Riding the waves on a banana boat. Pizza making in Italy. Films in 3D. Building the biggest sandcastle the world has ever seen and turtle watching on the beach. A photo rally on Santorini or discovering a cool amusement park. Children and teens enjoy fun and action on board the EUROPA 2. And what about you? Take some time for yourself!
Holiday time means quality time spent together - especially for families. But also independent experiences - which is why the EUROPA 2 is both child- and parent-friendly. Completely individual and completely active: parents and children will find numerous opportunities to spend the best time of the year with one another. And, at the same time, enough freedom to independently discover new things with new-found friends.
And because no two children are the same, there are lots of age-specific offers. Unique, for instance, is the guaranteed childcare for children as young as 2 years. Trained childcare specialists will ensure that your child won't ever get bored during their exciting day.
Children up to and including 11 years of age travel for free when staying in the suite of one or two fully paying guardians. Children from 12 up to and including 15 years of age pay € 70 (US$ 90/£ 60) a night when staying in a suite of one or two fully paying passengers.
We will be pleased to put together on board all the equipment you and your child (aged up to and including three years of age) normally have at home.
|Childcare||From 2 years of age** (in the small children's area, limited to 12 children)|
|Clubs||Knopf Club for 2- to 3-year olds**, Kids' Club for 4- to 10-year olds and Teens' Club for 11- to 15-year olds|
|Facilities||Knopf Club: ball pit, sensory wall, Steiff cuddle lounge, baby beds, changing table|
Kids' Club: creative studio/art workshop, research laboratory, children’s library, reading and play area, adventure/climbing wall, kids’ cinema, stage and theatre corner, Wii and PlayStation
Teens' Club: chill-out area, iPod chairs, PC area with Internet access, teens' disco, table football, DVD player, karaoke, Wii and PlayStation
|Childcare times||Knopf Club**: 9.00 - 17.00 hrs and sleeping supervision 18.30 - 22.00 hrs|
Kids' Club: 9.00 - 17.00 hrs and 18.30 - 22.00 hrs
Teens' Club: 9.00 - 17.00 hrs and 18.30 - 21.00 hrs
Knopf, Kids' and Teens' Club are also open outside of supervision times.
|Baby-Welcome-Package (up to the age of 3)||Yes|
|Babies on board||For safety reasons, babies and small children are only allowed to travel on board within Europe when over the age of 8 months. For travel in the rest of the world, children must be at least 2 years old. Special life jackets are available for babies and children.|
|Babysitter service (subject to availability)||Via Reception, € 15 (US$ 18/£ 12) per hour until 22.00 hrs|
Via Reception, € 20 (US$ 24/£ 15) per hour after 22.00 hrs
Sleeping supervision for 2- to 3-year olds in the Knopf Club* until 22.00 hrs
|Late-risers service||The carers will collect the children from the suite at 8.00 hrs and take them to breakfast with all the other children. The late-risers service for 2- to 3-year olds is only available as part of the premium babysitting package. The service is only available on days at sea and requires registration in advance.|
|Excursions||Special kids’ and teens’ excursions are available at a surcharge on family cruises. The travel concierge will be happy to organise personal family excursions (for a fee).|
|Group dinner for children ||Yes (18.30 hrs)|
|Group dinner for teenagers||Yes (18.30 hrs)|
|Soft drinks free with a meal||Yes|
|Consideration of allergies/intolerances||Yes|
|Discounts for children|
(based on the age of the child on the date of departure)
|Children up to and including 11 years of age sharing the suite with one or two people paying the full price travel free of charge. Children from 12 up to and including 15 years of age sharing the suite with 2 people pay € 70 (US$ 90/£ 60) per night. For children sharing with only 1 person paying the full cruise price, that person will pay the cruise price for single occupancy in the relevant category (subject to availability). Accommodation will be provided in an extra bed in the same suite.|
|Reductions on arrival and departure packages||Children up to and including 1 year of age receive a 90 % reduction and children from 2 up to and including 11 years of age receive a 25 % reduction on the arrival and departure packages for our family cruises and all other cruises.|
* This service is not included in the cruise price.
** Our particularly intensive and individual childcare service in the Knopf Club is available for children between the ages of 2 and 3 for a fee of € 65 per day during the above mentioned supervision times. We recommend that you book in good time as places are limited.