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MS EUROPA - from Port Louis to Cape Town

Sunny islands, safari adventure and the best of South Africa

MS EUROPA - from Port Louis to Cape Town
Cruise EUR2602
22.01.2026 - 07.02.2026 (16 days)
  • Prices & Booking
Prices & Booking
    Cruise dates
    22.01.2026 - 07.02.2026

    Experience idyllic islands, authentic towns and famous views along the south-eastern tip of Africa – our team of experts on board will give you in-depth insight into the continent’s culture and nature.

    Extend your cruise ashore

    e.g. cruise in a Smart Suite from

    $ 10,329 per person

    cruise incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from $ 11,946

    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 - Extended fun

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUR2601 and save € 1,800 per person (applies to PLATINUM fare) or with the subsequent cruise EUR2603 and save € 2,500 per person (applies to PLATINUM fare).

    The highlights of this cruise

    Blue lagoons, sandy white beaches and green volcanic peaks – welcome to the Indian Ocean and dream islands such as MAURITIUS and LA REUNION. A unique natural paradise awaits in PORT D’EHOALA: if you are lucky, you will get up close to Madagascar’s lemurs in Nahampoana Reserve*. Get to know life in Mozambique better on excursions in the capital MAPUTObefore you enjoy your first photo safari in South Africa. In the Tala Nature Reserve* near DURBAN or in the Addo Elephant National Park* near PORT ELIZABETH, the chances of spotting wildlife are good. The Garden Route* leads to MOSSEL BAY: follow the legendary panoramic road along vineyards, steep cliffs and endless beaches. Disembark the ship in CAPE TOWN with a wealth of wonderful memories.

    * 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
    22.01.2026 - 07.02.2026

    Golf course - You stop at the world's best and most beautiful greens and are overseen by a PGA golf professional.

    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).

    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
    Wednesday, 21.01.2026

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Mauritius1

    Thursday, 22.01.2026

    Transfer to embarkation point

    Thursday, 22.01.2026

    Port Louis/Mauritius
    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.

    Friday, 23.01.2026

    Port Louis/Mauritius , departure 18.00 hrs

    Saturday, 24.01.2026

    Le Port/Reunion/France , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Sunday, 25.01.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 26.01.2026

    Port d’Ehoala (Taolanaro)/Madagascar, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Taolanaro, auch bekannt als Fort Dauphin, ist eine charmante Hafenstadt. Zu den Highlights gehören das nahe gelegene Nationalpark-Reservat Berenty mit seiner einzigartigen Tierwelt und das Antanosy-Gräberfeld. Von hier aus können Sie auch Ausflüge in den Andohahela-Nationalpark unternehmen oder das traditionelle Dorf Evatra besuchen. Taolanaro ist ein idealer Ausgangspunkt, um die Schönheit des südlichen Madagaskars zu erkunden.

    Tuesday, 27.01.2026 to
    Wednesday, 28.01.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 29.01.2026

    Maputo2/Mozambique, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 30.01.2026

    Ilha dos Portugueses2/Mozambique , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Saturday, 31.01.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 01.02.2026

    Durban/South Africa , 6.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Monday, 02.02.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 03.02.2026

    Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth)/South Africa, arrival 5.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 04.02.2026

    Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth)/South Africa , departure 17.00 hrs

    Thursday, 05.02.2026

    Mossel Bay/South Africa , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 06.02.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 07.02.2026

    Cape Town/South Africa, arrival 7.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 07.02.2026

    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

    Sunday, 08.02.2026

    Arrival in Germany

    ¹ Depending on the flight schedule, a change in the travel package to the cruise departure point 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:

    Private pre- and post-cruise programmes

    Explore your cruise destinations on a more personal basis as a couple – ideal for all those who don’t want to be part of a group. The excursions in the programmes are accompanied by a local tour guide who will be happy to attend to your individual wishes. There will also be enough time and space for your own activities. Transfers are exclusively by private car with private drivers. Prices for solo travellers or groups of three or more are available on request.


    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
    22.01.2026 - 07.02.2026

    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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    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
    22.01.2026 - 07.02.2026

    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: Four courses
    € 1,890 per person
    Additional course: € 290 per person

    The route offers golfing adventures in and around the Indian Ocean and is filled with very varied golfing experiences. The two island courses present a rather idyllic flair; in contrast, the three mainland courses have a typical African ambience. A golf cruise for the adventurous and the curious.

    Fri, 23.01.2025, Port Louis, Mauritius – Mont Choisy Le Golf
    The 18-hole course in the north was designed by Peter Matkovich. He is said to be the golf course designer “who listens to the land”. Accordingly, he has incorporated 18 very playable fairways into the local terrain, most of which produce quite sweeping landing positions. The corresponding fairways are characterised by extremely undulated, varied surfaces. The accompanying natural terrain comprising wasteland and dune landscapes quickly becomes challenging if played with unclean shots.

    Sat, 24.01.2025, Le Port (Reunion) – South Africa – Le Golf du Bassin Bleu – additional course
    This 18-hole course is located 400 m (1,312 ft) above sea level, overlooking the beach resort of Saint Gilles in the west of the island. The altitude guarantees breathtaking views and pleasant temperatures. The first nine holes are found on rather delicate, narrow fairways surrounded by eucalyptus trees. This contrasts with the second nine holes, which are set on wide, sweeping fairways. Impressive views of the ocean can constantly pose a challenge to the player’s sense of concentration.

    Sun, 01.02.2025, Durban, South Africa – Durban Country Club
    The holes designed as as a links course are located not far from the former World Cup football stadium in Durban. The fairways for this type of course were designed according to the specifications of the existing landscape of dunes. This results in holes that need to be read carefully, as the terrain is heavily undulated in places. Repeated distractions lie to the right and left – on one side, views of the Durban skyline with the striking 2010 World Cup stadium and, on the other side, the beautiful Indian Ocean. A round on which the ball should definitely be kept on the fairway, as the search in the rough is almost always hopeless.

    Wed, 04.02.2025, Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), South Africa – Humewood Golf Club
    South of Port Elizabeth and directly on Aloga Bay, these 18 fairways were designed into the existing dune landscape in 1929. Among other things, the challenging course established the South African golfing tradition and has been the venue for numerous international golf tournaments to this day. The typical links-style holes, with their rather uneven playing surfaces, are repeatedly influenced by impressive bunkers – especially as these are often English-style pot bunkers up to 2 m (6.5 ft) deep. However, if you stay clear of these obstacles, a relaxing round of golf with views of the Indian Ocean awaits.

    Thu, 05.02.2025, Mossel Bay, South Africa – Pinnacle Point Golf Club

    The fairways of this championship course run directly along the steep cliffs of the Indian Ocean. The impressive layout features some wide fairways, which usually have to be conquered from the tee with a generous carry. Peter Matkovich has created a masterpiece here and spiced it up with over 80 bunkers spread across the 18 holes. Ten of these alone have to be played around to the finish on Hole 5, a par 5 with 488 m (533 yd). A course that is a challenge both visually and in terms of play.



    • Please note: 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 four and a half to five hours on foot (covering 18 holes with a trolley).
    • Due to tournaments or 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 index of 36 or better to play on courses all over the world.
    • Additional courses can only be booked in conjunction with the basic package.
    • Reservation of e-carts cannot always be guaranteed due to local availability and/or the 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 package: twelve people.
    • Minimum number of participants for additional courses: ten people.
    • 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.
    Stefan Quirmbach

    On this Golf trip on board: Stefan Quirmbach

    PGA golf pro

    Stefan Quirmbach is one of the leading golf experts in Germany. In 1996, he received the PGAs of Europe Five-Star Professional award, known today as the Confederation of Professional Golf (CPG), which has since awarded him with the 2021 Christer Lindberg Bowl for his outstanding contributions to golf. He has been president of the PGA of Germany for many years and has been sharing his expertise in health-conscious golfing for all levels on board for quite some time now. He has also been working with Golf Resort Hardenberg – where his own golf school is based – since 2004.

    Cruise dates
    22.01.2026 - 07.02.2026
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