ms Europa

ms Europa current position

ms Europa current location is at East Mediterranean (coordinates 40.04046 N / 17.90300 E) cruising en route to Gallipoli. The AIS position was reported 6 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of ms Europa

ms Europa current cruise is 12 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Palma de Mallorca. The itinerary starts on 26 May, 2024 and ends on 07 Jun, 2024.

Date / TimePort
26 May 21:00    Departing from Dubrovnik, Croatia, Port Gruz hotels
27 May 12:00 - 19:00    Corfu Island, Kerkyra, Greece
28 May 08:00 - 19:00    Gallipoli, Italy
29 May 10:00 - 19:00    Siracusa, Sicily Italy, Syracuse
30 May 08:00 - 20:00    Lipari Island, Aeolian Islands Sicily
31 May 08:00 - 18:00    Palermo, Sicily Italy
01 Jun 08:00 - 18:00    Capri Island, Italy
02 Jun 08:00 - 18:00    Ponza Island, Italy
03 Jun 08:00 - 18:00    Portoferraio, Elba Island Italy
04 Jun 08:00 - 19:00    Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
05 Jun 08:00 - 18:00    Bonifacio, Corsica France
06 Jun 18:00    Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island Balearic Spain
07 Jun    Arriving in Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island Balearic Spain hotels

Specifications of ms Europa

Year of build1999  /  Age: 25
Flag state Malta
BuilderKvaerner Masa-Yards (Helsinki, STX Finland)
Building costEUR 133 million (USD 157 million)
Speed21 kn / 39 km/h / 24 mph
Length (LOA)198 m / 650 ft
Beam (width)24 m / 79 ft
Gross Tonnage28890 gt
Passengers408
Crew285
Passengers-to-space ratio64
Decks11
Cabins204
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2022
OwnerTUI AG (via TUI Cruises GmbH)
OperatorHapag-Lloyd Cruises

ms Europa Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Apr 20 15 days, one-way from Klang to Limassol Klang
2024 May 05 9 days, one-way from Limassol to Piraeus-Athens Limassol
2024 May 14 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Dubrovnik Piraeus-Athens
2024 May 23 3 days, round-trip Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik Natural beauty of the Adriatic Dubrovnik
2024 May 26 12 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Palma de Mallorca Dubrovnik
2024 Jun 07 15 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Hamburg Palma de Mallorca
2024 Jun 22 12 days, one-way from Hamburg to Kiel Hamburg
2024 Jul 04 14 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg Kiel
2024 Jul 18 15 days, round-trip Hamburg - Hamburg The best of Great Britain Hamburg
2024 Aug 06 11 days, one-way from Kiel to Dublin Kiel
2024 Aug 17 11 days, one-way from Dublin to Hamburg Dublin
2024 Aug 28 8 days, one-way from Hamburg to Stockholm Hamburg
2024 Sep 05 8 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bremerhaven Stockholm
2024 Oct 04 16 days, one-way from Hamburg to Valletta Hamburg
2024 Oct 20 10 days, one-way from Valletta to Limassol Valletta
2024 Oct 30 17 days, one-way from Limassol to Colombo Limassol
2024 Nov 16 16 days, one-way from Colombo to Laem Chabang Colombo
2024 Dec 02 16 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Benoa Laem Chabang
2024 Dec 18 17 days, one-way from Benoa to Sydney Benoa
2025 Jan 04 18 days, one-way from Sydney to Melbourne Sydney
2025 Jan 22 19 days, one-way from Melbourne to Port Louis Melbourne
2025 Feb 10 16 days, round-trip Port Louis - Port Louis Island paradise in the Indian Ocean Port Louis
2025 Feb 26 16 days, one-way from Port Louis to Cape Town Port Louis
2025 Mar 14 21 days, one-way from Cape Town to Funchal Cape Town
2025 Apr 04 13 days, one-way from Funchal to Monte Carlo Funchal
2025 Apr 17 9 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Naples Monte Carlo
2025 Apr 26 10 days, one-way from Naples to Piraeus-Athens Naples
2025 May 06 11 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Palma de Mallorca Piraeus-Athens
2025 May 17 9 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Porto-Leixoes Palma de Mallorca
2025 May 26 14 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Hamburg Porto-Leixoes
2025 Jun 09 12 days, one-way from Hamburg to Kiel Hamburg
2025 Jun 21 14 days, one-way from Kiel to Travemunde-Lubeck Kiel
2025 Jul 05 11 days, one-way from Travemunde-Lubeck to Hamburg Travemunde-Lubeck
2025 Jul 16 16 days, round-trip Hamburg - Hamburg The colourful diversity of the United Kingdom Hamburg
2025 Aug 03 14 days, one-way from Hamburg to Travemunde-Lubeck Hamburg
2025 Aug 17 12 days, one-way from Travemunde-Lubeck to Hamburg Travemunde-Lubeck
2025 Aug 29 14 days, round-trip Hamburg - Hamburg The best of Great Britain Hamburg
2025 Sep 12 21 days, one-way from Hamburg to Montreal Hamburg
2025 Oct 03 21 days, one-way from Montreal to Hamburg Montreal
2025 Oct 26 14 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Palma de Mallorca London-Tilbury
2025 Nov 09 11 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Limassol Palma de Mallorca
2025 Nov 20 16 days, one-way from Limassol to Dubai Limassol
2025 Dec 06 14 days, one-way from Dubai to Port Louis Dubai
2025 Dec 20 14 days, round-trip Port Louis - Port Louis Christmas amongst the palms Port Louis
2026 Jan 03 19 days, round-trip Port Louis - Port Louis Expedition route in Madagascar with the EUROPA Port Louis
2026 Jan 22 16 days, one-way from Port Louis to Cape Town Port Louis
2026 Feb 07 24 days, one-way from Cape Town to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Cape Town
2026 Mar 03 10 days, round-trip Gran Canaria - Gran Canaria Welcome to the islands of everlasting spring Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
2026 Mar 13 14 days, one-way from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Villefranche-sur-Mer Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
2026 Mar 27 13 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Dubrovnik Villefranche-sur-Mer
2026 Apr 09 12 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus-Athens Dubrovnik
2026 Apr 21 12 days, round-trip Piraeus Athens - Piraeus Athens Heavenly Greece and intriguing Istanbul Piraeus-Athens
2026 May 03 11 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Monte Carlo Piraeus-Athens
2026 May 14 4 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Villefranche-sur-Mer Monte Carlo
2026 May 18 10 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Malaga Villefranche-sur-Mer
2026 May 28 15 days, one-way from Malaga to Hamburg Malaga
2026 Jun 12 14 days, one-way from Hamburg to Travemunde-Lubeck Hamburg
2026 Jun 26 12 days, one-way from Travemunde-Lubeck to Kiel Travemunde-Lubeck
2026 Jul 08 15 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg Kiel
2026 Jul 23 13 days, round-trip Hamburg - Hamburg Fascination fjord landscapes Hamburg
2026 Aug 07 14 days, one-way from Isle of Wight to Hamburg Isle of Wight
2026 Aug 25 12 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg Kiel
2026 Sep 06 16 days, one-way from Hamburg to Palma de Mallorca 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".

The vessel (IMO number 9183855) is currently Malta-flagged (MMSI 215767000) and registered in Valletta. Previously, the ship was Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 308007000) and registered in Nassau.

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.

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.

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

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.

Itineraries

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.

MS Europa drydock refurbishments review

The ship's 2017 drydock refurbishment (September 27-October 13, conducted by Blohm+Voss in Hamburg Germany) resulted in the following changes:

  • The entire wellness area (spa and gym aft on Deck 7) was redesigned and renovated. The Gym's fitness equipment was upgraded, as well the Spa's amenities.
  • The 36 suites without balconies were upgraded with new bathrooms.
  • One of the ship's propulsion units (Azipod motor computer) was replaced.

During drydock 2022 (2-week project by Blohm+Voss, supervised by Trimline) were completely renovated 56 passenger staterooms, including flooring/new carpets, fixed furniture, soft furnishings, light fixtures and fittings.

The previous drydocking was in May 2020, for scheduled maintenance and classification works.

After its drydock refurbishments in May 2007, the ship received new SPA Suites. The wellness area in the Ocean Spa was completely redesigned.