MS EUROPA 2: fashion2sea 2019 with Designer Duo ODEEH

  Hamburg, May 23, 2019 – As the EUROPA 2 cruises Europe’s west coast in August 2019, the ship’s pool deck will be transformed into a catwalk. Since 2008 designers Otto Drögsler and Jörg Ehrlich have been continuing the now rare studio tradition with their successful label ODEEH. Off the coast of Bordeaux, they will present guests with a capsule collection designed exclusively for this cruise along with highlights from their new collection in a fashion show …

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises launches its 2015-2016 Hanseatic International Expedition Cruises brochure

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has introduced to the international marketplace its 2015-2016 HANSEATIC Expedition Cruises brochure, offering eleven, adventurous and enriching itineraries operated in English and German on board the world’s only 5-star* expedition ship. From 2015/16 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will offer international expedition cruises on board the HANSEATIC only. The sister expedition ship BREMEN, 4-stars plus*, will be marketed in the German-speaking markets only (charter on request). In 2015-2016 the HANSEATIC, will be travelling on routes to Antarctica, Chile, …

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Golf cruises with the EUROPA 2: Improve technique on board and play on the most beautiful courses in the world

Going on a cruise, improving your golf technique and playing on the most beautiful courses in Europe: guests can do all this on the golf cruises with the EUROPA 2 in 2014. Two PGA professionals will accompany the golf cruises and support the guests on board with training on the simulator, as well as with shore excursions to the most beautiful courses on the cruise route. Golfing for Kids & Teens is now available on the EUROPA …

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New expedition routes for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises-first non-Russian ship to travel the northeast passage through the Russian Arctic

On board Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ expedition ships – the HANSEATIC and the BREMEN – guests will become true pioneers and explore exciting destinations in the polar regions as well as exotic waters. The design of each ship – with a low draught of just 4.8 meters (15.75 feet), maximum lengths of 122.8 meters/402.88 feet (HANSEATIC) and 111.5 meters/365.81 feet (BREMEN) and the highest ice class for passenger ships – allows them to travel to destinations previously inaccessible to …

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“EUROPA’s Best” Celebrates its 10th Anniversary: Festival of food and drink with 10 Star-Crowned Chefs

This year the popular, annual gourmet festival “EUROPA’s Best” celebrates a truly special anniversary. For ten years now, numerous Michelin-starred chefs and other high flyers in the world of fine dining, including winegrowers, chocolatiers, patissiers and fromagers, have gathered together once a year on board the EUROPA to transform the Lido Deck into a gourmet mile. To mark this 10th anniversary in 2014, appropriately EUROPA’s chef de cuisine, Thorsten Gillert, is to welcome on board 10 star-crowned …

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises donates 450,000 EUR to charity in 2013

Supported by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises since 2012, the non-profit German foundation “Stiftunglife” raised 1.2 million EUR in 2013, of that amount 450,000 EUR came from Hapag-Loyd Cruises. More than 110,000 EUR was granted to emergency aid in the Philippines. The remaining goes to supporting “Swimming Doctors,” the “Antarctic Heritage Trust” and other non-profit projects. “I am absolutely delighted by the tremendous support received from our guests and employees,” said Karl J. Pojer, Chief Executive of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The traditional …

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Europa 2 visits New York

My friend Kay Showker recently visited Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ ultra-luxury ship Europa 2. Kay is a  New York- based author of The Smart Traveler and author of 15 travel guides. Here is her report. “We are proud of our extravagant space,” noted Karl Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises who was in New York last week with the Europa 2 on her first visit to New York. At an 85.0 space-to-passenger ratio — the highest of any cruise ship …

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Hapag-Lloyd- EUROPA 2 Culinary School

Hapag-Lloyd’s EUROPA 2 (a 5-star+ cruise ship) offers, as one of it’s many on board amenities, workshops with the Miele Culinary School.  Classes are designed to complement destinations; that is, guests can learn about the cuisine they will be experiencing in a very hands on way as they prepare and present them.  Lessons focus on special delicacies, like sushi, truffles or foie gras, with special pizza baking sessions on family cruises. On special “Connoisseurs of Cuisine” cruises, …

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EUROPA 2, the changeling: still high luxury, but with a difference

Story and Photos by Lillian Africano Special to AllThingsCruise Almost everything I had loved on Hapag-Lloyd’s EUROPA, I found on its sister, Europa 2. And some of the things I didn’t love, have gone away on this sleek and very modern new ship. Yes, the luxury is there, the elements that earned EUROPA the highest possible marks in Douglas Ward’s Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships, often referred to as “the cruise industry bible.” What …

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Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa 2 is a game-changer

For many years, the Europa — operated by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises — has been ranked as the best cruise ship in the world by Douglas Ward, who edits the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships and is considered perhaps the foremost cruise ship authority in the world today. There has been lots of anticipation for its sister ship, the Europa 2, which was just christened in Hamburg, Germany. Here is a first look… By Kevin Griffin The …

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