Relaxing hours on the beach, mighty volcanic craters and the legacy of seafarers: enjoy cosmopolitan flair, true architectural treasures and the origins of flamenco on Portuguese islands and the Spanish coast.
Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUX2214 or with the subsequent cruise EUX2216 and save € 1,000 per person (applies to Categories 1 – 14).
Scheduled flight from Germany to Lisbon
Transfer to the embarkation point
Lisbon/Portugal, departure 19.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Praia da Vitoria/Terceira/Azores/Portugal , 8.00 – 0.00 hrs
Enjoy an idyllic day on Terceira, where you can look forward to a whole host of sights such as the nature reserve at Monte Brasil* and the island’s capital Angra do Heroismo*, where the town centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or alternatively, embark on an exciting hike* through the recently created volcanic landscape of Misterios Negros.
Horta/Faial/Azores/Portugal, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Ponta Delgada/Sao Miguel/Azores/Portugal, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Lush ranges of hills, volcanoes and crystal-clear mountain lakes in the middle of the Atlantic. You are free to decide how to explore Sao Miguel: whether you head through the diverse vegetation on the north coast* on foot, take a trip to the crater lakes of Sete Cidades* or head towards Lagoa do Fogo in an all-terrain vehicle* with spectacular views.
Relaxation at sea
Funchal/Madeira/Portugal, arrival 8.00 hrs
Funchal, departure 2.00 hrs
Porto Santo/Madeira/Portugal , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Portimao/Portugal , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
The waves lap around this holiday resort on the coast of the Algarve. Follow in the footsteps of seafarers to Cabo de Sao Vicente*, to fortress of Sagres* and to Lagos*. A gourmet menu* at Vila Joya, one of the top 50 restaurants in the world, showcases some stunning cuisine. A further highlight is a RIB trip to the Benagil cave*, where daylight streams in through the open roof to create a very special atmosphere.
Cadiz/Spain, 8.00 – 22.00 hrs
Marbella (Puerto Banus)/Spain , arrival 8.00 hrs
Chic boulevards, well-tended parks and romantic squares await you in the jet set magnet of Marbella. Enjoy some peaceful hours on board a catamaran* off the coast of the city or explore the picturesque hinterland and the small town of Ronda* perched on the edge of a gorge. Sample some wine with a visit to a rustic bodega with an adjacent wine museum in Mijas*.
Marbella , departure 2.00 hrs
Malaga/Spain, arrival 6.00 hrs
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany
* The 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 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:
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.
Holiday time is family time – and it is 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.
This exciting golf trip from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean takes you from the Azores to the Spanish mainland.
Fri 08.07 Praia da Vitoria/Terceira – Clube de Golfe da Ilha Terceira
18 beautifully designed holes nestled in a sea of lush vegetation, including blooming azaleas and hydrangeas. The generally straight fairways allow players of all abilities to obtain a good result. The course is situated 375 m (1,230 ft) above sea level, which means it is very susceptible to wind. Play it safe and take one club less.
Wed 13.07 Porto Santo/Madeira – Porto Santo Golf Club
This course will require everything in your golf bag. Severiano Ballesteros has created a golf course that challenges players with each of its 18 holes, carefully incorporating the natural features into its design. The course is divided into two zones – the North Course, which runs along the spectacular cliffs, and the South Course, which takes a more American approach with plenty of water features. The course, which is generally very long, has six par 5 holes. The wind may sometimes prove crucial to how your game unfolds.
Fri 15.07 Portimao – Amendoeira Golf Resort – O’Connor Jnr. Course
Christy O’Connor Junior has designed a championship course with plenty of water contact. Eight man-made water hazards will influence your game between the 14th and 18th holes alone. O’Connor has designed the course in the American tradition – spacious, with very wide fairways, well-placed bunkers and large, highly modulated greens. If you want to emerge victorious, you’ll need to play tactically.
Sun 17.07 Marbella – Club de Golf Valderrama
Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed this championship course to host the Ryder Cup. His goal was fulfilled in 1997, when the American and European golfing elite faced off for the 32nd time in Ryder Cup history. Today, you can play past the gnarled cork trees in the footsteps of Bernhard Langer and his cohorts. A course with plenty of character and complicated greens.
Minimum handicap: 24 for men // 32 for women
The PGA Master Professional and A-rated trainer began his golf teaching career in 1996 at the traditional Dusseldorf Golf Club in Ratingen. His professional career took him for an extensive period of time to southern Germany, where he successfully ran several golf schools together with his wife. Back in classic club coaching at the Westfalischer Golf-Club Gutersloh and responsible for athletically ambitious DGL teams, he pursues his passion for working in direct contact with golfers. Since 2004, he has been a permanent member of the PGA teaching team and examination board and thus always has his finger on the pulse of golf technology. His quick motion perception and comprehensible, easy-to-implement training tips will benefit your game.