Posts Tagged ‘Hapag Lloyd Cruises’

Keel laid for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ second, new expedition ship: HANSEATIC inspiration

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The keel laying for the HANSEATIC inspiration held on 18 October 2017 has set in motion the next stage of construction for the second of the two new expedition ships for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. (more…)

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises celebrates the start of the construction of its second, new-build expedition ship, HANSEATIC inspiration

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Tudorel Topa, Senior Vice President and Yard Director General Department VARD, presented the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ management team with a symbolic steel silhouette of the HANSEATIC inspiration

The steel cutting ceremony on 5 October 2017 marked the start of the construction of HANSEATIC inspiration, the second, new-build expedition ship from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, one of the leading cruise providers in the luxury and expedition segment. (more…)

Successful restyle for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2 during shipyard stay in Hamburg

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

During its second scheduled docking period since its launch in 2013 at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg from 13 to 27 September 2017, the look, technology and concept of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ ship MS EUROPA 2 have been updated. (more…)

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Karl J. Pojer named Seatrade European Cruise Personality of the Year

Monday, September 11th, 2017

On September 6, Karl J. Pojer , Chief Executive Officer of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, was named Seatrade European Cruise Personality of the Year. The accolade was announced at the Seatrade Cruise Awards 2017 ceremony held in Hamburg, Germany on the occasion of Seatrade Europe 2017. (more…)

Europa and Europa 2 Set for Blohm + Voss Refits

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa 2  (Photo Christophe Dedieu at Cruises will drydock both its ultra-luxury ships, with the Europa and Europa 2 scheduled for drydocking periods at Blohm + Voss. The Europa 2 will drydock from Sept. 13 to Sept. 27, followed by the Europa, from Sept. 27 to Oct. 13. (

Hapag-Lloyd expedition ship to sail Great Lakes cruise

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Hapag-Lloyd’s new expedition ship Hanseatic Inspiration will sail itineraries as diverse as the Amazon and the U.S. Great Lakes after making its debut in October 2019. (

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises announces Hanseatic inspiration 2019/2020 Route Preview

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is publishing the route previews for its’ new expedition ship, the HANSEATIC inspiration. Guests can look forward to a multifaceted mixture of short and long cruises to nearby, and remote expedition regions. (more…)

Europa 2 Re-introduces Summer Specials Campaign: five exciting Asia and Middle East cruises showcased in 2018

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa 2  (Photo Christophe Dedieu at Cruises has re-introduced to the international marketplace its popular Summer Specials campaign – applying to five EUROPA 2 Asia and Middle East cruises selected in April and May 2018 – with its own dedicated website at, where the relevant cruises are detailed. (more…)

MS Bremen becomes one of the first passenger ships in the world to receive the Polar Ship Certificate

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Hapag Lloyd's BremenHapag-Lloyd Cruises’ 4-star expedition cruise ship, the 155-passenger MS BREMEN has become one of the first passenger ships in the world to receive the Polar Ship Certificate which will be mandatory for ships operating in the polar regions. (more…)

TUI reports continued strong cruise demand in Germany and UK as operating profit leaps

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

TUI AG, the German tour operator that has its main listing in London, has reported a strong rise in the operating profit (EBITDA) of its cruise operations and said that the demand remains strong both in Germany and the UK. (

TUI sells remaining shares in Hapag-Lloyd

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

TUI AG, the world’s largest tour operator, has sold its remaining 8.5 million shares in Hapag-Lloyd AG, the Hamburg based listed container shipping company in a move that raised about €244 million. (

Keel Laid for Hanseatic nature: marking the start of the next construction stage

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

On June 20th, 2017 the next construction stage of HANSEATIC nature, the first of two expedition new-builds, has begun with the keel laying. At the VARD shipyard in Tulcea, Romania, Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, placed a coin inside the steel block; the coin was welded into the block and will accompany the ship on all its future cruises. (more…)

Four Europe-Based Cruise Lines Targeting U.S. Travelers

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Global cruise lines not based in the U.S. are increasingly promoting to Americans. Here’s a look at four of these cruise products — offering either ultra-luxury pampering, destination immersion, a yacht-style experience or in-depth enrichment. (

Construction begins with the first steel cut at the Vard shipyard of the HANSEATIC nature

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

The first steel cut on May 9, 2017 marks the official start of the construction of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ first of two new-build expedition ships. (more…)

Explore new territory with the Hanseatic and the Bremen: five international expedition cruises featured in the new 2018/2019 main catalogue

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Hanseatic in HamburgWith the announcement last year that expedition ship Hanseatic is to remain in the fleet until September 2018, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has introduced a new catalogue for the 2018/2019 season which features two international cruises aboard Hanseatic and also three on board Bremen.

Circus Roncalli to Perform On Board Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Circus Roncalli will become the first European circus to perform on two Europa 2 summer cruises this year, showing its innovation as a pioneer of the circus industry once more. (more…)

Hapag Lloyd Cruises launches the new Europa 2 programme for the 2018/19 season

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa 2  (Photo Christophe Dedieu at 2018 in South Africa, a premiere cruise to Spitsbergen in summer, the Baltic Sea in August and Christmas Eve celebrated around the islands of Thailand: the new Europa 2 programme for the 2018/19 season is highly varied and features a wide range of routes and maiden calls. (more…)

Hapag Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2 Welcomes Three-Time Olympic Ski Champion

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa 2  (Photo Christophe Dedieu at on selected Europa 2 2017/18 itineraries cruising around the globe can keep fit and train alongside sporting icon Maria Höfl-Riesch. (more…)

Europa 2: fashion2sea 2017 with internationally-acclaimed designer duo Talbot Runhof

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

This summer, the successful fashion format will once again take place on board the luxury ship Europa 2 – this time with the internationally-acclaimed designer duo Talbot Runhof. (more…)

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: the new expedition ships have been named Hanseatic nature and Hanseatic inspiration

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Artist impression of the new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' expedition shipHapag-Lloyd Cruises is putting its trust in the strong Hanseatic brand name and has named the two new ships in its 5-star expedition segment ‘Hanseatic nature’ and ‘Hanseatic inspiration’. (more…)

Even more vegetarian variety on board Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

First-class vegetarian and vegan menus: working alongside EUROPA 2’s own chef de cuisine, top chef Michael Hoffmann has developed a menu exclusively for the 5-stars-plus* luxury ship, inspired by his own vegetarian cuisine. (more…)

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises appoints a new Sales Representative for the UK & Ireland

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is delighted to announce the appointment of Aishling McLoughlin as the new Sales Representative for the UK & Ireland. Aishling takes over responsibility for sales in the marketplace from Mike Flanagan, who has retired after eight years working for the cruise line. (more…)

Hapag Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2: new IN2BALANCE programme introduced on selected 2017/18 cruise routes

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

New theme format for the EUROPA 2: from March 2017, guests on board the luxury ship can enjoy the new IN2BALANCE programme. On selected cruises, renowned coaches and trainers will present innovative training methods and the relaxation techniques of the Far East. The latest findings in nutritional science will also be revealed. (more…)

TUI group’s Germany based brands deliver strong performance

Friday, December 9th, 2016

The two Germany based cruise brands of TUI AG, the world’s largest travel company, have reported strong performance for the latest financial year, helped by turnaround of Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten. (

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: MS Hanseatic To Stay in Fleet Longer

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Hanseatic in HamburgThe popular five-star expedition ship, the MS Hanseatic is set to remain in the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fleet for six more months, until the end of September 2018. (more…)

Celebrating Christmas at sea with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, whether in Asia, Australia or Antarctica

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa in DubaiChristmas at sea on board a luxury cruise, or expedition ship: while the BREMEN and the HANSEATIC sail to Antarctica, as they do at the end of each year, the luxury ships EUROPA and EUROPA 2 head for sunnier climates. (more…)

Luxury Cruise Liner Europa 2 Set For Maiden Voyage To Port of New Orleans

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa 2  (Photo Christophe Dedieu at than 500 cruise passengers aboard one of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships will enjoy a few days in New Orleans next week, as the Europa 2 makes her maiden voyage to the Port of New Orleans Julia Street Cruise Terminal Monday. (more…)

TUI upbeat as cruises and UK continue to perform well

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

TUI AG, the Anglo-German tour operator, said its cruise operations and UK source market continue to perform well and highlighted four points that drive the good performance these activities. (

Europa 2 Receives the Highest Distinction, 6 stars-plus in Stern’s Guide to the Cruise Vacation 2017

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

The 28th edition of Stern’s Guide to the Cruise VacationIn the 28th edition of Stern’s Guide to the Cruise Vacation 2017, the EUROPA 2, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ luxury ship, took top ranking with the highest distinction, 6-stars-plus for cruise ships worldwide. The EUROPA was also honored in the latest edition with 6-stars. The EUROPA 2 is highlighted on the cover and back of the 2017 edition. (more…)

For the second time Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Hanseatic navigates the Northeast Passage successfully

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

In the early morning of September 7th, 2016, MV Hanseatic, one of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises‘ two expedition vessels, has once again navigated successfully the Northeast Passage.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to order two new expedition vessels at Vard

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Artist impression of the new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' expedition shipHapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet grows. TUI Group, the world’s number one tourism group, will invest in two new-builds for its Hamburg-based subsidiary Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. (more…)

“talk2christiansen” with publisher Kai Diekmann on board Europa 2

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa 2  (Photo Christophe Dedieu at the discussion format “talk2christiansen”, German journalist Sabine Christiansen will once again be hosting stimulating debates and discussions on a EUROPA 2 Caribbean cruise in October 2016. (more…)