The CAP SAN DIEGO now anchors at the Überseebrücke quay in Hamburg and is a maritime monument open to visitors daily. All visitors are invited to discover the complete vessel: among other things the engine room, the bridge, several sailor´s quarters as well as the hatches! Since 2006 the former “White Swan of the South Atlantic”, the only seaworthy museum freighter in the world, has once again commenced day trips with up to 500 passengers on board. The passenger salons and the converted Hatch no. 3 are now open to the public for parties, conventions and events. Maritime specialities are provided by the on-board Bistro, which opens daily, and are also served at the Pool Bar in summer days.
Eight Passenger cabins and the Captain’s suite are also available for those wishing to spend the night in style on the Elbe rather than just at the Elbe. The captain’s cabin consists of a sleeping-room and a living-room plus a separate bathroom with bath tub and toilette: it is from 115 euros up to 122 euros for single use per night, it is possible to book a separate bed additional. The former passenger cabins are from 99 euros up to 109 euros for the double cabin and 78 euros up to 89 for the single cabins per night (all figures from 2013 – for actual figures please contact us or watch the Home Page). In all cabins you will find a jug of coffee and some snacks as well as WLAN for free. Breakfast is available in the Bistro – after notice a day in advance. Special exhibitions are presented in the loading hatches and a wide range of cultural events tops off the large number of attractions.
The permanent exhibition "A Suitcase Packed with Hope" is one of the highlights on board and can be visited during the opening hours. The exhibtion shows the life and hopes of people from Europe who immigrated to America in the years of 1834 until 1920. The ship is owned by the foundation “Hamburger Admiralität”, which is responsible for the preservation of the ship and her seaworthiness.
The CAP SAN DIEGO is operated by “CAP SAN DIEGO Betriebsgesellschaft mbH”
The catering company Hamburger Gastmahl cares for every culinaric need of the passengers on board and - last but not least: in addition to the regular crew of the operating company, a highly dedicated and enthusiastic group of about 45 volunteers keeps things running smoothly and makes sure the CAP SAN DIEGO remains an unique maritime symbol of Hamburg. Every Saturday and Sunday the Wireless Station is opened to the public where experienced operators will show the visitors how to use all the equipment.
Since 2015 there is an english audio guide version available on board.
An English Booklet containing a tour of the Ship is also available for you during the duration of your stay on board.