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MS EUROPA - from Auckland to Sydney

Spellbinding New Zealand and Australia

MS EUROPA - from Auckland to Sydney
Cruise EUR2304
27.02.2023 - 19.03.2023 (20 days)
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    Cruise dates
    27.02.2023 - 19.03.2023

    Hobbits and Tasmanian devils, untouched wilderness and endearing cities – New Zealand and Australia offer new and fascinating experiences every day. Join the EUROPA on an adventure to the other end of the world and stay ashore until sunset for the most beautiful moments.

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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 EUR2303 or with the subsequent cruise EUR2305 and save € 2,000 per person (applies to Categories 1 – 11).

    The highlights of this cruise

    Bid farewell to AUCKLAND in the evening and wake up the next morning by the beaches of MOUNT MAUNGANUI. Also known as Mauao, the 230 m (755 ft) mount is easy to explore on foot and offers a lovely view of the bay where surfers wait for the perfect wave. New Zealand has become famous around the world for lush green landscapes and inspired Hollywood to bring the home of the Hobbits, The Shire*, to life here. NAPIER also offers a filmic backdrop, having been destroyed by an earthquake in 1931 and rebuilt in the art deco style of the day. Surrounded by green hills, WELLINGTON is one of the world’s most liveable cities with its lively waterfront. Nature is also centre stage here: The Zealandia ecosanctuary* has made it its mission to revive the country’s native fauna and flora. Welcome to the South Island and welcome to the heart of New Zealand’s unspoilt nature.

    Join the EUROPA for an adventure in Abel Tasman National Park, where waves lap the golden beaches and a colourful array of birds chatter in the rainforests. This is a wonderful place to get up close to the beauty of nature with a coastal hike* or a kayak tour*. The small artistic town of NELSON is a great spot to find a unique souvenir in the galleries and boutiques. The landscape around TIMARU is full of contrasts. Snow-capped mountain ranges reflected in the blue lakes make for unforgettable sights in Mount Cook National Park during a scenic flight over the glaciers*. Lean back and enjoy the views as the EUROPA cruises through the calm of the Fiordland National Park. Rudyard Kipling declared the region to be a wonder of the world back in 1900. The cliffs covered in dense vegetation and the deep-blue waterways have lost none of their magic to this day.

    After two days at sea, you’ll reach TASMANIA. Australia’s wild island is a truly exciting destination. Take advantage of the opportunity to fly* over the mountain ranges, tranquil lakes and forests, take a peek into the past at the former penal colony of Port Arthur and go in search of the rare Tasmanian devil in the Cradle Mountain National Park*. Australia’s open-mindedness and the famous laid-back lifestyle in the street cafes in MELBOURNE will tempt you to venture deeper into the metropolis. The global city of SYDNEY welcomes you with cosmopolitan charm. Enjoy the white sands of Bondi Beach or visit the famous Opera House*. Take your time – the EUROPA will stay here for a full two days before your cruise comes to an end. 

    * 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 (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
    27.02.2023 - 19.03.2023

    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, 25.02.2023

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Dubai

    Sunday, 26.02.2023

    Connecting flight to Auckland

    Monday, 27.02.2023

    Transfer to embarkation point

    Monday, 27.02.2023

    Auckland/New Zealand, departure 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 28.02.2023

    Mount Maunganui¹ (Tauranga)/New Zealand, arrival 8.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 01.03.2023

    Mount Maunganui¹ (Tauranga)/New Zealand, departure 8.00 hrs
    Cruising around White Island, 12.00 – 13.00 hrs

    Thursday, 02.03.2023

    Napier/New Zealand , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 03.03.2023

    Wellington/New Zealand , 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Saturday, 04.03.2023

    Kaiteriteri²/New Zealand , 7.00 – 9.00 hrs
    Nelson¹/New Zealand, 11.30 – 19.00 hrs

    Sunday, 05.03.2023

    Akaroa/New Zealand , 12.30 – 19.00 hrs

    Monday, 06.03.2023

    Timaru/New Zealand, 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 07.03.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 08.03.2023

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

    Thursday, 09.03.2023 to
    Friday, 10.03.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 11.03.2023

    Hobart/Tasmania/Australia , arrival 7.00 hrs

    Sunday, 12.03.2023

    Hobart/Tasmania/Australia, departure 4.00 hrs
    Port Arthur/Tasmania/Australia , 7.00 – 13.00 hrs

    Monday, 13.03.2023

    Burnie/Tasmania/Australia, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 14.03.2023

    Melbourne/Australia , arrival 8.30 hrs

    Wednesday, 15.03.2023

    Melbourne/Australia, departure 19.00 hrs

    Thursday, 16.03.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 17.03.2023 to
    Sunday, 19.03.2023

    Sydney/Australia , arrival 9.00 hrs
    2 Overnight stays on board

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 19.03.2023

    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

    Monday, 20.03.2023

    Arrival in Germany

    ¹ Subject to the tides.
    ² 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 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 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
    27.02.2023 - 19.03.2023

    This journey will delight you with the following program

    Parks & Gardens

    Explore hidden gems and majestic country residences with an expert, and experience the world’s most beautiful gardens and parks. Before you leave the ship, our expert will prepare you for your special excursions* with exciting presentations on the principles of garden design, for example. Returning home, you can use this inspiration to transform your own garden.

    * Subject to a charge. Numbers are very limited.

    Cruise dates
    27.02.2023 - 19.03.2023

    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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    MS EUROPA 2019


    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
    27.02.2023 - 19.03.2023

    Experience the world’s best golf courses with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

    On our exclusive Golf & Cruise voyages, we have reserved the best golf courses for you in advance and put together attractive basic packages.

    Basic package: Five courses
    € 2,990 per person

    An extraordinary voyage of discovery awaits you way down under as you cruise from New Zealand’s North Island to the southernmost tip of Australia, Tasmania, and to the Australian continent itself. This cruise is a unique opportunity to not only explore the golfing options in the Tasman Sea, but also to get a first impression of the South Seas atmosphere that is sure to leave you wanting more.

    Thu 02.03.2023 Napier, New Zealand – Cape Kidnappers Golf Club
    This course is particularly challenging as excellent concentration abilities will be needed during the round. The 18 holes are laid out on a plateau right on the east coast of the North Island, with the natural landscape guiding the design. This means that every ball position has at least one new spectacular view to offer, so it is difficult to focus all of your attention on the game itself. Tip: As well as a few extra balls, make sure you take your camera in your golf bag.

    Fri 03.03.2023 Wellington, New Zealand – Royal Wellington Golf Club
    Situated in the uplands of the “Windy City”, this city course was opened in 1895 and was most recently redesigned as a parkland course in 2013. Its location means that the 18-hole golf adventure is also often affected by the wind. The extremely wide, often rather strongly modulated fairways won’t necessarily work in your favour. The round is traditionally opened by a starter who keeps an eye on the players’ footwear. Only white golf socks and shoes with soft spikes are permitted. However, white knee socks are preferred for guests.

    Sat 11.03.2023 Hobart (Tasmania), Australia – Tasmania Golf Club
    Above Barilla Bay are 18 exciting fairways, all of which challenge the dedicated golfer. Even though the layout primarily specifies straight fairways, the modulations on the fairways in combination with the strategically placed bunkers are a challenge – not to mention the visual distractions that arise during the round. The pride of the club is the par 5 of the third hole, a dog-leg to the left with 480 m (1,575 ft), which connoisseurs often compare to the 18th hole of Pebble Beach.

    Tue 14.03.2023 Melbourne, Australia – Woodlands Golf Club
    The British national sport has been played here since 1913. See for yourself as you play a round through the lush ancient trees that accompany the playing areas of the fairways, which are sometimes very narrow. Here, the direction of the ball is far more important than the length of the shot. Ignore this and you won’t be happy when you look at your score card!

    Fri 17.03.2023 Sydney, Australia – Pennant Hills Golf Club
    Today you play one of the oldest and most beautiful private parkland golf courses in the Sydney region. Already in 1923 this "jewel" was initiated on the today's area; accordingly the fairways are clearly flanked by an old ingrown tree existence. Hereby partly clear fairways are formed. Especially an intensive bunkering protects the greens of the par 3 holes. Here, despite the manageable distances, length plays a role. Experience an unforgettable golf day.


    • In order to guarantee a comfortable flow of play for all golfers, we have determined a basic speed, which is sufficient for a playing time of 4.5 to 5 hours on foot (covering 18 holes with a trolley).
    • Due to tournaments, renovations, etc. at the various golf clubs, our Golf & Cruise programme is subject to change at short notice.
    • Golf & Cruise voyages allow all players with a handicap of 36 or less to play on courses all over the world. 
    • Additional courses can only be booked in conjunction with the basic package.
    • The reservation of e-carts cannot always be guaranteed due to local availability and weather conditions. You may, therefore, have to play and walk just with trolleys - possibly even on hilly courses. Please consider this when planning/booking your Golf & Cruise package. 
    • Halfway refreshments are always ordered via the respective golf club; we have no influence on the quality of the snacks. We kindly ask for your understanding.
    • When booking a Golf & Cruise package and flights through Hapag-Lloyd, we will register your golf equipment directly with the airlines – when possible and required. The current baggage regulations of the relevant airline apply. In your travel documents, which you will receive about four weeks prior to departure, you will find relevant information about this. Excess baggage fees for golf equipment are normally to be paid at check-in.
    • Minimum number of participants for basic packages: 12 persons.
    • Minimum number of participants for additional courses: 10 persons.
    • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, cancellation will occur no later than eight weeks prior to cruise departure.
    • Rental clubs for right-handed and left-handed players are available on board, subject to a surcharge.
    Ralf Pütter

    On this Golf trip on board: Ralf Pütter


    The PGA professional has been running his own golf school in Bochum, Germany, since 2004. He completed the training to become an A-rated trainer of the DGV (German golf association) in 2005, then also added the title of PGA Health Professional and in 2017 became one of the first to gain the academic degree of Master of Science Research and Instruction in Golf from the German Sport University Cologne. He combines his expertise with a calm and balanced approach to training and the game – and has been ensuring success with Golf & Cruise ashore and at sea for several years.

    Cruise dates
    27.02.2023 - 19.03.2023
    Cruise dates
    27.02.2023 - 19.03.2023
    Price specials - Extended fun

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUR2303 or with the subsequent cruise EUR2305 and save € 2,000 per person (applies to Categories 1 – 11).

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