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MS EUROPA 2 - from Cape Town to Cape Town
Cruise EUX1600
21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018 (17 days)
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Christmas and New Year’s Eve under the African sun

from Cape Town to Cape Town

Cruise EUX1600

21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018

17 days (0 days cruise only)

    Give yourself the ultimate present: a cruise around the southern tip of Africa over Christmas and New Year’s Eve aboard the EUROPA 2. From Cape Town, you’ll set sail for Namibia, where you can explore Luderitz with its impressive art nouveau architecture and Walvis Bay, which is a great base for countless excursions through the surrounding dunes, deserts and oases. The Garden Route, Durban and Port Elizabeth all offer unparalleled animal encounters: witness wild animals roaming the Kariega Game Reserve** and the Addo Elephant National Park** and soak up the amazing view as the EUROPA 2 returns to Cape Town’s harbour. Your unforgettable African adventure comes to an end in the South African capital.


    Family
    Golf
    International cruise
    This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

    Price specials - Extended fun

    Combine this cruise with EUX1601 and save € 1,100.

    The highlights of this cruise

    • Desert fascination: exclusive dining on the sand dunes of Namibia.
    • The legendary Garden Route**.
    • Cape Town, the trendy metropolis at the foot of Table Mountain.
    • Golf & Cruise voyage with extensive golf package**

     

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    Your ship - MS EUROPA 2

    Twenty-one-knots. And no tie.

    All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: on board the EUROPA 2, you can enjoy the highest level of casual luxury with a maximum of 500 guests. The ship has been awarded the coveted distinction of 5-stars-plus by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018.

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    Your suites on MS EUROPA 2

    Veranda Suite
    • Living area: 28 m² (301 ft²); veranda: 7 m² (75 ft²)
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Exclusive living area with a chaise longue
    • Bathtub and separate shower
    • Free mini bar
    Ocean Suite
    • Living area: 28 m² (301 ft²); veranda: 7 m² (75 ft²)
    • Natural light in the bathroom
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Whirlpool tube and separate shower
    • Separate toilet
    • Free mini bar
    Family Apartment
    • Living area: 2 × 20 m²
      (2 x 215 ft²)
      veranda: 2 × 7 m² (2 x 75 ft²)
    • Connecting door between the rooms and verandas
    • Separate toilets
    • Free mini bars
    Penthouse Suite, for disabled guests
    • Living area: 42 m² (452 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Bathroom with two washbasins
    • Separate WC
    • Butler service
    • Free mini bar
    Penthouse Suite
    • Living area: 42 m² (452 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Whirlpool tub and separate shower
    • Separate toilet
    • Butler service
    • Free mini bar
    Grand Ocean Suite
    • Living area: 42 m² (452 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Separate toilet
    • Natural light in the bathroom
    • Shower with steam sauna
    • Whirlpool tub
    • Free mini bar
    Grand Penthouse Suite
    • Living area: 78 m² (840 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining table
    • Guest toilet
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Shower with steam sauna.
    • Whirlpool and daybed in the bathroom
    • Butler service
    • Free mini-bar
    • Further exclusive service privileges
    Owner Suite
    • Living area: 99 m² (1,066 ft²); veranda: 15 m² (161 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping area
    • Separate dining table
    • Guest toilet
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Shower with steam sauna
    • Whirlpool and daybed in the bathroom
    • Butler service
    • Free mini bar
    • Further exclusive service privileges

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

    At anchor - If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tenders or Zodiacs.

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    Scheduled flight from Germany to Cape Town

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Cape Town/South Africa
    Transfer to the embarkation point, departure 22.00 hrs

    Cape Town
    The fun starts in Cape Town where you’ll board the EUROPA 2 – or, if you arrive a few days earlier, you can take advantage of our pre-cruise programme* and explore the most beautiful place in the world.

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    Relaxation at sea

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    Luderitz/Namibia, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Luderitz
    The quaint and fascinating town of Luderitz features many German art nouveau buildings from the colonial era, overlooked by a towering neo-Gothic church on the rocks.

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    Walvis Bay/Namibia, arrival 12.00 hrs

    Walvis Bay
    This picturesque natural harbour is the starting point for a whole host of adventures. On a multi-day overland excursion to the Sossusvlei Lodge**, you can explore the region’s breathtaking desert landscapes. Red, orange and golden dunes up to 300 m in height are interspersed with a trail of green oases fed by the winding Tsauchab River. You’ll travel through this unusual paradise on foot, in off-road vehicles and with a small chartered plane. Alternatively, you can climb aboard an open-top boat and observe the local wildlife** in the lagoons of Walvis Bay. With a bit of luck, you’ll be able to spot seals, dolphins and cormorants. Swakopmund and the Namib desert** are likewise great destinations for a uniquely African experience. This small coastal city and its historical buildings tell the tale of Namibia’s colonial past, and if you venture out into the desert, you can marvel at Welwitschia plants that can live for up to 2,000 years. Afterwards, you can celebrate Christmas in style on board the EUROPA 2.

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    Walvis Bay

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    Walvis Bay, departure 12.00 hrs

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    Relaxation at sea

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    Mossel Bay/South Africa , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Mossel Bay
    The impressive Outeniqua Mountains are located along the renowned Garden Route, which you can explore on an unforgettable panoramic trip**. The winding paths and narrow passes provide stunning views of the mountains and the vast ocean below.

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    Relaxation at sea

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    Durban/South Africa , 8.00 – 20.00 hrs

    Durban
    African, Indian and European traditions afford Durban a very unique atmosphere, which you can soak up from underneath the palms lining the waterside promenade. You’ll have the opportunity to witness the region’s traditional culture first-hand with an excursion to a Zulu village**, where local inhabitants will perform indigenous songs and dances.

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    Port Elizabeth/South Africa, arrival 21.00 hrs

    Port Elizabeth
    The sandy beaches that stretch almost into the heart of the city are a great place to spend the last day of the year. You can also visit the Kariega Game Reserve** for the chance to see giraffes, zebras and antelope, while the Addo Elephant National Park** is the place to go for an encounter with Africa’s peaceful pachyderms. Then, in the evening, ring in the new year with your fellow passengers on board.

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    Port Elizabeth , departure 19.00 hrs

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    Relaxation at sea

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    Cape Town/South Africa, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Cape Town
    Head to your veranda for a fabulous view as the EUROPA 2 approaches the Cape Town harbour. A panoramic trip, including a journey up Table Mountain, likewise delivers a spectacular vista of this city by the sea. Alternatively, head out for high tea** in authentic vintage cars or fly over the coast of Cape Town in a helicopter**. After another night on board, your African adventure finally draws to a close.

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    Cape Town
    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

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    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:

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: CAPE TOWN – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN THE WORLD
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: SAFARI THROUGH THE NGALA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

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

    = at anchor
    = golf course

    Family cruise

    A holiday is a chance to spend some time as a family – and on board the EUROPA 2, there are plenty of exciting opportunities for parents and children to discover the world together, or to go their own way if they prefer. In addition to a varied on-board programme of games and sports as well as arts... Read more

    A holiday is a chance to spend some time as a family – and on board the EUROPA 2, there are plenty of exciting opportunities for parents and children to discover the world together, or to go their own way if they prefer. In addition to a varied on-board programme of games and sports as well as arts and crafts, children and teens on family cruises can take part in specifically tailored excursions*. Our travel concierge service will be happy to suggest personalised family excursions* for you.

    * This service is not included in the cruise price.

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    Golf cruise – Grand courses with African charm

    Wed 23.12 – Walvis Bay – Rossmund GC
    This spectacular course, located on the dry riverbed of the Swakop River in the Namib desert, was designed by Gary Player and opened in 1980. Springbok and oryx sometimes roam across the fairways.

    Sun 27.12 – Mossel Bay – Kingswood Golf Estate
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    Wed 23.12 – Walvis Bay – Rossmund GC
    This spectacular course, located on the dry riverbed of the Swakop River in the Namib desert, was designed by Gary Player and opened in 1980. Springbok and oryx sometimes roam across the fairways.

    Sun 27.12 – Mossel Bay – Kingswood Golf Estate
    This golf course provides fantastic views of the Outeniqua Mountains and captivates golfers with its valleys and rivers. Golfers love the diversity of this course.

    Tue 29.12 – Durban – Durban Country Club
    Despite the competition in George and Sun City, the Durban Country Club golf course remains the best golf course in South Africa. No other course in the country has so frequently hosted the South African Open and other championships. The course is right next to the Indian Ocean and was masterfully formed from the dunes. The course was opened in 1922 and redesigned in 1959. Certain holes are extremely difficult. The 12th hole, with its elevated green, is also known as the “Prince of Wales”.

    Thu 31.12 – Port Elizabeth – Humewood GC
    This course runs along the coastline and is one of the most challenging in South Africa. Countless lapwings will follow your game on the rolling fairways and in the deep bunkers.

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    MS EUROPA 2 - FREEDOM THAT TAKES YOU PLACES

    The EUROPA 2

    All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: on board the EUROPA 2, you can enjoy the highest level of casual luxury with a maximum of 500 guests. The ship has been awarded the coveted distinction of 5-stars-plus by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018.

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    Suites

    Plenty of room to feel good in our suites. On board there are no cabins but only suites with their own veranda. With a size of 35 to 114 m² and unlimited open space.

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    Restaurants

    Delicious diversity in seven restaurants. From upscale modern cuisine to a rich variety of Asian delights. Some opulent, some light, some fresh from the grill, some rustically inspired. The stylish ambiance in the seven restaurants underscores the most pleasurable gourmet expectations.

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    Bars

    Atmospheric evenings in six stylish bars. The bars on board the EUROPA 2 will quickly become your favourite places. Whichever you choose, a discreet service, a wide selection of drinks and snacks, as well as a wonderful ambience will provide you with unforgettable moments during your stay on board.

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    Relaxation

    The spacious OCEAN SPA awaits you with everything you could wish for to vitalise body and mind over an area of more than 800 m²/8,611 ft². And so that you never forget where you are, you'll always have a fantastic view of the open sea.

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    Entertainment

    Raise the curtain! Enjoy unforgettable events and spectacular shows featuring famous artists and stars on board the EUROPA 2. Great comedy, music from classical to pop, and exciting presentations and talks - and always first class.

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