The City of Cuxhaven, located at the mouth of the river Elbe and just opposite to the entrance of the Kiel Canal, has recently unveiled plans for a new state of the art Cruise Port Cuxhaven-Terminal C.P.C. With the new site, Cuxhaven wants to meet the future needs of the cruise industry in terms of space and facilities.

Key stakeholders from the City’s maritime business and authorities have agreed on a common master plan for the realization of the new terminal in an attractive urban surrounding and invite actors of the cruise business to be partners of the realization.

Together with the existing and the new terminal, Cuxhaven offers various advantages in comparison to its main competitors Bremerhaven and Hamburg, according to a press release from the developers. Vessels can save noticable ship expenses as, for example, pilotage down the rivers Elbe and Weser can be avoided. In addition, all destinations of the Northern European cruise market are close at hand.

The region also offers its own airport open for international charter flights as well as for cooperation partners interested in holding equity for the establishment of their own hub.

Featuring the German counterpart to Ellis Island and many other scenic points of interest, Cuxhaven welcomes cruise ships as well as investors from around the globe.