Press Contact

Kathrin Schweppe-May

Pressestelle / press contact
+49 40 42847 5083

Filming and photography

Filming and photography activities at the terminals of Cruise Gate Hamburg (HafenCity, Steinwerder, Altona) must be arranged through CGH’s Press Office in advance. You must obtain permission first; restrictions apply.

Please note: You must submit a filming application at least 48 hours in advance of your proposed shooting date. Please send your request to

Filming and photography activities at our cruise terminals are generally permitted in the public areas only. Public areas are terminal buildings (area BEFORE people pass through the security checks), parking areas and access roads accessible to passengers and visitors.

No charges apply to news coverage and documentaries. We hope that you understand and accept that we charge a fee for commercial productions and advertising.

For filming and photography activities at the berth or onboard cruise ships a second filming permit must be obtained from the respective shipping company. For drone flights you must submit a filming application to the aviation authority. More information is available at:


MSC Orchestra will berth at Cruise Center STEINWERDER (not at Cruise Center Altona as originally planned) on Tuesday, 14 May 2019. 

Please note this change in terminal.

Please find general information regarding your arrival and departure from Cruise Center Steinwerder here



The St. Pauli Elbtunnel will be closed because of the Port Birthday from Monday, 6th May 2019, 8 p.m. to Monday, 13th May 2019, 8 a.m. for automobiles and motorbikes.
Pedestrians and cyclists can pass the tunnel at any time.

Sacha Rougier, Managing Director of Cruise Gate Hamburg, is active on a regular basis at international trade shows and conferences to market Hamburg's cruise expertise on an international level. In her role as Chair Person of the cruise committee of the “International Association of Ports and Harbors” (IAPH) and together with other stakeholders in the cruise industry, she will address current challenges on a global scale and to promote sustainability processes at European level.

IAPH World Ports Conference in Guangzhou/China

Information for guests travelling with AIDAsol on April 28th 2019 arriving / departing from Cruise Center HafenCity:

Due to the Haspa Marathon Hamburg 2019, numerous roads in the city center as well as along the harbor front will be closed.

In order to ease your arrival at and departure from the Cruise Center HafenCity, we have compiled all relevant information on this leaflet.
We generally recommend avoiding the city center and, if possible, using public transport.

From 8 to 11 April, 11,000 professionals of the cruise industry unite in Miami, USA, at the industry’s most significant worldwide event: Seatrade Cruise Global.

This year, Hamburg has made the most of the occasion to present itself to the international market.

News Archive

Title Post date
GreenPort Cruise & Congress, Valencia, 16 - 19 October 2018 16.10.2018
Hamburg attends SEATRADE Cruise Med in Lisbon, 19-20 September 2018 19.09.2018
10% off for Ships with an ESI Index at the Port of Hamburg: The most successful index worldwide for the environmental performance of vessels 05.07.2018
Cruise Gate Hamburg at the IAPH World Port Conference 2018 11.05.2018
Looking back on Cruise Days 2017 - Catwalk for Cruise Ships 20.04.2018
Queen Mary 2 will be delayed 29.10.2017
Cruise Gate Hamburg presenting Case Study at the Seatrade Europe Conference 2017 03.08.2017
Seatrade Cruise Review: Editorial Article about Cruise Gate Hamburg in June 2017 issue 07.07.2017
Award for GREEN CRUISE PORT Project for promoting sustainable development of cruise port locations 19.06.2017
A unity of sound and light: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg launches “Mein Schiff 6” cruise liner 02.06.2017
CLIA 2017 Summit at Sea to set sail from Hamburg on Queen Elizabeth 10.05.2017
Cruise Destination Hamburg rings in the summer with two top-class events: HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY festival and first-time arrival of the MSC Preziosa 08.05.2017
Marking the Start of the Construction of a new Cruise Terminal: The first sod was turned at HafenCity 07.04.2017
Porthole Cruise Magazine interviews Sacha Rougier at Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 29.03.2017
Hamburg at the Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 10.03.2017
Inauguration Elbphilharmonie 11.01.2017
Rekord-breaking year 02.12.2016
Hamburg Cruise Days simultaneously with Seatrade 02.12.2016
CGH Team is growing and moved to a new location 02.12.2016
The 2017 Cruise Season – a Year of emotional Highlights 02.12.2016
Hamburg ranked Top Ten of the most liveable cities in the world 06.09.2016
Invitation: Happy Hour @ Seatrade Med 30.08.2016
Cruise Gate Hamburg welcomes AIDAprima 21.04.2016
Hamburg presents itself at the Seatrade Cruise Global 16.03.2016
Welcome to Hamburg: From 2017 Cruise Gate Hamburg will welcome Norwegian Cruise Line 26.01.2016
Review of the popular cruise days 2015: 570 000 visitors to watch the ships 26.01.2016
Cruise Terminals Hamburg : Pioneers in environmental protection 26.01.2016

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