Europa Cabins

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Why Choose Europa?

  • Offers big-ship amenities, cosmopolitan ambience
  • Comprehensive and exciting worldwide deployment
  • Michelin chef Dieter Muller's outstanding restaurant

Europa Cabins

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Staterooms are available in four configurations, all deemed outside "suites": 156 standards with private balconies, another 36 identical to the standards in layout with picture windows, 10 deluxe penthouse suites and two grand penthouse suites. Two staterooms are configured for the disabled, and eight offer interconnecting doors, aimed at family travelers.

As you'd expect when sailing with other luxury lines, such as Silversea, Seabourn or Regent Seven Seas, standard suites, which clock in at 355 square feet, feature walk-in closets, lovely marble bathrooms with full bathtubs and separate shower stalls. Beds can be arranged in queen or twin configurations, and adjacent living areas each offer a full-sized couch, coffee table and desk area. A curtain can be pulled across each room to divide the areas.

Our balcony (square footage included in the suite's total) was deep and quite comfortable, with a low, small table, a padded recliner and two chairs, though many luxury lines these days provide tables for dining on verandahs, and that touch was missed.

Back inside, lovely extras included a mini-fridge filled with your drinks of choice. (My request for an ample supply of Diet Coke was fulfilled as if by magic; beyond soda, juice and water, beer is also available at no extra charge.)

Other cabin types include four Spa suites, located down the corridor from the ship's Ocean Spa facility. These feature mood lighting, peaceful audio and video selections, an especially healthful list of beverages and snacks for in-cabin noshing, and spa treatments.

The largest accommodations onboard are the Penthouse Grand suites. These feature living rooms with full-size dining tables, complimentary bar setups, wireless Internet access, large flat-screen televisions, expansive balconies, priority for dining and spa reservations, butler service and in-stateroom saunas.

Upon boarding, each passenger was welcomed with a fabulous gift: a beautifully designed accordion-pleated story box with all sorts of compartments for storing various informational souvenirs from our trip. In-cabin Internet access was available and generally quite good (and, at 19 cents -- euro -- per minute, one of the best Wi-Fi values at sea) once you got past the bizarrely difficult signup process.

The ship's much-hyped first-in-cruising interactive entertainment system, featuring hundreds of movies and musical performances, now seems rather outdated. For English-speakers, there's a selection of about a dozen movies, and only one TV channel of about 25 (CNN) offered news for English-speakers. On the plus side, the system-featured entertainer bios were translated into English.

Slippers and bathrobes are offered as a matter of course.

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Europa Cabin Reviews

Catlover54
Member Since 2012
11 reviews
638 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
My suite (a Veranda 4 on deck 5) was spacious and comfortable with a soft bed, comfortable couch and muted beige themed decor, walk-in closet, comparable in size to current base suites on the Seabourn Odyssey or Silver Spirit. However, the beds are ... Read more
MsSommelier
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
55 forum posts
Sailed June 2015
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colin bell
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
8 forum posts
Sailed October 2010
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Catlover54
Member Since 2012
11 reviews
638 forum posts
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This was my first cruise with Hapag-Lloyd’s “most beautiful yacht in the world,” the MS Europa, 13 nights, Lisbon to Nice. I had previously cruised with my husband on the more modern, and advertised as bilingual, HL ... Read more
MsSommelier
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
55 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Europa has been called by Berlitz as the “best cruise ship Americans never heard of”. We have been several times on Crystal, Regent and Seabourn but this was our first time on Europa. A good opportunity to see if we ... Read more
colin bell
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2010
Background Hapag-Lloyd is not a generally well known cruise line for British passengers. It has only 4 ships ranging from small expedition ships (such as the Hanseatic) to its flagship MS Europa which, shortly before our departure, ... Read more
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