By adding the cruise ports of Denmark to your itinerary, you can be sure to provide your cruise guests and crew with a wide variety of memorable experiences in the true land of fairy tales and the home of Hans Christian Andersen.
Denmark is not only stunning and interesting to visit during the summer season, but has lots to offer during autumn and winter. We especially encourage you to consider planning itineraries off-season to Copenhagen. Read more about off-season cruising to Copenhagen here.
Let your cruise guests explore Denmark
Due to the short distances in Denmark, your cruise guests can easily reach experiences that are perfect for them in a short time. From Modern Art exhibits, exclusive high-end shopping, fantastic gastronomic dining at the many Michelin star restaurants, to world-famous attractions such as The Little Mermaid.
Let your guest walk into the history by sailing on an actual Viking ship or visit the castle of Hamlet. Become a child again in the magic garden of Tivoli or explore the playfulness of LEGOLAND and the new LEGO House. Let them relax on the beautiful beaches and walk on the cliffs of Bornholm.
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Get to know all Denmark's cruise ports
Explore all the 12 beautiful Danish cruise ports - from Copenhagen and beyond.
Port of Copenhagen
Port of Copenhagen is located in the capital of Denmark and conveniently in the Baltic Sea.
Port of Copenhagen is one of the biggest ports in Northern Europe. The port is flexible and able to handle large cruise ships. Even the currently largest cruise ship in the world - Symphony of the Seas - can dock in the Port of Copenhagen. The port facilities have been awarded the “leading cruise ship port” five years in a row due to the excellent cooperation between the stakeholders in the industry and the very dedicated crew.
Port of Copenhagen has three cruise quays: Langelinie Pier, Ocean Quay, and Ndr. Toldbod, all located right in the heart of the Danish capital, which has been named the world's top city for travelers in 2019 by Lonely Planet. Port of Copenhagen is the preferred turnaround port in Northern Europe due to a truly short distance from the international airport to the seaport, easy and fast transfer, a wide variety of hotels, gastronomical dining experiences, and tourist attractions close by. Together with a vast network of local partners, Copenhagen is sure to provide a memorable experience for every visiting cruise ship, crew members, and guests.
Port of Roenne (Bornholm)
Port of Roenne is located in the city of Roenne - the capital of the beautiful Danish island Bornholm. The Island is a true jewel known as "The Pearl of the Baltic Sea”. There are many reasons for this, such as 158 km of beautiful coastline, 527 square km of amazingly varied nature; cliffs and skerries, woodland, heather, idyllic towns, and charming fishing hamlets.
Bornholm is a perfect haven for shorter stays and since everything is within a short distance from the port, Port of Roenne is an ideal cruise transit port.
Port of Roenne is a transit cruise port and has four cruise quays. Cruise ships can dock at Krydstogtskajen Pier 31-32, Tværmolen - Pier 22/23, Kulkajen Pier 13 and Multipier - Pier 34 all located just a little more than 1 km from the city center. Port of Rønne can accommodate cruise ships of up to 350 meters in length and a water depth of 11 meters.
Bornholm is also known for its long, beautiful sandy beaches and the most famous beach Dueodde strand, white round churches, Hammershus - Europe's oldest castle ruin. Other characteristics of the beautiful island are smoked herring, local produce, and the well-developed cycle path network, which makes it easy to explore the island.
Port of Aarhus (Århus)
Port of Aarhus is located on the Jutland peninsula’s East Coast.
Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark, and a vibrant city. Aarhus may be old at heart, but it is definitely young in spirit.
Port of Aarhus is a transit cruise port and have two cruise quays. Cruise ship can dock at Cruise Berth 129/131 and Berth 503 both located right in the very heart of the city, just 400 meters from the main square.
The Port of Aarhus is flexible and are sufficient to handle the big cruise ships, even some of the largest cruise ship in the world, with a max length of 430 meters. A water depth of 12.5 meters is guaranteed.
Everything is within walking distance from the cruise pier, from world-class attractions and museums such as ARoS and the “old town” to a diverse gastronomic scene and charming shopping districts can be explored.
Port of Skagen
The Port of Skagen is Denmark's Northernmost cruise port. Skagen is geographically and ideally located on the sailing route between the Norwegian fjords and the very popular Baltic Sea destinations.
The Port of Skagen is a transit cruise port and offers tree cruise quays. Cruise ship can dock at Cruise Pier 10, Krydstogtkajen/Cruise Pier 9 and Secondary Cruise 41 all located 1.6 km. from the city center. All cruise docks have reception facilities for cruise guests and crew members. The Port of Skagen provides a free shuttle bus for guests at each port of call.
The Port of Skagen can accommodate cruise ships of up to 400 meters in length and a water depth of 12 meters.
Port of Skagen, located right at the top of Denmark - where the two Seas meet: The Baltic and the North Sea. The sun shines 2.000 hours annually, which makes Skagen the sunniest place in Denmark.
The 600-year-old market town inspires artists, poets, and musicians with its breathtaking light and nature. Cruise guests can enjoy charming alleys in the atmospheric old quarter, take a pick at one of the open-air fish restaurants or enjoy one of the many natural beaches.
Port of Aalborg
Port of Aalborg is located in North Jutland (Northwestern Denmark). Aalborg is the fourth largest city of Denmark and a city of contrasts with ancient renaissance buildings and international city center full of modern architecture and culture.
Port of Aalborg is a transit cruise port and have four cruise quays. Cruise ship can dock at the award-winning Royal Cruise Berth, Pier 3014-152, Pier 4050-62 and Pier 4110 all located right in the very heart of the city, just 200 meters from the main square, encircled by 300 specialty shops. Port of Aalborg can handle a vast majority of cruise ships of up to 250 meters in length and a water depth of 9 meters is guaranteed.
Port of Alborg is located a short distance of just 6 km from Aalborg International Airport. The city of Aalborg has a vast variety of hotels, gastronomical dining experiences and tourist attractions.
Port of Fredericia
Port of Fredericia is located in the heart of Denmark, right by the shimmering Little Belt, in the southern part of Jutland on the peninsula’s East Coast.
Port of Fredericia is a transit cruise port and have one cruise quays, where Cruise ship can dock. Kastelpier 1-3 is located 1 km from the city center.
The Port of Fredericia can accommodate cruise ships with a max length of 430 meters and a water depth of 12 meters.
Due to the location of the cruise pier, cruise guests only have a 5-minutes stroll or a quick train ride to reach the charming and historic town center with local shops, excellent restaurants, and Northern Europe’s best-preserved ramparts.
In less than an hour’s drive and just 40 km from the seaport, cruise guests can explore UNESCO heritage sites, visit the city of Odense – the home of Hans Christian Andersen or go to the original LEGOLAND amusement park. LEGOLAND is located in Billund, close to Billund International Airport.
Port of Helsingor (Elsinore)
Port of Helsingor Elsinore is located only 40 minutes North of Copenhagen, you will find the Port of Helsingor which is the actual ancient gateway to the Baltic Sea, and the home of the Kronborg Castle. World-famous as Hamlet’s and Shakespeare’s Castle and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is one of Northern Europe’s finest Renaissance castles.
As a commercial and transit cruise port, with deep water and good quay facilities, Port of Helsingor can service a vast majority of cruise ships of up to 150 meters and a water depth of 6.5 meters is guaranteed. The possibilities are many and Port of Helsingor offers many great port services.
The Port of Helsingor is settled in the heart of the city Helsingor right next to Kronborg Castle and its stronghold which points towards the narrowest strait into the Baltic Sea. This stronghold together with its counterpart just 4 km away. Placed on the opposite side of the strait in Helsingborg which is now Swedish. In historical time they controlled all access into the Baltic Sea. In the cold, dark and moist catacombs under Kronborg Castle your guests can encounter an ancient Danish legend. According to the legend, the mighty knight Holger Danske (Ogier the Dane) sleeps in the catacombs under the castle - ready to wake up when Denmark needs him.
Right next to the Port of Helsingor you will also find the M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, an architectural jewel designed by the world-renowned Danish architect firm BIG.
Port of Kolding
Port of Kolding is located by the astonishing Kolding Fjord in the Southern part of Jutland on the peninsula’s East Coast. Kolding is Denmark's 7th largest city. Kolding has been designated a UNESCO Design City, which makes it the first city in Denmark to become a part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
Port of Kolding is a transit cruise port and have tree cruise quays. Cruise ships can dock at QUAY 31-36, QUAY 10-14 and QUAY 23-26 All located right in the very heart of the city, just 200 meters from the main square.
Due to the location of the cruise pier cruise guests only have a few minutes' walk to reach the charming city center where they can explore the city's history and design heritage. Within less than an hour's drive, cruise guests can also explore UNESCO heritage sites such as Christiansfeld the only UNESCO World Heritage City in Denmark, Koldinghus Castle as well as the original LEGOLAND amusement parc which is located only 40 km from the seaport along with Billund international airport.
Port of Kalundborg
Port of Kalundborg is located on the west coast of Zealand at the Great Belt. The town of Kalundborg offers a complete contrast to the busy and hectic capitals, as it is a charming small-town experience. The friendly and warm atmosphere of Kalundborg will captivate any cruise guest.
Port of Kalundborg is a transit cruise port, but the port is also able to welcome turnarounds, and is an alternative to the Port of Copenhagen. Port of Kalundborg have two cruise quays. Cruise ships can dock at Quay 5-6, located 1 km from the city center and New West Port, which is a larger quay 5 km from the city center.
The Port of Kalundborg can accommodate big cruise ships, even some of the largest cruise ships in the world, with a max length of 500 meters and a water depth of 15 meters.
Only a 30 min drive from Port of Kalundborg you will find Dragsholm Castle, one of the oldest castles in Denmark and the most haunted Castle in Europe. The 800-year-old castle is home to over 100 ghosts, including a white lady, a gray lady and a poltergeist, but it is also home to The Michelin-starred restaurant Dragsholm Slot Gourmet located in the old kitchen at Dragsholm Castle.
Finally, Port of Kalundborg is just an hour's drive from the city of Roskilde where you will find Roskilde Cathedral, which is the most important church in Denmark, the official royal burial church of the Danish monarchs, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Roskilde your cruise guests also have the opportunity to border an original and working Viking ship at the Viking Ship Museum settled in Roskilde harbor. The museum is Denmark's national ship museum for ships of the prehistoric and medieval period.
Port of Nyborg
Port of Nyborg is positioned on the Eastern Coastline of the central Danish island of Funen. The port offers an easy-to-reach destination for cruises in and out of the wonderful Baltic Sea.
Port of Nyborg is a transit cruise port and have one cruise quay, where Cruise ships can dock, located 2 km from the city center
The Port of Nyborg can accommodate cruise ships with a max length of 290 meters a water depth of 11 meters.
The central location of Nyborg, right in the middle of Denmark, gives access to scenic nature and world-class attractions.
For cruise guests arriving in Nyborg, there is much to experience. Apart from its stunning beauty, the town hosts some of Denmark’s earliest national monuments.
Within less than an hour's drive, cruise guests can also explore the city on Odense the capital of Funen, Denmark's 7th largest city and the hometown of Denmark’s world-renowned author Hans Christian Andersen.
Nyborg is a Royal city. Nyborg Castle and city is one of the most important cultural heritage monuments from the Middle Ages in Denmark. Nyborg Castle and town were from the beginning of the 13th century and until 1560 the king of Denmark's favorite residence.
Port of Hundested
Port of Hundested is in the Northern part of Zealand, in the small fishing village of Hundested. The Port of Hundested offers easy access to the Baltic Sea.
Port of Hundested is a transit cruise port and have three cruise quays. Cruise ships can dock at cruise quay no. 1 and no. 2 both located right in the very heart of the city, just 300 meters from the city center.
Hundested ports can accommodate cruise ships of up to 320 meters in length and a water depth of 8.2 meters.
Cruise guests are invited to take a tour in the city on the free city bus. Just next to the cruise pier, local transcendent craft shops, and quality restaurants can be explored at the charming port area.
Only 7.5 km from the seaport you will find one of the oldest eco-village in Denmark.
Since the early nineties, the place has transformed from a potato field to a vibrant community where people live and work, focusing on social interaction, sustainability, ecology, respect and tolerance.
Port of Sønderborg
Port of Sønderborg is located in the Southern part of Denmark. The old part of Sønderborg is on the island of Als but some of its new suburbs have spread onto the mainland of Jutland on the peninsula’s Southeast coast right above the Danish border to Germany.
Port of Sønderborg is a transit cruise port and have one cruise quay, where cruise ships can dock and it is located right in the very heart of the city, just 200 meters from the main square.
The Port of Sønderborg can accommodate cruise ships up to 100 meters, and larger cruise ships are invited to use tender boats.
This part of Denmark was under German rule until the Reunification in 1920 which makes the region strongly influenced by Germany.
Cruise guests have the opportunity to dive into the fascinating border country history at Sønderborg Castle and the historical war field at Centre Dybbøl Banke.