Journeys to the Land of Fantasy

Fascinating landscapes with a wild, otherworldly beauty – and places are the embodiment of the fantasy world of cult series Game of Thrones. These destinations offer extreme adventures and sing their very own songs of fire and ice.

Every straw counts: Plastic and the oceans

On beaches, in rivers and seas, the Artic ice and 11 kilometres under the surface of the ocean: plastic is everywhere – and it’s our fault. Now, the cruise industry is launching targeted projects to take action against plastic waste.

The head chef recommends: passion and a smile

David Zischank’s career picked up speed when he came to AIDA. In 2010, Zischank joined the team on board as a cook. He gradually rose through the ranks, going from Junior Sous Chef to Sous Chef to his present position as Executive Chef of AIDAdiva, a position that puts him in charge of all restaurants on board. He shares his personal highlights, goals and useful tips for applicants.

Have we forgotten how to relax?

When was the last time you really and truly switched off? A survey conducted by TUI Cruises returned some alarming results: only 8% of us regularly achieve that necessary state of relaxation that allows us to recuperate. So here are some suggestions for taking time off and treating all your senses to some essential TLC on board.

Travel like Leif the Lucky

Following in the footsteps of great explorers adds an exciting twist to a cruise. We look back at the daring heroes of the oceans – and invite you to recreate their journeys, but with all mod cons!

The discovery of slowness

River cruise operators can only dream of emulating the boom their ocean cruising cousins are enjoying. But river travel is fast gaining in popularity, for a number of very good reasons….

Safety first

Carnival Corporation, the world’s biggest cruise company, monitors its fleet around the clock from a number of locations, including Hamburg. We visited the Fleet Operations Center in HafenCity.

Ships with a past

Think that cruise ships glide uneventfully through life? Think again! Some cruise ships have histories to rival any ripping yarn. We present three legends that are definitely not tall tales.

Data ahoy!

Digital communication and digital processes
are playing an increasingly important role on board: we take a glimpse behind the scenes.

An approach that benefits everyone

Stefan Kredel, a Bavarian and a man
who loves to travel the world, is chief scout for Silversea Cruises. How does one become a cruise scout? What does a scout do? And how do you to give encounters with other countries and cultures a deeper, more sustainable meaning?

Nobody gets past us

Every time a cruise ship arrives at the port of Hamburg, the harbour pilots take over and guide it safely to the pier. hamburg cruise mag joined them on the bridge of Mein Schiff 1.