Take me on a cruise with you, Captain

Children’s laughter is probably the most beautiful sound that could possibly reverberate across a blue ocean. A cruise with the entire family presents a wonderful opportunity to finally really take time for each other again, have fun and share experiences together. Parents are more relaxed than in their day-to-day lives, and children have sparkling eyes as they discover new and exciting worlds on board and ashore. Nobody is stressed on account of having to change hotels. The suitcases merely need to be unpacked once, too. As soon as the parents, children and their cuddly toys have moved into the family-friendly cabins and suites, an all the more relaxed and multifaceted holiday awaits the big and little passengers.

DIREcT to the cruises

A cruise adventure for the whole family

Our two luxury cruise ships MS EUROPA and MS EUROPA 2 are ideally equipped to meet the requirements of families. In this context, we pay at least as much attention to the wishes of the children and teenagers as to those of the adults. Accordingly, we have come up with quite a few facilities and activities for them - from age-specific child care via furnishings which are suitable for children to exciting children’s, teens’ and family excursions. Thanks to the numerous anti-boredom offers for the young ones, the parents have the possibility to unwind to their heart’s delight every now and then – and to look forward to further experiences with their own children. Together, they will delight in the attentive service on board and enjoy the delicious culinary creations produced by our chefs de cuisine anew every day – including the all-time favourite pasta.

Welcome to unforgettable family moments!

  • Simply arrive and enjoy – everything from your travel arrangements to the cruise departure point to your travel arrangements from the cruise arrival point is organised for you
  • Attractive price advantages for families
  • All family cruises are scheduled in accordance with the main holiday periods
  • Child care on-board the EUROPA 2 for children aged between 4 to 15 years (child care from the age of 2 in the Knopf Club*)
  • Child care on-board the EUROPA for children aged between 4 to 12 years (older children are welcome to take part in this programme)
  • Spacious, comfortable cabins and suites on all ships
  • Exciting shore excursions all around the globe for big and small passengers
  • All family cruises take place in cooperation with the long-established company Steiff

I’m Cap’n Knopf

the ship’s mascot, and I come along on every family cruise as a travel companion for little seafarers. I welcome our young guests as soon as they come on board, and ensure there are fun and games aplenty throughout the entire cruise.

Families travel cheaper

  • Children up to and including 11 years of age travel for free, children aged from 12 to 15 pay € 95 per night (€105 from 12.09.2025) during the current season when staying in the same suite (with an extra bed) as one or two fully paying adults.
  • Children up to and including 24 months 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.
  • We offer varied programmes for our youngest passengers on selected routes. For safety reasons, babies and small children are only allowed to travel 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.
  • The age of the child on the date of departure is decisive.








Going on holiday together is a truly special experience for any family. Therefore, our two luxury cruise ships offer plenty of scope for joint, but also for individual activities.

Family Cruises


For your youngest children, the EUROPA is a multi-coloured world of adventure.

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Free time is family time – and on the EUROPA 2, it is especially relaxing.

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Adventurous teenagers tread in the footsteps of famous explorers.


* This service is not included in the cruise price.