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MS EUROPA 2 - from Auckland to Sydney

The legend lives on

MS EUROPA 2 - from Auckland to Sydney
Cruise EUX1905
08.03.2019 - 24.03.2019 (19 days)
from € 9.396 from CHF 11‘275 from $ 10.811 from £ 7.990
  • This cruise is currently fully booked – our customer service will gladly put you on the waiting list: +49 40 3070 3050
from € 9.396 from CHF 11‘275 from $ 10.811 from £ 7.990
This cruise is currently fully booked – our customer service will gladly put you on the waiting list: +49 40 3070 3050

The legend lives on

from Auckland to Sydney

from 9,396 €

Cruise EUX1905

08.03.2019 - 24.03.2019

19 days (16 days cruise only)

    Cinematic landscapes, lush and craggy at the same time. Cultural diversity and a friendly, open-minded attitude. Delightful cities and majestic isolation at the other end of the earth. Discover New Zealand and Australia with the EUROPA 2.

    International cruise
    This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

    Price specials - Extended fun

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUX1904 or subsequent cruise EUX1906 and save € 1,500 per person.  (Applies to categories 1 – 14)

    The highlights of this cruise

    Your ship - MS EUROPA 2

    Twenty-one-knots. And no tie.

    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 2018.

    More about MS EUROPA 2

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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

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

    Golf course - You stop at the world's best and most beautiful greens and are overseen by a PGA golf professional.

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 06.03.2019

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Dubai

    Thursday, 07.03.2019

    Connecting flight to Auckland

    Friday, 08.03.2019

    Transfer to embarkation point

    Friday, 08.03.2019

    Auckland/New Zealand, departure 18.00 hrs

    Your cruise on the EUROPA 2 starts against the skyline of the New Zealand metropolis.

    Saturday, 09.03.2019

    Mount Maunganui (Tauranga)/New Zealand , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    The Bay of Plenty is a popular surfing location with expansive beaches. From here, journey to Rotorua*, the heart of Maori culture and an unbelievably beautiful geothermal region. See kiwis, geysers and bubbling mud pools and experience Maori songs and dances. For an adventure, take a helicopter flight to the volcanic White Island*. Tolkien fans can travel to “The Shire”*.

    Stand-up paddling*
    This popular sport is great fun, even on the first attempt. Our travel concierge will be happy to arrange a tour for you in Mount Maunganui!

    Sunday, 10.03.2019

    Napier/New Zealand , 13.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Pure art deco in the city centre and the Marine Parade are both worth a visit. Try the region’s renowned white wines on an excursion* to the award-winning vineyards in Hawke’s Bay: Elephant Hill, Mission Estate and Church Road Winery. For a refreshing, action-packed experience, go white-water rafting* on the Mohaka River.

    Monday, 11.03.2019

    Wellington/New Zealand, 12.00 – 18.00 hrs

    The capital of New Zealand, its cultural heart and the centre of the flourishing film industry. Go for a walk and see for yourself! Get to know the city in more depth on a tour*.

    Tuesday, 12.03.2019

    Lyttelton (Christchurch)/New Zealand , 7.00 – 20.00 hrs

    Embark on a high-country experience* starting in this idyllic small town. Alternatively, climb the steep Arthur’s Pass on the TranzAlpine Express*. Or discover New Zealand’s breathtaking natural world along the Rubicon Trail on a horseback ride*.

    Wednesday, 13.03.2019

    Timaru/New Zealand , 7.00 – 20.00 hrs

    With a fascinating museum, many parks, boutiques and inviting cafes, the city on New Zealand’s South Island is definitely worth a visit. Explore Mount Cook National Park on a full day excursion* to the high mountains and a glacier lake* with icebergs.

    Thursday, 14.03.2019

    Port Chalmers/New Zealand , 7.00 – 20.00 hrs

    The old coastal and university city is the starting point for a train ride* on the historic Taieri Gorge Railway. On the way to the “hill of heaven”, you will travel over old viaducts and through wild, rugged landscape.

    Friday, 15.03.2019

    Oban/Stewart Island/New Zealand , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    With a mild climate and a picturesque network of trails, Rakiura National Park is a great place to hike*.

    Saturday, 16.03.2019

    Cruising in Milford Sound/New Zealand, midday

    The fjord landscape is the most remote and fascinating in New Zealand. Enjoy the view from your veranda when the EUROPA 2 cruises through Milford Sound.

    Sunday, 17.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 19.03.2019

    Hobart/Tasmania/Australia , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    A former whalers’ settlement, it has a charming old town with plenty of rustic restaurants and bars, particularly around Salamanca Place. Mount Nelson* and Mount Wellington* offer stunning views. But the view is even better on a flight* over the Tasmanian wilderness. In nearby Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary*, you will see not only wombats, kangaroos and koalas, but also the legendary Tasmanian devil.

    Wednesday, 20.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 21.03.2019

    Melbourne/Australia , arrival 6.00 hrs

    Melbourne is one of the world’s best cities in which to live – something you will notice immediately when sightseeing*, shopping and strolling around.

    Friday, 22.03.2019

    Melbourne, departure 5.00 hrs

    Saturday, 23.03.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 24.03.2019

    Sydney/Australia, arrival 6.00 hrs

    In one of the world’s most beautiful harbours, you will take your leave of the EUROPA 2.

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 24.03.2019

    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

    Monday, 25.03.2019

    Arrival in Germany

    Pre & Post-Program 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.

    Following programmes we offer in German:

    Your private Pre and Post-Programs

    Discover your destinations in a personal setting for two - ideal for those who do not want to join a group. The excursions included in the program are accompanied by a local guide who will meet your individual wishes. In addition, there is sufficient time and space for your own activities. Transfers are organized with cars and private drivers. Prices for more or less than two persons are available on request.


    Guided Pre and Post-Programs

    Our proven pre and post programs cover a wide range of excursions and experiences and are accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. For all travelers who like to share experiences in a group of like-minded people.


    Your individual Travel arrangements

    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 Your travel concierge is available to you before traveling and on board.


    * 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.

    = at anchor
    = golf course


    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 2018.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Additional included services


    • Mini bar, refilled on a daily basis
    • Nespresso machine
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Butler service in the Penthouse, Grand Penthouse and Owner Suites
    • Personal EUROPA 2 e-mail account


    • Seven gourmet restaurants at no extra cost, with flexible mealtimes and no fixed seating plans
    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • Tea and coffee specialities


    • OCEAN SPA and fitness area covering an area of 1,000 m² (10,764 ft²)
    • Extensive range of fitness classes from spinning to outdoor pilates
    • Four saunas and state-of-the-art training apparatus


    • Different entertainment programme every day
    • Free use of the Internet* on board


    • Comprehensive programme of games and sports as well as arts and crafts for children from 4 years of age and for teens
    • Baby welcome package for parents with babies and small children up to 3 years of age
    • Children up to and including 11 years of age travel free in the suite of their parents or other fully paying guardians


    • Available for free hire: bicycles (subject to official approval) and snorkelling equipment


    • Travel cancellation insurance (only included for guests of the European Economic Area and Switzerland)

    Golf pre-cruise programme - a New Zealand exclusive - The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

    € 10,750 per person (double room)
    € 13,950 per person (single room)

    Minimum number of participants:    6 people*
    Maximum number of participants: 12 people

    Sun 03.03
    Scheduled flight from Germany to Dubai.

    Mon 04.03
    Connecting flight from Dubai to Auckland.

    Tue 05.03
    After arriving in Auckland, you will take a connecting helicopter flight directly to the Kauri Cliffs Resort. During the flight, enjoy the breathtaking view of the North Island coast: from turquoise water in the Bay of Islands to the white sand of Parengarenga Harbour. A magnificent experience. Upon arriving, you will check in to the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. The luxurious lodge near Matauri Bay awaits you in almost 2,500 ha (6,177 ac.) of land. Look forward to a 180° ocean view, three private beaches, an 18-hole golf course and much more. In the afternoon, you will have time to relax and explore the breathtaking area around the lodge. In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner together in the lodge. Three nights in a deluxe suite.

    Wed 06.03
    In the morning, you will have breakfast in the lodge’s restaurant. You will then visit the Kauri Cliffs Golf Course, a championship golf course with wide, carpet-like fairways – one of the best in the world. After your game, you will have free time to enjoy the lodge’s amenities, including an infinity pool with a whirlpool, a fitness centre and a day spa. In the evening, you will have dinner together in the lodge.

    Thu 07.03
    In the morning, you will have breakfast in the lodge’s restaurant. Today you will enjoy another game on the spectacular Kauri Cliffs Golf Course – again, three tee options offer very special golfing fun. After the game, you are free to do as you wish and enjoy the world-class service at the lodge. In the evening, you will have dinner together in the lodge.

    Fri 08.03
    In the morning, you will have breakfast in the lodge. The helicopter will be waiting to fly you from the lodge to Auckland. Upon arriving in Auckland, you will meet your tour guide for the city tour. Discover Auckland’s most beautiful sights! Auckland’s location near a sheltered network of bays has had a major impact on the city’s appearance, not least due to the many sailing boats, which earned it the nickname “City of Sails”. On your city tour, you will enjoy a view of the harbour bridge and sailing boats from Bastion Point. You will also visit the Sky Tower. At 328 m (1,076 ft), it is the highest tower in the southern hemisphere. A lift will take you up to the viewing platform. On a clear day, the view from up there is breathtaking: you can see more than 80 km (50 mi.) in all directions, including the city itself and the many islands. Transfer to embarkation on the EUROPA 2.

    * If the minimum number of participants is not reached, cancellation will occur no later than six weeks prior to cruise departure.



    Golf - long drives on narrow fairways


    Basic package: 5 courses
    € 1,990 per person

    Additional course 1:
    € 190 per person

    Additional course 2:
    € 190 per person

    Golf - Lange Drives auf engen Fairways

    Fri 09.03 Mount Maunganui (Tauranga) – Fairview Country Club (additional course 1)
    Founded in 1904, this club has moved three times within the local area. The existing 18 holes were redesigned in 1968 by the legendary architect Robert Trent Jones to fit the current terrain. Some of the beautifully tended fairways are lined with mature trees. Players should watch out for the water hazards on the first nine fairways, which are rather short. On the second nine fairways, long, accurate shots are required. All in all, a course that demands concentration and skill.

    Sun 10.03 Napier – Cape Kidnappers Golf Course
    This course requires a great deal of concentration from players. It is situated high up on a plateau, right on the east coast of the North Island. The holes were designed to fit the local terrain. Each ball position gives rise to new, spectacular views, which can easily distract players from the task at hand. As well as a few extra balls, make sure you pack your camera! Please note: due to the short lay time, you will play nine holes today.

    Tue 12.03 Lyttelton – Clearwater Golf Club
    This is a demanding parkland course. Eleven of the fairways are bordered by water. In addition, most of the fast plateau greens feature various bunkers. But players who manage to play with straight shots can expect a very enjoyable round of golf. The teeing grounds overlooking the fairways provide clear orientation, so players are aware of the course of play from the beginning.

    Wed 13.03 Timaru – Timaru Town & Country Club (additional course 2)
    This very pleasant parkland course is located right in the centre of Timaru, close to the mooring point. Some of its generous fairways are bordered by mature trees. Here, some of the fairways are dog-legs, which results in challenges for players. They end in medium-sized, very firm greens. This is a course that should appeal to all players.

    Thu 14.03 Port Chalmers – Chisholm Park Golf Club
    This links course on the west coast of the South Island could almost be Scottish and seems to defy the forces of nature. Concentrated play is challenging due to the many breathtaking views along the course, so it is important to manage your game well.

    Tue 19.03 Hobart – Royal Hobart Golf Club
    The Royal Hobart Golf Club is not far from the capital. First laid out in 1916, this 18-hole course has undergone complete modernisation – most recently in 1997. Nowadays, wide fairways, large, fast greens and 80 strategically placed bunkers await players. This is the course where Jack Nicklaus won the Australian Open in 1971. Play takes place between bushland and the Indian Ocean. It is likely to appeal to ambitious golfers.

    Thu 21.03 Melbourne – Huntingdale Golf Club
    This undulating 18-hole parkland course in the Australian outback has strict rules. Right from the first tee, the starter checks that players are complying with the local regulations. Both men and women must wear their golf shirt tucked into their trousers or shorts. Shorts should be knee-length – shorter or longer lengths are not permitted. Men should wear knee socks – or white socks, at least – with nothing printed or embroidered on them. After this initial check, things get better, with generous, wide fairways (rather undulating in some places) that end in similarly generous greens. Provided that you adhere to the club’s rules, you can expect a very relaxing round of golf.

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    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).

    More travel information can be found here.

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