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MS EUROPA - from Auckland to Melbourne

Natural spectacles in the land of the Maori

MS EUROPA - from Auckland to Melbourne
Cruise EUR1903
11.02.2019 - 28.02.2019 (17 days)
from € 8.990 from CHF 10‘788 from $ 10.340 from £ 7.650
from € 8.990 from CHF 10‘788 from $ 10.340 from £ 7.650

Natural spectacles in the land of the Maori

from Auckland to Melbourne

from 8,990 €

Cruise EUR1903

11.02.2019 - 28.02.2019

17 days (17 days cruise only)

    Experience New Zealand’s natural spectacles from within arm’s reach and discover the highlights of the North Island and South Island. The Australian island of Tasmania is in a world of its own and promises unforgettable memories with its unique flora and fauna.

    Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.

    Price specials - Extended fun

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUR1902 and save € 1,500 per person or with the subsequent cruise EUR1904 and save € 2,500 per person (applies to categories 1 – 11).

    The highlights of this cruise

    Begin your cruise in one of the best cities in which to live in the world: welcome to Auckland and to an exciting time in New Zealand. The geothermal region Rotorua* near TAURANGA promises to be a spectacular start to your cruise, and the colourful spectacle of bubbling mud pools and sputtering geysers will take your breath away. The smell of sulphur will be in the air on the following day as well as the EUROPA cruises off WHITE ISLAND. New Zealand’s only active volcano gives an impressive demonstration of how new land is created. The charming capital, WELLINGTON, is nestled between green hills. A ride in a nostalgic cable car which has connected the bustling Lambton Quay with the botanic gardens in Kelburn is a wonderful experience and you can enjoy breathtaking views of the bay.

    The edge of South Island welcomes you with golden beaches, turquoise bays, primeval forests and the history of the Maori. The edge of South Island welcomes you with golden beaches, turquoise bays, primeval forests and the history of the Maori. Kaiteriteri is your gateway to the wonders of ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK and beautiful natural scenes – be it listening to the birds singing on a relaxed stroll* or enjoying the panoramic views on a kayak trip*. New Zealand is also famous for its sprawling fjord landscapes. The route to PICTON will lead the EUROPA through deep-blue waterways in which countless lush, green islands gleam in the sun. The legendary reputation of the Marlborough Sounds* precedes them. Captain Cook himself dropped anchor in the sheltered bays and marvelled at the green island scenery. LYTTELTON will provide you with more insights inland. The TranzAlpine Express* will be waiting at the station in Christchurch to take you up into the Southern Alps on a spectacular journey to Arthur’s Pass. Setting out from TIMARU, ascend even higher into the glacial landscape surrounding Mount Cook. The fascinating panorama of shimmering turquoise water and snow-covered slopes is particularly impressive on a boat ride* across one of the mountain lakes. For New Zealand’s final highlight, the EUROPA will spend one whole day cruising through the calm waterways of the Dusky and Breaksea sounds, finally leaving the coastlines of the green islands behind.

    The small island of Tasmania lies off the coast of Australia, unaffected by the hectic pace of the world. Most of the habitat of Tasmanian devils and wombats is a nature reserve. In HOBART, you will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to look down on the primeval forests, moors and rugged mountain ranges from a propeller plane* and marvel at the wilderness in all of its beauty. Reflect on your diverse experiences during a relaxed day at sea before you arrive in MELBOURNE, where you will round off your cruise with numerous cultural sights. Spend hours experiencing different aspects of the city before heading home after one final overnight stay on board.

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.

    Your ship - MS EUROPA

    Your most beautiful yacht in the world

    Travelling to the world's most beautiful destinations on board the EUROPA will be an experience in itself: whether you're shaking the captain's hand or going to a dazzling gala evening, enjoy the traditional luxury of a classic cruise in the company of a small group of no more than 400 guests. You can look forward to the highest service and gastronomy standards, which have already been awarded the rating of 5-stars-plus for the eighteenth time in a row by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018. You can always rely on our German-speaking crew who, with their discreet attentiveness and eye for detail, will be happy to fulfil your individual wishes.

    Come on board the EUROPA, home of the extraordinary. Dive into a world of moving experiences and exclusive moments. See where state-of-the-art comfort and luxurious cruise traditions meet.

    More about MS EUROPA

    Your suites on MS EUROPA

    • 27 m² (290 ft²) Suite with a panorama window
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Visually divided living and sleeping area
    • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar
    Veranda Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Visually divided living and sleeping area
    • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar
    • Some suites can be booked with connecting doors
    Veranda Suite, barrier-free
    • Barrier-free suite with veranda
    • German-speaking 24-hour service
    • Living area and sleeping area with height-adjustable bed
    • Bathroom with walk-in, barrier-free shower and height-adjustable vanity
    • Wardrobe with sliding doors
    • Free minibar
    Spa Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) SPA Suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Includes SPA pamper package
    • Bathroom with natural light, ocean view
    • Hydrotherapy shower and whirlpool bath
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar (incl. a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Penthouse Deluxe Suite
    • 45 m² (484 ft²) Penthouse Deluxe Suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour butler service
    • Private atmosphere on Deck 10
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Bathroom with underfloor heating, two washbasins, shower and whirlpool bath
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar (incl. a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Penthouse Grand Suite
    • 85 m2 (915 sq ft) Penthouse Grand Suite with a spacious, partly covered veranda featuring a Dedon sofa island
    • Separate living and sleeping area
    • Inviting dining area with a dining table for up to six people
    • Bathroom with heated floor, two washbasins, a floor-level shower, a whirlpool bath and a private sauna; separate guest toilet
    • Spacious walk-in wardrobe
    • 24-hour butler service
    • Free mini bar (incl.  a selection of high-quality spirits)

    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
    Saturday, 09.02.2019

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Dubai

    Sunday, 10.02.2019

    Connecting flight to Auckland

    Monday, 11.02.2019

    Transfer to embarkation Point

    Monday, 11.02.2019

    Auckland/New Zealand, departure 21.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 12.02.2019

    Mount Maunganui (Tauranga)/New Zealand , arrival 8.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 13.02.2019

    Mount Maunganui (Tauranga)/New Zealand, departure 8.00 hrs
    Cruise around White Island

    Thursday, 14.02.2019

    Napier/New Zealand , 7.00 – 17.30 hrs

    Friday, 15.02.2019

    Wellington/New Zealand , 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Saturday, 16.02.2019

    Kaiteriteri/New Zealand , 7.00 – 9.00 hrs
    Nelson/New Zealand, 11.30 – 19.00 hrs

    Sunday, 17.02.2019

    Picton/New Zealand, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Monday, 18.02.2019

    Lyttelton(Christchurch)/New Zealand , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 19.02.2019

    Timaru/New Zealand, 7.30 – 19.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 20.02.2019

    Port Chalmers/New Zealand , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Thursday, 21.02.2019

    Stewart Island/New Zealand , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Friday, 22.02.2019

    Cruising in the Dusky and Breaksea sounds

    Saturday, 23.02.2019 to
    Sunday, 24.02.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 25.02.2019

    Hobart/Tasmania/Australia , 7.00 – 0.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 26.02.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 27.02.2019

    Melbourne/Australia , arrival 10.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Thursday, 28.02.2019


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    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 28.02.2019

    Transfer to a first-class hotel, day room
    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany in the evening

    Friday, 01.03.2019

    Arrival in Germany

    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.

    Following programmes we offer in German:

    Guided Pre and Post-Programs

    Our proven pre and post programs cover a wide range of excursions and experiences and are accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. For all travelers who like to share experiences in a group of like-minded people.


    Your individual Travel arrangements

    Our travel concierge will be pleased to tailor exclusive travel arrangements to your wishes. From trendy design hotels to luxury beach resorts to insider tips for the most exciting metropolises - exclusive recommendations can be found here and at Your travel concierge is available to you before traveling and on board.


    MS EUROPA - Your Most Beautiful Yacht In The World

    The EUROPA

    Welcome to a ship that sets the global benchmarks for luxury cruises. It may be smaller than other cruise ships, but the EUROPA is miles ahead of the crowd. Enjoy the unrivalled freedom for personal relaxation on a cruise with no more than 400 guests – with plenty of scope for fresh ideas, indulgence and inspiring perspectives. Look forward to the legendary familiarity of a German-speaking crew who, with a crew-to-guest ratio of almost one to one, will attend to your individual wishes. Perfect hospitality, down to the very last detail. You can be sure of an exceptional cruise on board the EUROPA as you travel to the world’s most beautiful destinations and perhaps even discover something about yourself.

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    A home away from home: Every suite is inviting – just like an elegant home, but at sea. Each is equipped with all the facilities you would expect, and designed so that you have plenty of space to yourself. What’s more, the view changes every day.

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    Culinary perfection: Our chefs serve up masterful creations in four restaurants, from classic dishes to uncharted culinary waters. On selected cruises, they will even accept a little assistance - but only from the best in the field, of course. The stars of the culinary world, recipients of Michelin stars or Gault et Millau chef hats, dazzle with distinctive creations and deliver taste sensations that you will rave about for a long time afterwards.

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    To see out the day in style: Five bars promise hours of pleasant relaxation and are the perfect location to see out any day in wonderful style. They are also popular locations for a few of the events that we organise for you on every cruise.

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    SPA & Fitness

    Every cruise on the EUROPA is a journey inside yourself. With our holistic wellness and health concept, you can reconnect with yourself and take time for mindfulness, self-realisation and your health. Innovative exercise programmes and holistic well-being concepts will bring your body and soul together in harmony. You will be in the best possible hands here – for example, in the OCEAN SPA, which offers everything from classic massages to beauty treatments, in one of our fitness classes or with your personal trainer (fees apply).

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    Indulge your curiosity on board with numerous opportunities to experience and enjoy things old and new. Our wide-ranging services allow you to explore the extraordinary and return home feeling truly inspired. Become a true connoisseur through on-board discussions with notable experts and public figures – you might even discover a whole new side to yourself. Soak up knowledge and stories that cannot be found in any book and thrilling on-stage entertainment courtesy of renowned artists from the worlds of music, film and TV, culture and science in a programme unique to every cruise.

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    Experience the most beautiful golf courses with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

    On our exclusive Golf & Cruise voyages we have reserved the best greens for you in advance and put together attractive basic packages.

    Basic package: 6 courses
    € 2,450 per person

    Additional course 1:
    Fairview Country Club
    € 190 per person

    Additional course 2:
    Nelson Golf Club
    € 190 per person

    Golf cruise

    Founded in 1904, this club has moved three times within the local area. The existing 18 holes were redesigned in 1968 by the legendary architect Robert Trent Jones to fit the current terrain. Some of the beautifully tended fairways are lined with mature trees. The extremely wide, rather strongly modulated fairways do not always work in your favour. On the second nine fairways, long, accurate shots are required. All in all, a course that demands concentration and skill.

    This course requires a great deal of concentration from players. The 18th hole is situated high up on a plateau, right on the east coast of the North Island. The holes were designed to fit the local terrain. Each ball position gives rise to new, spectacular views, which can easily distract players from the task at hand. As well as a few extra balls, make sure you pack your camera!

    Situated in the uplands of the “Windy City”, this city course was opened in 1895 and redesigned in 2013. This 18-hole parkland golfing adventure is often exposed to the wind. The extremely wide, rather strongly modulated fairways do not always work in your favour. The round is traditionally opened by a starter who keeps an eye on the players’ feet. Only white golf socks and shoes with soft spikes are permitted. However, white knee socks are preferred.

    This classic links course, which challenges players with some remarkably long holes, is situated next to Tasman Bay between the city of Nelson and the local airport. Due to its exposed location right next to the sea, a third natural factor – the wind – often comes into play.

    This is a demanding parkland course. Eleven of the fairways are bordered by water. In addition, most of the fast plateau greens feature various bunkers. But players who manage to play with straight shots can expect a very enjoyable round of golf. The teeing grounds overlooking the fairways provide clear orientation, so players are aware of the course of play from the beginning.

    The historic Otago Golf Club, founded in 1871, has a picturesque 18-hole layout and is renowned as one of the top golf courses in the South Island. Its hilly terrain, quality fairways and greens will challenge all levels of golfer.

    The Royal Hobart Golf Club is not far from the capital. First laid out in 1916, this 18-hole course has undergone complete modernisation – most recently in 1997. Nowadays, wide fairways, large, fast greens and 80 strategically placed bunkers await players. This is the course where Jack Nicklaus won the Australian Open in 1971. Play takes place between bushland and the Indian Ocean. It is likely to appeal to ambitious golfers!

    Located in the renowned Melbourne Sandbelt. Highly regarded by golfing purists, the championship layout provides a true test of golf. Noted for its high level of course presentation and friendly club atmosphere, Woodlands provides a complete golfing experience.

    Price specials - Extended fun

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUR1902 and save € 1,500 per person or with the subsequent cruise EUR1904 and save € 2,500 per person (applies to categories 1 – 11).

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    Additional included services

    We offer these services as standard and they are included in the cruise price (cruise only).


    • Champagne and delicacies as a welcome gift
    • Mini bar (soft drinks and beer) and fresh fruit, refilled daily
    • 24-hour suite service; butler service in the Penthouse Suites
    • Flat-screen TV in your suite with entertainment and information system as well as your personal EUROPA e-mail account (only accessible via a mobile device), a selection of over 200 contemporary and classic films, various genres of music and audio dramas
    • Newspaper service: a condensed on-board edition of 'Die Welt' every morning
    • Exclusive service privileges in the SPA Suites and Penthouse Suites


    • Four restaurants at no extra cost: the Europa Restaurant serves dinner in one sitting and has a fixed seating plan, yet there are also two speciality restaurants and a buffet restaurant to choose from
    • Main meal times, snack times, late breakfast, speciality teas and coffees as well as cakes, midnight snacks and even dishes to meet individual dietary requirements

    Spa and fitness

    • 15 m (49 ft) long seawater pool, whirlpool, fitness area with ocean views and golf simulator
    • Wide range of fitness classes both indoors and outdoors
    • SPA area with steam bath, infrared chairs, relaxation room and Tea Lounge

    Culture and entertainment

    • Carefully selected guest artists and famous stars in an intimate, exclusive setting
    • Top classics, the finest dance music, musical melodies and all types of cabaret artists, readings and theatrical pieces
    • Active activities and series of presentations by well-known lecturers and experts
    • On-board chaplain
    • Well-stocked on-board library and selection of magazines

    Experiences ashore

    • Shuttle transfer to selected ports
    • Available to borrow: bicycles (subject to official approval at each destination), snorkelling equipment, warm parkas, umbrellas and parasols
    • Port information including maps and tips for going ashore
    • Zodiac rides to hidden beaches and bays (subject to routes and weather conditions)

    Not a care in the world

    • German ship and cruise management as well as a German-speaking service crew
    • Harbour and airport fees
    • Cancellation fee* insurance and bankruptcy insurance

    *20% excess

    Please note that our cruises are conducted in German.

    ¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a suite in category 1 to 6, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number at the time of embarkation on board (limited allotment).

    More travel information can be found in the General Information section.

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