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MS EUROPA - from Kiel to Hamburg

A birthday cruise with Nordic flair

MS EUROPA - from Kiel to Hamburg
Cruise EUR1520
19.09.2015 - 01.10.2015 (12 days)
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    EUR1520
    Cruise dates
    19.09.2015 - 01.10.2015

    From the astronomical clock on the House of Blackheads in Riga to Amsterdam’s magnificent gabled houses – the wealth of early merchants made an incredible contribution to world heritage. Faith gave rise to equally stunning buildings: admire the impregnable Malbork Castle in Gdansk and the golden domes of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Kaliningrad. Some unforgettable experiences also await you on board: join us as we celebrate the birthday of the World’s Most Beautiful Yacht.

    Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.

    The highlights of this cruise

    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Malbork Castle in Gdansk* and the historic heart of Riga*
    • The old town in Gdansk*, once a member of the Hanseatic League
    • Kaliningrad – formerly known as Koenigsberg and the capital of East Prussia
    • A bird’s-eye view of Oslo*
    • The Van Gogh Museum* in Amsterdam
    • Birthday party on board

     

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    Your ship - MS EUROPA

    Your most beautiful yacht in the world

    Travelling to the world's most beautiful destinations on board the EUROPA will be an experience in itself: whether you're shaking the captain's hand or going to a dazzling gala evening, enjoy the traditional luxury of a classic cruise in the company of a small group of no more than 400 guests. You can look forward to the highest service and gastronomy standards, which have already been awarded the rating of 5-stars-plus for the eighteenth time in a row by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2020. You can always rely on our German-speaking crew who, with their discreet attentiveness and eye for detail, will be happy to fulfil your individual wishes.

    Come on board the EUROPA, home of the extraordinary. Dive into a world of moving experiences and exclusive moments. See where state-of-the-art comfort and luxurious cruise traditions meet.

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    Your suites on MS EUROPA

    Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) Suite with a panorama window
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Visually divided living and sleeping area
    • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar
    Veranda Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Visually divided living and sleeping area
    • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar
    • Some suites can be booked with connecting doors
    Veranda Suite, barrier-free
    • Barrier-free suite with veranda
    • German-speaking 24-hour service
    • Living area and sleeping area with height-adjustable bed
    • Bathroom with walk-in, barrier-free shower and height-adjustable vanity
    • Wardrobe with sliding doors
    • Free minibar
    Spa Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) SPA Suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Includes SPA pamper package
    • Bathroom with natural light, ocean view
    • Hydrotherapy shower and whirlpool bath
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar (incl. a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Penthouse Deluxe Suite
    • 45 m² (484 ft²) Penthouse Deluxe Suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour butler service
    • Private atmosphere on Deck 10
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Bathroom with underfloor heating, two washbasins, shower and whirlpool bath
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar (incl. a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Penthouse Grand Suite
    • 85 m2 (915 sq ft) Penthouse Grand Suite with a spacious, partly covered veranda featuring a Dedon sofa island
    • Separate living and sleeping area
    • Inviting dining area with a dining table for up to six people
    • Bathroom with heated floor, two washbasins, a floor-level shower, a whirlpool bath and a private sauna; separate guest toilet
    • Spacious walk-in wardrobe
    • 24-hour butler service
    • Free mini bar (incl.  a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Cruise
    EUR1520
    Cruise dates
    19.09.2015 - 01.10.2015

    Saturday, 19.09.2015

    Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
    Kiel, departure 20.00 hrs

    Kiel
    Stroll along the beach by the Elbe River or hit the shops in the city centre: enjoy Hamburg at your own pace* before joining us on board in Kiel.

    Sunday, 20.09.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 21.09.2015

    Riga/Latvia, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Riga/Latvia
    Narrow streets throughout the old town* tell of the days when Hanseatic merchants lived in this beautiful Baltic city and buildings such as the “Three Brothers” trade houses and St Peter’s Church were constructed. A Segway tour* is the perfect way to explore this collection of historic buildings.

    Tuesday, 22.09.2015

    Visby/Gotland/Sweden, 08.00 – 14.00 hrs

    Visby/Gotland/Sweden
    Thanks to the Hanseatic League, Visby* developed into a key trade centre. It is not only the superbly preserved city walls that will remind you of its heyday: half-timbered houses, the cathedral and even the “Galgbacken” make it an impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set out on the trail of pirates and fantastic island scenery with the hike to Gotland* to the Hoegklint rock plateau.

    Wednesday, 23.09.2015

    Baltisk (Kaliningrad)/Russia, 7.00 – 20.00 hrs

    Baltisk (Kaliningrad)/Russia
    Formerly known as Koenigsberg*, there is now little evidence of the city’s long-standing German ties. However, Koenigsberg Cathedral has been rebuilt and will be one of the highlights of your tour*. The great philosopher Immanuel Kant is also buried here. Located in part of the old defences, the Amber Museum* celebrates the golden age of amber carving.

    Thursday, 24.09.2015

    Gdansk/Poland, 0.30 – 17.00 hrs

    Gdansk/Poland
    Take a walk back in time to explore the history of Gdansk*. The former Hanseatic city is proud of its lovingly restored heritage, which includes St Mary’s Church, one of Europe’s largest Gothic brick churches. The crusaders left behind an impressive legacy on the Nogat: Malbork Castle* was once the seat of the Teutonic Order and is now an impressive museum.

    Friday, 25.09.2015

    Copenhagen/Denmark, 10.30 – 23.00 hrs

    Copenhagen/Denmark
    You will soon realise why the Danish capital is considered one of the world’s most charming cities on a walking tour of Copenhagen*. Let the Little Mermaid enchant you before you even leave the harbour, and then admire both the elegant Amalienborg Palace and the vibrant, trendy district of Nyhavn. Explore Copenhagen on land and by water as you sail along the city’s canals* past the Church of Our Saviour with its spiral tower and the pretty half-timbered houses of Christianshavn.

    Saturday, 26.09.2015

    Oslo/Norway, arrival 17.00 hrs

    Oslo/Norway
    Norway’s green capital is at the northernmost tip of the picturesque Oslofjord. You will have until the following evening to enjoy its beauty and see sights such as the Royal Palace and Holmenkollen ski jump as you explore the city*. You can also admire the work of sculptorGustav Vigelandin Vigeland Park*, where a 17-metre-tall monolith towers over a monumental collection of figures symbolising the human circle of life.Bygdoey museum island*will take you back to the times of the mighty Norsemen, with the Gokstad and Oseberg CE, the latter of these two ships was buried with the Viking queen Aasa. A breathtaking view of Oslo, the castle and the fjord await you on aseaplane tour*.

    Sunday, 27.09.2015

    Oslo/Norway, departure Oslo, 17.00 hr

     

    Monday, 28.09.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 29.09.2015

    Amsterdam/Netherlands, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Amsterdam/Netherlands
    Wander through the inviting streets of this Dutch city, stop for a “Koffie verkeerd” or see the distinctive gabled houses from the water on a canal trip*. Pedal power is a popular way of getting around in Amsterdam. Do as the locals do and take in sights like the Museum Square and the Anne Frank House on a bicycle tour*. Do you love art? A panoramic trip will take you to the Van Gogh Museum*, home to unique paintings and sketches by the Dutch artist.

    Wednesday, 30.09.2015

    Hamburg, arrival 15.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Hamburg
    The EUROPA will sail into the Hanseatic city past the villas of Blankenese and into the Port of Hamburg in the afternoon. Leave the ship to head home the next morning or stay in the city a little longer to explore Hamburg at your own pace*.

    Thursday, 01.10.2015

    Hamburg
    Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

    * The shore excursions are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

    Cruise
    EUR1520
    Cruise dates
    19.09.2015 - 01.10.2015

    MS EUROPA - The world's best moments

    The EUROPA

    Welcome to a ship that sets the global benchmarks for luxury cruises. It may be smaller than other cruise ships, but the EUROPA is miles ahead of the crowd. Enjoy the unrivalled freedom for personal relaxation on a cruise with no more than 400 guests – with plenty of scope for fresh ideas, indulgence and inspiring perspectives. Look forward to the legendary familiarity of a German-speaking crew who, with a crew-to-guest ratio of almost one to one, will attend to your individual wishes. Perfect hospitality, down to the very last detail. You can be sure of an exceptional cruise on board the EUROPA as you travel to the world’s most beautiful destinations and perhaps even discover something about yourself.

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    Suites

    A home away from home: Every suite is inviting – just like an elegant home, but at sea. Each is equipped with all the facilities you would expect, and designed so that you have plenty of space to yourself. What’s more, the view changes every day.

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    Restaurants

    Culinary perfection: Our chefs serve up masterful creations in four restaurants, from classic dishes to uncharted culinary waters. On selected cruises, they will even accept a little assistance - but only from the best in the field, of course. The stars of the culinary world, recipients of Michelin stars or Gault et Millau chef hats, dazzle with distinctive creations and deliver taste sensations that you will rave about for a long time afterwards.

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    Bars

    To see out the day in style: Five bars promise hours of pleasant relaxation and are the perfect location to see out any day in wonderful style. They are also popular locations for a few of the events that we organise for you on every cruise.

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    SPA & Fitness

    Every cruise on the EUROPA is a journey inside yourself. With our holistic wellness and health concept, you can reconnect with yourself and take time for mindfulness, self-realisation and your health. Innovative exercise programmes and holistic well-being concepts will bring your body and soul together in harmony. You will be in the best possible hands here – for example, in the OCEAN SPA, which offers everything from classic massages to beauty treatments, in one of our fitness classes or with your personal trainer (fees apply).

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    Entertainment

    Indulge your curiosity on board with numerous opportunities to experience and enjoy things old and new. Our wide-ranging services allow you to explore the extraordinary and return home feeling truly inspired. Become a true connoisseur through on-board discussions with notable experts and public figures – you might even discover a whole new side to yourself. Soak up knowledge and stories that cannot be found in any book and thrilling on-stage entertainment courtesy of renowned artists from the worlds of music, film and TV, culture and science in a programme unique to every cruise.

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