On board MS EUROPA 2 from Miami to Colon

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Puerto Rico fascinates with its charm, Jost Van Dyke Island with the most beautiful beaches, and Cartagena with its attractive old town. Enjoy casual luxury on the EUROPA 2 in Central America and the Caribbean.


from Miami to Colon

Cruise dates:from 22.11.2017 to 07.12.2017 (15 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1730

14 days cruise only from € 7,290 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from € 8,780 per person

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

Itinerary

Wed, 22.11.2017

Scheduled flight from Germany to Miami and transfer to the embarkation point.

Wed, 22.11.2017

Miami/Florida/USA, arrival 20.00 hrs

Your cruise begins in Florida’s sunny metropolis, which you can get to know in more depth with our pre-cruise programme*.

Thu, 23.11.2017
- Fri, 24.11.2017

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 25.11.2017

San Juan/Puerto Rico/USA , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Colourful houses, blue cobbles, tapas bars and cigar shops, all surrounded by the famous city walls. Succumb to this enchanting city on a walk with a coffee tasting* or an excursion with a visit to the Bacardi Museum*.

Sun, 26.11.2017

Jost Van Dyke Island/British Virgin Islands/Great Britain , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

The Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches and the legendary bar Foxy’s promise unforgettable hours.

Mon, 27.11.2017

Gustavia/Saint Barthelemy/Leeward Islands/France , arrival 8.00 hrs

Enjoy this place of red gabled roofs between palm trees and white yachts in the harbour. Unforgettable moments on land and water await you on a quad bike adventure*, a sailing trip with swimming* or a catamaran trip with snorkelling*.

OUR TIP:
Eden Rock is the place for gourmets on Saint Barthelemy. Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten serves creations inspired by Asia and the exotic.

Tue, 28.11.2017

Gustavia , departure 1.00 hrs
St. John’s/Antigua/Antigua and Barbuda , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

For insiders, Antigua is the most enticing of the Caribbean islands. See for yourself when swimming with stingrays* or on a kayak adventure in the mangroves*. A helicopter flight over Montserrat* is just as spectacular.

Wed, 29.11.2017

Fort-de-France/Martinique/Lesser Antilles/France, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Idyllic beaches and the steeply rising Pitons du Carbet: Martinique offers impressive contrasts. It’s up to you: a boat trip to the beach*, a hike in the tropical forest* or an off-road journey* through the natural surroundings?

Thu, 30.11.2017

Bridgetown/Barbados , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Very British: driving on the left and afternoon tea. Truly Caribbean: palm trees and sugar cane plantations. Look forward to Barbados’ irresistible blend – and the old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Possible activities: a Segway adventure*, a catamaran trip with snorkelling* or a canopy tour*.

Fri, 01.12.2017

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 02.12.2017

Kralendijk/Bonaire/Netherlands, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

The protected ring-shaped reef around the island is among the world’s most attractive diving sites: perfect for snorkelling* or a trip in a glass-bottom boat*. A water taxi* will take you to the idyllic beaches, or take an inland tour on a Harley-Davidson*.

Sun, 03.12.2017

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 04.12.2017

Cartagena/Colombia , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Perhaps South America’s most beautiful city – with churches and palaces in the Andalusian style and an almost completely preserved city wall, unique to the continent. Soak up the atmosphere on a city tour* or a walk through the old town. Alternatively, take a speedboat trip to the Rosario Islands*.

Tue, 05.12.2017

Isla Aguja/San Blas Islands/Panama , 11.00 – 18.00 hrs

Tropical nature, archaic rites: explore the home of the Kuna indigenous people at your own pace.

Wed, 06.12.2017

Colon/Panama, arrival 5.00 hrs
Transfer to Panama City for scheduled flight to Frankfurt

Your cruise ends directly by the Panama Canal, which you can explore in more depth with our post-cruise programme*.

Thu, 07.12.2017

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 / = golf course

Price specials

Extended fun

Combine this cruise with EUX1731 and save € 1,200 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.


    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.

    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-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MIAMI – ART AND BEACH


    GUIDED POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BEAUTIFUL PANAMA


    Entertainment on board

    On each cruise, we present artists from various genres. Among other things, you can look forward to the following programme.


    IN2BALANCE

    For our new format, IN2BALANCE, selected coaches and trainers present innovative training methods and the relaxation techniques of the Far East: yoga in all its variations, burn-out prevention, t’ai chi, shiatsu and interval training. In addition, they will also be revealing the latest findings in nutritional science. Let our team of experts help you regain your balance.

     

    IN2BALANCE

    UNPLUGGED

    ENTERTAINMENT THAT HITS THE RIGHT NOTE

    Exclusive encounters with outstanding musicians: the UNPLUGGED special-format cruises feature top-notch star performances, with the concerts in the EUROPA 2’s theatre lending the shows an intimate ambience.

    UNPLUGGED

    Katharina Königsfeld, pianist

    Born in Bamberg in 1988, Katharina Königsfeld wanted to play the piano and the organ at the age of six. From 2007 she started studying piano with Arnulf von Arnim and from 2012 organ with Roland Maria Stangier at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen. She is also interested in Chambermusic and Lied. She already worked with such great musicians as Christoph Eschenbach, Dirk Mommertz, Matthias Goerne and Gustav Kuhn. Katharina has performed in the Philharmonie Essen, the Konzerthaus Dortmund and the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum within the well known Klavierfestival Ruhr. In July 2015 she will give her Debut in the Festpielhaus Erl. Katharina Königsfeld signed an exclusive recording contract with SONY Classical in 2014. Her first album for Sony, „Piano fantasy by Katharina“, was released in January 2015 and entered the german pop charts straightaway.

    Katharina Königsfeld, pianist

    Daniel Karelly aka Affe Maria, musician and producer

    Daniel Karelly, aka Affe Maria, is an Austrian musician and producer. After graduating from the Drummers Institute Duesseldorf as the best student in 20 years and discontinuing a study programme in jazz and pop drums at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem/Netherlands, he returned to Hamburg in 2011 to work on the first album with his band Rakede. As a dubstep producer and DJ with airplay on stations ranging from Austrian Fm4 to BBC Radio 1, he releases music on various labels and receives international support from renowned producers in the scene. He also gives performances all over Europe – for example, as a support act for Dope D.o.d.

    The debut album from Rakede featuring Dellé (Seeed) and Samy Deluxe was released in 2014 on Downbeat Records/Warner Music and was nominated for the 2015 German Musikautorenpreis in the category of composition pop. In 2013, the unplugged version of their song “Bitte Bitte” became a global YouTube hit. Besides various radio and TV appearances, the band also tours regularly and plays at the biggest festivals in the German-speaking world.

    He also produces, mixes and masters for other projects and holds workshops at schools on behalf of Crossover e.V.

    Daniel Karelly aka Affe Maria, musician and producer

    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.

    Xavier de Maistre, harpist

    Golf - fairways in the Caribbean

    Sat 25.11 San Juan – Trump International Golf Club
    Today, Trump International brings you the financial tycoon’s Caribbean creation. The golfing landscape is the only area on the island with quartz sand in its bunkers. The 18 fairways are right by the water in two respects: the Atlantic and the artificial waterways.

    Tue 28.11 St. John’s – Cedar Valley Golf Club
    The course features diverse landscapes and some significant height differences of up to 100 m (328 ft). The lack of water on the island means that the terrain can be very hard in places, and the small club house also gives a somewhat rustic impression. Nevertheless, this course offers connoisseurs an extremely interesting golfing experience.

    Thu 30.11 Bridgetown – Sandy Lane Country Club
    A course that you would expect from the Caribbean. A true gift! Even the great Tiger Woods played a round here after spending his wedding night at the hotel next door. The resident caddies make these 18 holes a real experience: the Rastafarians, who are often almost too relaxed, are worthy successors to Bob Marley, both in their appearance and their habitus.

    Mon 04.12 Cartagena – TPC Cartagena at Karibana golf club
    This resort course presents players with wide, open fairways and tricky greens. Jack Nicklaus has created a wonderful combination of challenging golf and enjoyable games directly on the Pacific. The second nine holes are a particular test of a player’s concentration. Remember to pack your camera along with your clubs and balls.

    Golf - fairways in the Caribbean
    Bettina Bensinger