The first visit is during a two night cruise for the travel trade, followed by a two night sailing from Hamburg to Southampton.
‘The European market has played an important role for Norwegian Cruise Line for years now, with Germany in particular one of our key source markets. Our choice of Hamburg as the venue for the Continental European premiere celebrations for a new vessel for the first time clearly illustrates our commitment to the German market, demonstrating the potential we see here for Norwegian Cruise Line in the coming years,’ says Jürgen Stille, director business development Continental Europe at Norwegian Cruise Line.
‘The presentation of the new vessel on the River Elbe, the cruise industry’s red carpet, is the perfect choice of venue,’ says Gerd Drossel, managing director of Hamburg Cruise Center.
Hamburg welcomed another first time caller last Friday when Azamara Journey visited. The ship was traditionally welcomed by water fountains and a Hanseatic choir at the terminal.