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MS EUROPA - from Port Louis to Port Louis

Expedition route in Madagascar with the EUROPA

MS EUROPA - from Port Louis to Port Louis
Cruise EUR2601
03.01.2026 - 22.01.2026 (19 days)
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    Cruise
    EUR2601
    Cruise dates
    03.01.2026 - 22.01.2026

    A premiere for the EUROPA: experience Madagascar and the east coast of Africa during in-depth excursions and exciting presentations by our experts on board. With the on-board Zodiacs, you can get even closer to the fascinating worlds in selected destinations.

    e.g. cruise in a Smart Suite from

    $ 11,649 per person

    cruise incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from $ 13,365

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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 EUR2600 or with the subsequent cruise EUR2602 and save € 1,800 per person (applies to PLATINUM fare).

    The highlights of this cruise

    Start your expedition adventure to the largest island in the Indian Ocean from PORT LOUIS. Thanks to its location far away from the East African continent, Madagascar’s flora and fauna have been able to develop undisturbed and feature species that can only be found here. Look forward to accompanied excursions* and gather special insights provided by the team of experts travelling with you. Your first destination is the coastal city of TOAMASINA on the east coast. To this day, the island only has a few adequately paved roads, and the Canal des Pangalanes serves as an important transport link. A boat trip* takes you along the jungle worlds and traditional villages. To find out more about the colonial heart and nature of ANTSIRANANA, explore the wild idylls of the surrounding bays by all-terrain vehicle*. For the Madagascans, the island of NOSY HARA is a sacred place. Untouched by the hustle and bustle of the world, a hiking trail leads over karstic rocks and dense forests. If you’re lucky, you might spot colourful geckos and the Brookesia micra – the smallest chameleons in the world – on the branches. MAYOTTE is a French Garden of Eden with intact coral reefs, turquoise-blue lagoons and deserted beaches. Experience its beauty on a catamaran trip* and keep an eye out for sea turtles. The city tour* through DARESSALAM, the seat of government of Tanzania, takes you to the African continent. Delve deeper into the country by aeroplane to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area*. The savannahs and rivers are home to the big five and a large population of wild dogs – a photo safari* promises unforgettable experiences. The old town of ZANSIBAR, which was a legendary trading centre for the island’s spices until the 19th century, is now an idyllic swimming site in the Indian Ocean. Kenya is also famous for its wildlife. Via MOMBASA, you reach the Shimba Hills National Reserve*, where you can spot forest elephants, giraffes and, with luck, lions in the jungle and green meadows. In Madagascar, the endemic lemurs can be found almost everywhere and in great variety and abundance. On NOSY BE, you can see them in the lemur park* or paddle with outrigger boats to Lokobe Reserve* to delve deeper into the secrets of the wilderness on a hike. You can reflect on your adventures the next day under the palm trees of AMBODIFOTATRA and NOSY NATO. REUNION and MAURITIUS, where your cruise comes to an end after a final overnight stay, are also magical with their idyllic beaches.

    * 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

    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 (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
    EUR2601
    Cruise dates
    03.01.2026 - 22.01.2026

    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).

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    Optional bookable
    Friday, 02.01.2026

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Mauritius1

    Saturday, 03.01.2026

    Transfer to embarkation point

    Saturday, 03.01.2026

    Port Louis/Mauritius, departure 20.00 hrs

    Sunday, 04.01.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 05.01.2026

    Toamasina2/Madagascar, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 06.01.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 07.01.2026

    Antsiranana2/Madagascar, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Thursday, 08.01.2026

    Nosy Hara/Madagascar , 8.00 – 14.00 hrs

    Friday, 09.01.2026

    Mamoudzou/Mayotte/Comoros/France , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Saturday, 10.01.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 11.01.2026

    Daressalam/Tanzania, 8.00 – 23.00 hrs

    Monday, 12.01.2026

    Zanzibar¹/Tanzania , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 13.01.2026

    Mombasa/Kenya, 8.15 – 20.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 14.01.2026 to
    Thursday, 15.01.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 16.01.2026

    Nosy Be/Madagascar , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Saturday, 17.01.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 18.01.2026

    Ambodifotatra¹/Nosy Boraha/Madagascar , 7.00 – 13.00 hrs
    Nosy Nato (Ile aux Nattes)/Madagascar , 14.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Monday, 19.01.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 20.01.2026

    Le Port/Reunion/France, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 21.01.2026

    Port Louis/Mauritius, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Entdecken Sie die reiche Geschichte der Insel bei einem Besuch des beeindruckenden Fort Adelaide und des Blue Penny Museum. Tauchen Sie ein in die bunte Kultur von Mauritius, indem Sie den zentralen Markt besuchen und die vielfältige Küche probieren. Genießen Sie die idyllischen Strände und erkunden Sie die atemberaubende Natur, wie den Botanischen Garten Pamplemousses. Mauritius ist auch für seine Rumproduktion bekannt. Tauchen Sie ein in die faszinierende Vielfalt und Schönheit von Port Louis und erleben Sie, warum Mauritius als Traumziel für Urlauber aus aller Welt gilt.

    Thursday, 22.01.2026

    Port Louis/Mauritius

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    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 22.01.2026

    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany1

    Friday, 23.01.2026

    Arrival in Germany

    ¹ Depending on the flight schedule, a change in the travel package to and from the cruise departure and arrival points may be necessary.
    ² The ship’s berth will not be assigned until after the catalogue has gone to print. 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.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MAURITIUS – DREAM ISLAND IN THE INDIAN OCEAN
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: NEW YEAR'S EVE ON MAURITIUS - RELAXING TIME OUT IN THE INDIAN OCEAN
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMM A: MAURITIUS – DREAM ISLAND IN THE INDIAN OCEAN
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMM B: MAURITIUS – RELAXING TIME OUT IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

    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 www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Our travel concierge will be at your service before the cruise and when on board, of course.

    YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – MAURITIUS
    Cruise
    EUR2601
    Cruise dates
    03.01.2026 - 22.01.2026

    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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    Suites

    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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    MS EUROPA 2019

    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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    Cruise
    EUR2601
    Cruise dates
    03.01.2026 - 22.01.2026
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