This Europa photo gallery shows you many images of the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises cruise ship. Pictures of Europa at cruise ship ports of call in the Mediterranean, Australia, the South Pacific, Alaska, Canada and in the Caribbean. The interior photos show Europa's cabins, lounges, sun decks, restaurants and atrium. Questa galleria fotografica Europa mostra molte immagini della nave da crociera Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Foto di Europa nei porti di scalo delle navi da crociera nel Mediterraneo, i fiordi della Norvegia e Capo Nord, Alaska, Canada e nei Caraibi. Le foto degli interni cabine di Europa, lettini, sdraio, ristoranti e atrio. Diese Europa Foto-Galerie zeigt viele Bilder von der Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Kreuzfahrtschiff. Bilder der Europa auf Kreuzfahrtschiff Häfen im Mittelmeer, die norwegischen Fjorde und Nordkap, Alaska, Kanada und in der Karibik. Die Innenaufnahmen zeigen Europa Kabinen, Aufenthaltsräume, Sonnendecks, Restaurants und Atrium. Cette galerie de photos Europa vous montre de nombreuses images du navire de croisière Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Photos du Europa dans les ports des navires de croisière de l'appel de la Méditerranée, les fjords de Norvège et le Cap Nord, en Alaska, au Canada et dans les Caraïbes. Les photos vous donnent les cabines du Europa, salons, terrasses, restaurants et atrium. Esta galería de fotos Europa muestra muchas imágenes del barco de cruceros Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Fotos de Europa en los puertos de cruceros de escala en el Mediterráneo, los fiordos de Noruega y el Cabo Norte, Alaska, Canadá y en el Caribe. Las fotos del interior muestran cabinas del Europa, salones, terrazas, restaurantes y atrio.

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Europa Facts & Figures
Owner/Operator:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Year built:1999
Builder:Kvaerner MASA Yards, Helsinki, Finland
Former names:-
Gross Tonnage:28,437
Length:198.6 m (651.5 ft)
Beam:24.0 m (78.7 ft)
Passengers (normal):408
Passengers (maximum):408
Crew:245
Service speed:21.0 knots
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From the ShipParade Archives: High marks for Europa
Amenities, decor, charges and services have changed since this article was written Text & Photos © 2004 Bart de Boer

In case anyone should forget, a discrete plaque in the lobby reminds all guests of the prestigious Europa that they are indeed sailing on the only cruise ship in the world that achieved the coveted five star plus rating in the 2004 edition of Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships. Operated by respected German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd on unique worldwide itineraries, Europa is often referred to as the epitome of European refinement and style. On June 6th, 2004, I was able to take a peek on board and get a taste for "luxury cruising, Europa style".

From the outside, Europa is a beautiful vessel. Not too big, not too small. With a well balanced profile and pleasing lines. The unconventional orange and blue livery was first introduced on the twin-funneled Europa that sailed for the line from 1965 to 1981. That ship was very popular, but quickly proved too traditional for her upscale clientele. Hapag-Lloyd obviously listened carefully to their guests, as the "new" Europa of 1981 was revolutionary in many respects and was quickly regarded as one of the best cruise ships afloat. When designing the Europa for the new Millennium ten years later, Hapag-Lloyd stunned the industry by introducing a slightly smaller and even more luxurious vessel. With even more space per guest than her predecessor and a whole range of innovations. Wilkommen an Bord!
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Europa is decidedly different. You feel it the moment you step on board as you are welcomed by friendly staff members that prefer to address guests with "Frau" and "Herr" instead of "Mildred" and "John". The sense of formality is even reflected in the ship's interiors, which are done in neutral tones complemented by beautiful wood paneling. The core of the ship is the pleasing 7-deck high Atrium, with 24-hour reception desk, tour desk, photo gallery and small piano bar.
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There is a pretty good chance you won't get out of your suite at all when sailing on Europa. The attention to detail is astounding. Expect to find twin sinks and separate showers and tubs in all bathrooms. Fluffy European duvets. Balconies in 82 % of all suites. And lots of living and storage space for all. Suites come in three sizes. First there is the "standard" suite, which is all but standard in terms of size and amenities. Most of these suite feature a private veranda.
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Next in line is the Penthouse Deluxe Suite, offering 45 sq m of living space, a semi closed-off bedroom, Jacuzzi tub and larger sitting area. But most impressive are the two Penthouse Grand Suites, located all the way up on the highest deck. Offering stunning views forward, these suites are nothing short of extravagant. The decor of these suites is kept very neutral ... perhaps a bit too neutral for my taste. But the sheer indulgence of having your own huge living room, private sauna (!), telescope and wrap-around balcony will please even the most discerning of guests.
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With the top deck given over to the top suites, Europa's observation lounge can be found on Lido Deck forward. Apart from being the only public room with a view forward, Club Belvedere serves as cocktail lounge, quiet lounge after dinner and venue for classical concerts; something that Hapag-Lloyd has been featuring for years. The decor is very refined, featuring an interesting combination of low-key, neutral furniture and some eye-catching artwork, offset by floor-to-ceiling picture windows offering a great view of sea and sky.
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A beautiful arcade lined with original artwork leads aft and offers access to the delightful Library (with Internet Stations) and intimate Auditorium. Further aft doors lead to the main Pool Deck with Europa's unique indoor/outdoor pool. Measuring a generous 17,3 x 5,15 meters (56.7 x 16.8 ft), this is one of the very few seagoing pools that can actually be used for swimming. Part of the pool is covered by a retractable glass roof; the other part is open to the elements. It's simple as it is innovative! But what is that white Porsche Cayenne Turbo doing next to the pool? At closer sight it is revealed that Hapag-Lloyd has teamed up with Porsche. While it is definitely a gadget to have an expensive car parked on the sun deck, the seagoing Porsche seems oddly out of place here.
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The "Wellness" thing is very big in the German-speaking countries and of course Europa caters to every need with a large Wellness Center on Sport Deck. Called "Spa Futuresse", it houses a beauty salon, hairdresser and numerous treatment rooms. The most impressive by far is the Japanese room, with twin massage tables and a hot tub. Adjacent is the relaxation room with chairs and loungers in all shapes and sizes. And fitness fanatics will welcome the new glass-walled Fitness Center that was added onto Bellevue Deck last September, together with Sansibar, a new all-day, all-night "beach club".

After exercising, why not grab a bite at the Lido Café? This pretty restaurant has two self service buffets, discreetly screened off from the rest of the room, which terraces down towards the aft open deck. Here, covered by a large canvas awning, breakfast, lunch and the occasional alfresco dinner are served in utter elegance. There is even a menu printed for each lunch buffet!
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While most of the daytime activities on board take place up on Lido Deck, Europa's lowest passenger deck is alive and kicking in the evening. Brilliantly designed with extra headroom and lots of space, the 409 seat Europa Lounge is located all the way forward on Europa Deck. This is the ship's main showroom, playing host to cabaret shows and name headliners and capable of holding all guests in one go. Further aft is the Atrium, followed by an attractive curved indoor Promenade with the wonderful Havana Bar on one side and the equally beautiful Clipper Lounge on the other. Whereas the Havana Bar caters to guests looking for peace, quiet, cigars and cognac, the Clipper Lounge is a late night spot with its large dance floor and bar. Some beautifully crafted models of clipper ships act as dividers between the sitting groups - a great idea. Again, the designers have made clever use of the extra headroom on this deck, giving each room a spacious and elegant feel.
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If you are done shopping in the nicely sized boutique and jewelers, it's time to go cultural. On this ship, you will not trip over art auction items. Instead, you can look forward to visiting the floating art gallery, offering exhibitions by different artists. The art gallery also serves as private meeting room and is one of Europa's many brilliant innovations.
Walking further aft, a massive floral arrangement catches the eye. It is the centerpiece in the entrance lobby leading to Europa's three dining hot spots. First, there is the Europa Restaurant, seating all guests in one open seating and featuring a brilliant "grand hotel" look with its high ceiling, wood parquet flooring and beautiful draperies and chandeliers. In this restaurant, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily.
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As a first for Hapag-Lloyd,  Europa boasts two specialty restaurants for which reservations are required (however, there is no surcharge to dine here). Venezia on port side offers the best in Italian cuisine, while Oriental on starboard side will attract fans of oriental food. The decor matches the themes, with a huge colorful mural in Venezia and a clean-cut, Japanese look at Oriental. Interestingly, Hapag-Lloyd also offers themed lunches in these popular restaurants in addition to the nightly dinners.
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The time has come to say goodbye to the German excellence of Europa. This ship can best be compared to the finest of German hotels; service and food are truly excellent and everything (and I mean everything!) is being taken care of. Add Europa's imaginative itineraries and its young and enthusiastic crew and Berlitz' 5 star plus score becomes understandable!
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