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Your Itinerary
Day 1: Port Louis Port Louis (Mauritius)(Port Louis)

The capital of the island of Mauritius is a town full of character and slightly faded elegance, set prettily within an amphitheatre of mountains at the midpoint of the western coastline. Port Louis is a noisy, bustling town with a charm all of its own.

Reminiscent of its multi-faceted colonial history, the city boasts some fine French buildings dating from the 18th century, both an Anglican and a Catholic cathedral, a mosque, and a fortified citadel, known as Fort Adelaide. The fort is the best place from which to enjoy a panoramic view of the town, harbour, and famous racecourse (which was once a French military parade ground, and became the first racecourse in the southern hemisphere).

It may be the capital, but Port Louis is not home to the vast majority of Mauritians; the main residential areas are in the cooler, wetter highlands inland. However, Port Louis is the gateway to the prime beaches and resorts of the Mauritian coast, including Flic en Flac and Grand Baie. Although the reason most people visit Mauritius is for sun and sea, the capital city has some interesting museums and entertaining excursions to offer for those who choose to make it their base for exploring the rest of the island.

Day 2: Port de Pointe des Galets Port de Pointe des Galets (Réunion)(Port de Pointe des Galets)

Day 5: Mahe Mahé (Seychelles)(Mahe)

Despite its high population density and development level, the island of Mahé, the largest of the Seychelles archipelago, contains plenty of hidden treasures, not least of which is a legendary pirate's cache purportedly buried at Bel Ombre. The southern end of the island still sports deserted beaches, and even the busy northern urban enclave, which includes the international airport and capital city, Victoria, exudes laid-back charm.

The spine of the island is a spectacular mountain range that includes Morne Seychellois, the island's highest peak. Around the peak is one of the island's beautiful national parks, offering great hiking and stunning scenery. More than 60 idyllic beaches fringed with swaying palm trees can be found along the shoreline, offering a host of activities including diving and various other watersports. There are several interesting sights on the island, particularly in friendly Victoria.

Although not renowned for its nightlife, Mahé is the liveliest island after dark and resorts such as the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Beach Resort and Casino, and several nightclubs and restaurants serve up traditional Creole delights and provide some evening entertainment.

Day 11: Maldives Islands Maldives Islands (Maldives)(Maldives Islands)

Day 15: Mumbai Mumbai (ex Bombay) (India)(Mumbai)

Situated on a peninsula halfway up the west coast of India, Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is India's economic powerhouse, and home to more millionaires than any other city on the Indian subcontinent. As well as being the country's financial capital, Mumbai is also an important port, handling a third of all international trade; and a base for many of India's largest companies. However, among all this wealth and the Bollywood lifestyle are cases of extreme poverty, with almost half of the 21 million-strong population living in slums.

The Portuguese established this old Hindu city as a colony in 1509. In 1661, it passed to England as part of the dowry of Catherine of Braganza when she married Charles II, and became a vital trading base for the East India Company and later the Crown. The centre of Imperial Bombay, the city contains a breathtaking array of High Victorian buildings and is reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city. The fascinating range of architectural styles reflects the British passion for the Gothic and demonstrates the wealth, panache and confidence of British Bombay. Prosperity has always been considered more important than religious homogeneity in Mumbai, and this is reflected in the range of places of worship throughout the city: churches and cathedrals sit alongside countless mosques, and Hindu and Buddhist temples.

Like many Indian cities, the streets of Mumbai are congested with cattle, carts and motor vehicles, and the air is thick with smog and the sound of horns. But despite this, the city has much to offer, and those en route to Goa should take time to discover Mumbai's colourful and fascinating history, as well as its vibrant, energetic and friendly people.

In the past, luxury was not casual and casual was not luxury. The EUROPA 2 is different. Enjoy smart casual travel and a discerning lifestyle in a modern, relaxed atmosphere - with no formal attire, fixed mealtimes or traditional seating plans in the restaurants on board the best cruise ship in the world, according to the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2020.

With a maximum of 500 guests, enjoy individually tailored service and the highest level of personal space - and an exceptionally luxurious ratio of crew to passengers. The EUROPA 2 combines the comfort of an exclusive resort with the flexibility of a yacht that can also visit small harbours and places off the beaten tracks. Great route diversity opens up whole new opportunities to discover unforgettable destinations.

Unique Feature

Gourmets can hone their cooking skills on the EUROPA 2 under the guidance of our Tarragon chef. The classroom corresponds to the level of the skill being taught there: the chefs will entertain you in the kitchen of the EUROPA 2 equipped with high-quality MIELE appliances as they teach you how to conjure up cuisine and creatively present it on the table. Devote yourself to the fascinating topic of culinary enjoyment in complete calm on the EUROPA 2.


Restaurant Weltmeere is the biggest restaurant on board. It is located at the stern of the ship and is quite striking thanks to its spacious room concept.

The world a la carte

The flagship restaurant at the heart of the EUROPA 2: enjoy an international and vegetarian gourmet menu that changes every day, and embark on a culinary voyage of discovery. Weltmeere bears the very personal hallmark of our chef and stands for creative culinary sensations – always interpreted in new and extraordinary ways.


Our chef de cuisine looks forward to pampering you with the highest possible standard of cuisine. The culinary range spans from international to vegetarian menus, which are all interpreted in new and surprising ways.

  • The restaurant on board where our chefs de cuisine demonstrate their very personal flair.
  • Magical culinary moments with international and vegetarian menus, always interpreted in new and unusual ways.

Restaurant Tarragon

France a la carte

Tarragon stands for great French cuisine and bistro classics, served in an art-deco-style setting. You can look forward to specialities that are at once simple and sophisticated, such as beef tartare prepared at the table.

Restaurant Elements

Asia a la carte

Whether Indian, Vietnamese or traditional Chinese dishes – Elements offers a feast for the senses of everyone with a penchant for the flavours of the East. Enjoy varied Asian cuisine, the aroma of lemongrass, seafood and lime – and Elements’ exotic, modern ambience.

Restaurant Serenissima

Italy a la carte

Exquisite classics and new interpretations of the flavours of the Italian Mediterranean: the best of Italy’s flavours and lifestyle. The house speciality is the tagliatelle con gamberoni all’aglio e olio.

Yacht Club Restaurant

Indoor & outdoor gourmet buffet

Relaxed enjoyment under an open sky: at the Yacht Club you can experience the finest cuisine and an unforgettable panoramic ocean view, from breakfast to dinner time.

Enjoy fresh salads, antipasti, freshly grilled specialities, fish, pasta and dishes cooked a la minute direct from the open chef’s stations or from the buffet.

Sushi Restaurant Sakura

Modern sushi creations

Our sushi master has perfected the art of conjuring up small masterpieces from the finest ingredients. The result is exquisite sushi, with dishes ranging from classic to creative, which you can enjoy in a stylish setting – with an ocean view, of course.

Grand Reserve

Grand wines & specialities

At the Grande Reserve the focus is on fine wines, which you can taste* in small groups under the direction of a sommelier.

*This service is not included in the cruise price. 


Germany's most famous beach bar. Also on board.

The little sister of the Sansibar on the German North Sea island of Sylt, this bar has seen a lot more of the world. The view from the open-air bar across the ocean and the parties on the dance floor, with DJ music pumping out into the early hours of the morning, are simply unforgettable. Plus, it’s also a fantastic location for a late breakfast or a small bite to eat in the afternoon or evening.

Belvedere Club

Superb panoramic views.

Providing breathtaking panoramic views when the ship is entering or leaving the harbour, the Belvedere is the ideal place to enjoy a little time out. But it’s also an atmospheric lounge with a library, where select coffee and tea specialities are served. Readings and concerts are also held here.

Pool Bar

Culinary enjoyment on the sun deck.

In the pool or at the poolside bar – which is the best place for maximum refreshment? This relaxed meeting place on the Pool Deck serves snacks at breakfast and lunch-time, and our famous waffles in the afternoon, plus fresh juices and coffee specialities. It then takes on a laid-back bar atmosphere until late into the evening.

Piano Bar

A pleasant atmosphere for a relaxing drink.

The Piano Bar is modelled on the bars found in classic grand hotels: a place to sit back with a first-class drink while you reflect on the highlights of your day and enjoy relaxing music from the Steinway grand piano. All this plus an ocean view that no hotel in the world can match.

Club 2

Concerts, comedy and cabaret.

The Club 2 is not only a lively part of the on-board nightlife – it`s the place to be for discerning music fans, too. And you can also enjoy comedy and cabaret here.


Largest gin selection at sea.

The perfect backdrop for the perfect drink – nothing more, nothing less. The atmosphere is traditional and stylish, with armchairs and high-grade woods. The menu features Cuban specialities from the humidor, as well as the largest gin selection on the seven seas.


When was the last time you were delighted?

Raise the curtain! Enjoy unforgettable events and spectacular shows featuring famous artists and stars on board the EUROPA 2. Great comedy, music from classical to pop, and exciting presentations and talks - and always first class.

  • Multifaceted shows.
  • Performances with numerous guest stars, soloists, entertainers and acrobats.
  • Concerts from classical music to pop.
  • Vaudeville highlights.
  • State-of-the-art stage technology with LED screen.


State of the art

A stroll through the luminous corridors of the EUROPA 2 is as inspiring as a day in a museum of modern art. Over 890 original paintings and exhibits, as well as photographs and sculptures by artists including Damien Hirst and Gerhard Richter, accompany the ship and its guests around the world. The collection is complemented by changing exhibitions and lectures by artists on various aspects of art history. Enjoy fine art on the open sea.

The perfect setting for art

Set sail and discover the world of art – art2sea welcomes prominent artists, gallerists, art experts and curators from great museums. Cooperations with renowned experts reveal fascinating insights into the international art world. Exclusive exhibition, gallery and museum visits offer you a look behind the scenes.


OCEAN SPA offers everything you need for personal well-being: from our purification programme with luxurious treatments for your body, skin and soul, to deeply relaxing moments on the spacious OCEAN SPA terrace. There are a variety of different treatments* offered in eight treatment rooms. Whether massage or manicure - each of our treatments is carried out by professional hands. In addition, a separate hairdresser area on board means that you can feel your best from head to toe.

Spa offers

  • Sauna area with herbal sauna, Deep Ocean sauna, Finnish sauna, steam bath and ice fountain
  • Personal Spa* with a sauna, its own whirlpool, massage tables and various ways to relax
  • Tepidarium and relaxation area with loungers
  • Whirlpool
  • Varied range of massages* with innovative and classic wellness treatments including shiatsu, hot stone, Ayurveda, lymph drainage and Thalasso treatments*
  • Beauty treatments* and hairdresser*

*This service can be booked at a surcharge.

Fitness Area

Explore new worlds of fitness

Relaxed or dynamic, focused or holistic, traditional or innovative: what style of fitness suits you best? The EUROPA 2 offers a wealth of exercise options: various classes, high-end gym machines and tailor-made fitness programmes with a personal trainer* await you. There is also a 15 m (49 ft) long pool, which many guests consider to be the best place on board.

State-of-the-art training apparatuses and courses

State-of-the-art training apparatuses from Technogym, specially designed to protect joints, ensure rapid muscle building and sustained strengthening of the cardiovascular system. And courses including pilates, yoga and spinning are held in small groups for a group workout.

Fitness offers

  • A 210 m²/2.260 ft² fitness studio equipped with state-of-the-art apparatuses
  • Comprehensive programme of courses ranging from aqua fitness to pilates and from yoga to jogging on the beach
  • Targeted training with a personal trainer*: comprehensive fitness check, a systematic training schedule and a detailed nutrition plan
  • Sport hosts show you the right way to use devices, explain exercise techniques and give you new ideas for your workout
  • Golf simulators* and fitting station*

*This service can be booked at a surcharge.


Welcome to Golf & Cruise – when the best cruise ship in the world* meets the most interesting greens around the globe. A round of golf and a cruise have much in common. They offer many surprises, make lasting impressions and bring new acquaintances. On our exclusive Golf & Cruise voyages we have reserved the best greens for you. Golfers with a handicap of –36 or better can play on these first-class courses alongside our PGA professionals. While at sea, the golf simulator and modern video analyses invite you to perfect your technique. Our Golf & Cruise voyages are rounded off by friendly get-togethers on board, where you can meet up and talk shop to your heart’s content with the pros and fellow golfers.

Our Golf & Cruise package

(only bookable prior to the cruise, at a surcharge)

  • Welcome cocktail
  • First-class support from PGA professionals on board and on the course (daily coaching)
  • Baggage service, shoe shining and golf club cleaning
  • Individual training at the golf simulator and video coaching
  • Warm-up on the driving range, including balls (if available and if time permits)
  • Green fees and trolleys (e-carts subject to availability)
  • Transfer to and from the golf course with an English-speaking tour guide
  • Typical local halfway snackThe ideal golfer’s breakfast – tips on nutrition from a PGA golf pro
  • Presentations and personal tips from the PGA golf professionals
  • EUROPA 2 golf gift set
  • Exclusiv dinner with a PGA golf professional
  • Special prices per cruise (for example Nearest to the Pin etc.)


The sea can be experienced particularly intensively on the spacious teak pool deck. Impressive focal point is the long pool that invites guests to calmly swim their lengths or exercise with gentle aqua-fitness. Here, at the heart of the EUROPA 2, there is plenty of room for each individual guest to let his thoughts wander and simply do nothing. Comfortable sun lounges are available for every guest to enjoy either the sun or shade – both in pleasant airy as well as sheltered areas.

Deck 1
  • Zodiacs
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sun Deck
  • Bridge
  • Veranda Suites
  • Penthouse Suites
  • Grand Penthouse Suites
  • Owner Suites
Deck 2
  • Restaurant Yacht Club
  • Sushi Restaurant Sakura
  • Sun Deck
  • Pool
  • Conference Room
  • Studio
  • Gallery
  • Culinary School
  • Belvedere with library and coffee lounge
Deck 8
  • Sansibar
  • Tender
  • Knopf Club / Kids Club
  • Veranda Suites
  • Ocean Suites
  • Family Apartments
  • Penthouse Suites (accessible) 
Deck 7
  • Veranda Suites
  • Ocean Suites
Deck 6
  • Veranda Suites
  • Ocean Suites
  • Owner Suites
  • Grand Ocean Suites
Deck 5
  • Ocean Spa
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Golf
  • Embarkation and disembarkation
  • Grand Ocean Suites
  • Veranda Suites
  • Ocean Suites
Deck 4
  • Restaurant Weltmeere
  • Restaurant Serenissima
  • Restaurant Elements
  • Restaurant Tarragon
  • Grand Reserve
  • Tour Office
  • Teens' Club
  • Boutique / Jeweller
  • Reception
  • Foyer
  • Embarkation / disembarkation
  • Photo shop
  • Club 2
  • Collins
  • Theatre
All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: on board the EUROPA 2, you can enjoy the highest level of casual luxury with a maximum of 500 guests. The ship has been awarded the coveted distinction of 5-stars-plus by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2020.

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Paradise On Earth
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Cruise Line: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Departs: Friday, November 10, 2023
Duration: 14 NIGHTS
Reference: POEME2221110

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