May is seeing the river Elbe turn into a veritable catwalk for cruise ships. Vessels from 15 different cruise lines will be calling at the Port of Hamburg a total of 33 times between 3 May and 31 May.
2 April saw Hamburg welcome the 'MSC Lirica' to its new home port within the scope of a celebratory reception on board the cruise ship.
Germany is the fastest growing source market worldwide. A total volume of 1.4 million German cruise passengers was counted for 2011, which represents an increase of 14 percent over the last year (2010: 1.22 million passengers).