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!
Travel together, experience the world together.
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.
- The Knopf Club offers fabulous fun for those aged 2 to 3 years old (this childcare is subject to a surcharge and the number of participants is limited).
- The Kids’ Club takes those aged 4 to 10 years old on a tour of discovery.
- In the Teens’ Club, those aged 11 to 15 years old can go their own way.
- On days at sea and upon request, our late-riser service for parents (subject to a surcharge) takes care of your little ones from 8.00 hrs onwards and will also pick them up from your suite.
Families travel cheaper
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 € 60 a night when staying in a suite of one or two fully paying passengers.
Your free baby welcome package
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.
- Changing bag with baby care products.
- Disposable changing mats for when you are out and about.
- Baby bib.
Baby food and baby care products:
- Selection of branded nappies and wet wipes.
- Selection of baby food in jars and milk formula.
Facilities in the suite:
- Changing mat and baby monitor.
- Travel cot (can also be used as playpen).
- Baby bath and toilet seat insert.
- Nappy bin.
- Sterilisation of bottles provided by suite service.
- Warming of baby formula/food provided by suite service.
For your exclusive wishes*:
- Evening babysitter service on request.
THE ADVANTAGES OF MS EUROPA AT A GLANCE
|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 paying the full price pay € 60 (US$ 80/£ 50) 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.