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MS EUROPA 2 - from Auckland to Sydney

The highlights of New Zealand and Australia

MS EUROPA 2 - from Auckland to Sydney
Cruise EUX2403
16.02.2024 - 07.03.2024 (20 days)
    Cruise dates
    16.02.2024 - 07.03.2024

    Cinematic landscapes with impressive fjords, mystical Maori culture and majestic whales – where else in the world would you find such a blend? As a glorious finale, sail into one of the planet’s most beautiful harbours: Sydney.

    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 EUX2402 or with the subsequent cruise EUX2404 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

    Unconstrained and individual, exquisite and stylish and entirely fulfilling your expectations - this is the philosophy of the EUROPA 2. Experience a symbiosis of perfection, elegance and aesthetics, while enjoying lifestyle at the highest level in a modern, relaxed atmosphere

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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
    16.02.2024 - 07.03.2024

    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, 14.02.2024

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Dubai

    Thursday, 15.02.2024

    Connecting flight to Auckland

    Friday, 16.02.2024

    Transfer to embarkation point

    Friday, 16.02.2024

    Auckland/New Zealand, departure 18.00 hrs

    You will join the EUROPA 2 in this New Zealand metropolis.

    Saturday, 17.02.2024

    Mount Maunganui (Tauranga)/New Zealand , 8.30 – 19.30 hrs

    The long expanses of its beaches make the Bay of Plenty a popular destination for surfers. Discover Rotorua*: the unbelievably beautiful thermal region is full of bubbling geysers and is also the heart of Maori culture. Tolkien fans can opt for an excursion to the “The Shire”*. A helicopter flight* to the active volcano White Island takes you soaring high into the sky.

    Sunday, 18.02.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 19.02.2024

    Picton/New Zealand, 8.00 – 23.00 hrs

    Welcome to one of the most delightful parts of the country. Explore the picturesque Marlborough Sounds from land and water*. The wine-growing region of Marlborough is the most significant wine region in New Zealand and is highly rated by connoisseurs. See for yourself with a tour of a manor house* followed by a wine tasting.

    Tuesday, 20.02.2024

    Wellington/New Zealand , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Wellington is the capital and artistic hub of New Zealand. Experience its unique character for yourself on a tour*. Discover the city from the water with a catamaran trip*.

    Wednesday, 21.02.2024

    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 TranzAlpine express* to the pass and the highlands.

    Thursday, 22.02.2024

    Port Chalmers/New Zealand , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    All aboard please: the historic Taieri Gorge Railway* takes you through the rugged landscape to the “hills of heaven”. The Otago Peninsula* is reminiscent of Scotland’s steep rocky coastline and is home to rare royal albatrosses.

    Friday, 23.02.2024

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

    Look forward to a boat trip* through the sweeping Paterson Inlet or bird watching in the nature reserve on Ulva Island*.

    Saturday, 24.02.2024

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

    Experience the most remote and also most fascinating region of New Zealand when the EUROPA 2 cruises through Doubtful Sound, Thompson Sound and Milford Sound.

    Sunday, 25.02.2024 to
    Monday, 26.02.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 27.02.2024

    Hobart/Tasmania/Australia , 8.00 – 0.00 hrs

    The quaint old town offers a host of restaurants and bars around Salamanca Place. Embark on a flight* over Tasmania’s wilderness. See wombats, kangaroos, koalas and the Tasmanian devil in Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary*.

    Wednesday, 28.02.2024

    Port Arthur/Tasmania/Australia , 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

    Explore the former penal colony, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at your own pace.

    Thursday, 29.02.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 01.03.2024

    Portland/Victoria/Australia, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    See the famous limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles* jutting up to 60 m (197 ft) out of the sea, or take a trip to Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve*.

    Saturday, 02.03.2024

    Adelaide/Australia , 14.00 – 24.00 hrs

    With its many guesthouses, restaurants and historic houses, Adelaide exudes British charm. At 640 meter high Mt. Lofty* you can enjoy wonderful panoramic views over the city center. Or stroll through Hahndorf*, the region's most famous and interesting town, which was settled by Prussian-Lutheran emigrants in 1839, to browse and photograph the village's many charming craft shops, restaurants and boutiques at your leisure.

    Sunday, 03.03.2024

    Penneshaw/Kangaroo Island/Australia , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Experience the taste of Kangaroo Island with a visit to False Cape Wines*, one of Kangaroo Island's impressive wineries, and learn about eucalyptus oil distillation at the only commercially operated eucalyptus oil distillery in South Australia.

    Monday, 04.03.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 05.03.2024

    Melbourne/Australia , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    The Australian metropolis is considered one of the most liveable cities in the world. The Eureka Tower* stands at almost 300 m (984 ft) tall and offers a fantastic 360-degree view. Alternatively, go in search of kangaroos and koalas in the Australian bush*.

    Wednesday, 06.03.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 07.03.2024

    Sydney/Australia, arrival 6.00 hrs

    Your cruise comes to an end with the beautiful harbour backdrop of Sydney.

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    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 07.03.2024

    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

    Friday, 08.03.2024

    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:

    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
    16.02.2024 - 07.03.2024


    The EUROPA 2

    Casual lifestyle for a maximum of 500 guests - with this concept, the EUROPA 2 heralded a new era for luxury cruises. Since then, luxury has meant a wealth of culinary highlights, first-class wellness and fitness offers, extraordinary on-board entertainment and fascinating land activities, complemented by a maximum of privacy and individual freedom. Awarded 5 stars, the EUROPA 2 is considered "the best cruise ship in the world" according to Insight Guides 2024.

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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
    16.02.2024 - 07.03.2024

    Experience the worlds 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: Five courses
    € 3,290 per person
    Additional course 1: € 290 per person
    Additional course 2: € 450 per person

    Half New Zealand, half Australia – a combination that makes for a unique cruise experience both for golf and culture. Each and every stop offers something extraordinary, particularly when it comes to the beautiful scenery. The framework provided by nature determines it all, particularly on the golf courses. This is a cruise you will never forget.

    Sat 17.02.2024 Mount Maunganui (Tauranga), New Zealand – Mt Maunganui Golf Club – Additional course 1
    An exceptional course layout awaits you here with 18 holes arranged very close together. This demands forward-looking course management from players. Those who can focus on and consistently reproduce straight shots will be able to use the relatively spacious fairways to take home a good score. All the while, the course reveals view after spellbinding view of the Pacific Ocean. – Perhaps this is the added value of this round of golf.

    Tue 20.02.2024 Wellington, New Zealand – Royal Wellington Golf Club
    Situated in the uplands of the “Windy City”, this city course was opened in 1895 and was most recently redesigned as a parkland course in 2013. Its location means that the 18-hole golf adventure is also often affected by the wind. The extremely wide, often rather strongly modulated fairways won’t necessarily work in your favour. The round is traditionally opened by a starter who keeps an eye on the players’ footwear. Only white golf socks and shoes with soft spikes are permitted. However, white knee socks are preferred for guests.

    Wed 21.02.2024 Lyttelton (Christchurch), New Zealand – Clearwater Golf Club – Additional course 2
    This course is not one for golfers with an aversion to water, as eleven of the 18 holes have serious water hazards at their sides. However, players who can focus on the essentials will quickly find their way to the extremely fast plateau greens. The tee boxes on this course stand out with their raised positions, providing a clear view of play from the start.

    Thu 22.02.2024 Port Chalmers, New Zealand – The Otago Golf Club
    This striking parkland course features some very narrow fairways and demands a serious drive right from the tee boxes. The 14th hole will prove particularly memorable, as the fairway with its 45-degree dog-leg requires a drive of at least 220 m (241 yd) to achieve the ideal line. This is essential to obtain the best score for your handicap on the 404 m (442 yd) length. – A piece of hard work for golfers, but one that never loses sight of the fun.

    Tue 27.02.2024 Hobart/Tasmania, Australia – Royal Hobart Golf Club
    The history of this course stretches back to 1916. It has had to move several times since then and did not reach its current location at Seven Mile Beach until 1956. The Royal Hobart title was conferred on the club in 1925. More recently, the 18 holes were brought up to date in 1997. But before you make it to the large, fast greens, there are a formidable 80 strategically placed bunkers waiting on the broad fairways. All in all, a perfect fusion of bushland with a steady stream of views of the Indian Ocean.

    Sat 02.03.2024 Adelaide, Australia – Royal Adelaide Golf Club
    Fit for a king – Royal Adelaide is located right in the midst of the city. English-style pot bunkers as tall as a person provide surprises along the way to the end goal via the broad fairways. These sand obstacles provide rather staunch protection to the greens. It is worth using the warm-up time before your round to get to grips with this special kind of bunker.

    Tue 05.03.2024 Melbourne, Australia – Woodlands Golf Club
    The former pasture land south of the City of Melbourne was chosen as early as 1912 and transformed into a golf course. Today, the parkland course presents itself with 18 wide fairways and partly stately lengths, which all end on rather manageable greens. The predominantly straight fairways allow an approach to the final target from almost any position. These circumstances should suit every handicap!


    • 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.
    Christian Hofer

    On this Golf trip on board: Christian Hofer

    PGA golf pro

    Christian Hofer, born in 1969, switched from field hockey to golf at a young age. After completing his training as a PGA golf instructor in 1995, he obtained the PGA’s highest grade (G1) and the DGV’s level-A trainer licence. Christian Hofer has been working successfully as a Head Professional at the Golf Club Mülheim an der Ruhr since 2002. He is always very popular amongst the Golf & Cruise guests of the EUROPA and EUROPA 2 thanks to his golfing expertise and friendly personality.

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