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MS EUROPA - from Shanghai to Kobe

Spring in Asia

MS EUROPA - from Shanghai to Kobe
Cruise EUR1706
29.03.2017 - 12.04.2017 (15 days)
    Cruise dates
    29.03.2017 - 12.04.2017

    Whether you are in the Forbidden City, at the foot of the mighty Great Wall or in the midst of exotic countryside, China will provide you with some unforgettable impressions. Wander through the bustling streets of South Korea’s metropolis, Seoul, before seeking the resplendence of Far Eastern sanctuaries in Japan. The history of this island country will be revealed in the beautiful temples and shrines of Fukuoka and Himeji Castle.

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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.
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount of up to € 1,400

    Bei Kombination der Reisen EUR1705 und EUR1706 sparen Sie € 750 oder bei EUR1706 und EUR1707 sparen Sie € 1.400.

    The highlights of this cruise

    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeokgung Palace*, the Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju*, Himeji Castle* and the Itsukushima Shrine*
    • Imperial city of Beijing*
    • Visit to the Great Wall of China*
    • The temples and shrines of Japan – Shintoism and Zen Buddhism
    • Cherry blossom season in Japan (subject to weather conditions)
    • New ports: Tianjin (Beijing)/China, Fukuoka/Japan, Kobe/Japan
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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
    29.03.2017 - 12.04.2017

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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 28.03.2017

    Scheduled flight Germany – Shanghai

    Wednesday, 29.03.2017

    Transfer to embarkation point for the EUROPA, overnight on board

    On our pre-cruise programme*, experience Shanghai – the allure of opposites.

    Thursday, 30.03.2017

    Shanghai/China, departure 4.00 hrs
    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 31.03.2017

    Qingdao (Tsingtau), 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Qingdao (Tsingtau)/China
    Explore the German side of this megacity: from the Xiao Yu Shan hill*, you can enjoy a wonderful view over the red-tiled roofs of the historic city centre, before a traditional German-Chinese beer tasting at a brewery* – of course, the beer is brewed according to German purity laws. The rock formations of the holy Laoshan* mountain are known as the “home of the immortals”. Walk along the enchanting mountainside and throw a coin into the fountain of the Taoist Taiqing Palace for luck.

    Saturday, 01.04.2017

    Tianjin (Beijing), arrival 21.00 hrs

    Tianjin (Beijing)/China
    The EUROPA will stay in Tianjin, the port of Beijing, for two nights. The former garrison town itself has plenty to offer, including concert halls, little shops in the style of the Ming dynasty* and the Porcelain House*, decorated with millions of tiny porcelain fragments. You will get to see the historic and modern sides of China on an excursion to Beijing*. Stroll through the vast Tiananmen Square, in the centre of which the marble statue of Mao Zedong rises high above everything else. At the northern end of the square, called the Gate of Heavenly Peace, is the Forbidden City with its precisely 9,999½ rooms, since only heaven may have a palace with 10,000 rooms. On your way back, marvel at Beijing’s futuristic skyscrapers rising high up into the sky. Yet probably the most amazing construction in China is still the Great Wall of China* – see it for yourself!

    Sunday, 02.04.2017

    Tianjin (Beijing)

    Monday, 03.04.2017

    Tianjin (Beijing), departure 19.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 04.04.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 05.04.2017

    Incheon (Seoul)/South Korea, arrival 7.00 hrs**

    Incheon (Seoul)/South Korea
    Discover the capital of South Korea, past and present: back in the 14th century, the Joseon Dynasty ruled vast parts of the country from here. You can see its legacy today in five preserved palaces: Changdeokgung Palace* is particularly worth visiting with its secret Biwon garden. The smallest palace, Deoksugung Palace*, is surrounded by skyscrapers, which along with the World Cup stadium* shape the modern cityscape. From Namsan Mountain*, which rises up in the heart of Seoul, you will have a panoramic view over the city. In Mary’s Alley, little antiques shops and galleries offer a colourful array of porcelain, handmade paper and traditional statues – a great place to visit.

    Thursday, 06.04.2017

    Incheon (Seoul), departure 13.00 hrs**

    Friday, 07.04.2017

    Mokpo, 7.00 – 15.00 hrs

    Mokpo/South Korea

    Saturday, 08.04.2017

    Pusan, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Pusan/South Korea
    The second largest city in the country is nestled on the slopes of the surrounding mountain range and is enchanting in many different ways: climb the 120 m high tower in Yongdusan Park* for a panoramic view over the surrounding bays or stay in the harbour to see what the largest fish market* South Korea has to offer. Alternatively, visit Gyeongju*, where you can witness the history of the lost Silla Kingdom: the Seokguram Grotto and temple complex is an impressive combination of Buddhist religion and Far Eastern architecture.

    Sunday, 09.04.2017

    Fukuoka/Japan, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    The history of this “cradle of Japanese civilisation” goes back as far as 300 BCE and its location meant that it became an early centre of trade with China. You can learn more about the city’s history at the ruins of Fukuoka Castle, and the nearby Ohori Park* is an oasis of peace. From the idyllic water features and landscape gardens, admire the city’s skyline and the highest coastal tower in Japan – the 234 m high Fukuoka Tower*.

    Monday, 10.04.2017

    Hiroshima, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Six rivers flow through modern Hiroshima, making a trip on one of the many tour boats a great way of making your own discoveries. Stop off at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, where memorials are a reminder of the city’s past. A magical sight welcomes you to the holy island of Miyajima*: Japan’s most famous landmark, the red Torii gate of the Itsukushima Shrine appears to float over the water.

    Tuesday, 11.04.2017

    Himeji, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
    Kobe, arrival 21.30 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    The white walls of Himeji Castle* can be seen high up above the city and invite you to discover one of the greatest cultural treasures of Japan. The tea houses, lakes and waterfalls of the Koko-en gardens are enchanting and not just during the cherry blossom season – a true gem of Japanese landscape design.

    Wednesday, 12.04.2017

    Transfer to Osaka for scheduled flight to Frankfurt

    Following a last night on board, start your journey home – or stay on for a post-cruise programme* in Tokyo.

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

    Cruise dates
    29.03.2017 - 12.04.2017

    This journey will delight you with the following program

    MS EUROPA Concert Series

    In partnership with some of the most famous opera houses and partners, we will present magnificent voices, expert instrumentalists and exhilarating ensembles as part of the MS EUROPA Concert Series on almost every cruise. Some surprises are often thrown in, too, because it is not uncommon for international artists to spontaneously join up - providing you with what can only be described as truly unique concert experiences on board and ashore.

    Stars in this cruise: Calmus Ensemble

    Cruise dates
    29.03.2017 - 12.04.2017

    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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