On board MS EUROPA from Hamburg to Bilbao

A love letter to France

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The EUROPA sails up France’s famous rivers, the Seine, Loire and Gironde, to reach charming towns and cities in Normandy and wild Brittany.


from Hamburg to Bilbao

Cruise dates:from 13.10.2017 to 25.10.2017 (12 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1721

12 days cruise only from € 4,741 per person
incl. travel package from arrival point from € 5,021 per person

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

France – the land of indulgence and a love of life. Monet was certainly one to appreciate this and he found plenty of inspiration in the cathedral at ROUEN. Brittany is also delightful – with culinary delicacies in the oyster capital, Cancale*, and on the monastery island of Mont Saint Michel*. Savoir-vivre is also what it’s all about on an idyllic afternoon spent on the harbour promenade at LE PALAIS or on a stroll through the medieval streets of LA ROCHELLE. To round off your cruise, there will be an exciting treat for connoisseurs: two days in BORDEAUX will give you plenty of time to get to know the many facets of the university city on the Medoc wine route* or to make the trip to see the magical village of Saint-Emilion*.

Itinerary

Fri, 13.10.2017

Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
Hamburg/Germany, departure 17.00 hrs

Sat, 14.10.2017

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 15.10.2017

Rouen/France, arrival 10.30 hrs

Mon, 16.10.2017

Rouen/France, departure 16.30 hrs

Tue, 17.10.2017

St. Malo/France , 9.00 – 18.00 hrs

Wed, 18.10.2017

Brest/France, 8.00 – 15.00 hrs

Thu, 19.10.2017

Nantes/France , arrival 7.00 hrs

Fri, 20.10.2017

Nantes/France, departure 6.30 hrs
Le Palais/Belle-Ile/France , 14.00 to 19.00 hrs

Sat, 21.10.2017

La Pallice (La Rochelle)/France , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Sun, 22.10.2017

Bordeaux/France, arrival 10.00 hrs

Mon, 23.10.2017

Bordeaux/France

Tue, 24.10.2017

Bordeaux/France, departure 9.00 hrs

Wed, 25.10.2017

Bilbao/Spain, arrival 6.00 hrs
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
= at anchor
= golf course

Price specials

Extended fun

Combine this cruise with EUR1722 and save € 500 per person (applies to categories 1 – 11).

Please note that our cruises are conducted in German.

¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a suite in category 1 to 6, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. 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 in the General Information section.

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:

MORE TIME IN HAMBURG


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BILBAO

Family cruise

On this family cruise, your loved ones will have their very own on-shore programme. Experienced supervisors ensure that special kids’ and teens’ excursions provide an exciting way to explore new places for all junior cruise passengers aged 4 and up. Naturally, we also offer family excursions* tailored to let you and your children explore together. Back on board, the children and their supervisors complete their eventful day by eating together in the Lido Café. If required, a babysitter* can look after your little ones afterwards. To allow you to sleep in peace, we also offer a lie-in service on days at sea: nannies will pick up your children at 8.00 hrs and take them for breakfast. And on days with shore excursions, adjusted supervision times allow you to take part in excursions* without your children. * Subject to a charge.

Family cruise

Ocean Sun Festival

Once a year, we welcome great classical musicians on board the EUROPA to join us for our popular Ocean Sun Festival musical cruise – transforming the ship into a stage for some exceptional concerts and outstanding musical enjoyment. Famous opera singers, virtuoso musicians and well-known conductors perform unique compositions of music and the sea, which you can enjoy up-close and personal in the intimate surroundings of the EUROPA.

Ocean Sun Festival

Golf cruise

Tue 17.10 ST. MALO, FRANCE – SAINT MALO GOLF CLUB
This course is one of the most attractive in Brittany. The fairways fit in exceptionally harmoniously with the natural surroundings. Players can expect to see natural water courses, solid granite and centuries-old trees. In between these features, you will be playing on long, undulating fairways with some fast greens.

Thu 19.10 NANTES, FRANCE – LE GOLF DE NANTES
This parkland course is to the north-west of the city of Nantes. Twelve of the 18 holes are played around the corner and so we recommend that you ask for a Strokesaver in the clubhouse before starting your round. Expert golfers might then even be able to find a “shortcut” on one or more of the fairways.

Sat 21.10 LA PALLICE (LA ROCHELLE), FRANCE – GOLF DE LA PREE LA ROCHELLE
This 18-hole course is situated right on the Atlantic coast in an area that is still used for farming. The golf course today is very true to its origins. You will therefore find very wide fairways, which are only broken up by shrubs, streams and lakes. You won’t find any roughs to influence your game here.

Mon 23.10 BORDEAUX, FRANCE – GOLF DU MEDOC RESORT
In the heart of the famous wine-growing region of Medoc lies this 36-hole course, which has already hosted numerous international golf competitions. Surrounded by vineyards, this course ensures a truly exhilarating game. With its Les Chateaux course, this club is home to a very interesting links course with large greens and very long par 4 holes.

Golf cruise