On board MS EUROPA from Vancouver to Acapulco

Sun-drenched days from Canada to Mexico

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The green city of Portland is a wonderfully relaxed place to start your cruise, just like some of the most beautiful parts of sunny California. Walk over the hills of San Francisco and enjoy the historic charm of San Diego. Mexico will also provide the perfect setting for some relaxing days – on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, tasting wine in Baja California, or on a stroll through atmospheric Acapulco.

from Vancouver to Acapulco

Cruise dates:from 01.06.2017 to 18.06.2017 (17 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1710

15 days cruise only from € 7,306 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from € 9,436 per person

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

Highlights of this cruise

  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites: Boca de la Sierra Biosphere Reserve*
  • Trip on the Columbia and Willamette rivers
  • Explore San Francisco in depth
  • The famous cliff divers of Acapulco*
  • New ports: Nanaimo/Vancouver Island/British Columbia/Canada, Monterey/California/USA, Ensenada/Mexico


Thu, 01.06.2017

Scheduled flight Germany – Vancouver
Transfer to embarkation point for the EUROPA
Vancouver/Canada, departure 0.00 hrs

Vancouver/British Columbia/Canada
Arrive a little earlier and experience the Rocky Mountains on a pre-cruise programme*, before being welcomed on board for an exceptional cruise.

Fri, 02.06.2017

Nanaimo/Vancouver Island, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

Nanaimo/Vancouver Island/British Columbia/Canada
The harbour promenade of the second largest city on Canada’s Vancouver Island in the Pacific is a charming place with plenty of shops and beautiful walks. Enjoy a beautiful view of the bay or learn more about what life used to be like on the island in the Nanaimo Museum*.

Sat, 03.06.2017

Portland/Oregon/USA, arrival 19.00 hrs

The EUROPA arrives in the state capital of Oregon via the Columbia and Willamette rivers. One of the special things about Portland is that it has over 32 breweries. Visit some of the best breweries* and taste some stouts, ambers and ales. Not far away are the steep banks and many waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge*: set out in the morning on a hike to enjoy the amazing sights.

Sun, 04.06.2017

Portland, departure 18.00 hrs

Mon, 05.06.2017

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 06.06.2017

San Francisco/California, arrival 12.00 hrs

San Francisco/California/USA
The EUROPA will stay overnight in the harbour of this cosmopolitan city, with the unforgettable sight of its legendary landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge*, welcoming you as you enter the bay. Explore the city’s diverse districts, such as lively Chinatown, the busy Financial District and the historic cultural and administrative district, Civic Center. With its picturesque setting on several hills, the city will reveal its fascinating panorama on a helicopter flight*. The mix of historic villas and modern architecture will really appeal to those who appreciate architecture: join us on a walking tour* of the city’s most beautiful buildings and enjoy a guided tour of the de Young museum designed by the architects Herzog & de Meuron.

Wed, 07.06.2017

San Francisco, departure 22.00 hrs

Thu, 08.06.2017

Monterey, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

Follow the call of a true legend: 17-Mile Drive* winds its way along the rocky coastline through romantic cypress groves and past wide, sandy beaches. You can find out about maritime life beneath the waves at the Monterey Bay Aquarium*, one of the biggest in the world.

Fri, 09.06.2017

San Diego, 14.00 – 0.00 hrs

San Diego/California/USA
Inviting beaches, city atmosphere and history: “American’s Finest City” appeals to visitors on all counts. Not far from the city’s modern centre, the Old Town and the Gaslamp Quarter* are kaleidoscopes of past Spanish settlements and the gold rush still today. Take your time visiting the quaint restaurants and shops.

Sat, 10.06.2017

Ensenada/Mexico, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs

Decked with palms, dunes and sandy beaches, this lively city with its colourful houses will welcome you to the Baja California peninsula. There are some great places to visit in the surrounding area as well – for example, wine tasting in Calafia Valley*, probably the best-known wine-growing region in Mexico.

Sun, 11.06.2017

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 12.06.2017

Cabo San Lucas, 8.00 – 13.30 hrs

Cabo San Lucas/Gulf of California/Mexico
Bizarre rock formations, barren desert, cacti – see Mexico as if straight from a picture book in Baja California. Not forgetting the idyllic sea, which entices you to take a boat trip* to the El Arco arch in the rocks. If you are looking for adventure, visit the Boca de la Sierra Biosphere Reserve*. A secured zip line will take you over ravines and river beds.

Tue, 13.06.2017

Puerto Vallarta, 9.00 – 19.00 hrs

Puerto Vallarta/Mexico
Kilometre-long beaches make this former fishing village a popular seaside resort. Walk through the narrow cobbled streets of the old town* and visit the main church and the town hall. Or travel inland to see the traditional Mexican way of life in San Sebastian*.

Wed, 14.06.2017

Manzanillo, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

The city was named by the conquistador Hernán Cortés as he came across so many chamomile bushes (manzanilla in Spanish) here. This typically Mexican city was the starting point for many important expeditions. Your own explorations will take you to Cuyutlan*, where you can visit a museum with a salt cellar as well as the turtle sanctuary*.

Thu, 15.06.2017

Acapulco, arrival 14.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board

Sunshine and joie de vivre are what the charm of Acapulco is all about. You can see one of the undisputed highlights on a city tour*: in Quebrada Bay, the brave Clavadistas dive off a 35 m high cliff into a bay just 5 m wide. If you are looking for peace and quiet, visit the Coyuca Lagoon*. Here you can explore the lush flora and fauna and take a long walk along the beach. After one last night on board, you will fly to Mexico City and leave for home the next day. Or discover the highlights of Mexico City on a post-cruise programme*.

Fri, 16.06.2017

Transfer to scheduled flight to Mexico City
Transfer to a first-class hotel, overnight stay with breakfast

Sat, 17.06.2017

Mexico City
City tour with lunch
followed by scheduled flight to Frankfurt

Sun, 18.06.2017

Arrival in Frankfurt

* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.  

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Price specials

Attractive combination discount of up to € 1,400

Combine cruises EUR1709 and EUR1710 and save € 900 or EUR1710 and EUR1711 and save € 1,400.

Please note that our cruises are conducted in German.

¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a suite in category 1 to 6, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number at the time of embarkation on board (limited allotment).

More travel information can be found in the General Information section.

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: