Great cruise adventure for little conquerors

Thanks to our comprehensive range of offers for families, on the EUROPA, you can experience the best time of the year together with your children or grandchildren – and still have time to yourself for relaxing. If there are more than four children aged 4 years and older on board, our experienced childcare specialists will ensure there is plenty of entertainment tailored to suit the various age groups.

The Teens’ and Kids’ Clubs are the headquarters for our junior passengers. Two spacious rooms, each furnished with facilities for big and small respectively. This is where plans are forged for the forthcoming days for young explorers of all age groups – from a visit to the captain to a themed party in the kids’ disco.

After all the excitement, even the youngest will be longing for some relaxation. In the OCEAN SPA, there is a selection of special children’s and teens’ SPA packages* to choose from. Our free baby welcome package allows young parents to place their order prior to departure so that most of the baby equipment is waiting in the suite upon arrival – a great way to save space in your luggage.

It is always great to see how easily children make friends on board and how quickly they feel at home.
– Gesine Sohr, Nanny

On family cruises with the EUROPA, children have their very own on-shore programme. Experienced supervisors ensure that special kids’ and teens’ excursions provide an exciting way to explore new places for all junior cruise passengers aged 4 and up. Naturally, we also offer family-friendly excursions* tailored to let you and your children explore unique locations together.

Back on board, the children and their supervisors complete their eventful day by eating together in the Lido Café. Meanwhile, parents can enjoy countless precious moments in one of the four restaurants on board. If required, a babysitter* can look after little ones afterwards.

To allow you to sleep in peace, we also offer a lie-in service on days at sea: our nannies will pick up youngsters at 8.00 hrs and take them for their breakfast. And on days with shore excursions, adjusted supervision times allow you to take part in excursions* without your children.

  • Large creativity corner for modelling and painting
  • Cuddle and play corner
  • Children’s library with lots of popular books published by Oetinger and great board games
  • Kids’ cinema on deck and in the auditorium
  • Sofa to chill out with friends
  • Wii and PlayStation
  • Table football
  • Books and DVDs to borrow

Cap’n Knopf

There is one regular guest we welcome on all family cruises: thanks to an exclusive partnership, Cap’n Knopf, the friendly Steiff bear, sets sail together with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Dressed in a neat, trim uniform, the bear is a much-loved mascot for little seafarers and their companion during many adventures between the machine room and the bridge.