In partnership with Weltkunst art and lifestyle magazine, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2 is offering a new art theme cruise this Sept. - featuring the art2sea theme. Onboard, guests can look forward to lectures and discussions with knowledgeable experts, while in port there will be guided visits to galleries, museums and exhibitions.

The cruise sails from Montreal to New York.

The Europa 2 itself has over 800 original works of art displayed onboard, some of which have been especially created for specific places on the ship.

On the art2sea cruise in September 2016, the subject will be given a whole new dimension. Renowned experts such as Dr Lisa Zeitz, editor-in-chief of Weltkunst magazine, Axel Rüger, director of the Van Gogh Museum, Thole Rotermund, art dealer and art historian, and Carola Persiehl, a gallery owner from Hamburg, will hold inspiring lectures and discussion. The highlights of the program include exclusive visits to exhibitions, galleries and museums on shore – for example, to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, which reopened at its new location in 2015. The artist Rupprecht Matthies will be accompanying the cruise, along with an on-board artist who will be drawing live portraits.
 
The cruise from Montreal to New York in 2016 is already fully-booked, however, having proved popular, there will also be an art2sea themed cruise operated in 2017 in collaboration with Weltkunst, said Hapag-Lloyd.
 
art2sea 2017: from Hamburg to Lisbon, 02.10.2017 – 15.10.2017 (13 days) via Greenwich / London, St. Peter Port / Guernsey, St. Malo, Bilbao, Vilagarcia and Leixoes to Lisbon, from $7,190 per person, cruise-only.