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MS EUROPA - from Hamburg to Hamburg

Highlands and heritage

MS EUROPA - from Hamburg to Hamburg
Cruise EUR1617
12.08.2016 - 26.08.2016 (14 days)
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    Cruise
    EUR1617
    Cruise dates
    12.08.2016 - 26.08.2016

    After Ireland’s green hills and Dublin’s long history, you will set out for the highlights of Scotland – the legendary home of whisky, ancient clans and the spectacular Highlands. Discover modern Glasgow and learn more about the country’s origins at the Ring of Brodgar. To round off your cruise, a unique festival awaits in Edinburgh: at the Royal Military Tattoo, more than 1,000 artists dance and perform in kilts and with bagpipes.


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    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: historic Liverpool, Ring of Brodgar* and Skara Brae*, Edinburgh’s old and new town*

    •   Charming, modern and inspiring – Dublin

    •   The legendary Royal Military Tattoo* in Edinburgh

    •   The rugged charm of the Highlands – Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle*

    •   England and Ireland’s enchanting gardens – special garden excursions with garden expert Dr. Seick*

    •   Golf & Cruise voyage with extensive golf package*

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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
    EUR1617
    Cruise dates
    12.08.2016 - 26.08.2016

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

    Friday, 12.08.2016

    Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
    Hamburg, departure 18.00 hrs

     

    Hamburg

    Arrive earlier and visit the Hanseatic city of Hamburg*.

     

    Saturday, 13.08.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 14.08.2016

    Cowes/Isle of Wight/England/
    Great Britain, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

     

    Cowes/Isle of Wight/England/Great Britain

    Home to the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the town is world famous amongst sailors. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were regular visitors and you can explore their former summer residence, Osborne House*. A tour in a vintage car* is a stylish way to see the island.

     

    Monday, 15.08.2016

    Torquay, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs

     

    Torquay/England/Great Britain

    Walk along the elegant promenade of this seaside resort or discover the historic heritage of Exeter*: the cathedral is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture. A visit to Buckfast Abbey* will allow you a glimpse inside the walls and into the gardens of the Benedictine monks.

     

    Tuesday, 16.08.2016

    Dunmore East (Waterford)/Ireland, 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

     

    Dunmore East (Waterford)/Ireland

    This friendly fishing village is an inviting place for a relaxing stroll – or go on an excursion* to nearby Waterford. Or admire Ireland’s lush meadows on a scenic journey to Kilkenny*, which has a history stretching back to the 12th century. Garden enthusiasts will love Mount Congreve Gardens*; let yourself be inspired by the colourful display of plants and the amazing nurseries.

     

    Wednesday, 17.08.2016

    Dublin, 7.00 – 21.00 hrs

     

    Dublin/Ireland

    The capital is dominated by St Patrick’s Cathedral and is home to a masterpiece of medieval book illumination, the Book of Kells, in Trinity College Library*. A rocky cliff path* leads from the fishing village of Greystones into the countryside and offers some magnificent views. The Powerscourt Gardens* and Mount Usher Gardens* are amongst the most beautiful gardens in Europe and, with their wide terraces and rivers, are a great place to while away some time.

     

    Thursday, 18.08.2016

    Liverpool/England/Great Britain, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

     

    Liverpool/England/Great Britain

    Follow in the footsteps of the Fab Four* in the Beatles’ home town or explore the bustling city in your own way. The lively Liverpool Waterfront is home to the famous Tate Liverpool as well as the listed buildings at Albert Dock. Or would you like to take a step back in time? You can reflect on historical times under the half-timbered arcades of Chester*.

     

    Friday, 19.08.2016

    Ayr/Scotland, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

     

    Ayr/Scotland/Great Britain

    This little harbour town is the ideal starting point for visiting Glasgow*. Scotland’s biggest city has long since shaken off its reputation as a working-class city and offers modern design, an interesting cultural heritage and plenty of shopping opportunities. Culzean Castle* offers an insight into the feudal way of life in an 18th-century country residence.

     

    Saturday, 20.08.2016

    Portree/Skye, 12.00 – 18.00 hrs

     

    Portree/Skye/Scotland/Great Britain

    The natural landscape of the Gaelic “Misty Isle” is as magical as it is breathtaking. An island tour* will take you to see the moss-green high plateau and wild, overgrown cliffs. Dunvegan Castle* has been home to the MacLeod clan for around 800 years: find out more about the castle and its clan. Eilean Donan Castle* is also fit for the silver screen: the mystical setting of the castle on Loch Duich was made famous by the film Highlander.

     

    Sunday, 21.08.2016

    Kirkwall/Orkney Islands, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

     

    Kirkwall/Orkney Islands/Great Britain

    A total of 77 islands lie just off the northern tip of Scotland – a cosmos of endless horizons, steep cliffs and bizarre rocks, which has been populated by people for centuries. The historic treasures of Orkney include the Neolithic Ring of Brodgar* and the Stone Age village of Skara Brae*. On no account must you miss out on a sip of Orkney’s “national drink”: the Highland Park Whisky Distillery* invites you to a tasting.

     

    Monday, 22.08.2016

    Invergordon, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

     

    Invergordon/Scotland/Great Britain

    From the small harbour town, you will be taken to the shores of the famous Loch Ness*, with the impressive ruins of medieval Urquhart Castle. Or would you prefer to admire the Scottish Highlands from above? A helicopter flight* will introduce you to the rugged beauty of the landscape from the air.

     

    Tuesday, 23.08.2016

    Leith (Edinburgh), arrival 6.45 hrs

     

    Leith (Edinburgh)/Scotland/Great Britain

    Bustling side streets of Old Town, the Royal Mile and the mighty Edinburgh Castle* towering from above – explore Edinburgh, the city of Scottish kings. Stirling Castle* is also one of the great scenes of Scottish history, and in 1543 Mary Stuart was crowned here. Nature awaits you at Trossachs National Park*, which will charm you with ancient woodlands, gently rolling hills and lakes as smooth as mirrors. In the evening, you will be able to see the performers of the Military Tattoo*, with traditional and modern music and dance against the atmospheric backdrop of the illuminated castle.

     

    Wednesday, 24.08.2016

    Leith (Edinburgh), departure 5.30 hrs

    Thursday, 25.08.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 26.08.2016

    Hamburg, arrival 7.00 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.

     

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    Cruise
    EUR1617
    Cruise dates
    12.08.2016 - 26.08.2016

    Golf – off for some royal rounds – 16th MS EUROPA Golf Cup

    Sun 14 Aug Cowes, Isle of Wight, England – Freshwater Bay Golf Club (Additional course 1)
    This somewhat short 5,235 m, par 69 18-hole course is situated right on Freshwater Bay in the south-west of the island. The effects of the wind have influenced the compact layout on every fairway and make for a considerable challenge.

    Tue 16 Aug Dunmore East (Waterford), Ireland – Waterford Castle Golf Club
    This par 72 championship course lies in the middle of the Kings Channel on its own island, on which the 18 fairways of the course are arranged in a very harmonious way. The course... Read more

    Sun 14 Aug Cowes, Isle of Wight, England – Freshwater Bay Golf Club (Additional course 1)
    This somewhat short 5,235 m, par 69 18-hole course is situated right on Freshwater Bay in the south-west of the island. The effects of the wind have influenced the compact layout on every fairway and make for a considerable challenge.

    Tue 16 Aug Dunmore East (Waterford), Ireland – Waterford Castle Golf Club
    This par 72 championship course lies in the middle of the Kings Channel on its own island, on which the 18 fairways of the course are arranged in a very harmonious way. The course takes its name from the 16th-century castle, which is also situated on the island.

    Wed 17 Aug Dublin, Ireland – Portmarnock Golf Club
    This course is a challenge of nature. A blend of the best of British country house style and a links course awaits. There is a clear view from almost every fairway and the sea wind comes in from just about every “corner”. It’s worth asking the pro here for a few tips on Scottish play.

    Thu 18 Aug Liverpool, England – Royal Liverpool Golf Club
    Experience golfing tradition at its finest. The club, founded in 1869, can look back on a number of international tournaments on the classic links course. Most recently, the best golfers in the world played on this natural course at the British Open in 2014. The course requires excellent accuracy: once a ball lands in the rough, it is as good as gone.

    Fri 19 Aug Ayr, Scotland – The Westin Turnberry
    Another highlight is the classic Scottish Turnberry resort. All three 18-hole courses offer the best examples of traditional Scottish golf course architecture. The natural geography of the landscape determines the course layout here. The Ailsa Course alone has already hosted the British Open four times over.

    Sun 21 Aug Kirkwall, Orkney Islands – Stromness Golf Club (Additional course 2)
    This lovely, straightforward golf course is ideal for a practice round between courses. The 4,400 m long course, par 65 for men and par 69 for ladies, has seven par 3 and eleven par 4 holes, which are laid out very symmetrically next to one another.

    Mon 22 Aug Invergordon, Scotland – Tain Golf Club
    Simple in layout but not straightforward to play. The course (par 70) is limited in size thanks to the natural landscape, which therefore underlines its links qualities. The course is par 73 for ladies.

    Tue 23 Aug Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland – Royal Burgess Golf Club
    Golf has been played here since 1735, making it one of the oldest golf courses in the world. A natural course, which challenges players with its healthy lengths. Look forward to a beautiful and historic round of golf!

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    Family cruise - The green home of Nessie

    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,... 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
    EUR1617
    Cruise dates
    12.08.2016 - 26.08.2016

    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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