Experience the wonderful scenery of the New England states. Nowhere else is the history of the USA so closely tied to idyllic landscapes. The architectural highs of New York, Boston with its European influences or trendy Baltimore are just some of the varied highlights on this very special cruise.
Scheduled flight from Germany to New York and transfer to the embarkation point
Overnight stay on board
Start your cruise with a brilliant introduction and a first night on board in the city of superlatives. The Big Apple offers an endless array of amazing sights. Enjoy a helicopter flight* over Manhattan with views of Times Square, Central Park, Fifth Avenue and Broadway. A visit to the 9/11 Memorial* and the observation deck* on the 102nd floor of the One World Trade Center are sure to be emotional experiences.
New York, departure 17.00 hrs
Newport/Rhode Island/USA , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Halifax/Nova Scotia/Canada , 7.00 – 23.00 hrs
Canada’s oldest city will welcome you with a historic harbour district full of brick buildings and colourful wooden houses. Take an excursion along the coast past long white sandy beaches and rugged reefs to Peggy’s Cove*, a picturesque fishing port, or to Lunenburg*, which was founded by German emigrants and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Relaxation at sea
Portland (Maine)/USA , 6.00 – 22.00 hrs
The city’s maritime spirit is reflected in the Victorian shipbuilders’ villas and the lighthouses that stand not far from each other on the surrounding rocky coast. Experience the region’s magic at one very special example, Portland Head Light*.
Boston/Massachusetts/USA , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs
No other American city has as long of a history as Boston, and yet the home of Harvard University, the renowned MIT and the world-famous Boston Symphony Orchestra is also a modern metropolis. Explore the city or delve into the history of Harvard University on a campus tour* of this institution that has produced dozens of Nobel laureates, several US presidents and countless businesspeople and politicians.
Relaxation at sea
Norfolk/Virginia/USA , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Norfolk offers a lively medley of bustling street life and exciting opportunities for excursions such as Naval Station Norfolk*, the world’s largest naval base. The breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay are also well worth seeing on the way to Virginia Beach*, where you can enjoy a stroll along the promenade.
Baltimore/Maryland/USA , 7.00 – 0.00 hrs
At the northern end of Chesapeake Bay, which is steeped in history, lies the charming US city of Baltimore. Head out from here to Mount Vernon*, the former country home of the first US president, or take a trip to Washington DC* to see the highlights of the city such as the White House, the Capitol and Arlington National Cemetery where John F. Kennedy is buried.
Relaxation at sea
New York**/USA, arrival 8.00 hrs
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany
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.
** The ship’s berth is not expected to be assigned by the local port authorities until mid 2022. Adjustments can therefore not be ruled out.
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.
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 golf cruise during Indian summer is something very special. The east coast of North America presents first-rate options for a game, surrounded by the glorious colours of the changing seasons. Believe it or not, there are five top courses on offer on this exceptional cruise, which opens doors to clubs that are off limits under normal circumstances. An impressive three of the options are strictly private courses that are otherwise only open to members. This Golf & Cruise voyage therefore allows you to enjoy unique fairway experiences that only the greats of the sport can share. – A must for any golf enthusiast who likes a challenge and unique experiences.
Thu 19.10.2023 Newport (Rhode Island), USA – Newport National Country Club
It is no coincidence that this course is known as the Orchard Course. It was designed 20 years ago by architect Arthur Hills on the site of a former orchard. The links-style course is accompanied by all manner of local flora, which combines beautifully with the views of the nearby Atlantic to enhance the flat, very playable fairways.
Mon 23.10.2023 Portland (Maine), USA – Woodlands Country Club
The 18 championship holes work their way through dense trees, making the manicured fairways rather narrow in places. The six tee positions won’t necessarily help here. Instead, keeping control of the ball’s trajectory is the key to success. If need be, it may help to take less club – for less distance but more control. A wonderful golfing adventure awaits in the hills of Maine.
Tue 24.10.2023 Boston (Massachusetts), USA – Granite Links Golf Club
With a blend of American parkland and links styles, three sets of nine holes divided into the Granite, Milton and Quincy courses are waiting to be conquered here. The fairways are of moderate length with significant modulation in places and multiple well-placed bunkers. Rather tricky greens lie in wait at the end of the fairways and must be mastered to ensure a good score.
Thu 26.10.2023 Norfolk (Virginia), USA – Kingsmill Resort River Course
Star architect Pete Dye planned this resort course on the James River meticulously, ensuring painstaking precision in the implementation of his designs. He placed particular importance on expansive playing areas, which are intended to visually motivate the player. Eight tee boxes create suitable starting options for players of any level. Perhaps this is why “The River” has also been used for multiple national tournaments featuring the greats of the game. – An experience in the footsteps of masters.
Fri 27.10.2023 Baltimore (Maryland), USA – Hunt Valley Country Club
The pristine nature of Baltimore County is home to 18 holes of championship golf. The course leads over gentle hills and through scenic valleys, with the individual fairways offering plenty of room for forward-looking play. A skilful route around the numerous streams and watering holes takes you to spacious, gently modulated greens. From the very first tee, the hunt is on for the best score with a high-calibre golfing adventure.
Stefan Quirmbach is one of the leading golf experts in Germany. In 1996, he received the PGAs of Europe Five-Star Professional award, known today as the Confederation of Professional Golf (CPG), which has since awarded him with the 2021 Christer Lindberg Bowl for his outstanding contributions to golf. He has been president of the PGA of Germany for many years and has been sharing his expertise in health-conscious golfing for all levels on board for quite some time now. He has also been working with Golf Resort Hardenberg – where his own golf school is based – since 2004.