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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Europa

About Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd's cruise ships offer onboard and in-port experiences that range from luxury to upmarket soft adventure. Traditionally, Hapag-Lloyd has catered to German-speaking passengers, though the line is beginning to court English-speaking travelers.

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Hanseatic Inspiration
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Hanseatic Inspiration

13 Night
Expedition Northwest Greenland - Thrilling Polar Adventures Ahead!Details

Leaving:Kangerlussuaq
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Hanseatic Spirit
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Hanseatic Spirit

13 Night
Expedition Northwest Greenland With Disko Bay - Thrilling Polar Adventures Ahead!Details

Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Europa 2
Europa 2
Europa 2

12 Night
Norway, Its Fjords And North CapeDetails

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Leaving:Kiel
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Hanseatic Inspiration
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Hanseatic Inspiration

14 Night
Expedition Chilean Fjords - In The Primeval MazeDetails

Leaving:Santiago
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Europa 2

12 Night
The Most Beautiful Baltic Sea HarboursDetails

Leaving:Hamburg
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Europa 2

10 Night
La Dolce Vita And The Sunny AdriaticDetails

Leaving:Monaco
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Europa

18 Night
Island Realms In The PacificDetails

Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Europa

14 Night
Highlights Of The British And Irish CoastsDetails

Leaving:Hamburg
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Europa

12 Night
Of Tsars, Kings And National TreasuresDetails

Leaving:Kiel
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Europa

2 Night
A Summer Event Under The StarsDetails

Leaving:Hamburg
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Europa

19 Night
Adventure Down UnderDetails

Leaving:Bali
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Europa 2

13 Night
Idyllic Islands In The AtlanticDetails

Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Hanseatic Inspiration

12 Night
New Life In The Ice - Antarctica With Cape HornDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Hanseatic Inspiration

16 Night
Secrets Of A Sparkling World - Grand ExpeditionDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Europa

13 Night
French Classics And La Dolce VitaDetails

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Europa

12 Night
Eternal Spring On The Atlantic CoastDetails

Leaving:Tenerife
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Europa

15 Night
The Great Diversity Of Western EuropeDetails

Leaving:Hamburg
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Europa 2

8 Night
Island Hopping DeluxeDetails

Leaving:Monaco
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Hanseatic Inspiration

16 Night
Pioneering Days In The Kingdom Of The Penguins - Grand ExpeditionDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Hanseatic Inspiration

33 Night
Semi-circumnavigation Of Antarctica - Exploring The White WildernessDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Hanseatic Spirit

16 Night
New Life In The Ice - Great ExpeditionDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Hanseatic Spirit

19 Night
Pioneering Destinations In The Icy South - Great Expedition With Antarctic CircleDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Hanseatic Spirit

18 Night
Expedition Chilean Fjords - South America's Dramatic NatureDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Hanseatic Nature

19 Night
Celebrate Christmas In The Antarctic - Grand ExpeditionDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Hanseatic Nature

18 Night
In The Kingdom Of Penguins - Grand ExpeditionDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Who goes on Hapag-Lloyd cruise ships?

Hapag-Lloyd primarily draws exclusively German-speaking cruisers, but a few ships in the fleet are marketed at the international market and on these you'll get a mix of well-heeled, well-traveled cruisers from Europe and North America. The international ships also draw a larger range of age groups as well, with kids clubs onboard to appeal to families. The German-only ships mostly attract people over 50, mainly couples, and at least one ship is designated as adults-only.

Do I have to dress up on a Hapag-Lloyd cruise?

Depends on which ship you've chosen. On the non-expedition luxury ships, the general dress code for evenings is long trousers and a jacket for men (no tie) and something correspondingly elegant for women. On Europa (a German language ship), there's one formal night per cruise where black tie is encouraged.

On the expedition ships, the dress code is smart-casual throughout.

Is everything free on Hapag-Lloyd cruises?

Not quite. You can dine your way around the specialty restaurants at no extra charge, but drinks are not included, just Champagne on arrival and soft drinks in the mini-bar. Access to the beautiful sauna and steam room suites is free.

Gratuities are also included in the cruise fare, but passengers can tip further if they wish to. On expedition cruises, exploring ashore is included, but on the non-expedition luxury cruise ships, you pay extra for shore excursions.

What are Hapag-Lloyd’s most popular activities?

On the non-expedition luxury ships, days are more about lounging by the pool, visiting the gym and participating in shore excursions than anything else. Evenings are elegant and low-key, with small, intimate venues to enjoy a nightcap more popular than cavernous, noisy bars.

Life on the expedition ships, meanwhile, is all about being ashore and exploring during the day, under the guidance of experienced expedition leaders. In the evenings, there are talks and lectures, and passengers also enjoy playing around in the science labs.

Why go with Hapag-Lloyd?

  • Exquisitely designed and spacious ships, targeted primarily at German-speaking cruisers
  • New fleet of small, luxurious expedition ships operating imaginative itineraries
  • The highest levels of cuisine and service

Best for: German-speaking luxury cruisers and adventurers seeking expeditions packed with creature comforts

Not for: Non-German speakers and budget cruisers

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Beautiful, Relaxing Experience

The Europa 2-even the name exudes luxury, style, and quite a Eurocentric flair to life that I have come to learn and love on my eight night sailing to the beautiful Mediterranean. The cost-incredibly expensive, but... Read More
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Swaraelia

2-5 Cruises

Age 10s

Beautiful Scenery, Luxurious Ship

I first read about Europa in Berlitz's 2017 guide, fantastic, by the way, in case you're looking for in-depth research about individual ships not on CruiseCritic. I am an American who went on this amazing ship for... Read More
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Swaraelia

10+ Cruises

Age 10s

Stunning ship, worth the premium. Germans know how to have fun!

I’m putting up this review almost 11 months after our first cruise on Europa 2, as I noticed recent reviews are sparse. In part, that’s probably because the ship gets booked up so far ahead by the German market... Read More
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Ovener

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Fantastic NICE-BILBAO luxury classical music cruise, outstanding food, service!

SHORT VERSION: I greatly enjoyed the outstanding food, service, and classical music on this luxury small ship cruise and plan to return soon. Details: I am an American who did this two-week luxury small... Read More
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Catlover54

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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