The MSC Virtuosa was the first cruise ship to dock in Hamburg in 2023.
The MSC Virtuosa arrived in Hamburg on January 1, 2023, marking the beginning of this year’s cruise season.
From January 8 to January 29, the ship will set course for the Canary Islands for three weeks. The ship will make calls in Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Lisbon, Cadiz and Casablanca followed by visits to the Atlantic islands of Madeira, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. On the way back to Hamburg, the MSC Virtuosa will call in La Coruna and Southampton.
The MSC Virtuosa will make several calls in Hamburg before April 16 turning around in the German port.
In the summer of 2023, the cruise ship will then depart from Southampton, England for Norway or southern Europe.
The MSC Euribia will then take over the trips to Hamburg from the MSC Virtuosa. In the summer of 2023, it will depart from Kiel and head to the Norwegian fjords. Throughout the 2023/2024 season, the MSC Euribia will return to Hamburg on a weekly basis.
The Port of Hamburg is expecting around 280 calls from cruise ships in 2023. The highlights in the port are the port birthday from May 5 to 7, 2023, and the Cruise Days from September 8 to 10, 2023.