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Foundation stone ceremony for second Ostseekai terminal building – Port of Kiel expands cruise passenger handling capacities



The building construction of the second Ostseekai terminal building for cruise passengers is about to start. Kiel’s Lord Mayor Dr Ulf Kämpfer, Town Councillor for Urban Development Doris Grondke, PORT OF KIEL Managing Director Dr Dirk Claus as well as the architects Christoph Roselius and Ralf Dieter Ladwig jointly laid the foundation for the new building on 27th November.

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Over 40 years of partnership between Costa Crociere and Port of Kiel



This Sunday, (02/09), Kiel says goodbye to the Costa Pacifica cruise vessel for this year’s season. To mark the over 40 years of partnership between the shipping company, the city and the port, Hans-Werner Tovar, City President, Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director PORT OF KIEL, Captain Paolo Viscafè and Dr Jörg Rudolph, General Manager Costa Germany, unveiled a bronze plate on Kiel’s Walk of Cruise Ships at the Ostseekai Terminal.

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AIDA Cruises, the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Federal State capital Kiel and Seaport of Kiel: Groundbreaking partnership for sustainable cruise tourism in Schleswig-Holstein




The Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Federal State capital Kiel, the Seaport of Kiel and the Costa Group came together on Thursday, April 26, 2018, aboard the cruise ship “AIDAluna” to set out the ways in which they will be stepping up their existing collaboration.

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Kiel gets second cruise passenger handling terminal at the Ostseekai




A second handling centre for cruise ship passengers and their luggage is being built at Kiel’s Ostseekai Cruise Shipping Terminal. Artist’s impressions of how the new building will look when complete have been made public for the first time at the ITB Berlin – the world’s leading trade fair for the travel industry.

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Port of Kiel Record 600,000 Cruise Passengers. Sea tourism enjoys growing popularity in Schleswig-Holstein



Ostseekai Cruise Terminal at the Port of KielSea cruises are being rated ever higher on the tourism scale in Schleswig-Holstein. This year, more than 2 .1 million sea travellers are expected in Kiel and 600.000 of them – or 17 % more than last year – will be cruise ship passengers. More than 1.5 million ferry ship passengers are also expected.

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Kiel expects 168 cruise ship visits in 2018



Ostseekai Cruise Terminal at the Port of KielLast year Kiel was visited on 143 separate occasions (147 in 2016) by 29 different cruise ships with a total gross tonnage of more than 10 million – an increase of 7.5 % over the previous year. For the first time ever more than half a million travellers boarded or left cruise ships in 2017 – 513,500 to be exact, an increase of 6 %.

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Kiel chalks up 350th call by an MSC cruise ship. Bronze Plaque Marks Ostseekai Anniversary Visit




The “MSC Fantasia” arrived at the Ostseekai from St Petersburg in Russia early on Saturday September 2nd for what is the 350th visit by an MSC cruise ship to the port of Kiel. Marking the anniversary, the ship’s captain, Guiseppe Galano was welcomed to the Schleswig-Holstein state capital by Nicole Claus, who is the Cruise Shipping Director of the Port of Kiel.

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Cruise season peaks with four ships at once. More than 23,000 ship passengers expected on Saturday at Kiel




Ostseekai Cruise Terminal at the Port of KielKiel is expecting a quadruple climax to its cruise shipping season on Saturday, August 12th, when four cruise ships will arrive in the port at the same time, in addition to the Baltic ferries of Color Line, Stena Line and DFDS. In the wake of the “AIDAvita” and “AIDAluna”, the “MSC Fantasia” and the “Zuiderdam“ of Holland America Line will berth on Saturday morning.

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