Hapag-Lloyd Expands Bi-Lingual Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is expanding its bi-lingual cruise offerings on its flagship Europa, an "all-suites" ship, with staterooms that are never less than 290 square feet, 80% of them with private verandas. The line's officials say that the Europa product is attractive for Americans, thanks in part to its world-class cuisine, two specialty restaurants, and frequent visits by renowned chefs. As more Americans sail on Europa, which already attracts a strong European clientele, the Americans will repeat the experience. Among those bi-lingual itineraries planned for 2007 are: "Down Under," a music cruise from Melbourne, Australia to Jakarta, Indonesia, departing March 4; "1001 Nights" an Around-the-Arabian-Peninsula cruise from Muscat, Oman to Beirut, Lebanon on April 10; "Ancient World of Europe - Cultural Cruise" from Beirut to Genoa, Italy on April 23; "Western Europe," a gourmet Cruise from Lisbon, Portugal to Monte Carlo, Monaco on Sept. 20; "Fall Feelings" in southern Europe, from Monte Carlo to Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 4; "Heritage of the Czars," an Oct. 18 roundtrip sailing from Istanbul to the cultural sights of the Black Sea; and "Adventure Amazon," a Brazilian cruise from Rio de Janeiro to Manaus on Dec. 4. In addition, Europa's new 2007 program features shore trips for late risers and those with special interests; bicycle tours are also offered with the ship's own bicycles. Visit [www.hl-cruises.com].

Read more on:

Suggested Articles:

Carnival Cruise Line has signed PepsiCo as its new preferred beverage partner, effective this January. More here.

The new pier at Port Zante will allow the port to host up to three of the largest cruise ships in the world. Details here.

Rand Memorial Hospital, the primary hospital in Freeport, sustained significant damage during Hurricane Dorian. More here.