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MS EUROPA 2 - from Singapore to Hong Kong

Christmas and New Year's Eve in Asia

MS EUROPA 2 - from Singapore to Hong Kong
Cruise EUX1900
22.12.2018 - 06.01.2019 (15 days)
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    Cruise
    EUX1900
    Cruise dates
    22.12.2018 - 06.01.2019

    There are plenty of reasons to spend the festive period doing something out of the ordinary while enjoying tropical sunshine, remote idyllic beaches and some of the greatest cultural treasures known to humankind. Make the casual luxury of the EUROPA 2 your best Christmas present yet.


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

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUX1831 or subsequent cruise EUX1901 and save € 1,300 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
    EUX1900
    Cruise dates
    22.12.2018 - 06.01.2019

    At anchor - If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tenders or Zodiacs.

    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).

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    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 20.12.2018

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Singapore

    Friday, 21.12.2018

    Transfer to a first-class hotel, overnight stay with breakfast

    Saturday, 22.12.2018

    City tour and transfer to embarkation point

    Saturday, 22.12.2018

    Singapore/Singapore, departure 18.00 hrs

    Welcome on board the EUROPA 2! Begin your cruise with a relaxing day at sea.

    Sunday, 23.12.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 24.12.2018

    Ko Kood/Thailand , 12.00 – 18.00 hrs

    On Ko Kood, with its picture-book beaches and bays, get in the mood for a festive Christmas Eve on board the EUROPA 2.

    Tuesday, 25.12.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 26.12.2018

    Ho Chi Minh City/Vietnam, arrival 7.30 hrs

    Browse the shops on Dong Khoi Street with its charming cafes, take a night-time city tour on a Vespa* or practise t’ai chi in the morning followed by a market visit*. One particular highlight is an excursion to the Mekong Delta*: board a traditional Sampan boat and glide between rice paddies along flat canals – and get to know life in rural Vietnam at first-hand.

    Thursday, 27.12.2018

    Ho Chi Minh City, departure 13.00 hrs

    Friday, 28.12.2018

    Nha Trang/Vietnam, 8.00 – 13.00 hrs

    The small islands and their fishermen’s houses are typical of the “Nice of the East”. Vinpearl Amusement Park* is fun for more than just families! All manner of attractions are waiting to be discovered here. A market visit in a rickshaw and a culinary workshop provide delicious insights into Vietnamese cuisine*.

    Saturday, 29.12.2018

    Da Nang/Vietnam, 8.00 – 14.00 hrs

    With its attractive museums and a typical Vietnamese market, Da Nang is ideal for individual explorations. One great alternative is an overland excursion to the Imperial City of Hue* – the UNESCO World Heritage Site where the imperial Nguyen family lived for 150 years.

    Sunday, 30.12.2018

    Halong Bay/Vietnam , 13.30 – 18.00 hrs

    With 3,000 islands, Halong Bay is one of the most spectacular landscapes in Vietnam, if not the world. In local motor boats*, you will cruise between the bizarrely formed limestone rock faces covered in lush vegetation – exciting new perspectives appear with every minute that passes. Is there any better way to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome in 2019?

    Monday, 31.12.2018 to
    Tuesday, 01.01.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 02.01.2019

    Malcapuya Island/Philippines , 12.00 – 23.59 hrs

    Idyllic white beaches and a practically untouched underwater world: this protected island offers optimal snorkelling conditions.

    Thursday, 03.01.2019

    Boracay/Philippines , 8.00 – 16.00 hrs

    Enjoy a relaxing day in a picture-perfect postcard setting: turquoise lagoon, white beach and palms that rustle in the gentle breeze.

    Friday, 04.01.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 05.01.2019

    Hong Kong/China, arrival 18.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    As evening approaches, you will be greeted by millions of lights in Hong Kong. Why not browse the shops on Nathan Road or Stanley Market before sampling the thrilling nightlife? You will leave the EUROPA 2 after one final night on board.

    Sunday, 06.01.2019

    Hong Kong

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 06.01.2019

    Transfer to a first-class hotel, day room 
    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

    Monday, 07.01.2019

    Arrival in Germany

    * 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.

    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.

    YOUR PRIVATE PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME: EXPLORE SINGAPORE PRIVATELY

    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.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SINGAPORE – SUPERTREES AND CHINATOWN
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: THE TEMPLES OF ANGKOR
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: HONG KONG – SKYSCRAPERS AND PAGODAS

    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 TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT – SINGAPORE
    Cruise
    EUX1900
    Cruise dates
    22.12.2018 - 06.01.2019

    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 particularly relaxing on the EUROPA 2: with plenty of opportunities for parents and children to explore the world together and 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.

     


    Circus Roncalli

    The best circus in Europe (Herald Tribune) has been wowing its audience for 40 years. With the programme “Die Reise zum Regenbogen” (Journey to the rainbow), founder and director Bernhard Paul has been hailed an innovator of circus art and has created a veritable work of art with Roncalli. It is truly a fairy-tale circus and made with much love for detail. Now the dream circus is off on a cruise and is bringing a selection of hand-picked artists to the stage in a poetic programme.


    Chin Meyer, comedian

    Chin Meyer, born 1959 in Hamburg, studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in London. He appeared in several movies (directed by Vivian Naefe and Paul Harather, amongst others). Since 1997 he has been developing several Stand-Up Comedy Programs and was first successful with the IRS-Agent „Siegmund von Treiber“ at the Theatre-Restaurant „Pomp, Duck and Circumstance“ in 2000. Chin Meyer is a frequent guest in German Kabarett-TV and TV-Talk-Shows and has been a part of several German „Schlager“-TV-Formats. He hosted his own TV-Show at MDR „Fun from Studio One – the... Read more

    Chin Meyer, born 1959 in Hamburg, studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in London. He appeared in several movies (directed by Vivian Naefe and Paul Harather, amongst others). Since 1997 he has been developing several Stand-Up Comedy Programs and was first successful with the IRS-Agent „Siegmund von Treiber“ at the Theatre-Restaurant „Pomp, Duck and Circumstance“ in 2000. Chin Meyer is a frequent guest in German Kabarett-TV and TV-Talk-Shows and has been a part of several German „Schlager“-TV-Formats. He hosted his own TV-Show at MDR „Fun from Studio One – the Chin-Meyer-Show“. Since 2013 he has a Theatre-Show with his brother Hans-Werner Meyer, a well known film and TV-Actor. A greater audience discoverd Chin Meyer through his YouTube-Hit „Booze-Bonds“ at the „Markus Lanz“ Talk-Show in 2011. His first book „Ohne Miese durch die Krise“ was published in 2010, his second book „Warum Verschwendung wichtig ist“ in 2015. He is a regular columnist at the „Berliner Kurier“.

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    Shaolin Monks (Kung Fu show)

    The monks of the Shaolin Monastery in the Chinese province Henan, who celebrated the 1500th anniversary of their temple in 1995, decided to present their art to a broad public in honour of the occasion. They engaged the producer, Herbert Fechter, to develop a stage show which would effectively present the basic philosophy of Zen Buddhism and the fantastic meditation techniques of Qi Gong along with the spectacular exercises of the Hard Qi Gong to audiences.

    No one had any idea that this would be the start of a triumphant procession through the world's theatres and... Read more

    The monks of the Shaolin Monastery in the Chinese province Henan, who celebrated the 1500th anniversary of their temple in 1995, decided to present their art to a broad public in honour of the occasion. They engaged the producer, Herbert Fechter, to develop a stage show which would effectively present the basic philosophy of Zen Buddhism and the fantastic meditation techniques of Qi Gong along with the spectacular exercises of the Hard Qi Gong to audiences.

    No one had any idea that this would be the start of a triumphant procession through the world's theatres and venues which would last ten years and confront more than 3 million people with the mystic forces of the mysterious monks for the first time.

    The show has attracted enormous attention from the media and audiences in more than 1500 performances on four continents and has always been received with enthusiasm.

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    Sebastian Knauer, pianist

    Since his debut in Hamburg in 1984, Sebastian Knauer has played in renowned concert halls such as the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Berliner Philharmonie, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Theatre des Champs Elysees Paris, Wigmore Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Tonhalle Zurich, Lincoln Center New York, Toppan Hall Tokyo and the Shanghai Oriental Concert Hall. He has worked with directors such as Vladimir Fedosseyev, Neeme Järvi, Fabio Luisi, Ingo Metzmacher, Thomas Hengelbrock, Francois Xavier Roth, Philippe Entremont and Simone Young and has... Read more

    Since his debut in Hamburg in 1984, Sebastian Knauer has played in renowned concert halls such as the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Berliner Philharmonie, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Theatre des Champs Elysees Paris, Wigmore Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Tonhalle Zurich, Lincoln Center New York, Toppan Hall Tokyo and the Shanghai Oriental Concert Hall. He has worked with directors such as Vladimir Fedosseyev, Neeme Järvi, Fabio Luisi, Ingo Metzmacher, Thomas Hengelbrock, Francois Xavier Roth, Philippe Entremont and Simone Young and has played with the Wiener Kammerorchester, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre les Siecles, Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks, Philharmoniker Hamburg, Staatskapelle Dresden, Bamberger Symphoniker, New York City Opera and the Shanghai Philharmonic.

    Sebastian Knauer is a regular guest at numerous festivals such as Rheingau, Mecklenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Bonn, London, New York, Ravinia, Shanghai, Salzburg, Paris, Montreux, Gstaad and Hohenems. The CD East meets West, which he recorded together with his duo partner Daniel Hope, won an ECHO Klassik award and a Grammy nomination.

    His latest CD Bach & Sons, with piano concerts from the Bach family with the Zuercher Kammerorchester under Sir Roger Norrington, was released in October 2011. In his Wort-trifft-Musik (Word meets music) programmes, he gives concerts with actors such as Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hannelore Elsner, Martina Gedeck and Gudrun Landgrebe.

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    Mechthild Großmann, actress

    Mechthild Großmann, born in 1948 in Münster/Germany, trained as an actress in Hamburg. Between 1979 and 2015 she was with Pina Bausch’s Wuppertaler Tanztheater. Until today she has been touring to various places around the globe with the dance ensemble. From 1989 till 1995 Mechthild Großmann taught acting and history of dance at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen. Other theatre career steps were Bremen, Stuttgart, Kassel, Bochum and many more...

    She was in the movie “Berlin Alexanderplatz” directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and since 2002 she has been regularly... Read more

    Mechthild Großmann, born in 1948 in Münster/Germany, trained as an actress in Hamburg. Between 1979 and 2015 she was with Pina Bausch’s Wuppertaler Tanztheater. Until today she has been touring to various places around the globe with the dance ensemble. From 1989 till 1995 Mechthild Großmann taught acting and history of dance at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen. Other theatre career steps were Bremen, Stuttgart, Kassel, Bochum and many more...

    She was in the movie “Berlin Alexanderplatz” directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and since 2002 she has been regularly on camera as the prosecuting attorney Wilhelmine Klemm for the TV-show “Tatort” from Münster. Mechthild Großmann is one of the most popular German audio book narrators and a sought-after performer of literary texts.

    For her work she has been honoured with various awards such as the acting-award of the Hessische Theatertage. She was nominated for the Deutscher Hörbuchpreis a couple of times and has won the BEO, the German Childeren’s Audio Book Award, twice in a row (2015, 2016).

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    Cruise
    EUX1900
    Cruise dates
    22.12.2018 - 06.01.2019

    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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