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EUROPA 2 New Destinations And Special Theme Cruises In 2016/2017

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has announced details of EUROPA 2’s 2016/2017 cruise season and the release of the new cruise brochure, featuring a wide range of exciting events, attractive cruise formats and brand new destinations.

New on-board fitness programme with Maria Höfl-Riesch

The BE.YOU programme, the new onboard fitness option developed exclusively for EUROPA 2, includes a personal body analysis, the results of which will be used to devise an individual training and nutritional programme for participants. This new and exciting programme has been designed by Germany’s most successful Winter Olympian Maria Höfl-Riesch.

Maria Höfl-Riesch will be joining 2 voyages in May and November 2016 to train alongside guests.

Fashion, art and contemporary issues

fashion2sea will focus on fashion and style, with famous designers presenting their collections onboard. There will be fashion shows, a pop-up-store, make-up workshops, and fashionable shore excursions during these cruises.

On the art2sea cruise, art will not only be exhibited on board, but major events at the destinations will also prove fascinating for art lovers, with highlights including exhibitions in Boston and New York.

Art lovers and connoisseurs can also enjoy the various artworks onboard EUROPA 2 – she has 890 originals onboard, placed throughout her various public lounges and suites – and the collection features works by Gerhard Richter, Ólafur Elíasson, David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Adam Fuss and Hans Hartung. This exclusive list is complemented by works by Jeppe Hein, Georg Küttinger, Ingrid von Kruse, Eva Hild, Minjung Kim, Cornelius Völker, Rupprecht Mathies, Kubach & Kropp, Tenka Gammelgaard, Christiane Baumgartner and Christian Schoppe.

Sabine Christiansen, a former German TV presenter and award-winning journalist, will present her exclusive talk-show format talk2christiansen onboard EUROPA 2. She will welcome famous international politicians, Nobel Prize laureates, entrepreneurs, experts, best-selling authors and public figures to discuss contemporary issues, tailored to the respective cruise destination.

Premiere ports and new destinations

EUROPA 2 will be visiting Oceania during her 2016 season – her first ever visit to this part of the world.

In December 2016, passengers can explore the south as EUROPA 2 drops anchor off the coast of Fiji and New Caledonia. From there, she will continue to New Zealand and Australia, with stops in Auckland, Wellington, Burnie, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Middle and Hamilton Island and Sydney.

Other new destinations include Taiwan, Thailand and Cuba with stops in Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos, Isla de la Juventud and the capital, Havana. In the far north, the new route leads from Greenland to Canada in August and September 2016, with stops in Nuuk and Sisimiut and cruising in Disko Bay, St. John’s, Saguenay (La Baie), Quebec and Montreal. In September 2016, the itinerary for two North American cruises take in fascinating destinations such as New York, Boston, Cape Cod, Charleston (South Carolina), Miami, Key West and New Orleans.

EUROPA 2 surprise cruise

In May 2016, EUROPA 2 will set out on her first ever ‘surprise cruise’. Only the start and end ports (Istanbul to Piraeus) will be revealed to passengers – where the ship stops along the route will be decided by the guests and captain, during the cruise.

This incredibly exciting voyage sails May 14th – May 24th 2016.

For more information on the 2016/2017 EUROPA 2 cruise programme, please call one of our friendly Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.