During the Hamburg Cruise Days the Hanseatic city becomes the gateway to the world of cruises and welcomes many of the most famous ships to the Landungsbrücken jetties. Experience the celebrations and the spectacular departure parade on board the EUROPA. On Sylt, they also know how to enjoy themselves, whether in legendary beach bars or delightful tearooms under thatched roofs. Unforgettable highlights are offered by the urban centres of the north: Oslo, Goeteborg and Copenhagen welcome you with maritime charm and magnificent views.
from Hamburg to Kiel
|Cruise dates:||from 12.09.2015 to 19.09.2015 (7 days)|
| Your ship:|| MS EUROPA|
| Cruise number:|| EUR1519|
This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.
Highlights of this cruise
- Experience a bird’s eye view of the island of Sylt*
- Oslo: visit Icebar*
- Explore Norway, Sweden and Denmark within a few days
- Spectacular memories on board in the great departure parade of Hamburg Cruise Days
Arrive a little earlier and get in the mood for phenomenal late-summer days in Hamburg at your own pace*. The fifth Hamburg Cruise Days provides a wonderful start to your cruise. Greet the most famous ships on the oceans and join in the colourful programme at the Landungsbrücken jetties. We have reserved an exclusive front-row seat for you on board. Wave to thousands of enthusiastic spectators from the ship’s rail as the World’s Most Beautiful Yacht joins the departure parade. After the fireworks, the EUROPA leaves the Hanseatic city.
Amidst the expanse of dunes, the red-and-white lighthouse guides the way to a magnificent time. Dream away the day in a beach chair, explore the flat island by bicycle or allow everyday life to be blown away by the fresh sea breeze on a hike through the mud flats*. See the traditional thatched roofs, the decorated houses of sea captains and the romantic farmers’ gardens of Keitum on an island tour in an old-fashioned classic bus*. Out and about, you have more opportunity to enjoy wonderful views of Sylt’s protected natural landscape. An unforgettable view of the “queen of the North Sea” is promised by the aerial tour over Sylt*.
Velkommen and Skael! Chink glasses at Icebar* with a welcome drink to the coming days. It’s true that Oslo is one of Europe’s smallest capitals, but it is packed with sights. In Vigeland Park*, about 200 sculptures constitute the life’s work of the sculptor; every year in the town hall, the Nobel Prize is awarded; and ski jumpers compete on Holmenkollen. The Bygdoey museum island* tells the story of Nordic men. Along with Viking ships, you can also find the ships of Thor Heyedahl and Roald Amundsen.
Twelve tram lines run through Goeteborg and give the city its special charm. Climb aboard a nostalgic tram* and experience the real Goeteborg lifestyle on your trip along the Avenyn. A detour to the narrow side streets of the trendy quarter of Haga* invites you to saunter through second-hand shops and boutiques or to take a break in a cosy cafe. Discover a fascinating contemporary history in Tjoloeholm country house*: at the turn of the century, the manor was equipped with modern bathrooms, a hairdryer and a vacuum cleaner – these were modern achievements at the time, but they may make you chuckle now. Paddle through Sweden’s lovely skerry landscape with colourful fishermen huts in a kayak*.
Modern and charming: this is how you will view the home of the Little Mermaid. The monarchy has lived in Copenhagen for nearly 600 years and so, in addition to the historical harbour district of Nyhavn*, you will also be delighted by Amalienborg Palace* or Charlottenborg Palace on Kongens Nytorv* – the present-day art academy. Insights into the private royal collection are granted by Rosenborg Castle* before you reach the royal family’s former place of residence at Christiansborg Palace*.
Leave the EUROPA and stay a while in the north: enjoy the Elbe metropolis Hamburg at your own pace*.
* The shore excursions are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
= at anchor
Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
EXTENSION – HAMBURG AT YOUR OWN PACE
HOTEL LANDHAUS WACHTELHOF: 2-DAY "ATLANTIC“ ARRANGEMENT
Hamburg Cruise Days
Many bright lights illuminate the Elbe River as numerous cruise ships from all over the world sail by the Landungsbrücken pier in the Port of Hamburg during Hamburg Cruise Days. Accompany the World’s Most Beautiful Yacht as she leaves the port in the great departure parade and experience the fantastic festivities from your exclusive front-row seat on board.