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  • Hannah W, Cruise.co.uk
    started a topic Hapag Lloyd - here I come!!

    Hapag Lloyd - here I come!!

    Cruise.co.uk have just started selling Hapag Lloyd cruises - this is the ultimate in luxury cruising and I am lucky enough to have been chosen to go and test the product.
    To be honest I know very little about Hapag Lloyd, only what I have read in the brochure, so I am really looking forward to experiencing what they have to offer.
    If anyone has sailed with them and can give me some tips I would be really grateful, or if anyone is considering cruising with them and has any questions for me then please let me know and I will do my best to get you the answers.
    I will be spending a couple of days in Dubrovnik before boarding the Europa 2, and a couple of days in Venice afterwards - both of these destinations are new to me so again, any tips or advice would be most welcome.
    I will be posting live on here daily from the ship as Hapag Lloyd provide ipads free of charge in all their suites for their guests.

    Looking forward to chatting to you all soon!

  • Hannah W, Cruise.co.uk
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    Hi Annie
    Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed Croatia, especially Dubrovnik - isn't it beautiful! I did the city walls but ducked out of the cable car. I am not great with heights and by the time I had done the walls I thought the cable car might be a step too far.Like you, I would be happy to go back their any time - such a beautiful place and the locals are so friendly.
    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
    Hi Hannah

    I have not used the cable car but many do to see Dubrovnik from above. I assume you are flying into Dubrovnik and transferring by road?? - there are many opportunities to see Dubrovnik from above en route. Personal choice.

    If you have time I would recommend a trip to either Lokrum or Cavtat. There are local boat services to these places from the old harbour.

    I liked Hvar - Jelsa is the main town and not knowing the routing, there is a famous beach at Bol on the island of Brac - well worth a visit.

    I would happily visit the region again anytime.

    Annie

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  • Hannah W, Cruise.co.uk
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    I am so lucky to have had this opportunity. It certainly isn't something I shall forget in a hurry. This time tomorrow I shall be home thinking "did that really happen".
    Originally posted by Happy Sailor, Wombourne View Post
    I am jealous.

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  • Happy Sailor, Wombourne
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    I am jealous.

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  • Hannah W, Cruise.co.uk
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    My bags are packed, my trusty camera is in my hand luggage, all travel documents have been checked and rechecked so I am ready for the off later this afternoon. I have to say I am more than a little excited, more so than any other FAM trip I have been on before. I have the feeling that this one is going to just that little bit extra special - and some! I don't think I shall have wi-fi while in Dubrovnik but if I do I will let you know how Angie and I are getting on trudging round the old city walls and hurtling up and down the cable car, then maybe testing out the sun loungers and the pool at the hotel It's a tough life being a specialist cruise consultant! Catch you all soon.

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  • Hannah W, Cruise.co.uk
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    Thanks everyone for the tips and videos - I am joining the ship on Tuesday lunchtime so watch this space for live blogs!

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  • Hannah W, Cruise.co.uk
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    Of course you can Judith - the more the merrier!!
    Originally posted by Cooke, Ashby View Post
    Hannah, can I carry your bags please? Judith

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  • Cooke, Ashby
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    Hannah, can I carry your bags please? Judith

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  • Hannah W, Cruise.co.uk
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    I have been advised by Hapag Lloyd that shore excursions are currently all done in German but from 2014 they will be done in English and German. Both languages are used on board. My German is very rusty and is not good at best - I learnt all I know from Herr Flick and Helga on 'allo 'allo!!
    Originally posted by tuggy, warminster View Post
    Hapag Lloyd cruises new policy is that English will be the main language on all of there ships.

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  • trevor432990, East Sussex
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    Originally posted by tuggy, warminster View Post
    Hapag Lloyd cruises new policy is that English will be the main language on all of there ships.
    Interesting. Thanks for the info Tuggy.

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  • tuggy, warminster
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    Originally posted by trevor432990, East Sussex View Post
    Enjoy your cruise Hannah and I'll be interested to read your reviews of them as I've not been with the line before. I get the impression English will not be the main language being spoken onboard but I'd have no issues with that having been with MSC several times.
    Hapag Lloyd cruises new policy is that English will be the main language on all of there ships.

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  • trevor432990, East Sussex
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    Enjoy your cruise Hannah and I'll be interested to read your reviews of them as I've not been with the line before. I get the impression English will not be the main language being spoken onboard but I'd have no issues with that having been with MSC several times.

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  • tuggy, warminster
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    here is another this one made by a passenger.

    Hapag-Lloyd's MS Europa 2 - YouTube

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  • Hannah W, Cruise.co.uk
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    Thanks Harry. First post should appear Tuesday/Wed.
    Originally posted by Harry, Hastings View Post
    Sounds fabulous.

    Have a wonderful time and looking forward to your blogs.

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  • Hannah W, Cruise.co.uk
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    Thanks Tuggy!! I will watch this later. I am so excited about this trip!

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