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Bremerhaven plans festivities for Marina's maiden call

Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven
Columbus Cruise Center's maiden call welcome includes music and costumed stilt walkers
Oceania Cruises' Marina is scheduled to visit Germany's Bremerhaven for the first time on Tuesday. The ship is arriving as part of a seven-day cruise that began Saturday in Amsterdam and continues to Oslo.

Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven plans to welcome Marina's passengers with traditional seamen's music and costumed stilt walkers. In the afternoon, a plaque and key ceremony with the captain is on tap.

Oceania's Nautica is due to visit Bremerhaven on Aug. 4. The ship will be en route to Kristiansand, Norway.

In other Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven news, the website at has been redesigned for more clarity and ease of use, including on mobile devices.