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MS EUROPA 2 - from Hamburg to Lisbon
Cruise EUX1726
02.10.2017 - 15.10.2017 (13 days)
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02.10.2017 - 15.10.2017

The highlights of western Europe.

MS EUROPA 2 - from Hamburg to Lisbon

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Cruise EUX1726

02.10.2017 - 15.10.2017

13 days (13 days cruise only)

    Western Europe from England to Portugal: between trends, delights and cultural diversity, you will travel along the picturesque Atlantic coast of our home continent – with a variety of highlights in every port.


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

    Price specials - Extended fun

    Combine this cruise with EUX1727 and save € 1,000 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.

    Golf course - You stop at the world's best and most beautiful greens and are overseen by a PGA golf professional.

    Monday, 02.10.2017

    Individual arrival
    Hamburg/Germany, departure 18.00 hrs

    Your cruise starts in the port of Hamburg.

    Tuesday, 03.10.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 04.10.2017

    Greenwich (London)/England/Great Britain , arrival 13.00 hrs

    From the place that determines the world’s time, you will soon reach Europe’s capital of design, culture and lifestyle: London. Experience the British capital with all its highlights, at your leisure or on a visit to the hip district of Camden. Alternatively, set out for the heart of the Anglican Church: Canterbury Cathedral*. For an atmospheric finish, cruise the Thames with the EUROPA 2.

    Thursday, 05.10.2017

    Greenwich (London)

    Friday, 06.10.2017

    Greenwich (London) , departure 13.30 hrs

    Saturday, 07.10.2017

    St. Peter Port/Guernsey/Channel Islands/Great Britain , 12.00 – 23.00 hrs

    Cypresses, bananas and palm trees alongside English cottages and country houses? Only on Guernsey. Explore the spectacular landscape on a guided coastal walk*, an island tour* or in a speedy RIB*.

    Sunday, 08.10.2017

    St. Malo/France , 9.00 – 21.00 hrs

    A place like a medieval sea fortress: be inspired by a walk through the old town. Just outside the city lies one of the world’s most famous pilgrimage sites: the monastic island of Mont Saint Michel*. Connoisseurs travel to Cancale* – Brittany’s oyster capital.

    Monday, 09.10.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 10.10.2017

    Bilbao/Spain , 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

    The world’s oldest transporter bridge by Alberto Palacio Elissague. The metro stations of Sir Norman Foster. And, of course, the spectacular Guggenheim Museum* by Frank O. Gehry: Bilbao is a mecca for fans of architecture and art. Nature lovers cruise through the Basque country* in an all-terrain vehicle*.

    Wednesday, 11.10.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 12.10.2017

    Vilagarcia/Spain , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Narrow alleys and houses in the Moorish style: the coastal town is like something from a painting. From here, you will reach the legendary destination of St. James’s Way: Santiago de Compostela*.

    Friday, 13.10.2017

    Leixoes (Porto)/Portugal , 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

    La Ribeira, Porto’s old town, stretches down to the banks of the Douro as a series of terraces and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a tour and discover the winding streets with their magnificent squares. Alternatively, embark on a river trip with port wine tasting*.

    OUR TIP:
    Tiles tell stories. Like the blue “azulejos” in Porto’s Sao Bento station. Definitely worth a look.

    Saturday, 14.10.2017

    Lisbon/Portugal, arrival 12.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Sunday, 15.10.2017

    Lisbon

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 15.10.2017

    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

    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:

    Your private Pre and Post-Programs

    Discover your destinations in a personal setting for two - ideal for those who do not want to join a group. The excursions included in the program are accompanied by a local guide who will meet your individual wishes. In addition, there is sufficient time and space for your own activities. Transfers are organized with cars and private drivers. Prices for more or less than two persons are available on request.

    YOUR PRIVATE POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME: EXPLORE LISBON PRIVATELY

    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 POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SINTRA AND CASCAIS WITH THE BEETLE CABRIOLET

    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 - HAMBURG

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

    You can look forward to the following programme:

    art2sea

    Famous museums and well-known galleries, art discussions with experts and artists on board: art2sea is a diverse, inspiring voyage into the world of art. In collaboration with WELTKUNST magazine and its editor-in-chief Dr Lisa Zeitz, popular artists provide an exciting look behind the scenes of the international art world.

    Thole Rotermund, art dealer

    Born in 1967, Thole Rotermund came into contact with Henri Nannen while still at school. Nannen, the celebrated German journalist and modern art collector who founded the Kunsthalle in Emden, sparked Rotermund’s love affair... Read more

    Born in 1967, Thole Rotermund came into contact with Henri Nannen while still at school. Nannen, the celebrated German journalist and modern art collector who founded the Kunsthalle in Emden, sparked Rotermund’s love affair with classical modern art. This set him on his future career path and motivated him to move to Hamburg to study literature and art history. Study trips to San Francisco and Munich followed. He graduated with a master’s degree and worked on a number of freelance art projects. In 1997, he took up a post as an expert for modern art at the international auction house Villa Grisebach in Berlin. Three years later, he returned to Hamburg to set up a dealership, combining his enthusiasm for modern art with professional commitment. He started out as a specialist in classical modern works on paper and has since established his gallery – Thole Rotermund Kunsthandel – as one of Europe’s leading dealerships in modern art. It specialises in watercolours and drawings of early-20th-century artists: these include August Macke, Franz Marc, Paul Klee, Alexej von Jawlensky and Lyonel Feininger, as well as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel, Christian Rohlfs and Emil Nolde. But also the abstract tendencies of early post-war art – for example, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Eduard Bargheer, etc. – are represented.

    Besides classical art trade, Thole Rotermund offers highly professional advisory services designed to allow collectors to buy or sell artworks with confidence and discretion. Art-historical expertise, an eye for quality and close attention to detail are essential assets in helping to build up, manage and maintain collections, both private and public. Thole Rotermund Kunsthandel is represented on the major art fairs in Cologne, Munich, Hamburg and soon New York, and enjoys contacts with a strong network of international collectors and museum curators. In addition, Rotermund is member of the board of the Bundesverband deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler (Association of German Galleries and Art Dealers).

    Already since 2008, Rotermund is a regular guest at the Gallery on the seas on MS EUROPA where, in the context of exhibitions with a contemporary orientation, he deliberately sets an accent on classical modern art.

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    Thole Rotermund, art dealer

    Born in 1967, Thole Rotermund came into contact with Henri Nannen while still at school. Nannen, the celebrated German journalist and modern art collector who founded the Kunsthalle in Emden, sparked Rotermund’s love affair with classical modern art. This set him on his future career path and motivated him to move to Hamburg to study literature and art history. Study trips to San Francisco and Munich followed. He graduated with a master’s degree and worked on a number of freelance art projects. In 1997, he took up a post as an expert for modern art at the international auction house Villa Grisebach in Berlin. Three years later, he returned to Hamburg to set up a dealership, combining his enthusiasm for modern art with professional commitment. He started out as a specialist in classical modern works on paper and has since established his gallery – Thole Rotermund Kunsthandel – as one of Europe’s leading dealerships in modern art. It specialises in watercolours and drawings of early-20th-century artists: these include August Macke, Franz Marc, Paul Klee, Alexej von Jawlensky and Lyonel Feininger, as well as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel, Christian Rohlfs and Emil Nolde. But also the abstract tendencies of early post-war art – for example, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Eduard Bargheer, etc. – are represented.

    Besides classical art trade, Thole Rotermund offers highly professional advisory services designed to allow collectors to buy or sell artworks with confidence and discretion. Art-historical expertise, an eye for quality and close attention to detail are essential assets in helping to build up, manage and maintain collections, both private and public. Thole Rotermund Kunsthandel is represented on the major art fairs in Cologne, Munich, Hamburg and soon New York, and enjoys contacts with a strong network of international collectors and museum curators. In addition, Rotermund is member of the board of the Bundesverband deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler (Association of German Galleries and Art Dealers).

    Already since 2008, Rotermund is a regular guest at the Gallery on the seas on MS EUROPA where, in the context of exhibitions with a contemporary orientation, he deliberately sets an accent on classical modern art.

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    Dr Lisa Zeitz, editor-in-chief of WELTKUNST

    Lisa Zeitz is editor-in-chief of Weltkunst and Kunst und Auktionen. After studying art history in Freiburg and Florence, she obtained her PhD in Munich with a thesis on Titian. She worked at AXA Art Insurance in New York,... Read more

    Lisa Zeitz is editor-in-chief of Weltkunst and Kunst und Auktionen. After studying art history in Freiburg and Florence, she obtained her PhD in Munich with a thesis on Titian. She worked at AXA Art Insurance in New York, became the representative and CFO of Villa Grisebach Auctions, and later art market correspondent to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. She published an award-winning catalogue raisonne of Napoleonic medals together with her father, Joachim Zeitz, and wrote the biography of Werner Muensterberger (1913 to 2011) who was a collector of African art as well as a psychoanalyst specialising in collectors and forgers: “The Man with the Masks” (in German), Berlin Verlag, 2013. Lisa Zeitz lives in Berlin with her husband and three children.

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    Dr Lisa Zeitz, editor-in-chief of WELTKUNST

    Lisa Zeitz is editor-in-chief of Weltkunst and Kunst und Auktionen. After studying art history in Freiburg and Florence, she obtained her PhD in Munich with a thesis on Titian. She worked at AXA Art Insurance in New York, became the representative and CFO of Villa Grisebach Auctions, and later art market correspondent to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. She published an award-winning catalogue raisonne of Napoleonic medals together with her father, Joachim Zeitz, and wrote the biography of Werner Muensterberger (1913 to 2011) who was a collector of African art as well as a psychoanalyst specialising in collectors and forgers: “The Man with the Masks” (in German), Berlin Verlag, 2013. Lisa Zeitz lives in Berlin with her husband and three children.

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    Uta Grosenick, art historian

    The special field of art historian Uta Grosenick is contemporary art. After her studies, she has worked as curator at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, and as curator at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. From... Read more

    The special field of art historian Uta Grosenick is contemporary art. After her studies, she has worked as curator at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, and as curator at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. From 1999 on, she has edited numerous anthologies and monographs on art positions of the 20th and 21st century as well as books on contemporary art und individual artists at Taschen and DuMont publishing. Since 2010, Uta Grosenick has been the managing publisher at art publishing house DISTANZ in Berlin.

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    Uta Grosenick, art historian

    The special field of art historian Uta Grosenick is contemporary art. After her studies, she has worked as curator at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, and as curator at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. From 1999 on, she has edited numerous anthologies and monographs on art positions of the 20th and 21st century as well as books on contemporary art und individual artists at Taschen and DuMont publishing. Since 2010, Uta Grosenick has been the managing publisher at art publishing house DISTANZ in Berlin.

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    Prof Dr Rafael Arnold, philologist

    Rafael Arnold was born in Stuttgart in 1968. He pursued Jewish and Romance studies in Heidelberg, Rome and Madrid. He earned his PhD in Heidelberg in 2002. He worked as a professor in Paderborn from 2004 to 2010. Since 2010,... Read more

    Rafael Arnold was born in Stuttgart in 1968. He pursued Jewish and Romance studies in Heidelberg, Rome and Madrid. He earned his PhD in Heidelberg in 2002. He worked as a professor in Paderborn from 2004 to 2010. Since 2010, he has been the chair of the Romance linguistics department at the University of Rostock.
    Of his numerous publications, his translations and editions of the complete works of Luís de Camões (1524 to 1580), Portugal’s national poet, stand out in particular. Rafael Arnold is especially fascinated by his epic work The Lusiads, which celebrates the voyages of discovery by the Portuguese.

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    Prof Dr Rafael Arnold, philologist

    Rafael Arnold was born in Stuttgart in 1968. He pursued Jewish and Romance studies in Heidelberg, Rome and Madrid. He earned his PhD in Heidelberg in 2002. He worked as a professor in Paderborn from 2004 to 2010. Since 2010, he has been the chair of the Romance linguistics department at the University of Rostock.
    Of his numerous publications, his translations and editions of the complete works of Luís de Camões (1524 to 1580), Portugal’s national poet, stand out in particular. Rafael Arnold is especially fascinated by his epic work The Lusiads, which celebrates the voyages of discovery by the Portuguese.

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    Minjung Kim, painter

    Minjung Kim was born in Korea in 1962. Her paintings demonstrate the luminous power of ink. They feature depths of space that are filled with a sense of wonder, and above all desire – desire for vastness. Minjung Kim sees the... Read more

    Minjung Kim was born in Korea in 1962. Her paintings demonstrate the luminous power of ink. They feature depths of space that are filled with a sense of wonder, and above all desire – desire for vastness. Minjung Kim sees the vastness in her watercolours as sonic space, and the contours of the hills, which grow ever fainter, as melody. Her watercolours are all similar but also quite different. They radiate a gentle calm, which is meant to be carried over to the observer, too. Minjung Kim removes contrasts without eliminating a sense of antagonism. This is what makes her work so unusual. We don’t simply stand in front of these watercolours and observe them; we are invited to experience them as reality and to become part of this reality ourselves. We almost become an observer within the painting. But, at the same time, the artist keeps us at a distance. We perceive the paintings with understanding and feel the calm as an extension of ourselves – wonderful patterns of light and shade in which anything goes, as long as the mystical calm remains undisturbed. Minjung Kim lives and works in southern France. Her paintings are exhibited in galleries and museums and at art fairs around the world.

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    Minjung Kim, painter

    Minjung Kim was born in Korea in 1962. Her paintings demonstrate the luminous power of ink. They feature depths of space that are filled with a sense of wonder, and above all desire – desire for vastness. Minjung Kim sees the vastness in her watercolours as sonic space, and the contours of the hills, which grow ever fainter, as melody. Her watercolours are all similar but also quite different. They radiate a gentle calm, which is meant to be carried over to the observer, too. Minjung Kim removes contrasts without eliminating a sense of antagonism. This is what makes her work so unusual. We don’t simply stand in front of these watercolours and observe them; we are invited to experience them as reality and to become part of this reality ourselves. We almost become an observer within the painting. But, at the same time, the artist keeps us at a distance. We perceive the paintings with understanding and feel the calm as an extension of ourselves – wonderful patterns of light and shade in which anything goes, as long as the mystical calm remains undisturbed. Minjung Kim lives and works in southern France. Her paintings are exhibited in galleries and museums and at art fairs around the world.

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    Axel Rüger, Director of the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

    Axel Rüger was born in Dortmund in 1968. He studied art history in Berlin at the Freie Universitaet, at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and at Queen’s University, Kingston, in Canada. Rüger worked at a number of... Read more

    Axel Rüger was born in Dortmund in 1968. He studied art history in Berlin at the Freie Universitaet, at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and at Queen’s University, Kingston, in Canada. Rüger worked at a number of museums in Atlanta, Detroit and Washington before being appointed as curator of Dutch Pain-tings (1600 to 1800) at the National Gallery in London. During his time in London, Rüger curated international exhibitions such as Vermeer and the Delft School, Aelbert Cuyp and Masterpieces of Seventeenth Century Dutch Portrait Painting.

    In April 2006, Axel Rüger became the director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Under his leadership, a number of large-scale projects have been realised, such as the exhibitions Van Gogh and the colours of the night, Van Gogh at Work, Munch: Van Gogh, a large-scale research project on and complete new edition of Van Gogh’s letters, the re-display of the permanent collection and a new website as well as a new multimedia tour. In 2015, the museum also realised a new 20-million-euro expansion with a new main entrance. Under Rüger’s leadership, the museum has grown to 2.1 million annual visitors.

    Rüger has published on 17th-century Dutch art. Now he lectures on the Van Gogh Museum and museological topics and appears regularly in the media.

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    Axel Rüger, Director of the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

    Axel Rüger was born in Dortmund in 1968. He studied art history in Berlin at the Freie Universitaet, at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and at Queen’s University, Kingston, in Canada. Rüger worked at a number of museums in Atlanta, Detroit and Washington before being appointed as curator of Dutch Pain-tings (1600 to 1800) at the National Gallery in London. During his time in London, Rüger curated international exhibitions such as Vermeer and the Delft School, Aelbert Cuyp and Masterpieces of Seventeenth Century Dutch Portrait Painting.

    In April 2006, Axel Rüger became the director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Under his leadership, a number of large-scale projects have been realised, such as the exhibitions Van Gogh and the colours of the night, Van Gogh at Work, Munch: Van Gogh, a large-scale research project on and complete new edition of Van Gogh’s letters, the re-display of the permanent collection and a new website as well as a new multimedia tour. In 2015, the museum also realised a new 20-million-euro expansion with a new main entrance. Under Rüger’s leadership, the museum has grown to 2.1 million annual visitors.

    Rüger has published on 17th-century Dutch art. Now he lectures on the Van Gogh Museum and museological topics and appears regularly in the media.

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    Sarah Moon, photographer

    The elegant and striking photos of Sarah Moon (*1941, France), who lives in Paris, have been an integral part of the international fashion world since the 1970s. Her idiosyncratic work for designers such as Dior, Chanel and... Read more

    The elegant and striking photos of Sarah Moon (*1941, France), who lives in Paris, have been an integral part of the international fashion world since the 1970s. Her idiosyncratic work for designers such as Dior, Chanel and Cacharel has an irresistible magic.

    Sarah Moon is a self-taught photographer who learned her craft while working as a haute couture model after completing her art studies. In 1968, she began working behind the camera instead, and found immediate success with her unmistakable photographic style: in the same year, she took part in a group exhibition on avant-garde fashion photography in the Parisian Galerie Delpire. This was to be the start of a unique career that would see Moon’s work appear in leading fashion magazines such as Marie Claire, Elle and Vogue.

    Today, Sarah Moon is one of the world’s best-known fashion photographers and has applied her poetic, often dreamlike imagery to motifs outside the fashion world as well – including, since the 1990s, her film work.

     

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    Sarah Moon, photographer

    The elegant and striking photos of Sarah Moon (*1941, France), who lives in Paris, have been an integral part of the international fashion world since the 1970s. Her idiosyncratic work for designers such as Dior, Chanel and Cacharel has an irresistible magic.

    Sarah Moon is a self-taught photographer who learned her craft while working as a haute couture model after completing her art studies. In 1968, she began working behind the camera instead, and found immediate success with her unmistakable photographic style: in the same year, she took part in a group exhibition on avant-garde fashion photography in the Parisian Galerie Delpire. This was to be the start of a unique career that would see Moon’s work appear in leading fashion magazines such as Marie Claire, Elle and Vogue.

    Today, Sarah Moon is one of the world’s best-known fashion photographers and has applied her poetic, often dreamlike imagery to motifs outside the fashion world as well – including, since the 1990s, her film work.

     

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    Carola Persiehl, gallery owner

    Galerie Commeter first opened its doors on Johannisstrasse in October 1821, the first company of its kind in Hamburg. Its founders, Ernst Georg Harzen (1790 – 1862) and Matthias Commeter (1791 – 1869), were a major influence... Read more

    Galerie Commeter first opened its doors on Johannisstrasse in October 1821, the first company of its kind in Hamburg. Its founders, Ernst Georg Harzen (1790 – 1862) and Matthias Commeter (1791 – 1869), were a major influence on artistic life in Hamburg until 1847. Even after its founders had departed, the gallery remained a key part of the Hamburg art scene and was taken over by Wilhelm Becker and Christian Meyer in 1847. They were followed in 1878 by Wilhelm Suhr, who moved the gallery to Hermannstrasse and led it into the nascent modern age. In 1908, under the management of Wilhelm Suhr Junior, the gallery moved to a new home, a magnificent art nouveau building where it remains to this day. Andreas Suhr briefly managed the gallery from 1952, and was succeeded in 1969 by his daughter Hella Suhr and her husband Bernd Sommer. Hella Suhr handed over the reins in 1997 – once again keeping it in the family – to Carola Persiehl, whose great-great-grandfather once took over Galerie Commeter. Carola is still running the business today and has placed the gallery at the heart of the modern art scene. From the outset, her gallery programme has been shaped by a certain philosophy: “If you want to recommend a picture, you have to fall in love with it”, she says of her work. Harzen and Commeter’s legacy is a love of art and a head for business, combining idealism and knowledge with a pragmatic acknowledgement that even the good, the true and the beautiful have their price. This legacy has been preserved through all the gallery’s ups and downs and forms a solid foundation for everything Galerie Commeter will help us to discover in the future.

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    Carola Persiehl, gallery owner

    Galerie Commeter first opened its doors on Johannisstrasse in October 1821, the first company of its kind in Hamburg. Its founders, Ernst Georg Harzen (1790 – 1862) and Matthias Commeter (1791 – 1869), were a major influence on artistic life in Hamburg until 1847. Even after its founders had departed, the gallery remained a key part of the Hamburg art scene and was taken over by Wilhelm Becker and Christian Meyer in 1847. They were followed in 1878 by Wilhelm Suhr, who moved the gallery to Hermannstrasse and led it into the nascent modern age. In 1908, under the management of Wilhelm Suhr Junior, the gallery moved to a new home, a magnificent art nouveau building where it remains to this day. Andreas Suhr briefly managed the gallery from 1952, and was succeeded in 1969 by his daughter Hella Suhr and her husband Bernd Sommer. Hella Suhr handed over the reins in 1997 – once again keeping it in the family – to Carola Persiehl, whose great-great-grandfather once took over Galerie Commeter. Carola is still running the business today and has placed the gallery at the heart of the modern art scene. From the outset, her gallery programme has been shaped by a certain philosophy: “If you want to recommend a picture, you have to fall in love with it”, she says of her work. Harzen and Commeter’s legacy is a love of art and a head for business, combining idealism and knowledge with a pragmatic acknowledgement that even the good, the true and the beautiful have their price. This legacy has been preserved through all the gallery’s ups and downs and forms a solid foundation for everything Galerie Commeter will help us to discover in the future.

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    Rupprecht Matthies, artist

    Rupprecht Matthies, an artist born in Hamburg in 1959, studied under Gustav Kluge from 1982 to 1986 at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg. Rupprecht Matthies is multitalented and has long been known beyond his home city for... Read more

    Rupprecht Matthies, an artist born in Hamburg in 1959, studied under Gustav Kluge from 1982 to 1986 at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg. Rupprecht Matthies is multitalented and has long been known beyond his home city for sculptures and paintings as well as for mobiles and installations.

    He particularly loves words and manuscripts, which he hangs from ceilings as mobiles or attaches to walls. His artworks, which are made from a range of materials, are usually displayed in unexpected places to encourage communication.

    The artist has carried out public and social projects in Erlangen, Dresden, Stuttgart, Munich and the Netherlands. His works have been displayed in cities such as Goettingen, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden and Bremen, as well as in Denver, Prague, Reykjavik, Mumbai, Pusan and Zurich. Publications such as embrace (2010), offen (2009), Mut (2006) and NA UND! (1999) contain the powerful voice of an artist whose compositions allow the reader to rediscover language and writing.

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    Rupprecht Matthies, artist

    Rupprecht Matthies, an artist born in Hamburg in 1959, studied under Gustav Kluge from 1982 to 1986 at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg. Rupprecht Matthies is multitalented and has long been known beyond his home city for sculptures and paintings as well as for mobiles and installations.

    He particularly loves words and manuscripts, which he hangs from ceilings as mobiles or attaches to walls. His artworks, which are made from a range of materials, are usually displayed in unexpected places to encourage communication.

    The artist has carried out public and social projects in Erlangen, Dresden, Stuttgart, Munich and the Netherlands. His works have been displayed in cities such as Goettingen, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden and Bremen, as well as in Denver, Prague, Reykjavik, Mumbai, Pusan and Zurich. Publications such as embrace (2010), offen (2009), Mut (2006) and NA UND! (1999) contain the powerful voice of an artist whose compositions allow the reader to rediscover language and writing.

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    Family cruise

    Holiday time is family time – and particularly relaxing on the EUROPA 2: with plenty of opportunities for parents and children to explore the world together and 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 particularly relaxing on the EUROPA 2: with plenty of opportunities for parents and children to explore the world together and 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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    Wolfgang Trepper, comedian and cabaret artist

    Wolfgang Trepper comes from Duisburg. After completing business management training in the steel industry, he went on to become Germany’s first full-time manager of a Bundesliga handball team. This was followed by some time spent at Radio Duisburg, where he worked as a presenter from 1997 to 2006... Read more

    Wolfgang Trepper comes from Duisburg. After completing business management training in the steel industry, he went on to become Germany’s first full-time manager of a Bundesliga handball team. This was followed by some time spent at Radio Duisburg, where he worked as a presenter from 1997 to 2006 and held the position of managing editor. Trepper began his career as a cabaret artist in 2003. Wolfgang has meanwhile brought 16 solo cabaret programmes to the stage, won six German Comedy Awards and performed 250 times a year around Germany since 2006: guest appearances on TV shows (Genial daneben, ZDF Fernsehgarten, Carmen Nebel and Vier sind das Volk) and on his “own show” as a presenter on Da wird mir übel (ZDFneo) alongside Anastasia Zampounidis, and on Ohne Garantie (ZDF). He frequently performs live at Quatsch Comedy Club and the Wühlmäusen in Berlin and is a regular at the Schmidt-Theater in Hamburg. In 2011, he played alongside Dirk Bach in the musical Kein Pardon by Thomas Hermanns and Hape Kerkeling. Since 2015, he has performed on stage with singer Mary Roos as part of the programme Nutten, Koks und frische Erdbeeren.

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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.

    Experience the most beautiful golf courses with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

    On our exclusive Golf & Cruise voyages we have reserved the best greens for you in advance and put together attractive basic packages.

    Basic package: 4 courses
    € 1,450 per person

    Additional course:
    Vilagarcia – La Toja golf club
    € 230 per person

    Golf - tee time in western Europe

    Thu 05.10 Greenwich (London) – Royal Blackheath Golf Club
    This beautiful English parkland course was created by Tom Dunn in 1892 – just 15 km (9 mi.) from the City of London, the course remains an oasis of calm. The par 70 course offers particularly fast greens and some tricky fairways. A “royal” golfing experience in the traditional English style!

    Sun 08.10 Golf de Saint Cast Pen Guen
    Along with dunes and the cliffs, the sea is always with you on this beachside course. This gem has a tradition going back to 1926 when a group of friends from St. Andrews chose this special location to build an eighteen hole course.

    Tue 10.10 Bilbao – Ganguren golf club
    This very hilly 18-hole course was created by Jose Maria Olazabal. The Spanish professional had a unique understanding of how to integrate the plateau landscape into his layout to offer players constantly breathtaking views. This course is not just a highlight for passionate golfers, but also an experience for keen photographers!

    Thu 12.10 Real Club de Golf Santiago de Compostela (additional course)
    Founded in the early 1950s, it’s one of the oldest and leading golf-clubs in Galicia. The design for the course was the work of Alfonso Vidaor, for whom it was essential its integration with the surrounding landscape.

    Fri 13.10 Leixoes (Porto) – Amarante golf club
    Today, golf is a highlight in the truest sense of the word, as this golfing adventure takes place 600 m (1,968 ft) above sea level. The course’s topographical situation has a significant influence on the fairways. Seven par 3 holes and three par 5 holes have been created here that demand all your golfing skills. No surprise when the “playing field” is constantly undulating.


    MS EUROPA 2 - from Hamburg to Lisbon The highlights of western Europe.
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