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MS EUROPA - from Kiel to Reykjavik
Cruise EUR1515
19.08.2018 - 19.08.2018 (11 days)
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Between fjords and volcanoes

from Kiel to Reykjavik

Cruise EUR1515

19.08.2018 - 19.08.2018

11 days (0 days cruise only)

    Copenhagen welcomes you with a royal start to your cruise before you travel deep into Norway’s fjords and enjoy the view of the breathtaking scenery from Pulpit Rock. At the heart of the tranquil archipelago, you reach the charming Hanseatic city of Bergen. Continue following the call of nature and be surprised by green islands and histories reaching as far back as the Stone Age. Geysers and volcanoes characterise the magnificent country of Iceland – the destination of your cruise is one of Europe’s most remote worlds.


    Family
    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 discount € 550

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    € 550.

    The highlights of this cruise

    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Hanseatic quarter of Bryggen*, Ring of Brodgar*, Neolithic sites in the Orkney Islands* and Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park*
    • The two most beautiful royal residences in Denmark – Rosenborg Castle* and Christiansborg Palace*
    • Celtic groups of islands in the far north – Shetland, Orkney and Faroe Islands
    • Literary salon on board

     

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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
    Kiel, departure 18.00 hrs

    Kiel
    Stroll through galleries or walk barefoot on the sands of the Elbe: enjoy Hamburg at your own pace* before joining us on board in Kiel.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Copenhagen/Denmark, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

    Copenhagen/Denmark
    Spend your time in the charming Danish metropolis that is entirely influenced by the monarchy, and experience royal Copenhagen*. In the fairy-tale-like Rosenborg Castle, you can see the royal collection, which includes paintings and the crown jewels. Christiansborg Palace was the former residence of the royal family­ and now houses the parliament. Or take a boat ­trip* and then delight in a visit to famous Tivoli* with its very special blend of nostalgia and thrills.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Oslo/Norway, arrival 8.00 hrs

    Oslo/Norway
    One of the greenest cities of Europe fascinates with its architecture, parks, museums and cafes. See the royal palace and walk through Vigeland Park on a city tour*. This park is home to a monumental collection of nearly 200 sculptures bequeathed by the sculptor Gustav Vigeland. You will continue on a boat trip* which takes you to the beautiful Bunnefjord. On a traditional sailing ship, you sail past summer houses and hidden bays and enjoy a delicious crab buffet. In the evening, you will be welcomed to Icebar*.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Oslo, departure 8.00 hrs

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Stavanger, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Stavanger/Norway
    With its idyllic white, wooden houses and a nearly 900-year-old cathedral, you will be instantly enchanted with the European Capital of Culture for 2008. A boat trip through the magnificent Lysefjord* takes you to Pulpit’s Rock, a nearly 600-metre-steep towering rock with a breathtaking viewing platform. One of the deepest underwater tunnels in the world takes you to the island of Mosteroy. There, the medieval Utstein Monastery* is captivating in its picturesque location.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Bergen, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Bergen/Norway
    The second largest city in the country has preserved its cultural heritage well: on a panoramic trip*, you will see the new and old Bergen with Bryggen, the Hanseatic quarter. The composer Edvard Grieg lived with his wife in Troldhaugen*. Listen to his work at a piano recital and then visit the little Fantoft stave church*.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Lerwick/Shetland Islands/Great Britain, 9.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Lerwick/Shetland Islands/Great Britain
    The foundations of the largest town on the mainland were laid by Dutch herring fishermen in the 17th century. The Jarlshof excavation site* impressively reveals that the green hills were populated as far back as the Stone Age. Learn more about the fascinating history of this remote world on a walk* through the capital of the Shetland Islands.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Kirkwall/Orkney Islands, 7.00 – 16.00 hrs

    Kirkwall/Orkney Islands/Great Britain
    A total of 77 islands lie just off the northern tip of Scotland – a cosmos of endless horizons, steep cliffs and bizarre cliffs, which has been populated by people for centuries.­ The historic treasures of Orkney* include the Neolithic Ring of Brodgar and the Stone Age village of Skara Brae*. The majestic Balfour Castle* with its turrets and domes is on the neighbouring island of Shapinsay. The living accommodation and ancestral portrait gallery grant you insights into the life of the Balfours. On no account must you miss out on a sip of Orkney’s “national drink”: The Highland Park Whisky Distillery* invites you to a tasting.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Torshavn/Faroe Islands, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Torshavn/Faroe Islands
    Irish monks were probably the first settlers to take up residence on this remote natural paradise in the North Atlantic. Around the year?800 CE, the Vikings arrived and founded the small village Kvivik*. In the village of Kollafjördur* on the fjord of the same name, another historical legacy dominates: a genuine Faroese wooden church from 1837. Passing little mountain lakes and rugged pastures, you are taken on a hike to the columnar basalt formations of Streymoy Sill*. In the picturesque little village of Leynar, you will marvel at the hand-hewn salmon ladder.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Reykjavik/Iceland, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Reykjavik/Iceland
    From the northernmost capital in the world, you travel to the Golden Circle*: Marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, the hissing geysers and Thingvellir National Park in which one of the first parliaments in the world sat as far back as the year 930 CE. On a flight over fire and ice*, you will be witness to equally unique and unforgettable sights. Horse lovers especially should not miss out on a ride on the strong island horses* through the rolling hills. After one last overnight stay on the EUROPA, you leave the cosmopolitan capital city for your journey home – or stay on for the post-cruise programme* and experience the natural beauty of Iceland.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Reykjavik
    Transfer to Keflavik for scheduled flight to 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:

    EXTENSION – HAMBURG AT YOUR OWN PACE
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: REYKJAVIK AND ICELAND’S GOLDEN CIRCLE
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: NATURAL BEAUTY OF ICELAND
    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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    Family Cruise

    On this family cruise, your loved ones will have their very own on-shore programme. Experienced supervisors ensure that special kids’ and teens’ excursions provide an exciting way to explore new places for all junior cruise passengers aged 4 and up. Naturally, we also offer family excursions* tailored to let you and your children explore together. Back on board, the children and their supervisors complete their eventful day by eating together in the Lido Café. If required, a babysitter* can look after your little ones afterwards. To allow you to sleep... Read more

    On this family cruise, your loved ones will have their very own on-shore programme. Experienced supervisors ensure that special kids’ and teens’ excursions provide an exciting way to explore new places for all junior cruise passengers aged 4 and up. Naturally, we also offer family excursions* tailored to let you and your children explore together. Back on board, the children and their supervisors complete their eventful day by eating together in the Lido Café. If required, a babysitter* can look after your little ones afterwards. To allow you to sleep in peace, we also offer a lie-in service on days at sea: nannies will pick up your children at 8.00 hrs and take them for breakfast. And on days with shore excursions, adjusted supervision times allow you to take part in excursions* without your children.

    Details of kids’, teens’ and family excursions can be found in the itinerary under the respective ports.

    * Subject to a charge.

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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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