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MS EUROPA 2 - from Auckland to Sydney

New Zealand: a dream destination

MS EUROPA 2 - from Auckland to Sydney
Cruise EUX2302
20.01.2023 - 07.02.2023 (18 days)
    Cruise dates
    20.01.2023 - 07.02.2023

    Be captivated by the mysterious Maori culture, Tolkien's "Shire", fabulous whale watching and the New Zealand fjords. This exceptional cruise is topped off by Sydney and one of the most beautiful harbours in the world.

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

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUX2301 or with the subsequent cruise EUX2303 and save € 2,000 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: 14 m² (150 ft²), divisible to 2 × 7 m² (2 x 75 ft²)
    • Suitable for 2 adults and 2 children
    • 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 dates
    20.01.2023 - 07.02.2023

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

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

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 18.01.2023

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Dubai

    Thursday, 19.01.2023

    Connecting flight to Auckland

    Friday, 20.01.2023

    Transfer to embarkation point

    Friday, 20.01.2023

    Auckland/New Zealand
    Overnight stay on board

    Against a volcanic backdrop, Auckland provides the perfect starting point for your cruise with a city tour* and visit to the Sky Tower.

    Saturday, 21.01.2023

    Auckland, departure 14.00 hrs

    Against a volcanic backdrop, Auckland provides the perfect starting point for your cruise with a city tour* and visit to the Sky Tower.

    Sunday, 22.01.2023

    Mount Maunganui (Tauranga)/New Zealand , 8.30 - 22.00 hrs

    The long expanses of its beaches make the Bay of Plenty a popular destination for surfers. Explore Rotorua*, the heart of Maori culture and a surreally beautiful geothermal region with bubbling geysers. Tolkien fans can opt for an excursion to the "The Shire"*. The EUROPA 2 will then cruise around White Island.

    Monday, 23.01.2023

    Cruising around White Island/New Zealand, around midday

    Tuesday, 24.01.2023

    Gisborne/New Zealand, 7.00 - 14.00 hrs

    The EUROPA 2 is heading to the port of New Zealand's unofficial capital of Chardonnay and its impressive wine region* for the first time. Beautiful beaches and the heritage of the Maori people are also waiting to be discovered.

    Wednesday, 25.01.2023

    Wellington/New Zealand , 8.00 - 18.00 hrs

    The country's capital is also its artistic hub. Take a tour* to see Wellington's highlights. Enjoy Wellington and its surroundings from the air with a helicopter flight*.

    Thursday, 26.01.2023

    New Plymouth/New Zealand , 8.00 - 18.00 hrs

    Experience another premiere as the EUROPA 2 sails to New Plymouth for the first time. Enjoy a hike* to see the waterfalls, swamps and rainforests of Egmont National Park, which stretches around volcanic Mount Taranaki.

    Friday, 27.01.2023

    Golden Bay (Tarakohe)/New Zealand , 8.00 - 18.00 hrs

    This bay promises idyllic natural panoramas. Spend some peaceful hours on Tata Beach.

    Saturday, 28.01.2023

    Kaiteriteri/New Zealand , 7.00 - 10.00 hrs
    Nelson/New Zealand, 12.00 - 19.00 hrs

    You'll head to Kaiteriteri in almost tropical climes. From here, explore the scenery of The Lord of the Rings films and marvel at the untouched mountain landscape that can also be seen in the famous trilogy with a helicopter flight* over the Abel Tasman National Park and the Kahurangi National Park, before rejoining the ship in Nelson.

    The artistic city of Nelson with its numerous galleries and craft shops features pretty wooden houses dating back to colonial times and the Skywire flying fox*, a combination of a chair lift and rollercoaster, which takes you soaring above an impressive forest landscape at high speed.

    Sunday, 29.01.2023

    Kaikoura Bay/New Zealand , 9.00 - 18.00 hrs

    The former fishing village is the starting point for whale watching* by catamaran or helicopter. Alternatively, take a kayak trip* along the coast, where you might see fur seals, dolphins and albatrosses with a little luck.

    Monday, 30.01.2023

    Lyttelton (Christchurch)/New Zealand , 7.00 - 19.00 hrs

    Embark on a high-country experience* from this idyllic little town and travel by train, bus and boat to Arthur's Pass. You can also take the legendary TranzAlpine express* to the pass and the highlands.

    Tuesday, 31.01.2023

    Timaru/New Zealand, 8.00 - 0.00 hrs

    This wonderfully charming town on South Island is home to interesting museums, many boutiques and cafes. Mount Cook National Park* and a scenic flight* over the glacial world promise fabulous panoramas.

    Wednesday, 01.02.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 02.02.2023

    Oban/Stewart Island/New Zealand , 7.00 - 18.00 hrs

    Look forward to a varied boat trip* through the sweeping Paterson Inlet or explore the nature reserve on Ulva Island*.

    Friday, 03.02.2023

    Cruising in Thompson Sound, Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound/New Zealand, during the day

    The fjord landscape is the most remote and most scenic region in New Zealand. Doubtful Sound is best known for its numerous waterfalls. Enjoy the view from the ship as the EUROPA 2 cruises through Thompson Sound, Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound.

    Saturday, 04.02.2023 to
    Sunday, 05.02.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 06.02.2023

    Sydney/Australia , arrival 8.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    In Sydney, the idyllic Blue Mountains* or an exclusive sailing trip* through Sydney's harbour with a view of the Harbour Bridge and the opera house await. Your cruise will come to an end after one last night on board.

    Tuesday, 07.02.2023


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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 07.02.2023

    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

    Wednesday, 08.02.2023

    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 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:

    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.


    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 Our travel concierge will be at your service before the cruise and when on board, of course.

    Cruise dates
    20.01.2023 - 07.02.2023


    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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    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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    Cruise dates
    20.01.2023 - 07.02.2023

    Experience the world's best golf courses with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

    On our exclusive Golf & Cruise voyages, we have reserved the best golf courses for you in advance and put together attractive basic packages.

    Basic package: Four courses
    € 2,290 per person
    Additional course: € 290 per person

    New Zealand is probably the furthest place from Europe where you can look forward to the opportunity for a round of golf. To make the most of this, some outstanding courses have been carefully selected on North Island and South Island, as well as in the south of Australia - for quality golfing down under.

    Sun 22.01.2023 Mount Manganui (Tauranga), New Zealand - Mt Maunganui Golf Club
    From above, this 18-hole course makes an unusual picture as the playing areas are laid out in parallel in a neat square. Despite the proximity to the next hole, the generous fairways offer plenty of space to achieve a good result. Meanwhile, there is a constant supply of spellbinding views of the Pacific.

    Wed 25.01.2023 Wellington, New Zealand - Royal Wellington Golf Club
    The "Windy City" is home to this traditional club, which was established in Wellington's hills in 1895. This 18-hole golfing adventure is designed as a parkland course and its location means it is often subject to strong wind. So, the very wide breadth and often highly modulated fairways help you along the way. The golf starter pays particular attention to players' footwear. Only white golf socks and shoes with soft spikes are permitted. However, white knee socks are preferred for guest golfers.

    Thu 26.01.2023 New Plymouth, New Zealand - New Plymouth Golf Club - additional course
    18 generous holes await with strong potential for distraction by the Tasman Sea in the west and the striking Mount Taranaki in the east. It will be hard to focus all your attention of the key task of the game. The predominantly straight fairways offer a very good chance of reaching the generously proportioned plateau greens with a convincing score from most positions.

    Mon 30.01.2023 Lyttelton, New Zealand - Clearwater Golf Club
    A course with high standards. Great expanses of water run alongside a total of eleven of the 18 holes, which lead to the extremely fast plateau greens. Most of the final playing areas are also guarded by well-placed bunkers. Players who can send their ball straight are at an advantage on this course. The tee boxes are raised, providing a clear view of play from the start.

    Mon 06.02.2023 Sydney, Australia - Bonnie Doon Golf Club
    Not far from the opera house and Bondi Beach, 18 parkland-style holes await. You can look forward to broad fairways, which are only partially edged by bunkers. There are also generously designed final landing areas, which are highly modulated in places. The 14th hole, a par 5 at 505 m (552 yards) for gentlemen and 435 m (476 yards) for ladies will be one to remember as a particular challenge.


    • In order to guarantee a comfortable flow of play for all golfers, we have determined a basic speed, which is sufficient for a playing time of 4.5 to 5 hours on foot (covering 18 holes with a trolley).
    • Due to tournaments, renovations, etc. at the various golf clubs, our Golf & Cruise programme is subject to change at short notice.
    • Golf & Cruise voyages allow all players with a handicap of 36 or less to play on courses all over the world. 
    • Additional courses can only be booked in conjunction with the basic package.
    • The reservation of e-carts cannot always be guaranteed due to local availability and weather conditions. You may, therefore, have to play and walk just with trolleys - possibly even on hilly courses. Please consider this when planning/booking your Golf & Cruise package. 
    • Halfway refreshments are always ordered via the respective golf club; we have no influence on the quality of the snacks. We kindly ask for your understanding.
    • When booking a Golf & Cruise package and flights through Hapag-Lloyd, we will register your golf equipment directly with the airlines – when possible and required. The current baggage regulations of the relevant airline apply. In your travel documents, which you will receive about four weeks prior to departure, you will find relevant information about this. Excess baggage fees for golf equipment are normally to be paid at check-in.
    • Minimum number of participants for basic packages: 12 persons.
    • Minimum number of participants for additional courses: 10 persons.
    • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, cancellation will occur no later than eight weeks prior to cruise departure.
    • Rental clubs for right-handed and left-handed players are available on board, subject to a surcharge.
    André Sallmann

    On this Golf trip on board: André Sallmann

    PGA golf pro

    After his time as an amateur and professional golfer, he was a full-time national trainer to the German men’s team from 1998 to 2004. His players have gained titles such as European vice-champion and have won more than 25 international championships all over Europe. He has been an instructor at Golfclub Hamburg-Ahrensburg since April 2004 and is one of the men’s co-trainers for the national Golf Team Germany. He is always pleased to share his experience with you through Golf & Cruise.

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