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MS EUROPA - from Bali to Melbourne

Down under at its best

MS EUROPA - from Bali to Melbourne
Cruise EUR2002
20.01.2020 - 08.02.2020 (19 days)
from € 8.541 from CHF 10‘249 from $ 9.823 from £ 7.268
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20.01.2020 - 08.02.2020
from € 8.541 from CHF 10‘249 from $ 9.823 from £ 7.268

    Get to know Australia from its most beautiful side: the east coast. On this cruise, the EUROPA will introduce you to stunning beaches, cultural treasures and the most exciting cities in Australia.


    Golf
    Sport & Wellness
    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 EUR2001 and save € 1,200 per person or with the subsequent cruise EUR2003 and save € 1,300 per person (applies to categories 1 – 11).

    The highlights of this cruise

    From Bali, the EUROPA will head for another idyllic Indonesian island: PADAR ISLAND, the third-largest in Komodo National Park, does not have any inhabitants. But it does have stunning trekking paths, which provide fabulous views across the surreal volcanic landscape with its countless bays. From here, as you head for the Australian continent, you can make the most of the EUROPA’s comprehensive sport and spa facilities for two full days. Combine relaxed moments on the Sun Deck doing exactly as you choose with invigorating courses from our Body & Soul programme. 

    DARWIN, described as the “gateway to Asia” because of its geographical location, is your doorway to the first highlight of Australia. Go on a boat trip on the Adelaide River* and observe salt-water crocodiles from a safe distance, or get acquainted with Aboriginal culture. The life and culture of Australia’s indigenous people in Yirrkala is almost close enough to touch. Weather permitting, you’ll land by Zodiac at this small settlement, where Aboriginal people still live a very traditional way of life. Immediately behind the idyllic Thursday Island is the legendary GREAT BARRIER REEF, which covers 14 latitudes. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site up-close while snorkelling*. With a little luck, exotic fish will accompany you as you swim through the impressive coral worlds.

    The perfect starting point for this unforgettable experience is CAIRNS, where you will also spend the night. The next morning, make the most of your time and discover the unique flora and fauna of Australia’s largest rainforest area*. From Hamilton Island, take to the skies on a helicopter flight* above the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach, which is considered the whitest beach in the world due to the high silica content of its sand. If you haven’t yet seen any kangaroos or koalas, you will probably fulfil this dream when you get to BRISBANE, at the latest. At the nearby wildlife reserve of Lone Pine*, you can experience these and other endemic animal species close up. But the capital city of Queensland also proves that Australia has more to offer than breathtaking nature – its cities also exude their own special charm. Brisbane, for example, is typically relaxed, despite its two million inhabitants. Relax in the cafes of trendy Fortitude Valley, or go shopping at the Queen Street Mall.

    SYDNEY is another city where the laid-back atmosphere is ever-present. Whether you choose to stroll along Bondi Beach, go shopping in the harbour district The Rocks or try to take the perfect photo of the famous Sydney Opera House, two days full of new impressions await you in Australia’s largest city. After a relaxing day at sea, your cruise ends in Melbourne.

    * 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 2018. 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.

    More about MS EUROPA

    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)

    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).

    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, 19.01.2020

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Denpasar

    Monday, 20.01.2020

    Transfer to Benoa for embarkation

    Monday, 20.01.2020

    Benoa/Bali/Indonesia, departure 17.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 21.01.2020

    Padar Island/Indonesia , 12.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 22.01.2020 to
    Thursday, 23.01.2020

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 24.01.2020

    Darwin/Australia , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Saturday, 25.01.2020

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 26.01.2020

    Yirrkala/Australia , 8.30 – 14.00 hrs

    Monday, 27.01.2020

    Thursday Island/Australia , 13.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 28.01.2020

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 29.01.2020

    Cairns/Australia,, arrival 8.00 hrs

    Thursday, 30.01.2020

    Cairns/Australia, departure 14.00 hrs

    Friday, 31.01.2020

    Pioneer Bay/Airlie Beach/Great Barrier Reef/Australia , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Saturday, 01.02.2020

    Middle Percy/Percy Isles/Australia , 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Sunday, 02.02.2020

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 03.02.2020

    Brisbane/Australia , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 04.02.2020

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 05.02.2020

    Sydney*/Australia , arrival 7.00 hrs

    Thursday, 06.02.2020

    Sydney*/Australia , departure 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 07.02.2020

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 08.02.2020

    Melbourne/Australia, arrival 7.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 08.02.2020

    City tour followed by scheduled flight to Germany

    Sunday, 09.02.2020

    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.

    Following programmes we offer in German:

    Guided 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.

    EXCLUSIVE GOLF PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME ON BALI
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BEACH DAYS ON BALI
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: BALI
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MELBOURNE
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: AYERS ROCK

    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.

    * The assignment of the ship’s berth will be done by the port authorities only in 2018. Adjustments can therefore not be excluded.

    Refresh Body

    With Refresh Body, the focus is on your holistic well-being. Start your day with vitality and activity and lay the foundations on board for a sustainable, healthy lifestyle. Presentations and individual coaching sessions, as well as a programme of classes and training with notable experts, will provide you with valuable information on physical activity, nutrition and relaxation. Give your health and body the time they deserve.

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


    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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    Suiten

    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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    Price specials - Extended fun

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUR2001 and save € 1,200 per person or with the subsequent cruise EUR2003 and save € 1,300 per person (applies to categories 1 – 11).

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    Additional included services

    We offer these services as standard and they are included in the cruise price (cruise only).

    Suites

    • Champagne and delicacies as a welcome gift
    • Mini bar (soft drinks and beer) and fresh fruit, refilled daily
    • 24-hour suite service; butler service in the Penthouse Suites
    • Flat-screen TV in your suite with entertainment and information system as well as your personal EUROPA e-mail account (only accessible via a mobile device), a selection of over 200 contemporary and classic films, various genres of music and audio dramas
    • Newspaper service: a condensed on-board edition of 'Die Welt' every morning
    • Exclusive service privileges in the SPA Suites and Penthouse Suites

    Restaurants

    • Four restaurants at no extra cost: the Europa Restaurant serves dinner in one sitting and has a fixed seating plan, yet there are also two speciality restaurants and a buffet restaurant to choose from
    • Main meal times, snack times, late breakfast, speciality teas and coffees as well as cakes, midnight snacks and even dishes to meet individual dietary requirements

    Spa and fitness

    • 15 m (49 ft) long seawater pool, whirlpool, fitness area with ocean views and golf simulator
    • Wide range of fitness classes both indoors and outdoors
    • SPA area with steam bath, infrared chairs, relaxation room and Tea Lounge

    Culture and entertainment

    • Carefully selected guest artists and famous stars in an intimate, exclusive setting
    • Top classics, the finest dance music, musical melodies and all types of cabaret artists, readings and theatrical pieces
    • Active activities and series of presentations by well-known lecturers and experts
    • On-board chaplain
    • Well-stocked on-board library and selection of magazines

    Experiences ashore

    • Shuttle transfer to selected ports
    • Available to borrow: bicycles (subject to official approval at each destination), snorkelling equipment, warm parkas, umbrellas and parasols
    • Port information including maps and tips for going ashore
    • Zodiac rides to hidden beaches and bays (subject to routes and weather conditions)

    Not a care in the world

    • German ship and cruise management as well as a German-speaking service crew
    • Harbour and airport fees
    • Cancellation fee* insurance and bankruptcy insurance

    *20% excess


    Please note that our cruises are conducted in German.

    ¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a suite in category 1 to 6, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number at the time of embarkation on board (limited allotment).

    More travel information can be found in the General Information section.

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