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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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Europa
Europa

18 Night
Island Realms In The PacificDetails

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Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Mar 23, 2022
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Europa
Europa

19 Night
Adventure Down UnderDetails

Leaving:Bali
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Jan 25, 2022
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Europa
Europa

14 Night
Highlights Of The British And Irish CoastsDetails

Leaving:Hamburg
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Aug 14, 2022
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16 Night
New Life In The Ice - Great ExpeditionDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Jan 6, 2022
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19 Night
Pioneering Destinations In The Icy South - Great...Details

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Jan 22, 2022
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18 Night
Expedition Chilean Fjords - South America's Drama...Details

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Feb 28, 2022
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12 Night
Eternal Spring On The Atlantic CoastDetails

Leaving:Tenerife
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
May 15, 2022
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12 Night
Of Tsars, Kings And National TreasuresDetails

Leaving:Kiel
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Jun 7, 2022
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19 Night
Celebrate Christmas In The Antarctic - Grand Expe...Details

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Dec 16, 2021
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18 Night
In The Kingdom Of Penguins - Grand ExpeditionDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Jan 16, 2022
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8 Night
Balearic Islands And The Delightful Cote D'azurDetails

Leaving:Malaga
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Jul 18, 2022
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12 Night
The Most Beautiful Baltic Sea HarboursDetails

Leaving:Hamburg
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
May 17, 2022
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9 Night
Sophisticated Glamour In The MediterraneanDetails

Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Aug 12, 2022
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12 Night
Norway, Its Fjords And North CapeDetails

Leaving:Kiel
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
May 29, 2022
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10 Night
Western Europe At Its BestDetails

Leaving:Liverpool
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Jun 25, 2022
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13 Night
Expedition Azores And Madeira - Highs Of The Azor...Details

Leaving:Porto
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Sep 22, 2022
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12 Night
Circumnavigation Of Western Europe - Early Summer...Details

Leaving:Porto
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
May 21, 2022
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17 Night
Expedition Amazon - Hidden Facets Of A Legendary...Details

Leaving:Belem
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Apr 6, 2022
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17 Night
Viva Brazil - Shores Full Of VitalityDetails

Leaving:Montevideo
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Mar 8, 2022
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12 Night
From The Big Apple To HamburgDetails

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Apr 18, 2022
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12 Night
The Scent Of Sicily And The Sun-kissed AdriaticDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Aug 21, 2022
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8 Night
The Most Beautiful Mediterranean DestinationsDetails

Leaving:Monaco
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Jul 26, 2022
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8 Night
Picturesque GreeceDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Sep 23, 2022
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12 Night
New Life In The Ice - Antarctica With Cape HornDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Jan 8, 2022
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16 Night
Secrets Of A Sparkling World - Grand ExpeditionDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Jan 20, 2022
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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 Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Beautiful, Relaxing Experience

BARS After a long day exploring the beautiful beaches of Europa, head down to the Europa 2 bars and lounges, with Collins, a cigar smoking Cuban beer bar, Sansibar, with indoor-outdoor seating and an a la carte menu with tapas-style nibbles and special wines, Club 2, THE place for comedy and cabaret, the aforementioned piano bar, Belvedere, which also houses the library, the aforementioned waffle-stuffed pool bar, and Grande Reserve, which is just fine wine and weddings.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.Read More
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Swaraelia

2-5 Cruises

Age 10s

Beautiful Scenery, Luxurious Ship

It's fun to discover for a few days but by day 8 you just want a paper saying something you don't have to run through a Translator app which are often wrong or just walk around the whole ship to find a sign that interests you that isn't in German.I am an American who went on this amazing ship for just over a week, albeit that it was quite difficult not knowing any German prior, but I felt interacting with fellow passengers who spoke at least some English or Chinese (which I speak).Read More
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Swaraelia

10+ Cruises

Age 10s

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

Cons If you aren’t German you are going to be one of a dozen or so international guests.Since our Venice to Mallorca cruise on Europa 2, we’ve done another one on Seabourn Odyssey and one on Crystal Serenity, both good but which make us realise we love Europa 2 even more.Read More
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Ovener

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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

I received essential pre-cruise vital information and a ship guide through my travel agent printed in English, and then while on board used the opportunity to refresh my German by looking up a few menu items and other things I did not know on my iPhone translation app or on the internnet.All service is officially included in the cruise fare, but unlike on English language luxury lines, the tipping policy is that none are required or expected, but are welcomed so a few pax quietly gave envelopes with tips to certain crew at the end of the cruise, in addition to contributing to the crew auction and end of cruise tip pot.Read More
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Catlover54

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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