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MS EUROPA - from Kiel to Hamburg

Cruising the Arctic Ocean - where natural wonders are close enough to touch

MS EUROPA - from Kiel to Hamburg
Cruise EUR1914
15.07.2019 - 02.08.2019 (18 days)
    Cruise dates
    15.07.2019 - 02.08.2019

    Immerse yourself in a world where time doesn’t seem to exist. The Arctic Ocean, over which the sun doesn’t set, will get explorers’ hearts racing thanks to its breathtaking, unspoilt nature.

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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

    A day at sea and the numerous possibilities on board the EUROPA guarantee a very relaxing start to your cruise. Work with your personal trainer to improve your fitness, or simply enjoy the endless views across the wide expanse of the North Sea. Rugged coastlines and green meadows greet you on the SHETLAND ISLANDS and provide a first taste of the natural spectacles to come. From the main town of Lerwick, set off on a journey of discovery. You’ll pass grazing Shetland ponies and tranquil stone houses as you head for the prehistoric Jarlshof* on the southern tip of the mainland. This is where longhouses and wheelhouses bring the history of the Vikings and the Picts to life. From REYKJAVIK, the northernmost capital city in the world, it isn’t far to the highlights of any visit to Iceland: follow the Golden Circle* to Thingvellir, where the Vikings held their annual assemblies, and marvel at the natural force of Geysir and the thundering waters of the Gullfoss waterfall*.

    Those who would prefer a relaxing experience can bathe in the thermal waters of the Blue Lagoon*, which are a warm 37 °C. The EUROPA will stay here overnight, which will give you enough time to enjoy the evening atmosphere in Reykjavik. During the three-day passage to SPITSBERGEN, you can make the most of the glorious midnight sun on deck and look forward to the fascinating archipelago that you are about to discover. You will spend four days exploring the Arctic beauty of Spitsbergen – at various locations, depending on the ice and weather conditions. You might land at the deserted mining settlement of Pyramiden, which was named after the shape of the mountain at whose foot it was built.

    Or you could have the chance to discover Ny-Alesund, the starting point for important Arctic expeditions and the site of the world’s northernmost post office. Be sure to send your loved ones a postcard from here. The small island of Moffen, whose beach is home to countless walruses, and the impressive Monaco Glacier, whose ice mass is estimated to be thicker than 200 m (656 ft.), are further possible stops on your Spitsbergen adventure. With a little luck, you’ll spot polar bears here or on the rugged Bear Island. When the ship heads back to the Norwegian mainland, the quaint little harbour city of TROMSOE will greet you. In the past, numerous polar expeditions set off from here. Little red houses perch peacefully around the harbour of Leknes in the LOFOTEN ISLANDS. On a hike* along ancient trails through almost unspoilt mountain panoramas, you’ll come to understand why the Lofoten Islands are the setting for many extraordinary tales: it feels as though these rugged cliffs and glittering lakes could still be home to mythical creatures from Nordic legends.

    Before you return home, there will be a short stop in BERGEN. Norway’s second-largest city derives much of its charm from its harbour district, Bryggen*, where the facades of the merchants’ houses are lined up alongside one another. They create such a harmonious picture that UNESCO quite rightly declared it a World Heritage Site – and it is one of the many sights from this cruise that you won’t forget in a hurry.

    * 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

    • 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
    15.07.2019 - 02.08.2019

    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).

    Monday, 15.07.2019

    Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
    Kiel/Germany, departure 17.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 16.07.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 17.07.2019

    Lerwick/Mainland/Shetland Islands/Great Britain , 8.30 – 17.00 hrs

    Thursday, 18.07.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 19.07.2019

    Reykjavik/Iceland, arrival 12.30 hrs

    Saturday, 20.07.2019

    Reykjavik/Iceland, departure 17.00 hrs

    Sunday, 21.07.2019 to
    Tuesday, 23.07.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 24.07.2019 to
    Saturday, 27.07.2019


    Sunday, 28.07.2019

    Tromsoe/Norway, 8.30 – 14.00 hrs

    Monday, 29.07.2019

    Leknes/Lofoten Islands/Norway, 8.00 – 14.30 hrs

    Tuesday, 30.07.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 31.07.2019

    Bergen/Norway, 8.30 – 18.00 hrs

    Thursday, 01.08.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 02.08.2019

    Hamburg/Germany, arrival 7.30 hrs
    Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

    * Landings dependent on weather and ice, e.g. at Ny-Alesund, Moellerhafen (Cross Bay), Monaco Glacier, Moffen, Magdalenefjord, Barentsburg, Pyramiden, Longyearbyen, Bear Island. Marked on the route map with a dotted line.

    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 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:

    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
    15.07.2019 - 02.08.2019

    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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