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MS EUROPA - from Auckland to Sydney
Cruise EUR1500
16.08.2018 - 16.08.2018 (0 days)
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A festive season amidst magnificent scenery

from Auckland to Sydney

Cruise EUR1500

16.08.2018 - 16.08.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    Hollywood found inspiration in the country's green hills - this is where Tolkien's Middle Earth is brought to life. The Abel Tasman National Park, with rainforests stretching right down to the shore, also looks like something out of a film set. The beauty of the fjords is intoxicating - you will feel like you are dreaming when the EUROPA glides through the deep blue waters between steep cliffs. As a grand finale, Sydney is captivating with its magnificent sights to make it a truly great start to the year.


    Family
    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.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Highlights of your cruise:

    • UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites: Mount Cook National Park* and  Fjordland National Park*
    • Discover New Zealand on active tours*
    • On the TranzAlpine train* to Arthur’s Pass
    • Cruising in the Doubtful & Thompson Sound and Milford Sound
    • Christmas and New Year gala on board
    • On board: Peter Kraus and Marc Secara
    • New port: Port Golden Bay (Tarakohe)/New Zealand

    * 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.

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    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Scheduled flight Frankfurt– Singapore

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Singapore
    Connecting flight to Auckland

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Auckland
    Transfer to embarkation on the EUROPA
    Auckland/New Zealand, 21.00 hrs departure

    Auckland/New Zealand
    Enjoy our pre-cruise programme* at the exclusive Huka Lodge – Hideaway at Lake Taupo.

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Mount Maunganui (Tauranga), 8.00 – 24.00 hrs

    Mount Maunganui (Tauranga)/New Zealand
    The natural landscape around the port in the Bay of Plenty is amazing. Bubbling sources and geysers fling water up into the air and are the main attractions in the Rotorua thermal centre*. Mount Maunganui* is now officially known by its Maori name Mauoa. On a walk* through the Waimangu Valley, you can enjoy the greenery and the fantastic views over the bay. Or explore The Shire from Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" - part of the trilogy was filmed in Matamata.

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Cruising around White Island

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Napier, 7.00 - 18.00 hrs

    Napier/New Zealand
    Following the 1931 earthquake, one of the most beautiful Art Deco cities in the world* emerged from the ruins. Hawke's Bay is also the oldest wine-growing region in the country and you can visit some vineyards* here to taste some first-class wines. A tour by all-terrain bus will take you to Cape Kidnappers*. This is home to an enormous gannet colony, which you can observe from the cape.

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Wellington, 8.00 - 14.00 hrs

    Wellington/New Zealand
    From Mount Victoria you will have a wonderful view of New Zealand's capital city. And you can get to know Wellington* much better at the Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum. The Zealandia nature reserve* provides a sanctuary for native species of bird and small animals threatened with extinction. Here you can get an insight into 1,000 years of New Zealand's natural history.

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Port Golden Bay (Tarakohe), 8.00 - 19.00 hrs
    Kaiteriteri, 22.30 hrs arrival

    Port Golden Bay (Tarakohe)/New Zealand
    Go ashore in the place where James Cook dropped anchor and walk along the beautiful beaches of Golden Bay.  Perhaps you would also like to take a swim in the ocean.

    Kaiteriteri/New Zealand
    This charming resort is situated at the edge of a tropical paradise. The Abel Tasman National Park* is captivating with its picturesque beaches and green rainforest - it is perfect for discovering on foot*, by kayak* or by helicopter*.

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Kaiteriteri, 10.00 hrs departure
    Nelson, 12.30 - 20.00 hrs

    Nelson/New Zealand
    Many artists and soul-searchers are attracted to this colourful resort on Tasman Bay, which you can get to know on a diverse walking tour*.

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Picton, 7.00 - 17.30 hrs

    Picton/New Zealand
    The head of the majestic Queen Charlotte Sound offers some amazing opportunities for enjoying the impressive landscape - walk along the Queen Charlotte track*, explore the natural landscape from the water by kayak* or fly over the inimitable Marlborough Sound by helicopter*.

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Lyttelton (Christchurch), 8.00 - 18.00 hrs

    Lyttelton (Christchurch)/New Zealand
    This little port on the South Island is the perfect starting point to explore the green countryside - the TranzAlpine train* will take you up to Arthur’s Pass. Or you can set out on an off-road adventure* on tussock buggies over the hills and through the Waimakariri Gorge. A jet boat will take you along the Waimakariri River back to the Canterbury Plains.

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Timaru, 8.00 - 18.00 hrs

    Timaru/New Zealand
    From the port in South Canterbury, the route takes you up to Mount Cook – New Zealand's highest mountain*. On the way, you will be able to admire Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki. Find out about sheep shearing on a typical sheep farm*. Following refreshments of tea and cakes, you can walk through the historic centre of Omaru*.

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Port Chalmers, 8.00 - 18.00 hrs

    Port Chalmers/New Zealand
    This little port is the gateway to the wild Taieri Gorge - for this is the destination on a wonderful train ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway* past farmland and forests and over cast-iron viaducts. A boat will take you to the Otago Peninsula*. This is home to the enormous royal albatross and rare yellow-eyed penguins.

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Stewart Island, 7.00 - 14.00 hrs

    Stewart Island/New Zealand
    Many miles of footpaths cross the countryside of this sparsely populated island, which is home to New Zealand's national symbol, the Kiwi. The island is a lush green paradise, which you can discover at your own pace.

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Cruising in the Doubtful & Thompson Sound
    Cruising in the Milford Sound

    Doubtful & Thompson Sound/Milford Sound/New Zealand
    A day spent peacefully cruising through the sea - glide on the EUROPA through the quiet beauty of New Zealand's fjords.

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Sydney/Australia, 7.00 hrs arrival
    Overnight stay on board

    Sydney/Australia
    Explore the oldest and largest city in Australia on a tour* including a visit to the famous Opera House – or take off for a helicopter flight* over the coast, beaches and Harbour Bridge. Following an overnight stay on board, it will be time to begin your journey home. Unless you want to get to know Sydney – city of dreams on the water better on our post-cruise programme*.

    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Sydney
    Boat trip through the harbour,
    Transfer to scheduled flight to Frankfurt

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    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 16.08.2018

    Arrival in Frankfurt

    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: AUCKLAND - CITY OF SAILS
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME C: HUKA LODGE - HIDEAWAY AT LAKE TAUPO
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SYDNEY - CITY OF DREAMS ON THE WATER
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: SYDNEY AND THE MAGICAL AYERS ROCK

    * 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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    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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