Hong Kong To Singapore, Half Off Second Passenger On Hapag-Lloyd’s Top-Rated Europa 2, March 20, 2017

In the Lands of Smiles

South East Asia has many faces. Dive into a fascinating world with metropolises such as Singapore and unspoilt natural beauty, a spiritual past and the rapid pace of the future.

March 20 – April 3, 2017:  14-day cruise EUX1706

Price Special:

1st person from £ 6,280 / US$ 10,310 / € 8,590
2nd person from £ 3,140 / US$ 5,155 / € 4,295

Example category. 1, Veranda/Ocean Suite, cruise-only. Price special available in category 1- 9 and 12, for double occupancy only.

Additionally, each guest receives an on-board beverage credit of € 200.

For further details please call Gay Scruton at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com.

 
Basic package, 5 courses: £1,430 / US$2,340/ €1,950 p.p.
Additional course (Penang Golf Club): £ 160 / US$ 260 /  € 210 p.p.
Golf & Cruise Voyage
On these exclusive Golf & Cruise voyages Hapag-Lloyd have reserved the best greens in advance and put together attractive basic packages (subject to a charge). Golfers with a handicap of –36 or better can play on these first-class courses alongside our PGA professionals.

Bali to Hong Kong On Board Hapag-Lloyd’s Top-Rated Europa 2: Half Off For Second Passenger, February 6-20, 2017

Pink Sand and Chocolate Hills

Life never stands still in the mega-cities of Manila and Hong Kong. The untouched tropical beaches and natural phenomena such as Pink Beach and the Chocolate Hills stand in contrast to these metropolises.

February 6 – 20, 2017:  14-day cruise EUX1703

Price Special:

1st person from £6,450 / US$10,310 / €8,590
2nd person from £3,225 / US$5,155 / €4,295 

Example cat. 1, Veranda / Ocean Suite, cruise only. Price special available in category 1- 9 and 12, for double occupancy only.

Additionally, each guest receives an on-board beverage credit of € 200.

For further details please call Gay Scruton at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com.

Europa’s Best Celebrates 10th Anniversary: Festival of Food and Drink With Ten Top-Prize Chefs – Gourmet Festival In Antwerp On June 22

Gourmet Festival on board in Antwerp on June 22 – Special Jubilee Celebration with ten award-winning chefs and Jubilee Guest Eckart Witzigmann – High Point of the 14-day Gourmet Cruise from Lisbon to Hamburg

EuropaThis year the very popular, annual gourmet festival “Europa’s Best” celebrates a truly special anniversary. For ten years, numerous Michelin-starred chefs and other high flyers in the world of haute cuisine, including wine growers, chocolatiers, patissiers and fromagers, have gathered together once a year on board Europa to transform the Lido Deck into a gourmet mile. To mark this anniversary in 2014, appropriately, Europa ’s chef de cuisine Thorsten Gillert will welcome on board ten top-prize chefs from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and, of course, Belgium. This year, as always, Europa will berth in Antwerp for its special evening event devoted entirely to the delights of haute cuisine par excellence.

Also on board as special jubilee guest is Eckart Witzigmann, crowned “Chef of the Century” by Gault Millau. Passengers will also enjoy the pleasure of sampling one of his creations – a “signature dish” from his repertoire will be presented on the menu in the Europa Restaurant on the evening of the event.

Guest Chefs:

Dieter Müller, Restaurant Dieter Müller, MS Europa
Thomas Bühner (DE), La Vie, 3 Michelin stars, 4 Gault-Millau toques
Stefan Steinheuer (DE), Steinheuers Restaurant “Zur Alten Post“, 2 Michelin stars, 4 Gault-Millau toques
Karlheinz Hauser (DE), Restaurant Seven Seas, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques
Johannes King (DE), Sölringhof Sylt, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques
Nils Henkel (DE), Schloss Lerbach, 2 Michelin stars, 4 Gault-Millau toques
Tanja Grandits (CH), Restaurant Stucki, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques
Holger Bodendorf (DE), Landhaus Stricker, 1 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques
Silvio Nickol (AU), Palais Coburg, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques
Filip Claeys (BE), Restaurant De Jonkman, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques

Winegrowers:  Winery Schneider, Diel Estate, Winery Dönnhoff, Winery Schwarzer Adler, Winery Dreissigacker, Maison Louis Latour, Château Malartic-Lagravière, Winery Luciano Sandrone, Winery Franz Hirtzberger, Winery Huerta de Albalá

Other Participants:  Barkeeper Charles Schumann, Otto Gourmet, BOS Food, Giovanni L, L`Olio Secondo Veronelli, Fromagerie Antony, Caviar House & Prunier Piekfeine Brände, Becking Kaffee,  Die Patisserie

Gourmet Cruise Details: Europa departs on June 10, 2014, sailing for 14 days from Lisbon via Bilbao, St Jean de Luz, Bordeaux, Le Palais, St. Helier, St Peter Port, London (Greenwich),and Antwerp to Hamburg, from £4,440 per person. The Europa ’s Best Gourmet Festival will take place in Antwerp on June 22.

hapag-lloyd-logoFor more information on the Europa Gourmet Cruise or any other Hapag-Lloyd cruise please call Gay Scruton at The Cruise people Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.

 

 

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Releases Its 2014 Brochure For MS Europa, Including Four International English-Speaking Cruises

Europa 2014 BrochureHapag-Lloyd Cruises proudly presents its new brochure for MS Europa cruises between April and September 2014! The first section, detailing the ship, now shows in more detail everything interesting about The World´s Most Beautiful Yacht. Especially for the suites more space has been devoted to outlining their stylish interiors.

In 2014 there will be four cruises which will be offered internationally in English and German, ensuring that English-speaking passengers feel comfortable from the moment they board.

Countdown to Europa 2The four cruises dedicated to English-speaking guests are:

EUR 1408: Limassol to Venice, 12 days   April 29 – May 11, 2014.
One of the highlights is the international classic singing competition Stella Maris!

EUR 1410: Barcelona to Lisbon, 16 days
   May 25-June 10, 2014.
On this cruise the 14th MS Europa Golf Cup will take place.

EUR 1411: Lisbon to Hamburg, 14 days   June 10-24, 2014.
The Event “Europas Best” will transform the Lido Deck into a gourmet paradise with Europe´s most famous chefs, winemakers, affineurs, fromageurs, patissiers and chocolatiers.

EUR 1419: Travemünde to Hamburg, 13 days
   August 31-September 13, 2014.
Leading classical musicians come together on the Europa: the Ocean Sun Festival celebrates classical music every year out on the open sea. The best chamber music performers, famous opera singers, virtuoso musicians and well-known conductors create a unique mix of music and the sea, giving one the unparalleled pleasure of experiencing world-class stars up close and personal in the intimate surroundings of Europa.

For further details of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises or any Europa or Europa 2 cruise please call Gay Scruton at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Introduces Travel Concierge On Board Both ms Europa and ms Europa 2

HL Travel ConciergeFor details of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Travel Concierge or any Europa or Europa 2 cruise please call Gay Scruton at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.

Countdown to Europa 2: A Special Offer for UK Passengers – Free Flights For 7-Night Ultra-Luxury Cruises Between Venice and Malta

europa-2The new ultra-luxury ms Europa 2 enters service in May 2013

Today we are delighted to announce Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ latest special for UK passengers: free flights with Lufthansa between London and four exclusive 7-night Mediterranean cruises on the brand-new ultra-luxury 516-guest Europa 2. That’s right, there is no cost for you to get to or from the ship in Malta or Venice, on the following summer departures.

Also, for single travellers there is no single supplement on a limited allocation of suites in Categories 1 to 4.

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via Corfu, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Rovinj

August 17–24, 2013, 7 nights, EUX1313
August 31–September 7, 2013, 7 nights, EUX1315

MS Europa 2: From Venice to Malta
via Ravenna, Split, Korcula, Kotor and Otranto

August 24–31, 2013, 7 nights, EUX1314
September 7–14, 2013, 7 nights, EUX1316

Sterling fares are calculated at the very advantageous rate of £0.78 to the Euro. This is about €1.28 per Pound Sterling compared to €1.12 today, or an 11% saving.

Europa 2 Summer Special

To book or for further details please call Gay Scruton at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.

North Sea Cities: In Luxury From London to Antwerp, Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen & Travemünde – September 5-14, 9 days from £2,878 pp

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Two days in the regal British capital, copious time in Amsterdam – draw inspiration f rom some of Europe‘s most exciting cities. The Norwegian capital of Oslo shows its green and modern side and even lets you get a glimpse of it from the air. Denmark‘s seat of royal power of fers the perfect ambience for a leisurely stroll. In Antwerp, you can follow in Rubens‘ footsteps, Ghent is the place to sample premium-quality chocolate, and on board, you will be treated to the finest wines and cheeses. The height of indulgence.

Highlights of Cruise EUR1321_2UK:

• London* – the trendy city on the banks of the Thames
• Gourmet special – cheese specialist and wine expert on board
• Golf & Cruise voyage with comprehensive golf package*

Thu 05.9. Greenwich (London) arrival 14.00 hrs tCountdown to Europa 2
Fri 06.9. Greenwich (London)
Sat 07.9. Greenwich departure 15.00 hrs t
Sun 08.9. Antwerp 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Mon 09.9. Amsterdam arrival 8.00 hrs
Tue 10.9. Amsterdam departure 7.30 hrs
Wed 11.9. Oslo arrival 18.00 hrs
Thu 12.9. Oslo departure 18.00 hrs
Fri 13.9. Copenhagen 12.00 – 19.00 hrs
Sat 14.9. Travemünde arrival 7.00 hrs

Individual travel arrangements to Greewich and from Travemünde / t = at anchor

* These arrangements not included in the cruise price and subject to change.

Special Offers:

Pay guaranteed Suite Cat. 0 and get an upgrade to Veranda Suite Cat. 4 – 7 £2,878 per person

Single Special: Pay Suite Cat. 1 and get an upgrade to Veranda Suite Cat. 4 £4,965 per person (single occupancy only)

For further details please call Gay Scruton at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.

Countdown to Europa 2: Here’s One – Barcelona to Monte Carlo, 7 nights, June 22, from £3,070 per person for top luxury

Countdown to Europa 2This classified advertisement will appear in the lineage adverts of The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph on Saturdays for the next few weeks, leading up to Europa 2′s arrival in Southampton in early May. Meanwhile, from The Sunday Times of January 13:-

The Next Best Ship: Europa is a rather special vessel. She’s been voted the best in the world by cruising’s most revered critic, Douglas Ward, for 13 years running. From this May, though, she’ll have a sister ship to vie for the title. Europa 2 promises a “more casual and modern approach,” which translates as trendier interiors, glitzy entertainment, a cookery school and far fewer black-tie dinners. Will they maintain the same impeccable service and superb food? You be the judge on a seven-night voyage  from Barcelona to Monte Carlo, casting off on June 22. The Cruise People (020 7273 2450) has the trip from £3,070, full-board. Flights are extra; easyJet (0843 104 5000, easyjet.com) and British Airways (0844 493 0787, ba.com) fly to both Barcelona and Nice.

Call Gay Scruton at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.

Europa 2 Suites Now Being Installed, Ship To Be Ready For Early May

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ ultra-luxury Europa 2 takes shape at the STX shipyard in St Nazaire as her suites are installed. Between twenty-five and thirty a week are being installed in the various guest decks.

The standard suites are produced in two blocks – the living and the bathroom area. At the factory, more than 150 workers are busy putting suites together on eleven production lines and assembling different elements such as bed frames, slatted frames, desks and wardrobes which have been produced to custom designs.

Once secured, the stateroom blocks are loaded, hauled onto the ship with a lift, placed side by side on board and fitted. After this, all that needs to be done is for the carpet to be laid and the sofa to be positioned.

While the Standard Suites are assebled in two blocks, the Penthouse Suites are fitted directly on board as they are far too large to transport to the ship. The installation of all the suites will be complete by Christmas.

Countdown to Europa 2The new Europa 2,  which is set to undertake her maiden voyage in May, offers maximum space for all guests – and all suites have their own veranda of at least 75 sq ft looking onto the ocean. Passengers booking now can choose from a total of 251 suites in eight categories – from the Veranda Suite measuring more than 300 sq ft to the Owner’s Suite with its generous 1,065 sq ft. Seven family apartments consist of two separate suites that have both connecting doors and shared verandas.

The Europa 2  is a modern and lifestyle-oriented sister ship of the Europa 2, the world’s only 5-star-plus ship (Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2013).

For more information on Hapag-Lloyd Cruises visit www.hl-cruises.com. For bookings, inquiries, or to request a brochure, please call Gay Scruton at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk .

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises To Expand Internationally

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has announced that the two pillars of its future development will be luxury cruising and expedition voyages, while at the same time it will be looking to grow these sectors by expanding in the English-speaking market. The newbuilding Europa 2, to be introduced in May 2013, and fleetmate of the existing Europa, will be aimed at the 5-star luxury sector. And, in addition to the existing expedition ships Hanseatic and Bremen, new growth opportunities will be sought in the expedition sector.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Hanseatic in Hamburg

Today’s m.s. Hanseatic

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is already known in German-speaking countries as one of the leading operators in the luxury and expedition sectors. And at the same time, the proposed expansion into international markets will go hand-in-hand with this focus on luxury cruising in these two sectors. “By consistently focusing on these two pillars, we strive to enhance further our strength and our leading position as regards quality in these segments and at the same time we will address new markets“, explains Dr. Wolfgang Flägel, managing director of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

Selected cruises aboard all ships in the present fleet except for Columbus 2 are already marketed internationally. But Flägel added that “with  Europa 2, we will put into service a ship designed to offer an international flair and address a sophisticated, cosmopolitan target group, planning in future to increase market share in English-speaking countries such as the USA, UK and Benelux.” The first English-language Europa 2 brochure is released this week.

As a result of this new strategy, Hapag-Lloyd’s charter on  Columbus 2, which concentrates on the German-speaking four-star market, will not be extended when it expires in April 2014. Hapag-Lloyd took over Columbus 2 this May and has been operating her under bareboat charter from Oceania Cruises, where she had been operated as Insignia.

It will be interesting to see if these decisions bring Hapag-Lloyd Cruises back into the mainstream of world cruising, where for many years its ships attracted a large English-speaking clientele. Hapag-Lloyd’s Bremen (right) and German Atlantic Line’s Hanseatic were considered amongst the best ships on the North Atlantic fifty years ago.

Equally, to-day’s product is one of the best in the cruise market and its attraction is not only the line’s great tradition, but also in its great attention to detail when it comes to service. As well, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is one of the last lines to sell drinks at real duty-free prices and not the landside hotel prices that have been adopted by all other lines except the all-inclusive ones.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises offer Relaxed Luxury. For further information and competitive Sterling fares for any Hapag-Lloyd cruise please call Gay Scruton at The Cruise People Ltd in London or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.