AIDA Cruises sponsors the Hamburg port birthday


The Rostock cruise company and the Hamburg Authority for Economy, Transport and Innovation announced on March 24.03.2012th, XNUMX that AIDA Cruises becomes the new main sponsor for the Port Birthday Hamburg. From May 11th to 13th, 2012 the Hanseatic city will celebrate its 823rd port birthday. More than 1,5 million visitors are expected for this mass event. The port birthday is considered the largest maritime festival in the world.

TUI Cruises supports Hamburg's e-power barge project

23.02.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX TUI Cruises has signed a letter of intent together with Eckelmann AG from Hamburg to cooperate more closely in the development of the so-called e-power barge. TUI Cruises offers its technical know-how in order to incorporate the special requirements of cruise ships into the development.

Norwegian Cruise Line presents new TV channel - SPORT 24

“Norwegians love sport”: All the important ones Sports events 2012 on the Experience Norwegian Cruise Line's European routes

  • Go on a cruise with three friends for Euro 2012 and watch UEFA Euro 2012 on board

Wiesbaden / Frankfurt, March 2012: The year 2012 promises exciting sports broadcasts and so sports fans on the high seas will not miss any of the highlights, Norwegian Cruise Line is presenting a new TV channel - SPORT 24 - on board its European fleet.

Cruising responsibly

21.03.2012/21/2012. On March 100, XNUMX, the leading German cruise company AIDA Cruises is holding its first parliamentary evening in Berlin. In the representation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg at the federal government, over XNUMX representatives from politics, business and the media are expected to discuss under the title “Responsibility for people and nature” about an environmentally and resource-friendly and safe future of German cruise lines. Wolfgang Schmidt, authorized representative of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg for the federal government, the European Union and for foreign affairs will welcome the guests.

PASSAT Kreuzfahrten invites you to take a tour of the ships in Kiel and Bremerhaven

19.03.2012 PASSAT Kreuzfahrten GmbH, the German operator founded in December 2011 that sells the cruise ship MS Delphin, invites you to take a tour of the ships in Kiel and Bremerhaven. The MS Delphin will set sail again on April 3, 2012 and will then call at numerous destinations between Spitzbergen, the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean and the Antarctic all year round.

Norwegian Cruise Line - smartphone application: "Norwegian iConcierge"

The American shipping company Norwegian Cruise Line, together with Allin Interactive, is launching a new kind of application for smartphones: From March 24th, the free “Norwegian iConcierge” app will enable users of iPhones, iPads and smartphones with Android and Windows7 systems on board Norwegian Epic not only enables contact with the guest service and the on-board information systems, but also direct communication via voice and text messages with other vacationers.

Norwegian Cruise Line Reveals Innovative Highlights from Norwegian Breakaway

Norwegian Cruise Line yesterday presented a major design innovation for their new Norwegian Breakaway: With The Waterfront and 678 Ocean Place the US-American shipping company presents a concept consisting of a new promenade deck, that of three smoothly merging decks with shops, restaurants, such as the new seafood restaurant Ocean Blue, Bars and entertainment is complemented. This creates an incomparable cruise experience that integrates the proximity to the sea in a completely new way.

GOP Variety Theater on board the Mein Schiff 2

On the cruise “Dubai & Orient” from January 13th to 20th, 2013 with the Mein Schiff 2, the GOP Varieté-Theaters are guests on board for the third time with their impressive variety shows. The artists present “Variety on the high seas” with a program specially designed for this cruise.

In 2013, Princess Cruises will focus on Alaska and Europe

Much Alaska and even more Europe! The American luxury shipping company Princess Cruises is clearly setting the tone in its recently published cruise program for summer 2013. With 7 ships each it goes along the glaciers of the largest US state but also through the waters of the Old World.

MSC Preziosa becomes the newest member of the MSC cruise fleet

The modern cruise ship completes the Fantasia class as the fourth addition

After the successful conclusion of the negotiations with the French shipyard STX France, MSC Kreuzfahrten continues to expand with the new MSC Preziosa. After termination of the contract between the shipyard and the original client, MSC Kreuzfahrten signed the contract to take over the 140.000 ton ship.

MS EUROPA 2 sets new standards in the luxury segment

  •     The first catalog will be published on March 20th
  •     Travel time from seven days, 26 routes, 123 ports
  •     All suites with veranda and a minimum size of 28 sqm
  •     Eight restaurants, six bars and an exclusive cooking school
  •     620 sqm spa area with private staff SPA
  •     For the first time care for children from the age of two

Queen Mary 2 film "Die Reise" was awarded

"Golden City Gate 2012" for the film "Die Reise"

The German-language Queen Mary 2 film "Die Reise", which the traditional shipping company Cunard Line presented to the public only a few weeks ago, was awarded the "Golden City Gate" at this year's ITB travel fair. The 20-minute production took first place in the hotel industry.

"Costa Voyager" replaces the "Costa Allegra"

After the fire on board the “Costa Allegra” on February 27, 2012, as the shipping company Costa Crociere announced, the investigations and the cause of the outbreak of the fire are still ongoing. It is currently not foreseeable how long the repair work will take and when the ship will be able to resume its planned cruises.

AIDA new buildings designed for year-round use in the north

AIDA Cruises, the leading German cruise company, today announced the first details of the operation of its new ships commissioned in Japan. In a video message, Michael Thamm, President of AIDA Cruises, among other things, technological innovations and decisions, which above all further improve the energy balance of the ships.

Disney Fantasy arrives in Port Canaveral

The Disney Fantasy was received with fireworks in its home port of Port Canaveral, Florida. Disney Fantasy offers seven-day cruises in the Eastern and Western Caribbean from its Port Canaveral, Florida location.

MS EUROPA 2 laid down

  • Beginning of the approximately four-month dry dock phase
  • Delivery in spring 2013
  • The first catalog will be published on March 20, 2012

On Thursday, March 1st, 2012 the next construction phase of the EUROPA 2 began with the keel laying.

Carmen Riu Güell christened COLUMBUS 2 in Palma de Mallorca

  • Baptized on April 17, 2012
  • Solemn ceremony in front of Palma de Mallorca
  • Godmother Carmen Riu Güell

The COLUMBUS 2 will be christened on April 17th in front of the backdrop of the port city of Palma de Mallorca and will thus be included in the Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten fleet. The godmother is Carmen Riu Güell, CEO of Riu Hotels & Resorts. The guests can expect a solemn ceremony with a modern artistry and light show under the sign of the four elements - earth, water, air and fire.

Costa Allegra - fire on board


Every captain and officer’s nightmare is on board the today Costa Allegra come true. A generator caught fire 200 nautical miles from the Seychelles group. According to press reports, the fire was extinguished before it could spread. However, the machines have failed. The ship drifts near Alphonse Island. The ship's command informed the Seychelles authorities. Cargo ships in the vicinity have been alerted via SOS. The Seychelles authorities have ordered a motor ship, an airplane and two tugs to position the ship.

Culinary delights on board the MSC Lirica


In a press release from MSC Cruises, we found the following good news.

Gourmet cruise with Kolja Kleeberg to Northern Europe

The German star chef Kolja Kleeberg is the star guest of the MSC gourmet cruise on the MSC Lirica from June 1st to 13th, 2012. With his visionary culinary art and his charismatic personality, Kleeberg will take the tour from Hamburg via Stockholm, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Make Copenhagen and Amsterdam a tasteful experience for foodies. The vacationers can look forward to insights into top-class culinary arts. 

TUI Cruises - your feel-good ship awaits you


Sent on 22.02.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX TUI Cruises the new, well-designed “wellness catalog” for the period from April 2013 to April 2014. Well-tried and new routes are offered to cruise guests for Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 offered.

Barbados cruises on the rise


The Barbados Tourism Authority reports good numbers. From a press release dated February 23.02.2012, XNUMX we take the following (quoted in shortened form by the editors):

MS Delphin meets Penguins


This press release reached us today

The countdown is on: In 40 days, MS Delphin will start its first cruise

Expedition team for Antarctica has been determined: a cruise with Klemens Pütz, Germany's only penguin researcher

Carnival Cruise Lines anchors again in South America

Carnival Cruise Lines is flying its flag again in South America. From a press release we can find the following:

MSC summer specials in the north - with three ships from / to Kiel and Hamburg

Book by April 09.04.12th, 500 and save up to € XNUMX per person on selected Nordland cruises!

100 days until the MSC Divina is christened

Munich, February 16, 2012 - Today begins the countdown of 100 days in which the MSC Divina will receive its final touches. The time has come on May 26, 2012: The new flagship of MSC Cruises, the MSC Divina, will be christened by the film icon Sophia Loren in Marseille, France.

Costa Concordia update


At the wreck of the Costa Concordia Specialists from the Dutch salvage company SMIT Salvage BV work against time. As can be heard, the shipwreck lies in an unstable position and threatens to break apart. A large part of the 2.400 tons of heavy fuel oil is still in the ship's tanks.

Record result - NCL Norwegian Cruise Line, Wiesbaden


The German subsidiary of NCL Corporation Ltd., Miami, reported in a press release dated February 14.02.2012th, 4 on the results of the 2011th quarter of 2011 as well as of the entire XNUMX financial year. According to the figures, the company was very successful. The main facts are as follows:

Booking AIDA 2013/2014 - AIDAstella can be booked for the first time


aida-2013-2014The cruise company AIDA Cruises will publish its new catalog on February 22, 2012 with trips from March 2013 to April 2014. AIDAstella, which will be named in 2013, can be booked for the first time. Also new are the trips to Northern Europe from Hamburg, which are offered until December.

60 meter yacht "My Yogi" sank off Skyros

In stormy seas off the Greek island of Skyros, the yacht "My Yogi" was probably damaged in the engine room with water ingress.

Cruise ships Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth simultaneously in Hamburg on July 15.07.2012, XNUMX

When two Cunard Queens visit Hamburg for the first time on July 15, the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth will enter the port together. The double call is planned for early Sunday morning around 4.30am The Queen Elizabeth is to moor at the Altona cruise terminal, the Queen Mary 2 at Grasbrook in HafenCity.

Meyer Werft delivers Disney Fantasy

09.02.2012- Disney Cruise Line took the helm of their newest ship today. With a traditional, nautical ceremony on board, Meyer Werft handed over the Disney Fantasy to the shipping company. The shipyard flag was lowered and the flag of the Disney Cruise Line was ceremonially hoisted.

Is the cruise market cooling off?


Individual actions by the major players in the cruise market in the last few days suggested that the misfortune of Costa Concordia off the Tuscan coast has an impact on the booking situation.

A contribution from Deutschlandfunk from noon today we take different signals. This is what German cruise lines like TUI Cruises or Hapag Lloyd cruises relaxed. A spokeswoman for TUI Cruises told Deutschlandfunk that no abnormalities could be found for the current booking period in 2012.

Safety on board cruise ships


On January 27.01.2012th, XNUMX we received an email with the following content ...

Dear sir ...
all of us at Royal Caribbean International sympathize with those affected by the recent tragic incident on the Costa Concordia. As a Crown & Anchor member and loyal guest of Royal Caribbean International, you may have questions about the current situation.

Costa Compensation - 11.000 euros per passenger


The Italian travel industry association Astoi Confindustria announced on January 27.01.2012, 11.000 that twelve Italian consumer organizations and the Costa Crociere had agreed on compensation payments of XNUMX euros each per passenger.

Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten joins the industry initiative Futouris e. V. at.


A press release from Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten dated January 26.01.2012th, 2009 shows that Hapag-Lloyd is a member of Futouris e. V. was. The industry initiative of 7 TUI group companies, registered in the Hannover Register of Associations in XNUMX, develops new product ideas with other well-known companies in the industry. The focus of the initiative is on considerations of socio-cultural responsibility, environmental and climate protection and the preservation of biological diversity.

Disney Fantasy Flyover

Papenburg, January 17, 2012  - The Disney Fantasy is expected to leave Papenburg on the night of Friday, January 20.01.2012th, 21.01.2012 on Saturday, January XNUMXst, XNUMX and be transferred to the North Sea on the Ems. The planned arrival in Eemshaven is Saturday afternoon. After a short stop in Eemshaven, the ship will start on its first set-up voyage.

Cruise disaster on the Costa Concordia

14.01.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX: A ship accident off the Tuscan coast left at least three dead. Several people were injured. Further victims are still being sought. The Costa Concordia ran aground off the island of del Giglio near Elba on Saturday night due to technical problems. Most of the passengers and crew were brought ashore in lifeboats. The course of the rescue operation is described as chaotic. Several people jumped into the cold waters of the Mediterranean. The first photos show the ship at a considerable angle with a long crack in the side.

A third cruise terminal for Hamburg?

At the annual press conference of the Hamburg Cruise Center (HCC) association on board the Queen Elizabeth, Hamburg's Senator for Economic Affairs Frank Horch announced on January 09, 2012 that the construction of a third handling terminal for cruise ships would be explored. The decision as to whether another terminal will be built should be made this year. As far as can be heard, the opposition has so far been sympathetic to the deliberations.

“Anna and Love” on a cruise with the MSC Splendida

Filming on the high seas: three episodes of the new season are set on the most modern ship of the Fantasia class

The new season of the successful SAT.1 telenovela "Anna und die Liebe" offers both suspense and holiday feelings: three episodes of the well-known telenovela are set on the MSC Splendida, one of the most modern ships of the Italian shipping company MSC Kreuzfahrten.

Costa from Dubai -Costa starts cruises from Dubai again

One-week cruises through the Arab world with flagship until April 2012
“Costa Favolosa” - From 790 euros * including flights from / to Frankfurt

Silver Spirit offers an optional package for the 70th Monaco Grand Prix in May 2012

A press release dated December 12.12.2011th, 24 shows that Silversea Cruises is making an attractive offer to the guests of the Silver Spirit. As part of the almost sold-out 2012-day voyage from Barcelona to Rome, which begins on May 8, 26.05, the ship is moored from May 8.00. (27.05.2012am) until May 23.00, XNUMX (XNUMXpm) in the port of Monte Carlo.

NABU awards negative prize to the bosses of AIDA and TUI Cruises


Under the title Von Wegen Traumschiff, NABU has given both shipping companies a subsequent and unsightly Christmas present. NABU startles us today with the news that both cruise companies have been awarded the "Dinosaur of the Year 2011".

New cruise ships in 2012

MS-ColumbusDespite the incalculable financial crisis and its consequences on the global markets, those in charge of the cruise industry are steering their companies on a growth path. The year 2012 thus has enough new and interesting things in store for cruisers. At this point we give a summary of the upcoming premieres in 2012.


Culinary variety at COLUMBUS 2

4 different restaurants and 6 bars on board

AIDA Cruises picks up the guests directly from the front door

Rostock shipping company offers a particularly comfortable travel service

"Costa Voyager" complements the Costa fleet

A ship of the new generation with a lot of comfort - currently undergoing extensive renovation. From December cruises through the Red Sea to Israel, Jordan and Egypt.

Costa Cruises - Spring in the Mediterranean at taster prices

Travel into spring with Costa: From March to June 2012, the shipping company put together cruises with which guests can get to know the Mediterranean Sea at the most beautiful time of the year - on very special routes and at very affordable prices.



Publish modules to the "offcanvas" position.