Posts Tagged ‘Hamburg’

Cruise Shipping in Hamburg continues its Path towards Success: CGH announces Record Growth

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Blue Port Hamburg and Elbphilharmonie (Photo credit: Michael Zapf, Blue Port Hamburg / Elbphilharmonie 2017)Cruise Gate Hamburg (CGH) ended the 2017 cruise season with yet another record result. 197 ships carrying 810,000 passengers visited Hamburg. This is an increase in passenger numbers of over ten per cent compared with the previous year (2016: 170 calls and 722,000 passengers). (more…)

Leaders of Cruise Lines International Association Meet With Mayor of Dubrovnik to Discuss State of the Tourism Industry

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

MSC Magnifica at DubrovnikThe Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, and his associates met with the management team of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) along with high-level representatives of the world’s leading cruise lines on Thursday in Hamburg, to discuss the current state of the tourism industry within Dubrovnik.

MedCruise ports become the centre of attention @ Seatrade Cruise Europe 2017

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

MedCruise was dynamically present at the 2017 edition of Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention, held 6-8 September 2017, in Hamburg, Germany. The Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports was present at the event with its own stand, actively promoting cruise activities in the Med and beyond. (more…)

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Karl J. Pojer named Seatrade European Cruise Personality of the Year

Monday, September 11th, 2017

On September 6, Karl J. Pojer , Chief Executive Officer of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, was named Seatrade European Cruise Personality of the Year. The accolade was announced at the Seatrade Cruise Awards 2017 ceremony held in Hamburg, Germany on the occasion of Seatrade Europe 2017. (more…)

Hamburg Cruise Days 2017: spectacular parade of cruise liner

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Following a slightly rainy start to the event on Friday, the weather picked up on the second day of the Hamburg Cruise Days 2017 – attracting the usual number of visitors to the Port of Hamburg and making the Cruise Days again to the cruise industry’s largest public event worldwide. (more…)

Brexit – business as usual for cruise industry

Friday, September 8th, 2017

On the second day of Seatrade Cruise and River Cruise Convention – currently underway in Hamburg, Germany – the topic of Brexit came under scrutiny. (

Three awards for AIDA

Friday, September 8th, 2017

The AIDAPrima at Hamburg  (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)On September 5, 2017, AIDA Cruises received the “German Cruise Line Award” three times at Seatrade Europe in Hamburg, the leading exhibition for the cruise industry. AIDA won in the categories Environmental Commitment and Favorite Ship. The award presented by the port association Atlantic Alliance also went to AIDA Cruises for its year-round operation of AIDAprima in the Atlantic west-coast region.

CLIA Reports on a productive Port and Destination Summit

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

The Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) hosted its fourth Port and Destination Summit on 5th September. Over 260 international partners of CLIA Executive Partner Program, including 50 cruise line executives gathered at the Hamburg Messe and Congress GmbH Hamburg, one day before the Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Convention official opening. (

French Mediterranean ports exhibiting together at Seatrade Europe

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

For the very first time at Seatrade Cruise Europe, all the French Med Ports are exhibiting together on the same stand (608) with a surface area of 72m 2 . A new logo has been launched to help identify the French Med Ports : their strategic goal is to help promote together the navigation area of south of France and increase the cruise call activity in each of the French Med ports. (

“Blue Port” Illumination starts spectacular Cruise Week in Hamburg: Seatrade Europe and Hamburg Cruise Days will transform the port of Hamburg into one big stage for the cruise industry

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Blue Port Hamburg and Elbphilharmonie (Photo credit: Michael Zapf, Blue Port Hamburg / Elbphilharmonie 2017)The Blue Port Hamburg installation designed by the light artist Michael Batz has been attracting international attention since 2008. Blue light once again transforms the Hanseatic city’s night-time port into a magically glowing stage. (more…)

Hamburg Cruise Days 2017: AIDAprima leads the grand ships’ parade

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

The AIDAPrima at Hamburg  (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)One of the guests at the Hamburg Cruise Days on Saturday, September 9, 2017, will be an AIDA ship, in the shape of AIDAprima. The 300-meter-long and 37-meter-wide cruise ship will lead the grand Cruise Days Parade on Saturday evening (starting around 9:15 p.m.) and she will also be part of the spectacular Blue Port light show. (more…)

The meeting of the icons: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg greeted by Queen Mary 2

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Hamburg panorama with Elbphilharmonie and Queen Mary 2 (Photo / Jörg Modrow)Yesterday evening witnessed the first meeting of the cruise liner Queen Mary 2 and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, as the ship was taking a tour of Hamburg’s port. In 2004, when the elegant ocean liner first arrived in Hamburg, it started an unprecedented cruise boom in Northern Germany. (more…)

The Norwegian Jade is making Hamburg its new home port for the 2017 summer season

Monday, June 5th, 2017

The Norwegian Jade at Hamburg (Photo credit NCL / André Lenthe)For the very first time in its corporate history, Norwegian Cruise Line is positioning a cruise ship in Hamburg scheduled for multiple voyages: the Norwegian Jade. Freshly spruced up and completely modernised, the ocean liner presented itself yesterday during its first-time arrival in Hamburg with a lap of honour in front of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. (more…)

A unity of sound and light: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg launches “Mein Schiff 6” cruise liner

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg launches  Mein Schiff 6 (Photo Hamburg Marketing Christian Spahrbier)A musical genius goes maritime: last night (Jun 1st), Iveta Apkalna, head organist of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, launched the cruise liner “Mein Schiff 6” on behalf of the spectacular new concert hall. (more…)

More than a million visitors celebrate the AIDA fleet and one year of AIDAprima at the Hamburg Port Anniversary

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

On the occasion of the 828th Hamburg Port Anniversary, AIDA Cruises presented a huge anniversary fireworks display yesterday evening – for the port and one year of AIDAprima. (more…)

Cruise Destination Hamburg rings in the summer with a series of top-class events

Monday, May 8th, 2017

AidaBlu in HamburgWhen it comes to cruise locations, Hamburg is the world’s number one destination for maritime entertainment and cruise events. (more…)

AIDA Cruises is this year’s gala host of the GOLDENE BILD DER FRAU

Friday, April 21st, 2017

October 21, 2017, will be the big day: The “GOLDENE BILD DER FRAU” will be awarded for the 11th time. The FUNKE MEDIAGROUP announced on April 21 that for the first time ever, the awards ceremony will be taking place on a cruise ship in Hamburg, on board AIDAprima, the new AIDA Cruises flagship.

Hamburg presents highlights of 2017 cruise season at ITB trade fair in Berlin

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Hamburg panorama with Elbphilharmonie and Queen Mary 2 (Photo / Jörg Modrow)In addition to the opening of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg almost two months ago, cruise lining certainly plays a central role for Hamburg’s 2017 tourism year. In September, highlights will include the Hamburg Cruise Days, Europe’s biggest public cruise festival, and Seatrade Europe, which will be held shortly prior to the festival. (more…)

Four AIDA Cruise Ships Sail to Hamburg Port Anniversary

Monday, March 6th, 2017

AidaBlu in HamburgFor the sixth time, the cruise line AIDA Cruises is main sponsor for the Hamburg Port Anniversary, demonstrating its continued dedication to the Hanseatic City. (

AIDA Announces 2017 Career Days

Friday, February 10th, 2017

The AIDAPrima (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)AIDA Cruises has announced its first career day event to take place in Hamburg aboard the AIDAprima on March 4. Subsequent career days this year will take place aboard the AIDAdiva in Rostock on May 9 and 19, and July 4. (

Hamburg Heads Up Green Cruise Port

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Hamburg panorama with Elbphilharmonie and Queen Mary 2 (Photo / Jörg Modrow)The 2016 cruise season in Hamburg will be the busiest on record with 700,000 passengers scheduled to visit the city, representing a growth of 35%.

Record year for Cruise Liners in Hamburg

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Hamburg said farewell to the Norwegian Escape (Photo: André Lenthe/Norwegian Cruise Line)Hamburg maintains its position as Germany’s leading cruise ship terminal this year, setting a new record for passenger numbers. With 170 ships calling at the port, Hamburg is expected to see cruise passenger numbers rise to 700 000 this year. (

SMM closed with upbeat note

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

The 27th SMM exhibition closed in Hamburg on 9 September on an upbeat note despite the difficult trading conditions that many sectors of the shipping and wider maritime sectors are facing, the organisers said in a closing report. (

Will AIDA Cruises LNG barge’s hurdles hinder cruise LNG take-up?

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

The LNG-power generating barge Hummel to provide power for Aida ships while they are in Hamburg (Courtesy of AIDA Cruises)The regulatory challenges to launch LNG barge-based electricity supplies to cruise ships – initially to AIDA Cruises’ new ships ‒ at Port of Hamburg have been called a “total disaster”.

Video: The Hamburg Hafengeburtstag 2016 | Christening of the AIDAprima

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

The world’s greatest port festival is the Hamburg Hafengeburtstag. In 2016 the christening of the AIDAprima was one of the highlights. (Hamburg Port Authority)

AIDAprima successfully christened – Millions of people followed happening

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The AIDAPrima (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)1,6 million visitors of the 827th Hamburg Port Anniversary experienced one of the most spectacular christening events in cruise history. Several millions of people watched the festivities at the harbor, on television, online, and on Facebook.

Emma Schweiger to christen AIDAprima on May 7, 2016, as highlight of the Hamburg Port Anniversary

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

The AIDAPrima (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)AIDAprima, the eleventh member of the AIDA fleet, will be christened by Emma Schweiger (13) on May 7, 2016, as a glamorous highlight of the 827th Hamburg Port Anniversary. With her down-to-earth, cheerful personality, the young actress embodies the fresh and unconventional spirit that the successful brand AIDA stands for like no other.

AIDAprima arrives in her new Hamburg homeport

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

The AIDAPrimaAIDA Cruises’ new AIDAprima docked at her new homeport in Hamburg, Germany on 21 April. From 30 April, she will begin regular seven-day roundtrips from the Cruise Center Steinwerder to Western European cities. (

New dream role for Emma Schweiger: Godmother of AIDAprima

Friday, March 11th, 2016

The AIDAPrimaThe well-known young actress Emma Schweiger will christen AIDAprima, the new flagship of AIDA Cruises, as part of the 827th HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY on May 7, 2016. (more…)

AIDA Cruises: Christening of the new flagship AIDAprima on May 7, 2016 as the highlight of Hamburg Port Anniversary

Monday, February 29th, 2016

The AIDAPrimaAIDAprima, the 11th ship in the AIDA fleet, will be christened in Hamburg (Germany) on May 7, 2016 as the glorious climax of the 827th Hamburg Port Anniversary.

Carnival Maritime collaborates with the Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center

Friday, February 26th, 2016

AidaStella sailing the Elba River to HamburgAs of end of February, Carnival Maritime collaborates with the Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center (HVCC) in order to optimally plan the movements of the AIDA and Costa cruise ships in the Port of Hamburg and the narrow river Elbe. (

The Carnival Maritime unit is fully operational in Hamburg

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

The Costa Group implements digital support, surveillance and planning of all technical and nautical aspects of the 25 vessels of Costa Crociere, Costa Asia and AIDA in real time.