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Berlitz Cruise Guide 2014 Awards Hapag Lloyd Ships Top Ratings

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has announced that two of their vessels – EUROPA and EUROPA 2 – have been awarded the top distinction of ‘5-stars plus’ in the 2014 Berlitz Cruise Guide.

Complied by author Douglas Ward and his team of writers, The Berlitz Cruise Guide is a detailed information guide that reviews and scores cruise ships based on set criteria such as accommodation standards, service and facilities. The 2014 edition features over 250 reviews with each vessel being awarded a score out of 2000.

Polling in the first and second positions in the ‘Small Ships’ category, the high point tallies for EUROPA and EUROPA 2 (1,851 and 1,860 points respectively) mark the first time that the ‘5 stars plus’ award is shared by two vessels.

Upon receiving the award at a presentation ceremony, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' chief executive officer, Karl J. Pojer, said:

“We are especially proud to be global leaders in the luxury sector with both ships. This score is a special distinction for the crews of the EUROPA and the EUROPA 2, who are setting the bar in the sector with their quality and service. It is also a huge ‘thank you’ to the team in Hamburg and a welcome affirmation of our strategy in the luxury and expedition sectors”

Further good news for Hapag Lloyd was announced when one of their expedition-ready ships, Hanseatic, received the top award in the “Boutique Ships” category with a total score of 1,765 points.

For more information regarding Hapag Lloyd Cruises please call 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, you can read a review of EUROPA 2 on our blog.