Hamburg Cruise Days 2017: Spectacular Parade of Cruise Liners Attracted 250,000 to City’s Waterfront

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The World’s Largest Public Cruise Festival Boasted Record Number of Participating Cruise Liners at this Year’s Grand Hamburg Cruise Day Parade.

Parade of cruise liners, fireworks and Blue Port.

Hamburg Cruise Days 2017

Following a slightly rainy start to the event on Friday, September 8, the weather picked up on the second day of the Hamburg Cruise Days 2017 – attracting some 250,000 visitors to the Port of Hamburg. Highlight of the Cruise Days, the world’s largest cruise event, was the Grand Hamburg Cruise Days Parade – the biggest in the event’s history.

Bathed in very welcome sunshine and an atmospheric waterside ambiance, visitors watched the gigantic ships manoeuver to get into position for the Grand Parade. At 9:15 pm, the formation was complete. Escorted by barges, sailing vessels and passenger ships, the AIDAprima, Norwegian Jade, EUROPA 2, EUROPA and MSC Preziosa majestically sailed down the Elbe against the backdrop of the illuminated Blue Port Hamburg. Each ship was waved off on its journey with its own firework display and rousing music.

Taking place for the sixth time, the event highlights Hamburg’s reputation as the world's top destination for maritime entertainment and cruise events. Ending on Sunday night, September 10, the city will have welcomed an estimated 500,000 visitors at the Cruise Days.

To learn more about Hamburg as a cruise location and about the Hamburg Cruise Days, please visit http://www.hamburg-tourismus.de/cruises and http://www.hamburgcruisedays.de/en/.

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“Hamburg again revealed its most beautiful side: at the Grand Hamburg Cruise Days Parade five gigantic cruise liners – AIDAprima, Norwegian Jade, EUROPA 2, EUROPA and MSC Preziosa – sailed down the Elbe against the backdrop of the illuminated Blue Port Hamburg (photo: CHL PhotoDesign/Christian Lietzmann)

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