The luxury passenger ship Hamburg, sailing under the Bahamian flag, will moor at the Westerplatte Ferry Terminal this Sunday, 10 April.
The Hamburg is 144m long, 21.5m wide, 5.5m draft and has 15,067 GT. The vessel can take up to 420 passengers on board. The ship was built in 1997 at the MTW Schiffswerft GmbH shipyard in Wismar as the Columbus. Because of an already existing ship of that name in the Bahamian registry, Columbus was given the name C. Columbus, but not for long. In 2012 it was rechristened and given the name Hamburg.
The ship is operated by Plantours & Partner GmbH. It sails under the Bahamian flag.
The upcoming season looks very promising. We have more than 100 ships planned for this year. This is a record number. However, the situation is very dynamic at the moment. We have to keep in mind that both the war in Ukraine and the world pandemic will have a decisive influence on how many vessels will come to us – explains Michał Stupak, an expert on the shipping market in the Port of Gdansk.
For 295 passengers of Hamburg, numerous activities in Gdansk and Pomeranian region are waiting. Among them: a trip to the Old Town and museum, historical and cultural attractions and then a trip to Malbork Castle, the largest brick building in medieval Europe.
The vessel departs Hamburg for Gdansk on 8 April and after 12 days will finish her voyage in Copenhagen. During that time it will visit, apart from the mentioned two ports, also: Klaipeda, Riga, Helsinki, Stockholm and Visby, Tallinn, Alesund, Åland Islands, Bornholm.
The next cruise ship that will call at the Port of Gdansk will be the Spirit of Discovery, announced for 7 May and flying the British flag, owned by Saga Cruises.