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On-shore power plant at Kiel’s Ostseekai officially inaugurated. After a successful integration test, “AIDAsol” will be connected in regular operation

Shore power connection box (PORT OF KIEL)  (June 2021)An important step for climate protection in the port of Kiel. At the Ostseekai, the Minister of Economics, Transport, Labour and Technology and Tourism of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, Dr Bernd Buchholz and Kiel’s Lord Mayor, Dr Ulf Kämpfer, officially commissioned one of the most powerful on-shore power plants in Europe together with the CEO of the Costa Group, Michael Thamm and Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director at the PORT OF KIEL. (more…)

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TUI Cancels Kiel Cruise Program

Mein Schiff 1 at Kiel (Photo Stephen Gergs)Citing a directive from local goverment authorities, TUI Cruises is cancelling its remaining 2020 cruise program from Kiel with the Mein Schiff 1, which was sailing cruises to nowhere, featuring all sea days. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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MSC Cruises Inaugurates Newly Equipped Co-branded Terminal And Announces Extended Partnership With The Port Of Kiel

MSC Cruises today (27 April 2019) inaugurated a newly equipped co-branded terminal and a dedicated berth at the Port of Kiel. As MSC Meraviglia marked her maiden call to Kiel, senior leaders of MSC Cruises and the Port gathered to renew their long-term partnership and agreed to ramp up the Company’s homeporting operations. (more…)

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Cruise season kick-off in the port of Kiel

Ostseekai Cruise Terminal at the Port of KielThe call by the cruise vessel “AIDAcara” on Sunday, 7th April, marks the beginning of Kiel’s cruise season 2019. Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director at PORT OF KIEL (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG): “The upcoming cruise season will be very exciting and we will welcome a lot of new ships to Kiel. (more…)

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Foundation stone ceremony for second Ostseekai terminal building – Port of Kiel expands cruise passenger handling capacities

The building construction of the second Ostseekai terminal building for cruise passengers is about to start. Kiel’s Lord Mayor Dr Ulf Kämpfer, Town Councillor for Urban Development Doris Grondke, PORT OF KIEL Managing Director Dr Dirk Claus as well as the architects Christoph Roselius and Ralf Dieter Ladwig jointly laid the foundation for the new building on 27th November. (more…)

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Over 40 years of partnership between Costa Crociere and Port of Kiel

This Sunday, (02/09), Kiel says goodbye to the Costa Pacifica cruise vessel for this year’s season. To mark the over 40 years of partnership between the shipping company, the city and the port, Hans-Werner Tovar, City President, Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director PORT OF KIEL, Captain Paolo Viscafè and Dr Jörg Rudolph, General Manager Costa Germany, unveiled a bronze plate on Kiel’s Walk of Cruise Ships at the Ostseekai Terminal. (more…)

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AIDA Cruises, the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Federal State capital Kiel and Seaport of Kiel: Groundbreaking partnership for sustainable cruise tourism in Schleswig-Holstein

The Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Federal State capital Kiel, the Seaport of Kiel and the Costa Group came together on Thursday, April 26, 2018, aboard the cruise ship “AIDAluna” to set out the ways in which they will be stepping up their existing collaboration. (more…)

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Kiel expects 168 cruise ship visits in 2018

Ostseekai Cruise Terminal at the Port of KielLast year Kiel was visited on 143 separate occasions (147 in 2016) by 29 different cruise ships with a total gross tonnage of more than 10 million – an increase of 7.5 % over the previous year. For the first time ever more than half a million travellers boarded or left cruise ships in 2017 – 513,500 to be exact, an increase of 6 %. (more…)

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