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Northern Europe's leading turnaround port

Copenhagen is the ideal turnaround port; it is conveniently located in the Baltic Sea with a well-connected international airport, flexible turnaround facilities at Ocean Quay and an established network of local partners, which collaborate to offer a memorable experience for your guests. Copenhagen has plenty to offer for a pre & post-stay. The Danish capital is large enough for every kind of life philosophy but small enough to bicycle from one end to the other in twenty minutes. It is all there, the urban pulse in the cobbled streets, the castles and bell towers, the artists, makers and the green grass, the mothers, babies, and their strollers, the hipsters and their dreams, the prince and the queen. The Copenhageners excel in combining simple and sustainable solutions with a casually sophisticated lifestyle. A lifestyle based on tradition, history, and culture, yet constantly moving forward, giving Copenhagen a unique blend between the harmonies of old-world charm and the progressive beat of a truly cosmopolitan city. Photo cred: Claus Bentzen

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Useful information


In Copenhagen, the mother tongue is Danish, which is closely related to both Swedish and Norwegian. In general Danes speak English extremely well, and some even German and French.

Distance from pier to city center

Ocean Quay approx. 7 km / 4.3 miles, Langelinie approx. 3 kilometers / 1.8 miles & Nordre Toldbod approx. 2 kilometers / 1.2 miles

Transportation to/from airport

Please check information about public transportation to/from the airport here:


The currency is Denmark is Danish Kroner (DKK)

Transport to/from city center

Please check information about public transportation to/from the city center here:

Video Cruising to Copenhagen

To get a small taste of what the city has to offer, watch the video here:

Video Copenhagen turnaround port

Watch the video here and find out what makes Copenhagen the preferred turnaround port in Northern Europe:

Port information

Berthing policy: Information available here

Langelinie Pier 190 - 198

Max LOA: 700 m Max depth: South part 9,1 m. North part 10,0 m Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): V - fender Bollard strength: 50 ts Learn more
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Ocean Quay 331-334

Max LOA: 1100 m Max depth: 10,5 m Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): V - fender Bollard strength: 125 ts/storm 200 ts Learn more
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Ndr. Toldbod 177

Max LOA: 240 m Max depth: 7,4 m Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): -Bollard strength: 40 ts Learn more
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Port Reception Facilities


Number and maximum flow rate: 3 - 300 m3/hDirect downstream to municipal facilities: Yes - with pumpsMARPOL standard connections fitted: YesBarges available: NATank trucks available: NA Learn more


Direct shore connections available: NABarges available: NATank trucks available: YesNumber and maximum capacity of Tank trucks (cubm): Up to 3 per ship, capacity 30 m3 per lorryMARPOL standard connections fitted: Yes Learn more

Nordre Toldbod

Direct shore connections available: NABarges available: NATank trucks available: YesNumber and maximum capacity of Tank trucks (cubm): Up to 3 , capacity 30 m3 per lorryMARPOL standard connections fitted: Yes Learn more

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

4,00 DKK/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

DKK 4,50 per pax in and out

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Personal welcome
Musical welcome
Free local food samples

In special occasions, a small sample of local food can be arranged.

Gifts for passengers

In special occasions, small gifts can be arranged.

Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays

In general, the shops are open every Sunday from 12:00 - 4:00pm

Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests

Can be arranged

Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests

Can be arranged

Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit

Most shops do accept credit card payment with no lower limit

Destination has special offers for crew

Yes, please read more about the crew offers on the link.

Free city maps

It is always possible to pick up free city maps and guides at: Copenhagen Visitors Centre, Copenhagen Airport, Tourist information offices in Copenhagen and beyond, 3-, 4- og 5-stars hotels, Museums and Collections, Car hire, and bike rental companies, Restaurants and Cafés

City Cards for sale

The Copenhagen Card is a tailor-made city card for tourists and entitles the card holder to free admission to more than 80 museums and attractions and free transport by train, bus, harbor bus and Metro in the entire Copenhagen Region – also from/to the airport.

Independent guest reception and help

We offer city maps and tourist information at Ocean Quay and Langelinie.

Local life and events with locals
Mailbox available

At Langelinie pier, there is a mailbox located at the pier. At Ocean Quay the closest mailbox is at Nordhavn Station, a 15 minute walk from the quay.

Signed route from pier to city centre and/or public transport

Public transportation available from Ocean Quay and Langelinie

Tourist information (office or maps) in port area

Free city maps are available at Ocean Quay and Langelinie.

Money exchange in port area
Free Wi-Fi in port

Available at the terminals at Ocean Quay and in the shops at Langelinie pier.

Destination collaboration
Local cruise network

CruiseCopenhagen: The network comprises more than 60 dedicated partners working within all the key sectors, e.g. destination management, transportation, attractions, hotels etc. Read more about the network on the link.

Authorized guides

The Association of Authorised Guides is a tourist guide association in Copenhagen. Tourist guides belonging to the Association of Authorised Guides wear a official badge/ID card. The emblem of authorisation ensures the quality of services rendered and guarantees that visitors receive correct information.

Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility
Destination video available for Cruise Lines

Watch our destination video on the link.

Free shuttle available

In some cases, it is arranged in collaboration with the cruise ship

City centre within 1 km from pier

Some quays are close to the city centre. From Langelinie and Nordre Toldbod you can walk to city centre in 30 minutes. It is not recommended to walk from Ocean Quay.

Publicly regulated taxis
Bike rental including map or GPS

At the pier or close to the pier. The City Bikes are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Each city bike has a touchscreen tablet used for navigation, payment and guiding to points of interest in Copenhagen.

Hop on/hop off services in port area

There are hop on/hop off busses at the Little Mermaid, and at Ocean Quay.

Turnaround facilities
Scandic Hotel(s) in city

There are 7 Scandic hotels located in Copenhagen.

Cruise-ready hotels

Through Cruise Copenhagen, you can find Cruise designated hotels.

Direct flights to USA

Several airlines fly directly to many different US destinations

Airport less than one hour drive from port
Airport less than one hour drive from city centre
Free Wi-Fi in airport
Quarters for crew in port

Selected attractions

The Little Mermaid

At Langelinie Pier, visitors can find one of Copenhagen's most photographed tourist attractions: The sculpture of The Little Mermaid. The sculpture is made of bronze and granite and was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a young, handsome prince on land.

Tivoli Gardens

One of the oldest amusement parks in the world and a cultural wonderland right at the heart of Copenhagen. Part of Tivoli Gardens' secret is that there is something for everyone. The scenery is beautiful with exotic architecture, historical buildings and lush gardens. At night, thousands of colored lights create a fairy tale atmosphere that is completely unique.

Visit Carlsberg

World famous brewery, where visitors can experience the wonderful world of beer and join the many events taking place throughout the year. At Visit Carlsberg, visitors can smell the ingredients, discover authentic architecture, taste world-famous Danish beer in many styles and get a feeling of what Carlsberg is all about.

Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace is home to the Danish Parliament and it holds unique stories from Copenhagen’s establishment and up until today. Christiansborg Palace is where the queen welcomes official guests, hosts royal banquets and the magnificent venue for lush events.

National Gallery of Denmark

The National Gallery of Denmark, Statens Museum for Kunst, is Denmark’s largest art museum, featuring outstanding collections of Danish and international art from the past seven centuries. The gallery is especially famous for its beautiful collection of Danish Golden Age art, the country’s most comprehensive collection of Danish contemporary art, and one of the world’s best Matisse collections.

The Open Air Museum

The Open Air Museum, Frilandsmuseet, is one of the oldest and biggest open air museums in the world. Spread across 86 acres of land, the museum houses more than 50 farms, mills and houses from the period 1650-1940. The buildings were re-erected with gardens and surrounding landscape to give visitors an impression of the history and environments of the country life as it was.

Designmuseum Denmark

With a unique location in Copenhagen’s historic centre, near tourist attractions, the harbor boats, design companies and galleries, Designmuseum Danmark is a working archive and the entrance to Denmark as a design destination. Here visitors get the chance to experience one of the world’s largest collections of Danish design, counting works by Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Verner Panton and Hans Wegner.

Rosenborg Castle

The famous Rosenborg Castle is located in central Copenhagen and is home to the crown jewels, the crowns and the coronation chairs. Here visitors can experience 400 years of royal history. Among the main attractions is the Knights’ Hall with the coronation thrones and three life-size silver lions standing guard. Tapestries on the walls commemorate battles between Denmark and Sweden.

Guiness World Records Museum

The only Guiness World Records Museum in Europe, where visitors can learn about the most incredible world records from all over: The fastest, highest, strongest, spectacular milestones in human history, fantastic achievements, unique wonders of the animal kingdom and loads of bizarre and grotesque records, no one ever imagined existed.

Exciting extras

Reffen - Copenhagen Street Food

Reffen is a street food market that opened in Copenhagen in May 2018. A highly succesful food market and a great place to hang out, get a bite to eat and enjoy a drink with front row views of Copenhagen harbor.


This hidden gem is a dedicated photographic art gallery, which endeavors to make fine art accessible to both locals and visitors. In QGallery, visitors will find a range of art specifically made for people visiting Copenhagen. The series is called Memories of Denmark, and it is comprised of unique photographs capturing iconic places in Copenhagen and Denmark.

Canal Tours offered by Stromma

A canal tour of Copenhagen is a wonderful way of seeing Copenhagen. Many locals take the tour to get an opportunity to see their capital from a different perspective. The boat sails approximately one hour through the idyllic harbors and canals of Copenhagen, where the guide will share stories and secrets of the passing sights and historical buildings.

CPH Icebar

CPH Icebar is Copenhagen's only ice bar and a perfect place to cool down on a hot summer day. Visitors will get the chance to enjoy the beautiful sculptured art made of ice, while they sip their signature cocktail from an ice glass. A winter poncho are provided at the entrance.

Copenhagen the local way

Copenhagen is consistently ranked among the world’s top biking cities, with more than half its population biking every day. Whether there is snow, rain or sun, locals bike to work, to school, to bring the kids to kindergarten, to shop for groceries and to social gatherings. It is simply the way of life, and if your guests are looking to experience Copenhagen the local way, you have to recommend them to jump on a saddle.


25 Oct 2019
3 Nov 2020
MIX Copenhagen
Mix copenhagen ia a LGBTQ film festival is one of the oldest LGBTQ film festivals in the world. It is run by volunteers who are part of the LGBTQ community.
8 Oct 2020
1 Nov 2020
Tivoli Gardens Annual Halloween
Category: Other
Scary adventures are in store for those who dare! You can also enjoy our proper Halloween with rides, stalls, restaurants, pumpkins and much more.
4 Nov 2020
4 Nov 2020
Category: Other
Tuborg Julebryg is Denmark's only beer with its very own tradition: Every 1st Friday of November it is J-Day, where the whole country is celebrating the beer and the arrival of Christmas with a huge national party.
21 Nov 2020
3 Jan 2021
Tivoli Gardens Annual Christmas market
Category: Other,Folklore,Arts & Handcrafts,Food
Tivoli is world-famous for its Christmas market. The gardens are decked out in twinkling Christmas lights and glittering Christmas balls everywhere - a perfect setting for a cozy dinner with family and friends.

Varied Shore Excurions

Copenhagen has a wide variety of world-class attractions, and something for all ages and interests. Below is just to name a few shore excursions, but we recommend to contact the local tour operators for more information, as there are plenty more to see and do in Copenhagen. Please find a list of local tour operators here:

Selected Shore Excursions in Copenhagen

Copenhagen City & Harbor Tour
Pass by the major sights of Copenhagen like the winter residence of the Royal Family, Amalienborg Palace, the magnificent Gefion Fountain, Nyhavn and the famous square Kongens Nytorv, where you can see the Royal Theatre. Go on a canal tour through the idyllic harbor and canals of Copenhagen passing many historical buildings and popular sights of the city. The tour ends up at the world-famous amusement park Tivoli Gardens, which has something to offer for all ages and interests.
Castles of North Zealand
Explore Copenhagen's royal heritage on this tour, where you get to visit three different castles located just North of Copenhagen. Visit at Kronborg Castle, the setting for Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, and located in the beautiful town of Elsinore. Enjoy the beautiful baroque gardens at Fredensborg Palace, the spring and autumn residence of the Danish royal family. And lastly, explore the largest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia, Frederiksborg Castle, which has housed The Museum of National History since 1878. The beautiful decorated rooms with portraits, history paintings, furniture, and decorative art invite visitors on a journey through Danish history and culture from the late Middle Ages to the present.
Sightseeing of Copenhagen including Dragør village
Explore the major sights of Copenhagen and end the tour in the idyllic fishing village Dragør, just 30 minutes from Copenhagen. The tour starts at the Town Hall square and continues with a visit inside the world-famous Tivoli Gardens. Then, visit at Christiansborg Castle, the home of the Danish Parliament, stop and take a selfie at the Little Mermaid, before the tour ends at Dragør, the cutest little fishing village originally settled by the Dutch in the early 16th Century. In Dragør, you can stroll through the cute cobblestoned streets of colorful houses and enjoy the genuine harborside “hygge”.
Copenhagen by bike
Copenhagen is build for bikes and you will see more bikes than cars in the city. The city is filled with bike lanes, making it the most convenient form of transportation and the best way to explore the sights and delights of Copenhagen. Better yet, everything is so close so you get to see a lot of the city even on a short biking tour.
Visit the old capital located 30 kilometers from the port. Viking ships museum, see the original long ships dating from year 1000 found in 1962. Roskilde Cathedral with the Royal Burials. Since 15th century kings and queens last resting place. It is said that Harald Bluetooth dead 987 was the first king to find rest in the church. The city has local shopping opportunitets available.

Port Developments

New Cruise Terminal

Scope of Project: Construction of new 10,000 m2 Cruise Terminal. The terminal will be built to meet the needs of Cruise Industry anno 2021. The building 3-times as big as the current 3 terminals constructed 2013Advantage for Cruise Lines: Ideel for handling Turn Arounds for the largest Cruise Vessels. At present land is reclaimed, terminal operating from season 2021. Picture 1 Location af Terminal 4. Picture 2 show Cruise Terminal 1. Est. date of completion: 2021
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Scope of Project: City, CMP and By & Havn partnered to get more green solutions in the Port of Copenhagen and limit emissions from Cruise Ships. First step is design of a land-based power plant in Nordhavn. Advantage for Cruise Lines: Greater Passenger satisfaction. Initiative help Cruise Line reduce their impact on environment. And thereby live up to demands from customers.Est. date of completion: The aim for reducing impact on invironment is an ungoing process.
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