EUROPA 2 Refreshed In Hamburg
EUROPA 2, one of the most impressive and most luxurious cruise ships in the world, recently underwent a scheduled technical maintenance overhaul at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, Germany, and at the same time received some modernization work to her interior.
Over 600 specialists, from 80 companies, spent two weeks working on modernizations, cosmetic repairs and various structural elements on EUROPA 2. Over 4,500 m2 of new carpet were laid and 2,000 litres of paint were applied to the ship. The modernization work focused mainly on the Sansibar – one of the most popular bar onboard, Sansibar was given a new look and is now even more authentic, with wood panelling, room dividers in the form of wine crates with integrated seating, and a “chandelier” consisting of 1,000 wine bottles. This superb space now mirrors a true beach bar atmosphere.
The eight family apartments onboard were also modernized and are even more tailored to the needs of guests, with a section of each split suite converted especially for children and teenagers, and includes a baby changing table, a children’s bathroom with bathtub, bunk beds (one of which is a Pullman couch), a play area with a painting and games table, and a PS4 console.
The Sushi Restaurant Sakura on Deck 9 was also redesigned, with a new warm violet colour scheme, wooden lights and room dividers featuring built-in LED candles. The atmosphere will now match that of a Japanese sushi restaurant.
You can watch the overhaul on the video below.
EUROPA 2 was launched in 2013, and became an instant hit. She offers a superb range of itinerary options, including the Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula and Asia, and in 2016 she will visit Oceania for the very first time, making calls in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Noble Caledonia.
You can read more about EUROPA 2’s 2016 cruise season by clicking here.
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