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MS EUROPA - from Palma de Mallorca to Lisbon

Spanish coasts. Mediterranean temperament.

MS EUROPA - from Palma de Mallorca to Lisbon
Cruise EUR1909
19.05.2019 - 01.06.2019 (13 days)
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    Cruise
    EUR1909
    Cruise dates
    19.05.2019 - 01.06.2019

    The EUROPA takes you to Spain’s three most popular cities on this route through the Mediterranean. Thanks to extra-long lay times, you will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the beautiful cities of Valencia, Malaga and Seville. Unforgettable discoveries await!


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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

    Culinary city tour
    Combine a city tour* through Barcelona’s historic quarters such as El Born or Barri Gotic with a taste of traditional Catalan and Spanish tapas specialities. As well as the La Boqueria market hall, you will also visit trendy bars and enjoy some churros, wine and freshly candied almonds. Truly tempting treats!
    Exclusive olive oils
    The quality of Seville’s olive oils is known far beyond the country’s borders. Find out more about olive growing and oil production with a visit to the Basilippo cultural centre**. Take advantage of the chance to sample the oil, which is only produced in small quantities, and purchase some to take home for your own kitchen.
    Unforgettable bicycle tour
    Your easy-going excursion by modern e-bike* will take you along the Guadalquivir and past Seville’s highlights. Discover the city’s most beautiful spots in the fresh air – be it the bullfighting arena, Plaza Espana, the cathedral, the Alcazar, the site of the 1992 World Expo or Maria Luisa Park.
    A jewel in the city’s crown
    The magnificent Las Duenas Palace in Seville is the residence of the Duke of Alba and a visit** to see it for yourself is highly recommended. Marvel at the majestic building with its mix of Gothic and Moorish styles. Inside you will find an extensive art collection that has impressed many famous guests, including Grace Kelly.
    Discover the Alhambra independently
    Enjoy an individual experience of the Alhambra** – the last bastion of the Moors in Spain – during your stay in Malaga. As you explore the Moorish architecture and the enchanting gardens, the guide for your private tour will tell you everything there is to know about the special features and the history of the palace complex with the world-famous lion fountain.
    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
    ** These tips are individual activities which are not organised by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises makes no guarantee in connection with opening hours. Our travel concierge will be happy to help (fees apply).

    Your cruise through the western Mediterranean begins with a premiere destination: for the first time, the EUROPA will call at the idyllic SANARY-SUR-MER. As you stroll along the glorious promenade, surrounded by elegant yachts and idyllic palm trees, you will immediately start to notice the typical savoir vivre that France is famous for. The ambience is just as tranquil in SETE. The “Venice of the Languedoc” is surrounded by water on all sides, save for one narrow strip of land. Make the most of your time here by watching the hustle and bustle of the boats on the Canal Royal as you enjoy a portion of local mussels. A rich history and southern French flair lend Montpellier* its charm. The best place to soak up the exciting atmosphere is around the Place de la Comedie, laid out in the style of the Parisian boulevards. Peace and quiet are two things you should not really expect to find in BARCELONA. It’s quite the opposite: the Catalan capital specialises in the Spanish vida loca. Whether you choose to stroll around the shops of the elegant Passeig de Gracia or relax in one of the many bars, take the opportunity to embrace the Mediterranean way of life. Or why not let yourself be inspired by Barcelona’s fantastic architecture, for which the city mainly has Antoni Gaudí to thank. His most well-known works are no doubt the Sagrada Familia basilica*, which has been under construction since 1882, and Park Guell*, which is decorated with countless colourful ceramic mosaics.

    There is plenty to discover in VALENCIA too – especially for the taste buds, since this is the home of the world-famous paella. The aroma of Spain’s national dish fills the busy streets, which are lined with a host of unmissable buildings. The Gothic silk exchange, for example, dates back to the 15th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as the headquarters of the Cultural Academy of Valencia. The City of Arts and Sciences, meanwhile, seems to have come straight from the future. Alongside Europe’s largest aquarium, it is also home to a wonderful botanic garden. You can discover this and other gardens along the route with your garden expert, on specially designed excursions*. Once in MALAGA, if you don’t set off on the trail of Pablo Picasso straight away, then it’s worth going on an excursion to discover the region’s Moorish past. Testament to this era are the magnificent palace complexes perched on the cities’ hills – the most well known being the superbly preserved Alcazaba in Malaga and the world-famous Alhambra* in Granada.

    From stone walls edged with battlements, gaze across the horizon of Andalusia, or enjoy the fine beaches of the Costa del Sol. At midnight, your cruise will continue towards GIBRALTAR, where Africa and Europe come almost close enough to touch. The iconic Rock rises up to greet you from afar. Over the centuries it has become home to entire colonies of imported Barbary macaques. Cruise up the majestic Guadalquivir into the country’s interior, as far as SEVILLE. You will have two days and nights here to embrace the Andalusian way of life: in rustic tavernas, from which Flamenco rhythms can be heard until late into the evening, in typical tapas bars or while sampling sherry in nearby Jerez de la Frontera. Enthralled by the fiery spirit of Spain, you will finally reach Lisbon, and from here you will set off on your journey home.

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

    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
    EUR1909
    Cruise dates
    19.05.2019 - 01.06.2019

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

    Golf course - You stop at the world's best and most beautiful greens and are overseen by a PGA golf professional.

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 19.05.2019

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Palma de Mallorca
    Transfer to embarkation point

    Sunday, 19.05.2019

    Palma de Mallorca/Spain, departure 0.00 hrs

    Monday, 20.05.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 21.05.2019

    Sanary-Sur-Mer/France , 8.00 – 23.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 22.05.2019

    Sete/France , 7.00 – 17.30 hrs

    Thursday, 23.05.2019

    Barcelona/Spain , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 24.05.2019

    Valencia/Spain , 8.00 – 22.00 hrs

    Saturday, 25.05.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 26.05.2019

    Malaga/Spain , 7.00 – 0.00 hrs

    Monday, 27.05.2019

    Gibraltar/Great Britain , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 28.05.2019

    Seville/Spain, arrival 16.30 hrs

    Wednesday, 29.05.2019

    Seville/Spain

    Thursday, 30.05.2019

    Seville/Spain, departure 17.30 hrs

    Friday, 31.05.2019

    Portimao/Portugal , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Saturday, 01.06.2019

    Lisbon/Portugal, arrival 7.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 01.06.2019

    Transfer to scheduled flight to 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:

    Our proven pre- and post-cruise programmes

    Our proven pre and post programs cover a wide range of excursions and experiences and are accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. For all travelers who like to share experiences in a group of like-minded people.

    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: LISBON

    Your individual travel arrangements

    Our travel concierge will be pleased to tailor exclusive travel arrangements to your wishes. From trendy design hotels to luxury beach resorts to insider tips for the most exciting metropolises - exclusive recommendations can be found here and at www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Your travel concierge is available to you before traveling and on board.

    INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: MALLORCA
    Cruise
    EUR1909
    Cruise dates
    19.05.2019 - 01.06.2019

    Time to celebrate

    To mark the EUROPA’s special anniversary year, we’ve planned 20 extraordinary events that will take place on 20 different cruises – from exclusive shore excursions to unique experiences ashore to unforgettable moments on board. Look forward to the surprises that await you.


    Parks & Gardens

    On our garden cruises, a well-known expert awaits you on board the EUROPA to tell you all about the particularities of the gardening culture of each destination on themed excursions. Even before you leave the ship, our expert will prepare you with exciting presentations on the principles of garden design and its historical and artistic context. Join the garden expert ashore and discover hidden gems, majestic country residences and impressive parks. 

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


    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).


    Cruise
    EUR1909
    Cruise dates
    19.05.2019 - 01.06.2019

    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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    Cruise
    EUR1909
    Cruise dates
    19.05.2019 - 01.06.2019
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