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EUROPA 2 Family Cruises: Spend The Autumn Holidays At Sea

Enjoy some family time this Autumn as Hapag-Lloyd Cruises offers two family cruises aboard the luxurious five-star-plus EUROPA 2.

EUROPA 2 will cruise the east coast of America and then head down through the Caribbean, families can take part in a comprehensive programme of activities, both on board and ashore. Children can attend music and drama workshops, as well as cooking classes at the ship’s Culinary School. Adults can enjoy events such as concerts by the International Award-Winning violinist Daniel Hope.

New York to Progreso

Spend the Autumn holidays aboard the EUROPA 2, as she cruises from New York to Progreso. She will sail from the Big Apple and call at some of the best-known cities on the East Coast, including Baltimore, Miami and New Orleans. Excursions to the country’s political hub – Washington D.C. – plus the southern city of Charleston and Everglades National Park will allow families the opportunity to experience the real America.

The Golf & Cruise programme onboard also promises fun for the whole family: children six and up can take golf classes and try out the game for the first time, accompanied by the family cruise mascot, Cap’n Knopf. A wide variety of activities will also ensure that nobody will be bored: younger guests can learn to make pizza at the Culinary School, go on their own Zodiac excursions and visit the Captain on the bridge. This cruise also features workshops for children and teenagers run by a real stuntman: René von Hagen. René will reveal some of the tricks that are used by stunt actors in films. And for the adults who are interested in home decor, interior design consultant Katrin Täubig will provide tips for achieving a “Long Island look”.

New York to Progreso – Departing September 30, 2016, for 14-nights.

Itinerary: New York City (2-nights in port) | Baltimore | At Sea | Charleston | Miami (overnight in port) | Key West | At Sea | New Orleans (2-nights in port) | At Sea | Progreso

Progreso to La Guaira

EUROPA 2’s cruise from Progreso to La Guaira will take guests to historical and cultural sites in Central America and to the best Caribbean beaches. The list of spellbinding destinations includes the Maya sites at Chichen Itza, including the Pyramid of Kukulkan, and Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Onboard, musical performer Verena Nießner will hold music, dance and drama workshops for youngsters who dream of a career on the stage, as well as professional singing workshops for aspiring young singers. There will also be plenty of musical entertainment, as part of the EUROPA 2 UNPLUGGED programme, Sonophonic, Fetsum and Thomas Godoj will play acoustic concerts and the British-South African star violinist Daniel Hope will perform his act Vivaldi Recomposed.

Progreso to La Guaria – Departing October 14, 2016, for 10-nights.

Itinerary : Progreso | Cozumel | Belize City | Puerto Cortes | At Sea | Georgetown, Grand Cayman | Montego Bay | At Sea | Willemstad | Venezuela | La Guaria

Cruising with the Kids

EUROPA 2 has a wide range of offers for families, including comprehensive childcare for children two and older. A trained childcare team runs a tailor-made programme for three different age groups: 2 – 3 years (toddlers), 4 – 10 years (children) and 11 – 15 years (teenagers). Special excursions for children and teenagers, as well as family excursions, help guests of all ages to learn more about the different destinations. Onboard EUROPA 2, there are eight family apartments, comprising two separate areas connected by a door. The children’s rooms have bunk beds, separate bathrooms and spaces to play. Families with children under the age of three receive a free baby welcome package on every cruise. On request, baby monitors and travel cot can also be provided free of charge. Babysitters can be booked as a special service, allowing parents to spend a relaxing evening in the restaurant. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises works in exclusive cooperation with the world-famous toy company Steiff, and the family cruise mascot, Cap’n Knopf, is a genuine Steiff bear.

Children 11 years old or under travel free on EUROPA 2 if accompanied by their parents or two adults. Children between the ages of 12-15 travel for only £50 per day if they stay in the same suite as their guardians. Travel arrangements to the cruise departure point and from the cruise arrival point, can be booked at reduced rates.

For more information on these family-friendly voyages aboard EUROPA 2 please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.