Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 09:24 by ce-press
"Winning the Destination of the Year award is a great honour - and undoubtedly a joint achievement of the cruise industry in Hamburg: the recognition expressed by this award is due not only to the CGH team but also to all Hamburg stakeholders, the cruiselines, our local partners and Hamburg institutions we work with. Without their support, this development would not have been possible. I look forward to continuing this success story with everyone involved in the future,” comments Simone Maraschi, managing director Cruise Gate Hamburg.
The award is an outstanding achievement for the operator of Hamburg's cruise terminals and at the same time a significant milestone for the entire cruise industry in Hamburg. It recognises CGH's exceptional commitment and success in developing Hamburg as an attractive year-round cruise destination.
“Hamburg has experienced an impressive resurgence as a cruise destination since the pandemic. With its diverse range of cruise itineraries and travel options, especially during the winter months, the city is proving attractive to cruiselines and their passengers all year round. This is also reflected in the steady growth in passenger numbers,” adds Maraschi.
Events, such as the Hamburg Cruise Days, ship launches and first calls, regularly attract locals and tourists to the port and bring it to life. “The images of peaceful coexistence that such events send out into the world show that cruise shipping makes an important contribution to Hamburg's attractiveness as a tourist destination and is an asset for the city,” says Maraschi.
Hamburg is also making great strides in sustainable cruise development, especially when it comes to shore power. From 2025, Hamburg will be one of the first ports in Europe to offer a shore power supply from 100% renewable energies for both cruiseships and container ships at all permanent berths.
LtoR: Joost van Ree, Ocean Technologies Group; Ingo Soerensen, Oracle; Jorg Jocker, director operations and revenue management CGH; Simone Maraschi, managing director CGH; Iris Scheel, managing director CGH; and Mary Bond, Seatrade Cruise (c) Seatrade Cruise