On board MS EUROPA from Sydney to Singapore

Inspiring Islands

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The Great Barrier Reef dazzles with colour, the reflections of Sydney’s landmarks twinkle in the water and the islands of Indonesia are full of colour – from the magnificent monument of Borobudur to the jewellery of Bali’s temple dancers. You will also find inspiration on board, in discussions with the Symposium at Sea experts. This cruise will light up your memories for years to come.


from Sydney to Singapore

Cruise dates:from 09.03.2014 to 31.03.2014 (23 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1405

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.

Highlights of this cruise

Highlights of this cruise

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: the temple complex of Borobudur*
  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage: Great Barrier Reef* and Komodo dragons*
  • The mud men from the highlands of Goroka*
  • Symposium at Sea – the floating university
  • Biologist Brigitte Fugger on board
  • Golf & Cruise with 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.

Itinerary

Sun, 09.03.2014

Scheduled flight Germany – Sydney

Mon, 10.03.2014

Sydney
Transfer to a first-class hotel, overnight stay with breakfast

Tue, 11.03.2014

Sydney
City tour, followed by embarkation on the EUROPA
Sydney/Australia, Departure 21.00 hrs

Sydney/Australia
What a great start to your cruise: on the pre-cruise programme*, discover Sydney and the magical Ayers Rock.

Wed, 12.03.2014

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 13.03.2014

Brisbane, 8.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Brisbane/Australia
In sunny Queensland, your first encounters with the animals of Australia await – visit the Lone Pine Park*, where with a bit of luck you will be able to see koala bears, kangaroos and wallabies. From the high plateau of Mount Tamborine*, you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of Australia’s Gold Coast and the guided tour through the GOMA* will open up lasting impressions.

Fri, 14.03.2014

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 15.03.2014

Hardy Reef, 7.30 hrs – 09.30 hrs
Fitzalan Anchorage, 13.00 hrs – 19.00 hrs

Hardy Reef/Great Barrier Reef/Australia
Just for a little while, exchange the EUROPA for a cruise on a catamaran*, which will take you snorkelling in the shallow waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Fitzalan Anchorage/Hamilton Island/Great Barrier Reef/Australia
The 74 islands and islets of the Whitsunday Islands make up a dream destination of white sandy beaches and thickly wooded hillsides. Relax and unwind at the beach or take a helicopter flight* over the picturesque island landscape.

Sun, 16.03.2014

Townsville, 8.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Townsville/Australia
A walk-in coral aquarium, the Great Barrier Reef Wonderland*, is the main attraction in this pretty “Garden City”. But this isn’t the only exciting encounter with nature that awaits your visit – at the Palmetum*, you can discover the flora of Australia or take a stroll through the impressive greenery of the Paluma Range National Park*.

Mon, 17.03.2014

Cairns, 7.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Cairns/Australia
Start the day with a walk through the lovely marina in this charming city on Trinity Bay. Or take a ride over the tropical rainforest on the longest cable car ride in the world to Kuranda*. Those who would like to find out more about the culture of the Aborigines will be impressed by their boomerang and spear-throwing skills in the Tjapukai Cultural Park*.

Tue, 18.03.2014

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 19.03.2014

Port Moresby, 6.00 hrs – 21.00 hrs

Port Moresby/Papua New Guinea
On the third-largest island state in the world, the landscape features high mountains and deep valleys – and in the rainforests, still today more than 700 tribes survive by hunting and gathering. Amongst the highlights of Papua New Guinea is a flight to the highlands of Goroka*, the home of the fascinating and once terrifying mudmen. Scented hibiscus flowers and colourful bougainvillea line the route on your tour of the capital city, Port Moresby,* followed by a visit to the national museum.

Thu, 20.03.2014
- Sat, 22.03.2014

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 23.03.2014

Tenau, 8.00 hrs – 14.00 hrs

Tenau/Timor/Indonesia
This small and undeveloped island boasts a variety of landscapes and is divided into the independent state of East Timor and the Indonesian West Timor. From the latter’s capital, your journey will take you through green hills, rugged bays and primal forests to the former capital of the Kingdom of Nai Rassi*, where you will get an insight into the simple lives of the inhabitants.

Mon, 24.03.2014

Komodo, 7.00 hrs – 14.00 hrs

Komodo/Indonesia
They lie in wait in the forests or sunbathe on the coast – around 1,700 Komodo dragons reign over these islands. Experienced rangers will accompany you through the Komodo National Park*, as you observe the largest reptiles in the world.

Tue, 25.03.2014

Benoa, 8.00 hrs – 18.30 hrs

Benoa/Bali/Indonesia
Idyllic white and black beaches, green rice terraces and people for whom hospitality is more important than anything else – this promises to be a colourful excursion*. Religion plays an important role in the lives of the Balinese and the Besakih Temple* is the island’s “mother of all temples”. The terraces on the slopes of the holy Gunung Agung volcano is where many religious groups live and offer wonderful views. Bali is also home to the temple dance, and a dance class* will give you the opportunity to learn the popular Legong dance for yourself.

Wed, 26.03.2014

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 27.03.2014

Semarang, 6.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Semarang/Java/Indonesia
This former Dutch settlement once protected the coastline and is now the largest port on the north coast of Java. Inland there is a wonderful religious monument, the Buddhist temple of Borobudur*. From the terraced pyramid with its many relief panels, you will be treated to a fantastic view over the surrounding countryside. You can also enjoy the views in peace on an old-fashioned steam train ride*.

Fri, 28.03.2014

Pulau Pantara, 12.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Pulau Pantara/Indonesia
Whether you prefer to be on dry land or in the water, this tiny idyllic island in the Java Sea is a heavenly place to spend the day. Snorkel in a fascinating underwater world, penetrate into the green island interior or enjoy an exotic cocktail on the white sandy beach.

Sat, 29.03.2014

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 30.03.2014

Singapore, Arrival 6.00 hrs
City tour, day room in a first-class hotel, evening transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

Singapore
Leave the EUROPA for your homeward journey, or immerse yourself in the magic of Cambodia and the Angkor Wat temple complex on our post-cruise programme*.

Mon, 31.03.2014

Ankunft in Deutschland

* 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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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: SYDNEY – CITY OF DREAMS ON THE WATER


PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: SYDNEY AND THE MAGICAL AYERS ROCK


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SINGAPORE – THE MULTICULTURAL CITY STATE

Symposium at sea

Our series of lectures on contemporary issues brings together

selected experts from the worlds of economics, society, politics and

culture on board the EUROPA, so that they can discuss the interesting

issues of our time with our guests. Find inspiration in lectures that

provide insights, background and views and look forward to some lively

discussions with well-known personalities amidst the stylish atmosphere

of the EUROPA.



Golf - Tee off on the very best greens

Play on the following greens during the EUR1405 cruise:

Thu 13 Mar Brisbane/Australia – Brookwater GC
Colourful

flowers and natural water hazards are what’s in store at the best

course in Queensland, which is also one of the top 30 golf courses in

Australia.

Sun 16 Mar Townsville/Australia – Townsville GC
The

oldest and most traditional golf club, which is situated on the

picturesque banks of the Ross River. The 27-hole course will delight

players of all handicaps.

Mon 17 Mar Cairns/Australia – Paradise Palms Resort & Country Club
Six

lakes, narrow greens and 94 bunkers in all make this amazing course

designed by Graham Marsh and Ross Watson a real challenge for golfers.

Thu 25 Mar Benoa/Indonesia – New Kuta GC
Situated

between the dazzling-white chalk cliffs and the blue horizon of the

Indian Ocean – this championship golf course is one of the best and most

challenging Asia has to offer.

Thu 27 Mar Semarang/Gombel Golf Semarang (additional course)
This

modern 18-hole course was developed in the midst of lush green

vegetation in collaboration with the designer Edwin Palmer. Four

international standard courses are available for you to play on.

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: 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 additional Golf & Cruise Terms and Conditions of Travel.