November 13.11.2023, 12 - After the port of Kiel announced record numbers of cruise passengers counted there the week before last, Cruise Gate Hamburg GmbH (CGH) reports that it has recorded a "historic milestone" in the cruise history of the Hanseatic city. On November XNUMXth, the MSC Euribia's check-in passed the one million mark.
In the presence of the First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City, Dr. Peter Tschentscher, the managing director of MSC Cruises Germany and representatives of the CGH, the one millionth cruise passenger in a family of four was identified. When welcoming the “winner”, the managing director of the CGH expressed the view that Hamburg is developing into an attractive cruise port all year round, particularly through winter cruising. In the cold months, trips to attractive destinations are extremely popular.
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Hamburg's first mayor emphasizes the importance of climate and environmental protection for the cruise business Hamburg. Cruise ships are equipped with modern, more climate-friendly engines and use shore power more frequently when in port. The Port of Hamburg is a leader in Europe when it comes to installing shore power technology. All cruise and large container terminals will be equipped with shore power connections. From 2025, Hamburg will be one of the first European ports to offer environmentally friendly shore power at all permanent terminals.
Hamburg has recorded the most calls so far this year with 280 ship calls by the end of the year. For the coming year, 270 calls are expected, including ten first calls. The following ships show their flag in Hamburg for the first time: Azamara Onwards, Costa Favolosa, Mein Schiff 7, National Geographic Explorer, Ocean Albatros, Cunard's Queen Anne, Seabourn Quest, Oceania Sirena, Sky Princess and the Disney Dream. Your start will take place on September 3, 2024.