Europa 2 Review

Like a Boutique Hotel in Dubai on the Water

Review for the Western Mediterranean Cruise on Europa 2
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Jens Spengler
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2015

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 Suite Hotel and the glas-elevators going from deck 4 to 10 are stunning. You are actually not really feeling like you are on a ship at all the first minutes. They do have a max of 500 guests - with the tour now there were about 470 = more or less fully booked but on a ship of that size you could carry twice more and that advantage of just beeing with 470 you can feel every minute onboard - it never feels loaded and crowded there.

7 restaurants are onboard - i am totally surprised about the level of quality they can serve on that stunning ship - its almost like you would eat in a 1 star Michelin Restaurant. All restaurants are a la carte except the Yachtclub (Buffet) and the Sansibar (Bar with Snacks). Have eaten Italian, French and also in the Asian Restaurant as well as in the Sushi place where food is just awesome. Portions are a bit smaller but very fine made with just really good ingredients (where do they get that that fresh?) - the wine and champagne lists are complete and top wines they serve by glass as well. The prices are astonishing low, for a bottle of "normal" champagne 40 Euros, Dom Perignon or Roederer Cristal for a 160 Euros a bottle - you wont find that elsewhere.

Longdrinks and other cocktails for about 5/6 Euros - glasses of wine and softdrinks about 3 Euros etc = that has been a nice surprise. Acutally you can eat fine dinners which are all inclusive (even a la carte restaurants) and drink the choice of your favourite drink for almost no fee.

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Every suite comes with a balcony with sun loungers and chairs. The toilet they installed separately from the bathroom and that is a very pleasant detail. The bathroom has two sinks and a rainfall shower as well as hottub and plenty of space. Towel service twice a day. The cabin itself is comparable with a luxury suite in any 5 star hotel with all the modern systems including a lighting system which gets in other reviews bad remarks. As a matter of fact its maybe a bit complicated but they do have a two page manual on the desk - you got 4 different "atmospheres" to choose from - thats it - and the fourth button is to turn off everything, not so complicated, is it ?

One detail is that there is plenty of space for your luggage and shoes etc - the luggage itself goes under the bed so you dont see anything anymore and all clothes fit easily in the dressers. Plasmas, Minibar etc, everythign works perfect.

This is a "feel-well" suite where you can stay easily up to 2 weeks.

Port Reviews


Departing from Barcelona has many advantages since the port is almost in the Center of the Town - plenty of hotels around.

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