There is always mote to experience

Arrive early and get yourself in the mood for an exciting cruise in some breathtaking locations. Stay on a little longer and discover some vibrant cities and even more wonders of the world back on land. If you would like to collect even more unforgettable experiences before and after your cruise, in many countries near and far we offer well-organised pre- and post-cruise programmes, as well as extended stays in hotels with plenty of time to make your own discoveries. Whether you want to extend your holiday by two, five or ten days – a whole world of new impressions awaits.

Guided pre- and post-cruise programmes

(conducted in German language only)

Would you like to start your cruise in an exceptional way or enjoy your trip for a while longer? Our popular pre- and post-cruise programmes* include a broad spectrum of excursions and are usually accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. Explore bustling metropolises, fascinating cultures, breathtaking scenery or idyllic beaches and enjoy the convenience of group travel – we will take care of the transfers, excursions and overnight stays.

  • Recommended for guests who like to share their experiences with a group of like-minded travellers
  • Accompanied by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides
  • Perfectly organised from close by to far away

Private pre- and post-cruise programmes

Explore your cruise destinations on a more personal basis* as a couple or with friends** – ideal for all those who don’t want to be part of a group. The excursions in the programmes are accompanied by a local tour guide who will be happy to attend to your individual wishes. There will also be enough time and space for your own activities. Transfers are exclusively by private car with private drivers.

  • Private travel experiences before and after your cruise
  • Excursions accompanied by local tour guides
  • Ideal for all those who don’t want to be part of a group

Travel packages to and from departure and arrival points

Select a travel package to and from departure and arrival points* and enjoy a relaxed all-round service. We will book your outward and return flights, and our tour guide will accompany you on your transfers to and from the ship. Hotel stays, tours and other programme activities are often also included. Travel packages to and from departure and arrival points advertised as starting or ending in Germany even include the connecting flights to/from the airport in your home country (depending on the airline). Please see the table showing the itinerary on the relevant cruise page in the catalogue. Naturally, you can also book the packages individually – for example, only the travel package to the cruise departure point. We would be happy to advise guests from Austria and Switzerland on available connections and prices. Additionally, when you book our travel packages to and from departure and arrival points you can take advantage of attractive discounts on train tickets.



During your cruise, you can enjoy a wide selection of organised shore excursions.



Your private programme - individual shore excursions, tailored pre- and post-cruise programmes and golf arrangements à la Carte.

to the travel concierge


Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the shore excursions, the pre- and post-cruise programmes or the travel concierge. 


*Subject to a charge.
**Prices for solo travellers or groups of three or more are available on request.