On board MS EUROPA from Hamburg to Hamburg

Time to relax in the North Sea

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You will have front row seats when the most famous cruise ships from all over the world meet at the fourth Hamburg Cruise Days festival. Even the prelude is unforgettable, with a firework display lighting up the skies over the city on the Elbe. You will also be captivated by idyllic Heligoland, with its grey seals cavorting on the beaches. Sylt is delightful as well as refreshing - take a stroll amongst traditional thatched cottages and cosmopolitan beach bars in this "Queen of the North Sea".


from Hamburg to Hamburg

Cruise dates:from 02.08.2014 to 05.08.2014 (4 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1416

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

Highlights of your cruise:

  • Sylt – the Queen of the North Sea
  • Heligoland – Germany's only islands out at sea: Seals, gannets and kittiwakes at Long Anna
  • Spectacular momentson board during the departure parade of Hamburg Cruise Days

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes

Itinerary

Sat, 02.08.2014

Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
Hamburg, approx. 21.15 hrs departure**

Hamburg
What a wonderful way to start your cruise – arrive a little earlier to explore Hamburg on your own* and discover the Cruise Days festivities at your own pace. Make the most of this unique opportunity to welcome cruise ships from all over the world as they enter the port of Hamburg. On the day of embarkation, you can then enjoy exclusive front-row seats for the great departure parade amidst the fantastic atmosphere on board, whilst thousands of enthusiastic spectators celebrate on the jetties.

Sun, 03.08.2014

Heligoland, 8.00 – 13.00 hrs
List, 20.00 hrs arrival

Heligoland
Germany’s little archipelago in the North Sea is a natural paradise that can only be explored by foot. A walk along the cliff-top path takes you to the Lummen cliffs. Thousands of sea birds, including guillemots, herring gulls and fulmars, populate the steep cliffs. Continue on the same path to the landmark of Heligoland, Langen Anna (“long Anna”), an impressive rock column of red sandstone. As well as some fantastic views, the old bunkers on this multifaceted island also provide an insight into darker times. Having been destroyed during the Second World War, the colourful lobster shacks around the harbour were lovingly restored. Today, they are a great place to while away some time, with pubs, cafes and art galleries. You can take the lift or walk up around 260 steps from the lower island (“Unterland”) to the upper island (“Oberland”) - an architectural feature. From the top, you will be treated to views over the offshore bathing dunes.

List/Sylt
Why not begin your discovery of the “Queen of the North Sea” in Germany’s northernmost municipality, relaxing on a deck chair, for example, in the remote Blidselbucht bay. Enjoy the view of the waves breaking onto miles of sandy beach. Nearby are the mudflats of the Schleswig-Holstein Wattenmeer national park, with rolling dunes and wild moorlands to explore by bicycle. Refreshments can be found in exclusive Kampen with its fine restaurants and historic thatched roofs. If you would like to discover the unspoiled side of island life, pay a visit to sleepy Keitum. Amongst former captains’ houses and cottage gardens can be found the Sylt Heimatmuseum, where you can get an insight into the island’s history. The Rantum Basin is also worth a visit – a walk along the banks is an opportunity to marvel at the beautiful marshland and diverse bird life. Fresh breezes blow over the old fishing village of Hörnum on the southern tip of the island. The lighthouse here has been showing seafarers the way for over a century – and it will show you the way to magnificent views of the North Sea.

Mon, 04.08.2014

List, 18.30 hrs departure

Tue, 05.08.2014

Hamburg, 8.00 hrs arrival
Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

Hamburg
Begin your journey home or enjoy another couple of days in the city on the Elbe as you explore Hamburg on your own*.

*  These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.
** The precise departure time will be fixed according to the schedule for the departure parade.

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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:

INDIVIDUAL EXTENSION – HAMBURG

Hamburg Cruise Days

Many bright lights illuminate the River Elbe as numerous cruise ships

from all over the world sail by the Landungsbrücken pier in the Port of

Hamburg. Accompany the world’s most beautiful yacht as she leaves the

port in the great departure parade and enjoy the festivities from your

exclusive front-row seat on board.


Hamburg Cruise Days

Many bright lights illuminate the River Elbe as numerous cruise ships

from all over the world sail by the Landungsbrücken pier in the Port of

Hamburg. Accompany the world’s most beautiful yacht as she leaves the

port in the great departure parade and enjoy the festivities from your

exclusive front-row seat on board.


Hamburg Cruise Days

Many bright lights illuminate the River Elbe as numerous cruise ships

from all over the world sail by the Landungsbrücken pier in the Port of

Hamburg. Accompany the world’s most beautiful yacht as she leaves the

port in the great departure parade and enjoy the festivities from your

exclusive front-row seat on board.