Top Event Underscores City’s Love for Cruises and Seafaring

Hamburg Cruise Days

Hamburg’s love for anything cruise and maritime events will once again culminate in the 6th Hamburg Cruise Days, September 8-10, 2017, when the city’s port will set the stage for both the cruise industry and cruise fans. With a record number of eleven participating cruise liners, the Hamburg Cruise Days is the biggest public cruise festival worldwide. On shore and off, spectators can partake in a diverse program that includes a parade of cruise liners, fireworks, harbor illuminations, culinary experiences, special promotions, ship presentations, music, and harbor cruises.

The ships

Nine magnificent cruise liners and two river cruise ships will visit the port during the Hamburg Cruise Days: AIDAprima (AIDA Cruises), Silver Wind (Silversea Cruises), Norwegian Jade (Norwegian Cruise Line), EUROPA and EUROPA 2 (both Hapag-Lloyd Cruises), MSC Preziosa (MSC Cruises), Mein Schiff 3 (TUI Cruises), Albatros and Amadea (both Phoenix Reisen), Sans Souci (Plantours Cruises) and Katharina von Bora (nicko cruises).

Highlights on the water

The one-mile long Grand Parade of cruise ships on Saturday evening, September 9 is the highlight of the Cruise Days. Led by the AIDAprima, the parade of six cruise liners and 24 escort ships will sail down the Elbe River against the backdrop of magnificent fireworks displays. The ships total 502,946 gross registered tons and will carry 17,140 passengers, that can take in the spectacle and city skyline from the water.

Other highlights include the Silversea Cruises fireworks on Friday, as well as the Hamburg Cruise Night, during which passenger ships will offer evening cruises on the Elbe river.

Magical backdrop: Blue Port Hamburg

From September 1 Hamburg’s harbor will be illuminated as part of the BLUE PORT HAMBURG installation, when light artist Michael Batz again creates a magical visual experience by immersing over one hundred objects and buildings into a dreamlike blue light.

Michael Otremba, managing director of the Hamburg Convention Bureau GmbH and Hamburg Tourismus GmbH, comments: “The world of cruising touches peoples’ hearts and is part of our city’s identity and history. With the Hamburg Cruise Days we are creating an emotional experience by bringing…

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