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MS EUROPA - from Kiel to Hamburg

Summer days in the far north

MS EUROPA - from Kiel to Hamburg
Cruise EUR1616
25.07.2016 - 12.08.2016 (18 days)
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    EUR1616
    Cruise dates
    25.07.2016 - 12.08.2016

    Where glaciers shimmer in the sunshine and hot springs invite you to bathe in the midst of the volcanic landscape, it is quite easy to leave everyday life far behind you: Iceland will provide you with lasting memories on this cruise, as will Spitsbergen. Zodiac landings open up a scintillating world of Arctic ice. The Lofoten islands are a place to dream of: Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in the fjords and fishing villages of the stockfish archipelago.

    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: Thingvellir National Park (Iceland)* and the Hanseatic quarter of Bryggen* in Bergen
    • The heritage of the Vikings brought to life – the Shetland Islands
    • The Golden Circle – highlights of Iceland
    • Between glaciers and cliffs – the Arctic beauty of Spitsbergen
    • Vitality at Sea – activity programme and health advice 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
    EUR1616
    Cruise dates
    25.07.2016 - 12.08.2016

    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).

    Monday, 25.07.2016

    Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
    Kiel, departure 17.00 hrs

     

    Kiel
    Hanseatic flair between the Elbe and Alster: explore Hamburg* before beginning your cruise.

     

    Tuesday, 26.07.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 27.07.2016

    Lerwick/Shetland Islands/Great Britain, 8.30 – 12.30 hrs

     

    Lerwick/Mainland/Shetland Islands/Great Britain

    The foundations of the largest town on the mainland were laid by Dutch herring fishermen in the 17th century. The Jarlshof excavation site* impressively reveals that the green hills were populated as far back as the Stone Age. Learn more about the fascinating history of a remote world on a walk* through Lerwick.

     

    Thursday, 28.07.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 29.07.2016

    Reykjavik/Iceland, 8.30 – 16.00 hrs

     

    Reykjavik/Iceland

    From the northernmost capital in the world, you travel to the Golden Circle*. Marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, the hissing geysers and Thingvellir National Park in which one of the first parliaments sat as far back as the year 930 CE. Discover the unique natural beauty of Iceland from the air on a flight over fire and ice*. Experience a breathtaking glacier adventure on a trip* in special four-wheel-drive jeeps over the shimmering blue ice field of the Langjoekull Glacier. Bathing in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon, in the middle of the bizarre volcanic landscape, promises some exceptional and relaxing moments.

     

    Saturday, 30.07.2016

    Akureyri, 12.30 – 20.00 hrs

     

    Akureyri/Iceland

    Enjoy the panoramic views as the EUROPA enters the Eyjafjoerdur Fjord. Learn more about Iceland’s flora at the Botanical Garden*, whilst the Laufas open-air museum* offers insights into rural 19th-century life. Encounters with the island’s many legends await you at the Godafoss waterfall and around the Myvatn lake*. Yet surely the best way of exploring the country is on the back of a friendly Icelandic horse*.

     

    Sunday, 31.07.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 01.08.2016

    Jan Mayen/Norway**, 9.00 – 13.00 hrs

     

    Jan Mayen/Norway

    On the horizon, the glacial slopes of the Beerenberg can be seen rising up out of the deep-blue ocean. This is the world’s northernmost active volcano above sea level and it is an impressive sight.

     

    Tuesday, 02.08.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 03.08.2016 to
    Friday, 05.08.2016

    Spitsbergen,
    Landings dependent on weather and ice, e.g. at Ny-Alesund, Moellerhafen, Monaco Glacier,
    Moffen, Magdalenefjord, Barentsburg, Pyramiden, Longyearbyen

     

    Spitsbergen/Norway

    Svalbardi fundinn – or “Cold coast found” – is what the Vikings called as they disembarked on this mountainous island. You can look forward to some exciting sights and landings with an expeditionary spirit as the EUROPA cruises off the west coast in the light of the midnight sun. At the beginning of the 20th century, Amundsen set out from the little village of Ny-Alesund on his expedition to the North Pole. See the historic evidence for yourself in the village museum or send a postcard to your loved ones from the world’s northernmost post office. The next few days will be completely devoted to discovering Spitsbergen’s natural beauty. The mighty Monaco Glacier carves its way through the Liefdefjord and is a great place for a walk on the shimmering icy surface. With a bit of luck, you might hear cries of “walruses ahead” off the tiny island of Moffen and you may be able to glimpse some polar bears against the backdrop of the Magdalenefjord. Cruise past Barentsburg and Pyramiden, both of which are former Russian mining communities, before you explore Svalbard’s capital Longyearbyen at your own pace. The next morning, it is time to leave Spitsbergen, passing Bear Island where you can hear the calls of common murres, puffins and northern fulmars nesting on the steep cliffs.

     

    Saturday, 06.08.2016

    Relaxation at sea
    Passing Bear Island

    Sunday, 07.08.2016

    Tromsoe, 8.00 – 14.00 hrs

    Tromsoe/Norway

    Many Arctic expeditions began at the “Gateway to the Arctic Ocean”*. Today the polar museum* is a reminder of these days, and at the Polaria centre*, you can walk through a simulated snowstorm or brave a look inside a polar bear’s den. Visiting the huskies* is another way to enjoy the wildlife.

     

     

    Monday, 08.08.2016

    Leknes/Lofoten, 9.00 – 14.00 hrs

     

    Leknes/Lofoten/Norway

    Picturesque red fishermen’s huts nestle on the rocky coastline of the “stockfish archipelago”, whilst the salty scent of the sea and dried cod pervades the remote villages – welcome to the Lofoten islands. The charming fishing village of Nusfjord* is particularly idyllic. Would you like to find out more about local traditions? Why not try for a big catch on a cutter*. Or explore the islands in an active way: a walk* up the valley of Tjoerndalen to a height of 350 m will be rewarded by wonderful views.

     

    Tuesday, 09.08.2016

    Relaxation at sea
    Indreleia*** (inside passage)

    Wednesday, 10.08.2016

    Bergen, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

     

    Bergen/Norway

    Explore the new and old Bergen in Bryggen*, the Hanseatic quarter. The composer Edvard Grieg lived with his wife in Troldhaugen. Enjoy listening to his work at a piano recital*. A beautiful view of the landscape is revealed on a hike* up the local mountain Floeyen, which you can comfortably scale using the cog train.

     

    Thursday, 11.08.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 12.08.2016

    Hamburg, arrival 8.00 hrs
    Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

     

    Hamburg

    Experience the metropolis on the Elbe and extend your holiday in Hamburg*.

     

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

    ** Landing subject to official approval.

    *** On the Norwegian mail boat route.

     

    = at anchor

    = Zodiac landing

    Cruise
    EUR1616
    Cruise dates
    25.07.2016 - 12.08.2016

    Vitality at Sea

     

    Our Vitality at Sea programme pays special attention to your health. Take part in lectures and courses, which will vary according to each cruise and are offered in conjunction with some well-known partners, and treat yourself to some refreshing downtime far away from everyday life.

     


    Family cruise – trolls and vikings

    On this family cruise, your loved ones will have their very own on-shore programme. Experienced supervisors ensure that special kids’ and teens’ excursions provide an exciting way to explore new places for all junior cruise passengers aged 4 and up. Naturally, we also offer family excursions* tailored to let you and your children explore together. Back on board, the children and their supervisors complete their eventful day by eating together in the Lido Café. If required, a babysitter* can look after your little ones afterwards. To allow you to sleep in peace, we also... Read more

    On this family cruise, your loved ones will have their very own on-shore programme. Experienced supervisors ensure that special kids’ and teens’ excursions provide an exciting way to explore new places for all junior cruise passengers aged 4 and up. Naturally, we also offer family excursions* tailored to let you and your children explore together. Back on board, the children and their supervisors complete their eventful day by eating together in the Lido Café. If required, a babysitter* can look after your little ones afterwards. To allow you to sleep in peace, we also offer a lie-in service on days at sea: nannies will pick up your children at 8.00 hrs and take them for breakfast. And on days with shore excursions, adjusted supervision times allow you to take part in excursions* without your children.

     

    Details of kids’, teens’ and family excursions can be found in the itinerary under the respective ports.

    * Subject to a charge.

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    Cruise
    EUR1616
    Cruise dates
    25.07.2016 - 12.08.2016

    MS EUROPA - Your Most Beautiful Yacht In The World

    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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