Strengthening passenger shipping along the North Sea coast

Adler-Schiffe Company & Cassen Eils Establish Partnership

Copyright: Reederei Cassen Eils GmbH

Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) member Reederei Cassen Eils GmbH and Reederei Adler-Schiffe GmbH & Co. KG have joined forces and established Adler & Eils GmbH & CO. KG. The new excursion and ferry company launched its services on 1 March 2019 in Büsum. Through this new company, the maritime tourism portfolio of Büsum is going to be bundled and expanded. Expedition ship “FUNNY GIRL”, with a capacity for 800 passengers, will be offering trips to Heligoland starting 6 April. Previously, these were provided by “LADY OF BÜSUM” (480 passengers). To this end, a transfer ceremony shall be taking place on Heligoland on 6 April.

Peter Eesmann, general manager of Adler & Eils GmbH & Co. KG and of Reederei Cassen Eils GmbH, said: “We are maintaining an important seasonal excursion schedule and want to further strengthen Büsum’s role in tourism. In the future, the fact that only “FUNNY GIRL” will be travelling to Heligoland will conserve resources in many respects. It is absolutely a sensible approach, not just ecologically but also economically.”

Both Cassen Eils and Adler-Schiffe shipping companies have been decisive players in the North Sea coast expedition tourism sector since the 1950s. The general managers of the new companies are Peter Eesmann, general manager of Reederei Cassen Eils GmbH, and Sven Paulsen, general manager of Adler-Schiffe GmbH & Co. KG. The Cuxhaven portfolio of Cassen Eils will not be affected by the cooperation. As before,  the ship MS “HELGOLAND” will offer all-year-round trips to the high seas island of Heligoland from here.

Adler-Schiffe has been offering a fast connection between Cuxhaven and the island of Sylt since Juni 2018. The “ADLER CAT” can transport up to 200 passengers to the North Frisian island in around two hours and thus offers a stress-free alternative to the journey via road or rail.

The entire spectrum of trips and the schedule for ships leaving Büsum can be found in due course at the following website:


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