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30 Hapag-Lloyd Cruise Reviews


Swaraelia avatar

Swaraelia

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beautiful, Relaxing Experience

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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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Swaraelia

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Ovener

4 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Catlover54

17 Reviews Written

215 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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f2s

10 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Better than last visit yes. Best? probably, Not perfect sad to say.

After a tour of Sri Lanka we joined the ship in Colombo. Our second cruise on E2. I really want to love Hapag Lloyd they do try most of the time, what with 2 yearly make overs and lots of pride (& money) I ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Jacqueline

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Expedition Cruising at its Best!

Spending twenty days in the Antarctic and South Georgia Island, I am happy to say that the entire experience was beyond our expectations. Hapag Lloyd is genious at marrying bold expedition cruising with a top rate ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Catlover54

17 Reviews Written

215 Helpful Votes

Beautiful, very spacious luxury ship with good food, and a few service problems

I recently completed a 13-day cruise on the Hapag-Lloyd (HL) highly rated small luxury ship the Europa 2 ( E2), 516 maximum passengers. Our route started in New York City with two weekend overnights, then went down ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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nachtergaele1

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Great ship, excellent cuisine, and interesting destination

We were on the Europa2 from Curacao to Havana Suite 669. This is a relatively small ship, beautifully designed with open spaces and many artworks decorating the walls. Cabins are spacious and include a dressing room ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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davynchi

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing

Best ship ever! Stunning, amazing, there are no words to describe the infrastructure. It is clear that it concerns a German cruise line, but that is also the Unique selling point of this product. Food, ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Catlover54

17 Reviews Written

215 Helpful Votes

Fantastic stressless service, 5-star food, spacious luxury, classical music!

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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English Voyager

3 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

For the first time shortcomings observed.

The cruise commenced in Kiel, and, given the absence of direct flights from London, I decided to spend two days in Hamburg prior to embarkation. Arrangements for Hotel accommodation, and all transfers, were made ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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swiss60

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Arctic Cruise At Its Best

8.-18.Jul 2016 Arctic cruise around Spitzbergen in 10 days leaving Longyearbyen on Spitzbergen and ending 10 days later in Tromso Norway. Perfect location of the room (#317). One floor above the door to board the ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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FCBBHKG

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Peaceful; no hectic environment with unsurpassed quality service and meals

The quality of Hapag Lloyd is exceptional since the booking process. Highly motivated staff from reservations to boarding and deboarding deserve a specific applause! Onboard staff are more than friendly and ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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mgrenby

8 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

“There’s a polar bear dead ahead of us!”

WRANGEL ISLAND, Russia – The announcement came over the ship’s PA system at 3:35am: “There’s a polar bear dead ahead of us.” Within minutes passengers appeared up on deck, some still in their PJs, ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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Catlover54

17 Reviews Written

215 Helpful Votes

Excellent Africa cruise, great food, beautiful ship, classical music!

My husband and I just completed our first Europa 2 trip, Capetown to Capetown 12/19/15 to 1/3/16, with port stops along the way in Luederitz and Walvis Bay, Namibia, and then on to Mossel Bay, Durban, and Port ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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mpfund

5 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Wunderbar!

Recently my husband and I took a cruise on bi -lingual Europa 2 from Limassol to Dubai. Our interest was two-fold: we wanted to see Petra and transit the Suez Canal, and we wanted to experience the ship. We flew to ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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English Voyager

3 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

It felt like coming home!

Other reviews on the Europa 2 provide a detailed description of the ship's amenities. My previous cruise on the Europa 2 was in July 2014, with embarkation in Southampton, and cruising through Portugal, and Spain. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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MsSommelier

4 Reviews Written

81 Helpful Votes

The best cruise ship Americans have never heard of?

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Jens Spengler

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Like a Boutique Hotel in Dubai on the Water

What a beautiful ship that is! Due to the fact that it is new the outside of the 225 metres ship is off course top notch - once entered things are even more impressive. The Lobby is comparable with a Dubai 5 Star ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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f2s

10 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Perhaps my expectations were doomed?

I have not looked forward to explaining my feelings about what Douglas Ward (Berlitz Cruising & Cruise ships) has promoted as "this years star performer". Indeed Mr Ward was on board my cruise for the first few days ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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hypercafe

11 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Trip; Next Best Thing to Chartering.

Background: My wife and I are both in our 60s, have taken 30+ cruises on most mainstream lines and some premium/luxury lines, live in New York City and this was our first trip on a European Line. Ship: This is a ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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English Voyager

3 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Overall very impressive.

The embarkation at Southampton was a poor experience. The cruise had commenced on the 23 June in Hamburg, with Southampton being the first port of call on the 25 June. On arriving at Southampton, there were no ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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alc13

4 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Exceptional

We chose the Europa 2 to celebrate a special occasion. For comparison, we have taken 3 Windstar cruises in the past, and one transatlantic cruise on the Queen Mary 2, in Princess Grill. The experience was ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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simonpjd

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Antarctica experience on ms Bremen

Arrive in Ushuaia after an overnight stay in Buenos Aires. 13 hour flight from London then a 4 hour job from Buenos Aires. Board mid afternoon and sail an hour later. Bremen is a great little expedition vessel with ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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colin bell

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

MS EUROPA REVIEW 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, ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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