Corporate History

The MS "Hanseblick" on the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal.


Founding of FRS Portgual, a new harbor round tour in Lisbon, at the beginning of the year. The services include River Cruises during the day and a special Sunset Cruise in the evening.



Acquisition of the FRS Elbferry that crosses the Elbe, making it a great shortcut to Hamburg.

FRS World Logo.


Rebranding process of the corporate branding and renaming of Förde Reederei Seetouristik GmbH & Co. KG into FRS GmbH & Co. KG.

The Skane Jet at high speed in front of the chalk cliffs.


Founding of the new ferry connection FRS Baltic between Sweden and Germany. The former rail ferry route had grown historically under the name "Königslinie".

MS Volcan del Teide.


Start of the long distance connection between the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands under the brand FRS Iberia.

MS Kleine Freiheit in Hamburg.


Start of operation of the sightseeing tour between Hamburg St. Pauli Landungsbrücken and Blankenese with MS Kleine Freiheit.

HSC San Gwann in the Caribbean.


Acquisition of Clipper Navigation, Inc. in Seattle (USA) and Victoria (Canada).

Start of operations on route betweeen Miami (USA) and Bimini (Bahamas) with the HSC San Gwann under the brand FRS Caribbean.

Norddeutsche Binnenreederei Logo


Providing solar-powered catamaran for the Volkswagen Autostadt under the flag of NDBR GmbH in Wolfsburg.

Hanse Jet aerial view


HSC Hanse Jet is put into service as the first high-speed craft vessel under German flag: The first ship worldwide to comply with the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft (HSC Code).

Weisse Flotte logo


Acquisition of the Weiße Flotte GmbH in Stralsund.

FRS World Logo


Foundation of the joint venture Förde Reederei Seetouristik GmbH & Co. KG.

Wappen von Hamburg


Acquisition of the Wappen von Hamburg, Germany's largest day passenger vessel.

Start of Hamburg - Heligoland service.

KG Seetouristik Flag


Foundation of KG Seetouristik (now Seetouristik Beteiligungs GmbH).

Pile of white folders.


Foundation of Förde-Reederei GmbH as successor of FEDG.

Steamship Alexandra


Launching of steam ship Alexandra.

Flensburg-Ekensunder Dampfschiffgesellschaft Logo


Foundation of the Flensburg-Ekensunder Dampfschiffgesellschaft (FEDG).