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MS EUROPA - from Hamburg to Kiel
Cruise EUR1512
19.08.2018 - 19.08.2018 (18 days)
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In the glow of the midnight sun

from Hamburg to Kiel

Cruise EUR1512

19.08.2018 - 19.08.2018

18 days (0 days cruise only)

    Rushing waterfalls, dark-green fjord landscapes, idyllic skerry islands – Norway’s coastline extends for about 2,500 kilometres and delights at every point with breathtaking natural experiences. The rugged archipelago of Lofoten is a remote world of its own where fishermen pursue their traditional everyday lives and are happy to let you try some dried stockfish. Accompany the EUROPA right up to the dream destination of the North Cape, and make your fairy-tale Nordic holiday come true.

    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

    • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Bryggen, the old town of Bergen*
    • UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Geirangerfjord
    • Lofoten, remote islands in the Norwegian Sea
    • Visit to North Cape*
    • Between Norway and Russia: the borderland around Kirkenes
    • Travelling on the famous Flam railway*
    • Homage to Edvard Grieg – chamber music on board
    • New port: Kirkenes/Norway

     

     

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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.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Individual arrival
    Hamburg, departure 20.00 hrs

    Hamburg
    Start your cruise by exploring the pretty city of Hamburg at your own pace*.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Eidfjord/Norway, 12.00 – 23.00 hrs

    Eidfjord/Norway
    What a wonderful view: experience the natural beauty of Norway as you kayak* on Eidfjord Lake. Or set off to the Hardangervidda Nature Centre* and, while out and about, enjoy the view of the mighty Voeringsfossen waterfall.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Bergen, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Bergen/Norway
    Behind a charming skerry landscape, the one-time capital of Norway welcomes you to take a walk through the old part of Bergen*. A magnificent view of the landscape is revealed on a hike* up the local mountain Floeyen, which you can comfortably scale using the cog railway.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Molde/Moldefjord, 8.00 – 13.00 hrs
    Andalsnes/Romsdalsfjord, 14.30 – 19.00 hrs

    Molde/Moldefjord/Norway
    A scenic journey to Andalsnes* takes you right into the heart of the magical far north. Fjord and fjell accompany you to Trollstigheimen and along the famous serpentines of Trollstig road down towards Isterdal. Or do you fancy a hike*? The old Varde path was even trodden by Kaiser Wilhelm I.

    Andalsnes/Romsdalsfjord/Norway
    A relaxed afternoon: meander through the little spot at the mouth of the Rauma in the Romsdalsfjord.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Trondheim, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

    Trondheim/Norway
    Lively Trondheim* is an important place for Norway’s monarchy: all royal coronation ceremonies until 1906 were held at Nidaros Cathedral. For music, continue to Ringve Museum* – which houses musical instruments from all the eras and regions on this planet.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Leknes/Lofoten, 12.00 – 20.00 hrs

    Leknes/Lofoten/Norway
    Rugged mountains, drying locations for stockfish and red, wooden houses: succumb to the charm of Lofoten. One of the best-preserved villages is idyllic Nusfjord*. Gain insights into the long fishing tradition in Sund*. Or do you want to do something really exciting? Take a fast-paced rigid inflatable boat trip* along the coast.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Svolvaer/Lofoten, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs
    Cruising in Trollfjord, approx. 17.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Svolvaer/Lofoten/Norway
    From the small Lofoten metropolis, you continue to Henningsvaer*. This unspoilt fishing village will amaze you with wonderful pieces of art at Lofotens Hus, a gallery with works by northern Norwegian painters.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Passage to North Cape, approx. 17.00 hrs
    Skarsvag, 18.00 – 0.00 hrs

    Skarsvag/Norway
    Experience one of the dream destinations on this planet: at the North Cape Plateau* on a clear evening, you will have a fantastic view of the Arctic Ocean.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Kirkenes, 14.00 – 20.00 hrs

    Kirkenes/Norway
    On a riverboat safari to the Norwegian–Russian border*, you visit the Boris Gleb Church. Untiring sledge dogs accompany you on the Husky tour*, and you can walk with the animals through the region’s wonderful natural landscapes.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Hammerfest, 12.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Hammerfest/Norway
    A wonderful view of the northernmost city in Europe awaits you at a viewing point on Salen. The Meridian Column from 1854 is also worth a visit, and at the Royal Polar Bear Club, you can become a lifelong member.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Tromsoe, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Tromsoe/Norway
    Many Arctic expeditions began at the “Gateway to the Arctic Ocean”. Today the polar museum is a reminder of these days, and at the experience centre Polaria*, you can walk through a simulated snowstorm. Travelling by rigid inflatable boat* and with a bit of luck, you will see musk oxen, seals and seabirds.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Geiranger/Geirangerfjord, 8.00 – 13.00 hrs
    Hellesylt/Sunnylvenfjord, 14.30 – 18.00 hrs

    Geiranger/Geirangerfjord/Norway
    Passing rushing waterfalls, the EUROPA carries you through Norway’s famous fjord. Ashore, fantastic fjords, mountains and glaciers await you en route to Hellesylt* or the expansive view from the 1,500-metre-high Dalsnibba*. Kayaking* through the Geirangerfjord – an unforgettable natural delight.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Vik/Sognefjord, 9.00 – 11.00 hrs
    Flam/Aurlandsfjord, 13.30 – 20.00 hrs

    Vik/Sognefjord/Norway
    Leave the EUROPA for an impressive overland excursion* through fjord landscape to Flam*. You will visit the 12th century Hopperstad stave church, see the pretty Raundal Valley from the Bergen-Oslo railway and take a seat on the Flam Railway, Europe’s steepest normal-gauge railway.

    Flam/Aurlandsfjord/Norway
    All aboard! The Flam Railway* will take you on its steep track past waterfalls and heavenly scenery to Vatnahalsen. Continue on foot, on a walk through the picturesque Flam Valley.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Oslo, arrival 8.00 hrs

    Oslo/Norway
    Oslo’s* key sights include the Royal Palace, the ski-jumping hill Holmenkollen and the inspirational Vigeland Park. On the museum island of Bygdoey*, you will follow in the footsteps of the Vikings and their ships, marvel at the transportation of Thor Heyerdahl and the polar vessel Fram. In the evening, the dress code is a poncho and gloves when you visit Icebar*.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Oslo, departure 6.00 hrs

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

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

    Kiel
    Extend your cruise and explore the Hanseatic City of Hamburg at your own pace*.

    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:

    EXTENSION – HAMBURG AT YOUR OWN PACE
    HOTEL LANDHAUS WACHTELHOF: 2-DAY "ATLANTIC“ ARRANGEMENT

    * The shore excursions are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. 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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