In January 2014, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa 2 will be setting sail on course to a range of destinations, including Thailand and Vietnam. All that guests need are dive qualifications. The underwater excursions are led by divers from certified diving schools (PADI, CMAS) and can be booked during the cruise through the on board travel concierge service. The travel concierge is also responsible for putting together custom-made, private excursions both before and during the cruise.
"Activity and adventure tours play a major role in EUROPA 2's on-shore programs. The extensive choice includes canoeing, rafting and horseback riding on Phuket, or excursions in which guests get to know the destinations authentically, for example a cooking class in a local restaurant. In addition we offer classic excursions, such as city tours and visits to nearby sights and attractions, often with a different interpretation - for example a Segway tour through Manila", said Julian Pfitzner, the director of product management for the Europa 2.
Kids between the ages of 4-10 and teenagers from 11-15 can explore the destinations on escorted excursions – without parents. Highlights include trips with the zodiacs and snorkelling in the crystal-clear water of Yalong Bay on the Chinese holiday island of Hainan. There are also special family excursions to cater for the whole family, such as a trip to Vinpearl Land Water Park in Nha Trang, Vietnam.
For more information, visit www.hl-cruises.com.