Destinations include the Baltic Sea, the Norwegian Fjords, the Arctic Circle, the British Isles, destinations in Western Europe, the Canary Islands and the Azores.
Season continuing beyond 2021
‘We are pleased that the season continues beyond the turn of the year and that guests can choose from a wide portfolio of special winter cruising programmes from Hamburg,’ remarked Simone Maraschi, MD, Cruise Gate Hamburg. ‘36 more calls – including calls over Christmas and New Year´s Eve – are scheduled until the end of this year.’
Maraschi went on to express a positive outlook for cruising next year, noting, ‘In 2022, ship calls will be at a solid level again, which makes us look ahead to the coming year in a spirit of optimism. We can see that cruise lines are returning to their original schedules.’ Hamburg anticipates 300 cruise calls in 2022.
AIDAprima will continue to sail weekly seven-day European cruises until April 2022, including two eight-day festive cruises over Christmas and New Year's Eve. The vessel has been sailing from Hamburg since the end of October.
AIDAsol will sail to the Caribbean for a full 43 days commencing November 25, 2021 followed by a second 43-day Caribbean voyage starting January 7, 2022 and concluding in Hamburg on 19 February, 2022.
Following its maiden call to the Port of Hamburg on December 13, 2021 AIDAnova will make two short voyages to Kristiansand and Oslo, Norway. Upon return on December 22, the vessel will proceed to the Canary Islands for Christmas and New Year´s.
For the first time, MSC Cruises will have a ship in Germany during the winter months, with MSC Magnifica returning to the Elbe from November 14, 2021 sailing seven-night cruises from/to Hamburg to ports in Western Europe including IJmuiden for Amsterdam, Zeebrugge for Bruges and Brussels, Le Havre for Paris and Southampton for London.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Hanseatic Spirit will set sail from Hamburg travelling to Scandinavia; it will traverse the coast of Norway up to the Arctic Circle, Lapland or St. Petersburg as part of its 12- to 15-day voyages between November 2021 and April 2022.
Hurtigruten Expeditions, whose vessels will homeport in the Hanseatic city, will offer year-round cruises to Norway onboard expedition vessel MS Otto Sverdrup. A total of 25 Hurtigruten calls are scheduled for next season: from January 2022, MS Fridtjof Nansen will expand its range of voyages from Hamburg to the north with 15-day expeditions to Norway.
Chartered by Phoenix Reisen, Amadea sets course for the German north in November and to Nice in December, 2021. Aboard MS Artania, passengers can spend Christmas and New Year’s in the south, including Funchal, Portugal, Spain's San Sebastian and Las Palmas or travel to the Canary Islands and Madeira in January 2022. Cruises from Hamburg to Gothenburg, Oslo, Bergen and the North Cape will take place on board Amera.
Cunard has scheduled for Queen Mary 2 to make four calls in Hamburg in the first quarter of 2022.