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MS EUROPA - from Hamburg to Nice

A rendezvous with art and cuisine

MS EUROPA - from Hamburg to Nice
Cruise EUR1820
11.09.2018 - 26.09.2018 (15 days)
from € 6.641 from CHF 7‘969 from $ 7.638 from £ 5.653
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from € 6.641 from CHF 7‘969 from $ 7.638 from £ 5.653

A rendezvous with art and cuisine

from Hamburg to Nice

from 6,641 €

Cruise EUR1820

11.09.2018 - 26.09.2018

15 days (15 days cruise only)

    The table will be set to celebrate the 19th-birthday cruise of the EUROPA: explore France’s fun-loving cities with all your senses and take plenty of time to get to know the cultural diversity of metropolises such as Lisbon and Valencia.


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    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

    Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise EUR1821 and save € 700 per person (applies to categories 1 – 11).

    The highlights of this cruise

    Set out from Hamburg for the west coast of France on the Atlantic. Spend a relaxing day at sea before heading ashore to enjoy the (literally) picturesque sights of Normandy: HONFLEUR is situated on the mouth of the Seine and has inspired artists including Boudin and Monet. Spend a few hours in the restaurants and galleries in Enclos, a delightfully labyrinthine district dating back to the 13th century. The medieval fortifications of ST. MALO will seem imposing at first glance the following morning, yet they open onto an equally inviting old town. Lovers of antiquities and local specialities should absolutely not miss out on taking a stroll around. The monastic island of Mont Saint-Michel* towers over a bay to the east. The wonder of the western world has been enthralling pilgrims for centuries with relics believed to belong to the archangel Michael.

    The Iberian Peninsula is the home of the great seafaring nations. Portugal prides itself on its explorers and has immortalised them in LISBON with the Padrao dos Descobrimentos on the banks of the Tagus. Today, its modern diversity and nostalgic charms make the capital city a special experience in its own right. The melodies of fado echo through the narrow streets in the evening – the Portuguese say that you have to try it yourself, so take the opportunity and follow your curiosity. One of the most beautiful ways to find out more about the history of Spain is a walk through MALAGA, for instance to the Castillo de Gibralfaro.

    Besides a breathtaking view of the coast you will find the Alcazaba fortress of the Moors, which is often referred affectionately to as the “little Alhambra”. The “true” Alhambra* is close to Granada and houses extensive gardens, bubbling fountains and the fantastically decorated chambers of the Nasrid emirs. The EUROPA will also stay overnight in VALENCIA. Spend the day visiting its numerous sights including the Gothic architecture of the silk exchange, the Moorish elements of the old town and the futuristic City of Arts & Sciences. Yet do not miss the night life in the Barrio del Carmen district in the evening.

    The picturesque town of SÉTE will welcome you back to the French coast. Surrounded by water and divided by canals, it deserves its nickname “little Venice”. Even now, the inhabitants of this laid-back town are largely dependent on fishing and if you visit the market you can try traditional freshly caught specialities. Montpellier* will welcome you with its bustling, happy lifestyle. The people here know how to enjoy the famous French concept of savoir-vivre in the historical setting of this modern university city. The rural paradise of Provence awaits you in the vicinity of TOULON whilst the international jet set love to converge on the Cote d’Azur*. Taking in the view of the harbour over a cafe au lait in Quai Jean Jaures is the perfect way to bring your cruise to an end before you set off for home in Nice the next morning.

    * 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.

    Golf course - You stop at the world's best and most beautiful greens and are overseen by a PGA golf professional.

    Tuesday, 11.09.2018

    Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
    Hamburg/Germany, departure 18.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 12.09.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 13.09.2018

    Honfleur/France , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Friday, 14.09.2018

    St. Malo/France , 8.00 – 18.30 hrs

    Saturday, 15.09.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 16.09.2018

    Gijon/Spain, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Monday, 17.09.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 18.09.2018

    Lisbon/Portugal , arrival 8.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 19.09.2018

    Lisbon/Portugal, departure 7.00 hrs

    Thursday, 20.09.2018

    Malaga/Spain , 8.00 – 0.00 hrs

    Friday, 21.09.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 22.09.2018

    Valencia/Spain , arrival 8.00 hrs

    Sunday, 23.09.2018

    Valencia/Spain, departure 8.00 hrs

    Monday, 24.09.2018

    Sete/France, 8.00 – 22.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 25.09.2018

    Toulon/France , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 26.09.2018

    Nice/France, arrival 6.15 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 26.09.2018

    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

    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.

    MORE TIME IN HAMBURG

    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.

    INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT – COTE D’AZUR

    = at anchor
    = golf course

    You can look forward to the following programme:

    Wolfgang Köhler, jazz pianist

    Wolfgang Köhler was born 1960 on a farm in Hofgeismar near Kassel. With 8 years he started taking classical pianolessons and later became interested in Jazz. From 1978 to 81 he was member of the band „Just friends“ that toured Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including serveral festivalperformances... Read more

    Wolfgang Köhler was born 1960 on a farm in Hofgeismar near Kassel. With 8 years he started taking classical pianolessons and later became interested in Jazz. From 1978 to 81 he was member of the band „Just friends“ that toured Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including serveral festivalperformances and recordings. The band´s musical director , Allan Praskin (altosaxophone) influenced him long lasting, Mr.Köhler moved to Berlin in 1980 to study at the HdK Berlin and privately with Walter Norris. The nationally and internationally renowned Pianist collaborated with a lot of great musicians and orchestras such as: Herb Geller, Benny Bailey, Till Brönner, the RIAS Big Band,Jiggs Whigham, the NDR Big Band, Ack van Rooyen, The Berliner Philharmoniker. He also worked as arranger for several musical shows (f.e. for Marianne Rosenberg), composer (filmmusic, classical compositions) and since 1999 teaches as a professor for Jazz Piano at the Jazz Institute Berlin.

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    Ispasión, show-ensemble

    Ispasión is a uniquely attractive and spirited show ensemble which specialises in flamenco, tango and show entertainment. Ispasion was established in 2008 by the Spanish artists Laura Fernández and Daniel Orellana. Since then they have put down their roots in Berlin, although they also live in Jerez... Read more

    Ispasión is a uniquely attractive and spirited show ensemble which specialises in flamenco, tango and show entertainment. Ispasion was established in 2008 by the Spanish artists Laura Fernández and Daniel Orellana. Since then they have put down their roots in Berlin, although they also live in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain and perform at all types of events in Europe and around the world. Ispasion casts a new, innovative light on the concept of Spanish stagecraft. Ispasion has worked with international companies, ensembles and top artists including José Carreras, the Gipsy Kings, Joaquín Cortés, Pina Bausch, the Spanish National Ballet, Sony International, Hilton International and many others. The professionalism of the performers combined with impressive choreography and an exquisite selection of costumes and music that is sure to captivate you make Ispasion something unique and exclusive. Their style is unconventional and their energy boundless.

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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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    Experience the most beautiful golf courses with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

    On our exclusive Golf & Cruise voyages we have reserved the best greens for you in advance and put together attractive basic packages.

    Basic package: 5 courses
    € 1,590 per person

    Additional course:
    El Bosque Country Club
    € 180 per person

    Golf cruise

    Thu 13.09 HONFLEUR – DEAUVILLE SAINT-GATIEN GOLF CLUB
    You will be met by extremely large greens once you overcome the rather narrow fairways of this 27-hole course. Situated in the French countryside, this course integrates harmoniously into the otherwise agricultural landscape. The terrain of the course is therefore straight and level. This course promises a highly diverse golfing experience for players of all handicaps.

    Fri 14.09 ST. MALO – SAINT MALO GOLF CLUB
    This course is one of the most attractive in Brittany. The fairways fit into the original landscape in a unique way. The 18-hole course features natural bodies of water, solid granite and centuries-old trees. On the way, you will be playing on long, undulating fairways with some fast greens, which makes the course especially challenging.

    Tue 18.09 LISBON – PENHA LONGA GOLF CLUB
    Its aura extends far beyond Europe. One of the top courses in Europe is on the itinerary. This typical resort course presents a tough yet fair challenge to players of all handicaps. The course gives every player a chance – they just have to embrace its peculiarities. It is a very harmonious course that makes the best possible use of the natural landscape. There are good reasons for this course being chosen to host the Portugal Open on several grand occasions.

    Thu 20.09 MALAGA – SANTANA GOLF CLUB
    This model course is set in the Mijas Golf Valley in the hills of Andalusia. The 18 sophisticated holes are lined with old avocado and mahogany trees. Fig, orange, lemon and mango trees on the edges of the beautiful fairways and greens deliver the “floral, fruity experience” of the course. With two champions tee boxes and two tee boxes for both men and women, players of all levels will enjoy a reasonable challenge.

    Sat 22.09 VALENCIA – EL BOSQUE COUNTRY CLUB (ADDITIONAL COURSE)
    This extensive course has 18 holes and is situated in the Spanish highlands. Players can spend countless enjoyable hours playing on its wide fairways, especially as the fairways are flanked by very forgiving roughs. Just one artificial lake stands between the fairway and the final green.

    Tue 25.09 TOULON – GOLF DE FREGATE
    This golf course is situated high up on a plateau and features fairways lined with mature trees. Due to the layout of the course, however, the walking route requires a good level of fitness. Players also need to carry a good amount of balls here due to the terrain – if your ball goes astray, you’ll probably have a hard time finding it again in the foreseeable future.

    Bettina Bensinger

    On this Golf trip on board: Bettina Bensinger

    PGA-Golfprofessional

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