Cruises from Kiel
Kiel is the capital of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, and situated at the SW of the Baltic Sea. It is the home to Germany’s Baltic fleet, an important ship-building centre, entry point to the Kiel Canal, and cruise terminal for the Baltic Sea. The city was rebuilt after WWII in modern architectural styles, hence few historic edifices remain – see Keiler Castle near the cruise terminal. The Kiel Regatta is the largest sailing event in the world and takes place every year in the last full week in June.
On leaving the port you’ll pass the Kiel Canal, U-boat memorial, beaches and marinas.