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MS EUROPA - from Melbourne to Hong Kong

Modern metropolises and mysterious cultures

MS EUROPA - from Melbourne to Hong Kong
Cruise EUR1904
28.02.2019 - 25.03.2019 (25 days)
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    Cruise dates
    28.02.2019 - 25.03.2019

    A cruise on board the EUROPA has to be the most beautiful bridge between Australia and Asia. Explore bustling cities and remote islands en route, and gain insights into one of the last remaining expeditionary destinations in the world: Papua New Guinea.

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    Extend your cruise ashore

    The cruise is fully booked.
    For further assistance please contact us at 040 30703050.

    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 - Extended fun

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUR1903 or with the subsequent cruise EUR1905 and save € 2,500 per person (applies to categories 1 – 11).

    The highlights of this cruise

    Directly adjacent to sprawling parks and a paradisiacal bay, MELBOURNE provides a wonderful first impression of Australia’s charming cities, be it in the creative Fitzroy Gardens or in the elegant suburb South Yarra. SYDNEY, too, has mastered the art of “easy living”. The EUROPA will spend two days in the country’s largest metropolis where the beaches are no less legendary than the opera house. Walk through the central business district past historical buildings and drop into one of the many cafes or parks for a little break. Australia’s incomparable natural legacy lies off its northern coast: set off from Hamilton Island to gaze in awe at the GREAT BARRIER REEF and Whitehaven Beach in all of their splendour from the air*. If you would rather go snorkelling* to see the colourful coral fish, take the boat* from CAIRNS to the edge of the reef. Head inland for equally impressive natural beauty: the cable car to Kuranda* will take you into the Wet Tropics of Queensland, the largest tropical forest reserve in Australia.

    With exotic plants, colourful birds of paradise, remote islands and secret rituals, the islands of PAPUA NEW GUINEA promise to be a wonderful expeditionary experience: the white sandy beaches of the Deboyne Islands and the uninhabited Bramble Haven are rarely visited by people and there are no roads to be found in the harbour town of Alotau. Get to know the laid-back everyday lifestyle of the inhabitants around Milne Bay. Come face-to-face with one of the country’s many tribes in the Goroka Highlands*: fly* via MADANG to meet the Mudmen whose wild dances were once intended to frighten enemies. Certain places in the Philippines are baffling too. The inhabitants say that the CHOCOLATE HILLS* in Bohol are the tears of a love-struck giant. Scientists are unsure as to the true origins of the 1,200 equally sized hills, the grass of which turns brown in the dry season. The best thing is to see for yourself before turning your attention to the beaches of CALANGAMAN ISLAND and BORACAY.

    Following a day at sea, the EUROPA will arrive at HONG KONG in the afternoon. Enjoy the view of the city skyline at night and join us as we raise a glass to a cruise full of different experiences before you set off on your journey home the next morning.

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

    Your ship - MS EUROPA

    EUROPA: The worlds' best moments

    Smaller than others, the EUROPA is nevertheless way ahead. Equipped with incomparable freedom for personal development - and even more space for fresh ideas, enjoyment and inspiring perspectives. Curious? Then we would like to welcome you to a ship that sets standards worldwide in the field of luxury cruises - and on which your demand for luxury will be fulfilled individually.

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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 (cat. 4-5)
    • 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 (cat. 6-7)
    • 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
    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
    28.02.2019 - 25.03.2019

    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).

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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 26.02.2019

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Melbourne

    Wednesday, 27.02.2019

    Transfer to a first-class hotel
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Thursday, 28.02.2019

    City tour followed by embarkation

    Thursday, 28.02.2019

    Melbourne/Australia, departure 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 01.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 02.03.2019

    Sydney/Australia, arrival 9.00 hrs

    Sunday, 03.03.2019

    Sydney/Australia, departure 18.00 hrs

    Monday, 04.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 05.03.2019

    Brisbane/Australia, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 06.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 07.03.2019

    Fitzalan Anchorage/Hamilton Island/Great Barrier Reef/Australia , 9.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 08.03.2019

    Cairns/Australia, arrival 13.00 hrs

    Saturday, 09.03.2019

    Cairns/Australia, departure 18.00 hrs

    Sunday, 10.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 11.03.2019

    Deboyne Islands/Louisiade Archipelago/Papua New Guinea , 10.00 – 18.00 hrs
    Bramble Haven/Louisiade Archipelago/Papua New Guinea , arrival 20.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 12.03.2019

    Bramble Haven/Louisiade Archipelago/Papua New Guinea , departure 18.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 13.03.2019

    Alotau/Milne Bay/Papua New Guinea, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Thursday, 14.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 15.03.2019

    Madang/Papua New Guinea, 7.00 – 22.00 hrs

    Saturday, 16.03.2019 to
    Tuesday, 19.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 20.03.2019

    Tagbilaran/Bohol/Philippines , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Thursday, 21.03.2019

    Calangaman Island/Philippines , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 22.03.2019

    Boracay/Philippines , 8.00 – 15.00 hrs

    Boracay resembles a tropical picture-book paradise: snow-white powder beach, turquoise-coloured water and coconut palms. White Beach on Boracay is the small island?s main beach, and has often been acclaimed one of the world?s ten most beautiful beaches by various travel magazines.

    Saturday, 23.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 24.03.2019

    Hong Kong/China, arrival 15.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Monday, 25.03.2019

    Hong Kong/China

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 25.03.2019

    Transfer to a first-class hotel, day room
    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany in the evening

    Tuesday, 26.03.2019

    Arrival in Germany

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes for your trip

    The following programmes can be booked.

    Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
    For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

    The following programmes are offered in German:

    Private pre- and post-cruise programmes

    Explore your cruise destinations on a more personal basis as a couple – ideal for all those who don’t want to be part of a group. The excursions in the programmes are accompanied by a local tour guide who will be happy to attend to your individual wishes. There will also be enough time and space for your own activities. Transfers are exclusively by private car with private drivers. Prices for solo travellers or groups of three or more are available on request.


    Our proven pre- and post-cruise programmes

    Our popular pre- and post-cruise programmes include a broad spectrum of excursions and are usually accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. Recommended for guests who like to share their experiences with a group of like-minded travellers. Explore specially selected highlights of your holiday destination and enjoy the convenience of group travel – we will take care of the transfers, excursions and overnight stays.


    Individual travel arrangements

    Our travel concierge would be happy to put together travel arrangements tailored to your very own preferences. Whether you’re interested in boutique hotels, luxurious beach resorts, theatre-ticket reservations or restaurant recommendations in the most exciting cities, you can find exclusive tips here and by visiting Our travel concierge will be at your service before the cruise and when on board, of course.

    Cruise dates
    28.02.2019 - 25.03.2019

    This journey will delight you with the following program

    You can look forward to the following programme:

    Dieter Müller: a legendary Michelin-starred chef welcomes you on board

    Every evening, the kitchen of this small, exquisite restaurant serves up modern dishes with elements influenced by French, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine as well as the renowned chef’s native Baden, Germany. For 70 days every year he is on board – and that includes part of this cruise (subject to change).

    Opera ball

    Once again this year, the on-board programme will be determined by the waves in waltz time as we say “Let the waltz begin.” Whilst the debutantes take to the floor for the magnificent Opera Ball at the Wiener Staatsoper in Vienna, the officers and crew members on board will start their dance thousands of nautical miles away. Here, in the midst of a sea of flowers and a venue decorated especially for the event, you can dance the night way in evening dress. At the EUROPA Opera Ball, you will also be treated to culinary delights to rival those served in Vienna. 

    Body & Soul

    With the Body & Soul programme, the focus is on your health. Lectures and courses, which may vary according to the cruise and are provided in collaboration with well-known partners, will address topics such as movement and nutrition, tell you about relaxation techniques or focus on various aspects of beauty. Some well-deserved attention for your body.

    Please note that this format will exclusively be held in German.

    Cruise dates
    28.02.2019 - 25.03.2019

    MS EUROPA - The world's best moments

    The EUROPA

    While the EUROPA sails to the most beautiful destinations in the world with a maximum of 400 guests, you will enjoy luxurious comfort on board that sets standards on the seas. You can look forward to the legendary familiarity of a German-speaking crew that individually caters to your wishes with a crew-to-guest ratio of almost one to one. Hospitality that is lived and perfected down to the last detail. Be inspired by the very special atmosphere of this incomparable ship, which was awarded 5 stars by the Insight Guides 2024.

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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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