Port of Call Elsinore cruise ship Harbour
Elsinore cruise ship Harbour, the Jewel in the Crown
A remarkable port of call for all
Passengers get an extraordinary experience!
There are few harbours in the world that can boast a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Elsinore Harbour neighborhood, which re-opens in 2012 after extensive renovation, is certainly one of them. See Video from your next Port of Call Elsinore
From the quays, visitors can enjoy the many harbour attractions and explore the historical city of Elsinore, with its mediaeval buildings, cathedral , cloisters and extensive pedestrian shopping and restaurant facilities. With services and facilities to handle even the largest groups, Elsinore Harbour provides cruise ships and their guests the best kick-off for a visit to Denmark.
Wake up to Elsinore Castle / Shakespeare’s Castle
Proudly guarding the entrance to the harbour is one of Northern Europe’s most famous
Kronborg Castle, which is known to the English-speaking world as Elsinore Castle or Hamlet´s Castle, is home to Shakespeare’s timeless Hamlet and serenely commands the entrance to the harbour.
Set in impressive and extensive grounds, moats and ramparts that are easily accessible from landing stages, the visitor-friendly castle provides a fascinating insight into Denmark’s military, maritime and royal history.
The tour guide on the ship has the story here, a historical walking tour that takes you back to the 11600 century
Culture Yard and Maritime Museum
Modernised quays provide access to the striking architectural novelty of the Culture Yard – an eldorado of facilities tastefully built into the converted buildings of the former shipyard and bordered by the Danish Maritime Museum, itself exquisitely built into a dry dock. With its vast collections of artifacts and innovative exhibitions, the museum provides an impressive interactive insight into the maritime world for visitors of all ages.
A cruise ship paradise
A new cruise liner quay for vessels of max. 150m and a 6.5m draft.
Ample anchorage for larger vessels of any size in the roads only 0.25 nautical miles out, and with a water depth of 20m.
Reception facilities at an approved ISPS transit quay for launches entering the exciting harbour provide visitors with the extra attraction of a boat trip from the roads into the striking complex. Comprehensive, quick and comfortable services allow visitors to extend their visit to nearby Copenhagen, Helsingborg or other neighboring attractions, including the renowned Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the home of Karen Blixen of Out of Africa fame, the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle and Fredensborg Palace, Queen Margrethe’s Royal Summer Residence.
Hamlet and Kronborg
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The legend’s association with Elsinore and Kronborg did not begin until Shakespeare, presumably due to Elsinore’s status as one of the world’s most important towns in the 1600s. Thanks to the Sound Dues which was a special toll that all passing ships had to pay in the town, Elsinore had become a traffic hub for international shipping.
The town was also regarded as a cultural centre due to the newly built royal castle, Kronborg. It is unknown whether Shakespeare actually ever visited Elsinore. It is known with certainty, however, that a number of English and Scottish players from his retinue performed as visiting actors at Kronborg and in the town of Elsinore. They could have been the source of stories about the illustrious castle on the Sound that reached Shakespeare and which inspired him to set the play here.
“Hamlet” is one of the most famous and frequently performed stage plays in the world. Since the 1600s, countless theatrical productions at the castle and many other venues have endeavoured to keep the legend of Hamlet alive. That is why Kronborg is now known all over the world as Hamlet’s castle, and Elsinore is known as the Town of Hamlet.
You are our guests
We welcome the royal family and our cruise guests in royal style, with red carpets and musicians from our sweet girl Guard, and we say goodbye with a salute from Schakespears famous Kronborg Castle.
If you would like us to schedule a tour, Mail to Elsinore tourist office
Elsinore is the center of Denmark's most famous National Park "National Park Kings Playground" (Danish: Nationalpark Kongernes Nordsjælland)
Cruise Ships Port of Call Elsinore.
Elsinore Port is ISPS approved.
Sct. Olaigade 19
The quay has been extended, so there will be room for approx. 5000 m2 for parking area.
Tourist office 300 meters from the Cruise berth.
Train station next to the port. Only 40 min. by train to Copenhagen International Airport.
Only 30 min. by train to Copenhagen City Center
Ferry crossing to Helsingborg / Sweden - takes only 20 minutes, 3 departures per hour.
Banks, hotels and most shops accept credit cards.
Three of Northern Europe's most famous Renaissance castles in a radius of 20 Km.
Distance from Elsinore to Copenhagen by see appx. 20 Nautical Miles
Minimum 7,0 m of water depth at berth
Supply of freshwater
Passport / Police Service 6
Larger cruise ships can anchor at the smooth southern breakwater just appx. 0.20 nm / 400 m from the new two-sided pier at King quay and with a spectacular view of Shakespeare's Kronborg castle from the ship.
No limit for length and Draught.
Largest ship at berth
Max length 150 m
Max Draught 6,5 m
Max width 30 m
NO height restriction
NO compulsory pilotage
NO compulsory use of tugs
Tender Fee incl. ISPS
Larger cruise ships can anchor appx. 0.25 nm. SSE of the southern breakwater. Passengers can be tendered to a new two-sided pier at King quay.