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Hamburg Cruise Days

Countdown starts for Europe's major cruise event: Hamburg Cruise Days 2022 from August 19 to 21

Every two years Hamburg celebrates its second largest maritime event besides the port birthday: the Hamburg Cruise Days. For one weekend, the Elbe promenade is transformed into the cruise hot spot of Europe.

Postponed several times due to the pandemic, there now finally is a concrete date and thus reason to look forward to the next Hamburg Cruise Days: From August 19 to 21, 2022, cruisers' hearts will beat faster again in Hamburg!

The event in the Port of Hamburg offers dream ships from all over the world a unique stage.

The most atmospheric public event of the European cruise scene

Whether you're a self-confessed cruise fan or a dreamboat newcomer, there's something for everyone at the Hamburg Cruise Days. The Hafenkante is finally transformed for an entire weekend into a wonderful maritime promenade with culinary highlights and rousing entertainment from around the world. In 2019, 500,000 enthusiastic visitors did not miss it. And then, of course, there are the real stars of the event: the ships! 

Demand is high

So when Hamburg becomes the center of the international cruise industry these days, it certainly also sends a clear signal in the direction of the tourism industry and guests: it's full steam ahead again! Innovation and environmental protection are major and important topics, for which the event is also intended to provide impetus and serve as a platform for dialog. Michael Otremba, Managing Director of Hamburg Tourismus GmbH, emphasizes the importance of the event for the industry: "The demand from many cruise enthusiasts and from the travel industry for the Hamburg Cruise Days is high. This underscores the existing longing for Hamburg and the special atmosphere in the port at Hamburg Cruise Days." 

Combining Hamburg Cruise Days with a short vacation

For all non-Hamburgers, the event can be perfectly combined with a short trip or day trip to our beautiful Hanseatic city. So why not enjoy this very special atmosphere in the city and plan your next big trip on board at the same time? For more information on the upcoming event, visit

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