Posts Tagged ‘Port of Kiel’

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

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

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.

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

Friday, August 11th, 2017

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. (more…)

Kieler Woche draws cruise ships Cunard’s “Queen Elizabeth” and P&O’s “Arcadia” at the Ostseekai

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The Kieler Woche sailing regatta – the biggest maritime folk festival and sail sport event in northern Europe – is a big draw for cruise ships as well as many other vessels. Between the 17th and the 25th of June Kiel expects visits by a total of fifteen different luxury liners.

“Mein Schiff 6” makes maiden call in Kiel

Friday, May 12th, 2017

The latest newbuilding to join TUI Cruises – “Mein Schiff 6” – has berthed in Kiel for the first time. Kiel is the ship’s first passenger port of call in Germany she has visited since she was handed over just a few days ago in Turku in Finland.

Season’s biggest cruise ship berths at the Ostseekai. “MSC Fantasia” plans 21 north Europe cruises from Kiel

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Ostseekai Cruise Terminal at the Port of KielThe biggest cruise ship to visit the Port of Kiel during this year’s summer season arrived on Saturday April 29th from Zeebrugge. (more…)

AIDAcara opens 2017 cruise ship season in Kiel

Monday, April 10th, 2017

This year’s cruise shipping season opens in Kiel on April 9th with a call by “AIDAcara”. Up to the middle of October 28 different cruise ships will berth in the port a total of 142 times while up to half a million passengers are expected to go ashore or embark. (more…)

Port of Kiel posts record on passenger handling and can look back on its most successful cruise shipping season

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Ostseekai Cruise Terminal at the Port of KielAlmost 2.1 million travellers were recorded on passenger services – an increase of 3.4 % over the previous year. All the ferry operators reported growth with Color Line posting the highest number of passengers. In the cruise shipping sector Kiel can look back on its most successful cruise shipping season ever with record results in the numbers of ship calls, passenger totals and overall tonnage.

Kiel posts best cruise shipping season ever. Record 147 ship visits. More than 485,000 passengers

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Ostseekai Cruise Terminal at the Port of KielThis year’s cruise shipping season ended in Kiel on Saturday (October 8th) with a call by the “AIDAvita”. Overall, the port of Kiel was visited 147 times this year by 26 different cruise ships of more than 9.3 million GT, compared to 133 cruise ship visits in 2015. (more…)

Port of Kiel marks 2,500th cruise ship visit. Cunard’s “Queen Elizabeth” is the anniversary caller

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Ostseekai Cruise Terminal at the Port of KielKiel is today (Saturday, 13th Aug.) celebrating the arrival of its 2,500th cruise ship visitor Cunard Line’s “Queen Elizabeth”, which berthed this morning to mark the event. (more…)

Kiel welcomes P&O’s “Arcadia” on maiden call

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Arcadia - P&O CruisesP&O Cruises’ “Arcadia” berthed today (Wednesday, June 22nd) for her first visit ever to the Port of Kiel, arriving just as the prestigious Kieler Woche sailing regatta marked its half-way point.

Kieler Woche regatta highlights the Port of Kiel cruise season with seven cruise ships in port on one day

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

The Kieler Woche sailing regatta is increasingly turning into a big attraction for cruise ships as well as others and this year has become the highlight of the season. (more…)

Port of Kiel welcomes Holland America Line’s “Zuiderdam”

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Holland America Line’s “Zuiderdam” arrived from Stockholm on Saturday morning for her maiden visit to the Port of Kiel. The HAL cruise ship is the first of five to make debut calls to Kiel this season.

Cruise shipping season gets under way in the Port of Kiel

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Mein Schiff 4 at cruise terminal Ostseekai, Port of KielThe cruise shipping season got underway in the Port of Kiel in the early hours of today with the arrival of the season’s first ship “AIDAluna” at the Ostseekai Terminal. (more…)

The Port of Kiel posts satisfactory 2015 results

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Mein Schiff 4 at cruise terminal Ostseekai, Port of KielIn the ferry traffic sector, which is the Port of Kiel’s core business area, the number of loading units handled was just about the same as in the previous twelve months.

Pre-Christmas short cruise brings MS “Albatros” to Kiel. North German Christmas market visits in big demand

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Phoenix Reisen's AlbatrosA short pre-Christmas cruise is bringing Phoenix Seereisen’s “Albatros” to Kiel a day before the fourth Sunday in Advent. The ship will berth in the early afternoon of Saturday December 19th at the Ostseekai Terminal, which is very close to the city centre. (more…)

Port of Kiel Cruise shipping season ends with passenger record

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Mein Schiff 4 at cruise terminal Ostseekai, Port of KielThis year’s cruise shipping season in Kiel was ending on Tuesday October 20th with a visit by the “AIDAcara”. Overall the port registered 133 calls this year by 25 different ships with a total tonnage of more than 8.6 million GT (an increase of 19.4% over last year). (more…)

“Mein Schiff 4“ maiden call at port of Kiel. Brand-new ship of TUI Cruises welcomed at Ostseekai

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Mein Schiff 4 at cruise terminal Ostseekai, Port of KielThe youngest vessel of TUI Cruises, “Mein Schiff 4”, arrived for its maiden call in the port of Kiel. Six days after its delivery from the shipyard Meyer Turku, Kiel is the first passenger port to welcome the new ship. (more…)

Seven hour spectacle planned for Mein Schiff 4 naming ceremony

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

A seven hour series of events that is open to the public has been planned for the naming ceremony of Mein Schiff 4, the second 99,300 gross ton newbuilding of TUI Cruises in Germany for 5 June in Kiel. (

“AIDAcara” opens Kiel’s 2015 cruise shipping season. Tonnage and passenger figures show significant growth

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Kiel’s 2015 cruise shipping season gets under way on Easter Saturday, April 4th. That’s when the first ocean-going cruise ship of the year, “AIDAcara”, ties up at the Ostseekai Terminal after calling at Lisbon, Le Havre and Dover. (more…)

2014 Kiel Cruise Shipping Season Ends. Expanded terminal capacities created at Berth 1

Friday, October 17th, 2014

This year’s cruise shipping season in Kiel closes on the evening of October 18th when the “AIDAcara” sets sail for the Canary Islands.

Seafarers’ Lounge opens at Kiel cruise terminal German Seamen’s Mission takes over new showcase facility

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

The German Seamen’s Mission (Deutsche Seemannsmission e.V.) has moved into its new showcase Seafarers’ Lounge at the Ostseekai Cruise Terminal in Kiel.

Port of Kiel. Kieler Woche sailing event and summer festival attracts cruise ships

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

The Kieler Woche regatta, an international top sailing event and at the same time the biggest summer festival in northern Europe, is setting new standards and attracting increasing numbers of cruise ships.

’Europa 2’ visits Kiel for the first time. Water fountain display at the Ostseekai Terminal

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises flagship, arriving from Copenhagen, was greeted in the Kiel Fiord by a water fountain display from a port tug and escorted to her berth at the Ostseekai Cruise Shipping Terminal.

TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 3 in Kiel

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The Port of Kiel has welcomed the new Mein Schiff 3 from TUI Cruises as she called in the port on her maiden voyage. (

Kiel inaugurates Berth 1 Cruise Passenger Pavilion. Port’s third terminal for big ship passenger turnaround

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Kiel’s new Ostuferhafen Berth 1 cruise ship passenger pavilion was inaugurated on the morning of June 2nd boosting to three the number of terminal berths where the port can now handle passenger turnaround on cruise ships of 300 m and more in length.

Cruise ship ‘Saga Pearl 2’ pays her first visit to Port of Kiel North Germany shore trips ever more popular with passengers

Monday, May 19th, 2014

The cruise ship ‘Saga Pearl 2’ of Saga Cruises arrived in Kiel this morning (Monday, May 19th) from England for her first-ever visit to the port.

Water Fountain Welcome For Cruise Ship ‘Azores’ At Norwegenkai First Of Five Cruise Ship Premieres In Kiel This Year

Friday, May 16th, 2014

The cruise ship ‘Azores’ arrived this morning, May 15th, 2014, at the Norwegenkai after a 12-day cruise around England, Scotland and the Norwegian fiords.

Port Of Kiel – Cruise ship passenger pavilion takes shape at Berth No.1

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The steel support framework is almost complete and the next step will be cladding the 1.670 m² structure with a transparent plastic covering.

Cruise shipping season opens in the Port of Kiel

Friday, April 11th, 2014

This year’s cruise shipping season in Kiel opened on Saturday April 5th when the first cruise ship of the year, the ‘AIDAcara’, berthed in the port after sailing through the Kiel Canal.

Kiel Promises Third Terminal for Larger Ships to Open on June 2

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Kiel has reported 128 calls for 2013, by 22 different cruise lines and a total of more than 363,000 passengers embarking and disembarking, ups 4 percent from 2012. (

Kiel Closes Out Big Cruise Year

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

When the AIDAcara sails for Copenhagen later today, Kiel will mark the finish of its summer 2013 cruise season, with one call remaining on a Christmas itinerary in December. (

New berth for cruise ships inaugurated in Kiel’s Ostuferhafen. State Secretary Müller-Beck declares facility open for use

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Kiel now has a third berth for big cruise ships. During a ceremony in the Ostuferhafen on Sunday morning June 9th the new Berth 1 cruise ship handling facility was officially opened just after the arrival of Holland America Line’s “Eurodam”.