Cruise Line: Hapag Lloyd
Entered Service: 2013
Lifestyle: Utterly Exclusive
Onboard Currency: Euros
Crew: 370 +
Length: 740 feet (225.6 metres)
Beam: 88 feet (26.7 metres)
Draft: 21 feet (6.3 metres)
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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