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MS EUROPA - from San Francisco to Miami

Between Mundo Maya and the Mississippi

MS EUROPA - from San Francisco to Miami
Cruise EUR1605
18.03.2016 - 09.04.2016 (23 days)
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    EUR1605
    Cruise dates
    18.03.2016 - 09.04.2016

    Sun-drenched beaches, colonial heritage and the mysterious temple complexes of the Maya – spend Easter on the coastline of Latin America and explore its dense jungles. The Panama Canal takes you right into the green heart of the jungle and promises an experience that will stay with you forever. “The Big Easy” awaits you in the southern USA: Experience the charm of the southern states on the Mississippi, sample Creole cuisine and swing to the jazz rhythm of New Orleans in the city’s French Quarter.

    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.
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount of up to € 2,000

    Combine cruises EUR1604 and EUR1605 and save € 2,000 or combine cruises EUR1605 and EUR1606 and save € 950.

    The highlights of this cruise

    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Tikal National Park*, colonial architecture of Antigua*, old town of Cartagena*, Chichen Itza*
    • The cliff divers of Acapulco*
    • Daytime passage through the Panama Canal
    • New Orleans by day and night: jazz and bars in the French Quarter
    • Symposium at Sea – the floating university

     

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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
    EUR1605
    Cruise dates
    18.03.2016 - 09.04.2016

    At anchor - If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tenders or Zodiacs.

    Zodiac - Wherever our small and manoeuvrable ships cannot go further, you can safely continue your adventure in a Zodiac (robust motorised inflatable rubber boats; depending on weather conditions).

    Friday, 18.03.2016

    Scheduled flight from Germany to San Francisco
    Transfer to embarkation point for the EUROPA
    San Francisco/California/USA, departure at 23.00 hrs

    San Francisco/California/USA
    Start your holiday earlier: discover Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco during our pre-cruise programme*.

    Saturday, 19.03.2016 to
    Tuesday, 22.03.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 23.03.2016

    Acapulco/Mexico, 13.30 – 18.00 hrs

    Acapulco/Mexico
    In the 1950s, Hollywood greats such as Elizabeth Taylor and Elvis Presley brought the coastal town international renown. Nowadays the cliff divers of Acapulco* are equally legendary. During an exclusive show, watch the intrepid acrobats leap from the cliffs and dive into the narrow inlet below.

    Thursday, 24.03.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 25.03.2016

    Puerto Quetzal/Guatemala, 6.30 – 0.00 hrs

    Puerto Quetzal/Guatemala
    A plane flight brings you to the Maya site of Tikal*, where the magnificent temples, stelae and palaces have outlived their builders by thousands of years. Antigua* is also a living cultural heritage which has preserved its charms as a colonial capital; as you stand in the shade of its baroque churches, you half expect to come across the Spanish conquistadores.

    Saturday, 26.03.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 27.03.2016

    Puntarenas/Costa Rica, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Puntarenas/Costa Rica
    About a quarter of this country is a protected conservation area – and rightly so: to discover the unique bird life of this place, travel by boat to explore the diverse flora and fauna found in the mangrove forest*. Walk across the 42 m high suspended rope bridge* to enjoy the sights from an unusual perspective – it yields breathtaking views across the dense treetops.

    Monday, 28.03.2016

    Isla de Coiba/Panama, 11.00 – 15.00 hrs

    Isla de Coiba/Panama
    A chorus of exotic birds in the tropical rainforest, waves gently lapping against the white, sandy shore – far away from everyday life, a relaxing time awaits you on Panama’s biggest island. The next day, you will enjoy a special seafaring experience when the EUROPA enters the Panama Canal on course for the Caribbean.

    Tuesday, 29.03.2016

    Daytime passage through the Panama Canal

    Wednesday, 30.03.2016

    Cartagena/Colombia, 12.00 – 20.00 hrs

    Cartagena/Colombia
    Discover the colonial gem in style on a carriage ride through the restored old town*. The former trading centre defied its enemies with thick fortified walls and mighty forts such as San Felipe de Barajas. And in the arcades of the former military complex of Las Bovedas, there is now a string of inviting little boutiques selling traditional regional handicraft.

    Thursday, 31.03.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 01.04.2016

    George Town/Grand Cayman/Great Britain, 12.00 – 19.00 hrs

    George Town/Grand Cayman/Cayman Islands/Great Britain
    There’s more to this premier address for millionaires than just being a tax haven: in the capital, you will discover fabulous colonial pearls, while further west the luminous Seven Mile Beach – the perfect place to sunbathe – awaits you.

    Saturday, 02.04.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 03.04.2016

    Playa del Carmen/Mexico, 8.00 – 10.00 hrs
    Cozumel, 11.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Playa del Carmen/Mexico
    Follow in the footsteps of the Maya people to the ruins of Chichen Itza*. At the heart of the biggest open-air museum in the entire Mayan world is the 24 m high Kukulkan pyramid, one of this mysterious culture’s most important structures. Rising up above the turquoise blue sea is the Maya city of Tulum*. From here, it is not far to the Xel-Ha lagoon* – float away on the shallow waters of this veritable paradise.

    San Miguel de Cozumel/Cozumel/Mexico
    Jaques Cousteau recognised long ago the value of this island as an excellent place for diving. Snorkel around the colourful underwater world, enjoy a few relaxing hours on the beach or experience the pulsating life along San Miguel’s oceanside promenade.

    Monday, 04.04.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 05.04.2016

    New Orleans/Louisiana/USA, arrival 12.00 hrs

    New Orleans/Louisiana/USA
    Look forward to thrilling sights when you cross the Mississippi and reach the “Cradle of Jazz”. So that you can immerse yourself totally in the diverse cultural offerings of New Orleans, the EUROPA will stay until the next evening. Plenty of time for an extensive discovery tour* where you can admire the picturesque balconies of the French Quarter or enjoy the view across Lake Pontchartrain. If you are looking for adventure, you’ll find it right in front of the city gates – what better way to visit the habitat of alligators than to travel across the ancient swamps* in an airboat? Perhaps you would like to get a feel for what life in the southern states was really like? Then a trip to an old mansion* and the surrounding sugar cane plantations will take you on a pilgrimage back in time to the period before the American Civil War.

    Wednesday, 06.04.2016

    New Orleans/Louisiana, departure 18.00 hrs

    Thursday, 07.04.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 08.04.2016

    Key West/Florida, 10.00 – 16.30 hrs

    Key West/Florida/USA
    America’s southern tip likes all things bright and colourful: stroll along the palm-fringed promenades, admire the works of the street artists and try a slice of the unique Key lime pie at one of the cafes. You can also take things really easy and ride the traditional Conch Train* alongside the restored wooden houses. The underwater world here seems to be iridescent, and you can explore it during a snorkelling trip* along the reef.

    Saturday, 09.04.2016

    Miami/Florida, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

    Miami/Florida/USA
    Ocean Drive, Coral Gables and Coconut Grove: there is just too much in Miami for you to set out for home today, so stay a little longer for our richly varied post-cruise programme*.

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    Sunday, 10.04.2016

    Arrival in Germany

    = at anchor
    = Zodiac landing

    Cruise
    EUR1605
    Cruise dates
    18.03.2016 - 09.04.2016

    This journey will delight you with the following program

    Symposium at Sea

    Symposium at Sea is a contemporary series of lectures bringing together experts from the worlds of economics, business, politics and culture on selected cruises on board the EUROPA to discuss some interesting current topics with you. Attend fascinating lectures given by the experts, expand your mind with some background knowledge and enjoy lively discussions with well-known personalities.


    Cruise
    EUR1605
    Cruise dates
    18.03.2016 - 09.04.2016

    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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