On board MS EUROPA 2 from Hamburg to Dublin

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God save the Queen – and her fascinating realm. Besides England’s metropolises of London and Liverpool, you can look forward to a real insider’s tip: the stunningly exotic Channel Islands. This is followed by a cruise to see the best of Ireland.


from Hamburg to Dublin

Cruise dates:from 20.07.2016 to 29.07.2016 (9 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1622

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

Itinerary

Wed, 20.07.2016

Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
Hamburg/Germany, departure 18.00 hrs

Hamburg
Board the EUROPA 2, leave the Elbe behind and set a course for the British Isles.

Thu, 21.07.2016

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 22.07.2016

Southampton/England/Great Britain , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Southampton
London* – the design, culture and lifestyle capital of Europe – is not far from the coastal city of Southampton. Discover all of the highlights* of the British capital or take a less conventional approach and visit the popular districts of Camden and Kew Gardens*. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the myths and legends of Stonehenge* and explore the medieval townscape of Salisbury*.

Sat, 23.07.2016

St. Peter Port/Guernsey/Channel Islands/Great Britain , 7.00 – 14.00 hrs
Sark/Channel Islands/Great Britain , 15.00 – 19.00 hrs

St. Peter Port
Cypress trees, bananas and palm trees next to English cottages and residences? It can only be Guernsey. Discover the spectacular coastal landscape on a hike along the cliffs* or on an exciting trip in the RIB*. A tour of St. Peter Port includes a visit to the citadel of Castle Cornet*, providing you with the ideal introduction to Guernsey’s capital.

Sark
No cars, few people and lots of natural beauty. La Seigneurie Gardens, home to subtropical vegetation, are particularly remarkable.

Sun, 24.07.2016

Falmouth/England/Great Britain , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Falmouth
Running past the southern coast of England, the Gulf Stream gives life to fascinating landscapes. Take a relaxed stroll along the promenades and marina in Falmouth. Alternatively, enjoy the highlights of Cornwall* or a panoramic trip to Saint Michael’s Mount and Land’s End*.

Mon, 25.07.2016

Tresco/Scilly Isles/Great Britain , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Tresco
Extremely small yet paradisiacal: Tresco has just 180 inhabitants – and more than 20,000 exotic plants. Explore the island at your own pace, such as on a walk to the ruins of Cromwell’s Castle and King Charles’s Castle.

Tue, 26.07.2016

Cobh (Cork)/Ireland , 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

Cobh (Cork)
Cork is known as the capital of Ireland – at least in terms of beauty and style. Connoisseurs can try some of the best brandies and visit the Old Midleton Distillery*. The RIB* safari promises an exciting trip along the coast to Kinsale.

Wed, 27.07.2016

Liverpool/England/Great Britain, arrival 19.00 hrs

Liverpool
Famous for football and the Beatles: welcome to Liverpool! Young, modern and urban, it unites tradition with modernity. One such example is the Albert Dock, where the warehouses are now home to cafes, restaurants and museums. Visit the largest Anglican cathedral* in Britain or explore Chinatown, the oldest Chinese district in Europe.

OUR TIP:
Meet the Fab Four
They made their mark on 20th century pop music like no other band – and remain influential to this day. Follow in the footsteps of the Beatles* in Liverpool. Fascinating musical history, close enough to touch.

Thu, 28.07.2016

Liverpool , departure 18.00 hrs

Fri, 29.07.2016

Dublin/Ireland, arrival 7.00 hrs
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

Dublin
Your cruise will come to an end in the capital city of pubs, although you can stay a little longer with our post-cruise programme*

* The post-cruise programmes and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

= at anchor / = golf course

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:

HAMBURG – YOUR PRIVATE CRUISE ARRANGEMENT

Family cruise

A holiday is a chance to spend some time as a family – and on board the EUROPA 2, there are plenty of exciting opportunities for parents and children to discover the world together, or to go their own way if they prefer. In addition to a varied on-board programme of games and sports as well as arts and crafts, children and teens on family cruises can take part in specifically tailored excursions*. Our travel concierge service will be happy to suggest personalised family excursions* for you.

* This service is not included in the cruise price.


Golf – visit the home of golf

Fri 22 Jul Southampton – Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club
This 18-hole parkland course boasts an interesting 3-by-6-hole slope design. Its design makes this course ideal for walking on, but golf carts are also available. Moreover, it is no mere coincidence that the club’s logo features a badger and antlers. Encounters with the local wildlife are almost a certainty on this course as the region is known for its fauna, especially its population of red deer.

Sun 24 Jul Falmouth – Trevose Golf Club
Designed by Harry Colt it ranks as one of the top links golf courses in the British Isles. Trevose offers a unique golfing experience, 12 months of the year. The front 9 holes hug the sand dunes and coastline, offering some spectacular views out to sea. The back 9 holes offer a different, but no less demanding. Like all great links courses the difficulty lies in the wind – so beware when the wind blows

Tue 26 Jul Cobh – Fota Island Golf Club
This club has 54 holes spread over three courses. The Deerpark Course has twice hosted the Irish Open tournament. You should take a Strokesaver on all three courses to make it a lot easier to navigate them.

Thu 28 Jul Liverpool – Royal Birkdale GC
The stunning coastal resort of Southport is host to the finest links courses in England. This is the home of Royal Birkdale, for many golfers, quite simply, the best of all the great golf courses to have staged The Open Championship several times.