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Five-Stars Plus Ratings for MS EUROPA 2 and MS EUROPA

Hapag Lloyd Cruises - Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises have announced that two of their ships, MS EUROPA 2 and MS EUROPA, have been awarded Five-Stars Plus ratings in the Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships Guide 2018.

This marks the 5th time in a row that MS EUROPA 2 has polled in the top spot, while MS EUROPA has now received the rating an incredible 18 times. Another member of the Hapag-Lloyd fleet, MS HANSEATIC, also received a favourable rating. The 184 capacity ship was awarded five stars, making it the best “boutique ship”.

The Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ship Guide is regarded as the world’s foremost authority on cruise ships. Released annually, the guide compiles technical specifications, facility details and key information on over 300 cruise ships. The rankings are gauged on a point system and graded out of a possible 2000 points, with the outcome determining each ship's overall rating.

In the 2018 guide, both ships were ranked in the small-ship category with MS EUROPA 2 being awarded 1,863 points, while MS EUROPA received 1,852.

Douglas Ward, the author of Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships Guide said MS EUROPA 2 and MS EUROPA are both “beautiful ships to sail aboard, with an outstanding amount of space per passenger, passageways with high ceilings, a superb range of dining venues and types of cuisines, and attentive, friendly, yet unobtrusive, personal service.”.

Commenting on the ratings, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ CEO Karl J. Pojer, said the following:

“We are proud, once again, to have defended our top position with the EUROPA 2 and EUROPA. These ratings are a special acknowledgement of our services and our quality promise in the luxury and expedition segment. We would particularly like to thank our crew members on board and our employees in Hamburg, who spend every day creating unique and outstanding experiences for our guests” .

The Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships Guide 2018 goes on sale in October 2017.

If you would like to find out more about cruising with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises or if you would like to receive a quote for a future sailing about MS EUROPA 2 or MS EUROPA, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677.