Cruise destination shows its colors at world leading trade show
Hamburg is the only German port of call with its own stand at the Seatrade Cruise Global
Thanks to the initiative of the Hamburg Cruise Center (HCC), Hamburg will be appearing at the leading industrial trade fair for the cruise industry, the Seatrade Cruise Global, as the only German cruise port with a stand of its own. From March 15th to the 17th 2016, HCC will be promoting the Elbe port as a cruise destination in Fort Lauderdale, with the support of the cruise initiative Cruise Net Hamburg (CNH), in association with the terminal operating company Cruise Gate Hamburg.
Having already been present on March 11th at the International Tourism Exchange in Berlin (ITB Berlin), the most important German trade fair in this sector, HCC drew considerable attention to the cruise industry as one of the organizers of the sixth German Cruise Day.
The success story that is the cruise industry in Hamburg will be continuing to unfold in 2016, with 168 cruise ships and an anticipated 640,000 passengers passing through the port. And the international activities of CNH are coming to fruition. After Senator Horch led a delegation to visit the head offices of leading shipping companies in Miami, Norwegian Cruise Line announced in January that its first ship will be docking in Hamburg in 2017. “We look forward to further constructive discussions with international decision makers in the cruise industry,” stated Matthias Rieger, Managing Director of HCC and CEO of CNH, in the weeks leading up to the trade fair. “With our combined forces, we will continue to promote Hamburg in future as the most important cruise destination in Germany.”