World-famous tourist attractions

Cruise Fredericia

Cruise Calls Fredericia

Since Fredericia welcomed the first cruise ship in 2014, it has developed into an attractive and popular cruise ship destination with approx. 20 annual calls. It only took a few years for the interest in the small city to grow because of a dedicated effort from ADP, the Municipality of Fredericia and Visit Fredericia that together accomplished  to brand and sell the destination to the international cruise industry.


An authentic and historic city

Fredericia is a city with a unique history, authenticity and courtesy which appeal to the international cruise ship guest. The city has Northern Europe's most well-preserved ramparts but also perpendicular streets and historical monuments, and together with the tourist guides’ stories, they make the scene for a unique visit to Fredericia. 

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World-famous tourist attractions

Fredericia is located in the heart of Denmark close to unique tourist attractions including 3 from UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites such as Kongernes Jelling - Home of the Viking Kings, Christiansfeld and the Wadden Sea. Furthermore, Cruise Fredericia offers visits to LEGOLAND®, Hans Christian Andersen’s childhood home in Odense, Egeskov Castle at Funen, Koldinghus or Ribe that, in addition to being Denmark's oldest town, also offers visitors an authentic Viking experience.



Central location

The central location, excellent operational facilities and 15 metres of water makes Fredericia a destination that attracts the cruise line companies. A 370-metre long cruise ship quay only a 10-minute walk from downtown is something that cruise lines cannot get anywhere else.

New shuttle train at the cruise quay 

This summer Cruise Fredericia launched a new “drop off” shuttle train, which will transfer the cruise guests from the quay to the city center. This is an extra service for our cruise quests, which they can buy at a low fixed price.

“Many of our guests chose to walk the short distance from the cruise quay to the city center, but for those, who prefer to take a shuttle train, this is now an extra service for our guests, which they can buy at the cruise quay”, says Line Tange, Cruise Manager at Cruise Fredericia.

At Cruise Fredericia we have a strong focus on the development of authentic experiences for the guests as well as improvements of our welcoming facilities.

The destination of Fredericia has gained top-ratings from several cruise lines during 2018. A ranking from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines gives top ratings to Fredericia:

“When it comes to central docking near the town on guest satisfaction, Fredericia has been ranked as number 2 out of 218 destinations worldwide. And when it comes to guest satisfaction for the welcoming ceremony on the cruise quay, Fredericia was ranked 17th out of 218 destinations worldwide", says Cruise Manager Line Tange.

Disney Cruise Line calls Fredericia in 2019 - Press release

In the summer of 2019, the Disney Cruise Line will call seven new ports in Europe, including a first-time visit to the destination of Fredericia in Denmark. The seven new ports are part of the Disney Magic’s tour of Europe. 

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Extraordinary cruise call to Fredericia - Press release

One of the very large cruise ships, MSC Preziosa, provided ultra-short notice about their arrival at the Port of Fredericia on June 15, 2018. MSC Preziosa had around 3,800 guests aboard, which came from all over Europe.

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