Casual, relaxed and irresistible, Copenhagen is one of the most exciting cities on the continent, and the EUROPA 2 is the best cruise ship in the world. It is the ideal combination for a top-class short trip.
Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
Kiel/Germany, departure 19.00 hrs
Your cruise starts in the Kiel Fjord.
Copenhagen/Denmark, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Copenhagen is the design capital of Europe, combining majestic buildings with modern architecture such as the Royal Opera House, which catches the eye with its remarkable 90 m (295 ft) wide projecting roof. Wander through Nyhavn, a popular and colourful hotspot featuring gabled houses, comfortable cafes and small shops. See all of the main sights on a panoramic canal trip* or on a Segway tour*. Tivoli Gardens*, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world, promises nostalgic pleasure.
Very few people see Copenhagen from the air. You can – on a helicopter flight*.
Copenhagen Street Food.
Fashionable people eat here: the creative scene, trendsetters and tourists converge on two warehouses on Papiroen (“Paper Island”) in the centre of the harbour. On an area 2,300 m² (7,545 ft²) in size, street food traders prepare fresh, regional and sustainable dishes as DJs and musicians set the scene with their music.
Daytime passage through the Kiel Canal
Hamburg/Germany, arrival 22.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board
An almost surprising superlative: the Kiel Canal is the most-travelled artificial shipping lane in the world. Almost 100 km (62 mi.) in length, it cuts through the typical northern German countryside. Your private veranda will become your box seat, and during the passage you will have time to enjoy the casual luxury of the EUROPA 2.
“The most beautiful city in the world” according to its citizens. And the impressive backdrop of jetties, St. Michael’s Church and the Elbphilharmonie concert hall awaits you as you enter the port. Depart from the EUROPA 2 after one final night on board – perhaps with the intention of returning for a longer cruise.
Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
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 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.
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.