Hamburg expects 600,000 passengers in 2014
The number of cruise passengers in Hamburg has exceeded half a million for the first time and in 2014, Hamburg Cruise Centre that operates two terminals in the city forecasts the figure to reach 600,000
Cunard Line?s Queen Mary 2?s visit on 6 November pushed this year?s passenger count above the 500,000 mark ?For the first time ever Hamburg has achieved this magical mark in a single season and, moreover, done so two years earlier than planned,? said Frank Horch, Senator of the Ministry for Economic, Transport and Innovation Affairs.
To date 191 planned ship?s calls have been registered for the 2014 season. Of the total, 181 will be ships beginning or ending their cruises in Hamburg, of which 52 will be partial turn-arounds, and ten will be transit calls. ?The number of passengers will increase to just under 600 000,? forecasted Dr. Stefan Behn, Chairman of the Board of Hamburg Cruise Center.