Over the past years, Hamburg has evolved as one of Europe´s cruise capitals – with 810,000 passengers and 197 calls in 2017, as well as numerous cruise-themed events all year round. With its Hamburg Cruise Days, Port Anniversary and other maritime events, Hamburg is the most eventful city port in the world and welcomes cruise ships like no other port. Hamburg´s attractiveness for cruise lines is intimately related to the state of the art infrastructure of its three urban cruise terminals. Hamburg continues to play a pioneering role in environmental protection and offers alternative energy supply at all its terminals. Since 2017, a new cruise terminal is being built at HafenCity. The new cruise center, which will be integrated into a shopping, hotel and entertainment complex, will replace the current HafenCity terminal from 2022 onwards. With direct access to the city center, passengers and cruise lines alike will highly benefit from the unique possibilites of the new terminal concept.