Frederik Erdmann

Frederik Erdmann

German Correspondent


Frederik Erdmann is Seatrade's German cruise correspondent since 2002. Following secondary school graduation he joined the port agency network, Sartori & Berger, on a vocational training program. After subsequent studies of Business Administration, Frederik Erdmann held various positions at Sartori & Berger until 2010. After a period of working with the Flensburg Chamber of Commerce, he was appointed Designated Person Safety/Security, Environment and Quality of the coastal ferry operator, Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei. As a maritime trade press correspondent and visiting lecturer of the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Frederik Erdmann concentrates on ferry and cruise ship management, port development as well as safety and security in passenger shipping. He is also a member of the Flensburg Chamber of Commerce's Tourism Committee.

TransOcean Kreuzfahrten, the German branch and trade name of South Quay Travel & Leisure Limited/CMV Holdings London Ltd, plans to christen its new ship Vasco da Gama in festivities at Bremerhaven on June 9.

Less than a week after her last voyage for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Hanseatic is headed to Canada to begin service for One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) as Resolute.

Meyer Werft has confirmed a delay to today’s schedule of AIDAnova’s Ems River passage due to insufficient water levels earlier this morning. According to the revised schedule, AIDAnova is going to be ready for departure at 16:00 hrs this afternoon.

Viking Ocean Cruises' Viking Sky closed Danish port of Fredericia's cruise season on Monday and subsequently visited Kiel (Germany) for a maiden call on October 2.

Following a restructuring that made Costa Cruises' national sales and marketing group in Germany independent from AIDA Cruises, a road show is planned through 10 cities.

Arnulf Hader, a renowned German authority on river cruising, has released the twelfth edition of his River Cruise Fleet Handbook.

The Canadian Coast Guard has ended its search operation for a man who went overboard from AIDAluna in the early hours Sunday off the coast of Newfoundland.

Monday update: AIDAluna was released to continue its voyage, while the Canadian Coast Guard carries on the search operation with one vessel and support from an airplane and helicopter.

Under the slogan of 'Fluß meets Meer' (German for 'River meets the sea'), A-ROSA Flussschiff and Celebrity Cruises have teamed up for a new road show campaign targeting Germans. In other news, Portugal's Douro River is joining A'Rosa's destinations.

AIDA Cruises expects some 25,000 spectators to follow the christening of AIDAnova at Meyer Werft in Papenburg on Friday night.

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