Press Release of 02/19/2015

New “fashion2sea” on the EUROPA 2 for 2015, with renowned designer Thomas Rath on board

  • New cruise format "fashion2sea"
  • Designer Thomas Rath will be on board two cruises in 2015
  • Fashion shows, workshops, stylings, and a boutique

Fashion lovers and trendsetters will truly be in their element on the fashion2sea cruises on the EUROPA 2. In cooperation with a renowned designer, guests on selected cruises can discover the latest looks and accessories from the world of fashion, style and beauty. The well-known German fashion entrepreneur and designer Thomas Rath will launch fashion2sea this year on a Mediterranean cruise in August 2015 and a South African cruise in December 2015. Thomas Rath worked as a designer at Windsor, Jil Sander and Mulberry.

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An exclusive Thomas Rath boutique in one of the suites, fashion shows, make-up workshops and even special excursions ashore will inspire fashion-conscious passengers on the EUROPA 2 during the fashion2sea cruises. As the luxury ship cruises the Mediterranean in August, guests on board can join the Düsseldorf-based designer Thomas Rath and enjoy all things fashion.

“There is little that inspires me to work on my new collections more than travelling. To discover new places, dive into foreign cultures and keep an eye out for the latest trends – these are all extremely stimulating experiences for me. I am really looking forward to taking to sea twice in 2015 on the EUROPA 2,” says Thomas Rath.

Some of the highlights awaiting guests on fashion2sea include a fashion show with passengers and crew, presentations by the designer, and an exclusive Rath boutique on board. The Hamburg-based star hairdresser and stylist Jörg Oppermann and the plastic and aesthetic surgeon Dr. Timo A. Spanholtz will also be joining guests on board. The two experts will be there to give guests tips on style and beauty.

fashion2sea cruises with Thomas Rath:
From 15 August to 22 August 2015 (7 days) from Barcelona to Civitavecchia via Calvi, St. Tropez and Port Grimaud, Monte Carlo, Portofino and Viareggio, from 3,890 Euros / 3,310 GBP/ 5.060 USD per person, cruise only. More information online at:

From 05 December to 20 December 2015 (15 days) from Port Louis/Mauritius to Cape Town via Le Port/La Réunion, Taolanaro Port d’Ehoala/Madagascar, Maputo/Mozambique, Richard’s Bay, Durban and Port Elizabeth, from 6,990 Euros/ 5,950 GBP/ 9,090 USD per person, cruise only. More information online at:

Hamburg, February 2015

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