AIDA is sending four cruise ships to the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY

Rostock, 03. March 2017

For the sixth time, the cruise line AIDA Cruises is main sponsor for the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY, demonstrating its continued dedication to the Hanseatic City.

Hansjörg Kunze, Vice President Communication & Sustainability, says, “As one of the most important tourism partners of Hamburg, we want to significantly contribute to the event’s continued success. Every year anew, maritime festivals like the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY show visitors how exciting cruising, the best way to vacation, can be.”

With AIDAluna, AIDAprima, AIDAsol and AIDAvita, the main sponsor will be contributing four ships to the festival. AIDAvita will kick it off on Friday, May 5, 2017, when it drops anchor at Cruise Center Steinwerder around 8 a.m. Departure is planned for 7:30 p.m. Before AIDAvita leaves the port, the ship will take a little tour of it, past Harbor Piers and the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. Then AIDAvita will head off on a 14-day Selection cruise to Great Britain and Ireland.

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, AIDAprima will dock at Cruise Center Steinwerder as well, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday evening, 10:30 p.m., will mark the event’s illustrious highlight when the AIDA fireworks display in the vicinity of Harbor Piers turn the night sky over the Elbe into a glittering sea of color. AIDAprima will open this spectacular production against the impressive backdrop of Hamburg and be part of the show. After the ceremony, at 11 p.m., AIDAprima will head for the most beautiful cities in Western Europe.

As the grand finale of the festivities, on Sunday, May 7, 2017, AIDAluna will dock at Cruise Center Hafencity from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and AIDAsol in Altona from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. AIDAluna will then depart for the most beautiful destinations in Norway. AIDAsol will set sail on a short four-day cruise to Amsterdam and London. AIDAprima will also be celebrating its first birthday on May 7, 2017: On this occasion, there will be a little surprise for visitors to the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY.

AIDA will not only delight guests to the 828th HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY from the water but offer great attractions onshore as well. At HafenCity, right near the cruise terminal, visitors can learn all about the variety of AIDA cruises and explore show staterooms from Friday to Sunday in the 100-sqm-large AIDA World.

During this maritime festival, the Beach Club HAMBURG del mar at Harbor Piers will also be transformed into a world of AIDA. From here, guests have a perfect view of the fireworks and festivities on the water.

With 82 stops by a total of six AIDA ships this year, AIDA Cruises continues to be an important economic factor for the Hanseatic City and a magnet for many natives of Hamburg and guests.