Hamburg Cruise Days

Every two years, since 2008, the German city of Hamburg has been host to The Hamburg Cruise Days. This year the event will be preceded by the Seatrade Europe convention and has been reinvented as the Hamburg Cruise Week which will take place from 7 to 13 September 2015. During this week the Blue Port Hamburg light installation, by artist Michael Batz, will bathe Hamburg’s port in a magical blue light. The actual Cruise Days take place from 11 to 13 September.

hamburg cruise days3The area between the Cruise Center HafenCity and the Cruise Center Altona will be turned into an area packed with maritime atmosphere offering visitors a chance to experience the world of cruising. The previous edition in 2014 welcomed some 600.000 visitors to the Hamburg waterfront.

Highlights on the water include the Hamburg Cruise Night on Friday evening with a fleet of party ships on the Elbe and  on Saturday evening the giant Hamburg Cruise Days Parade when giant cruise ships will sail back down the River Elbe accompanied by a fleet of smaller vessels.

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Hamburg Cruise Days Parade 2014, by Manuel Lebowsky, bcs media

Seven cruise ships will be calling in on Hamburg during the cruise days. Costa neoRomantica (Costa Crocière) and Amadea (Phoenix Reisen), will be arriving on Friday. Saturday will see the arrival of Mein Schiff 4 (TUI Cruises), MS EUROPA (Hapag-Lloyd Cruises) and AIDAbella (AIDA Cruises). These 5 ships will take part in the ships parade on Saturday night. On Sunday Queen Mary 2 (Cunard Line) and MSC Splendida (MSC Cruises) are due to drop anchor in the port.

When will the ships be in port?

Costa neoRomantica:

Arrival: Friday, September 11th 2015 at 8am

Departure: Friday, September 11th 2015 at 10pm

Berth: Hamburg Cruise Center HafenCity

Amadea:

Arrival: Friday, September 11th 2015 at 12am

Departure: Friday, September 11th 2015 at 10pm

Berth: Hamburg Cruise Center Altona

Mein Shiff 4 :

Arrival: Saturday, September 12th 2015 at 5.30am

Departure: Saturday, September 12th 2015 at 10pm

Berth: Hamburg Cruise Center Altona

MS EUROPA:

Arrival: Saturday, September 12th 2015 at 6am

Departure: Saturday, September 12th 2015 at 12pm

Berth: Hamburg Cruise Center HafenCity

AIDAbella:

Arrival: Saturday, September 12th 2015 at 8am

Departure: Saturday, September 12th 2015 at 9pm

Berth: Kronprinzkai

Queen Mary 2:

Arrival: Sunday, September 13th 2015 at 6am

Departure: Sunday, September 113th 2015 at 7pm

Berth: Hamburg Cruise Center HafenCity

MSC Splendida:

Arrival: Sunday, September 13th 2015 at 8am

Departure: Sunday, September 13th 2015 at 6.30pm

Berth: Kronprinzkai

More info on the official website: http://www.hamburgcruisedays.de/

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