ms Europa

ms Europa current position

ms Europa current location is at West Australia (coordinates -12.47241 S / 130.84561 E) cruising en route to Darwin. The AIS position was reported 1 minute ago.

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Current itinerary of ms Europa

ms Europa current cruise is 18 days, one-way from Sydney to Manila. The itinerary starts on 19 Mar, 2023 and ends on 06 Apr, 2023.

Date / TimePort
19 Mar 19:00    Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia hotels
21 Mar 08:00 - 18:00    Brisbane, Queensland Australia
23 Mar 07:00 - 13:00    Airlie Beach, Queensland Australia
24 Mar 07:00 - 18:00    Cairns, Queensland Australia
27 Mar 18:30 - 28 Mar 18:00    Darwin, NT Australia
01 Apr 08:00 - 18:00    Sandakan, Borneo Malaysia Sabah
02 Apr 08:00 - 18:00    Balabac Island, Philippines
03 Apr 07:00 - 17:00    Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
04 Apr 08:00 - 18:00    Busuanga Island, Coron, Philippines
05 Apr 08:00 - 16:00    Sibuyan Island Philippines
06 Apr 07:00    Arriving in Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines hotels

Specifications of ms Europa

Year of build1999  /  Age: 24
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
Passengers-to-space ratio64
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2022
OwnerTUI AG (via TUI Cruises GmbH)
OperatorHapag-Lloyd Cruises

ms Europa Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2023 Feb 27 18 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland
2023 Mar 19 18 days, one-way from Sydney to Manila Sydney
2023 Apr 06 17 days, one-way from Manila to Singapore Manila
2023 Apr 23 16 days, one-way from Singapore to Piraeus-Athens Singapore
2023 May 09 11 days, round-trip Piraeus Athens - Piraeus Athens Best of Greece Piraeus-Athens
2023 May 20 12 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Monte Carlo Piraeus-Athens
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-Lubeck Hamburg
2023 Jul 07 14 days, one-way from Travemunde-Lubeck to Kiel Travemunde-Lubeck
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 Sep 04 14 days, round-trip Hamburg - Hamburg Castles, cottages and royal views Hamburg
2023 Sep 18 20 days, one-way from Hamburg to Montreal Hamburg
2023 Oct 08 18 days, one-way from Montreal to Miami Montreal
2023 Oct 26 21 days, one-way from Miami to Puerto Vallarta Miami
2023 Nov 16 16 days, one-way from Puerto Vallarta to Papeete Puerto Vallarta
2023 Dec 02 17 days, one-way from Papeete to Auckland Papeete
2023 Dec 19 19 days, one-way from Auckland to Melbourne Auckland
2024 Jan 07 18 days, one-way from Melbourne to Benoa Melbourne
2024 Jan 25 14 days, one-way from Benoa to Saigon Benoa
2024 Feb 08 15 days, one-way from Saigon to Shanghai Saigon
2024 Feb 23 14 days, one-way from Shanghai to Tokyo Shanghai
2024 Mar 08 15 days, one-way from Tokyo to Yokohama Tokyo
2024 Mar 23 14 days, one-way from Yokohama to Hong Kong Yokohama
2024 Apr 06 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Klang Hong Kong
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 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 Saint Petersburg Hamburg
2024 Sep 05 8 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Hamburg Saint Petersburg

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.


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.

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