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MS EUROPA - from Melbourne to Hong Kong

Modern metropolises and mysterious cultures

MS EUROPA - from Melbourne to Hong Kong
Cruise EUR1904
28.02.2019 - 25.03.2019 (25 days)
from € 10.990 from CHF 13‘188 from $ 12.640 from £ 9.350
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28.02.2019 - 25.03.2019
from € 10.990 from CHF 13‘188 from $ 12.640 from £ 9.350

from Melbourne to Hong Kong

from 10,990 €

Cruise EUR1904

28.02.2019 - 25.03.2019

25 days (25 days cruise only)

    A cruise on board the EUROPA has to be the most beautiful bridge between Australia and Asia. Explore bustling cities and remote islands en route, and gain insights into one of the last remaining expeditionary destinations in the world: Papua New Guinea.


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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 previous cruise EUR1903 or with the subsequent cruise EUR1905 and save € 2,500 per person (applies to categories 1 – 11).

    The highlights of this cruise

    Directly adjacent to sprawling parks and a paradisiacal bay, MELBOURNE provides a wonderful first impression of Australia’s charming cities, be it in the creative Fitzroy Gardens or in the elegant suburb South Yarra. SYDNEY, too, has mastered the art of “easy living”. The EUROPA will spend two days in the country’s largest metropolis where the beaches are no less legendary than the opera house. Walk through the central business district past historical buildings and drop into one of the many cafes or parks for a little break. Australia’s incomparable natural legacy lies off its northern coast: set off from Hamilton Island to gaze in awe at the GREAT BARRIER REEF and Whitehaven Beach in all of their splendour from the air*. If you would rather go snorkelling* to see the colourful coral fish, take the boat* from CAIRNS to the edge of the reef. Head inland for equally impressive natural beauty: the cable car to Kuranda* will take you into the Wet Tropics of Queensland, the largest tropical forest reserve in Australia.

    With exotic plants, colourful birds of paradise, remote islands and secret rituals, the islands of PAPUA NEW GUINEA promise to be a wonderful expeditionary experience: the white sandy beaches of the Deboyne Islands and the uninhabited Bramble Haven are rarely visited by people and there are no roads to be found in the harbour town of Alotau. Get to know the laid-back everyday lifestyle of the inhabitants around Milne Bay. Come face-to-face with one of the country’s many tribes in the Goroka Highlands*: fly* via MADANG to meet the Mudmen whose wild dances were once intended to frighten enemies. Certain places in the Philippines are baffling too. The inhabitants say that the CHOCOLATE HILLS* in Bohol are the tears of a love-struck giant. Scientists are unsure as to the true origins of the 1,200 equally sized hills, the grass of which turns brown in the dry season. The best thing is to see for yourself before turning your attention to the beaches of CALANGAMAN ISLAND and BORACAY.

    Following a day at sea, the EUROPA will arrive at HONG KONG in the afternoon. Enjoy the view of the city skyline at night and join us as we raise a glass to a cruise full of different experiences before you set off on your journey home 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.

    More about MS EUROPA

    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.

    Zodiac - Wherever our small and nimble ships cannot continue, you can safely continue your adventures in rugged inflatable boats (depending on weather conditions).

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 26.02.2019

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Melbourne

    Wednesday, 27.02.2019

    Transfer to a first-class hotel
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Thursday, 28.02.2019

    City tour followed by embarkation

    Thursday, 28.02.2019

    Melbourne/Australia, departure 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 01.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 02.03.2019

    Sydney/Australia, arrival 9.00 hrs

    Sunday, 03.03.2019

    Sydney/Australia, departure 18.00 hrs

    Monday, 04.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 05.03.2019

    Brisbane/Australia, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 06.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 07.03.2019

    Fitzalan Anchorage/Hamilton Island/Great Barrier Reef/Australia , 9.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 08.03.2019

    Cairns/Australia, arrival 13.00 hrs

    Saturday, 09.03.2019

    Cairns/Australia, departure 18.00 hrs

    Sunday, 10.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 11.03.2019

    Deboyne Islands/Louisiade Archipelago/Papua New Guinea , 10.00 – 18.00 hrs
    Bramble Haven/Louisiade Archipelago/Papua New Guinea , arrival 20.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 12.03.2019

    Bramble Haven/Louisiade Archipelago/Papua New Guinea , departure 18.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 13.03.2019

    Alotau/Milne Bay/Papua New Guinea, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Thursday, 14.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 15.03.2019

    Madang/Papua New Guinea, 7.00 – 22.00 hrs

    Saturday, 16.03.2019 to
    Tuesday, 19.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 20.03.2019

    Tagbilaran/Bohol/Philippines , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Thursday, 21.03.2019

    Calangaman Island/Philippines , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 22.03.2019

    Boracay/Philippines , 8.00 – 15.00 hrs

    Saturday, 23.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 24.03.2019

    Hong Kong/China, arrival 15.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Monday, 25.03.2019

    Hong Kong/China

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Monday, 25.03.2019

    Transfer to a first-class hotel, day room
    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany in the evening

    Tuesday, 26.03.2019

    Arrival in 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:

    Your private Pre and Post-Programs

    Discover your destinations in a personal setting for two - ideal for those who do not want to join a group. The excursions included in the program are accompanied by a local guide who will meet your individual wishes. In addition, there is sufficient time and space for your own activities. Transfers are organized with cars and private drivers. Prices for more or less than two persons are available on request.

    PRIVATE POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME P: HONG KONG
    25.03. - 27.03.2019
     
    HONGKONG (Monday, 25.03.2019)

    Ausschiffung und Limousinen-Transfer ins Hotel, private Stadtrundfahrt (fünf Stunden), Übernachtung mit Frühstück.

    HONGKONG (Tuesday, 26.03.2019)

    Tag zur freien Verfügung, Zimmer bis zur Abreise, abends Limousinen-Transfer zum Linienflug nach Deutschland.

    Ankunft in Deutschland (Wednesday, 27.03.2019)

    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: MELBOURNE
    24.02. - 28.02.2019
     
    Linienflug DEUTSCHLAND - MELBOURNE (Sunday, 24.02.2019)
    MELBOURNE (Monday, 25.02.2019)

    Transfer in ein First-Class-Hotel. Drei Übernach­tungen mit Frühstück.

    MELBOURNE (Tuesday, 26.02.2019)

    Das lebendige Melbourne ist bis heute ein beliebtes Ziel für Einwanderer aus aller Welt und besticht durch kulturelle Vielfalt. Bei einer Rundfahrt entdecken Sie die wichtigsten Sehenswürdigkeiten der zweitgrößten Stadt des Landes. Am frühen Abend haben Sie die Möglichkeit zur Teilnahme an einem optionalen Ausflug nach Phillip Island, um die berühmte abendliche Pinguin Parade zu besuchen (gegen Gebühr).

    MELBOURNE (Wednesday, 27.02.2019)

    Ein Ganztagesausflug mit Mittags-Snack führt Sie entlang der Küstenstraße Great Ocean Road. Unterwegs bieten sich immer wieder faszinierende Ausblicke auf schroffe Steilküsten und malerische Buchten. Ein unvergessliches Erlebnis ist ein Helikopterrundflug über die berühmten Felsnadeln der Zwölf Apostel (wetterabhängig).

    MELBOURNE (Thursday, 28.02.2019)

    Der heutige Ausflug mit Mittagessen führt Sie ins Yarra Valley, eines der wichtigsten Weinanbaugebiete Australiens. Bei einer Führung durch einen Weinkeller erfahren Sie Wissenswertes über die lokalen Weine. Zurück in Melbourne erfolgt am Nachmittag die Einschiffung.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: AYERS ROCK
    22.02. - 28.02.2019
     
    Linienflug DEUTSCHLAND - SYDNEY (Friday, 22.02.2019)
    SYDNEY (Saturday, 23.02.2019)

    Transfer in ein First-Class-Hotel. Zwei Übernachtungen mit Frühstück.

    SYDNEY (Sunday, 24.02.2019)

    Die australische Metropole gibt sich kosmopolitisch, modern und vital. Bei einer Stadtrundfahrt mit Mittagessen darf eine Besichtigung des berühmten Opernhauses natürlich nicht fehlen.

    SYDNEY (Monday, 25.02.2019)

    Transfer zum Linienflug zum Ayers Rock und dort in die exklusive Lodge Longitude 131°, die inmitten des Wüstengebiets im roten Zentrum Australiens liegt und sich harmonisch in die spektakuläre Natur des Outback einfügt. Entdecken Sie dieses magische Reiseziel, und lassen Sie sich von der individuellen Atmosphäre dieser außergewöhnlichen Unterkunft überraschen. Die Lodge verfügt über nur 15 elegant eingerichtete Luxuszelte mit allen Annehmlichkeiten. Von Ihrer Terrasse aus genießen Sie einen einzigartigen Panoramablick über die unendliche Weite auf den gewaltigen Ayers Rock. Jedes Zelt ist einem australischen Abenteurer gewidmet und erzählt seine Geschichte. Zwei Übernachtungen mit Vollpension.

    AYERS ROCK (Tuesday, 26.02.2019)

    Freuen Sie sich auf spannende Exkursionen rund um den Ayers Rock und die Olgas mit erfahrenen Guides (englischsprachig), die Ihnen tiefe Einblicke in die Geschichte und Gebräuche der Aborigines geben. Sicherlich werden das fantastische Farbenspiel des Uluru und die majestätische Berglandschaft der Olgas auch Sie in ihren Bann ziehen. Ein besonderer Höhepunkt ist ein Dinner unter dem beeindruckenden Sternenhimmel in der Abgeschiedenheit des Outback – ein unvergessliches Erlebnis (wetterabhängig).

    AYERS ROCK (Wednesday, 27.02.2019)

    Transfer zum Linienflug nach Melbourne und dort weiter in ein First-Class-Hotel. Übernachtung mit Frühstück.

    MELBOURNE (Thursday, 28.02.2019)

    Das lebendige Melbourne ist bis heute ein beliebtes Ziel für Einwanderer aus aller Welt und besticht durch kulturelle Vielfalt. Bei einer Rundfahrt mit Mittagessen entdecken Sie die wichtigsten Sehenswürdigkeiten der zweitgrößten Stadt des Landes. Am Nachmittag erfolgt die Einschiffung.

    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: HONG KONG
    25.03. - 27.03.2019
     
    HONGKONG (Monday, 25.03.2019)

    Ein Ganztagesausflug mit Mittagessen führt Sie zunächst zum höchsten Gebäude Hongkongs. Von der Aussichtsplattform sky100 haben Sie eine unglaubliche Aussicht auf die Stadt aus der Vogelperspektive. Anschließend entdecken Sie überwiegend zu Fuß und mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln wie der berühmten Star Ferry die chinesische Metropole. Am Nachmittag checken Sie im Hotel Four Seasons ein. Wir haben Zimmer mit Blick auf den Victoria Hafen für Sie reserviert. Übernachtung mit Frühstück.

    HONGKONG (Tuesday, 26.03.2019)

    Gestalten Sie den heutigen Tag ganz nach Ihren persönlichen Wünschen, und entdecken Sie die lebhafte Metropole auf eigene Faust. Ihr Zimmer haben wir bis zum Abend für Sie reserviert. Transfer zum Linienflug nach Deutschland.

    Ankunft in Deutschland (Wednesday, 27.03.2019)

    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 ARRANGEMENTS – AUSTRALIA

    You can look forward to the following programme:

    Dieter Müller: a legendary Michelin-starred chef welcomes you on board

    Every evening, the kitchen of this small, exquisite restaurant serves up modern dishes with elements influenced by French, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine as well as the renowned chef’s native Baden, Germany. For 70 days every year he is on board – and that includes part of this cruise (subject to change).


    Opera ball

    Once again this year, the on-board programme will be determined by the waves in waltz time as we say “Let the waltz begin.” Whilst the debutantes take to the floor for the magnificent Opera Ball at the Wiener Staatsoper in Vienna, the officers and crew members on board will start their dance thousands of nautical miles away. Here, in the midst of a sea of flowers and a venue decorated especially for the event, you can dance the night way in evening dress. At the EUROPA Opera Ball, you will also be treated to culinary delights to rival those served in Vienna. 


    Body & Soul

    With the Body & Soul programme, the focus is on your health. Lectures and courses, which may vary according to the cruise and are provided in collaboration with well-known partners, will address topics such as movement and nutrition, tell you about relaxation techniques or focus on various aspects of beauty. Some well-deserved attention for your body.

    Please note that this format will exclusively be held in German.


    MS EUROPA - Your Most Beautiful Yacht In The World

    The EUROPA

    Welcome to a ship that sets the global benchmarks for luxury cruises. It may be smaller than other cruise ships, but the EUROPA is miles ahead of the crowd. Enjoy the unrivalled freedom for personal relaxation on a cruise with no more than 400 guests – with plenty of scope for fresh ideas, indulgence and inspiring perspectives. Look forward to the legendary familiarity of a German-speaking crew who, with a crew-to-guest ratio of almost one to one, will attend to your individual wishes. Perfect hospitality, down to the very last detail. You can be sure of an exceptional cruise on board the EUROPA as you travel to the world’s most beautiful destinations and perhaps even discover something about yourself.

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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

    Every cruise on the EUROPA is a journey inside yourself. With our holistic wellness and health concept, you can reconnect with yourself and take time for mindfulness, self-realisation and your health. Innovative exercise programmes and holistic well-being concepts will bring your body and soul together in harmony. You will be in the best possible hands here – for example, in the OCEAN SPA, which offers everything from classic massages to beauty treatments, in one of our fitness classes or with your personal trainer (fees apply).

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    Entertainment

    Indulge your curiosity on board with numerous opportunities to experience and enjoy things old and new. Our wide-ranging services allow you to explore the extraordinary and return home feeling truly inspired. Become a true connoisseur through on-board discussions with notable experts and public figures – you might even discover a whole new side to yourself. Soak up knowledge and stories that cannot be found in any book and thrilling on-stage entertainment courtesy of renowned artists from the worlds of music, film and TV, culture and science in a programme unique to every cruise.

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    Price specials - Extended fun

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUR1903 or with the subsequent cruise EUR1905 and save € 2,500 per person (applies to categories 1 – 11).

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    Additional included services

    We offer these services as standard and they are included in the cruise price (cruise only).

    Suites

    • Champagne and delicacies as a welcome gift
    • Mini bar (soft drinks and beer) and fresh fruit, refilled daily
    • 24-hour suite service; butler service in the Penthouse Suites
    • Flat-screen TV in your suite with entertainment and information system as well as your personal EUROPA e-mail account (only accessible via a mobile device), a selection of over 200 contemporary and classic films, various genres of music and audio dramas
    • Newspaper service: a condensed on-board edition of 'Die Welt' every morning
    • Exclusive service privileges in the SPA Suites and Penthouse Suites

    Restaurants

    • Four restaurants at no extra cost: the Europa Restaurant serves dinner in one sitting and has a fixed seating plan, yet there are also two speciality restaurants and a buffet restaurant to choose from
    • Main meal times, snack times, late breakfast, speciality teas and coffees as well as cakes, midnight snacks and even dishes to meet individual dietary requirements

    Spa and fitness

    • 15 m (49 ft) long seawater pool, whirlpool, fitness area with ocean views and golf simulator
    • Wide range of fitness classes both indoors and outdoors
    • SPA area with steam bath, infrared chairs, relaxation room and Tea Lounge

    Culture and entertainment

    • Carefully selected guest artists and famous stars in an intimate, exclusive setting
    • Top classics, the finest dance music, musical melodies and all types of cabaret artists, readings and theatrical pieces
    • Active activities and series of presentations by well-known lecturers and experts
    • On-board chaplain
    • Well-stocked on-board library and selection of magazines

    Experiences ashore

    • Shuttle transfer to selected ports
    • Available to borrow: bicycles (subject to official approval at each destination), snorkelling equipment, warm parkas, umbrellas and parasols
    • Port information including maps and tips for going ashore
    • Zodiac rides to hidden beaches and bays (subject to routes and weather conditions)

    Not a care in the world

    • German ship and cruise management as well as a German-speaking service crew
    • Harbour and airport fees
    • Cancellation fee* insurance and bankruptcy insurance

    *20% excess


    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.

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