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MS EUROPA 2 - from Bilbao to Hamburg
Cruise EUX1719
01.08.2017 - 12.08.2017 (11 days)
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01.08.2017 - 12.08.2017

Metropolises with style.

MS EUROPA 2 - from Bilbao to Hamburg

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Cruise EUX1719

01.08.2017 - 12.08.2017

11 days (10 days cruise only)

    Basque culture, French savoir-vivre, the flair of small islands and Dutch avant-garde: cruise along the western coast of Europe, home to lifestyle, luxury and exciting cities.


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

    Price specials - Extended fun

    Combine this cruise with EUX1720 and save € 800 per person (applies to categories 1 – 14).

    The highlights of this cruise

    Your ship - MS EUROPA 2

    Twenty-one-knots. And no tie.

    All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: on board the EUROPA 2, you can enjoy the highest level of casual luxury with a maximum of 500 guests. The ship has been awarded the coveted distinction of 5-stars-plus by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018.

    More about MS EUROPA 2

    Your suites on MS EUROPA 2

    Veranda Suite
    • Living area: 28 m² (301 ft²); veranda: 7 m² (75 ft²)
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Exclusive living area with a chaise longue
    • Bathtub and separate shower
    • Free mini bar
    Ocean Suite
    • Living area: 28 m² (301 ft²); veranda: 7 m² (75 ft²)
    • Natural light in the bathroom
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Whirlpool tube and separate shower
    • Separate toilet
    • Free mini bar
    Penthouse Suite, for disabled guests
    • Living area: 42 m² (452 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Bathroom with two washbasins
    • Separate WC
    • Butler service
    • Free mini bar
    Family Apartment
    • Living area: 2 × 20 m²
      (2 x 215 ft²)
      veranda: 2 × 7 m² (2 x 75 ft²)
    • Connecting door between the rooms and verandas
    • Separate toilets
    • Free mini bars
    Grand Penthouse Suite
    • Living area: 78 m² (840 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining table
    • Guest toilet
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Shower with steam sauna.
    • Whirlpool and daybed in the bathroom
    • Butler service
    • Free mini-bar
    • Further exclusive service privileges
    Owner Suite
    • Living area: 99 m² (1,066 ft²); veranda: 15 m² (161 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping area
    • Separate dining table
    • Guest toilet
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Shower with steam sauna
    • Whirlpool and daybed in the bathroom
    • Butler service
    • Free mini bar
    • Further exclusive service privileges
    Grand Ocean Suite
    • Living area: 42 m² (452 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Separate toilet
    • Natural light in the bathroom
    • Shower with steam sauna
    • Whirlpool tub
    • Free mini bar
    Penthouse Suite
    • Living area: 42 m² (452 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Whirlpool tub and separate shower
    • Separate toilet
    • Butler service
    • Free mini bar

    At anchor - If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tenders or Zodiacs.

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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 01.08.2017

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Bilbao and transfer to embarkation point

    Tuesday, 01.08.2017

    Bilbao/Spain, departure 23.00 hrs

    Start your cruise a little earlier with our pre-cruise programme* and explore the famous Guggenheim Museum.

    Wednesday, 02.08.2017

    St.-Jean-de-Luz/France , 8.00 – 14.00 hrs

    The unmissable old town with its Basque houses is chic and beautiful. La Grand Plage is chic and relaxing with its picturesque beach promenade.

    Thursday, 03.08.2017

    Bordeaux/France, arrival 5.45 hrs

    The vibrant city of Bordeaux on the banks of the Garonne River is a haven for connoisseurs – for example, at a wine-tasting session* in the wine-growing region of Medoc, on a visit to the medieval commune of Saint-Emillion* or on a boat tour* through the bay of Arcachon, where you can try some freshly caught world-famous oysters.

    OUR TIP:
    Like God in France.
    Home to some of the best restaurants in the country, such as La Tupina*, Bordeaux is a dream destination for gourmets. Our travel concierge will be happy to reserve a table for you.

    Friday, 04.08.2017

    Bordeaux, departure 17.00 hrs

    Saturday, 05.08.2017

    Le Palais/Belle-Ile/France , 7.00 – 15.00 hrs

    Small, relaxed and very charming, Belle-Ile lives up to its name. In Le Palais, whose doubly reinforced city walls are unique in all of France, you will find boutiques and cafes where you can while away the hours.

    Sunday, 06.08.2017

    St. Helier/Jersey/Channel Islands/Great Britain , 12.00 – 18.00 hrs

    The Central Market is a show of greatness, both architectural and culinary. Outside of the town, the rugged beauty of Jersey awaits you with impressive island views*.

    Monday, 07.08.2017

    Honfleur/France, 6.30 – 16.00 hrs

    The harbour is picturesque, the alleys are winding and the half-timbered buildings are atmospheric: take a walk and explore one of the gems of Normandy. Or visit Rouen*, the “city of 100 church towers”. Alternatively, try a regional speciality – Calvados – on a trip into Pays d’Auge*.

    Tuesday, 08.08.2017

    Antwerp/Belgium, 12.00 – 0.00 hrs

    Featuring styles of the Late Middle Ages, the Renaissance, baroque, art nouveau and art deco, Antwerp’s old town is a masterpiece. Explore the city of diamonds on a carriage ride*, a tour in the footsteps of Peter Paul Rubens* or an evening pub tour. Alternatively, head to the centre of European power: Brussels*.

    Wednesday, 09.08.2017

    Amsterdam/Netherlands, arrival 15.00 hrs

    With bridges and canals, Dam Square and a flower market, bicycles and freedom, Amsterdam is one of the best cities in which to live in Europe. How about a Segway tour* along the narrow water fronts, a canal trip* or a tour of the trendy district of Jordaan?

    Thursday, 10.08.2017

    Amsterdam, departure 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 11.08.2017

    Hamburg/Germany, arrival 18.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Cruising on the Elbe and Hamburg at sunset make for an idyllic final backdrop to your cruise. Your cruise will come to an end after one more night on board.

    Saturday, 12.08.2017

    Hamburg
    Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

    Pre & Post-Program for your trip

    The following programmes can be booked.

    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:

    Guided Pre and Post-Programs

    Our proven pre and post programs cover a wide range of excursions and experiences and are accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. For all travelers who like to share experiences in a group of like-minded people.

    GUIDED PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BILBAO – THE STYLISH CULTURAL METROPOLIS

    Your individual Travel arrangements

    Our travel concierge will be pleased to tailor exclusive travel arrangements to your wishes. From trendy design hotels to luxury beach resorts to insider tips for the most exciting metropolises - exclusive recommendations can be found here and at www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Your travel concierge is available to you before traveling and on board.

    YOUR INDIVIDUAL CRUISE ARRANGEMENT

    * The pre-cruise programme and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
    = at anchor

    You can look forward to the following programme:


    Family cruise

    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... Read more

    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.

     

     

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    MS EUROPA 2 - FREEDOM THAT TAKES YOU PLACES

    The EUROPA 2

    All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: on board the EUROPA 2, you can enjoy the highest level of casual luxury with a maximum of 500 guests. The ship has been awarded the coveted distinction of 5-stars-plus by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018.

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    Suites

    Plenty of room to feel good in our suites. On board there are no cabins but only suites with their own veranda. With a size of 35 to 114 m² and unlimited open space.

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    Restaurants

    Delicious diversity in seven restaurants. From upscale modern cuisine to a rich variety of Asian delights. Some opulent, some light, some fresh from the grill, some rustically inspired. The stylish ambiance in the seven restaurants underscores the most pleasurable gourmet expectations.

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    Bars

    Atmospheric evenings in six stylish bars. The bars on board the EUROPA 2 will quickly become your favourite places. Whichever you choose, a discreet service, a wide selection of drinks and snacks, as well as a wonderful ambience will provide you with unforgettable moments during your stay on board.

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    Relaxation

    The spacious OCEAN SPA awaits you with everything you could wish for to vitalise body and mind over an area of more than 800 m²/8,611 ft². And so that you never forget where you are, you'll always have a fantastic view of the open sea.

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    Entertainment

    Raise the curtain! Enjoy unforgettable events and spectacular shows featuring famous artists and stars on board the EUROPA 2. Great comedy, music from classical to pop, and exciting presentations and talks - and always first class.

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    Additional 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.
    MS EUROPA 2 - from Bilbao to Hamburg Metropolises with style.
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