History: 1954 - 1969
The new Steubenhoeft is opened on May 17th with the dispatching of the "Italia" to New York. The newly founded Hamburg-Amerika-Line starts its trans-Atlantic service in 1958 with the "Hanseatic". The ship, also known by the name of the "Hamburg Beauty", burns in New York in 1966.
By the time the first airline flights to New York come of age the rise in air traffic spells the eventual demise of ocean liner travel. Despite cruise packages and marine tourism, the magnificent ocean giants prove to be unprofitable prestige objects worldwide.
On August 15th the new "Hanseatic" pulled up anchor for the last time in the last route to New York, ending the era of trans-Atlantic travel out of Cuxhaven.