On board MS EUROPA 2 from Auckland to Bali

From kangaroos to koalas

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Animal encounters and water sports, tropical beaches and rainforests, cultural metropolises and the traditions of native peoples: discover the variety of Oceania on a diverse cruise.

from Auckland to Bali

Cruise dates:from 17.01.2017 to 07.02.2017 (21 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1702

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


Tue, 17.01.2017

Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Singapore

Wed, 18.01.2017

Connecting flight to Auckland

Discover the highlights of New Zealand prior to departure with our pre-cruise programmes*.

Thu, 19.01.2017

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

Fri, 20.01.2017

Bay of Islands/New Zealand , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

Bay of Islands
This paradise comprises around 140 islands and offers incredible panoramic views on a helicopter flight*. Alternatively, take a boat trip* to Cape Brett Lighthouse high on the cliffs.

Sat, 21.01.2017
- Sun, 22.01.2017

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 23.01.2017

Cruising on the Brisbane River in the evening
Brisbane/Australia, arrival 22.00 hrs

Tue, 24.01.2017

Brisbane, departure 18.00 hrs

In the sunniest city on the continent, you can explore the Gallery of Modern Art* or take a river trip in Lone Pine Park*, where you can see and stroke koalas, kangaroos and wallabies. The plateau of Mount Tamborine* offers fascinating views as far as the Gold Coast.

Wed, 25.01.2017

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 26.01.2017

Middle Island/Percy Isles/Australia , 12.00 – 18.00 hrs

Middle Island
In Percy Isles National Park – which is part of the Great Barrier Reef and a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site – the choice is yours: relax on untouched beaches or discover the unique flora and fauna of the rainforest.

Fri, 27.01.2017

Hamilton Island/Great Barrier Reef/Australia , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Hamilton Island
The travel concierge will be happy to organise a range of water sports in one of the best sailing locations in the world – be it diving*, sailing* or jet-skiing*. Fly to what is probably the whitest beach in the world by helicopter*: Whitehaven Beach.

Sat, 28.01.2017

Cairns/Australia, arrival 13.00 hrs

The Monte Carlo of Australia? This charming city welcomes you with an elegant marina and sophisticated casino. Wander past classical buildings on Abbott Street or enjoy a bird’s eye view of the rainforest* during a ride on the world’s longest cable car. Find out more about the culture of the native people in Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park* or on a trip down the Daintree River*. For early risers, our travel concierge recommends a ride on a hot air balloon* at sunrise.

Sun, 29.01.2017

Cairns, departure 19.00 hrs

Mon, 30.01.2017

Lizard Island/Australia , 7.00 – 12.00 hrs

Lizard Island
Enjoy idyllic, beautiful hours of fine white sand and turquoise water on the island guarding the northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef.

Tue, 31.01.2017
- Thu, 02.02.2017

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 03.02.2017

Larantuka/Flores/Indonesia , 9.00 – 18.00 hrs

Far from the usual tourist destinations, the island of Flores has retained its natural beauty. Magic, spirits and ancestor worship are part of everyday life. A visit to a traditional village* with a welcome ceremony will provide fascinating insights into one of Indonesia's more than 300 cultures.



Sat, 04.02.2017

Komodo/Indonesia , 8.30 – 13.00 hrs
Pink Beach/Komodo/Indonesia , 15.30 – 19.00 hrs

Seemingly prehistoric lizards: come face-to-face with some of the 2,000 monitor lizards* which live on this island under the supervision of the rangers.

Pink Beach
Land on the world-famous Pink Beach in the Zodiacs. The sunlight illuminates the sand in shades of pink as you swim, snorkel and relax.

Sun, 05.02.2017

Benoa/Bali/Indonesia, arrival 12.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board

A perfect conclusion to your cruise: Bali, the island of the gods. Dive into the colourful everyday life – with idyllic white-and-black beaches and evergreen rice terraces. Besakih Temple* also promises to be an unforgettable experience. After one final night on board, your cruise will come to an end – or you can stay a little longer with our post-cruise programme*.

Mon, 06.02.2017

Transfer to scheduled flight to Frankfurt

Tue, 07.02.2017

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 / = Zodiac landing (subject to weather conditions)



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:



Classical music on board

Experience the following artists on your cruise:

Delian Chamber Players

The namesake of the Delian Chamber Players is the Greek god Apollo, the god of the fine arts, who is also called Delian after his place of birth, the island of Delos. Ever since the Delian Chamber Players were founded in 2007, the stages of large venues and important festivals have welcomed the ensemble. Its debut at the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2009 triggered genuine waves of enthusiasm. Since then, acclaimed by the public and press alike, the ensemble has performed concerts spanning almost all of Europe and - as a cultural ambassador for the Goethe-Institut - as far away as Africa. In addition to maintaining its existing string quartet range from early baroque to the present day, the Delian Chamber Players are largely committed to expanding its musical repertoire.

Sylvia Schwartz (Sopran)

Spanish soprano Sylvia Schwartz has appeared at many of the world's finest opera houses and festivals including La Scala Milan, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro Real Madrid, Bayerische Staatsoper, Staatsoper Hamburg, The Bolshoi Theatre, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Edinburgh, Baden Baden, Salzburg and Verbier festivals. Sylvia is also much in demand in concert and is a celebrated recitalist and has worked with pianists such as Wolfram Rieger, Charles Spencer and Malcolm Martineau; and with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Philippe Jordan, René Jacobs, Fabio Luisi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Patrick Fournillier, Marc Minkowski, Ivor Bolton, Yves Abel, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Helmuth Rilling and Christopher Hogwood.


Exclusive, renowned guests discuss contemporary issues.

Sabine Christiansen, one of the most famous journalists in Germany, will invite renowned experts in the fields of finance, politics and society to discuss contemporary issues. At “talk2christiansen” presentations, discussion rounds and conversations, you will meet international politicians, Nobel Prize winners, entrepreneurs, experts, best-selling authors and figures from public life. In this exclusive format, you will come face-to-face with people who have something to say. For example, previous guests who have participated in “talk2christiansen” include Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences; Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference; Frank Sieren, a leading specialist on Asia; Dirk “Mr DAX” Müller; and many others.


Impulse & Inspiration

Our eponymous series of events Impulse & Inspiration held on selected cruises provides ideas on various themes - 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.

The series on this cruise is entitled "The flow of life: balance and lightness".

Uwe Günter-von Pritzbuer

Coach and speaker Uwe Günter-von Pritzbuer will give a number of entertaining talks focusing in particular on the balance of communication. In them, he will take a tongue-in-cheek look at all-too-human emotions like envy, value systems and "typical" styles of thinking and communicating - all with a view to achieving greater ease and balance in communication, both with ourselves and with others. 



Boris Schwarz

In his events about nutrition and fitness, health and vitality expert Boris Schwarz will share tips and tricks for a "lighter life" and spur his listeners on to make lasting changes. 

Katja Sterzenbach

Katja Sterzenbach will explain how you can boost your confidence, well-being and inner sense of satisfaction. Authentic, refreshing and infectiously motivating, the vitality expert will show you your personal path to a more relaxed, fulfilled and happier life.



Impulse & Inspiration