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MS EUROPA - from Colon to Progreso

A time for Caribbean 'joie de vivre' and Cuban fire

MS EUROPA - from Colon to Progreso
Cruise EUR1725
04.12.2017 - 20.12.2017 (17 days)
from € 7.990 from CHF 9‘588 from $ 9.590 from £ 5.840
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04.12.2017 - 20.12.2017
from € 7.990 from CHF 9‘588 from $ 9.590 from £ 5.840

A time for Caribbean 'joie de vivre' and Cuban fire

MS EUROPA - from Colon to Progreso

from 7,990 €

Cruise EUR1725

04.12.2017 - 20.12.2017

17 days (16 days cruise only)

    A different way to spend Advent. Enjoy the sun glistening over the blue lagoons of Jamaica and take the time for intense discoveries of a truly unique Caribbean gem: Cuba.


    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 - Extended fun

    Combine this cruise with EUR1800 and save € 1,800 per person (applies to categories 1 – 11).

    The highlights of this cruise

    The sea air during a day at sea will get you in the mood for the Caribbean way of life. At the foot of the Sierra Nevada in Colombia, the seafront promenade in the charming city of SANTA MARTA is a diverse place to start your holiday. Those who fancy devoting themselves to doing sweet nothing on the beaches of JAMAICA will find plenty of idyllic opportunities along the island’s northern coast. Near OCHO RIOS yet more distractions await you: the natural terraces of the Dunn’s River Falls* descend over 185 m (606 ft) down to the beach and are the perfect place to take a dip. One name is inextricably linked with the Caribbean island: Bob Marley was born in the village of Nine Miles, and still today you can listen to his musical genius in the bars. The beaches around the port town of PORT ANTONIO are well known. “More beautiful than any woman I have ever seen” is how Errol Flynn described the place and dozens of stars followed him to the exclusive bays – not far away is where “The Blue Lagoon” was filmed.

    To allow you to get to know the legendary island state of CUBA, the EUROPA will cruise along the southern and northern coasts and stay in three of the most famous cities overnight. In SANTIAGO DE CUBA, proud Cubans meet up at the Parque Cespedes for a chat. The cathedral, city hall and Casa de Diego Velazquez, built in 1516, line the charming square – a view that you can really enjoy as you sip a Cuba libre in the foyer bar at the Casa Granda. The reputation of HAVANA, Cuba’s magnificent capital, precedes it. In fact, it’s hard to resist the nostalgic charm of “La Habana”: whether you follow in Hemingway’s footsteps* to the Bodeguita del Medio or take a walk along the Malecon – everywhere you go, you can really feel the history of this remarkable city, from the Spanish colonial period to the 1950s.

    As night falls in Havana, you will start to hear the “son cubano” music – playing on street corners, from open windows and of course at the city’s many bars. The scent of cigar smoke will entice you to explore the western part of Cuba. In the Vinales valley*, the dark-red earth, bizarre cone karst rocks and endless tobacco plantations make for a unique panorama. On a day at the beach at MARIA LA GORDA, you can continue your holiday in the shade of the palm trees. Further, you will visit CIENFUEGOS: the art deco colonnades make it easy to get an impression of the former riches, and the nearby colonial town of Trinidad* has the sugar barons to thank for its architectural heritage of cobbled streets and colourful houses. After a relaxed day at sea, you have to say goodbye in PROGRESO.

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

     

     

    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 or are equipped for use by disabled guests
    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
    Monday, 04.12.2017

    Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Panama City
    Transfer to Colon for embarkation

    Monday, 04.12.2017

    Colon/Panama, departure 23.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 05.12.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 06.12.2017

    Santa Marta/Colombia, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

    Thursday, 07.12.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 08.12.2017

    Ocho Rios/Jamaica, 8.00 – 0.00 hrs

    Saturday, 09.12.2017

    Port Antonio/Jamaica, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Sunday, 10.12.2017

    Santiago de Cuba/Cuba, arrival 8.00 hrs

    Monday, 11.12.2017

    Santiago de Cuba/Cuba, departure 17.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 12.12.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 13.12.2017

    Punta Frances/Isla de la Juventud/Cuba , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Thursday, 14.12.2017

    Havana/Cuba, arrival 13.00 hrs

    Friday, 15.12.2017

    Havana/Cuba

    Saturday, 16.12.2017

    Havana/Cuba, departure 17.00 hrs

    Sunday, 17.12.2017

    Maria La Gorda/Cuba , 9.00 – 15.00 hrs

    Monday, 18.12.2017

    Cienfuegos/Cuba , arrival 8.00 - 17.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 19.12.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 20.12.2017

    Progreso/Mexico, arrival 6.00 hrs

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 03.08.2017

    Transfer to Merida for flight to Frankfurt via Mexico City

    Thursday, 21.12.2017

    Arrival in Frankfurt

    Pre & Post-Program 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:

    Guided Pre and Post-Programs

    Our proven pre and post programs cover a wide range of excursions and experiences and are accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. For all travelers who like to share experiences in a group of like-minded people.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: PANAMA CITY AND THE PANAMA CANAL
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: THE MANY FACETS OF PANAMA
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MEXICO CITY
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: MEXICO CITY AND TEOTIHUACAN

    Your individual Travel arrangements

    Our travel concierge will be pleased to tailor exclusive travel arrangements to your wishes. From trendy design hotels to luxury beach resorts to insider tips for the most exciting metropolises - exclusive recommendations can be found here and at www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Your travel concierge is available to you before traveling and on board.

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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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    Fitness & Wellness

    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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