Cruising community of over 5000 will meet in Hamburg this September

Thousands of cruising professionals and industry leaders will return to Hamburg this September for the 10th edition of Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention.

London/Hamburg, 1 August 2019

Seatrade Europe remains the leading event for Europe’s cruise market, bringing together the world’s cruise lines, regional and global cruise destinations and suppliers from all sectors of the ocean and river cruise industries.

Germany welcomed 2.19m cruise passengers in 2018 and is the number 3 global source market*. The Port of Hamburg is a leading centre for cruise shipping with 11% more passengers and 8% more ship’s calls in 2018**. As the industry continues to grow, Germany remains a hub of innovation and is leading in its response to technological and greener cruising initiatives making it an ideal location to host Seatrade Europe.

The city will also host Hamburg Cruise Days between 13-15 September, offering several activities day and night including the Cruise Days Parade on 14 September which sees a procession of splendidly illuminated ships will sail down the Elbe River towards the sea. The beautiful waterfront of Hamburg will be bathed in a luminous blue light for the 7th year for ‘Blue Port Hamburg’ - a spectacular light installation which covers the river and surrounding area created by international award-winning light artist Michael Batz.

This year also welcomes the addition of the MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo which is co-located at Hamburg Messe and welcomes businesses from across marine interiors from the fields of interior design as well as interior equipment & technology to the areas of galley, restaurant and bar equipment & hospitality.

The events will be promoted across the city with banners lining the streets near to the Hamburg Messe venue where both Seatrade Europe and the Marine Interiors events are being held; creating an exciting and eclectic atmosphere to celebrate its important role within the European cruise industry.

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*Figures from CLIA 2019 Cruise Trends and Industry Outlook Report

**Figures from Hamburg Cruise Net, comparison is with 2017 -

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About Seatrade Europe

Seatrade Europe, the leading trade event of the European cruise and river cruise industry, organised by Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, in partnership with Seatrade (Informa Markets), is held in Hamburg, Germany's famous seaport on the Elbe River. Industry decision-makers and professionals will meet to exchange ideas, set new trends and expand their business networks. Exhibitors include shipyards, ship chandlers, food and beverage suppliers, classification societies, cruise ports and shipbrokers, among others. From small-scale on-board hospitals to huge restaurant kitchens, from waste disposal to entertainment equipment, operations on board a cruise ship are highly complex, requiring perfect logistics. At the conference held in parallel with the exhibition, high-level experts will discuss current industry topics. Seatrade Europe will open doors from Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 September 2019 and will be co-located with the MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo.

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