Hamburg Cruise Season 2020

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If you like Cruise you will love Hamburg!

Hamburg’s port- most eventful cruise destination in 2020

The port of Hamburg, arguably the world's most eventful urban port, is once again living up to its reputation as the number one destination for maritime cruise entertainment. Taking place every two years in mid-September, the Hamburg Cruise Days, the world´s largest public cruise festival, and, shortly prior to this, the Seatrade Europe trade fair will be the highlights of Hamburg’s 2021 cruise programme. Leading up to these events, there will be many other opportunities this year for visiting Northern Germany’s cruise hotspot, either as a passenger or as a “ship spotter” – with events such as the traditional Hamburg Port Anniversary festival in May, a number of first arrivals as well as a spectacular ship launching ceremony.

Just as in previous years, Hamburg is currently presenting its cruise-related calendar of events at the International Tourism Exchange Berlin (ITB), the world`s leading travel trade show. At the Hamburg stand, the Hamburg Tourist Board has created a maritime home and a port of call for its eight shipping partners – AIDA Cruises, A-Rosa-Flussschiff, Costa Cruises, Cunard Line, MSC Cruises, Sea Cloud Cruises, Ponant Yacht Cruises & Expeditions as well as TUI Cruises, all of which will be showcasing their 2020/21 cruise highlights on-site the ITB.

With more than 223 calls and over 900,000 passengers in 2018, Hamburg broke all previous years’ records, while also affirming the city as Germany’s number one cruise port.

Hamburg Port Anniversary with windjammers and cruise giants

Prior to the Hamburg Cruise Days in September, there will be a number of consecutive cruise ship arrivals on the occasion of the Hamburg Port Anniversary festival this spring. Taking place from 08 to 10 May, the festival celebrates the port’s history of 831 years. Along the banks of the River Elbe, between HafenCity Hamburg, the St Pauli Landungsbrücken and the historic fish auction hall, the world's biggest port festival offers an exciting maritime programme to more than one million guests. To learn more about the event, please visit

Impressions Hamburg Cruise Days