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MS EUROPA - from Auckland to Sydney

Natural wonders at the other end of the world

MS EUROPA - from Auckland to Sydney
Cruise EUR2101
05.01.2021 - 23.01.2021 (18 days)
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    Cruise dates
    05.01.2021 - 23.01.2021

    Get the new year off to a colourful start with green rainforests, deep-blue fjord landscapes and golden beaches. New Zealand’s modern cities are as stunning as its nature, promising plenty of variety with their history and charm.

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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.
    Price specials - Extended fun

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUR2100 or with the subsequent cruise EUR2102 and save € 1,500 per person (applies to categories 1 – 11).

    The highlights of this cruise

    Starting in AUCKLAND, your cruise takes you to New Zealand, the land of adventure, and the Bay of Plenty. Thomas Cook marvelled at the country’s natural riches. A small natural wonder awaits you near the port city of TAURANGA: on a kayak tour*, thousands of glow-worms light up a cave, creating a magical sight. New Zealand’s cities are just as fascinating. After a devastating earthquake in 1931, NAPIER was rebuilt in the art deco style and is still considered a gem of the era. WELLINGTON is New Zealand’s cheerful capital. With restaurants, boutiques and extensive cultural offerings, it has something for everyone. Take the historic cable car to the top of the surrounding hills and enjoy the stunning view. A stroll along the promenade offers plenty of variety and takes you to the Te Papa national museum.

    Abel Tasman National Park* is a natural spectacle. Travel to its rainforests and golden sandy beaches on a day trip from KAITERITERI. Experience the unique nature on a hike* or kayak trip* before boarding the ship again in NELSON. The next day brings a paradise for nature lovers: from PICTON, follow part of the Queen Charlotte Track* that takes you around 70 km (43 mi.) through the fjord landscapes. See just how diverse New Zealand’s landscapes can be when you take the TranzAlpine express*: from modern CHRISTCHURCH, the panoramic train passes through vast grassland, deep into the Southern Alps and up to Arthur’s Pass. New Zealand’s highest peak can be found in Mount Cook National Park* – travel to its mountain worlds from TIMARU. Looking for a little adventure? Then take a trip in an RIB* across a shimmering opaque glacial lake!

    In Port Chalmers, the flair of the founders’ years meets the legends of the Maori: explore the well-preserved architecture in the university city of DUNEDIN and marvel at the Moeraki Boulders* on the beach. The spherical rocks are said to be the fossilised remains of the Araiteuru canoe. Finally, delve deep into the magical atmosphere of the sounds. Soak in the nature from the deck of the EUROPA and enjoy the magnificent view of the tranquil waters as you cruise through DOUBTFUL SOUND and MILFORD SOUND. After two relaxing days at sea, the EUROPA will reach Australia in the twilight. Use the day to explore multicultural MELBOURNE from a different perspective, for example on a bicycle tour* of the city. Or see the Twelve Apostles* from above on a helicopter flight. You will also have plenty of time in SYDNEY to see highlights like the famous opera house* up-close. Indulge in a final night on board before heading home the next day.

    * 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
    05.01.2021 - 23.01.2021

    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
    Sunday, 03.01.2021

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Dubai

    Monday, 04.01.2021

    Connecting flight to Auckland

    Tuesday, 05.01.2021

    Transfer to embarkation point 

    Tuesday, 05.01.2021

    Auckland/New Zealand, departure 18.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 06.01.2021

    Mount Maunganui (Tauranga)/New Zealand , arrival 7.00 hrs

    Thursday, 07.01.2021

    Mount Maunganui (Tauranga)/New Zealand, departure 6.30 hrs
    Cruising around White Island

    Friday, 08.01.2021

    Napier/New Zealand , 7.00 – 17.30 hrs

    Saturday, 09.01.2021

    Wellington/New Zealand , 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Sunday, 10.01.2021

    Kaiteriteri**/New Zealand, 7.00 – 9.00 hrs
    Nelson/New Zealand, 11.30 – 19.00 hrs

    Monday, 11.01.2021

    Picton/New Zealand, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 12.01.2021

    Lyttelton (Christchurch)/New Zealand , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 13.01.2021

    Timaru/New Zealand, 7.30 – 19.00 hrs

    Thursday, 14.01.2021

    Port Chalmers/New Zealand , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 15.01.2021

    Stewart Island/New Zealand , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Saturday, 16.01.2021

    Cruising in Doubtful Sound and Thompson Sound
    Cruising in Milford Sound/New Zealand

    Sunday, 17.01.2021 to
    Monday, 18.01.2021

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 19.01.2021

    Melbourne/Australia, arrival 18.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 20.01.2021

    Melbourne/Australia , departure 18.00 hrs

    Thursday, 21.01.2021

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 22.01.2021

    Sydney/Australia, arrival 9.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Saturday, 23.01.2021


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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 23.01.2021

    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

    Sunday, 24.01.2021

    Arrival in Germany

    ** Short stop for excursions.

    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
    05.01.2021 - 23.01.2021

    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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    Cruise dates
    05.01.2021 - 23.01.2021
    Cruise dates
    05.01.2021 - 23.01.2021
    Cruise dates
    05.01.2021 - 23.01.2021
    Price specials - Extended fun

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUR2100 or with the subsequent cruise EUR2102 and save € 1,500 per person (applies to categories 1 – 11).

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