Press Release of 02/04/2016

Premiere on the EUROPA 2: Guests Set The Course on Surprise Cruise

  • Surprise Cruise in May 2016
  • Guests on the EUROPA 2 Can Choose from 201 Destinations in the Mediterranean
  • "Artistika" Circus Arts Festival

Premiering on board the EUROPA 2 in May 2016: Guests will take the helm and set the course of the cruise by voting democratically. The only fixed ports on the itinerary are the ports of departure and arrival. In addition to the surprise cruise, the first international circus arts festival will also take place onboard this sailing.

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Christian van Zwamen, captain of the EUROPA 2, will present the adventurous guests with a list of potential routes and ports, and point out which locations will be the sunniest over the next few days. A lecturer will also be on hand to describe the highlights of the potential destinations. The guests will then vote to determine their route across Greece and Turkey. There are 20 destinations in the eastern Mediterranean to choose from, including Limenas, Kavala, Samos and Mykonos.

Talented performers in the “Artistika” circus arts festival will deliver thrills of a different kind, when the event takes place at sea for the very first time. Six stars from the circus will defy gravity, and displaying their unique talents in the on-board theatre on Deck 4. The star-studded panel of judges consisting of Nina Burri (contortionist), Fafa (clown), Oropax (chaotic theatre duo) and Peter Shub (clown and director) will join the audience in choosing the best acrobat at two competition evenings.

EUROPA 2 surprise cruise, May 14 – May 24, 2016, from Istanbul/Turkey to Piraeus (Athens), from 4.790 Euro (3,600 GBP, 5,750 USD) per person, cruise only, (bookable at this reduced rate ‘summer specials’ until February 29, 2016.)

More information online at:

Hamburg, February 2016

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