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Specifications of ms Europa
|Year built||1999 / Age: 22|
|Builder||Kvaerner Masa-Yards (Helsinki, STX Finland)|
|Building cost||EUR 133 million (USD 157 million)|
|Owner||TUI AG (via TUI Cruises GmbH)|
|Speed||21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph|
|Length (LOA)||198 m / 650 ft|
|Beam (width)||24 m / 79 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||28890 gt|
|Decks with cabins||5|
ms Europa Itineraries
|Date||Itinerary||Departure Port||Price from|
|2021 Oct 28||15 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Santa Cruz de Tenerife||Palma de Mallorca|
|2022 Jan 05||13 days, one-way from Male to Dubai||Male|
|2022 Jan 18||8 days, round-trip Dubai - Dubai Fairy-tale cities, legendary kingdoms||Dubai|
|2022 Jan 26||14 days, one-way from Dubai to Port Louis||Dubai|
|2022 Feb 09||15 days, round-trip Mauritius - Mauritius A tropical dream in sea blue and lush green||Port Louis|
|2022 Feb 24||13 days, one-way from Port Louis to Limassol||Port Louis|
|2022 Mar 09||9 days, one-way from Limassol to Istanbul||Limassol|
|2022 Mar 18||7 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus||Istanbul|
|2022 Mar 23||18 days, one-way from Papeete to Acapulco||Papeete|
|2022 Apr 10||17 days, one-way from Acapulco to Miami||Acapulco|
|2022 Apr 27||18 days, one-way from Miami to Santa Cruz de Tenerife||Miami|
|2022 May 15||12 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Bilbao||Santa Cruz de Tenerife|
|2022 May 27||11 days, one-way from Bilbao to Kiel||Bilbao|
|2022 Jun 07||12 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg||Kiel|
|2022 Jun 19||16 days, round-trip Hamburg - Hamburg Irish coasts and Scottish highlands||Hamburg|
|2022 Jul 05||12 days, one-way from Hamburg to Travemunde||Hamburg|
|2022 Jul 17||14 days, round-trip Travemuende - Travemuende The home of the Vikings||Travemunde|
|2022 Jul 31||12 days, one-way from Travemunde to Hamburg||Travemunde|
|2022 Aug 14||14 days, round-trip Hamburg - Hamburg Highlights of the British and Irish coasts||Hamburg|
|2022 Sep 18||12 days, one-way from Hamburg to Palma de Mallorca||Hamburg|
|2022 Sep 30||4 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Villefranche-sur-Mer||Palma de Mallorca|
|2022 Oct 04||13 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Piraeus||Villefranche-sur-Mer|
|2022 Oct 17||11 days, one-way from Piraeus to Monte Carlo||Piraeus|
|2022 Oct 28||12 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Lisbon||Monte Carlo|
|2022 Nov 09||10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Santa Cruz de Tenerife||Lisbon|
|2022 Nov 19||14 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Bridgetown||Santa Cruz de Tenerife|
|2022 Dec 03||15 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Rio de Janeiro||Bridgetown|
|2022 Dec 18||21 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Valparaiso||Rio de Janeiro|
|2023 Jan 08||14 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Panama City||Valparaiso|
|2023 Jan 22||17 days, one-way from Panama City to Papeete||Panama City|
|2023 Feb 08||19 days, one-way from Papeete to Auckland||Papeete|
|2023 Feb 27||20 days, one-way from Auckland to Brisbane||Auckland|
|2023 Mar 19||18 days, one-way from Brisbane to Manila||Brisbane|
|2023 Apr 06||17 days, one-way from Manila to Singapore||Manila|
|2023 Apr 23||16 days, one-way from Singapore to Piraeus||Singapore|
|2023 May 09||11 days, round-trip Piraeus Athens - Piraeus Athens Best of Greece||Piraeus|
|2023 May 20||12 days, one-way from Piraeus to Monte Carlo||Piraeus|
|2023 Jun 01||4 days, round-trip Monte Carlo - Monte Carlo Short, chic trip along the Cote dAzur||Monte Carlo|
|2023 Jun 05||8 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Malaga||Monte Carlo|
|2023 Jun 13||12 days, one-way from Malaga to Hamburg||Malaga|
|2023 Jun 25||12 days, one-way from Hamburg to Travemunde||Hamburg|
|2023 Jul 07||14 days, one-way from Travemunde to Kiel||Travemunde|
|2023 Jul 21||12 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg||Kiel|
|2023 Aug 02||16 days, round-trip Hamburg - Hamburg Britains finest||Hamburg|
|2023 Aug 22||13 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg||Kiel|
|2023 Sep 04||14 days, round-trip Hamburg - Hamburg Castles, cottages and royal views||Hamburg|
ms Europa Review
Review of ms Europa
The 1999-built MS Europa 1 cruise ship is owned by TUI Group (since July 2020) and operated by the German travel company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. In the company's history, this is the 4th ship named "Europa".
History - construction and ownership
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises (Kreuzfahrten) is a Hamburg-based passenger shipping company and premium travel brand owned by TUI AG (shipowner) and managed by its subsidiary TUI Cruises. Between 2017-2020, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises was fully owned by Hapag-Lloyd AG (German-Chilean shipping company, one of the world's oldest), currently ranked the world's 5th largest container shipping line in terms of fleet capacity.
The shipowner TUI AG (Hanover Germany-based) is a British-German multinational currently ranked the world's largest leisure and travel company. It was founded in 1923 and until 2002 was named "Preussag AG". TUI Group's companies specialize in hospitality and tourism services worldwide, with a portfolio including passenger airlines, cruise shipping, package vacations, hotels and resorts, travel agencies, retail shops.
The 408-passenger cruise ms Europa was awarded "best cruise ship in the world" by Berlitz and Ward-Ranking for twelve subsequent years. MS Europa is extremely quiet and no vibration is felt onboard. The propellers and the electric motors are hung in pods beneath hull which improves efficiency by pulling, and not pushing the Europa cruise ship through water. The 650 feet long vessel has a shallow draft and can dock in spots where large ships cannot. MS Europa cruise ship was designed as a streamlined luxury vessel. Her design is compared to other luxury ships' design, such as Silversea Silver Shadow. MS Europa is one of the first featuring ABB Azipod propulsion system, which reduces vibrations towards the stern of the ship.
Service level is a major factor for MS Europa high rankings. The ship claims highest ratio staff-to-passenger in the industry - 280 multi-lingual, young staff serves 400 guests. The primary onboard language is German, English is second. Most of the guests are German. The British, American and Australian passengers are few.
Decks and Cabins
MS Europa staterooms (204 total, in 10 grades) include 152 cabins with step-out balconies. The largest accommodations are the Penthouse Grand Suites (915 ft2 / 85 m2 with the terrace), the smallest are sized 290 ft2 / 27 m2 (balcony included).
All cabins are in suite categories and have separate sleeping and living areas, walk-in closets, mini-bars fully stocked with bottled water, soft drinks, beers (all complimentary and replenished regularly), fresh fruits and champagne, smart HDTVs (infotainment system, Internet, on-demand movies and music). All cabin bathrooms are marble-tiled, with full-size bathtubs, glass-fronted showers, cabinets for personal items, top-brand toiletries, slippers, thick cotton robes.
The boat has 11 decks, of which 8 are passenger-accessible and 5 with cabins.
Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks
All guests are served single seating in the large panoramic Europa Restaurant and can order à la carte, served by both chef de rang and a waiter. No additional charge is needed for the specialty restaurants: Restaurant Dieter Muller (serving modern dishes), Italian Venezia and Euro-Asian Oriental. Lido Café is suitable for casual dining. There are no long lines. Service is attentive and beverages are brought to the tables. The buffet stations provide a variety of salads, cheeses, cooked foods, and desserts. Pasta and grill specials are presented at lunch and dinner. Club Belvedere features afternoon tea from premium leaves’ extensive selection, served in individual pots with cakes and sandwiches. Also there, classical music recitals take place.
Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport
When launched in 1999, MS Europa had a Casino (gaming lounge), but because it was rarely used, a year later was taken out. Now this space is used for cocktail parties and meetings. Europa Lounge is the place for entertainment and lectures. The boat also features other bars and lounges (Pool Bar, Piano Bar, Havana Bar, Sansibar, Clipper Lounge, Auditorium, Atrium), as well as a library with Internet access. The swimming pool (20x75-m / 66x246 ft) is rarely crowded and partly covered with a glass dome. A hot tub is situated nearby.
MS Europa 1 passengers can also enjoy a fitness room, golf simulator, tennis court, shuffleboard, and driving range, as well as a deck for the guests who like nude sunbathing. The ship features a kids’ playroom (Kids' Club) and Teens' Club, though it is a real adult ship. MS Europa Ocean Spa is not big, but it’s well-equipped and offers full services menu, makeup and hairstylist, solarium and sauna. Other amenities include an Art Workshop, Photo Gallery & Shop, Boutique, Promenade Deck.
MS Europa itinerary program is based on Asia and Europe cruise deals to popular destinations like Southeast Asia (with departures from Singapore and Hong Kong), Middle East (from Dubai), Baltic Sea and Mediterranean (from Germany, Kiel, and Hamburg), with Suez Canal repositioning transits. The Europa cruise ship offers all-inclusive deals and is often ranked as the most expensive passenger ship in the world.
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Europa cruise ship was one of the first passenger vessels with ABB Azipod propulsion system, which reduces vibration towards the stern. She is the namesake of the new ms Europa 2 ship (2013).
MS Europa ship primarily serves German-speaking passengers but is also well known to travelers around the world. The reason is the Berlitz travel guides on cruising. Berlitz cruise guidebooks rank ms Europa as the best luxury cruise liner in the world. She is the only one with a five-plus star rating for more than a decade.
The HL's Europa cruise ship offers sophisticated theme cruises. The list of themed itineraries features culture (arts, literature, music cruises, "Ocean Sun Classical Music Festival" /an annual event at sea), science, family cruises, food and wine cruises. Golf Cruises are another set of themed voyages, on which Europa's guests can benefit from the company of top PGA golf instructors from Germany.
After its drydock refurbishments in May 2007, the ship received new SPA Suites. The wellness area in the Ocean Spa was completely redesigned.
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