On board MS EUROPA from Travemuende to Hamburg

Europe’s Beautiful Diversity

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Charming cafes welcome you to the colourful backdrop of Copenhagen’s trendy districts. The mighty London Eye looms over the capital city. Gabled roofs are reflected in the waters of Amsterdam’s romantic canals. With their picturesque sights, the cosmopolitan cities of Europe are simply waiting to be discovered. Some unique highlights also await on board, when the EUROPA is turned into a stage: look forward to the Ocean Sun Festival, a unique event in which the voices of international classical singing stars will resound.


from Travemuende to Hamburg

Cruise dates:from 31.08.2014 to 13.09.2014 (14 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1419

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

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Highlights of this cruise

Highlights of this cruise:

  • Discover the capital cities of Europe
  • Rouen*, Honfleur*, Giverny* – delightful places in Normandy
  • Canal trip – Amsterdam from the water*
  • Ocean Sun Festival – the classical music festival at sea
  • Golf & Cruise voyage with extensive golf package*
  • Architecture expert Stephan Börries on board

* 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, 31.08.2014

Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
Kiel, departure 19.00 hrs

Kiel
Discover the city’s galleries and enjoy the view of the Elbe: explore Hamburg at your leisure* before joining us on board in Kiel.

Mon, 01.09.2014

Copenhagen, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Copenhagen/Denmark
A stroll through the trendy district of Nyhavn, a visit to the royal palaces* or a peaceful canal trip* – this royal city has plenty to offer. At the modern Opera House*, you can completely devote yourself to art, whilst enjoying the fantastic views over the harbour.

Tue, 02.09.2014

Göteborg, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Göteborg/Sweden
This lively university city is waiting to be discovered on a city tour*. The Masthuggskyrkan* church is enchanting with its magnificent altar and wonderful views. See the local flora for yourself in the Botanical Gardens* or enjoy the idyllic countryside on a trip along the west coast*.

 

TEENS' EXCURSION: Want to explore the rainforest in Scandinavia? You can do it in the Universeum* in Goeteborg. Become budding researchers and prepare for some fascinating discoveries!

Wed, 03.09.2014

Oslo, 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

Oslo/Norway
Discover the green city on a city tour* and take a walk through the Vigeland Park*. A vast collection of sculptures symbolises the human life cycle. A visit to the Bygdöy* museum island will take you back to the times of the mighty Norsemen. At the Viking Ship Museum, you can marvel at two genuine original ships, the Gokstad and the Oseberg, dating back to the 9th century. Take a look back at the history of this great seafaring nation.

Thu, 04.09.2014

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 05.09.2014

Greenwich (London), arrival 22.30 hrs


Sat, 06.09.2014

Greenwich (London)

Greenwich (London)/England/Great Britain
This friendly area of London is the ideal starting point for discovery tours of London*. The panoramic trip* will take you across Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace and then on to Big Ben. Life is a little more peaceful in the cathedral city of Canterbury*, where half-timbered houses, the cathedral and the Buttermarket provide the historic backdrop. Those who prefer to stay in beautiful Greenwich* can pay a visit to the Old Royal Naval College or stand astride the Meridian Line.

 

FAMILY EXCURSION: The sky´s the limit on Europe´s biggest Ferris wheel! Climb aboard the glass capsules of the London Eye* and look down on the city stretching out beneath you, from a height of 135 metres. What a view!

Sun, 07.09.2014

Greenwich (London), departure 11.00 hrs

Mon, 08.09.2014

Honfleur, 8.30 – 24.00 hrs

Honfleur/France
Monet, Renoir and many other artists used to wander the narrow streets of Honfleur*, one of the prettiest towns in Normandy. Explore the picturesque historical town on foot or stroll along the seafront promenade of the elegant resort of Deauville*. The rural Pays d’Auge* with its pastures, apple orchards and half-timbered houses is the home of cider and Calvados. You can sample this local speciality for yourself at a distillery.

Tue, 09.09.2014

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 10.09.2014

Antwerp, 2.00 – 17.00 hrs

Antwerp/Belgium
In this Flemish port city, you will be tempted by diamonds, fashion and art. Walk through the Grote Markt with its impressive town hall or admire the art collection in the former home of Rubens. Romantic Bruges* will captivate visitors with its medieval architecture, a canal trip and a sculpture by Michelangelo in the Church of Our Lady. A walking tour around Ghent* takes you to see magnificent historical buildings as well as some sweet temptations: indeed, the world-famous Belgian chocolates are not to be missed.

 

CHILDREN'S EXCURSION: Antwerp Zoo* is a real treat, and there´s so  much to see! We visit the penguins and elephants and watch the monkeys play and frolic.

Thu, 11.09.2014

Amsterdam, arrival 8.00 hrs

Amsterdam/Netherlands
Make the most of your time in this multicultural capital to walk through the historic streets or admire the typical gabled houses from the water on a canal trip*. The region is also well known for its decorative Delft tiles – a visit to a faience workshop will offer you the opportunity to design your own porcelain. The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the famous Dutch master, housing the largest collection of Van Gogh’s works in the world with around 600 art works.

Fri, 12.09.2014

Amsterdam, departure 8.00 hrs

Sat, 13.09.2014

Hamburg, arrival 7.00 hrs
Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

Hamburg/Germany
Leave the EUROPA to start your journey home – or explore the beautiful city of Hamburg individually*.

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:

EXTEND YOUR STAY - HAMBURG INDIVIDUALLY

Family cruise

Prepare for a smorgasbord of delights in some of Europe´s most exciting cities! From fairy-tale encounters in Copenhagen´s port to the shopping heaven that is London, there´s something for everyone. Or what about a dash of savoir-vivre in France´s elegant seaside resorts? Sweet treats and the magic of the canals await you during your time in Antwerp and Amsterdam. The variety is endless!

You can find details on trips for children, teens and families in the itineraries for the individual ports.


Ocean Sun Festival

Leading classical musicians come together on the EUROPA: the Ocean

Sun Festival celebrates classical music and is held every year out on

the open sea. The best chamber music performers, famous opera singers,

virtuoso musicians and well-known conductors create a unique composition

of music and the sea, and give you the unparalleled pleasure of

experiencing world-class stars up close and personal in the intimate

surroundings of our ship. And that is not all: the artists also

transform a number of hand-picked venues on shore into concert halls

with their masterful performances.

At this year’s Ocean Sun Festival, you can look forward to performances by a variety of young stars:

The young pianist Alexander Krichel, who received the prestigious ECHO Klassik music award "Newcomer of the Year", thrilled critics and listeners alike with his debut album "Frühlingsnacht".





Highly regarded both nationally and internationally, violist Nils Mönkemeyer has already graced all of Europe’s most important stages and holds a professorship at the Munich university of music and performing arts.




Soprano Anna Prohaska has been praised for her performances at the Salzburg Festival and Milan’s Teatro alla Scala opera house and is considered one of the most talented young singers of our time.




The David Orlowsky Trio received the ECHO Klassik award in the category "classical music without boundaries". They describe their high-calibre and progressive musical style as "chamber world music".




Latvia’s Lauma Skride is as respected a piano soloist as she is a chamber musician and makes regular guest appearances with renowned ensembles such as the Hamburg symphony orchestra and the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra.




Come on board – and be enchanted.


Ocean Sun Festival

Leading classical musicians come together on the EUROPA: the Ocean

Sun Festival celebrates classical music and is held every year out on

the open sea. The best chamber music performers, famous opera singers,

virtuoso musicians and well-known conductors create a unique composition

of music and the sea, and give you the unparalleled pleasure of

experiencing world-class stars up close and personal in the intimate

surroundings of our ship. And that is not all: the artists also

transform a number of hand-picked venues on shore into concert halls

with their masterful performances.

At this year’s Ocean Sun Festival, you can look forward to performances by a variety of young stars:

The young pianist Alexander Krichel, who received the prestigious ECHO Klassik music award "Newcomer of the Year", thrilled critics and listeners alike with his debut album "Frühlingsnacht".





Highly regarded both nationally and internationally, violist Nils Mönkemeyer has already graced all of Europe’s most important stages and holds a professorship at the Munich university of music and performing arts.




Soprano Anna Prohaska has been praised for her performances at the Salzburg Festival and Milan’s Teatro alla Scala opera house and is considered one of the most talented young singers of our time.




The David Orlowsky Trio received the ECHO Klassik award in the category "classical music without boundaries". They describe their high-calibre and progressive musical style as "chamber world music".




Latvia’s Lauma Skride is as respected a piano soloist as she is a chamber musician and makes regular guest appearances with renowned ensembles such as the Hamburg symphony orchestra and the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra.




Come on board – and be enchanted.