Only the best for young cruise guests

It goes without saying that Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' ships meet the highest safety and quality standards. We have given the well-being of our younger guests lots of thought and ensured first class safety standards on board ranging from glazed railings to safety sockets. For us quality also means only entrusting childcare responsibilities to experienced, trained staff members. Or offering a service like the free Baby Welcome Package which enables young parents on the EUROPA and EUROPA 2 to order extensive baby equipment for their suite, thereby saving considerable luggage space.

Boredom really can stay at home

Young cruise guests have their own generously proportioned areas on all three ships. These kids and teens clubs are the optimum locations for meeting the wishes of our young guests and they are also a perfect place for quickly making new friends on board.

Children between the ages of four and ten can frolic together in the Kids' Club, go on treasure hunts, learn how to make a genuine sailor's knot or watch the captain at work. All this is of course under the loving care of our qualified child supervisors.


Children and young people aged eleven upwards can meet new friends in the Teens' Club. Here they can chill, learn hip-hop or compete on "Guitar Hero". The children's library, equipped with the help of the Oetinger publishing group, is available for bookworms.


On the EUROPA 2 the really small children have their own area as well: In the Knopf Club, children from the age of two enjoy professional childcare and discover new ideas through play. There are plenty of opportunities and places on board for fun and action – with and without parents.

Programme for little ones

The complete children's programme on board

  • Kids' Clubs and Teens' Clubs and the Knopf Club* for two to three year olds on the EUROPA 2
  • Trained child care specialists on board
  • Varied and age appropriate programmes which are individually planned for each journey
  • Play, sport and creative activities are offered during the morning, afternoon and evening on days at sea
  • On days ashore the supervision times are coordinated with the excursion times
  • Children's library with lots of favourite books of the Oetinger publishing group
  • Special children's menus. In the evening the children can eat with the childcare team
  • Babysitter service* after the Kids' Clubs have closed

Playing shuffelboard with Cap'n Knopf on the EUROPA

With Cap'n Knopf on the EUROPA

Kids can even look over the captain’s shoulder as he carries out his duties on the EUROPA.

MS EUROPA: Kids’ meals in the Lido Cafe

Childcare on the EUROPA

In the OCEAN SPA, there is a selection of special children’s spa packages to choose from (at a surcharge).

The cuddle lounge on the EUROPA 2

EUROPA 2 Kid's Club

The Teens’ Club on the EUROPA 2