Look forward to colourful impressions and thrilling contrasts: when the EUROPA 2 leaves Sri Lanka for the Persian Gulf, wonderful moments await between sacred cows, fragrant markets and superlative cities. Set sail for a varied route with plenty of time for relaxation and pleasure.
Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUX1809 or subsequent cruise EUX1811 and save € 1,500 per person (Applies to categories 1 – 14).
Scheduled flight from Germany to Colombo
Transfer to embarkation point
Relaxation at sea
Cochin/India, 3.30 – 18.00 hrs
After a relaxing day at sea, Cochin* will greet you with 1,000 vibrant impressions: the Jewish quarter of Mattancherry, the spice market, the Dutch Palace and fishing nets reminiscent of calligraphy. Travel the backwaters of Alleppey* on a house boat. Or take the opportunity to experience Delhi and the Taj Mahal* on a multi-day overland excursion (re-embarkation in Mumbai).
Relaxation at sea
Mumbai/India, arrival 7.00 hrs
Sacred cows graze in the front gardens of exclusive luxury hotels: even on the continent of extremes, Mumbai is a world in itself. Experience the Old Bombay* or visit the newest attraction of the Mega City: the Louvre museum*. A visit to the Falcon Hospital* gives you a better understanding of these fascinating animals.
DREAMS IN EASTMANCOLOR
Take a Bollywood studio tour* and experience a world full of great feelings – and vibrant colours.
Mumbai, departure 3.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Muscat/Oman, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs
Khasab/Musandam/Oman, 9.00 – 15.00 hrs
Dubai/United Arab Emirates, arrival 22.00 hrs
Steep cliffs and remote fjords: Khasab is known as the “Arabian Norway”. With a little luck, dolphins will accompany you on a tour of discovery along the rugged coast: travel through the bays in a traditional dhow* or take an off-road vehicle* up to Jebel Harim, which is around 2,000 m (6,561 ft) high.
Dubai, departure 18.00 hrs
Sir Bani Yas/United Arab Emirates , 08.30 – 18.00 hrs
Abu Dhabi/United Arab Emirates, arrival 7.00 hrs
The magic of the Orient over 6 km: the most beautiful palaces are lined up next to one another along the corniche. For example, visit the impressive Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque or experience Abu Dhabi from the air in a seaplane*. The excessive luxury of this megacity will have you for tea in the Emirates Palace*, which until 2010 was the most expensive hotel building of all time.
Abu Dhabi/United Arab Emirates
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany
NOTE ON RAMADAN:
This cruise takes place during the fasting month of Ramadan. During this time, it is not permitted to consume food or drink in public during the day. Local restaurants will not open until the evening.
* The pre- and post-cruise programmes and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
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:
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 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.
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.