On board MS EUROPA 2 from Bali to Hong Kong

Pink sand and the Chocolate Hills

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Life never stands still in the megacities of Manila and Hong Kong. The untouched tropical beaches and natural phenomena such as Pink Beach and the Chocolate Hills stand in contrast to these metropolises.


from Bali to Hong Kong

Cruise dates:from 05.02.2017 to 21.02.2017 (16 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1703

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

Itinerary

Sun, 05.02.2017

Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Denpasar

Mon, 06.02.2017

Transfer to embarkation point
Benoa/Bali/Indonesia, departure 18.00 hrs

Bali
Start your cruise on the island of the gods or explore it with our pre-cruise programme*.

Tue, 07.02.2017

Pink Beach/Komodo/Indonesia , 13.00 – 19.00 hrs

Pink Beach
The sand shimmers in shades of pink in the sunlight: enjoy a relaxing few hours on the famous Pink Beach.

Wed, 08.02.2017

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 09.02.2017

Parepare/Sulawesi/Indonesia, 7.00 – 20.00 hrs

Parepare
This port town is your starting point for an excursion to Tana Toraja*, a regency famous for its unusual funeral ceremonies: ornate sarcophagi stand upright in burial chambers carved into the rock – “watched over” by carved effigies of the deceased. Alternatively, discover the culture of the Buginese people and their masterful shipbuilding skill.

Fri, 10.02.2017
- Sat, 11.02.2017

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 12.02.2017

Sandakan/Sabah/Malaysia , 7.00 – 20.00 hrs

Sandakan
With dense jungles and mangroves, Borneo is a natural paradise. Watch orphaned orangutans in the Sepilok Orang Utan Centre* and honey bears in the rainforest*. A speedboat safari on the Kinabatangan River* is an exciting alternative.

Mon, 13.02.2017

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 14.02.2017

Tagbilaran/Bohol/Philippines , 7.00 – 19.00 hrs

Tagbilaran
An indescribable phenomenon: the Chocolate Hills* consist of over 1,000 equally sized cones and the grass growing on them turns a chocolate-brown colour during the dry season. Impressive natural spectacles also await you on a kayak tour on the Abatan River*.

Wed, 15.02.2017

Boracay/Philippines , 12.00 – 19.00 hrs

Boracay
Lose track of time on the white beaches in the turquoise lagoon.

Thu, 16.02.2017

Malcapuya Island/Calamian Group/Philippines , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Malcapuya Island
Spend the day doing whatever you want on the untouched beaches, be it snorkelling, swimming or sunbathing.

Fri, 17.02.2017

Manila/Philippines, 8.00 – 21.00 hrs

Manila
This metropolis is home to 12 million people and combines the past and present in impressive ways. Fort Santiago is the historic heart of the city and the Cultural Centre, with its futuristic architecture, is a more recent landmark. Explore the megacity on Jeepneys* – converted jeeps – or on a Segway*. The alternative programme: a wellness day in the Nurture Spa* with traditional treatments such as a herbal compress massage or aromatherapy massage. Nature lovers can travel to the heart of the rainforest to see Pagsanjan Falls*, which crash down into the depths from cliffs towering almost 100 m above.

Sat, 18.02.2017

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 19.02.2017

Hong Kong/China, arrival 12.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board

Hong Kong
Glittering facades and traditional junks: even entering the port is an experience. This vibrant metropolis has a wide range of sightseeing and shopping opportunities. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city which never seems to sleep; explore the shops, restaurants and bars on Nathan Road or take a tram ride in the evening to visit the Night Market*.

If you would like to experience more of Hong Kong at the end of your cruise, stay a little longer in the city with our post-cruise programme*.

OUR TIP:
Wooloomooloo is one of the most popular rooftop bars in Hong Kong, boasting exclusive drinks and an incredible panoramic view.

Mon, 20.02.2017

Hong Kong
Transfer to a first-class hotel, day room, transfer to scheduled flight to Germany in the evening

Tue, 21.02.2017

Arrival in Germany

* 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:

PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BALI – READY FOR THE ISLAND?


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: HONG KONG – SKYSCRAPERS AND PAGODAS

BOY, Duo

German-Swiss duo BOY, Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass, have released their second album WE WERE HERE. The album follows on from the duo's debut album, the highly-acclaimed and international success MUTUAL FRIENDS released in 2011.

WE WERE HERE finds BOY spreading their wings, exploring new textures and musical approaches while remaining true to their aesthetic.

BOY, Duo

talk2christiansen

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.

Wirtschaftsausblick 2017 (Teil 1)

Deutschland übernimmt im Dezember 2016 die G20-Präsidentschaft von China. Hamburg wird im Juli 2017 Gastgeber des wichtigsten Weltgipfels der Staats- und Regierungschefs. Unter neuer US Präsidentschaft und einem verlangsamten Wachstum in China - was sind die Erwartungen für die globale Wirtschaft, die Finanzmärkte? Wird der Euro den politischen Turbulenzen standhalten? Was sind die größten Herausforderungen in 2017 - vor dem Hintergrund von Brexit, Flüchtlingsströmen, geopolitische Spannungenn und einem fragilen Bankensystem - und was ist dran an den Gerüchten über neue, drohende Finanzkrisen? Exklusiv für die Gäste der MS EUROPA 2 begrüßt Sabine Christiansen im ersten Teil dieser Reise zu diesen Themen Ex-Finanzminister Theo Waigel.

Wirtschaftsausblick 2017 (Teil 2)

Im zweiten Teil der Reise will Sabine Christiansen diese Fragen mit Deutschlands bekanntestem Ökonomen, Prof. Hans Werner Sinn, erörtern. Kein anderer Ökonom hat die wirtschaftlichen Debatten der vergangen Jahrzehnte so stark geprägt wie er. Ob Wiedervereinigung, Sozialstaatsdebatte, Klimapolitik oder Finanzkrise stets bezog der Wissenschaftler klare, nicht immer mehrheitsfähige Positionen. Mit der Flüchtlingspolitik und der ungelösten Euro-Krise sieht Sinn auf Deutschland gewaltige Probleme zukommen.

talk2christiansen

Sarah Henke, Michelin-starred chef

After she received an education in a family owned business Sarah Henke began her career at the famous “Schlosshotel Lerbach”, and then moved to Portugal. In 2006 she started working at “Aqua”, a 3-Star Michelin restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg. At the early age of 29, she became a chef at the renowned restaurant “Spices” at the resort A-Rose Sylt in List. While working there, she earned her first Michelin star and 16 Gault Millau points for her subtle Asian aroma kitchen.

Since December 2016 Sarah Henke is cooking at the restaurant “YOSO” in Andernach, where her trademark still is the Asian elements kitchen.

Sarah Henke, Michelin-starred chef