Press Release of 03/15/2017

MS EUROPA 2: Training at sea with three-time Olympic ski champion Maria Höfl-Riesch

  • Maria Höfl-Riesch will be on board six cruises during the 2017/18 season with her comprehensive BE.YOU. training programme
  • BE.YOU. introductory courses will also be available on all cruises on the EUROPA 2

Guests on selected EUROPA 2 2017/18 itineraries cruising around the globe can keep fit and train alongside sporting icon Maria Höfl-Riesch. Whether against the idyllic backdrop of the Seychelles, in the middle of the Atlantic, or with Asia’s metropolises in view, guests will experience first-hand the fitness concept BE.YOU. developed exclusively for the luxury ship by the three-time Olympic ski champion. 

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BE.YOU. The holistic fitness regime for passengers who love sport is based on individual requirements and focuses on the basic elements of health-oriented training, combined with healthy nutrition. The fitness concept starts with an analysis of physical performance and is individually adapted to the results. This allows every guest on the EUROPA 2 to take on the physical challenge at a level suited to them. The objective is to improve endurance and fitness and, by extension, overall well-being. Maria Höfl-Riesch, who developed the programme on the basis of her own experiences, will come on board for selected cruises to provide group training sessions with her trainers. Guests can train with the Olympian on six cruises in 2017/18 – for example, on a cruise straight through Asia from Bali to Bangkok, or on the Atlantic crossing from Lisbon to New York. On all other cruises guests can also experience the BE.YOU. programme through introductory courses.

Maria Höfl-Riesch will be on board in person for the following 2017 and 2018 cruises:

From Colombo to Mauritius, from 16.04.2017 to 01.05.2017 (15 days), from € 7,790 per person (£ 5,690, $ 9,350), cruise only. More information on this cruise is available at

From Lisbon to Bilbao, from 19.07.2017 to 01.08.2017 (13 days). This cruise is already fully booked. More information on this cruise is available at

From Lisbon to New York, from 15.10.2017 to 28.10.2017 (13 days), from € 4,836 per person (£ 3,534, $ 5,805), cruise only. More information on this cruise is available at

From Benoa (Bali) to Laem Chabang (Bangkok), from 12.03.2018 to 27.03.2018 (15 days), from € 7,401 per person (£ 5,406, $ 8,883), cruise only. More information on this cruise is available at

* According to the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2017

Hamburg, March 2017

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