AIDAvita, AIDAluna and MSC Fantasia are undertaking turnarounds after Norwegian itineraries while Zuiderdam, on a transit call, will berth on Saturday morning bringing a total of 23,000 passengers to the city.
Looking forward to the full day of activity, Dr. Dirk Claus, md of the port, said: ‘Along with all our partners - from agencies to Customs - we can guarantee that processing will be smooth.’
Around 2,000 passengers from the Holland America Line ship will be going ashore on a variety of excursions including visiting the local hills and lakes (known as Holstein Switzerland), the Hanse city of Lübeck and the seaside spa resort of Laboe. A range of tours to Hamburg are also on the programme.
This year ferry and cruise ship passengers are expected to generate spending in excess of about € 50m in the Schleswig-Holstein capital, remarked Claus.
Departing around 18.00 in the evening AIDAluna will sail for Copenhagen and AIDAvita will head for the British Isles and a first stop in Newcastle while Zuiderdam will leave its berth around 21:00 bound for Tallinn in Estonia.