A quick alternative to car and train

New ferry service launched between Cuxhaven and Sylt

Adler Cat. ©Michael_Magulski

The new passenger ferry service between Cuxhaven and Sylt was opened on 30 June 2018. From now on, tourists and day-trippers will, on weekends, be able to travel from Cuxhaven to the North-Friesian island of Sylt in roughly two hours. Ferry operator Adler-Schiffe makes this possible by employing its high-speed catamaran “Adler Cat”, which sports seats for 220 people on two decks. For its maiden voyage, the vessel was fully booked for many days in advance.

“Those who have travelled to Sylt via land know just how long this journey can take, given traffic jams and train delays. The new ferry connection gives people a true alternative for trips to Sylt which is fast and hassle-free. This is also beneficial for Cuxhaven from a touristic standpoint, since the new connection gives local guests a new exciting day-trip opportunity,” said Juliane Nissen-Hünding, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Adler-Schiffe.

The ferry will operate until 28 October 2018, originating at Cuxhaven’s ferry pier “Alte Liebe” and arriving at Sylt’s port of Hörnum with departures at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The return trip is at 4:45 p.m. from Sylt. The 30 metres long and 10.6 metres wide catamaran has a two-metre draft and is equipped with a bow-fender, enabling fast mooring and un-mooring operations. When booking, guests are able to freely pick their favourite seat selection. If the service is received well, the shipping company suggested it would consider expanding next years’ schedule.

From Mondays to Thursdays, the catamaran runs the route from Föhr, Amrum and Sylt to Helgoland. On Fridays, it travels to that destination from the North Sea Island Norderney.

Further information on www.adler-schiffe.de

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