AIDA Cruises and the City of Hamburg are strengthening the cruise location

AIDA Cruises and the City of Hamburg are strengthening the cruise location


September 1, 2023 - AIDA Cruises and the Hanseatic City of Hamburg agreed today, Friday, to continue working together in the future. The Rostock cruise line guarantees the port of Hamburg ship and passenger volumes for a further five years as part of the agreement concluded.

AIDAcosma at the Hamburg Steinwerder terminal

AIDAcosma at the Hamburg Steinwerder terminal


AIDA cruise ships have been docking at one of the four terminals in the Port of Hamburg for more than 20 years. In 2023, AIDA Cruises will be the largest cruise customer in the Port of Hamburg with 124 ship visits. In addition, the shipping company has been one of the sponsors of major maritime events such as the Hamburg Port Birthday and the Hamburg Cruise Days for around a decade. And last but not least, Hamburg's largest cruise customer is an important economic factor for the metropolitan region.

AIDAcosma at the Hamburg Steinwerder terminal

AIDAcosma at the Hamburg Steinwerder terminal


According to its own statements, AIDA Cruises was the first cruise company to start using shore power in Europe, and in 2017 – and regularly since then – the AIDAsol used “green” shore power for the first time while it was docked in the Port of Hamburg. By using shore power, AIDA ships reduce their emissions to almost zero while they are docked in the three most important German cruise ports and in individual ports in Denmark, Great Britain and Norway. The climate-neutral ship operation will be realized for AIDA Cruises by the year 2050. Until then, the company will rely on alternative forms of propulsion such as LNG liquid natural gas and batteries.

Interesting as a side note: Jens Meier, CEO of the Hamburg Port Authority HPA, assumes that the Port of Hamburg will break the one million passenger mark for the first time this year. AIDA Cruises contributes significantly to this number.