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MS EUROPA 2 - from Bilbao to Hamburg

Metropolises with style.

MS EUROPA 2 - from Bilbao to Hamburg
Cruise EUX1719
01.08.2017 - 11.08.2017 (11 days)
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    Cruise
    EUX1719
    Cruise dates
    01.08.2017 - 11.08.2017

    Basque culture, French savoir-vivre, the flair of small islands and Dutch avant-garde: cruise along the western coast of Europe, home to lifestyle, luxury and exciting cities.


    International cruise
    Family
    Extend your cruise ashore
    This is an international cruise (on-board languages: German and English) [Read more]
    Price specials - Extended fun

    Combine this cruise with EUX1720 and save € 800 per person (applies to categories 1 – 14).

    The highlights of this cruise

    Your ship - MS EUROPA 2

    Welcome on board freedom that takes you places

    Freedom That Takes You Places – this philosophy is part of every moment on the EUROPA 2. As unconstrained and individual as your lifestyle, as luxurious and stylish as you expect. Since its maiden voyage in 2013, the ship has earned the Berlitz Cruise Guide’s highest distinction – 5-stars-plus – year after year.

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    Your suites on MS EUROPA 2

    Veranda Suite
    • Living area: 28 m² (301 ft²); veranda: 7 m² (75 ft²)
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Exclusive living area with a chaise longue
    • Bathtub and separate shower
    • Free mini bar
    Ocean Suite
    • Living area: 28 m² (301 ft²); veranda: 7 m² (75 ft²)
    • Natural light in the bathroom
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Whirlpool tube and separate shower
    • Separate toilet
    • Free mini bar
    Family Apartment
    • Living area: 2 × 20 m²
      (2 x 215 ft²)
      veranda: 2 × 7 m² (2 x 75 ft²)
    • Connecting door between the rooms and verandas
    • Separate toilets
    • Free mini bars
    Penthouse Suite, for disabled guests
    • Living area: 42 m² (452 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Bathroom with two washbasins
    • Separate WC
    • Butler service
    • Free mini bar
    Penthouse Suite
    • Living area: 42 m² (452 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Whirlpool tub and separate shower
    • Separate toilet
    • Butler service
    • Free mini bar
    Grand Ocean Suite
    • Living area: 42 m² (452 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Separate toilet
    • Natural light in the bathroom
    • Shower with steam sauna
    • Whirlpool tub
    • Free mini bar
    Grand Penthouse Suite
    • Living area: 78 m² (840 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining table
    • Guest toilet
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Shower with steam sauna.
    • Whirlpool and daybed in the bathroom
    • Butler service
    • Free mini-bar
    • Further exclusive service privileges
    Owner Suite
    • Living area: 99 m² (1,066 ft²); veranda: 15 m² (161 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping area
    • Separate dining table
    • Guest toilet
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Shower with steam sauna
    • Whirlpool and daybed in the bathroom
    • Butler service
    • Free mini bar
    • Further exclusive service privileges
    Cruise
    EUX1719
    Cruise dates
    01.08.2017 - 11.08.2017

    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
    Tuesday, 01.08.2017

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Bilbao and transfer to embarkation point

    Tuesday, 01.08.2017

    Bilbao/Spain, departure 23.00 hrs

    Start your cruise a little earlier with our pre-cruise programme* and explore the famous Guggenheim Museum.

    Wednesday, 02.08.2017

    St.-Jean-de-Luz/France , 8.00 – 14.00 hrs

    The unmissable old town with its Basque houses is chic and beautiful. La Grand Plage is chic and relaxing with its picturesque beach promenade.

    Thursday, 03.08.2017

    Bordeaux/France, arrival 5.45 hrs

    The vibrant city of Bordeaux on the banks of the Garonne River is a haven for connoisseurs – for example, at a wine-tasting session* in the wine-growing region of Medoc, on a visit to the medieval commune of Saint-Emillion* or on a boat tour* through the bay of Arcachon, where you can try some freshly caught world-famous oysters.

    OUR TIP:
    Like God in France.
    Home to some of the best restaurants in the country, such as La Tupina*, Bordeaux is a dream destination for gourmets. Our travel concierge will be happy to reserve a table for you.

    Friday, 04.08.2017

    Bordeaux, departure 17.00 hrs

    Saturday, 05.08.2017

    Le Palais/Belle-Ile/France , 7.00 – 15.00 hrs

    Small, relaxed and very charming, Belle-Ile lives up to its name. In Le Palais, whose doubly reinforced city walls are unique in all of France, you will find boutiques and cafes where you can while away the hours.

    Sunday, 06.08.2017

    St. Helier/Jersey/Channel Islands/Great Britain , 12.00 – 18.00 hrs

    The Central Market is a show of greatness, both architectural and culinary. Outside of the town, the rugged beauty of Jersey awaits you with impressive island views*.

    Monday, 07.08.2017

    Honfleur/France, 6.30 – 16.00 hrs

    The harbour is picturesque, the alleys are winding and the half-timbered buildings are atmospheric: take a walk and explore one of the gems of Normandy. Or visit Rouen*, the “city of 100 church towers”. Alternatively, try a regional speciality – Calvados – on a trip into Pays d’Auge*.

    Tuesday, 08.08.2017

    Antwerp/Belgium, 12.00 – 0.00 hrs

    Featuring styles of the Late Middle Ages, the Renaissance, baroque, art nouveau and art deco, Antwerp’s old town is a masterpiece. Explore the city of diamonds on a carriage ride*, a tour in the footsteps of Peter Paul Rubens* or an evening pub tour. Alternatively, head to the centre of European power: Brussels*.

    Wednesday, 09.08.2017

    Amsterdam/Netherlands, arrival 15.00 hrs

    With bridges and canals, Dam Square and a flower market, bicycles and freedom, Amsterdam is one of the best cities in which to live in Europe. How about a Segway tour* along the narrow water fronts, a canal trip* or a tour of the trendy district of Jordaan?

    Thursday, 10.08.2017

    Amsterdam, departure 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 11.08.2017

    Hamburg/Germany, arrival 18.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Cruising on the Elbe and Hamburg at sunset make for an idyllic final backdrop to your cruise. Your cruise will come to an end after one more night on board.

    Saturday, 12.08.2017

    Hamburg
    Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

    * The pre-cruise programme and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
    = at anchor

    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.

    GUIDED PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BILBAO – THE STYLISH CULTURAL METROPOLIS

    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 CRUISE ARRANGEMENT
    Cruise
    EUX1719
    Cruise dates
    01.08.2017 - 11.08.2017

    This journey will delight you with the following program

    You can look forward to the following programme:

    Family cruise

    Holiday time is family time – and all the more exciting on the EUROPA 2 with lots of options for parents and children to explore the world together but also to go their own ways. In addition to a varied on-board programme of games and sports as well as arts and crafts, children and teens on family cruises can take part in excursions* that have been specially designed for them. Our travel concierge will be happy to provide you with recommendations for your personal family excursions*.

    * This service is not included in the cruise price.

     


    Cruise
    EUX1719
    Cruise dates
    01.08.2017 - 11.08.2017

    MS EUROPA 2 - FREEDOM THAT TAKES YOU PLACES

    The EUROPA 2

    All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: on board the EUROPA 2, you can enjoy the highest level of casual luxury with a maximum of 500 guests. The ship has been awarded the coveted distinction of 5-stars-plus by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2020.

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    Suites

    Plenty of room to feel good in our suites. On board there are no cabins but only suites with their own veranda. With a size of 35 to 114 m² and unlimited open space.

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    Restaurants

    Delicious diversity in seven restaurants. From upscale modern cuisine to a rich variety of Asian delights. Some opulent, some light, some fresh from the grill, some rustically inspired. The stylish ambiance in the seven restaurants underscores the most pleasurable gourmet expectations.

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    Bars

    Atmospheric evenings in six stylish bars. The bars on board the EUROPA 2 will quickly become your favourite places. Whichever you choose, a discreet service, a wide selection of drinks and snacks, as well as a wonderful ambience will provide you with unforgettable moments during your stay on board.

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    Relaxation

    The spacious OCEAN SPA awaits you with everything you could wish for to vitalise body and mind over an area of more than 800 m²/8,611 ft². And so that you never forget where you are, you'll always have a fantastic view of the open sea.

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    Entertainment

    Raise the curtain! Enjoy unforgettable events and spectacular shows featuring famous artists and stars on board the EUROPA 2. Great comedy, music from classical to pop, and exciting presentations and talks - and always first class.

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