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MS EUROPA - from Lisbon to Hamburg

Cultural Atlantic coast. Destinations brimming with fine food.

MS EUROPA - from Lisbon to Hamburg
Cruise EUR1910
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019 (14 days)
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    Cruise dates
    01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

    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.

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    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.

    The highlights of this cruise

    A short spin for sommeliers
    The legendary Medoc chateaux wine route is one of the highlights of the Bordeaux region. Take a seat in your convertible buggy** and explore the numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites and interesting places as you enjoy a whole new driving experience. Each car is equipped with a GPS tablet and audio guide – enabling you to see things that cannot be explored by coach.
    The first port of call for wine in Bordeaux
    Your leisurely route will take you through the landscape around Bordeaux – through idyllic villages to the famous Chateau Rothschild wine estate. Enjoy the very special experience of touring in a wonderful classic car**. Upon arrival at the wine estate, you will find out everything you need to know about the history of the family and the wine on a tour – and you will of course be able to have a taste of the wine for yourself.
    The goodness of grapes for your skin
    The world-famous grapes of Bordeaux are not just good for the wine presses – they also have beauty benefits. An excursion to the Caudalie Spa** offers a typical vinotherapy experience – a treatment using wine and grape extracts. The combination with the water from the spa’s own thermal spring is said to make the treatments particularly effective. Pure relaxation!
    A museum trip to savour
    Have you ever been to a museum that explicitly allows you to eat chips as you look around? The chip museum** in Antwerp will tell you everything you need to know about the history of the world-famous Belgian potato dish and how chips are made – and you will be able to try a portion for yourself right there in Fritkot Max in the same building.
    * 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).

    Welcome to PORTO! Northern Portugal’s principal city welcomes you with raw Atlantic charm and picturesque historical houses nestled into the hills of the Douro. Porto is home to the world-famous port, so don’t miss the opportunity to visit some of the wineries in its narrow streets. From La Coruna in northern Spain, hike the final stage of the Way of Saint James*. By the time you reach the impressive cathedral in SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA*, the burial place of Saint James the Apostle, you will understand why pilgrims have been taking on this route for over 1,000 years.

    Like Santiago de Compostela, BORDEAUX is also a place of pilgrimage – but for gourmets and wine enthusiasts. You will reach this wine capital via the Gironde estuary, which is still shaped by the region’s rich maritime history. The famous wine-growing areas of Saint-Emilion* and Medoc* are close by and ideal for wine tasting. But connoisseurs of fine food will also be in their element in this region: go on a boat trip* to the oyster banks in Arcachon Bay and enjoy the “queen of shellfish”, or practise the fine art of creating French cuisine yourself during a cookery class*. The fortified city of LA ROCHELLE was the largest port on the Atlantic until the 15th century and an important trading centre for wine and salt. A walking tour of the medieval old town will take you back to this formative era.

    Connoisseurs can then visit the Normandin-Mercier distillery*, whose cognac has been highly praised by experts. From the culinary hotspots on France’s west coast, you will head for the spellbinding Breton island of BELLE-ILE, which no doubt owes its name to the golden beaches and green meadows in the south. Discover the island’s natural beauty or browse the inviting boutiques in the main town of Le Palais for unique souvenirs. Those who want to explore GUERNSEY will find unspoilt countryside that’s ideal for hiking* and, in St. Peter Port, the legacy of French author Victor Hugo. A fast-paced ride in a rigid inflatable boat* provides an exciting perspective of the island’s rugged cliffs – and with a little luck, you’ll spot gannets or puffins too.

    You’ll be able to marvel at an entire fleet of traditional ships along the quays of the port of ROUEN. During the “Rouen Armada”, numerous tall ships and other ships head upriver, before dropping anchor in the harbour city, whose skyline is dominated by church steeples. During the day, culture lovers can visit Norman abbeys* in the valley of the Seine or Claude Monet’s house and garden in Giverny*. The EUROPA will then take you from impressionism to baroque wonders via the River Schelde. For a long time, ANTWERP was home to the Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens, but you can also admire the works of other artists in the city’s many museums. The facades of the historical guildhalls – which you can see at the Great Market Square, among other places – provide insights into what the city was like during its heyday. Don’t forget to end your time in Belgium on a sweet note with a few handmade chocolates, before you head for Hamburg along the River Elbe.

    * 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
    01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

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

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

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 01.06.2019

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Lisbon
    Transfer to embarkation point

    Saturday, 01.06.2019

    Lisbon/Portugal, departure 19.00 hrs

    Sunday, 02.06.2019

    Leixoes (Porto)/Portugal, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Monday, 03.06.2019

    La Coruna/Spain, 8.30 – 17.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 04.06.2019

    Bordeaux/France, arrival 21.45 hrs

    Wednesday, 05.06.2019

    Bordeaux/France , departure 20.15 hrs

    Thursday, 06.06.2019

    La Pallice (La Rochelle)/France , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 07.06.2019

    Le Palais/Belle-Ile/France , 8.00 – 14.00 hrs

    Saturday, 08.06.2019

    St. Peter Port/Guernsey/Great Britain , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Sunday, 09.06.2019

    Rouen/France, arrival 23.00 hrs

    Monday, 10.06.2019


    Tuesday, 11.06.2019

    Rouen/France, departure 12.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 12.06.2019

    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.

    Thursday, 13.06.2019

    Antwerp/Belgium , departure 0.00 hrs

    Friday, 14.06.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 15.06.2019

    Hamburg/Germany, arrival 7.00 hrs
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    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 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
    01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

    This journey will delight you with the following programme

    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.

    Ocean Sun Festival

    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.

    Cruise dates
    01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

    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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