On board MS EUROPA 2 from Progreso to Willemstad

The legends of Central America

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Places of worship in the jungle, dolphins in lagoons and the casual lifestyle of the Caribbean: an irresistible cruise on the EUROPA 2 for explorers and those seeking relaxation.


from Progreso to Willemstad

Cruise dates:from 13.10.2016 to 25.10.2016 (12 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1631

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

Itinerary

Thu, 13.10.2016

Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Mexico City and transfer to a first-class hotel
overnight stay with breakfast

Fri, 14.10.2016

Transfer to a flight to Merida and transfer to Progreso for embarkation
Progreso/Mexico, departure 18.00 hrs

Progreso
Your cruise to the wonders of Central America begins in the shadow of palm trees – or a little earlier, if you prefer, with our pre-cruise programmes*.

Sat, 15.10.2016

Playa del Carmen/Mexico , 10.00 hrs - 11.30 hrs
Cozumel/Mexico, 13.00 – 21.00 hrs

Cozumel
Impressive Mayan sites await you at Chichen Itza*, surrounding the towering Kukulcan pyramid in the centre. A visit to the ruins of Tulum* combined with a trip to the beach is no less fascinating. Alternatively, glide over coral reefs in a glass-bottom kayak* and go snorkelling* in the crystal-clear water of Chankanaab National Park. If you want to go deeper, our travel concierge will be happy to organise your own personal diving experience*.

Sun, 16.10.2016

Belize/Belize , 12.30 – 21.00 hrs

Belize
Answer the call of the Mayans again in the ancient ruined city of Altun Ha*, located in the heart of dense jungle. Alternatively, set out on a propeller boat adventure* where, with a little luck, you will spot manatees.

Mon, 17.10.2016

Puerto Cortes/Honduras, 7.00 – 21.00 hrs

Puerto Cortes
The ruins of Copan* are one of the highlights of Honduras. Covered in approximately 2,500 hieroglyphs, the majestic stepped pyramid alone stands in testament to the cultural wealth of ages long lost. Enjoy an unforgettable view of the ruins, which spread over 300,000 m2, from a small plane*.

Tue, 18.10.2016

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 19.10.2016

George Town/Grand Cayman/Cayman Islands/Great Britain , 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

George Town/Grand Cayman
The famous Seven Mile Beach is one of the most idyllic beaches in the Caribbean – and the perfect backdrop for a day spent however you want.

Thu, 20.10.2016

Montego Bay/Jamaica, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Montego Bay/Jamaica
Reggae and Rastafari: Jamaica is famous for its casual lifestyle which you can enjoy as you sunbathe, sip a cocktail in the shade of palm trees or take a scenic journey featuring a visit to the Appleton rum factory*. Those who like to keep active can go rafting on the Martha Brae River*, enjoy a rafting adventure on the Rio Bueno* or go horse riding in the sea*.

OUR TIP:
Hip Strip.
Bars, restaurants and shops: the heart of Montego Bay beats on Gloucester Avenue, also known as the Hip Strip.

Fri, 21.10.2016

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 22.10.2016

Willemstad/Curacao/Netherlands Antilles/Netherlands, 12.00 – 0.00 hrs

Willemstad/Curacao
Pastel-coloured facades and picturesque windmills: Willemstad combines the Caribbean with the Netherlands. Take a tour of “little Amsterdam” and discover the floating Queen Emma Bridge and floating market, or set out on an off-road journey* or a trip on a semi-submarine*.

Sun, 23.10.2016

Kralendijk/Bonaire/Netherlands Antilles/Netherlands, 8.00 – 0.00 hrs

Kralendijk/Bonaire
Bonaire, austere and untamed, is the most pristine island in the Leeward Antilles and is known for its nature reserves. Discover the island at a leisurely pace on a tour* or explore the colourful capital city, Kralendijk, in an electric tuk-tuk*. Follow the trail of the Indians in a Unimog * and enjoy the rural and cultural aspects of Bonaire. Alternatively, explore the island from the water - on a tour in a glass-bottom boat*, a junk trip* with a break for sunbathing and snorkelling or on a kayak trip*.

Mon, 24.10.2016

Willemstad/Curacao/Netherlands Antilles/Netherlands, arrival 6.00 hrs
Transfer to a flight to Frankfurt

Willemstad/Curacao
It will be time to bid the EUROPA 2 “adios”.

Tue, 25.10.2016

Arrival in Frankfurt

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

= at anchor; = Zodiac landing

Price specials

Extended fun

Combine this cruise with EUX1632 and save € 1,500.

Clear and simple – our pricing model

¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a Veranda/Ocean Suite of Category 1 to 4, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed Veranda/Ocean 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 on board at the beginning of the cruise (limited allotment).

More travel information can be found in the General Information section.


    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.

    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:

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MEXICO CITY: TACOS, TEQUILA AND FRIDA KAHLO


    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: MEXICO CITY AND MAYAN CULTURE

    talk2christiansen

    Exclusive, renowned guests discuss contemporary issues.
    Sabine Christiansen, one of the most famous journalists in Germany, will invite renowned experts in the fields of finance, politics and society to discuss contemporary issues. At “talk2christiansen” presentations, discussion rounds and conversations, you will meet international politicians, Nobel Prize winners, entrepreneurs, experts, best-selling authors and figures from public life. In this exclusive format, you will come face-to-face with people who have something to say. For example, previous guests who have participated in “talk2christiansen” include Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences; Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference; Frank Sieren, a leading specialist on Asia; Dirk “Mr DAX” Müller; and many others.


    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.

     

     

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