Hapag Lloyd have quickly established themselves as a big contender in the luxury cruise market. The main ship in the fleet is the MS Europa 2 built in 2012. She holds 516 guests and on arrival into service in 2013 she was given a 5* Berlitz rating. The Fleet also includes MS Europa, and 2 expedition ships MS Hanseatic Nature and MS Hanseatic Inspiration. You will experience service onboard their ships like no other, they have one of the highest ratios of staff to space at sea.
By: Macaulay, Glasgow on 6th Jul 2018
Still most passengers are German speaking, yet all crew are English fluent once they learn you require it.The very pleasant English hostess was often around.
By: Dawodu, London on 1st Nov 2017
Food, frolics and attentive staff, very high standards and a Jacuzzi. Seven restaurants with no fixed seating plan, a lot of variety for my attention span.
For twelve years in a row, MS Europa was awarded the title "best cruise ship in the world" by Ward-Ranking and Berlitz.
Europa 2 has been described as "the ritziest ship in the industry" and is intended to convey an relaxing atmosphere.
HANSEATIC nature is an expedition ship launched in 2018.
HANSEATIC inspiration features open decks that bring you as close to nature as possible.
German is spoken on MS Europa, MS Bremen and HANSEATIC nature. Onboard MS Europa 2 and HANSEATIC inspiration staff communicates in German and English, as well as on some journeys with MS Hanseatic.
The dresscode depends on the ship you are cruising with. Dress code on MS Europa and MS Europa 2 is more elegant and formal as on MS Hanseatic and MS Bremen. For cruises with HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC inspiration you should remember to pack suitable clothing for excursions and expeditions.