Preview Event

Hamburg, the city on the waterfront, will become the centre of the cruise world again from 13 – 15 September 2019. Here are some of the highlights you can expect.


The Hamburg Cruise Days 2019 will be a sparkling event, with inspiring activities taking place day and night, and so many specular things to do, admire, marvel at and enjoy. Twelve ships – a new record – will be calling in on the port between 13 and 15 September.

The waterfront in the port will again bringing the sheer thrill and pleasure of cruises onto dry land, with maritime markets, culture, music, dancing and culinary highlights, and with plenty of games and fun to be had. If you want to immerse yourself in the fascination of cruises then the Hamburg Cruise Days is the perfect event for you! Here’s a brief look at what’s in store in 2019:

Switched-on art

Switched-on art: A week before (6.9.) the Hamburg Cruise Days start, BLUE PORT HAMBURG will illuminate the port in a magical blue light. This spectacular installation grows bigger by the day, with more and more buildings and landmarks being illuminated. For more information click here.

Laser, lights and the sound of the port

A magical stage will be set for Costa Mediterranea by Costa Cruises. As the first big highlight of the Hamburg Cruise Days, on Friday evening the ship becomes part of a giant artwork with lights, lasers and ambient soundscapes. The best way to admire the staging around the Landungsbrücken or from the southern side of the Elbe. On the Costa Mediterranea, holidaymakers are invited to immerse themselves in the world of Italian art. With portrait galleries, baroque frames and floating sculptures, the Costa Mediterranea welcomes its guests with an exclusive ambiance. For more information click here.


Fury in the Slaughterhouse: the next cruise is on its way!

Sometimes life is a concert just for you: Fury in the Slaughterhouse, the frenetic rock band from Hanover, will be headlining the Hamburg Cruise Days and opening the music event on 13 September at 8:30 pm. The performance from the legendary six-piece band will not only be a musical preview of the band’s 2020 German tour next summer, but also the perfect start for the next “Fury & Friends” cruise in 2020. This will take place from 22/9 to 2/10 on Mein Schiff 4, going from Kiel to Hamburg, passing Copenhagen and Oslo on the way. Rock or cruise fans can look forward to 5 days of concerts including poolside concerts, performances with the Fury family’s friends and acquaintances, meet-and-greets, autograph sessions, concert cinema, rock yoga and much more.

The Grand Hamburg Cruise Days Parade

It’s an attraction that is unrivalled anywhere in the world: the Grand Hamburg Cruise Days Parade. Magnificently illuminated cruise ships sail majestically downriver through the blue-illuminated port, each celebrated with an individual firework display. The parade will be escorted by boats, barges and the legendary Cap San Diego, which is leaving its mooring place in the port especially for the parade. The whole parade will be shown on NDR television in a special programme. The parade starts at around 9.15 pm. For more information click here.