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5,000-plus cruise professionals expected at Seatrade Europe

More than 5,000 cruise professionals and industry leaders are expected to flock to Hamburg in September for the 10th edition of the Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention.

Seatrade Europe, Sept. 11-13, is the leading event for Europe’s cruise market, bringing together the world’s cruise lines, regional and global destinations and suppliers from all sectors of the ocean and river cruise industries.

Hub of innovation, technology, green cruising

Germany provides a hub of innovation and is a forerunner in technology and green cruising initiatives. With 2.19m ocean cruisers in 2018, the country stacks up as the No. 3 global source market for seagoing vacations. The Port of Hamburg, a leading cruise destination, drew 11% more passengers and 8% more ship calls last year.

The city also will host Hamburg Cruise Days, Sept. 13-15, offering day and night activities, including the Cruise Days Parade on Sept. 14 when a procession of illuminated ships will sail down the Elbe River toward the sea.

Plus, for a seventh year, Hamburg's waterfront will be bathed in blue light during 'Blue Port Hamburg,' a spectacular installation created by international award-winning light artist Michael Batz.

Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Global Expo

This year sees the addition of the Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, co-located with Seatrade Europe at Hamburg Messe and welcoming businesses involved in interior design, interior equipment and technology.

Seatrade Europe and the Marine Interniors Cruise & Ferry Global Expo will be promoted across the city and with banners lining the streets near Hamburg Messe.