When the Europa 2 sets sail to the South Sea islands in November and December this year, Olympic champion Maria Höfl-Riesch will be onboard to train one-to-one with guests, according to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. She has developed the BE.YOU. fitness concept exclusively for the cruise line. Top chef Michael Hoffmann is also onboard this South Sea adventure.
 
The Europa 2 begins its journey through the Panama Canal, which is approximately 80 km (49 mi.) long, before turning towards French Polynesia.

The holistic BE.YOU. fitness concept starts with an analysis of personal physical performance and is adapted individually to the results.

The South Sea winter 2016 cruise is one of the chosen routes when Höfl-Riesch will guide training sessions personally.
 
Alongside sporting challenges with the famous trainer, the cruise guests will be treated to culinary delights. Chef Hoffmann will also be joining guests o board.

Best known as the former CEO and proprietor of the restaurant Margaux in Berlin (2003 – 2014), Hoffmann uses his vegetarian cuisine to set new standards in terms of the sustainability and ethics of cooking. On the route from Colon to Tahiti, Hoffmann will host a culinary school to offer guests an exclusive insight into his concepts, whilst presenting them with the opportunity to prepare dishes with him. Michael Hoffmann is already familiar with the EUROPA 2 – together with his team of chefs, he developed a vegetarian menu for the luxury ship.