On board MS EUROPA 2 from Monte Carlo to Lisbon
From siesta to fiesta.
Avant-garde architecture, popular party locations and playful elegance. Experience the style, glamour and diversity of Spain on sun-drenched coastlines with the best cruise ship in the world.
from Monte Carlo to Lisbon
|Cruise dates:||from 10.07.2017 to 19.07.2017 (9 days)|
|Your ship:||MS EUROPA 2|
8 days cruise only from $ 5,190 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from $ 5,780 per person
This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]
| Mon, 10.07.2017 |
Scheduled flight from Germany to Nice and transfer to embarkation point
Begin your cruise in one of Europe’s most glamorous places.
| Tue, 11.07.2017 |
Barcelona/Spain, arrival 18.00 hrs
Spain’s metropolis of trends and culture: explore Barcelona, home to the high street Las Ramblas, the Gothic quarter Barri Gotic and the overwhelming architecture of Antoni Gaudi, including the world-famous Sagrada Familia. Lovers of Spanish cuisine need look no further than a culinary tour*, whilst football fans can visit the legendary Camp Nou*.
| Wed, 12.07.2017 |
Barcelona, departure 18.00 hrs
| Thu, 13.07.2017 |
Palma de Mallorca/Mallorca/Balearic Islands/Spain, 8.00 – 0.00 hrs
Dominated by La Seu cathedral, the squares and churches of the old town are ideal for exploring in relaxation – for example, on a Segway tour*. Take a detour to the Santa Catarina bodega* for a picnic and wine-tasting session, the Tramuntana mountains* or Fornalutx and Soller*, which are some of Mallorca’s most beautiful locations.
| Fri, 14.07.2017 |
Ibiza/Balearic Islands/Spain, arrival 7.00 hrs
The beaches are known for their fine sand, stylish bars and boisterous atmospheres. You can party late into the night. Alternatively, take a stroll through the sophisticated old town, lined with original boutiques, designer shops and cafes inside the city walls. Alternatively, explore the island on a discovery tour* or kayak tour* including snorkeling, or treat yourself to a day of pampering in the Coco Beach Club*.
| Sat, 15.07.2017 |
Ibiza, departure 2.00 hrs
| Sun, 16.07.2017 |
Malaga/Spain , 8.00 – 20.00 hrs
Malaga is the second largest city in Andalusia and the birthplace of Picasso. Explore the city with its Roman theatre, the cathedral and the Alcazaba fortress – either on your own or on a Segway-tour*. Alternatively, you can take a scenic journey to Granada with a visit to the Alhambra*, a true masterpiece of Moorish-Arabian architecture in Europe.
| Mon, 17.07.2017 |
Cadiz/Spain, 8.00 – 19.00 hrs
With Andalusian flair and African charm, Cadiz has retained a truly special atmosphere, for instance in the old fishing district of La Vina. Explore the breathtaking scenery in the surrounding area on quad bikes* or on a walk in the La Brena Nature Reserve*. Experience the Spanish way of life in Seville*, the capital of Andalusia, whilst you discover the origins of sherry in Jerez*.
| Tue, 18.07.2017 |
Lisbon/Portugal, arrival 15.00 hrs
The same feeling experienced by the great seafarers: sail up the Tagus River on the EUROPA 2. Your private veranda will be your box seat. Visit the typical fado bars in the old town of Alfama before you set off on your journey home after one final night on board. Alternatively, stay a little longer with our post-cruise programmes*.
| Wed, 19.07.2017 |
* The post-cruise programme and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
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Combine this cruise with EUX1718 and save € 800 per person (applies to categories 1 – 14).
Clear and simple – our pricing model
¹ Please note that you can choose between a Veranda Suite and an Ocean Suite.
² You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here per person. Accommodation will be provided in a Veranda Suite or Ocean Suite in category 1 – 4, subject to availability. If you book a combination of one cruise with another cruise in a guaranteed Veranda or Ocean Suite, no combination discount will be offered and it will be necessary to change suites between the individual cruises. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number at the time of embarkation on board (limited allotment).
More travel information can be found here.
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:
YOUR PRIVATE POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME: EXPLORE LISBON PRIVATELY
Entertainment on board
On each cruise, we present artists from various genres. Among other things, you can look forward to the following programme.
For fashion lovers and trendsetters: a German fashion designer brings his core team on board for a totally exclusive presentation of his latest collection – dive into the fascinating world of design and fashion. Whether on the catwalk, in the exclusive pop-up store, at a make-up workshop or a fashion-and-food dinner, be inspired and discover the next season’s must-have colours and cuts.
Talbot Runhof has been firmly established both in Germany and internationally on the Parisian catwalks for more than 15 years now, and offers subtly elegant fashion with fascinating details.
If we were to elaborate, we could add the following: Never go too far, but always go far enough! For Adrian Runhof and Johnny Talbot, this is not just a design mantra, but a philosophy for life.
The best way to describe the Talbot Runhof look is to describe a Talbot Runhof customer: her charm, wit and noblesse often become apparent only at second glance. She pays attention to a few fascinating details that are not imposing, but ultimately add brilliance to her look. She seems refreshingly plain, but isn’t. Her subtle elegance perfects her look.
Johnny Talbot, designer
Born in Nashville, Tennessee/USA, in 1964, Johnny Talbot is a qualified electrical engineer. He initially worked as a programmer for the American government and later for Radio Free Europe in Munich. After an inspiring encounter with Adrian Runhof, he threw in the towel and devoted himself to a career in fashion design. Johnny is the mastermind behind the mathematical precision and the elaborate yet subtle construction of a Talbot Runhof dress.
Adrian Runhof, designer
Born in Mainz in 1963, Adrian Runhof studied business administration and grew up in a family of fashion producers and retailers. He launched his own fashion brand at an early stage and then worked as an adviser to various national and international fashion companies. His passion is the exquisite materials used by Talbot Runhof. He also defines the style and leads all areas of the Talbot Runhof brand world.
Dimitris Dimitrakoudis, hair & make up artist
If his parents had their way, Dimitris Dimitrakoudis would have studied medicine. Fortunately, in the lecture theatres of the Medical University of Vienna he decided against it, moved to Paris, and pursued his true calling. Dimitris’s passion is hair, from cutting to styling to hairdressing technology. He applied to Jacques Dessanges Paris and learned from the master in the arts of Parisian hairdressing. His next few jobs – at Vidal Sassoon in London and Bumble & Bumble in New York – were equally glamorous and show the importance Dimitris placed on perfecting his craft. All he needed now for a successful career in hairdressing was inspiration and contacts. Having spent a long time living and working abroad, including in Vienna, Budapest, Milan and Miami, Dimitris travelled frequently and still does. For many years, he has assisted the largest designers backstage at fashion weeks and as a L’Oreal ambassador, creating exclusive looks for their shows. Many international clients place their hair in Dimitris’s experienced hands, including the hottest faces on the modelling scene, beauty and fashion editors from the largest fashion magazines (who often book him for shoots) and popular bloggers. Dimitris and his long-term partner L’Oreal opened Germany’s first Kerastase institute. And the Braunschweig salon noon individual hair has been running for 14 years now and has been Dimitris’s residence of choice since 2015. To give his creativity more room to grow, the enterprising hair and make-up artist closed his salon in Hamburg in early 2015. It goes without saying that he has not turned his back on his fans in Hamburg: every month they can book an appointment with him and his Hamburg team in the city centre at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Strasse 47.
Markus Schneider, winegrower
Markus Schneider grew up in Ellerstadt, a small Palatinate community with vineyard after vineyard and winery after winery. And yet Markus Schneider has created something very special here: the vineyard he set up in 1994 with just one hectare of land has become an international brand. Today, he cultivates around 92 hectares of vines, and his wines appear on the lists of top international restaurants and hotels and the world’s best airlines and cruise ship fleets. Schneider places particular value on a biological approach – no herbicides, insecticides or artificial fertilisers, but careful under-vine cultivation, purely organic fertilisers and sowing various grasses and herbs to strengthen the vineyard.
Sven Ratzke, entertainer and singer
The entertainer and singer extraordinaire, born in 1977, has held solo shows for the last ten years all over Europe and even in New York and Sydney. The German-Dutch performer is considered the homme fatal of the chanson and cabaret scene and gives a unique interpretation of the modern Vaudeville theatre with elements from cabaret and personality show.
He also enjoys working closely with other artists such as film legend Hanna Schygulla, punk goddess Nina Hagen, Dutch superstar Ellen ten Damme, underground legend Joey Arias and star soprano Claron McFadden.
At the age of just 16, Sven toured the Netherlands with the popular theatre circus De Parade. He has organised the Deutsch-Niederlaendische Naechte event in Amsterdam since 2006 together with the Goethe-Institut and, in 2008/09, he played the main role in the Dutch production of the musical Cabaret, as the Emcee. Since 2013, he has played Hedwig in the New York rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch in Berlin and Amsterdam. The proud winner of many a cabaret award also tours tirelessly with a band or pianist, writes columns, presents and works as a writer. Sven Ratzke lives in Amsterdam and Berlin.
Xavier de Maistre, harpist
Xavier de Maistre belongs to an elite category of soloists who are redefining what is possible with their instrument. Born in Toulon he began studying harp aged nine. He studied in Paris and in 1998 he was awarded first prize at the International Harp Competition in Bloomington, Indiana, immediately becoming the first French musician to join the ranks of the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Aside from commissions from composers such as Kaija Saariaho, he performs works like Smetana’s “Ma Vlast" with breathtaking precision, presenting masterful arrangements of works that are usually played by an entire orchestra. The interpretation of these works, that few harpists before him have even considered playing, has contributed to his reputation as one of the most creative and extraordinary musicians of his generation.
Xavier de Maistre has appeared with major orchestras under the direction of such eminent conductors as Bertrand de Billy, Lionel Bringuier, Daniele Gatti, Kristjan Järvi, Philippe Jordan, Riccardo Muti, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and André Previn. He performs at many leading international festivals, including Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Salzburg Festival, Budapest Spring Festival and Mostly Mozart in New York. He collaborates with such chamber music partners as Diana Damrau, Magali Mosnier, Daniel Müller-Schott, Baiba Skride and Arabella Steinbacher. Since 2001 Xavier de Maistre has taught at the Hamburg Academy of Music. He also gives regular masterclasses at New York’s Juilliard School of Music, Tokyo’s Toho University and London’s Trinity College of Music.
Holiday time is family time – and all the more exciting on the EUROPA 2 with lots of options for parents and children to explore the world together but also to go their own ways. 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 excursions* that have been specially designed for them. Our travel concierge will be happy to provide you with recommendations for your personal family excursions*.
* This service is not included in the cruise price.