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Green is the New Blue

Combine your favourite sport with the perhaps most beautiful way of travelling. On the EUROPA 2, you can optimise your game with professional support and state-of-the-art technology. Two highly modern golf simulators provide virtual access to a large number of worldwide and renowned championship courses and enable the fastest possible learning progress in direct combination with an integrated video analysis. With this system Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has succeeded for the first time in transferring a realistic learning situation onto a cruise ship as we would find it ashore. Play golf à la carte according to your individual wishes, or visit the most attractive golf courses in the world with a Golf & Cruise voyage - a PGA golf professional (at a surcharge) will offer advice and practical guidance on each voyage and be pleased to help you with his abundance of experience. The travel concierge service (at a surcharge) on board or – prior to the beginning of your cruise -our specialists ashore will arrange the booking of your tee-off times and the organisation of your transfers to and from the course. This way, you can relax, concentrate on your game and improve your handicap in superb surroundings.

Golf & Cruise with the EUROPA 2

On selected Golf & Cruise voyages, golfers with a handicap of 36 or less can play on some of the most attractive courses in the world. All this in a highly comfortable manner, without time-consuming changes of hotel, because the floating luxury suite on the EUROPA 2 is always close by – no matter whether you play on the greens in the south of France or marvel at the tropical fairways on the coasts of Thailand. A Golf & Cruise voyage offers passionate golfers even more amenities: in particular daily coaching by the golf professional of the Professional Golfers Association of Germany (PGA) and reputed guest professionals – quite exclusive only on the ships operated by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. With their competent and friendly manner, the professionals will accompany you on your rounds, give interesting lectures in their own golf area on board and help you to improve your game with individual training on the golf simulator and by video analysis. Besides this exclusive and first-class support, the extensive golf packages (not included in the cruise price) offer many additional services. From shoe cleaning and cleaning of clubs via transfers between ship and golf course to the green fees – everything is perfectly organised for a memorable tee-off. The only thing you have to remember - do not let the splendid natural landscapes and the breathtaking views of the sea distract you too much when you walk along the fairways. Easier said than done!

The Extras of Your Extensive Golf Package (not included in the cruise price):

  • Service all around golf including luggage service, shoe cleaning and cleaning of clubs.
  • First-class supervision by PGA golf professionals (on course or in a tournament).
  • Individual training on the golf simulator/video coach.
  • Transfer between golf course and ship with German- or English-speaking tour guide*.
  • Warm-up on the driving range including balls*.
  • Welcome cocktail.
  • EUROPA 2 golf gift set as a souvenir of your voyage.
  • Use of the fitting station for checking the correct size of your golf clubs.
  • Lectures by PGA golf professionals.
  • Green fees and trolleys*.
  • Small snack after 9th hole.

*Provided time allows for this and/or depending on availability. Please note our general information and the supplementary Golf & Cruise travel conditions.


With the EUROPA 2, you will experience unique golf moments – when playing on selected greens and while practising with the highly qualified golf teachers of the PGA. And all this is absolutely exclusive. After many years of successful cooperation, the Professional Golfers Association of Germany and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises have entered into a close cooperation. You will thus benefit from this unique partnership on all golf voyages. After all, the golf professionals of the PGA of Germany only set sail with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and ensure top quality and individual support in all aspects of the green sport both on board and ashore.