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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 Valparaiso-Buenos Aires EUX1503

At the Other End of the World: Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina MS Europa 2 Voyage 1503 – February 1 – 16, 2015

Cultural riches and scenic contrasts make South America an eclectic destination. Exciting natural experiences will be unforgettable – such as a boat trip on the deep-blue Lago Todos los Santos* and a kayak tour* on Lake Llanquihue*. It then becomes icy when the EUROPA 2 cruises by the tremendous Pio XI Glacier. The Torres del Paine National Park* is spectacular, the branched waterways of the Strait of Magellan are romantic, and the ice masses of the Garibaldi Glacier are a vibrant blue. Animal lovers can go on a catamaran excursion through the Beagle Channel* to observation posts, and ornithologists will be fascinated by the Valdes Peninsula*. There are also sufficient days at sea planned into this cruise so that you can enjoy THE FREEDOM THAT TAKES YOU PLACES on board in all its forms.

Highlights of this trip:

  • Catamaran* trip across the All Saints Lake (Lago Todos los Santos).
  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site: the Torres del Paine National Park* and Valdes Peninsula*.
  • Seafaring legends: circumnavigation of Cape Horn, South America’s southernmost point.
  • On board: Argentinian literary salon.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Date

Destination

Sunday 01-Feb-2015

Valparaiso/Chile, departure 18.00 hrs

Monday 02-Feb-2015

Relaxation at sea

Tuesday 03-Feb-2015

Puerto Montt/Chile, 8.30 – 18.00 hrs

Leave the lights of

Valparaiso

 behind and experience your first day at sea before reaching the natural wonders of

Puerto Montt.

 With rich green meadows, shimmering mountain lakes and snow-capped peaks, “Chile’s Switzerland” unfurls at the entrance to the city. Enjoy the rushing of the Petrohue waterfalls*, as turquoise-coloured water plunges to the rocks. Magnificent panoramic views of tree-covered volcanic slopes are presented on a boat trip on the deep-blue Lago Todos los Santos* and on a kayaking tour* on Lake Llanquihue.

Wednesday 04-Feb-2015

Relaxation at sea

Thursday 05-Feb-2015

Cruising along Pio XI Glacier, 18.00 – 19.00 hrs, (Seno Eyre)/Chile

Your next destination is no less spectacular. The ice masses of the mighty 

Pio XI Glacier

 migrate deeper into the fjord every day.

Friday 06-Feb-2015

Cruising in the Strait of Magellan, approx. 10.00 hrs

Your cruise continues along branched waterways and past little islands along the 

Strait of Magellan

 towards 

Punta Arenas

.

Saturday 07-Feb-2015

Punta Arenas/Chile, 6.00 – 0.00 hrs

Patagonia’s oldest city looks proudly at its Victorian legacy, which you can explore by yourself on a stroll around the city. From here, you reach the stunning Torres del Paine National Park* where, with a little luck, you will see rheas and guanacos. Or visit the penguin colony in Otway Bay*, whilst for adventurers there await unforgettable impressions at the canopy*: hovering over the treetops reveals a sensational view of the Strait of Magellan.

Sunday 08-Feb-2015

Cruising along by the Garibaldi Glacier/Chile, 15.00 – 18.00 hrs

Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 22.00 hrs

Sharp rocks line the banks of the Beagle Channel, whose magnificent highlight is the 

Garibaldi Glacier

: its ice masses glow a brilliant blue.

Monday 09-Feb-2015

Ushuaia, departure 18.00 hrs

In the evening, you are welcomed by

Ushuaia

, capital of the province Tierra del Fuego and self-appointed southernmost city of the world. You will learn more about its history in the former “prison” Museo Presidio. On a catamaran trip through the Beagle Channel*, take a detour to Sea Lion Island which, with a little luck, makes it possible to have interesting encounters with the native animal kingdom, which include Mageallan cormorants. The narrow-gauge railway, Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino*, runs through the centre of the Tierro del Fuego National Park past jagged rocks, tranquil lakes and fairytale forests to the “end of the world”.

Tuesday 10-Feb-2015

Cruising alongside Cape Horn/Chile, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs

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The next day, stand by for one of the greatest seafarer experiences: where the waves of the Pacific and the Atlantic merge, EUROPA 2 negotiates the legendary 

Cape Horn

.

Wednesday 11-Feb-2015 – Thursday , 12-Feb-2015

Relaxation at sea

Friday 13-Feb-2015

Puerto Madryn/Argentina, 7.00 – 20.00 hrs

Two relaxing days at sea lie ahead before arriving at

Puerto Madryn

, which was founded in the mid 19th century by Welsh settlers. Valdes Peninsula* is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. The nature reserve fascinates with its bird kingdom, and at Punta Norte there is a good chance of spotting elephant seals. While visiting an Estancia*, find out about the native way of life in the interior of the country. Enjoy true gaucho romanticism with a barbecue looking out over the grazing herds of cattle. On a walk along the coast*, once again feel the special character of this remote part of the world before two concluding days at sea and making a move homewards from

Buenos Aires

.

Saturday 14-Feb-2015 – Sunday , 15-Feb-2015

Relaxation at sea

Monday 16-Feb-2015

Buenos Aires/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs.

Disembarkation of the MS Europa 2.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 Valletta-Venice EUX1525

Living History on the Adriatic: Valletta, Malta to Venice, Italy
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1525 – August 29 – September 5, 2015

Enjoy the cultural and natural riches of the Adriatic – and look forward to a relaxing cruise. With its varied natural charm, the Ionian island of Corfu is an appealing place to begin a special cruise, whilst the entrance into the Bay of Kotor is a truly unforgettable experience. Trogir is a treasure chest of art and architecture and Croatia’s natural scenery is no less impressive, as you will see on a trip to the waterfalls of Krka**. Ravenna with its famous mosaics** and Venice with its countless bridges – these two Italian pearls of the Adriatic form the finale to your cruise on board the EUROPA 2.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site: the Bay of Kotor, Europe’s southernmost fjord.
  • Breathtaking scenery: the waterfalls of Krka** in Croatia.
  • An impressive lagoon city: one day and one night in Venice.

** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Date

Destination

Saturday 29-Aug-2015

Valletta/Malta, departure 21.00 hrs

Embarkation of the MS Europa 2.

An impressive castle of the Crusaders and a picturesque natural harbour: You can explore the starting point for your cruise on our pre-cruise programme*.

Sunday 30-Aug-2015

Relaxation at sea

Monday 31-Aug-2015

Kerkyra/Corfu/Ionian Islands/Greece, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Legend has it that Poseidon, god of the sea, brought the nymph Kerkyra here. This island – the second largest of the Ionian Islands – is best explored on horseback**. This way you can experience the natural beauty of the island close-up in a hilly landscape of cork oaks and olive trees. Or follow in Sisi’s footsteps: once upon a time, Empress Elisabeth of Austria commissioned the Achilleon*, a building surrounded by magnificent gardens with a sculpture park.

Tuesday 01-Sep-2015

Kotor/Montenegro, 8.00 – 15.00 hrs

An unforgettable experience: the cruise to Kotor on board the EUROPA 2. The natural harbour lies at the end of the bay of the same name, which cuts deep inland like a fjord for about 30 km. The winding alleys and Venetian palaces in the town are well protected behind the fortified city walls. As well as Kotor, you can also discover Budva**, one of the oldest settlements in the Balkans, which is a great place for sightseeing with its citadel, impressive squares and narrow streets. Or relax on nearby Jaz beach** with its crystal-clear waters.

Wednesday 02-Sep-2015

Trogir/Croatia, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Romanesque and Gothic churches, palaces and houses, narrow streets and bright courtyards: The historic centre of Trogir is a treasure chest of art and architecture, dating back more than 2,000 years, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the most impressive natural phenomena in Croatia are the waterfalls of Krka**, whilst a white-water rafting** trip will take you past some impressive cliffs and caves.

Thursday 03-Sep-2015

Ravenna/Italy, 11.00 – 19.00 hrs

The central Piazza del Popolo, with its typically Italian street cafes, is the ideal starting point for a stroll through this idyllic university town. Ravenna is famous above all for its mosaics**, which decorate the Basilica of San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, for example. The natural beauty of the region is best explored on a bicycle tour in the Po Delta Natural Park**. The unusual landscape features centuries-old woodlands, as well as sand dunes and marshlands.

Friday 04-Sep-2015

Venice/Italy, arrival 4.00 hrs

Overnight stay on board

With over 400 bridges and countless palazzi lining the city’s canals, for many visitors,

La Serenissima

 is the most beautiful city in the world. The city’s unique highlights include St Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace** and the cathedral with its brilliant gold mosaics. A gourmet tour** promises a traditional Italian culinary experience, with an opportunity to try local

cichetti

 snacks and locally produced wines.

Saturday 05-Sep-2015

Venice

Disembarkation of the MS Europa 2.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 Mauritius-Colombo EUX1602

Untouched beaches, richly diverse rainforests and exotic scents and colours: the islands of the Indian Ocean will appear one after the other, like a string of pearls, throughout your cruise. Mauritius and Reunion are renowned for their exclusive tropical flair, as are the Seychelles and the Maldives. Enjoy freedom that takes you places with the EUROPA 2 and explore mountainous volcanic terrain, turquoise water, lush underwater habitats and pristine sandy beaches. Wander through markets, go on an excursion** to the brightly coloured underwater world of the Indian Ocean, or take off on a scenic helicopter flight** over breathtaking landscapes before finally bidding farewell to the EUROPA 2 in Sri Lanka.

Highlights of this cruise:

** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 Manila-Singapore EUX1605

Hong Kong’s unique atmosphere, friendly hospitality in Vietnam and Thailand, the charm of big cities and natural paradises: This cruise will show you the many faces of South East Asia. Manila’s sea of lights will see you off as you leave for the glittering skyline of Hong Kong. Discover Halong Bay, one of the world’s most beautiful destinations, before the Imperial City of Hue** with its royal citadel and Forbidden City brings the glory of the past back to life. The vast cities of Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Singapore provide a dazzling contrast with their hustle and bustle, exotic street markets and impressive skyscrapers. Relax and enjoy your cruise on board the EUROPA 2.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • Fascinating megacities: Hong Kong, Saigon and Bangkok**.
  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site: Halong Bay.
  • The largest sacred building in the world: the Temple of Angkor Wat**.
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese tradition and a futuristic metropolis.

** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Day

Destination

Sat27-Feb-2016

Manila/Philippines

Transfer to the embarkation point, departure 22.00 hrs

Your cruise begins as you leave the sea of lights of the Philippine capital behind.

Sun28-Feb-2016

Relaxation at sea

Mon29-Feb-2016

Hong Kong/China, arrival 13.00 hrs

Against the backdrop of a glittering skyline and accompanied by traditional junks, the EUROPA 2 will glide into Hong Kong’s harbour. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of this lively city, which never seems to sleep – for example, on an evening tram ride and a visit to the night market**, including magnificent views from Victoria Peak. On the next day, you can discover the legend of the goddess A-Ma in Macao**.

Tue01-Mar-2016

Hong Kong, departure 18.00 hrs

Wed02-Mar-2016

Relaxation at sea

Thu03-Mar-2016

Halong Bay/Vietnam, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

With around 3,000 limestone islands rising mystically out of the sea, Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. On a boat trip** or kayak trip**, you can experience the wonders of nature up-close.

Fri04-Mar-2016

Chan May (Hue)/Vietnam, 7.00 – 9.00 hrs

Chan May is your starting point for an overland excursion to the former royal city of Hue**. Idyllically situated on the Huang Giang (river), this UNESCO World Heritage Site with its royal citadel, forbidden city, temples and theatres brings the glory of the past back to life.

Da Nang/Vietnam, 13.00 – 19.00 hrs

Explore the lively city on the Han River with its French heritage at your own pace – for example by visiting the Cham museum with its rare exhibits from the Cham culture. Or take a bicycle tour** through the fascinating and romantic trading port of Hoi An, whose streets, trading houses and temples are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sat05-Mar-2016

Relaxation at sea

Sun06-Mar-2016

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)/Vietnam, arrival 9.00 hrs

Spend more than a day exploring Vietnam’s biggest city, with its rickshaws, eateries and buildings dating back to colonial times. You will also be able to get some amazing impressions of the surrounding area on your way to the Mekong Delta**, passing fertile paddy fields in rustic boats. Or take the opportunity to make a two-day overland excursion to the majestic temple complex of Angkor Wat**. This spiritual centre of Cambodia, whose temple has been partly overgrown by the jungle, has its very own unique and impressive atmosphere.

Mon07-Mar-2016

Ho Chi Minh City, departure 14.00 hrs

Tue08-Mar-2016

Relaxation at sea

Wed09-Mar-2016

Laem Chabang (Bangkok)/Thailand, 7.00 – 23.00 hrs

From Thailand’s largest deep-sea port, you can reach the boom town of Bangkok. Discover the fascination of this “City of Angels” on a bicycle and boat tour**, taking in the exotic street markets, mysterious alleys and frankincense-scented temples.

Thu10-Mar-2016

Ko Kood/Thailand, 9.30 – 14.00 hrs

The long, crescent-shaped beaches of this tropical island are perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Fri11-Mar-2016

Relaxation at sea

Sat12-Mar-2016

Singapore/Singapore, arrival 8.00 hrs

Your cruise ends in Singapore, the Lion City, disembarkation

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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 Limassol-Dubai EUX1532

Desert Worlds and Legendary Cultures: Limassol, Cyprus to Dubai, United Arab Emirates
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1532 – October 27- November 10, 2015

The legacy of the pharaohs, famous sites of the Orient and Christianity, and relaxing days on the beaches of some of Egypt’s most famous resorts: combine exclusive moments into a unique cruise. Board the EUROPA 2 in Cyprus – the “island of the gods” – and look forward to calling at Port Said, the starting point for a visit to the realm of the pharaohs with impressive pyramids** and treasures shrouded in legend. Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh are a paradise for divers and snorkellers, and the Sultanate of Oman with its Grand Mosque and Al Alam Palace make for a diverse contrast to the megacity of Dubai.

Highlights of this cruise:

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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 CapeTown-Mauritius EUX1601

Real adventurers will leap at this opportunity to see lions, buffalo, rhinos, elephants and leopards – the famous “big five”. With a bit of luck, you’ll be able to spot them all during your cruise, which starts with South Africa’s fascinating wildlife and melting pot of cultures, before showcasing the indescribable natural beauty of Mozambique and Madagascar. Unwind on isolated beaches and explore Africa’s dense rainforests and stunning mountainous terrain.

Highlights of this cruise:

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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 Athens-Kusadasi EUX1529

Cultural Radiance in the Aegean: Athens, Greece to Kusadasi, Turkey
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1529 – October 3-10, 2015

The deep blue of the sea, the impressive structures and the dreamlike sandy beaches: fall for the various charms of the Aegean and enjoy unforgettable holiday moments on the EUROPA 2. The monasteries of Meteora**, which are perched a staggering height above the ground and a scene in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only, will form the prelude to your cruise before Thessaloniki welcomes you with its varied history. As one of the most pristine islands in the eastern Aegean, Chios combines gentle hills, sparse stone deserts and massive limestone rocks. Lesbos awaits you in the northern Aegean with sacred Christian buildings, a castle and majestic manors, before the charming Bay of Fethiye rounds off your cruise with its rustic cafes, jewellers and boutiques.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: the monasteries Meteora** and the monastery of Nea Moni**.
  • Walks** through Greece’s enchanting natural landscape.
  • Enjoy the scenery along the Turkish coast** by boat.

** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Date

Destination

Saturday 03-Oct-2015

Piraeus (Athens)/Greece, departure 19.00 hrs

Embarkation of the MS Europa 2.

Sunday 04-Oct-2015

Volos/Greece, 9.00 – 18.00 hrs

Inland from the port city, fascinating buildings await you: perched several hundred metres above the ground, the monasteries of Meteora** were carved from rugged blocks of rock hundreds of years ago. Visit the monks and nuns in their breathtaking abode and gain insights behind the walls of the monasteries. A journey on the nostalgia train that heads over bridges and viaducts to Mount Pelion** is similarly impressive.

Monday 05-Oct-2015

Thessaloniki/Greece, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

Discover the diverse history of the city that was mentioned as early as in the Bible – ranging from the White Tower which dates back to the Ottoman era to the wonderful mosaics of the early Christian Basilica of Agios Dimitrios. In Pella and Vergina**, you will have arrived in the ancient capital of Macedonia and the birthplace of Alexander the Great.

Tuesday 06-Oct-2015

Chios/Greece, 8.30 – 16.00 hrs

Inousses/Greece, 17.00 – 0.00 hrs

As one of the most primeval islands in the eastern Aegean, Chios is home to something of all the landscapes of Greece: gentle lines of hills and sparse stone deserts, blooming citrus plantations and massive limestone rocks. The famous monastery of Nea Moni** and its golden mosaics are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Situated close to the Turkish coast, this island is the retreat of Greece’s high society. Enjoy the peacefulness and friendliness of this insider’s tip on an individual shore excursion.

Wednesday 07-Oct-2015

Mitilini/Lesbos/Greece, 6.00 – 18.00 hrs

Sacred Christian buildings, a Byzantine castle and Italian manors: the charm of this port city lies in its mixture of various cultural influences. On the excursion to discover olive oil and ouzo**, you can try the island’s specialities and find out how they are made. Alternatively, walk along the bay of Gera** and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the crystal-clear sea.

Thursday 08-Oct-2015

Fethiye/Turkey, arrival 22.00 hrs

With rustic cafes, jewellers and leather boutiques, this city, charmingly nestled in the bay of the same name, is ideal for exploring during a relaxed stroll. Paragliding** offers breathtaking views as you fly at around 1,700 m above the fantastic landscape of Oludeniz. Alternatively, cruise through remote bays in a

gulet

**, a traditional wooden boat.

Friday 09-Oct-2015

Fethiye, departure 15.00 hrs

Saturday 10-Oct-2015

Kusadasi/Turkey, arrival 6.00 hrs

Disembarkation of the MS Europa 2.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 Rome-Valletta EUX1524

Magical Light and Volcanic Islands: Rome, Italy to Valletta, Malta
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1524- August 22-29, 2015

The wild romance of Corsica. Legendary Capri. The power of fire on the Lipari Islands. Discover the fascination of Mediterranean islands. The colourful houses in Positano cling to the steep hillsides and the Italian resort will welcome you with its own world-famous fashion. In Sicily, enjoy views of smoking Mount Etna, the most active volcano in Europe. After seven fascinating days in the Mediterranean, you will leave the EUROPA 2 in Valletta, one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • Colourful houses on steep slopes: Positano on the Amalfi Coast.
  • Powerfully romantic: the legendary island of Capri.
  • Bizarre lava flows: travel in off-road vehicles** to Mount Etna.
  • On board: make and enjoy your own delicious ice cream.

** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Date

Destination

Saturday 22-Aug-2015

Civitavecchia (Rome)/Italy, departure 22.00 hrs

Embarkation of the MS Europa 2.

Sunday 23-Aug-2015

Bonifacio/Corsica/France, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

A fascinating sight: the port of Bonifacio sits on a limestone plateau. The historic part of the town with its narrow cobbled streets can be reached via a drawbridge and there are magnificent views over the sea from the upper town. You will have time to let all these impressions sink in on a walking tour of the city**.

Monday 24-Aug-2015

Positano/Italy, arrival 15.00 hrs

The colourful houses cling to the hillsides and are surrounded by fragrant orange and lemon groves. On your individual shore excursion, you will be able to discover little boutiques with the local fashions for which Positano has become world famous, whilst restaurants around the picturesque harbour serve local specialities.

Tuesday 25-Aug-2015

Positano, departure 6.30 hrs

Capri/Italy, 8.00 – 20.00 hrs

Circumnavigation of the island of Capri in the evening

This legendary island has already drawn plenty of artists, intellectuals and writers under its spell. Discover its beauty for yourself – on idyllic beaches, in the sea of colours of the Blue Grotto or whilst enjoying an espresso on the promenade. An unforgettable highlight is the circumnavigation of the island on board the EUROPA 2 – with spectacular views of the craggy coastline.

Wednesday 26-Aug-2015

Lipari/Lipari Islands/Italy, 14.00 – 21.00 hrs

Circumnavigation of the island of Stromboli in the late evening

The historic part of Lipari, capital of the island of the same name, is full of Italian charm. This is the largest of the volcanic Lipari Islands. On a discovery tour**, some idyllic impressions of this UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site will unfold. Or you can go on a snorkelling adventure by the volcano**. A robust speedboat will take you at high speed along the red lava cliffs. Discover a fascinating cave system and a 100 m long tunnel grotto where countless fish and other underwater inhabitants dart to and fro.

Thursday 27-Aug-2015

Naxos (Taormina)/Sicily/Italy, 10.00 – 21.00 hrs

From Naxos you can get to Taormina**, which sits on top of the cliffs over the Ionian Sea with unique views of smoking Mount Etna. You can get even closer to the famous volcano on a trip by off-road vehicle** to the Valle del Bove, where the lava flows have formed a bizarre landscape.

Friday 28-Aug-2015

Valletta/Malta, arrival 17.00 hrs

Overnight stay on board

One of the most beautiful capital cities in Europe has a unique medieval charm. Inside the mighty fortified walls, the narrow streets are a great place to take a stroll. Following one last night on board, your cruise draws to a close – or you can get to know the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valletta better on our post-cruise programme.

Saturday 29-Aug-2015

Valletta

Disembarkation of the MS Europa 2.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 Hamburg to Kiel EUX1511

A Short Nordic Holiday: Hamburg, Germany – Kiel, Germany
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1511 – May 10-14, 2015

The Hamburg Port Anniversary and the second birthday of the EUROPA 2 will make for an impressive prelude to your cruise before you reach the Kiel Canal and Copenhagen with its Little Mermaid. Malmo, the third largest city in Sweden, will then welcome you with a combination of city flair and a relaxed atmosphere. Fans of challenging crime fiction can visit the picturesque Ystad and follow in the footsteps of Kurt Wallander**. Your cruise will end in a picturesque setting in the Kiel Fjord.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • The Kiel Canal: unexpected perspectives.
  • Colourful houses and life: Copenhagen’s Nyhavn.
  • For fans of crime novels: in the footsteps of Kurt Wallander**.
  • Hamburg Port Anniversary.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Date

Destination

Sunday 10-May-2015

Hamburg/Germany, Embarkation of the MS Europa 2.

Sunday 10-May-2015

Hamburg/Germany, departure 19.00 hrs

Arrive a little earlier and experience the allure of the Hanseatic city* with impressive views of the famous Hamburg Port Anniversary. The day of your departure from Hamburg will also be something truly special: the EUROPA 2 is celebrating its second birthday!

Monday 11-May-2015

Daytime passage through the Kiel Canal

At almost 100 km long, the Kiel Canal is the most frequently used artificial shipping lane in the world. Let the northern German scenery drift by on your private veranda, marvel at the art of navigation in the locks and take advantage of the various opportunities provided by the EUROPA 2 – ranging from culinary discoveries in seven restaurants to exclusive treatments in the OCEAN SPA.

Tuesday 12-May-2015

Copenhagen/Denmark, arrival 8.00 hrs

The Danish metropolis, stretching over two islands, is famous for its easy lifestyle; you can experience it for yourself in charming districts such as Nyhavn. Formerly the district of mariners, it has evolved into a popular, colourful hotspot. The gabled houses, cosy cafes and small shops will entice you to stay a while and explore. Stroll around the streets late into the night and enjoy the Scandinavian flair. On a city tour**, you will be welcomed by the city’s landmark, the Little Mermaid. In front of Amalienborg Palace, the residence of the royal family, you can tell from the flag whether or not the queen is at home. Directly opposite the residence you can visit the Copenhagen Opera House. It is one of the most modern theatres in the world and its striking, 90 m wide awning is a real eye-catcher. Alternatively, explore Dyrehaven park, the hunting grounds of the royal family since 1670, on a horseback ride**. The park is home to over 2,000 deer. Take a helicopter trip** and marvel at the breathtaking views of Copenhagen, the islands offshore and the Oresund Bridge.

Wednesday 13-May-2015

Copenhagen, departure 3.00 hrs

Malmoe/Sweden, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

The third largest city in Sweden combines city flair with a relaxed atmosphere. Whereas the old town brings the past to life with its picturesque half-timbered houses, the port is dominated by a spectacular landmark: the futuristic Turning Torso twists 190 m into the sky and offers impressive panoramic views. A particularly rewarding way of exploring Malmoe is a bicycle tour** which will lead you past the city’s sights – including a detour to the nearby Torup Castle, one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Sweden. Fans of challenging crime fiction can visit the picturesque Ystad and follow in the footsteps of Kurt Wallander**.

Thursday 14-May-2015

Kiel/Germany, arrival 7.00 hrs

Disembarkation of the MS Europa 2.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 Dubai-Mauritius EUX1534

Fascinating Arabia and paradisiacal island worlds: Dubai to Mauritius
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1534 – November 18 – December 6, 2015

Look forward to impressions rich in contrast: the shimmering metropolises of the Arabian Peninsula give way to the untouched natural beauty of the Seychelles and Madagascar. Be enchanted by the oriental flair of the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf and enjoy some relaxation at sea before sunbathing, snorkelling and diving in the Seychelles. With a little luck, you might encounter Madagascar’s Brookesia, the smallest chameleon in the world, as you take in the scent of vanilla. Your cruise and 20 days of relaxed luxury on the EUROPA 2 will come to an end on Mauritius.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • Oman – fascination between tradition and modernity.
  • Dreamlike beaches on the Seychelles and Mauritius.
  • A unique natural paradise: Madagascar.
  • IMPULSE & INSPIRATION events on the theme “Boundless: the worlds of the future”.

    * These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.