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MS EUROPA 2 - from Colon to Los Angeles

The treasures of bygone cultures

MS EUROPA 2 - from Colon to Los Angeles
Cruise EUX2601
08.01.2026 - 25.01.2026 (17 days)
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    Cruise
    EUX2601
    Cruise dates
    08.01.2026 - 25.01.2026

    Join the EUROPA 2 as it heads for the diverse west coast of Central America and the USA. The passage through the Panama Canal and the breathtaking nature in the land of the Maya are just some of the many highlights.


    Golf
    International cruise
    Extend your cruise ashore

    e.g. cruise in a Veranda Suite from

    $ 11,979 per person

    cruise incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from $ 13,596

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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 EUX2600 or with the subsequent cruise EUX2602 and save € 2,000 per person (applies to PLATINUM fare).

    The highlights of this cruise

    Rock Formations at Cabo San Lucas

    The EUROPA 2 awaits you in Colon for a multifaceted cruise that begins with the idyllic passage through the Panama Canal and takes you along the west coast of Central America and the USA: From Puntarenas, discover the hinterland and the small villages of Costa Rica on a historic railway* or the rainforest with rich biodiversity on a canopy adventure*. The Nicaraguan city of San Juan del Sur is a good starting point for an excursion to the imposing Masaya Volcano* and the pretty colonial city of Granada*, before the harbour of Puerto Quetzal becomes the gateway for a visit to colonial Antigua* with its baroque architecture. A flight to Tikal National Park* with its pyramids, temples and palaces hidden in the rainforest provides insights into what was once the largest Mayan ceremonial centre. Acapulco, Mexico’s most popular seaside resort, will introduce you to the famous cliff divers at the La Perla club*, who jump from the 35 m (115 ft) cliff into a bay just 5 m (16 ft) wide. Via the harbour town of Zihuatanejo with its colourful fishing village and beautiful beaches, you will reach Puerto Vallarta later on in your cruise. From here, gain insights into authentic Mexico on an excursion* to San Sebastian del Oeste; alternatively, the local skippers will take you on an RIB boat trip* into the world of humpback whales. Fine sand and deep­blue sea: in Cabo San Lucas, find out what many celebrities love so much about this coastal town and take a boat trip* to the El Arco rock arch – or immerse yourself in the charm of the artists’ town of Todos Santos*. Finally, explore the second largest city in California, San Diego, before you reach the destination of your cruise, Los Angeles.

    * 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.

    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
    EUX2601
    Cruise dates
    08.01.2026 - 25.01.2026

    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
    Thursday, 08.01.2026

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Panama City
    Transfer to Colon to the embarkation point

    Thursday, 08.01.2026

    Colon/Panama
    Overnight stay on board

    Friday, 09.01.2026

    Colon, departure 6.00 hrs
    Daytime passage through the Panama Canal/Panama

    The Panama Canal stands as one of the most impressive technological wonders of the modern world. This artificial waterway is a vital maritime passage that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, bypassing the need to navigate the dangerous and time-consuming waters around Cape Horn at the southern tip of South America. Stretching approximately 82 kilometers through the Isthmus of Panama, the canal serves as a crucial shortcut that has not only revolutionized shipping routes but also significantly influenced international trade. Sophisticated lock systems are at the heart of the Panama Canal, lifting and lowering ships to different levels of the waterway. This allows vessels of all sizes and classes to overcome the 26-meter height difference between the oceans. Through this innovation, the canal has significantly reduced navigation time and fuel consumption, leading to lower transportation costs and a more efficient international supply chain. A unique feature of the Panama Canal is its so-called mules - special towing locomotives that should not be confused with conventional trains. These powerful machines are specially designed to maneuver the massive ships precisely through the locks. Anchored on steel rails with impressive pulling power, these locomotives work in sync to keep the ship centered in the lock chamber, preventing collisions and damage.

    Saturday, 10.01.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 11.01.2026

    Puntarenas/Costa Rica , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Monday, 12.01.2026

    San Juan del Sur/Nicaragua , 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

    San Juan del Sur is a picturesque coastal town in Nicaragua, known for its stunning horseshoe-shaped bay and expansive sandy beach. Surrounded by lush hills and a vibrant culture, this oasis is a hotspot for surfers and sunbathers from around the world. The town entices with a relaxed atmosphere, colourful buildings, and a remarkable selection of restaurants and bars. Try fresh seafood and experience the warm hospitality of the locals.

    Tuesday, 13.01.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 14.01.2026

    Puerto Quetzal/Guatemala, 7.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Thursday, 15.01.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 16.01.2026

    Acapulco/Mexico, 12.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Saturday, 17.01.2026

    Zihuatanejo/Mexico , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Sunday, 18.01.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 19.01.2026

    Puerto Vallarta/Mexico , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 20.01.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 21.01.2026

    Cabo San Lucas/Baja California/Mexico , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Thursday, 22.01.2026 to
    Friday, 23.01.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 24.01.2026

    San Diego*/California/USA , 6.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Sunday, 25.01.2026

    Los Angeles/California/USA, arrival 7.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 25.01.2026

    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

    Monday, 26.01.2026

    Arrival in Germany

    * The ship’s berth will not be assigned until a later date. 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:

    Private pre- and post-cruise programmes

    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.

    YOUR PRIVATE POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME – LOS ANGELES

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    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.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: THE HIGHLIGHTS OF PANAMA CITY AND SURROUNDINGS

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    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: BEAUTIFUL PANAMA

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    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: LOS ANGELES

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    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: LAS VEGAS AND LOS ANGELES

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    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 www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Our travel concierge will be at your service before the cruise and when on board, of course.

    YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – LOS ANGELES

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    Cruise
    EUX2601
    Cruise dates
    08.01.2026 - 25.01.2026

    MS EUROPA 2 - FREEDOM THAT TAKES YOU PLACES

    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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    Suites

    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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    Restaurants

    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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    Bars

    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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    Relaxation

    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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    Entertainment

    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
    EUX2601
    Cruise dates
    08.01.2026 - 25.01.2026

    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
    € 2,890 per person

    This route offers Central American golfing experiences at their very best – consisting of a mixture of jungle and championship courses, with all their special features. A golfer cannot fail to notice this, as each golf course visited offers unique factors that contribute to the game. So if you want to experience something very special in the golfing segment, you should definitely not miss this cruise.

    Sun, 11.01.2026, Puntarenas, Costa Rica – La Iguana Golf Club
    This course combines golf and jungle adventure. A total of 18 well-designed albeit sometimes quite narrow fairways run through the primeval forest-like area. The local wildlife here likes to jump, fly and/or sing on and above the golfing action. This repeatedly creates unusual distraction factors, both acoustically and visually. It is a special challenge, for example, when a yellow-billed toucan on the tree at the edge of the fairway sceptically observes the goings-on that take place on the playing field. This could make it a little more difficult to be concentrated on the ball. A course that is not only technically demanding, but where you should be prepared for a lot of distractions.

    Mon, 19.01.2026, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Vista Vallarta Golf Club
    This championship course designed by Jack Nicklaus is located on a high plateau above Puerto Vallarta. The location of the fairways in the highlands is not necessarily an advantage, as there are always strong distraction factors due to the views down to the city, the marina and Banderas Bay. The eastern side (inland) of the course is bordered by hills and palm forests. The actual golf courses, typical of the architect Nicklaus, consist of wide fairways with bunkers and fairly large greens. – Somehow it is fitting that fellow golf pro Phil Mickelson, of all people, holds the course record on this par 72 course with 62 strokes.

    Wed, 21.01.2026, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Cabo San Lucas Country Club
    At the very southern tip of Baja California, these 18 holes run through an original desert terrain. This is still visible today, as it almost always accompanies the entire golf holes of the championship course to the right and left. This results in straight fairways with a very well-kept Bermuda grass carpet, which end on manageably large, fairly slow greens. But there is not enough sand in the game with the bordering sandy areas; over 80 bunkers have been created on the fairways at the relevant landing positions. This means that hole 16 of the course, with its par 5 and 558 m (610 yd) in length, hardly gets any more attention, even though it is the longest golf course in Mexico.

    Sat, 24.01.2026, San Diego, USA – Maderas Golf Club
    The Parkland Course is located in the middle of the Pine Hills above San Diego, and the very hilly terrain forms the basis for the 18 varied holes. Accordingly, a certain degree of variability is required from the players. With its wide fairways and rather small greens, slopes cannot be avoided on this course. – Appropriate course management can be an advantage here.

     

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Please note: 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 or 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 index of 36 or better to play on courses all over the world.
    • Additional courses can only be booked in conjunction with the basic package.
    • Reservation of e-carts cannot always be guaranteed due to local availability and/or the 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 package: twelve people.
    • Minimum number of participants for additional courses: ten people.
    • 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.
    Ralf Pütter

    On this Golf trip on board: Ralf Pütter

    PGA-Golfprofessional

    The PGA professional has been running his own golf school in Bochum, Germany, since 2004. He completed the training to become an A-rated trainer of the DGV (German golf association) in 2005, then also added the title of PGA Health Professional and in 2017 became one of the first to gain the academic degree of Master of Science Research and Instruction in Golf from the German Sport University Cologne. He combines his expertise with a calm and balanced approach to training and the game – and has been ensuring success with Golf & Cruise ashore and at sea for several years.


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    EUX2601
    Cruise dates
    08.01.2026 - 25.01.2026
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