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MS EUROPA - from Manila to Shanghai

The fascination of the Far East

MS EUROPA - from Manila to Shanghai
Cruise EUR1705
14.03.2017 - 29.03.2017 (15 days)
    Cruise dates
    14.03.2017 - 29.03.2017

    Futuristic skyscrapers rise up into the sky and ancient temples attract worshippers: Asia’s pulsating megacities combine modern and traditional life harmoniously and have some amazing discoveries in store for you. Encounter the essence of Asian culture on Japan’s islands, where you can discover the world of the Samurai and ancient martial arts, as well as relax in the exotic natural surroundings. Impressions of the Far East for all the senses.

    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 € 1,000

    Combine cruises EUR1704 and EUR1705 and save € 1,000 or EUR1705 and EUR1706 and save € 750.

    The highlights of this cruise

    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Historic centre of Macau*, Shuri Palace and Shikina-en gardens on Okinawa*
    • Traditional and modern life in the Far East
    • Spellbinding big cities – Hong Kong and Shanghai
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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
    14.03.2017 - 29.03.2017

    Tuesday, 14.03.2017

    Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Manila

    Wednesday, 15.03.2017

    Transfer to embarkation point for the EUROPA
    Manila/Philippines, departure 21.00 hrs

    We will be delighted to welcome you on board the EUROPA.

    Thursday, 16.03.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 17.03.2017

    Hong Kong/China, arrival 12.00 hrs

    Hong Kong/China
    East meets West here with shopping malls and traditional markets, skyscrapers and temple complexes – the city on the Pearl River sets new standards. Discover Hong Kong off the usual tourist track* in the metro, on a double-decker tram or on the world’s longest outdoor escalator. On a junk trip*, you will have a unique view over the world-famous skyline from Joss House Bay and visit the ancient Tin Hau temple*, which was dedicated to the goddess of the sea in 1266. Enjoy an even more exceptional experience on a helicopter flight* over the approximately 260 densely populated islands. Experience the lively megacity that really never sleeps on an evening tram journey* and visit to the night market* – including spectacular views from Victoria Peak. Or leave Hong Kong behind to explore Macao* – a Portuguese colony until 15 years ago with an enchanting historic centre.

    Saturday, 18.03.2017

    Hong Kong, departure 19.00 hrs

    Sunday, 19.03.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 20.03.2017

    Kaohsiung/Taiwan, 6.00 – 14.00 hrs

    The bustling port city welcomes you with its impressive skyscrapers and modern cityscape. Colourful Chinese temples can also be found throughout Taiwan, and you can marvel at the Spring and Autumn Pavilions on Lotus Lake and the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas on a city tour*. Countless Buddhas in all different sizes are a magical sight at the Fo Guang Shan monastery*, not least the enormous and impressive Amitabha Buddha, which keeps watch over the pilgrims.

    Tuesday, 21.03.2017

    Keelung (Taipei), 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Keelung (Taipei)/Taiwan
    Where 300 years ago there were only swamps and paddy fields, the landmark Taipei 101 towering above the city is impossible to miss. Despite the rapid economic development, there is still plenty of room for tradition in Taiwan’s capital*. The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, for example, is built entirely in the classical style and the National Palace Museum* houses the world’s largest collection of Chinese art. Travel through enchanting scenery featuring volcanoes, rainforests and cherry blossoms in Yangmingshan National Park*. Your destination is the Yehliu Geopark on the coast, where the sun, wind and water have created some amazing rock formations.

    Wednesday, 22.03.2017

    Ishigaki/Sakishima Islands/Japan, 7.00 – 16.30 hrs

    Ishigaki/Sakishima Islands/Japan
    Beautiful beaches, tropical jungle and the emerald-green Kabira Bay with its tiny islands – an island tour* will provide some idyllic views. On the neighbouring island of Taketomi*, you can go on a discovery tour by water buffalo cart and walk through the “star sand”: what appear to be tiny grains of sand are fragments of minuscule sea creatures.

    Thursday, 23.03.2017

    Naha/Okinawa, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    The former centre of the legendary Ryukyu Kingdom has remained in a world of its own – with its own language and culture, including karate which originated here. The red Shuri Castle* and majestic Shikina-en gardens are also part of the royal legacy. You can expect some stirring encounters with whale sharks and manta rays at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium*: marvel at the marine life of Japan’s coastline before you take a boat trip through a scene like something out of an East Asian picture book in the park Bios on the Hill*.

    Friday, 24.03.2017

    Kagoshima, arrival 19.00 hrs

    Immerse yourself completely in the traditional customs and practices of the country. In Chiran, you will encounter both ancient and modern heroes: discover the historic samurai houses* from the Edo period and pay homage to the pilots of the Second World War at the Kamikaze memorial in the Chiran Tokko Museum*. A traditional tea ceremony* in the enchanting Sengan-en gardens, a wonderful example of Japan’s highly regarded garden art, is not to be missed.

    Saturday, 25.03.2017

    Kagoshima, departure 18.00 hrs

    Sunday, 26.03.2017

    Nagasaki, 7.00 – 19.00 hrs

    The port city of Nagasaki lies on the west coast of Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands. Thanks to its excellent natural harbour, Nagasaki was the “gateway to the west” for many hundreds of years and is therefore of great historic interest. For example, you can see the Buddhist Sofuku-ji Temple from the Ming dynasty and some wonderful examples of traditional Japanese architecture in the Dejima open-air museum*.

    Monday, 27.03.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 28.03.2017

    Shanghai/China, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    China’s gateway to the world opens up some incredible views of Pudong’s skyline from the mooring place. Our special tip: experience360-degree panoramic views from the revolving restaurant in the Oriental Pearl Tower. The most important religious site is probably the Jade Buddha Temple*, behind the walls of which can be found art treasures from the Tang dynasty. The Yu Garden* is an oasis of calm, with tea houses, pavilions and little zig-zag bridges – a peaceful little place amongst the hustle and bustle. Higher, faster, further – this also applies to the transport system in this megacity: on the Transrapid* you will reach top speeds of up to 420 km/h. After one last night on board, it will be time to return home or stay on for the post-cruise programme*, highlights of China: Xian and Beijing.

    Wednesday, 29.03.2017

    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

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

    Cruise dates
    14.03.2017 - 29.03.2017

    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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