Posts Tagged ‘Hapag Lloyd Cruises’

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…)

Faroe Islands: Cruise boycott hits tourism

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Two German cruise companies have agreed no longer to feature the Faroe Islands. The move comes in response to pressure from animal rights groups to boycott the country over the mass slaughter of whales. (

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Launches its 2016 – 2018 Hanseatic International Expedition Cruises’ Brochure

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Hanseatic in HamburgHapag-Lloyd Cruises has launched its new November 2016 – February 2018 Hanseatic Expedition Cruises’ brochure to the international marketplace. A total of ten, adventurous and enriching itineraries operated in both English and German are featured, sailing aboard the world’s only 5-star* expedition ship. (more…)

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2 to Sail the South Seas with triple Olympic champion Maria Höfl-Riesch

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises new Europa 2: a small photo essay showing some of her public areas (Courtesy Kevin Griffin)When the Europa 2 sets sail to the South Sea islands in November and December this year, Olympic champion Maria Höfl-Riesch will be on board to train one-to-one with guests. (more…)

Tee-off at sea and ashore: Golf & Cruise on the Hapag Lloyd’s Europa 2

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa 2  (Photo Christophe Dedieu at those who like the idea of playing on a variety of golf courses and enjoy travelling the oceans of the world, booking a Golf & Cruise voyage on board Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ 5-stars plus* EUROPA 2, is an ideal choice. (more…)

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2 to Call at Cuba for the First Time

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at, sand and Caribbean ‘joi de vivre’ – Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2 will visit the island of Cuba in the Greater Antilles for the first time on two cruises in October and November 2016.

Hapag Lloyd Cruises’ Hanseatic to Discover the South Seas and Easter Island

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Hanseatic in HamburgWith a length of approximately 123 metres (404 feet), a width of 18 metres (59 feet) and a capacity of 175 passengers, MS Hanseatic is a small expedition ship – ideal for visiting the more remote destinations and ports that are virtually unexplored by tourists. (more…)

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: Karl J. Pojer, New Chairman of CLIA Germany’s Leadership Council

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, has been appointed Chairman of the Leadership Council of the German branch of the International Cruise Lines Association (CLIA Germany). (more…)

Europa 2 Family Cruises: Spend the Autumn holidays at Sea

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa 2  (Photo Christophe Dedieu at are all about spending time with the family – and two family cruises in Autumn 2016 will allow explorers of all ages to discover destinations together and enjoy the peaceful luxury on board Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2.

Europa 2: “Soul Kitchen” themed cruise sets sail this summer

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

The four-day Baltic Sea, “Soul Kitchen” cruise on the EUROPA 2, departs from Hamburg on June 29 this year and will sail to Kiel. (more…)

Europa 2 cruise brochure 2017/2018: a variety of new, special-format cruises and premiere ports

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa 2  (Photo Christophe Dedieu at 2017/2018 season will see the Europa embark on fascinating and varied routes around the globe. In addition to a number of premiere ports, guests can also expect the new cruise format IN2BALANCE, which focuses on the relaxation techniques of the Far East.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises reveals increased growth in 2015 English-speaking passenger figures

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Hanseatic in HamburgUsing the platform of Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale this week, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has revealed that its efforts in the international markets to promote its luxury ship EUROPA 2 and its expedition ship, the HANSEATIC, have proved successful. (more…)