This year’s edition of the Hamburg Cruise Days, is set to take place from 8 – 10 September 2017. A grand total of 11 cruise ships will be calling in on Hamburg during the event. The “biggest and most beautiful cruise festival in the world” would not be complete without cruise ships, they are the stars of the Hamburg Cruise Days. Nine magnificent cruise liners and two river cruise ships will be visiting the port during the cruise days.
The ships attending are 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 river vacations).
The record-breaking number of ships will give the event the biggest Grand Parade since it started. On Saturday evening on the Hamburg Cruise Days weekend, six cruise ships – headed by the AIDAprima and accompanied by 24 escort ships – will all sail down the Elbe River against the backdrop of a magnificent firework display. The total length of the ships on the Elbe will be 1,575 metres, with 502,946 gross registered tons and 17,140 people, all of whom will be admiring the city from the water. Other highlights on the water will include a firework display on Friday and the Hamburg Cruise Night, where numerous passenger ships will be offering themed cruises along the river throughout the evening.
Visitors can also look forward to a supremely enjoyable entertainment programme on land. Fifteen themed islands along the waterfront will offer a hugely engaging, high-quality programme. For instance, AIDA Cruises will be hosting the AIDA Holiday World which will boast the best view of the Elbe River and include the AIDA Beach Lounge where visitors will be able to relax and unwind. At Dinner in the Sky by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, guests will enjoy an exquisite menu and a breath-taking view across the port from up high. At the Mediterranean MSC Cruises Terraces a captive balloon will provide a unique view across the port of Hamburg. Costa Cruises will invite visitors to discover the inimitable Italian approach to cruising. TUI Cruises will be offering a virtual cruise ship tour at the Mein Schiff World, while Norwegian Cruise Line will be showing just what makes a cruise holiday so special on their Promenade Deck opposite the port.
All of this will take place against a unique backdrop: Blue Port Hamburg, a lighting art project by artist Michael Batz which will light up the port and Hamburg’s most beautiful attractions at night with a magical blue light.For more info visit www.hamburgcruisedays.de