The German luxury travel brand Hapag-Lloyd Cruises announced that its 2 ships - ms Europa 2 and Hanseatic Inspiration, would restart operations with international customers from January 2022.
Europa 2 will commence the New Year in the Indian Ocean (Reunion Island, Mauritius, Seychelles) then heading to South Africa, Cape Verde, the Azores, the Canaries, Madeira.
For international passengers onboard Hanseatic Inspiration, the boat's 2022-2023 schedule includes North America's Great Lakes, South America (Panama Canal, Chilean Fjords/Patagonia), Antarctica, Cape Verde, the Canaries.
In line with COVID protocols, passenger numbers will be adjusted on both ships. All English-speaking vacationers will be welcomed depending on being given the continuous permission of both international and national port authorities.
Keeping the number of crew at the usual high level while reducing passenger numbers ensures the company's highest standards of service and enables more resources for hygiene measures. All passengers aged 18+ years at the start of the voyage, who have been fully COVID vaccinated, are eligible to sail; this also includes procedures for the crew.