eTN Feature Story:
The stars of the sixth annual Hamburg Cruise Days 2017 are, without a doubt, the 9 magnificent cruise liners and 2 river cruise ships that will be visiting the port during the event scheduled for September 8-10, 2017 at Germany’s famous port.
This exceptional maritime event will again be attracting hundreds of thousands to the waterfront to experience seeing ships sail majestically past the backdrop of the port at the heart of the city. The event is an incredible boost for the city’s image, and the organizers are fully committed to making the most of it.
The ships attending this year’s event 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).
The record-breaking number of ships will also give the event the biggest Grand Parade since it started; on Saturday evening on the Hamburg Cruise Days weekend, 6 cruise ships – headed by the AIDAprima and accompanied by 24 escort ships – will all sail down the Elbe together against the backdrop of a magnificent firework display. “It will be a parade that redefines the word superlative,” say organizers Uwe Bergmann and Katja Derow. “The total length of the ships on the Elbe will be 1,575 meters, with 502,946 gross registered tons and 17,140 people, all of whom will be admiring the city from the water. This makes the parade an unforgettable catwalk.”
Other highlights on the water will include the Silversea Cruises firework display on Friday and the Hamburg Cruise Night, where numerous passenger ships will be offering cruises along the river throughout the evening.
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