It is that time of the year again: from 11 to 13 September the Hamburg Cruise Days festival will once again lure hundreds of thousands of cruise enthusiasts to Hamburg’s port. This year, visitors can look forward to tried and tested programme items as well as a number of new features. The shipping companies’ commitment to participate in shaping the onshore programme is greater than ever: premium partner AIDA Cruises will be presenting two themed islands, while TUI Cruises will have its own themed island for the very first time. Costa Cruises will create Italian flair on Hamburg’s new flood protection wall
Over the past years Hamburg has emerged as a hotspot for the international cruise industry. This coming September, for the first time, the city is bringing all its cruise events together in a dazzling celebration of cruising entitled “Hamburg welcomes you on board”. This ten-day festival, which takes place from 4 – 13 September, will be welcoming both the general public and industry experts. Last year, Hamburg firmly catapulted itself to the top of the German cruise ranking; with 189 arrivals and around 590,000 passengers, the city has also internationally climbed to the higher echelons of the cruise industry
Onwards and upwards: the success story of the Hamburg Cruise Days continues Planning for Hamburg Cruise Days 2015 in full swing
Following the huge success of the Hamburg Cruise Days 2014, the planning for next year’s Cruise Days is now in full swing. As many as eight luxury liners have signed up for next year’s event, which is due to take place from 11 to 13 September 2015. For the first time in the history of the Hamburg Cruise Days, the event will be preceded by the Seatrade Europe convention. By jointly hosting these two major events, Hamburg is creating the world’s first and only cruise week. What is more, the BLUE PORT HAMBURG light installation...
The second day of this year’s Hamburg Cruise Days has once again closed with a record attendance: the event drew approximately 350,000 people to the port of Hamburg.
From 28 July to 3 August 2014, the magic of blue will once again enchant the Hanseatic city of Hamburg for the fourth time: before and during this year’s Hamburg Cruise Days, light artist Michael Batz will once again stage his BLUE PORT HAMBURG project, bathing the harbour and Hamburg's most beautiful sights in magical blue light for a full week. The official light-up ceremony will take place on 28 July.
AIDA Cruises shows its true colors: The cruise line is now a premium partner for Hamburg Cruise Days 2014 and 2015
Hamburg Cruise Days is one of the largest, most successful public events in the world of cruising. And now the event is unveiling its first ever premium partner: AIDA Cruises will be coming on board for both 2014 and 2015.
500,000 cruise passengers in one season – this was the target Hamburg had set for 2015. The good news is that the city has crossed this magic threshold two years earlier than planned. It was the 168th arrival of the 2013 season: when the Queen Mary 2 entered the Port of Hamburg on 6 November, it wasn't just the majestic cruise liner...
Hamburg Cruise Days rank amongst the most popular and successful public events anywhere in Europe: last year, 570,000 people took part in the fascinating festival, experiencing a wide variety of maritime highlights in one of Germany's most appealing cities.