Port Hamburg (Germany) passes historical milestone in cruise shipping history

   November 13, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Port Hamburg achieved a significant milestone in its cruise shipping history on Sunday, November 12th, by welcoming its one-millionth cruise passenger when the MSC Euribia docked in the city.

The fortunate family (parents and their two children) was surprised at Cruise Center Steinwerder by the management and team of Cruise Gate Hamburg GmbH (CGH), along with representatives from the city, politics, and media.

The family, waiting to board MSC Cruises' newest ship, received congratulations from Iris Scheel and Simone Maraschi, Managing Directors of CGH, Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Christian Hein, Managing Director of MSC Cruises Germany, and other stakeholders. As a token of celebration, the family was presented with an adventure holiday package in Hamburg.

Euribia, MSC's second LNG-powered vessel, made her maiden call in Hamburg on October 8th, and is capable of connecting to shore power.

Hamburg remains committed to expanding its shore power infrastructure and is constructing a new alternative marine power station at Cruise Center HafenCity, expected to commence operations in spring 2025. By 2025, Hamburg aims to be one of the first European ports offering environmentally-friendly shore power at all permanent terminals.

In conjunction with welcoming the one-millionth cruise passenger, CGH presented a list of planned calls for 2024. Following the record-breaking 2023 season with 280 calls, 2024 is anticipated to see 270 calls.