On board MS EUROPA 2 from Hamburg to St. Petersburg

Lots to discover on the eastern front

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Boring summer holidays are a thing of the past. Today, popular cities such as Riga and fascinating metropolises including Helsinki and St. Petersburg make the Baltic Sea an attractive cruise destination.

from Hamburg to St. Petersburg

Cruise dates:from 07.08.2016 to 15.08.2016 (8 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1624

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


Sun, 07.08.2016

Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
Hamburg/Germany, departure 19.00 hr

Mon, 08.08.2016

Daytime passage through the Kiel Canal, approx. 6.00 – 18.00 hrs

Kiel Canal
As the northern German countryside drifts by on this daytime passage, you will have all the time in the world to enjoy the casual luxury of the EUROPA 2.

Tue, 09.08.2016

Gudhjem/Bornholm/Denmark , 7.00 – 16.00 hrs

Beautiful coastal and dune landscapes, half-timbered houses, small art galleries and smokehouses: “picturesque” is the perfect way to describe Gudhjem. Explore the south* of the island with its traditional round churches or go fishing* along the coast.

Wed, 10.08.2016

Klaipeda/Lithuania, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

Even the expressionists and Thomas Mann, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, were thrilled by this place: the Curonian Spit* is a wonderful natural landscape with sand dunes up to 60 m tall – ideal for a scenic journey* or a ride in a Curonian barge*.

Thu, 11.08.2016

Riga/Latvia, 9.30 – 0.00 hrs

With maritime flair and a fascinating range of architectural styles, Riga is home to Romanesque, Gothic, baroque, classical and art nouveau buildings. Explore the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on foot or on a Segway tour*. A tip for connoisseurs: pankukas (pancakes) with salmon caviar and sour cream are available in many restaurants.

Riga from above
The tower of St Peter’s Cathedral rises 120 m into the air over Riga – perfect for spectacular panoramic views.

Fri, 12.08.2016

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 13.08.2016

Helsinki/Finland, 8.00 – 15.00 hrs

The Finnish capital is regarded as the “Paris of the north”. The city’s sights include the Sibelius Park and the Rock Church, and exploring the city on a traditional two-mast sailing boat* promises to be an unforgettable experience. Riding in the RIB* through the archipelago in the waters just off Helsinki will be no less exciting.

Sun, 14.08.2016

St. Petersburg/Russia, arrival 7.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board

St. Petersburg
Russia’s former capital is simply incredible – and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, too. Splendour and majesty are to be found on every corner and especially in the Hermitage, which houses more than three million exhibits. On a tour* of the Hermitage, you will be guided through selected rooms containing the best works of art by European masters. The restored legendary Amber Room sparkles in the Catherine Palace*. After one final night on board, it will be time to head home – or continue exploring St. Petersburg and Moscow with our post-cruise programmes*.

Mon, 15.08.2016

St. Petersburg
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

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

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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:




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 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.