Discover western Europe’s unique gastronomic hotspots along the Gironde, Seine and River Schelde. Rich culinary and cultural scenes are just waiting to be discovered on the Atlantic coast with this cruise for all the senses.
Scheduled flight from Germany to Lisbon
Transfer to embarkation point
Lisbon/Portugal, departure 19.00 hrs
Leixoes (Porto)/Portugal, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs
La Coruna/Spain, 8.30 – 17.00 hrs
Bordeaux/France, arrival 21.45 hrs
Bordeaux/France , departure 20.15 hrs
La Pallice (La Rochelle)/France , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Le Palais/Belle-Ile/France , 8.00 – 14.00 hrs
St. Peter Port/Guernsey/Great Britain , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Rouen/France, arrival 23.00 hrs
Rouen/France, departure 12.00 hrs
Antwerp/Belgium, arrival 13.00 hrs
Antwerp is one of the oldest and biggest cities in Flanders and the centre of the world's diamond industry and diamond trade. The tradition of diamond-cutting has been nurtured and developed here for more than five centuries. Brussels, Belgium's capital city, de facto capital of the European Union, and headquarters of NATO, boasts a large number of historic buildings that are well worth a visit, while the collections in the museums have a worldwide reputation. At the heart of the city of Ghent is Europe's mightiest moated castle. From here, on a stretch no more than 500 m long, numerous magnificent structures soar skywards, uniting to present an impressive picture of medieval city architecture.
Antwerp/Belgium , departure 0.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Hamburg/Germany, arrival 7.00 hrs
Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point
The following programmes can be booked.
Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German and are charged additionally to the travel package. The prices and conditions for these programmes can be found on the German travel details page and are charged additionally to the travel package. For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
The following programmes are offered in German:
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.
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 www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Our travel concierge will be at your service before the cruise and when on board, of course.
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.
Once a year, we welcome great classical musicians for the Ocean Sun Festival, transforming the ship into a stage for a series of exceptional concerts. Some of the best international opera singers, musicians and conductors create unique compositions of music and the sea, which you can experience up-close and personal on board and at selected locations ashore.