Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
Hamburg/Germany, departure approx. 21.30 hrs
An engrossing spectacle: the sixth Hamburg Cruise Days featuring a diverse programme on the piers. With the EUROPA 2 in the middle of it all. Enjoy the departure parade, where the ship lines up to sail back to the Elbe. The EUROPA 2 will become an exclusive box seat with unbeatable views of the city lights, the excited spectators on the banks and the colourful fireworks.
Amsterdam/Netherlands, arrival 18.00 hrs
How better to embrace the charm of the “Venice of the north” than on a canal trip* in the evening? Perhaps in a tuk-tuk*. The narrow streets, small bridges and narrow water fronts are perfect for a relaxed discovery tour in this unusual vehicle. However, you can also take a Segway tour* or walk through the trendy district of Jordaan, which is lined with small designer shops. Wander along the busy streets of Amsterdam late into the evening. Outside of the city, you should not miss out on seeing picturesque port towns or taking part in cheese-tasting sessions*.
Amsterdam is even more fascinating from the 23rd floor as you enjoy a cocktail in the bar of the Hotel Okura.
The most famous diary in the world.
The story of Anne Frank is a moving one. The original diary is on display in the Anne Frank Museum* in Amsterdam. The museum also owns the house in which the girl hid.
Amsterdam, departure 8.30 hrs
Hamburg/Germany, arrival 5.00 hrs
Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point
Your cruise will come to an end against the panorama of the Port of Hamburg.
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.
Following programmes we offer in German:
Our travel concierge will be pleased to tailor exclusive travel arrangements to your wishes. From trendy design hotels to luxury beach resorts to insider tips for the most exciting metropolises - exclusive recommendations can be found here and at www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Your travel concierge is available to you before traveling and on board.
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
As part of the UNPLUGGED special travel format, you can see the latest stars from rock and pop up-close. Unlike concerts in big halls or stadiums, here you can experience prominent artists in the intimate, almost private atmosphere of a club gig. Max Mutzke, Boy, Laith Al-Deen, Nils Landgren, Max Giesinger and Gentleman are the stars celebrated at MS EUROPA 2 UNPLUGGED. On this UNPLUGGED festival cruise, we once again celebrate this travel format in particular. Look forward to the very best of the modern pop and soul scene. Johannes Oerding and SEVEN are already confirmed, and further artists will be announced shortly.
After an international career spanning 14 years, nine studio albums, almost 1,000 concerts, chart hits and the first European to open the Sundance Festival,... Read more
After an international career spanning 14 years, nine studio albums, almost 1,000 concerts, chart hits and the first European to open the Sundance Festival, Swiss star SEVEN has finally released Best of 2001–2016, a compilation of his greatest songs. His last LP, BackFunkLoveSoul, topped the charts in his home country – and he will enchant Germany as well with performances in the latest version of the award-winning music show Sing meinen Song.close
Johannes Oerding is one of the most popular artists on the German pop scene. His last tour sold out – and in 2016, he was nominated alongside Herbert... Read more
Johannes Oerding is one of the most popular artists on the German pop scene. His last tour sold out – and in 2016, he was nominated alongside Herbert Grönemeyer in the “Best National Rock/Pop Male Artist” category at the ECHO awards. His highly successful album Alles brennt went platinum in the same year. And he has announced a new album for mid-2017!close
Anna Depenbusch is a singer and singer-songwriter from Hamburg. She has been composing and producing her own songs since 2001 and has released five albums to... Read more
Anna Depenbusch is a singer and singer-songwriter from Hamburg. She has been composing and producing her own songs since 2001 and has released five albums to date. Awarded the Fred-Jay Preis for lyrics and the Deutscher Chansonpreis (German chanson prize), she blends various music genres such as jazz, chanson, country, blues and pop.
She tours Germany with her band and as a solo artist, accompanying herself on the piano, guitar and ukulele. Her lyrics take a tragicomic look at the banalities of life and love. Anna Depenbusch forms stories from truths, imagination and irony, slipping into the role of people in love, people who are hurting, dreamers and observers. Influenced by her surroundings, some of her songs combine maritime images with witty poetry. Vocally, Anna Depenbusch sees herself as part of the narrative tradition of songwriters and chansonniers. A, the place where it all began ...
Latest album: Das Alphabet der Anna Depenbusch (The alphabet of Anna Depenbusch)close
When people talk about “soul” in Germany...
you would normally think of the superbly talented MIC DONET, who became famous on The Voice of Germany and through... Read more
When people talk about “soul” in Germany...
you would normally think of the superbly talented MIC DONET, who became famous on The Voice of Germany and through his subsequent album Plenty Of Love, which Xavier Naidoo said should have won a Grammy and which held on to a place in the German Top 10 for over 20 weeks. But his journey began much earlier.
After signing his first record deal at the tender of 19, he released his German-language debut album in 2004 called Stille Wasser, which still enjoys cult status today in its genre.
“His charisma and astonishing voice spectrum ranging from operatic theatricality, gentle romantic hip-hop and deep, soulful lyrics characterise him as an artist of international format.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
This has also been noticed by stars such as Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder and Carlos Santana, all of whom the proud Berliner has already had the privilege of touring with.
The stage is his home.
He loves and lives his art. He breathes music and takes his fans’ breath away. Whether singing, dancing or giving his own piano accompaniment, Mic Donet touches and moves his audience with emotional, self-penned songs.
Enjoy a truly special concert experience.
Goosebumps are guaranteed...
Clear and simple – our pricing model
¹ Please note that you can choose between a Veranda Suite and an Ocean Suite.
² You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here per person. Accommodation will be provided in a Veranda Suite or Ocean Suite in category 1 – 4, subject to availability. If you book a combination of one cruise with another cruise in a guaranteed Veranda or Ocean Suite, no combination discount will be offered and it will be necessary to change suites between the individual cruises. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number at the time of embarkation on board (limited allotment).
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