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MS EUROPA - from Gran Canaria to Cape Town

Stunning natural scenery and eventful history

MS EUROPA - from Gran Canaria to Cape Town
Cruise EUR1622
18.10.2016 - 03.11.2016 (17 days)
    Cruise dates
    18.10.2016 - 03.11.2016

    The most beautiful water feature in Senegal shimmers pink in the sunshine, the “big five” cross the Etosha National Park and Namibia’s sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see. The western coast of Africa is enchanting with its natural beauty and interesting past. Remote St Helena has an unspoilt charm, whilst Swakopmund and Luderitz have a story to tell of their German colonial past and the age of “diamond fever” – see Africa in a completely new light.

    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 € 1,000

    Combine cruises EUR1621 and EUR1622 or EUR1622 and EUR1623 and save € 1,000.

    The highlights of this cruise

    •   UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the slave island of Goree* and Kunta Kinteh (James Island)

    •   UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites: Lac Rose* and Namib Desert*

    •   Discover fascinating desert landscape in Namibia

    •   Classical enjoyment with the soloists of the Verbier Festival

    •   Symposium at Sea – the floating university

    •   New ports: Banjul/Gambia, Kunta Kinteh (James Island)/Gambia

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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

    • 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 dates
    18.10.2016 - 03.11.2016

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

    Tuesday, 18.10.2016

    Flight Munich** – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
    Transfer to embarkation point for the EUROPA
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria/Gran Canaria/Spain, departure 22.00 hrs


    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria/Gran Canaria/Canary Islands/Spain

    Our travel concierge will be happy to help you plan your private travel arrangements*.


    Wednesday, 19.10.2016 to
    Thursday, 20.10.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 21.10.2016

    Dakar/Senegal, 6.00 – 18.00 hrs



    Explore Dakar on a city tour* including the Place de l’Independance and the government district, giving you a vibrant impression of the capital. You will pass historic buildings and the cathedral to reach Soumbedioune market*, which is a great place to browse handmade arts and crafts. The former slave island of Goree* is testament to 300 years of the slave trade in West Africa and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978. Lac Rose* has an almost other-worldly beauty and appeal. The salt water lake owes its name and its bright pink colour to the countless microorganisms, and you can discover its shores on a jeep tour*.


    Saturday, 22.10.2016

    Banjul/Gambia, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs
    Kunta Kinteh (James Island), 15.30 – 19.00 hrs



    “Bamboo Island” rises up out of the mangrove forests and sandbanks in the estuary of the Gambia River. The capital is joined to the mainland by just one bridge and owes its charm to its special location and the legacy of the English colonial era, as well as to its friendly inhabitants. Learn more about Gambia’s exciting history in the National Museum* or walk through the traditional Albert Market* before visiting the Kachikally crocodile pool* in Bakau. Some wonderful natural treasures are preserved in the Makasutu Culture Forest*. The “holy forest” is home to diverse habitats such as marsh, savannah and rainforest and offers wildlife such as baboons and tropical birds a protected place to live.


    Kunta Kinteh (James Island)/Gambia

    Your cruise takes you up the Gambia River to the small river island called “James”, some 30 km inland from the Atlantic Ocean. The island is an important historical site for the West African slave trade and was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003.


    Sunday, 23.10.2016 to
    Wednesday, 26.10.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 27.10.2016

    Jamestown/St. Helena/Great Britain, 12.00 – 19.00 hrs


    Jamestown/St. Helena/Great Britain

    Visit an unspoilt gem so far out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that it is only accessible by boat. Its wild beauty and remote location makes this island a unique spot on earth, which is home to many endemic species. Explore the little island capital at your leisure and get yourself a very special kind of souvenir: one of the rarest types of coffee in the world is produced from wild coffee plants – even Napoleon raved about the aroma of the St. Helena Green Tipped Bourbon coffee.


    Friday, 28.10.2016 to
    Saturday, 29.10.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 30.10.2016

    Walvis Bay/Namibia, arrival 20.00 hrs


    Walvis Bay/Namibia

    Endless dunes and expansive savannah, flocks of flamingos in the lagoons and zebra at the watering holes, German colonial heritage and African tradition – Walvis Bay is a true reflection of the diversity of Africa. Right in the middle of the wide expanse of dunes lies Namibia’s “most German city”, Swakopmund*. You can learn more about the city’s long history in the local museum. Exploring the Namib Desert* is an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the quiet beauty of the almost endless expanse of desert and keep a look out for geckos and chameleons. To get a deeper insight into Africa’s unspoilt wilderness, leave the EUROPA for an overland excursion* to the Etosha National Park. With a little luck, you will see some elephants and black rhinos here or catch a glimpse of some lions sleeping in the tall grass.


    Monday, 31.10.2016

    Walvis Bay, departure 19.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 01.11.2016

    Luderitz, 12.00 – 18.00 hrs



    When Adolf Lüderitz arrived here in 1883 from Bremen in Germany to buy land, he was hoping to dig up some great treasures. However, these were not discovered until long after his death. Valuable diamonds brought new riches to the Namibian settlement, whose German roots are still reflected today in the pretty buildings in the town centre. Set out to make your own discoveries or visit the delightful Cafe Diaz for a slice of Black Forest gateau.


    Wednesday, 02.11.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 03.11.2016

    Cape Town/South Africa, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Transfer to scheduled flight to Frankfurt


    Cape Town/South Africa

    Today you will leave South Africa or go on safari in Singita’s private Sabi Sand Game Reserve on our post-cruise programme*.


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    Optional bookable
    Friday, 04.11.2016

    Arrival in Frankfurt


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

    ** Depending on the flight plan, it may be necessary to change the airport of departure.


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    Cruise dates
    18.10.2016 - 03.11.2016

    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. Enjoy lively discussions with well-known personalities.


    Cruise dates
    18.10.2016 - 03.11.2016

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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