On board MS EUROPA 2 from Limassol to Dubai
Desert worlds and legendary cultures
The legacy of the pharaohs, famous sites of the Orient and Christianity, and relaxing days on the beaches of some of Egypt’s most famous resorts: combine exclusive moments into a unique cruise. Board the EUROPA 2 in Cyprus – the “island of the gods” – and look forward to calling at Port Said, the starting point for a visit to the realm of the pharaohs with impressive pyramids** and treasures shrouded in legend. Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh are a paradise for divers and snorkellers, and the Sultanate of Oman with its Grand Mosque and Al Alam Palace make for a diverse contrast to the megacity of Dubai.
Highlights of this cruise
- A metropolis of contrasts, deep in the desert: Dubai.
- UNESCO World Heritage sites: Petra**; the city carved into the rock.
- IMPULSE & INSPIRATION events on the theme “Bazaar of life: communication, haggling and diplomacy”.
| Tue, 27.10.2015 |
Flight from Düsseldorf to Larnaca and transfer to the embarkation point
| Wed, 28.10.2015 |
Limassol, departure 6.00 hrs
| Thu, 29.10.2015 |
Port Said, departure approx. 5.00 hrs
| Fri, 30.10.2015 |
Hurghada/Egypt , 05.00 – 21.00 hrs
| Sat, 31.10.2015 |
Aqaba/Jordan, 8.00 – 20.00 hrs
| Sun, 01.11.2015 |
Sharm el Sheikh/Egypt, 5.00 – 18.00 hrs
Sharm el Sheikh
| Mon, 02.11.2015 |
- Thu, 05.11.2015
Relaxation at sea
| Fri, 06.11.2015 |
Salalah/Oman, 10.00 – 17.00 hrs
| Sat, 07.11.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sun, 08.11.2015 |
Muscat/Oman, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
| Mon, 09.11.2015 |
Dubai/United Arab Emirates, arrival 16.00 hrs
Dubai, city of superlatives on the Arab-Persian Gulf, seems as if straight from Arabian Nights. Marvel at the views from the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, immerse yourself in the historic Bastakiya quarter, tour the Jumeirah Mosque, which can also be entered by non-Muslims or enjoy a spectacular desert safari** far from the city.
| Tue, 10.11.2015 |
* The pre- and post-cruise programmes listed are not included in the cruise price.
** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage.
= at anchor
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:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: CYPRUS – ISLAND OF THE GODS
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: DUBAI – BOOM TOWN IN THE DESERT
Olympic ski champion Maria Höfl-Riesch will be on board exclusively for you and present her fitness programme BE.YOU. with personal body analysis, special diet and optimised training tailored to your personal parameters.
ensemble mini - an orchestra for the future
A group of soloists in their own right, ensemble mini prides itself as an orchestra of individuals. Founded by young players from the Berliner Philharmoniker with the young British conductor, Joolz Gale, it offers an opportunity for today's best young professionals from all over Europe to perform in the intimate setting of the mini-orchestra.
Embracing the motto ‘small is beautiful’, each project aims to focus on one particular composer or theme, reducing to the max the artistic, historical and musical relationship between the symphonic composer and ensemble. Consisting of between 5 and 20 players, many of these projects include newly commissioned arrangements, following the tradition of Schoenberg's Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen, Wien.
The ensemble of has received much critical acclaim, most recently in Auditorio Nacional Madrid and Philharmonie Berlin and featured widely on media platforms such as 3sat Kulturzeit, Deutschlandradio Kultur, WDR, RBB and DLF. For the MS EUROPA 2, ensemble mini plays a beautiful variety of works by Mahler, Schubert, Beethoven and Strauss.
Impulse & Inspiration
Broaden your horizons: IMPULSE & INSPIRATION
Space for new thoughts and ideas emerges when the wind and waves define the rhythm. Our series of events with the same name offers IMPULSE & INSPIRATION on selected cruises, be it self-management, your work–life balance or societal and personal models for the future. On board you will be met by leading trend researchers and experts from the fields of politics, business, science and culture. Gain new insights into our environments from presentations, discussions and courses.
On this cruise, we will be discussing the theme "The bazaar of life: communication, haggling and diplomacy"