Due to the global pandemic, the Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships guidebook has been on pause since 2019. Now, the renowned cruise ship and cruise experience guidebook returns under a new name. Insight Guides Cruising & Cruise Ships, released on October 1, 2023, marks the 39th edition of the independent cruise guidebook. This compilation is the result of meticulous evaluations of hundreds of ships and cruise lines worldwide and confirms Hapag-Lloyd Cruises as the world's premier ships.
In the category of small ships with 251 to 750 passengers, EUROPA 2 takes the top spot with the highest score of all reviews, earning the title of the ‘Top-Rated Cruise Ship in the World,’ with her sister ship MS EUROPA close behind. And the expedition ship the HANSEATIC spirit claimed the top spot among boutique ships with 50 to 250 guests, followed closely by the identical expedition newbuilds, the HANSEATIC inspiration and the HANSEATIC nature.
"The recognition of the daily efforts of the crews on board and on land, their dedication to exceptional quality and excellence brings me great joy and pride. At the same time, it serves as motivation for the future," says Julian Pfitzner, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
"It was my wife who pointed out that it is the first time in the history of my cruise guidebook, that any company has achieved the highest scores for all the ships in their fleet - and the only cruise line to achieve a five-star rating in the new guidebook! I extend my heartiest personal congratulations," says author of the Guide book Douglas Ward.
Reservations: International guests, as well as travel agencies, can call 877-445-7447 or 800-334-2724 to book a cruise or send an email to salesteam(at)hl-cruises.com or visit www.hl-cruises.com/contact-services for local agents.
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Hamburg, October 2023