Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven (CCCB) as the operating company of the cruise terminal provides more than 10 years of experience and guarantees a professional and reliable operation for cruise vessels of any size. As CCCB is working exclusively for the cruise industry it offers a unique service which goes along with an extraordinary service minded attitude. As a fully equipped passenger service centre CCCB offers an outstanding service for turnaround and transit calls. As the quay of the CCCB is located directly at the open sea, this favourable geographic position results in less pilot times and general costs and also affects other services offered in Bremerhaven. CCCB provides 4 berths for vessels at one quay only. The UNESCO World Heritage of the Bremen Town hall and trips to Hamburg might be seen as the famous eye – catcher. Indeed, there are also other interesting opportunities completing the range of excursions, such as the Mercedes Benz production in Bremen and the cruise ship yard Meyer Werft in Papenburg. CCCB is also operating the cruise terminal in Wismar at the German Baltic coast.


Where the River Weser and the North Sea waters meet you will find the seaside city of Bremerhaven, once the most important port for European emigration and now a thriving tourism destination. Fascinating attractions await you in the tourism complex Havenwelten.
Bremerhaven - German Emigration Center
European Museum of the year 2007, tells the story of the 7 million people who emigrated from Bremerhaven to the New World between 1830 – 1974 in search for a better future. All stations of the exhibition are an adventure, which get under your skin.
Klimahaus Bremerhaven
With its authentically designed climate zones, interactive exhibits and large aquariums the Klimahaus is a theme attraction of a new generation. Experience a globally unique adventure world that excitingly presents facts, figures and phenomena on the topic of climate.
A place where tradition is cherished and the future is taking shape. Discover the historical market square with the Town Hall and the Statue of Roland, both UNESCO World Heritages Sites, as well as the picture-postcard old-town Schnoor quarter.

Press releases

Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven and Wismar

New Logo and New Website CCC took advantage of the winter season to implement a whole range of innovations. Since January 2018 both locations have been given a new logo and our shared website has been re-launched. Our homepage is now more modern and easier to navigate for visitors as well as shipping lines and cruise operators ...Read more

CCCB receives service certification

The Bremen Senator for Economy, Employment and Ports presented the Columbus Cruise Center (CCCB) team with the certification document awarded by "Servicequalität Deutschland" in recognition of the high standard of services provided. "Servicequalität Deutschland" is Germany's leading quality seal in the tourism industry. And CCCB is the first...Read more

Bremerhaven welcomes MS Mein Schiff 5

The President of the Bremen Senate, the Mayor of Bremen, Dr Carsten Sieling, the Lord Mayor of the City of Bremerhaven, Melf Grantz, and Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven’s (CCCB) Managing Director Veit Hürdler welcomed MS Mein Schiff 5 and presented Captain Todd Burgman and TUI Cruises’ media spokesperson Godja Sönnichsen with the city’s coat of...Read more

4 ships in Bremerhaven

Columbus Cruise Center in Bremerhaven 1 terminal – 4 ships in operation Increase in number of passengers On the morning of July 31, all four ocean-going vessels of the Bonn-based tour operator Phoenix Reisen were headed for the same destination – the Columbus Cruise Center in Bremerhaven. The flagship ms Amadea led the fleet and arrived at 6.30,...Read more

CCCB gets ready for bigger vessels

Press Release Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven gets ready for bigger vessels. Range of improved services for cruise passengers. In 2016, Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven (CCCB) will handle approxi-mately 35% more passengers than in the previous year, with a further increase of at least 25% expected for 2017. The Managing Director of CCCB, Veit...Read more