More and more Germans are taking cruises. In Hamburg alone, over 500,000 passengers checked in for a holiday at sea last year - setting a new record. The city is planning on building another terminal for cruise liners.
In 2013, after a refugee ship sank off the coast of Lampedusa, killing hundreds of people, the Italian island became synonymous worldwide with the global refugee crisis. Now after a slump, tourists have begun returning.
Shortly before midnight a woman fell from the Norwegian Star cruise liner into Croatian waters. But she managed to survive until rescuers found her the next morning, 10 hours later.
Montenegro's medieval walled city of Kotor, an Adriatic seaport cradled in a spectacular fjord-like bay, has survived centuries of weather and warfare. Now it is facing a different kind of assault.
Take a tour of Bremen and you’ll enjoy maritime flair on the North Sea and discover a historic Hanseatic city.
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