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Sail The South Seas Aboard EUROPA 2 With Olympic Champion Maria Höfl-Riesch

EUROPA 2 will sail to the South Sea islands in November and December, and joining her will be Olympic champion Maria Höfl-Riesch.

Maria, an alpine ski racer, made her World Cup debut in February 2001 and won gold medals in slalom and super combined at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She then went on to win the World Cup overall title in 2011, and at the 2014 Winter Olympics she defended her super combined title to win her third Olympic gold medal.

Top chef Michael Hoffmann is also onboard during this South Sea adventure, which is set to be both a sporty and culinary highlight.

Fine, sandy beaches, countless diving sites and exotic natural surroundings – the South Seas are one of the world’s most dreamed-of destinations. EUROPA 2 begins her journey along the Panama Canal, before turning towards French Polynesia. While guests relax on the white sandy beaches ashore, the perfect counter-programme awaits onboard – a workout with triple Olympic champion Maria Höfl-Riesch. The holistic BE.YOU. fitness concept starts with an analysis of personal physical performance and is adapted individually to the results. The South Sea winter 2016 cruise is one of the chosen routes when Höfl-Riesch will guide training sessions personally. The sporting icon will also hold talks on the topics of fitness and motivation.

Alongside sporting challenges with the famous trainer, cruise guests will be treated to a range of culinary delights. Renowned chef Michael Hoffmann will also be joining guests onboard. Best known as the former CEO and proprietor of the restaurant Margaux in Berlin (2003 – 2014), Hoffmann uses his vegetarian cuisine to set new standards in terms of the sustainability and ethics of cooking. On the route from Colon to Tahiti, Hoffmann will host a culinary school to offer guests an exclusive insight into his concepts, whilst presenting them with the opportunity to prepare dishes with him. Michael Hoffmann is already familiar with the EUROPA 2 – together with his team of chefs, he developed a vegetarian menu for the luxury ship.

South Sea cruise on MS EUROPA 2

Departing November 18, 2016, for 17-days

Itinerary: Colon (overnight) | Panama | At Sea | Isla de Coiba | At Sea x7 | Taiohae | Atuona | At Sea | Rangiroa | Moorea | Papeete (overnight before disembarkation)

View this voyage in full on our website here.

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