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MS EUROPA - from Mexico City to Acapulco
Cruise EUR1401
15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018 (0 days)
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The legacy of the Maya

from Mexico City to Acapulco

Cruise EUR1401

15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    Deep in the jungle lie the ancient cities of the mystical Maya civilisation. Marvel at the ancient architecture of the pyramids of Chichén Itzá and the temple complex at Tikal. The colonial era has also left its mark in the New World. The magnificent streets of Cartagena are testament to the city’s former glory. Witness a lively cultural heritage, immerse yourself in a diverse range of spellbinding experiences and be won over by the Latin American way of life, which will also charge the atmosphere on board at night.


    Golf
    World Tour
    Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.

    Price specials - Attractive combination bonus up to € 8,500

    Save € 8,500 by combining cruises EUR1401 to EUR1406; save € 2,800 by combining cruises EUR1400 to EUR1402; save € 1,500 by combining cruises EUR1401 and EUR1402; and save € 1,600 by combining cruises EUR1402 and EUR1403.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Highlights of this cruise

    • UNESCO World Heritage sites: the ruins of Chichén Itzá* and Copan*, the historic centre of Cartagena*, Tikal National park* and the baroque colonial architecture of Antigua*
    • Daytime transit through the Panama Canal
    • Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben on board
    • Latin American themed nights on board
    • South American authors – readings on board
    • Caribbean gold – rum tasting on board
    • Golf & Cruise with our extensive golf package*

    * These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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    Your ship - MS EUROPA

    Your most beautiful yacht in the world

    Travelling to the world's most beautiful destinations on board the EUROPA will be an experience in itself: whether you're shaking the captain's hand or going to a dazzling gala evening, enjoy the traditional luxury of a classic cruise in the company of a small group of no more than 400 guests. You can look forward to the highest service and gastronomy standards, which have already been awarded the rating of 5-stars-plus for the eighteenth time in a row by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018. You can always rely on our German-speaking crew who, with their discreet attentiveness and eye for detail, will be happy to fulfil your individual wishes.

    Come on board the EUROPA, home of the extraordinary. Dive into a world of moving experiences and exclusive moments. See where state-of-the-art comfort and luxurious cruise traditions meet.

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    Your suites on MS EUROPA

    Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) Suite with a panorama window
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Visually divided living and sleeping area
    • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar
    Veranda Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Visually divided living and sleeping area
    • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar
    • Some suites can be booked with connecting doors
    Veranda Suite, barrier-free
    • Barrier-free suite with veranda
    • German-speaking 24-hour service
    • Living area and sleeping area with height-adjustable bed
    • Bathroom with walk-in, barrier-free shower and height-adjustable vanity
    • Wardrobe with sliding doors
    • Free minibar
    Spa Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) SPA Suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Includes SPA pamper package
    • Bathroom with natural light, ocean view
    • Hydrotherapy shower and whirlpool bath
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar (incl. a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Penthouse Deluxe Suite
    • 45 m² (484 ft²) Penthouse Deluxe Suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour butler service
    • Private atmosphere on Deck 10
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Bathroom with underfloor heating, two washbasins, shower and whirlpool bath
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar (incl. a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Penthouse Grand Suite
    • 85 m2 (915 sq ft) Penthouse Grand Suite with a spacious, partly covered veranda featuring a Dedon sofa island
    • Separate living and sleeping area
    • Inviting dining area with a dining table for up to six people
    • Bathroom with heated floor, two washbasins, a floor-level shower, a whirlpool bath and a private sauna; separate guest toilet
    • Spacious walk-in wardrobe
    • 24-hour butler service
    • Free mini bar (incl.  a selection of high-quality spirits)

    At anchor - If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tenders or Zodiacs.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Scheduled flight Germany – Mexico City
    Transfer to a first-class hotel, overnight stay with breakfast

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Mexico City
    Transfer to flight to Merida
    Transfer to Progreso for embarkation on the EUROPA

    Progreso/Mexico
    Experience the land of the Mayas in the pre-cruise programme.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Progreso/Mexico, Departure 2.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Playa del Carmen, 6.00 hrs – 8.00 hrs
    Cozumel, 10.00 hrs – 20.00 hrs

    Playa del Carmen/Mexico
    Enjoy the good life on the white sands or follow in the footsteps of the mystical Mayas to the Ruins of Chichén Itzá*. The echo off the pyramids of Kukulcán rings out for hundreds of metres around. The Mayan city of Tulum* stands above the turquoise blue sea. It isn’t far from here to the Xel-Ha Lagoon*. This is a true paradise, where you can simply relax in the shallow waters.

     

    Cozumel/Mexico Jacques Cousteau raved about this island as a diver’s dream. Go snorkelling in the colourful underwater world or dive straight into the lively seafront at San Miguel.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Belize, 12.00 hrs – 19.00 hrs

    Belize/Belize
    With its colourful mix of historic charm and modern way of life, the region has been an important trading centre ever since the time of the Mayas. In Altun Ha*, they established a flourishing city some 3,000 years ago and its ruins are still impressive today. You can safely follow in the tracks of the inhabitants of the dense rainforest in the Zoological Gardens*, where jaguars, ocelots and pumas can be found.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Puerto Cortes, 7.00 hrs – 22.00 hrs

    Puerto Cortes/Honduras
    The land of the Mayas and the Ruins of Copan*, which were once home to 20,000 people, lie deep in the tropical rainforest. The Hieroglyphic Stairway is testament to the history of a lost civilisation – with more than 2,200 characters, it is the most remarkable written text left behind by the Mayas. Much more recent is the San Fernando de Omoa Fortress*, which served the Spanish colonials as a stronghold against pirates.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Cartagena, 8.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

    Cartagena/Colombia
    The best way to explore this colonial gem in style is to take a carriage ride through the restored historic centre*. This former trading centre defied its enemies for centuries with its substantial walls and powerful fortresses such as San Felipe de Barajas. Now there are enticing little shops in the arcades of the former military establishment. Far away from the hustle and bustle of the city is the little fishing village of La Boquilla*, which you will reach at the end of an enchanting journey by typical wooden canoe through the labyrinth of the mangroves.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    El Porvenir, 12.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

    El Porvenir (San Blas)/Panama
    Get to know the Kuna people and allow yourself to be inspired by this traditional village community. Molas, traditional sewn panels in colourful cotton fabrics, on the blouses of the Kuna women are famous far beyond the islands of the archipelago.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Bocas del Toro, 8.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs

    Bocas del Toro/Panama
    Here you will find plenty of Caribbean charm. Immerse yourself in the peaceful lives of the villagers or spend the day relaxing on the beach.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Daytime transit through the Panama Canal

    Daytime transit through the Panama Canal
    One of the most important sea passages in the world, this route through the jungle has only existed for about a hundred years – a truly unforgettable seafaring experience.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Puntarenas, 7.00 hrs – 19.00 hrs

    Puntarenas/Costa Rica
    About a quarter of the country is protected – and rightly so. If you want to discover the dazzling bird life, you must penetrate deep into the diverse flora and fauna of the mangroves* by boat. Get an unusual perspective on a Canopy tour*, where you can swing safely from tree to tree. Somewhat more comfortable, yet just as breathtaking, is a walk along the 42 m high suspension bridge*, which stretches across the treetops.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    San Juan del Sur, 7.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

    San Juan del Sur/Nicaragua
    Inland you will find an attraction that used to be known as the “burning mountain” – the Masaya Volcano National Park*. The Santiago crater is one of the few craters in the world to form a lava lake. Granada*, with its pretty baroque- and Renaissance-style buildings, spreads along the shores of Lake Nicaragua.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Acajutla, 13.00 hrs – 20.00 hrs

    Acajutla/El Salvador
    The smallest country in Central America is home to the impressive Cerro Verde National Park*, which stretches along the picturesque Coatepeque Lake. It is not just the nature that you will find impressive – take a stroll through the pretty, narrow streets of colonial Santa Ana*, and you will be enchanted by the pastel-coloured facades.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Puerto Quetzal, 6.00 hrs – 19.00 hrs

    Puerto Quetzal/Guatemala
    You will take a flight to the ancient site of the Maya civilisation, Tikal*.  Its magnificent temples, stelae and palaces have outlasted the people who built them by thousands of years. Another site of cultural heritage is Antigua*, which has maintained its charm as a colonial capital city – you can almost imagine coming across the Spanish conquistadores in the shadows of Antigua’s baroque churches.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Acapulco/Mexico, Arrival 7.00 hrs
    Journey through the countryside to Mexico City including lunch, evening scheduled flight to Germany

    Acapulco/Mexico
    Enjoy your last impressions of the country on a journey back to the capital city. Or stay on for a little longer and discover the highlights of Mexico City on our post-cruise programme*.

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Arrival in Germany

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes for your trip

    The following programmes can be booked.

    Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
    For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

    Following programmes we offer in German:

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: HIGHLIGHTS OF MEXICO CITY
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: THE LAND OF THE MAYAS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: HIGHLIGHTS OF MEXICO CITY
    HOTEL LANDHAUS WACHTELHOF: 2-DAY CRUISE ARRANGEMENT “ATLANTIC“

    * These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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    Golf - Tee off on the very best greens

    Play on the following greens during the EUR1401 cruise:

    Wed 8 Jan Playa del Carmen – Cozumel Country Club
    This

    first-class golf course set amongst the mangroves and rainforests will

    fulfil the highest of standards. Designed by legendary golf course

    designer Jack Nicklaus, you can look forward to a special kind of

    sporting experience with views over the Caribbean Sea.

    Mon 13 Jan Cartagena/Columbia – Club Campestre de Cartagena
    Opened in 1993, this is one of the most popular golf clubs in the country and has hosted many international tournaments.

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    Play on the following greens during the EUR1401 cruise:

    Wed 8 Jan Playa del Carmen – Cozumel Country Club
    This

    first-class golf course set amongst the mangroves and rainforests will

    fulfil the highest of standards. Designed by legendary golf course

    designer Jack Nicklaus, you can look forward to a special kind of

    sporting experience with views over the Caribbean Sea.

    Mon 13 Jan Cartagena/Columbia – Club Campestre de Cartagena
    Opened in 1993, this is one of the most popular golf clubs in the country and has hosted many international tournaments.

    Sat 18 Jan Puntarenas, Costa Rica – La Iguana Golf Resort
    More

    than 140 colourful species of birds will be watching your game on this

    championship course, which is set right in the middle of the tropical

    rainforest and has fabulous views over the turquoise-blue sea.

    Tue 21 Jan Puerto Quetzal – Fuego Maya GC
    A

    spectacular 18-hole course with fantastic views across the surrounding

    mountains, and on a clear day you can see the majestic volcanic cone.

    The ancient laws of the Mayan calendar were taken into account in the

    design of the course, which features truly challenging canyons and

    bunker.

    The EUROPA golf package can only be reserved with a cruise and as

    stated as a package before the start of the cruise. Minimum number of

    participants is ten people. If the minimum number of participants is not

    reached, cancellation will occur no later than four weeks prior to

    cruise departure. Please refer to our Information and the additional Golf & Cruise Terms and Conditions of Travel.

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    PGA golf pro Stefan Quirmbach
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    MS EUROPA - Your Most Beautiful Yacht In The World

    The EUROPA

    Travelling to the world's most beautiful destinations on board the EUROPA will be an experience in itself: whether you're shaking the captain's hand or going to a dazzling gala evening, enjoy the traditional luxury of a classic cruise in the company of a small group of no more than 400 guests. You can look forward to the highest service and gastronomy standards, which have already been awarded the rating of 5-stars-plus for the eighteenth time in a row by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018. You can always rely on our German-speaking crew who, with their discreet attentiveness and eye for detail, will be happy to fulfil your individual wishes.

    Come on board the EUROPA, home of the extraordinary. Dive into a world of moving experiences and exclusive moments. See where state-of-the-art comfort and luxurious cruise traditions meet.

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    Suiten

    A home away from home: Every suite is inviting – just like an elegant home, but at sea. Each is equipped with all the facilities you would expect, and designed so that you have plenty of space to yourself. What’s more, the view changes every day.

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    Restaurants

    Culinary perfection: Our chefs serve up masterful creations in four restaurants, from classic dishes to uncharted culinary waters. On selected cruises, they will even accept a little assistance - but only from the best in the field, of course. The stars of the culinary world, recipients of Michelin stars or Gault et Millau chef hats, dazzle with distinctive creations and deliver taste sensations that you will rave about for a long time afterwards.

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    Bars

    To see out the day in style: Five bars promise hours of pleasant relaxation and are the perfect location to see out any day in wonderful style. They are also popular locations for a few of the events that we organise for you on every cruise.

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    SPA & Fitness

    You alone decide how many and what type of physical challenges you want to set yourself. Perhaps you would like to discover something new, take up an old activity again or simply improve your stamina. If you wish, you can ask the personal trainer to help you put together a fitness programme that is tailored precisely to your physical condition and your personal goals. Then you can choose whether to work out alone or in a group – and set off for breathtaking experiences along the coasts of the world with new energy.

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    Entertainment

    Top-class entertainment awaits you on the stages on board. Enjoy concerts and performances by famous artists, face-to-face and in a personal setting. We welcome renowned stars of classical music on board on many of our cruises. Enjoy high-calibre big-band music, the finest dance music, musical melodies and elegant lounge music as well as all types of cabaret artists, readings and theatrical pieces. Exclusive events and selected special cruise formats guarantee unforgettable moments and promise a truly special entertainment programme.

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