In a move that is unprecedented in the luxury segment of its fleet, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is launching a second ship carrying the same name. Alongside the existing Europa, the Europa 2 will be positioned as a lifestyle-oriented and informal alternative on a 5-star level. Modern entertainment will replace the type of entertainment traditionally associated with cruises. The contemporary, luxurious design and the informal atmosphere with international flair will convey a feeling of relaxed elegance.

The Europa 2 with her eleven decks and 258 suites will accommodate a maximum of 516 passengers and offers the largest amount of space per passenger on a cruise ship. The ship offers exclusively veranda suites with a minimum size of 28 square metres. Spa, penthouse and family suites complement the accommodation range. Seven restaurants, including Sushi Bar, two lounges and four bars offer culinary diversity and a multi-facetted entertainment programme. A large wellness and spa zone as well as a variety of sport- and health-oriented facilities do justice to the current trend towards active holidays and wellbeing.

With seven-day combinable cruises to the Mediterranean in the summer months and to distant destinations in winter, the Europa 2 will particularly fulfil the requirements of guests who are still working and families who are looking for a casual holiday in an elegant ambience at sea. Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, the Europa 2 will also be in a position to offer landings in small harbours and little bays off the customary routes.
Ship Spec Sheet

ship: Europa 2
start of construction: September 2011
ship yard: STX / St. Nazaire - France
commissioning: Spring 2013
charter contract: 12 years
segment: luxury
passenger-Space Ratio: 74,8
length: 225,25 m
width: 26,70 m
draught: 6,30 m
max. speed: 21,3
staterooms: 258 (dimension: min. 28 m²)
decks: 11
max. passenger capacity: 516
restaurants: 7 (incl. Sushi Bar)
bars, lounges: 4 Bars, 2 Lounges
crew: ca. 360
onboard language: German
onboard currency: Euro
itineraries: Summer months: 7-day itineraries in the Mediterranean, that can be combined
Winter months: World cruise destinations

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