Bleckede is an Elbe River cruise port and town in Germany's Lower Saxony state (Niedersachsen, district Luneburg) with a population of around 10,000. The town is located approx 20 km (12 mi) east of Luneburg (Hanseatic City) and approx 70 km (50 mi) from Hamburg - Germany's 2nd largest city (after Berlin) with population over 1,8 million and country's largest seaport.
The town was founded in the 11th-century as part of Herzogtum Sachsen (Duchy of Saxony / 804-1296) and was burnt down and destroyed completely in 1666. In 1810 it became part of France, in 1815 - part of the Kingdom of Hanover (1814-1866) and in 1866 - part of Prussia. After WW2 (1939-1945), the town's north quarters were occupied by USSR (Soviet Zone) while its south quarters became part of West Germany's Lower Saxony. Together with Mecklenburg, in 1949, the area became part of East Germany. Since 1952, the border was sealed off and inaccessible to the citizens of Neu Bleckede and Neu Wendischthun. After West and East Germany merged in 1989, in 1993 Neu Bleckede was annexed to Lower Saxony.
As cruise port, Bleckede is included in the schedule of some of Europe's largest river cruise companies - CroisiEurope (ships Victor Hugo and Mona Lisa) and Nicko Cruises (ships Frederic Chopin and Katharina von Bora). The next tables show some of the cruise tour itineraries as ports sequences and prices per person (double occupancy rates).
(CroisiEurope) 6-day itinerary between homeports Berlin and Hamburg, from ~USD 1300 pp
|Date / Time||Port|
|02 May 18:00 / 03 May 12:00 (overnight)||Departing from Berlin, Germany|
|03 May 14:00||Potsdam, Germany|
|03 May 22:30 / 04 May 05:30 (overnight)||Wusterwitz, Germany|
|04 May 14:00||Magdeburg, Germany|
|04 May 22:30 / 05 May 10:00 (overnight)||Tangermunde, Germany|
|05 May 21:00 / 06 May 13:00 (overnight)||Bleckede, Germany|
|06 May 19:00 / 07 May / 08 May 09:00 (overnight)||Arriving in Hamburg, Germany|
(Nicko Cruises) 8-day itinerary between homeports Potsdam and Hamburg, from ~USD 1700 pp
|Date / Time||Port|
|07 Sep / 08 Sep - 19:00 (overnight)||Departing from Potsdam, Germany|
|09 Sep 13:00 - 14:00||Burg bei Magdeburg, Germany|
|09 Sep 18:00 / 10 Sep - 07:00 (overnight)||Magdeburg, Germany|
|10 Sep 13:00 - 18:00||Tangermunde, Germany|
|10 Sep 21:00 / 11 Sep - 13:00 (overnight)||Havelberg, Germany|
|12 Sep - 06:00||Bleckede, Germany|
|12 Sep 08:30 - 15:00||Lauenburg-Elbe, Germany|
|12 Sep 20:30 / 13 Sep / 14 Sep (overnight)||Arriving in Hamburg, Germany|
Port Bleckede cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Bleckede, Germany. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|4 October, 2020|
|ms Mona Lisa||21:00||13:00|