Cruise Days 2015: „Hamburg welcomes you on Board“
The Hamburg Cruise Days from 11.-13. of Sept. 2015:
The Hamburg Cruise Days are beginning from 11. – 13. of September 2015 with a lot of various activities and specials. For these 3 days the Harbour Hamburg is the absolute highlight and the center of the world of cruise. Skipper, businessmen, visitors and tourists from all over the world come over to see whats going on this year!
Vis à vis with 7 of the biggest Oceanliners of the world party & action and fun is guaranteed near to the Elbe on about four kilometers the big happening is celebrated.
In recent years, Hamburg / Germany has become an international hotspot for the cruise industry. This September the north German port city will bundle its cruise-themed events: based on the motto “Hamburg welcomes you on board”, both the general public and professionals from the cruise sector are invited to join the ten-day programme of events in Hamburg from 04 September to 13 September 2015. Highlights will include the public festival Hamburg Cruise Days and Seatrade Europe, Europe’s leading cruise industry event.
With 189 ship arrivals and around 590,000 passengers in 2014, Hamburg has firmly established itself as Germany’s leading cruise destination – and has also made it to the top in international cruise industry rankings. The City of Hamburg has been responding to this development by hosting various industry events and public events, thereby raising Hamburg’s profile as an economically successful maritime destination.
For the first time this September, several major events from the cruise sector will be collaborating: the Hamburg Cruise Days (11/09-13/09), Europe’s biggest public cruise event, and Seatrade Europe (09/09-11/09), the European trade fair for the cruise industry, are now joining forces to create the framework for a unique cruise-themed programme of events that will bring tourists, service providers and industry experts to Hamburg every other year.
Alongside these two large-scale events, Hamburg will also be hosting fvw Cruise Live (11/09), the one-day travel sales event for the cruise industry, as well as two additional trade events (08/09-09/09) by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry association. The spectacular light installation Blue Port Hamburg (04/09-13/09) by light artist Michael Batz will create a unique setting for these maritime events by bathing the port and some of Hamburg’s main attractions in magical blue light for ten days.
To bring Hamburg’s residents and guests on board during the programme of events, Hamburg will be hoisting its flags in the most literal sense: during the ten days, the motto “Hamburg welcomes you on board” will be highly visible across the city and provide the guiding theme for various cruise highlights. This will be complemented by a varied fringe programme by numerous cooperation partners from the retail, hospitality and port industries.
For example, this year’s Harbourfront Literature Festival in Hamburg will be held during this period, retail shops in Hamburg’s city centre will pick up on the cruise topic, while the Port of Hamburg Marketing association will offer guided port tours, enabling participants to take a glimpse behind the scenes of Hamburg’s port and cruise companies.
Picture: Screenshot hamburgcruisedays.de