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MS EUROPA 2 - from Cape Town to Mauritius
Cruise EUX1803
30.01.2018 - 13.02.2018 (16 days)
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In the kingdom of wild animals.

from Cape Town to Mauritius

Cruise EUX1803

30.01.2018 - 13.02.2018

16 days (13 days cruise only)

    Africa’s animal kingdom promises unforgettable encounters. Stunning island worlds, the metropolis of Cape Town and the unique natural world of Madagascar provide fascinating contrasts to the steppe and savannah.


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

    Price specials - Extended fun

    Combine this cruise with EUX1804 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.

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    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

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Monday, 29.01.2018

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Cape Town

    Tuesday, 30.01.2018

    Transfer to embarkation point

    Tuesday, 30.01.2018

    Cape Town/South Africa
    Overnight stay on board

    Arrive a little early to enjoy the flair of Table Mountain’s metropolis on our pre-cruise programmes*, perhaps in combination with a safari. Thanks to an overnight stay on board, you will have plenty of time at the start of your cruise to explore this booming town. Another famous site also holds great appeal: the legendary Cape of Good Hope*. Alternative programme: Kayaking and Penguins* or an excursion to the wine-growing region of Stellenbosch*.

    Wednesday, 31.01.2018

    Cape Town, departure 23.00 hrs

    Thursday, 01.02.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 02.02.2018

    Port Elizabeth/South Africa, arrival 6.00 hrs

    Over a stay of almost two days, the sprawling coastal city entices with fine sandy beaches and a township tour* to a somewhat different side of South Africa. Just outside the city, Africa’s fascinating wildlife awaits you: in Addo Elephant National Park*, Kariega Game Reserve* with giraffes, zebras and antelopes or Pumba Private Game Reserve*, where you will spend a overland excursion on the trail of the “big five” (Port Elizabeth Feb 2nd - 3rd).

    Saturday, 03.02.2018

    Port Elizabeth, departure 16.00 hrs

    Sunday, 04.02.2018

    Durban/South Africa, arrival 22.00 hrs

    European, African and Indian cultures come together in the city to form an irresistible blend. Discover the city on a tour*. The programme for active holidaymakers and nature lovers: a canopy adventure* in the jungle or a game drive through Tala Game Reserve*.

    OUR TIP:
    Artistic
    Sue Greenberg scours South Africa for talented young people and exhibits their work in Durban’s Artisan Contemporary Gallery. A must for art lovers!

    Monday, 05.02.2018

    Durban, departure 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 06.02.2018

    Richard’s Bay/South Africa, arrival 5.00 hrs

    Two days spent up-close with the spectacular Zulu Kingdom: South Africa’s largest port is the perfect starting point for impressive discovery tours. A visit to a Zulu village* will provide in-depth insights into the tribe’s proud tradition, while a boat trip through iSimangaliso Wetland Park* will (with a little luck) result in encounters with crocodiles and hippos. As spectacular as it is magical: the early morning in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Nature Reserve*. Fantastic moments whose effects will continue during two relaxing days at sea.

    Wednesday, 07.02.2018

    Richard’s Bay, departure 18.00 hrs

    Thursday, 08.02.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 10.02.2018

    Port d’Ehoala (Taolanaro)/Madagascar 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    “Place of dreams” – Taolanaro (Fort Dauphin) fulfils its name with a panoramic view of Saint Louis mountain. On a walk through Nahampoana Reserve* you will see Ravenala palms, baobabs and, with a little luck, lemurs.

    Sunday, 11.02.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 12.02.2018

    Le Port/Reunion/France, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    The overseas department of Reunion is France’s paradise. The highlights: the Piton de la Fournaise volcano* and a helicopter flight* over the impressive volcanic landscape (subject to weather conditions).

    Tuesday, 13.02.2018

    Port Louis/Mauritius, arrival 6.00 hrs

    Stay longer on this dream island with our post-cruise programmes*.

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 13.02.2018

    Transfer to scheduled flight to Frankfurt

    Wednesday, 14.02.2018

    Arrival in Frankfurt

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes 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 PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME: EXPLORE MONT ROCHELLE 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 PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: CAPE TOWN – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL END OF THE EARTH
    GUIDED PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: SAFARI IN NGALA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
    GUIDED PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME C: SAFARI IN SANBONA WILDLIFE RESERVE
    GUIDED POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MAURITIUS – DREAM ISLAND IN THE INDIAN OCEAN
    GUIDED POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: A RELAXING BREAK IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

    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.

    You can look forward to the following programme:

    Don & Giovannis - lyric tenor Andreas Winkler strikes new paths with his ensemble

    A fresh approach to classical-crossover takes the most popular operatic melodies and makes them accessible to a wider public through a sound that is at once contemporary and true to the essentials of the great opera masters. Arias by Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Händel, Mozart or Wagner are transformed ... Read more

    A fresh approach to classical-crossover takes the most popular operatic melodies and makes them accessible to a wider public through a sound that is at once contemporary and true to the essentials of the great opera masters. Arias by Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Händel, Mozart or Wagner are transformed through tango, swing, flamenco, klezmer- or Balkan sounds, producing a musical tightrope act that oscillates between tradition and innovation, and that ultimately fuses into a rich musical mosaic.
    With just one tenor voice and four instruments, Don & Giovannis create a listening experience that is familiar and nostalgic, full of surprises, witty and totally engaging. The recordings testify to the ensemble's broad-mindedness, versatility and exceptional virtuosity. It’s how one might imagine a heavenly jam session of musical legends: Mozart swinging with Django Reinhardt, Bach improvising a tango with Astor Piazolla, Verdi jamming with Bob Marley! Recalling romantic neapolitan songs of Enrico Caruso’s time, swinging tunes à la Cole Porter, euphoric Sicilian tarantellas or passionate Argentinian milongas, Don & Giovannis, namely mandoline, accordion, clarinet and double bass accompanying the lyrical tenor voice, produce a musical experience that evokes sunsets by the sea, dreamy bars in the shadow of the Rio de la Plata, holidays on distant shores. Andreas Winkler and his musicians have developed a new language in music that won’t be boxed into standard categories. Exercising poetic license, in this project they also hark back to pre-digital times when instruments were played live and musicians didn’t worry about radio suitability or market compatibility. Don & Giovannis engage audiences with performances that captivate and truly connect them to the music. A new ensemble of inimitable sound is born: Don & Giovannis

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    Ispasión, show-ensemble

    Ispasión is a uniquely attractive and spirited show ensemble which specialises in flamenco, tango and show entertainment. Ispasion was established in 2008 by the Spanish artists Laura Fernández and Daniel Orellana. Since then they have put down their roots in Berlin, although they also live in Jerez... Read more

    Ispasión is a uniquely attractive and spirited show ensemble which specialises in flamenco, tango and show entertainment. Ispasion was established in 2008 by the Spanish artists Laura Fernández and Daniel Orellana. Since then they have put down their roots in Berlin, although they also live in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain and perform at all types of events in Europe and around the world. Ispasion casts a new, innovative light on the concept of Spanish stagecraft. Ispasion has worked with international companies, ensembles and top artists including José Carreras, the Gipsy Kings, Joaquín Cortés, Pina Bausch, the Spanish National Ballet, Sony International, Hilton International and many others. The professionalism of the performers combined with impressive choreography and an exquisite selection of costumes and music that is sure to captivate you make Ispasion something unique and exclusive. Their style is unconventional and their energy boundless.

    Here you will see videos of the different shows. Two of them will be performed on board.

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    AKU4, a cappella choir

    The love for music led the Akustischen Vier (four acousticians) to the joint jazz studies at the University of the Arts in Berlin, since then they can no longer be separated.
    9 years ago, the idea was born for a purely acoustic band, which was meant to evoke memories with their music; to the first... Read more

    The love for music led the Akustischen Vier (four acousticians) to the joint jazz studies at the University of the Arts in Berlin, since then they can no longer be separated.
    9 years ago, the idea was born for a purely acoustic band, which was meant to evoke memories with their music; to the first stealthy kisses in the party cellar or nights at the camp fire. The pearls of pop, beat and swing repertoire will be brought to sparkle, crackling, free of electronics and filled with vocal arrangements especially written for them. The Four, who are also active in other musical fields – consist of a music professor, a film music composer and two band members, who are on the stages of this world more often than in their own homes - now appear highly praised all over Europe and impress their audience with their verve and unruly passion for music.

    With their wonderful authenticity and pure joy of playing, the Acoustic Four bring whole parliaments to dance. During spontaneous music sessions with Prime Ministers, Global Players and film stars, they cause a sensation and help to unleash untamed musical talents. Even Prince Albert II of Monaco could not resist joining in to sessioning with the four musicians in a concert on the Cote d'Azur.

    When they are not on the road, the gentlemen live in Berlin and Hamburg.

     

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    Nici Mende, Advanced Fascial Fitness Trainer

    In 1969 Nici Mende was born in Lübeck where she grew up, feeling deeply attached to her town. By nature lively and sporty, she has made her vocation her profession from 1994 to date. She is an A-licensensed trainer in several areas of health and fitness, and also a TÜV Certified Personal Fitness... Read more

    In 1969 Nici Mende was born in Lübeck where she grew up, feeling deeply attached to her town. By nature lively and sporty, she has made her vocation her profession from 1994 to date. She is an A-licensensed trainer in several areas of health and fitness, and also a TÜV Certified Personal Fitness Trainer. In 2012 she discovered her passion for the topic of fascial fitness. Being a student of the Fascial Fitness Association she sat the exam for Advanced Fascial Fitness Trainer, being trained among others by Dr. Robert Schleip. Furthermore, she pursued her education to specialise in Trainer for Medical Prevention, Rehabilitation ending as a Dipl. Trainer for medical Fitness in 2016. This completes her holistic view of fitness . She shares her experience as a lecturer for various training providers in teaching and training in Germany and other European countries. Nici’s impact of training is to improve her own concepts “FASCIAL COACH” and “PAINFREE BACK”. All of this aimed to teach people’s physical motion supported by various visual comparisions and a highly motivating promotion.

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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 Cape Town to Mauritius In the kingdom of wild animals.
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