On board MS EUROPA 2 from Auckland to Sydney

Merry Christmas in Australia

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Christmas on board the EUROPA 2: cruise in the fascinating worlds of New Zealand and Australia and enjoy idyllic holiday celebrations and an atmospheric New Year.

from Auckland to Sydney

Cruise dates:from 18.12.2016 to 06.01.2017 (19 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1700

17 days cruise only from € 9,990 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from € 12,580 per person

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


Sun, 18.12.2016

Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Singapore

Mon, 19.12.2016

Connecting flight to Auckland

Tue, 20.12.2016

Transfer to embarkation point
Auckland/New Zealand, departure 19.00 hrs

Discover more about the metropolises of Auckland and Queenstown with our pre-cruise programmes*.

Wed, 21.12.2016

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 22.12.2016

Wellington/New Zealand , 7.00 – 19.00 hrs

The capital of New Zealand is nestled in a beautiful spot between a natural harbour and green hills. Enjoy the views from Mount Victoria on a city tour* in a cable car and a fascinating aerial perspective during a helicopter flight*.



Fri, 23.12.2016

Kaiteriteri/New Zealand , 07.00 hrs - 10.00 hrs
Nelson/New Zealand , 12.00 – 19.00 hrs

Impressive natural spectacles await you on a boat tour, hike* or kayak tour* in Abel Tasman National Park.

The creative scene gathers in this artistic city; its greatest work of art is the impressive art deco cathedral. The next day, enjoy Christmas Eve in style on board followed by relaxed Christmas holidays on the ocean – in whatever way you want.

Sat, 24.12.2016
- Sun, 25.12.2016

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 26.12.2016

Hobart/Tasmania/Australia, arrival 19.00 hrs

Walk around the old town surrounding Salamanca Place or take in the city’s maritime side during a kayak tour along the waterfront*. With a little luck you will come face-to-face with koalas, wombats, kangaroos and Tasmanian devils in Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary*.

Tue, 27.12.2016

Hobart , departure 0.00 hrs

Wed, 28.12.2016

Port Arthur/Tasmania/Australia , 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

Port Arthur
Insights into the country’s past as a penal colony, the age of pioneering and the lives of the lumberjacks: Tasmania’s turbulent history will come to life on an individual shore excursion.

Thu, 29.12.2016

Burnie/Tasmania/Australia, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Experience Australia's overwhelming landscape on a scenic journey* in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park or on a hike* through the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is part of the national park.



Fri, 30.12.2016

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 31.12.2016

Adelaide/Australia , arrival 8.00 hrs

Call at the picturesque city of Adelaide on New Year's Eve. Collect impressions of colonial times during a city tour*; enjoyment of a very special kind is assured in the Barossa Valley with a wine-tasting session*. Afterwards, celebrate the turning of the year at a dazzling New Year's Eve party on board.

Sun, 01.01.2017

Adelaide, departure 1.00 hrs
Penneshaw/Kangaroo Island/Australia , 07.00 - 16.30 hrs

Rugged cliffs and subterranean caves, Australian sea lions, penguins and, of course, kangaroos: Australia's "Galapagos" promises unforgettable moments. A visit to see the sea lions* allows you to experience the animals from a distance of only a few metres.

Mon, 02.01.2017

Portland/Victoria/Australia, 10.00 – 19.00 hrs

The unusual formation known as the Twelve Apostles* is a remarkable series of limestone spires in the sea. With a little luck, you will spot sea lions on a ride in the RIB*.

Tue, 03.01.2017

Melbourne/Australia, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

Museums and galleries, restaurants and cafes: the cultural heart of one of the world’s best cities in which to live beats on Federation Square. Eureka Tower, which features a viewing platform on the 88th floor, is just one of the highlights. Enjoy this metropolis on water and on land* or try the wine in the Yarra Valley*, one of the most famous wine-producing regions in Australia.

Wed, 04.01.2017

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 05.01.2017

Sydney/Australia, arrival 6.00 hrs
Transfer to scheduled flight to Frankfurt

Australia’s largest and oldest city is your final port of call. Experience Sydney or Ayers Rock intensively with our post-cruise programmes*.

Fri, 06.01.2017

Arrival in Frankfurt

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

= at anchor / = golf course

Price specials

Extended fun

Combine this cruise with EUX1701 and save € 1,500.

Clear and simple – our pricing model

¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a Veranda/Ocean Suite of Category 1 to 4, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed Veranda/Ocean 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 on board at the beginning of the cruise (limited allotment).

More travel information can be found in the General Information section.

    Included services

    The Cruise Price Includes (Among Other Services)

    • Cruise in the booked category.
    • Fresh fruit and champagne await you in your sui te on your day of arrival.
    • Full board on the ship: welcome cocktail, breakfast, late morning bouillon, lunch, dinner, afternoon coffee and tea with pastries, hot waffles and midnight snack. Individual meal selection also possible.
    • Fresh fruit and vegetable juice available during breakfast hours.
    • A different entertainment programme every day with on-board activities, e.g. interesting courses, conversations, scientific lectures, film screenings, contemporary seminars or sophisticated evening programmes and more.
    • Adventurous Zodiac rides (depending on routes and weather conditions), all landings or tours in the ship’s own Zodiacs or tenders (potential admission fees or guided tours by local tour guides not included).
    • Television in every suite also boasting integrated music programmes, contemporary or classical video and audio programmes, news, weather map, reports, interviews, travel reports, up-to-date travel information, e-mail, Internet (subject to charge) and much more.
    • Mini bar filled with softdrinks and beer in the suite.
    • Bottled water during the shore excursions.
    • Use of on-board facilities and equipment free of charge (subject to availability): auditorium with film screenings and geography lectures, library, board games, entertainment programmes, sauna, fitness areas, golf simulator, tablet PC, snorkelling gear, bicycles and much more. The use of the Internet and services of the OCEAN SPA, the photographers and video producers as well as the boutique merchandise are subject to charge.
    • Your comprehensive EUROPA 2 travel gear including detailed country information, shoulder bag, document bag, luggage tags, travel guide and maps.
    • German ship and cruise managers as well as a German- and English-speaking service crew including travel concierge service, guest relation manager, cruise sales service, tour office, tour guides etc.
    • Harbour fees.

    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.