ABOUT Hapag-Lloyd CRUISES
Originally formed in 1970, Hapag-Lloyd began as a pairing of two German shipping companies. Since then, the company has expanded into the cruise industry – Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - offering guests a large range of unique voyages which allow exploration into some of the most amazing destinations in the world. There are four ships in the Hapag-Lloyd fleet; the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 are spacious mid-sized ships which provide luxury cruise holidays to families, groups and couples of all ages. MS Europa 2 joined the fleet in May 2013 and was ranked by Berlitz as the best small cruise ship in the world, taking the title from her sister MS Europe who previously held the title for several years. Onboard there are plenty of kid’s clubs and childcare options, including kids-only shore excursions, which cater for children between the ages of two and fifteen. These ships also play host to several themed cruises with focuses on such areas as music, gourmet and golf. The MS Hanseatic and MS Bremen are smaller ships, designed to take you closer to nature and into those less accessible locations. They offer a range of expedition voyages, aimed at a more adult audience, offering study opportunities and lectures for guests to immersive themselves in the history and culture of their surroundings. Onboard the two larger ships you’ll find delicious gourmet cuisine with casual dining options, musical productions, theatre performances, live music and a wide range of exercise activities and classes. There is also a spa onboard for some relaxed down-time. Onboard the expedition ships you’ll have the chance to research the history of your surroundings online, attend presentations relating to your explorations and plenty of opportunities to relax in one of the bars and restaurants with a hot or cold beverage and a variety of appetising dishes. The ships in the Hapag-Lloyd fleet sail to a vast choice of destinations, situated all over the world. The Pacific, Antarctica, Asia, Chilean Fjords, Panama Canal, North Africa and the Amazon are just a small number of those destinations reached. Once in port, there are plenty of expeditions to choose from, whether you simply wish to explore on your own or with the help of a specialist guide.