The new Europa 2 brochure for the forthcoming 2015/2016 season has been published just in time to mark the ship's first anniversary in May. In the coming season, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ guests can look forward to new destinations such as south-eastern Africa; combination options in the Mediterranean to extend their cruise; and a variety of cruise durations, including Scandinavia, Western Europe, the Arabian Peninsula, India, Vietnam or Hong Kong. All cruises on the Europa 2 included in the new brochure are cruise-only. The new Europa 2 brochure includes itineraries from April 2015 to April 2016.
Africa will appear for the first time on the route plan for the Europa 2 as a new cruise destination for the coming season. In December 2015 and January 2016, five cruises will sail to East and South Africa. As well as ports such as Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Walvis Bay and Durban, the ship will also call at the beautiful island of Mauritius. In the coming year, the Europa 2 will also call at new ports on routes to destinations the ship has visited before: In northern Europe, there will be a visit to Riga, in the Mediterranean, the ship will call at Port Grimaud and Piran for the first time and in Indonesia, guests can look forward to some unforgettable days on Bali. The Europa 2 will also be welcomed once again to her home port in Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city: Five ports of call in the Hanseatic city are planned for spring 2015.
In summer 2015, the Europa 2 will cruise on two different routes in the Mediterranean, which can also be combined, however guests choose. When combining both routes to make a 14-day cruise, guests will not only experience twelve unique Mediterranean ports including Monte Carlo, Bonifacio and Capri, they will also benefit from a reduction of $1,030 per person. A combination also makes it possible on Mediterranean cruises to extend one-week cruises by three or four days and to start, or end the cruise in Monte Carlo. In Spring 2015, two and four-day short cruises in Western Europe will act as a ‘taster’ for guests to get to know the Europa 2. Six to twelve-day, or 15 to 20-day cruises are also available in the new Europa 2 brochure, offering cruise lengths for every taste.
To coincide with the launch of the new brochure, two types of suites have been given a new name and the inclusive services in these categories have been adapted accordingly. The 560-square-foot Spa Suites will now be known as "Grand Ocean Suites." In this category, there will no longer be the privilege of a personal butler, which means that the cruise price will be reduced accordingly. The Grand Suites on decks 8 and 10 will be renamed as "Penthouse Suites" to reflect their location on the upper decks. The cruise price for the Penthouse Suites on deck 10 will increase slightly to reflect this.
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