Ocean Quay Cruise Port
Copenhagen's Ocean Quay cruise port is a bustling travel hub. Over 300 ships arrive in Denmark’s capital every year, a city famous for its seamless urban design, 17th- and 18th-century architecture, and thriving bike culture. The port is also a great jumping-off point for cruises to the Baltics, St. Petersburg, Britain, and even Greenland.
After arriving at Ocean Quay cruise port, head off on a city sightseeing shore excursion to see highlights such as Tivoli Gardens, an iconic Danish amusement park; Christiansborg Palace, home to the Danish Parliament; and the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace, the Danish royal family residence since the late 18th century.
You can also opt for a harbor cruise along the canals of the Christianshavn and Frederiksholm districts, passing by colorfully painted townhouses, bobbing houseboats, and the legendary Little Mermaid statue. For a more personalized experience, hop-on hop-off tours allow you to see Copenhagen on your own schedule.
Things to Know Before You Go
Copenhagen has three cruise terminals: Langelinie Pier (Langelinje Quay), Nordre Toldbod, and Ocean Quay (Oceankaj).
Ocean Quay, located in Copenhagen's North Harbor, handles the majority of cruise ship turnarounds.
Langeline Pier offers a variety of nearby shops and cafés, as well as the Copenhagen Information Center, a currency exchange, and ATMs.
It's worth picking up the Copenhagen Card, which offers discounts or free entry to numerous sights and museums throughout the city.
Long-term car parking is available at Ocean Quay for a fee, but there is no parking at Langelinie Pier or Nordre Toldbod.
How to Get to Copenhagen From Ocean Quay
From Ocean Quay, take bus 27 to Østerport Station. From there, you can get to the city center in 10 minutes by bus or S-train. Taxis are also available at all three piers and shore excursions typically offer round-trip transportation from the dock.
The local language in Copenhagen is Danish, but most locals speak at least some English. The currency is the krone, and credit cards are accepted throughout the city.
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- City Hall Square (Radhuspladsen)
- Hard Rock Cafe Copenhagen
- Tivoli Gardens
- National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet)
- Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
- Kunstforeningen Gl Strand
- Christiansborg Palace (Christiansborg Slot)
- Thorvaldsens Museum
- Lapidarium of Kings (Kongernes Lapidarium)
- Tycho Brahe Planetarium
- Round Tower (Rundetårn)
- Castle Islet (Slotsholmen)
- Ruins under Christiansborg Palace
- Torvehallerne Market