On board MS EUROPA 2 from Miami to Miami

With the EUROPA 2 around South America.

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South America is an indescribably fascinating continent. In order to experience it in all its riches, take a luxurious voyage of discovery on board the EUROPA 2. Combine all five South American routes (EUX1501 to EUX 1505) to enjoy some unforgettable experiences. You will also benefit from an attractive combination bonus of € 5,000, as well as other exclusive privileges, such as a limousine service on the outward and return journeys. If you book the entire combination, you will be entitled to a personal excursion credit balance of € 1,800 to spend on spectacular discoveries on the beautiful coastlines of South America. You can use it for guided activities – for example, on an excursion to the legendary Machu Picchu or a catamaran trip on All Saints Lake in Chile. Or would you prefer to discover South America on your own? You can also use your credit balance for a private travel arrangement organised by the travel concierge service.

from Miami to Miami

Cruise dates:from 03.01.2015 to 19.03.2015 (76 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX150105

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.

Highlights of this cruise

An overview of your exclusive advantages:

  • Combination bonus of € 5,000 (instead of € 4,100 when individually combining cruises).
  • Excursion credit balance worth € 1,800 to use as you wish.
  • Limousine service: travel in comfort between your home and the airport on the outward and return journeys.*
  • Free use of full laundry service (laundry, dry-cleaning, ironing) during the entire cruise.
  • Luggage transportation service from/to your home and to/from selected German airports by TEfra Travel Logistics GmbH.*
  • An additional piece of luggage per person according to the booked class of carriage.*

*  When booking travel arrangements for outward and return journeys, including flights, with Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH. For the limousine service, the maximum distance between your home and the airport is 150 kilometres.




Sat, 03.01.2015

Scheduled flight from Germany to Miami and transfer to embarkation
Miami/Florida/USA, departure 21.00 hrs

Sun, 04.01.2015

Key West/Florida/USA, 9.00 – 18.00 hrs

On the horizon, say goodbye to the skyline of Miami, as colourful days lie ahead. A delightful location is lively Key West with bars that have obtained cult status, such as Sloppy Joe, and picturesque wooden houses. Travel on the traditional Conch Tour Train* through the legendary city, or go parasailing* and hover up to 200 metres above the turquoise-blue ocean.

Mon, 05.01.2015

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 06.01.2015

Playa del Carmen/Mexico , 7.00 – 10.00 hrs
Cozumel/Mexico, 11.30 – 20.30 hrs

In Playa del Carmen, you have the opportunity to disembark the EUROPA 2 for one of two spectacular day excursions (re-embark in Cozumel). In Chichen Itza* visit the breathtaking Maya sites, at the centre of which the Kukulkan pyramid towers over many mysterious structures. Just as enigmatic are the weather-worn temples of Tulum* which, along with insights into past cultures, also offers a wonderful view of the expansive ocean. Alternatively, unforgettable experiences are on offer in Cozumel – have dolphins* pull you through the water or float over coral reefs in a transparent kayak*.

Wed, 07.01.2015

Belize/Belize , 12.30 – 21.00 hrs

The next day, follow the call of the Maya to Belize and to the ancient ruined city of Altun Ha*, which is surrounded by dense jungle. Or decide on an airboat adventure* and, with a little luck, see manatees grazing in the Almond Hill Lagoon.

Thu, 08.01.2015

Puerto Cortes/Honduras, 7.00 – 21.00 hrs

Set off again from Puerto Cortes on the fascinating trail of the Maya to visit the ruins of Copan*. The phenomenal step pyramid, whose roughly 2,500 hieroglyphics tell of former rules, testifies to the cultural riches of bygone times.

Fri, 09.01.2015

Coxen Hole Port/Roatan/Islas de la Bahia/Honduras , 7.00 – 14.00 Uhr

Idyllic hours that you can adapt entirely to your wishes await you in Coxen Hole Port on Roatan. Spend the time visiting the botanical garden, daydreaming on the fine sandy beach or snorkelling around the coral reef.

Sat, 10.01.2015

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 11.01.2015

Puerto Limon/Costa Rica, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Your gateway to the natural wonders of Costa Rica is Puerto Limon. Orchids and water hyacinths thrive along the Tortuguero canals* and, with a little luck, you will be able to catch sight of capuchin monkeys and cormorants. The scenic journey in the rainforest* takes you to the diverse vegetation and for a skywalk in the treetops of the jungle giants.

Mon, 12.01.2015

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 13.01.2015

Cartagena/Colombia, 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

After a relaxing day at sea you reach Willemstad, a Dutch crown jewel under the palm trees. Enjoy the Caribbean atmosphere that blows through the romantic side streets on a city tour*, take an island tour* to Boca Tabla National Park, or go snorkelling* and immerse yourself in the underwater world.

Wed, 14.01.2015

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 15.01.2015

Willemstad/Curacao/Dutch?Antilles/the Netherlands, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

After a relaxing day at sea you reach Willemstad, a Dutch crown jewel under the palm trees. Enjoy the Caribbean atmosphere that blows through the romantic side streets on a city tour*, take an island tour* to Boca Tabla National Park, or immerse yourself snorkelling* in the underwater world.

Fri, 16.01.2015

Islas Los Roques/Venezuela , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Sat, 17.01.2015

La Guaira (Caracas)/Venezuela, 5.00 - 21.00 hrs

Sun, 18.01.2015

Oranjestad/Aruba/Dutch Antilles/the Netherlands, 12.00 – 18.00 hrs

You reach your first destination the following day with the white sandy beaches of Oranjestad. A hike takes you to the Arikok National Park* with cacti fields, bizarrely shaped divi-divi trees and impressive rock formations. Or explore the magnificent underwater world on a snorkelling adventure*.

Mon, 19.01.2015

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 20.01.2015

Passage through the Panama Canal
Panama/Panama , arrival in the evening

An unforgettable experience that you can enjoy on board the EUROPA 2 is the day passage through the legendary Panama Canal.

Wed, 21.01.2015

Panama , departure 18.00 hrs

Central America’s lively centre, Panama, provides a wealth of contrasts: in the midst of the historic Casco Viejo*, the view is of skyscrapers. The natural diversity of the Parque Natural Metropolitano* grows into the capital city and, at the Miraflores locks*, the container ships are an impressive sight.

Thu, 22.01.2015

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 23.01.2015

Manta/Ecuador, 7.00 – 19.00 hrs

The following day you follow the coastline south to Manta – your starting point for excursions to the treasures of Ecuador. A gem is the Machalilla National Park*. Go on voyages of discovery in charming bays, dense mangroves and primitive cloud forests.

Sat, 24.01.2015

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 25.01.2015

Salaverry/Peru, 8.00 – 14.00 hrs

A flight to Quito* takes you to the highest capital city in the world: at 2,850 metres, the delightful UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site provides a fantastic view of snow-covered volcano slopes and entices you to stroll through the picturesque old town. After a day at sea, you are invited to immerse yourself in the pre-Colombian era in the charming colonial town of Salaverry under balconies adorned with flowers. In its heyday about 100,000 people lived in the labyrinthine alleys of the mud-brick city Chan Chan*. Go even further back in history with the elaborate paintings and friezes of the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon* in Moche Valley.

Mon, 26.01.2015

Callao (Lima)/Peru, 7.30 – 20.00 hrs

In the port city of Callao, return to present-day Peru. On a tour of Lima* (01), discover both the modern face of the capital and the Spanish heritage around the Plaza de Armas. Alternatively, near the city, explore the Pachacamac ruins*, an ancient Inca shrine. Whoever wishes to explore the legendary “hub of the world” can leave the EUROPA 2 for two nights (re-embark in Matarani) and spend their time with the secrets of the tremendous ruined city Machu Picchu*.

Tue, 27.01.2015

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 28.01.2015

Matarani/Peru, 7.00 – 20.00 hrs

Or stay on board until Matarani, and visit the “White City” of Arequipa*. The name of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site is courtesy of the magnificent buildings such as the cathedral, built out of white volcanic rock. A diverse paradise is presented in the Mejia Lagoons* rich with wildlife, which you will catch sight of with a little luck.

Thu, 29.01.2015

Arica/Chile, 6.00 – 18.00 hrs

Your next destination will also surprise you with abundant nature: From Arica it is not far to reach Lauca National Park*. Enjoy the grandiose setting of the volcano reflected in Lake Chungara. As an alternative, explore mysterious geoglyphs in Azapa Valley*.

Fri, 30.01.2015

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 31.01.2015

Isla Damas/Chile (Zodiac cruising) , 10.00 – 15.00 hrs

Pure fascination is also promised by the Isla Damas. We will approach the rugged habitat of cormorants, penguins and sea lions in the Zodiacs. Your cruise comes to an end the following day in Valparaiso.

Sun, 01.02.2015

Valparaiso/Chile, 6.00 - 18.00 hrs

Mon, 02.02.2015

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 03.02.2015

Puerto Montt/Chile, 8.30 – 18.00 hrs

Leave the lights of Valparaiso behind and experience your first day at sea before reaching the natural wonders of Puerto Montt. With rich green meadows, shimmering mountain lakes and snow-capped peaks, “Chile’s Switzerland” unfurls at the entrance to the city. Enjoy the rushing of the Petrohue waterfalls*, as turquoise-coloured water plunges to the rocks. Magnificent panoramic views of tree-covered volcanic slopes are presented on a boat trip on the deep-blue Lago Todos los Santos* and on a kayaking tour* on Lake Llanquihue.

Wed, 04.02.2015

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 05.02.2015

Cruising along Pio XI Glacier, 18.00 – 19.00 hrs
(Seno Eyre)/Chile

Your next destination is no less spectacular. The ice masses of the mighty Pio XI Glacier migrate deeper into the fjord every day.

Fri, 06.02.2015

Cruising in the Strait of Magellan, approx. 10.00 hrs

Your cruise continues along branched waterways and past little islands along the Strait of Magellan towards Punta Arenas.

Sat, 07.02.2015

Punta Arenas/Chile, 6.00 – 0.00 hrs

Patagonia’s oldest city looks proudly at its Victorian legacy, which you can explore by yourself on a stroll around the city. From here, you reach the stunning Torres del Paine National Park* where, with a little luck, you will see rheas and guanacos. Or visit the penguin colony in Otway Bay*, whilst for adventurers there await unforgettable impressions at the canopy*: hovering over the treetops reveals a sensational view of the Strait of Magellan.

Sun, 08.02.2015

Cruising along by the Garibaldi Glacier/Chile, 15.00 – 18.00 hrs
Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 22.00 hrs

Sharp rocks line the banks of the Beagle Channel, whose magnificent highlight is the Garibaldi Glacier: its ice masses glow a brilliant blue.

Mon, 09.02.2015

Ushuaia, departure 18.00 hrs

In the evening, you are welcomed by Ushuaia, capital of the province Tierra del Fuego and self-appointed southernmost city of the world. You will learn more about its history in the former “prison” Museo Presidio. On a catamaran trip through the Beagle Channel*, take a detour to Sea Lion Island which, with a little luck, makes it possible to have interesting encounters with the native animal kingdom, which include Mageallan cormorants. The narrow-gauge railway, Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino*, runs through the centre of the Tierro del Fuego National Park past jagged rocks, tranquil lakes and fairytale forests to the “end of the world”.

Tue, 10.02.2015

Cruising alongside Cape Horn/Chile, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs

The next day, stand by for one of the greatest seafarer experiences: where the waves of the Pacific and the Atlantic merge, EUROPA 2 negotiates the legendary Cape Horn.

Wed, 11.02.2015
- Thu, 12.02.2015

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 13.02.2015

Puerto Madryn/Argentina, 7.00 – 20.00 hrs

Two relaxing days at sea lie ahead before arriving at Puerto Madryn, which was founded in the mid 19th century by Welsh settlers. Valdes Peninsula* is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. The nature reserve fascinates with its bird kingdom, and at Punta Norte there is a good chance of spotting elephant seals. While visiting an Estancia*, find out about the native way of life in the interior of the country. Enjoy true gaucho romanticism with a barbecue looking out over the grazing herds of cattle. On a walk along the coast*, once again feel the special character of this remote part of the world before two concluding days at sea and making a move homewards from Buenos Aires.

Sat, 14.02.2015
- Sun, 15.02.2015

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 16.02.2015

Buenos Aires/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs

Tango music accompanies you throughout Buenos Aires at the start of your cruise when you immerse yourself in the goings-on of the lively metropolis or explore the wonderful Alto Palermo. Alternatively, glide through the Tigre Delta* on a boat trip or enjoy Argentinean rural life in a traditional Estancia*.

Tue, 17.02.2015

Buenos Aires, departure 20.00 hrs

Wed, 18.02.2015

Montevideo/Uruguay, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs
Punta del Este/Uruguay , arrival 20.00 hrs

The following day, Uruguay’s capital city Montevideo is your host. A city tour* takes you across the Avenida 18 de Julio and presents famous freedom fighters to you in the monumental Plaza Independencia at the Artigas Mausoleum. From here, you are offered a tour through the old town*. Learn about the viticulture of the country on a visit to a vineyard* – which, of course, includes a tasting.

Thu, 19.02.2015

Punta del Este , departure 14.00 hrs

In the evening, the EUROPA 2 moors at chic Punta del Este, one of the most exclusive coastal resorts of South America. Art lovers will have a worthwhile visit to the Ralli Museum*, which exhibits sculptures by Salvador Dali amongst other artists. Nature lovers can take a boat trip to Sea Lion Island*, where one of the largest colonies of these creatures lives on the continent.

Fri, 20.02.2015

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 21.02.2015

Itajai/Brazil, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

You encounter the legacy of German immigrants setting off from Itajai to Blumenau*, which surprises with half-timbered houses and beer gardens. The cable railway in Camboriu* is also unique and joins Parque Unipraias in the middle of the rainforest with Laranjeiras beach.

Sun, 22.02.2015

Ilhabela/Ilha de Sao Sebastiao/Brazil , 12.00 – 19.00 hrs

Following this, be enticed by Ilhabela, the largest island in Brazil, on a trip by schooner to the beach* or on a Jeep tour* through the species-rich rainforest at the heart of the island.

Mon, 23.02.2015

Rio de Janeiro/Brazil, arrival 9.30 hrs

Pure joie de vivre awaits you the following day: stay with the EUROPA 2 in Rio de Janeiro beneath the Sugar Loaf Mountain for three days. A cable car takes you on a city tour* through the historic centre to the peak of the legendary landmark. Just as breathtaking is the view over the bay to Corcovado*. This is where the world-famous statue of Christ stands, greeting all visitors with open arms. Go even higher on a helicopter flight over the city* – fantastic vistas, also provided by the lush Tijuca rainforest*. And of course, your cruise would not be complete without a trip to a typical churrascaria*.

Tue, 24.02.2015

Rio de Janeiro

Wed, 25.02.2015

Rio de Janeiro, departure 19.00 hrs

Thu, 26.02.2015

Armacao dos Buzios/Brazil , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

A relaxing programme of contrasts relating to Rio de Janeiro awaits you in Armacao dos Buzios and its surroundings*. The small fishing village with exclusive boutiques and bars invites you to shop and stay awhile. Or explore the many species of the underwater world on a special snorkelling experience*.

Fri, 27.02.2015

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 28.02.2015

Ilheus/Brazil, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

The riches of Ilheus were once founded in the trade of cocoa. Following the trail of the cocoa barons* gives you insights in the history of the colonial old town. Natural treasures can be encountered on a safari through the rainforest*: hike along jungle tracks and over suspended bridges through the dense jungle. Alternatively, take a canoe trip on the Rio de Contas* in the interior of the country.

Sun, 01.03.2015

Salvador/Brazil, 7.00 - 18.00 hrs

Mon, 02.03.2015

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 03.03.2015

Recife/Brazil, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Setting off from Salvador, after a relaxing day at sea you reach Recife, where colourful glazed tile facades, classical palaces (palacios) and Dutch gabled roofs hark back to its eventful time as a colonial town. An excursion to Olinda* takes you to the small baroque artists’ town, which is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Or travel on an all-terrain vehicle to the Vulture waterfall*.

Wed, 04.03.2015

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 05.03.2015

Fortaleza/Brazil, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

The following day, Fortaleza awaits you, and rambling sandy beaches invite you to sunbathe. Wander along the promenade or relax on Cumbuco beach*. On a walk near Morro Branco* explore the bizarre lunar landscape of colourful, vibrant sand dunes and canyons.

Fri, 06.03.2015

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 07.03.2015

Ilha do Maranhao/Sao Luis/Brazil, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs

In Sao Luis, the capital of Ilha do Maranhao, the heritage-protected architecture in the Centro Historico is characterised by the former Portuguese colonists. Walk over the cobbles, marvel at the elaborate azulejos and try a cafezinho in the shade of wrought-iron balconies.

Sun, 08.03.2015

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 09.03.2015

Iles du Salut/French Guiana , 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

With their history as a French penal colony, you will be fascinated on the day after next by the Iles du Salut. The walls, overgrown with tropical plants, still give a good idea of the austere life of the prisoners.

Tue, 10.03.2015

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 11.03.2015

Scarborough/Tobago/Trinidad and Tobago, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Tobago will enchant you with its Caribbean picture-postcard scenery. Set off from Scarborough by Jeep and get off the beaten track*, or float over the coral reef on a glass-bottom boat*. True relaxation is promised by the palm trees of Pigeon Point Beach*, while you explore the native flora and fauna on a rainforest walk*.

Thu, 12.03.2015

Bridgetown/Barbados, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

A world in the most beautiful shades of blue is revealed in Bridgetown, where the old town has recently been listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The island excursion* to Farley Hill brings you a little closer to its English colonial history and the natural beauties of Barbados. Or set off on a catamaran trip and snorkelling tour* in the lagoons and, with a little luck, meet some turtles. At the diving station, you can also take a trip in a modern panorama submarine*.

Fri, 13.03.2015

Gustavia/Saint-Barthelemy/Leeward Islands/France , 15.00 – 20.00 hrs

A real gem is Saint-Barthelemy with its endearing capital, Gustavia. An island overview* reveals the secrets of the chic celebrity resort, or enjoy the incomparable atmosphere on a sailing trip*.

Sat, 14.03.2015

Road Town/Tortola/British Virgin Islands/Great Britain 7.00 – 14.00 hrs
Cruise through the Sir Francis Drake Channel/Great Britain, approx. 14.00 – 15.00 hrs
Jost Van Dyke Island/British Virgin Islands/Great Britain , 16.00 – 0.00 hrs

You are welcomed with West Indian charm the next day at Road Town. On neighbouring Virgin Gorda*, nature has created a paradise on earth with “The Baths”: in fairy-tale rocky grottos, the sea glistens in the sun.

Sun, 15.03.2015

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 16.03.2015

Grand Turk/Turks and Caicos Islands/Great Britain, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

A scenic flight* gives you a terrific overview of the scattered British Virgin Islands, which include Jost Van Dyke – your destination for a delightful beach stroll.

Tue, 17.03.2015

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 18.03.2015

Miami/Florida/USA, arrival 6.00 hrs
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

Thu, 19.03.2015

Arrival in Germany

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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