ms Europa

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ms Europa current location is at Baltic Sea (coordinates 54.66415 N / 10.73636 E) cruising at speed of 14.8 kn (27 kph/ 17 mph) en route to KIEL. The AIS position was reported 55 seconds ago.

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Specifications of ms Europa

Year built1999  /  Age: 22
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderKvaerner Masa-Yards (Helsinki, STX Finland)
Building costEUR 133 million (USD 157 million)
OwnerTUI AG (via TUI Cruises GmbH)
OperatorHapag-Lloyd Cruises
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)198 m / 650 ft
Beam (width)24 m / 79 ft
Gross Tonnage28890 gt
Passengers-to-space ratio64
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2020
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ms Europa Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Aug 14 1 day, one-way from Heligoland Islands to Hamburg Heligoland Island Germany
2021 Sep 30 15 days, one-way from Hamburg to Palma de Mallorca Hamburg
2021 Oct 15 13 days, round-trip Mallorca - Mallorca French classics and la dolce vita Palma de Mallorca
2021 Oct 28 15 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Palma de Mallorca
2021 Nov 12 20 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Cape Town Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2021 Dec 02 16 days, one-way from Cape Town to Port Louis Cape Town
2021 Dec 18 18 days, one-way from Port Louis to Male Port Louis
2022 Jan 05 20 days, one-way from Male to Benoa Male
2022 Jan 25 19 days, one-way from Benoa to Melbourne Benoa
2022 Feb 13 19 days, one-way from Melbourne to Auckland Melbourne
2022 Mar 04 19 days, one-way from Auckland to Papeete Auckland
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

ms Europa Review

Review of ms Europa

The 1999-built cruise ship MS Europa 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.

ms Europa cruise ship (Hapag-Lloyd)

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.

Cruise itinerary program

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.


MS Europa has a total of 204 cabins (152 with their own veranda) in 10 grades. MS Europa was designed as a luxury ship, and all her cabins are suites. The largest MS Europa suites spread on 915sq.ft, the smallest – on 291. All suites have separate sleeping and living places, feature walk-in wardrobes, mini-bars stocked with mineral water, soft drinks and beer, all complimentary and replenished regularly along with the fresh fruit and champagne. All suites provide flat-screen TVs, comfortable seating area, complimentary TV network (Cruise Net) with private e-mail, selection of movies and music on demand, plus Internet, for an additional charge. The bathrooms are marble-tiled with full-size bathtubs, glass-fronted showers, and cabinets to stock personal items. High-end toiletry, slippers, and thick cotton robes are provided.

ms Europa cruise ship (Hapag-Lloyd)

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.

ms Europa cruise ship (Hapag-Lloyd)

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

In 1999, when MS Europa was built, it had a casino, but because it was rarely used, a year later was taken out, and now this space is used for cocktail parties and meetings. Europa Lounge is the place for entertainment and lectures. MS Europa 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 is rarely crowded (20×75-meter) and partly covered with a dome. A hot tub is situated nearby.

Europa 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 hair stylist, solarium and sauna. Other amenities include an Art Workshop, Photoshop, boutique, gallery, and promenade.

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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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