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MS EUROPA 2 - from Colon to Valparaiso

From the Panama Canal to Chile.

MS EUROPA 2 - from Colon to Valparaiso
Cruise EUX1731
06.12.2017 - 19.12.2017 (14 days)
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From the Panama Canal to Chile.

from Colon to Valparaiso

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Cruise EUX1731

06.12.2017 - 19.12.2017

14 days (13 days cruise only)

    The contemporary megacity: Panama City. The fabled legend of a bygone age: Machu Picchu. Plus overwhelming nature and architecture. Western South America is worth a visit.


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

    Price specials - Extended fun

    Combine this cruise with EUX1800 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.

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 06.12.2017

    Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Panama City and transfer to Colon to embarkation point

    Wednesday, 06.12.2017

    Colon/Panama
    Overnight stay on board

    Experience some of Panama’s high points in our pre-cruise programmes*, with a fascinating highlight to kick off your cruise: the daytime passage through the Panama Canal, a technological masterpiece spanning over 80 km (49 mi.) through green rainforest and wild mangroves.

    Thursday, 07.12.2017

    Colon, departure 7.00 hrs
    Daytime passage through the Panama Canal
    Panama-City/Panama , arrival 19.00 hrs

    Panama City is a place of stunning contrasts with its modern skyscraper skyline and the picturesque old town of Casco Viejo. Stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage Site, passing historic buildings, churches and the presidential palace, or take a helicopter flight* over this impressive metropolis. A boat tour on Gatun Lake with a cable car ride* also promises thrilling perspectives.

    Friday, 08.12.2017

    Panama-City , departure 17.30 hrs

    Saturday, 09.12.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 10.12.2017

    Manta/Ecuador, 5.00 – 22.00 hrs

    Experience Ecuador: the coastal city is your starting point for a hike in the coastal forest of Pacoche* or a flight to Quito*. In the world’s highest capital city, walk through the impressive old town at 2,800 m (9,186 ft). Enjoy a panorama of snow-covered volcanic slopes.

    Monday, 11.12.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 12.12.2017

    Salaverry/Peru, 8.00 – 14.30 hrs

    Houses in every colour, balconies adorned with flowers and tucked-away courtyards – succumb to the charms of Salaverry at the foot of the Andes, the ideal location for fascinating journeys into the past: to the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon* with their artistic paintings or the Huaca el Dragon temple* and the labyrinthine alleyways of the adobe city of Chan Chan*.

    Wednesday, 13.12.2017

    Callao (Lima)/Peru, 7.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Metropolis or mysticism, the choice is yours: take a tour of Lima* and discover the modern face of the city and the Spanish legacy around Plaza de Armas. Alternatively, take a two-day overland excursion to one of the world’s most spectacular sites: the ruins of Machu Picchu*, the mysterious and legendary Inca city.

    Thursday, 14.12.2017

    Paracas (Pisco)/Peru , 7.30 – 18.00 hrs

    Over 2,000 years old and only truly visible from the air: fly over the Nazca Lines* and marvel at monumental animal images and geometric figures. Just as impressive are the Inca ruins of Tambo*.

    OUR TIP:
    Cheers!
    Peru is not the same without a Pisco sour: try the cocktail containing the legendary grape schnapps in Paracas.

    Friday, 15.12.2017

    Matarani/Peru , 17.00 – 20.00 hrs

    Resume the cross-country journey to Machu Picchu*.

    Saturday, 16.12.2017

    Arica/Chile, 8.00 – 14.00 hrs

    A walk through eternal spring: thanks to its mild climate, the city is filled with blossoms and greenery.

    Sunday, 17.12.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 19.12.2017

    Valparaiso/Chile, arrival 0.30 hrs

    After two relaxing days at sea, your cruise ends in Chile’s cultural capital. Continue in Santiago de Chile with our post-cruise programme*.

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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 19.12.2017

    Transfer to Santiago de Chile for scheduled flight to Frankfurt

    Wednesday, 20.12.2017

    Arrival in Frankfurt

    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: THE HIGHLIGHTS OF PANAMA CITY
    GUIDED PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: PANAMA: TROPICAL RAINFOREST AND SKYSCRAPERS
    GUIDED POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SANTIAGO – THE METROPOLIS OF THE ANDES
    GUIDED POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: SANTIAGO AND CHILEAN WINE
    GUIDED POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME C: ACTIVELY EXPERIENCE CHILE

    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.

    * 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.
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    You can look forward to the following programme:

    talk2christiansen

    Exclusive, renowned guests discuss contemporary issues

    In this exclusive format, Sabine Christiansen, one of the most famous journalists in Germany, invites renowned experts in the fields of economy, science, politics and society to discuss contemporary issues. At „talk2christiansen“... Read more

    Exclusive, renowned guests discuss contemporary issues

    In this exclusive format, Sabine Christiansen, one of the most famous journalists in Germany, invites renowned experts in the fields of economy, science, politics and society to discuss contemporary issues. At „talk2christiansen“ presentations, discussion rounds and conversations, you will meet guests like Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz, H.E. Anote Tong, Former President of Kiribati, Kweku Mandela, Astronaut Thomas Reiter, Dr. Auma Obama, politicians like Theo Waigel, former Federal Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Bosbach, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Christian Lindner, or Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference.

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    Munich Philharmonic String Quartet

    Since it was founded in 2007, the Munich Philharmonic String Quartet has been renowned for its unusual concert programmes in the most diverse of formats. In the various performances that the Philharmonic String Quartet have already given in Europe and even as far afield as Japan and Cuba, the... Read more

    Since it was founded in 2007, the Munich Philharmonic String Quartet has been renowned for its unusual concert programmes in the most diverse of formats. In the various performances that the Philharmonic String Quartet have already given in Europe and even as far afield as Japan and Cuba, the exceptionally experimental ensemble concentrated just as much on artists such as cellist Gautier Capucon, tenor Michael Schade and pianist Igor Levit as they did on klezmer specialist Giora Feidman, writer Elke Heidenreich and chanson singer Annette Postel. 
The four musicians Bernhard Metz, Clement Courtin, Konstantin Sellheim and Manuel von der Nahmer have all won renowned international competitions and enjoyed excellent training from famous teachers such as Rainer Kußmaul, Igor Oistrach, Hartmut Rohde and Wolfgang Boettcher. 
As a member of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, working with the world’s most famous directors such as Zubin Mehta, Christian Thielemann, Gustavo Dudamel and Valery Gergiev is part of their everyday job. The several years spent with one of Germany’s most renowned and traditional symphony orchestras had a decisive influence on the music and tone of the Munich Philharmonic String Quartet’s performances.

    Violins: Bernhard Metz, Clement Courtin

    Viola: Konstantin Sellheim

    Violoncello: Manuel von der Nahmer

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    Ragna Schirmer, Pianistin

    Ragna Schirmer is one of the most interesting artists of the younger generation. Her extensive repertoire ranges from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the music of the 20th century. Her performances are marked out by her warm charisma, her rapport with the audience and her perfectionism. Audiences are... Read more

    Ragna Schirmer is one of the most interesting artists of the younger generation. Her extensive repertoire ranges from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the music of the 20th century. Her performances are marked out by her warm charisma, her rapport with the audience and her perfectionism. Audiences are captivated as much by her power as by her courageous use of soft play.

    "You would have to search a long time to find a comparable ability and personality. Ragna Schirmer has a huge amount to say", the Berlin Philharmonic magazine.

    Ragna Schirmer made her début at the Salzburg Festival in summer 2005 with the Camerata Salzburg conducted by Sir Roger Norrington.

    Among her many credits to date, she has performed with the Munich Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, the Gürzenich Orchestra under Andrey Boreyko, the Gewandhaus Orchestra under Herbert Blomstedt and the German Chamber Philharmonic of Bremen. In addition to her solo appearances, she has a special love of chamber music and has performed with the cellist Michael Sanderling and the Gewandhaus Quartet among others. Her CDs have won many awards and excellent reviews throughout Europe. She received the Echo Classic award for her Haydn album, while “Etude Fantasy” was named Audiophile CD of the Year.

    Ragna Schirmer trained under the best teachers, with Professor Kämmerling in Hanover and Professor Ringeissen in Paris. She completed her studies with top marks and as a teenager was already displaying her evident ability in various competitions. She has won 15 first prizes in her young career, resulting in invitations to perform at leading music festivals - she has been invited back repeatedly to the MDR Music Summer and the Ruhr Piano Festival, to name but two.

    At the age of 28, Ragna was offered a chair at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim.

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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.
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    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.

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