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MS EUROPA - from Sydney to Melbourne

The natural wonders of New Zealand

MS EUROPA - from Sydney to Melbourne
Cruise EUR2501
04.01.2025 - 22.01.2025 (18 days)
  • Prices & Booking
Prices & Booking
    Cruise dates
    04.01.2025 - 22.01.2025

    Start the new year at the other end of the world: Australia and New Zealand welcome you to an unforgettable cruise with exciting cosmopolitan cities, premiere calls of places that are among New Zealand’s insider tips and legendary natural landscapes.

    e.g. best cruise price in the SILVER fare from

    $ 11,430 per person

    cruise incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from $ 14,026

    Prices & booking
    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

    The following price categories are available for this trip in the SILVER fare:

    Suite allocation in cat. 1-3 with 27 m² living area with panoramic window.

    Veranda Suite
    Suite allocation in Cat. 4-5 with 27 m² living area and private veranda.

    *You only pay the cruise price for double occupancy per person listed in the respective price category (crusie only). Accommodation will be in a suite with panoramic window of category 1, 2 or 3 or in a Veranda Suite of category 4 or 5. These offers cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. No partial routes or partial services may be booked. Limited allotment.

    Extended fun

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUR2500 and save € 2,000 per person or with the subsequent cruise EUR2502 and save € 5,000 per person (applies to PLATINUM fare).

    The highlights of this cruise

    With the SYDNEY skyline in the sunset, say goodbye to Australia’s secret capital and get in the mood for relaxing days. Let yourself be pampered on board the EUROPA before you make your first acquaintance with New Zealand’s natural beauty: NEW PLYMOUTH stretches from the feet of snow-capped Mount Taranaki to the black beaches. The impressive scenery already provided material for Maori legends. As for Hollywood, New Zealand’s green hills around the capital WELLINGTON have provided the backdrop for many a film. See “Wellywood” for yourself as you ride the historic cable car from bustling Lambton Quay up to the Botanic Garden*. Want to learn more about the country’s famous mountainscapes and sheep pastures? The TranzAlpine Express* takes you from CHRISTCHURCH through the grasslands of the Canterbury Plains and into the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. It’s onwards and upwards, too, on excursions from TIMARU to the glacier lakes of Mount Cook National Park*. You will find the steepest road in the world in DUNEDIN, whose Scottish roots shape the landscape. The city owes its wonderfully preserved Victorian buildings, especially the railway station building, to the gold rush of the 19th century. An untouched insider tip lies off the southern tip of the South Island: STEWART ISLAND is sparsely populated, and kiwis can hop around undisturbed through the undergrowth in the national parks. The Fiordland National Park, for instance, is a national pride and joy. Experience the breathtaking rocky landscapes from the deck of the EUROPA as you leisurely cruise along the mossy cliffs, waterfalls and headlands of the THOMPSON, DOUBTFUL and MILFORD SOUNDS. After two days at sea, you will reach Tasmania off the coast of Australia. Home to Tasmanian devils and wombats, most of the island is a nature reserve – but the island’s capital, HOBART, is bustling with modern life. Follow the cobbled streets past galleries, restaurants and wine bars. Learn more about the island’s history in the former convict colony of PORT ARTHUR before cruising through the gorgeous WINEGLASS BAY. The wild heart of the island – rugged mountain ranges, deep-blue lakes and dense moorland forests – opens up to you in the vicinity of BURNIE. In the Cradle Mountain National Park*, the Tasmanian wilderness reveals itself from all perspectives. Look back over your impressions on the beaches off COWES and say “farewell” to the wonders of the red continent 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

    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
    04.01.2025 - 22.01.2025

    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
    Thursday, 02.01.2025

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Sydney

    Friday, 03.01.2025

    Transfer to a first-class hotel, overnight stay with breakfast

    Saturday, 04.01.2025

    City tour
    followed by embarkation

    Saturday, 04.01.2025

    Sydney/Australia, departure 0.00 hrs

    Sunday, 05.01.2025 to
    Tuesday, 07.01.2025

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 08.01.2025

    New Plymouth/New Zealand, 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Thursday, 09.01.2025

    Wellington/New Zealand, 9.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Friday, 10.01.2025

    Lyttelton (Christchurch)/New Zealand, 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Saturday, 11.01.2025

    Timaru/New Zealand, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Sunday, 12.01.2025

    Port Chalmers (Dunedin)/New Zealand, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Monday, 13.01.2025

    Stewart Island/New Zealand , 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 14.01.2025

    Cruising in Thompson, Doubtful and Milford Sound/New Zealand, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 15.01.2025 to
    Thursday, 16.01.2025

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 17.01.2025

    Hobart/Tasmania/Australia, arrival 7.00 hrs

    Saturday, 18.01.2025

    Hobart/Tasmania/Australia, departure 4.00 hrs
    Port Arthur/Tasmania/Australia , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Sunday, 19.01.2025

    Cruising in Wineglass Bay/Tasmania/Freycinet Peninsula/Australia

    Wenn Sie heute mit dem Schiff in der Wineglass Bay kreuzen, werden Sie von der atemberaubenden Schönheit dieser Bucht fasziniert sein. Die Bucht zeichnet sich durch ihren halbmondförmigen Strand aus, der von kristallklarem Wasser umgeben ist. Halten Sie Ausschau nach der reichen Tierwelt, darunter Delfine, Robben und Seevögel.

    Monday, 20.01.2025

    Burnie/Tasmania/Australia, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 21.01.2025

    Cowes/Phillip Island/Australia , 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 22.01.2025

    Melbourne/Australia, arrival 5.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 22.01.2025

    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

    Thursday, 23.01.2025

    Arrival in Germany

    Subject to change.

    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
    04.01.2025 - 22.01.2025

    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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    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
    04.01.2025 - 22.01.2025
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