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:


Let's ask the experts... that´s the guiding principle for a series of Exhibitor Case Studies conducted by Seatrade Europe.

In accordance to this motto, Cruise Gate Hamburg has been interviewed, too - and gave insights on Hamburg´s approach to sustainable cruise tourism as well as its thoughts on the industry as a whole. 

Find out more about it, read the case study.

Case Study |  Cruise Gate Hamburg | © Seatrade Cruise 2019

It has been announced today by AIDA Cruises that all cruises out of Hamburg with AIDAnova cannot take place due to delivery issues.

With AIDAnova, AIDA Cruises has commissioned a ship that does not only comply with the usual high AIDA quality standards, but also inspires their guests with a wide range of innovations in many product areas.
Today, AIDA Cruises has informed all guests and sales partners about the itinerary change and, of course, provides alternative travel options with AIDAnova or from our diverse range of vacation offers.

International Cruise Summit 2018  is coming up - taking place 27th & 28th November in Madrid.

Cruise Gate Hamburg´s managing director, Sacha Rougier, will contribute her cruise expertise and professional know-how to the annual summit.

2018 proved to be another highly satisfying cruise season for Cruise Gate Hamburg GmbH (CGH). The operator of Hamburg’s three terminals expects cruise travel in the city to continue to grow sharply. In 2018, CGH recorded 220 calls and probably over 915,000 passengers (2017: 198 calls, 813,000 passengers). The figures exceed the 880,000 passengers originally projected for this season. From 2015 to 2018, the growth rate jumped by 76%. 

Sustainable development of cruise tourism

Cruise Gate Hamburg attended the 14th GreenPort Cruise & Congress, hosted by The Port of Valencia from October 16 to 19, 2018.

News Archive

Title Post date
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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