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ms Europa 2

ms Europa 2 Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Europa 2

Year built2013  /  Age : 6
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
Building costUSD 360 million
OwnerHapag-Lloyd AG
OperatorHapag-Lloyd Cruises
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)225 m / 738 ft
Beam (width)26 m / 85 ft
Gross Tonnage42830 gt
Passengers-to-space ratio77
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2017
Christened byDana Schweiger

Current itinerary / position of ms Europa 2

ms Europa 2 current cruise is 13 days, one-way from Bilbao to Lisbon. The itinerary starts on 10 Oct, 2019 and ends on 23 Oct, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
10 Oct 19:00    Departing from Bilbao, Spain hotels
11 Oct 08:00 - 18:00    Gijon, Spain
12 Oct 08:00 - 18:00    La Coruna, Spain
13 Oct 12:00 - 19:00    Porto-Leixoes, Portugal
16 Oct 08:00 - 22:00    Praia da Vitoria, Terceira Island, Azores
17 Oct 08:00 - 18:00    Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
19 Oct 08:00 - 18:00    Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
21 Oct 09:00 - 20:00    Cadiz, Spain
23 Oct    Arriving in Lisbon, Portugal hotels

Review of ms Europa 2

MS Europa 2 cruise ship is a top luxury vessel that entered service for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises in May 2013. In the company's history, this was the 5th ship named "Europa".

History - construction and ownership

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises (Kreuzfahrten) is Hamburg-based cruise company, subsidiary of Hapag-Lloyd AG (shipowner) - currently ranked world's 5th largest container shipping line in terms of fleet capacity. Until 2017, HL Cruises was a fully-owned subsidiary of Europe's leading travel group TUI AG.

MS Europa 2 cruise ship (Hapag-Lloyd)

The 42,830-ton, 516-passenger cruise ship ms Europa 2 is sailing worldwide, specializing in family and golf-themed cruises. Her best luxurious features, from all-balconied staterooms to onboard cooking school make passengers come back for their next vacation - obviously enjoying very much the Hapag-Lloyd's new ship top luxury cruise prices. The ratio crew-to-guest ensures the needed relaxation and comfort, guaranteed with 370 crew members. MS Europa 2 is Hapag-Lloyd's first cruise ship with both German and English being official languages onboard. This fact gives cruising experience real international flavor.

MS Europa 2 cruise ship construction

On May 10, 2013, the vessel was christened during the 824th Hamburg Port Anniversary. Europa 2 sailed on her 14-night maiden voyage from Hamburg on May 11, 2013.

Cruise itinerary program

MS Europa 2 itinerary program is based on around the world cruise deals to popular destinations, such as Transatlantic crossings, Caribbean, Baltic Sea, Mediterranean (French Riviera and Italian ports), Asia, South Africa. The Europa 2 cruise ship offers all-inclusive deals and is often ranked as the most expensive passenger ship in the world.

The 2017-2018 season will see the ms Europa 2 call at 22 maiden ports and offer private land-based pre- and post-cruise programmes, as well as a new travel format IN2BALANCE, focusing on relaxation techniques of the Far East. For the first time, the 500-passenger Hapag-Lloyd Cruises luxury ship will call at Port Canaveral, Messina, Puerto Chacabuco and Stanley (Falkland Islands).

In 2017, 3-time German Olympic champion Maria Hofl-Riesch offered special fitness sessions as ship's director of sports and fitness program.


MS Europa 2 has a total of 251 cabins (all of which Suites, with their own veranda) in 12 grades. The suites range in size from veranda suites up to owner suites at 1065 ft2 plus 160 ft2 balconies. There are also seven family apartments, each consisting of two living areas of 215 ft2 plus two 75 ft2. balconies. Europa 2 suites feature flat-screen TVs, tablet PCs, portable telephones. Upon arrival, all guests enjoy a bottle of champagne in their suites and free mini bar with soft drinks and beer. Grand Suite and the above have mini bars that contain high-quality spirits. Their guests benefit from complimentary butler service.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

A large number of seats are provided in each Europa 2 restaurants, and there are no set seatings, so passengers can eat whenever and wherever they want to. Restaurant Weltmeere is the largest onboard dining venue, at the stern of the ship, serving highest level food. Other venues are Restaurant Elements serving Asian cuisines plus traditional Chinese dishes, Restaurant Tarragon with its French cuisine, and Restaurant Serenissima offering authentic Italian dishes. Yacht Club Restaurant surprises with a mix of dishes specially prepared for all guests by the chefs. Try alternatively Sushi Restaurant Sakura or reserve Speisezimmer for an additional charge to celebrate special occasions, or dine with family. No fixed dress code is required onboard Europa 2 ship. For the evenings, better consider smart casual style recommended. Summer suit or a jacket for gentlemen would be appropriate, ties are not compulsory.

  • Passengers onboard MS Europa 2 can enjoy a huge selection of quality spirits and wines: around 19,000 bottles of wine with around 450 cuvees (specific wine blends).
  • The cruise ship has the biggest gin collection at sea - 37 different gins. The bar menu has 50 different cocktails, including 10 non-alcoholic.
  • Champagne types are 24, with 12 different champagne wine brands.
  • The ship's sommelier (wine steward, knowledgeable professional) organizes evening wine tastings in the Grande Reserve. During these special events, he combines various wines. Depending on cruise itineraries, often are added regional and local wines to the menu list.
  • Wine tasting on MS Europa 2 costs EUR 80 per person.
  • During gin tastings onboard, passengers learn all about the drink – categories, origin, ingredients. Gin tastings usually offer a sampling of 5 or 6 different kinds of gin.
  • Cruise ticket prices are not inclusive of alcoholic drinks.
  • Beverages on Europa 2 are reasonably priced. Quality wines prices start from EUR 17 per bottle. The most expensive wine is Romanée-Saint-Vivant (Burgundy France, 2008) priced EUR 1030 per bottle. Cocktails (like Mojito or Long Island Iced Tea) cost EUR 5,30. Draft beer prices start from EUR 1,60.
  • Hapag-Lloyd's "onboard beverage credit" is the company's all-inclusive drink package (for both non-alcoholic and unlimited alcoholic drinks) priced at EUR 200 per person per cruise.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The 115-meter swimming pool is situated in an area with comfortable sun-loungers, enough in number for all passengers. The retractable roof covers the entire pool area in bad weather. Ocean Spa offers a rich menu of treatments and a separate area for a hairdresser. Let be pampered by professional physiotherapists, medical masseuses, beauticians, and pedicurists.

Daytime activities provide exciting shore excursions led by expert guides. Maritime lectures for better insight to the visited regions are often offered. The two golf simulators offer a selection of the world’s top golf courses. On all Europa 2 cruises, there are PGA professionals. Golf packages are available to purchase for playing different courses in ports of call.

Other MS Europa 2 facilities include a library, auditorium-3D cinema, boutique, fitness area, shuffleboard, whirlpools and Culinary School (for an additional charge). Kids are well catered for onboard, with Knopf Club (for ages 2-3), Kids’ Club (for ages 4-10), Teens’ Club (for ages 11-15). Kids up to 11 years old travel free when they share with a full-paying adult. Those aged 12-15 have to pay £39 per night only. The Theatre offers spectacular shows, famous guest artists, and performances from ship’s band. The Jazz Club and 3D cinema are other amenities to choose from. Bars’ selection includes the quiet Herrenzimmer smoking lounge, and Sansibar disco - open until late at night for dancing to the DJ music. You can also choose the piano, wine and pool bars, or Belvedere.

ms Europa 2 wiki

Europa 2 cruise ship is namesake to ms Europa and the 5th vessel in the Hapag-Lloyd's cruise fleet. She was launched on July 6, 2012. On April 29, 2013, the ship was handed over to the HP company. It was christened on May 10, 2013, during the 824th Anniversary of the port of Hamburg.

Europa 2 ship has a biological sewage treatment plant and seawater desalination facilities. Fuels that are used have a 0,1% max sulfur content while berthing in ports. It means the emissions are reduced by 93%. The vessel's hull is specially designed to cut down fuel consumption by 18%. The ship is equipped with SCR (selective catalytic reduction) system resulting in up to 95% fewer nitrogen emissions, in comparison to other liners.

The Eastern Mediterranean itinerary May 14-24, 2016 (Istanbul to Piraeus Athens) was scheduled as "Surprise Cruise". All passengers were allowed to vote on where the ship will go and what ports to call across Turkey and Greece will visit, as only the ports of departure and arrival were fixed on the itinerary. During this special voyage, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises hosted onboard Europa 2 the first ever international circus arts festival. Live performances were scheduled for the German musician Roger Cicero. The ship's Captain (Christian van Zwamen) presented all passengers with a list of potential itinerary routes and ports, while a lecturer talked about the destinations' highlights. There were a total of 20 destinations to choose from, Six professional circus artists performed an acrobatics show in the theater lounge on Deck 4. Cruise fares started from £GBP 3600 pp (early booking rates).

In 2016 (October 24-November 6) MS Europa 2 visited Cuba for the first time. The 12-day itinerary (La Guardia Venezuela to Havana) stopped at the Cuban ports HavanaSantiago de CubaCienfuegosIsla de la Juventud, in addition to BVI, St Lucia, St Marteen, Jamaica, Aruba, and Curacao. Prices started from EUR 10130 pp (USD 8870 / GBP 5550).

On two Mediterranean cruises in 2017 (departures June 30 - Venice to Monaco, and August 1 - Bilbao to Hamburg), on the cruise liner performed live Circus Roncalli. The 1976-founded German circus became the first performing on Hapag-Lloyd cruise ship. The circus performed 2 different shows per voyage.  By April 2017, themed cruises were sold out.

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ms Europa 2 Itineraries

The below listed ms Europa 2 cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Sep 28 12 days, one-way from Hamburg to Bilbao Hamburg
2019 Oct 10 13 days, one-way from Bilbao to Lisbon Bilbao
2019 Oct 23 9 days, one-way from Lisbon to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Lisbon
2019 Nov 01 8 days, round-trip Tenerife - Tenerife (The Canary Islands in depth) Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2019 Nov 09 16 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Miami Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2019 Nov 25 13 days, round-trip Miami - Miami (Flamingos, volcanoes and island romance.) Miami
2019 Dec 08 13 days, round-trip Miami - Miami (The ABC of the Caribbean.) Miami
2019 Dec 21 15 days, one-way from Miami to Progreso Miami
2020 Jan 05 12 days, one-way from Progreso to Colon Progreso
2020 Jan 17 13 days, one-way from Colon to Valparaiso Colon
2020 Jan 30 20 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Rio de Janeiro Valparaiso
2020 Feb 19 17 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Rio de Janeiro
2020 Mar 07 13 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Barcelona Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Mar 20 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Monte Carlo Barcelona
2020 Mar 28 11 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia Monte Carlo
2020 Apr 08 9 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia
2020 Apr 17 13 days, round-trip Lisbon - Lisbon (African flair and Atlantic islands) Lisbon
2020 Apr 30 13 days, one-way from Lisbon to Hamburg Lisbon
2020 May 14 2 days, one-way from Hamburg to Kiel Hamburg
2020 May 16 12 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg Kiel
2020 May 28 14 days, round-trip Hamburg - Hamburg (Norway's fjords) Hamburg
2020 Jun 11 10 days, one-way from Hamburg to Dublin Hamburg
2020 Jun 21 10 days, one-way from Dublin to Hamburg Dublin
2020 Jul 01 13 days, one-way from Hamburg to Lisbon Hamburg
2020 Jul 14 8 days, one-way from Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca Lisbon
2020 Jul 22 9 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Cannes Palma de Mallorca
2020 Jul 31 9 days, one-way from Cannes to Palma de Mallorca Cannes
2020 Aug 09 12 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Venice Palma de Mallorca
2020 Aug 21 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice
2020 Aug 30 8 days, round-trip Piraeus (Athens) - Piraeus (Athens) (Fascinating Greece) Piraeus
2020 Sep 07 8 days, one-way from Piraeus to Valletta Piraeus
2020 Sep 15 9 days, one-way from Valletta to Lisbon Valletta
2020 Sep 24 12 days, one-way from Lisbon to New York Lisbon
2020 Oct 06 15 days, one-way from New York to Miami New York
2020 Oct 21 14 days, one-way from Miami to Colon Miami
2020 Nov 04 16 days, one-way from Colon to Papeete Colon
2020 Nov 20 15 days, one-way from Papeete to Lautoka Papeete
2020 Dec 05 15 days, one-way from Lautoka to Auckland Lautoka
2020 Dec 20 17 days, one-way from Auckland to Melbourne Auckland
2021 Jan 06 16 days, one-way from Melbourne to Benoa Melbourne
2021 Jan 22 15 days, one-way from Benoa to Hong Kong Benoa
2021 Feb 06 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong
2021 Feb 20 10 days, one-way from Singapore to Colombo Singapore
2021 Mar 02 13 days, one-way from Colombo to Port Louis Colombo
2021 Mar 15 14 days, one-way from Port Louis to Cape Town Port Louis
2021 Mar 29 14 days, round-trip Cape Town - Cape Town (Tradition, trends and Table Mountain) Cape Town
2021 Apr 12 16 days, one-way from Cape Town to Las Palmas Cape Town
2021 Apr 28 11 days, one-way from Las Palmas to Lisbon Las Palmas
2021 May 09 13 days, one-way from Lisbon to Hamburg Lisbon
2021 May 23 11 days, one-way from Hamburg to Kiel Hamburg
2021 Jun 03 4 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg Kiel
2021 Jun 07 20 days, round-trip Hamburg - Hamburg (Geysers, eternal ice and deep fjords) Hamburg
2021 Jun 27 9 days, one-way from Hamburg to Dublin Hamburg
2021 Jul 06 11 days, one-way from Dublin to Lisbon Dublin
2021 Jul 17 13 days, round-trip Lisbon - Lisbon (Idyllic islands in the Atlantic) Lisbon
2021 Jul 30 8 days, one-way from Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca Lisbon
2021 Aug 07 9 days, round-trip Mallorca - Mallorca (Italian charm. French elegance.) Palma de Mallorca
2021 Aug 16 8 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Monte Carlo Palma de Mallorca
2021 Aug 24 10 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Venice Monte Carlo
2021 Sep 03 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice
2021 Sep 12 10 days, one-way from Piraeus to Monte Carlo Piraeus
2021 Sep 22 8 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Palma de Mallorca Monte Carlo

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