She is the world’s largest civilian museum ship. Her elegant silhouette is part of Hamburg’s harbor panorama, as are the Speicherstadt and the Michel. Tourists love it, its own crew, 45 retired volunteers, keeps it in good shape with a lot of commitment and at least once a year it says: “Cast off and the CAP SAN DIEGO sails on the Elbe to Cuxhaven or through the Kiel Canal to Kiel.
The CAP SAN DIEGO is the last surviving ship in a series of six fast general cargo freighters built in 1961/62 for the Hamburg Süd shipping company, and it usually sailed to South America until the end of 1981. In 1988 Hamburg’s unique maritime monument has been converted into a museum ship and can be visited daily from 10-18 o’clock from bridge to hatch and from heart to head. In addition, the freighter currently exhibits the documentation “A suitcase full of hope – Hamburg port of emigration” engages in the fate of emigrants between 1850 and 1930. And in Ladeluke 2 you will find the permanent exhibition “General cargo and container handling” – on 11 large display boards, the history of seaworthy freight traffic from 1960 to the present day is comprehensibly and vividly documented with a great deal of historical and current pictorial material and explanatory texts. Readings, concerts and temporary exhibitions round off the cultural program on board.
The on-board bistro offers maritime flair, specialties, and refreshments. The CAP SAN DIEGO is not only a living museum ship, it also offers a beautiful setting for corporate and private parties, seminars and lectures, as well as cultural events in the salons, in hatch 4 (a total of around 300 square meters for up to 180 people, with light and sound system, e- grand piano, screen and beamer) and an original party, event and concert room for up to 500 guests in hatch 3. You can also spend the night on board in one of the originally preserved four single and four double passenger cabins. The Cap San Diego has a high ropes course and an escape game on board. Both can also be booked exclusively for events.
CAP SAN DIEGO
Tel. 040-36 42 09
Fax 040-36 25 28
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