seems to be a rebuilt everyday city, not very touristy. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
We actually docked at the industrial port of Rostock (berth LP-41) and HAL provided us a free shuttle to downtown Rostock. We took a ship's excursion to Gustrow and saw the palace of the Duke of Mecklenburg and some old churches. We ... Read More
We actually docked at the industrial port of Rostock (berth LP-41) and HAL provided us a free shuttle to downtown Rostock. We took a ship's excursion to Gustrow and saw the palace of the Duke of Mecklenburg and some old churches. We had lunch at a Gasthaus and ate bratwurst and drank the excellent local beer. It was fun! We then took the shuttle to Rostock. Then we purchased an all-day pass on their public transportation and took Tram 6 to the train station (Hauptbahnhof) and then took a train to Warnemunde. It was fun walking the boardwalk at Warnemunde - looked and felt like Coney Island. We then took the train back to Rostock and walked down Koplingerstrasse, the big pedestrian shopping street, before taking the shuttle bus back to our ship. A fun day!!!! Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
I took the ship excusion to Berlin with a brief tour and 3 hours on your own. I had been there before the fall of the Wall and wanted to see the change. Disappointed. Berlin is now horribly congested and many ugly buildings have ... Read More
I took the ship excusion to Berlin with a brief tour and 3 hours on your own. I had been there before the fall of the Wall and wanted to see the change. Disappointed. Berlin is now horribly congested and many ugly buildings have replaced some classics, e.g. the main train station....now an ugly glass building. However, it was worth the time to see what happened to the city in the past 20 years. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012

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