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ms Europa

ms Europa Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Europa

Year built1999  /  Age : 20
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderKvaerner Masa-Yards (Helsinki, STX Finland)
OwnerHapag-Lloyd AG
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 Refurbishment2017

Current itinerary / position of ms Europa

ms Europa current cruise is 15 days, one-way from Hamburg to Monte Carlo. The itinerary starts on 14 Oct, 2019 and ends on 29 Oct, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
14 Oct 14:00    Departing from Hamburg, Germany hotels
15 Oct 18:00 - 16 Oct 13:00    Antwerp, Belgium
17 Oct 07:30 - 17:15    Honfleur, France
20 Oct 08:00 - 19:00    Porto-Leixoes, Portugal
21 Oct 08:00 - 22 Oct    Lisbon, Portugal
24 Oct 08:00 - 18:00    Malaga, Spain
26 Oct 08:00 - 27 Oct 13:00    Valencia, Spain
29 Oct    Arriving in Monte Carlo, Monaco hotels

Review of ms Europa

MS Europa cruise ship was launched in 1999. The vessel is operated and owned by the German 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 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.

The 28,890-ton, 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.

ms Europa cruise ship (Hapag-Lloyd)

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.

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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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ms Europa Itineraries

The below listed ms Europa 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 Oct 14 15 days, one-way from Hamburg to Monte Carlo Hamburg
2019 Oct 29 10 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Piraeus Monte Carlo
2019 Nov 08 9 days, one-way from Piraeus to Limassol Piraeus
2019 Nov 17 11 days, one-way from Limassol to Dubai Limassol
2019 Nov 28 8 days, round-trip Dubai - Dubai (Arabian magic. Futuristic metropolises.) Dubai
2019 Dec 06 14 days, one-way from Dubai to Singapore Dubai
2019 Dec 20 16 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore
2020 Jan 05 15 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Benoa Hong Kong
2020 Jan 20 19 days, one-way from Benoa to Melbourne Benoa
2020 Feb 08 15 days, one-way from Melbourne to Auckland Melbourne
2020 Feb 23 27 days, one-way from Auckland to San Francisco Auckland
2020 Mar 21 22 days, one-way from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale San Francisco
2020 Apr 12 16 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to New York Fort Lauderdale
2020 Apr 28 11 days, one-way from New York to Hamburg New York
2020 May 09 4 days, one-way from Hamburg to Kiel Hamburg
2020 May 13 14 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg Kiel
2020 May 28 12 days, one-way from Hamburg to Kiel Hamburg
2020 Jun 09 18 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg Kiel
2020 Jun 27 16 days, one-way from Hamburg to Kiel Hamburg
2020 Jul 13 13 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg Kiel
2020 Jul 27 18 days, round-trip Hamburg - Hamburg (Historic trails to Norway's natural wonders) Hamburg
2020 Aug 18 14 days, one-way from Travemunde to Hamburg Travemunde
2020 Sep 01 13 days, round-trip Hamburg - Hamburg (A cruise through golden ages) Hamburg
2020 Sep 14 21 days, one-way from Hamburg to Montreal Hamburg
2020 Oct 05 14 days, one-way from Montreal to New York Montreal
2020 Oct 19 14 days, one-way from New York to Nassau New York
2020 Nov 02 16 days, one-way from Nassau to Colon Nassau
2020 Nov 18 16 days, one-way from Colon to Valparaiso Colon
2020 Dec 04 14 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Papeete Valparaiso
2020 Dec 18 18 days, one-way from Papeete to Auckland Papeete
2021 Jan 05 18 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland
2021 Jan 23 20 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore Sydney
2021 Feb 12 18 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore
2021 Mar 02 18 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Shanghai Hong Kong
2021 Mar 20 19 days, one-way from Shanghai to Klang Shanghai
2021 Apr 08 18 days, one-way from Klang to Limassol Klang
2021 Apr 26 13 days, one-way from Limassol to Civitavecchia Limassol
2021 May 09 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Palma de Mallorca Civitavecchia
2021 May 20 11 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Lisbon Palma de Mallorca
2021 May 31 16 days, one-way from Lisbon to Hamburg Lisbon
2021 Jun 17 12 days, one-way from Hamburg to Kiel Hamburg
2021 Jun 29 14 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg Kiel
2021 Jul 14 12 days, one-way from Hamburg to Kiel Hamburg
2021 Jul 26 18 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg Kiel
2021 Aug 14 1 day, round-trip Hamburg - Hamburg (A summer event under the stars) Hamburg
2021 Aug 15 13 days, one-way from Hamburg to Travemunde Hamburg
2021 Aug 28 12 days, one-way from Travemunde to Hamburg Travemunde

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