Press Release of 03/09/2016

EUROPA 2 art2sea: A cruise devoted to Art

  • Renowned art experts on board
  • Exclusive museum visits such as to Whitney Museum of American Art in New York
  • Collaboration with Weltkunst art and lifestyle magazine
  • Cruise from Montreal to New York

In partnership with Weltkunst art and lifestyle magazine, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ EUROPA2 is offering a cruise highlight for art lovers in September 2016 – featuring the art2sea theme. On board, guests can look forward to lectures and discussions with knowledgeable experts, while on shore there will be guided visits to galleries, museums and exhibitions. On the cruise route from Montreal to New York, guests will also be inspired by the colours of the glorious Indian summer, as well as by the cities on America’s East Coast.

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Art is an essential part of the EUROPA 2 concept: the luxury ship has over 800 original works of art displayed on board, some of which have been especially created for specific places on the ship. On the art2sea cruise in September 2016, the subject will be given a whole new dimension. Renowned experts such as Dr Lisa Zeitz, editor-in-chief of Weltkunst magazine, Axel Rüger, director of the Van Gogh Museum, Thole Rotermund, art dealer and art historian, and Carola Persiehl, a gallery owner from Hamburg, will hold inspiring lectures and discussions with guests who are interested in art and will provide an exciting look behind the scenes of the international art world. The highlights of the programme include exclusive visits to exhibitions, galleries and museums on shore – for example, to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, which reopened at its new location in 2015. The artist Rupprecht Matthies, whose works can be found on the EUROPA 2, will also be accompanying the cruise, along with an on-board artist who will be drawing live portraits.

The cruise from Montreal to New York in 2016 is already fully-booked, however, having proved so popular, there will also be an art2sea themed cruise operated in 2017 in collaboration with Weltkunst.

art2sea 2017: from Hamburg to Lisbon, 02.10.2017 – 15.10.2017 (13 days) via Greenwich / London, St. Peter Port / Guernsey, St. Malo, Bilbao, Vilagarcia and Leixoes to Lisbon, from € 5,990 ($7,190, £4,380) per person, cruise-only.

Hamburg, March 2016

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Press contact: Moritz Krause, Corporate Communications Manager Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Tel: +49 40 307030-391, E-Mail:

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