Ship statistics

Cruise Line: Hapag Lloyd

Entered Service: 2013

Lifestyle: Utterly Exclusive

Onboard Currency: Euros

Passengers: 516

Crew: 370 +

Tonnage: 42830

Length: 740 feet (225.6 metres)

Beam: 88 feet (26.7 metres)

Draft: 21 feet (6.3 metres)

Europa 2

Europa 2 is a cruise ship operated by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, a German-based cruise line. She entered service in May 2013, and has since been named the number-one cruise ship in the world by the Berlitz Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships, replacing her fleetmate, MS Europa, which had held that distinction for more than a decade.  She has the greatest space per passenger of any cruise ship.

The reason the Europa 2 is probably not as well known in the English-speaking world is because it is a German ship, whose parent company, Hapag Lloyd, is probably better known for its cargo business.

Europa 2 is visiting New Zealand for the first time in December 2016.  As it is a German-speaking ship, Europa’s passengers are mostly from Germany although the cruise line has been making an effort to attract more English-speaking passengers from North America, Britain, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

There are no restrictions on Hapag Lloyd passengers on taking wine purchased in port onboard.

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