Paris for Breakfast, New York for Dinner

Paris for Breakfast, New York for Dinner


What is the true difference between a nice holiday and a truly unforgettable experience? Between an enjoyable cruise and an ultra-luxurious voyage? When looking at the five-star-plus cruise ship* MS EUROPA 2, the answer is obvious: it is not only the incredible itineraries, but also the time that is spent on the ship itself. During which the guests, in addition to enjoying the best food, accommodation and entertainment, can embark on an exciting journey though different worlds, both on and off board.



From the very first sketch created by the architects who planned the ship, the EUROPA 2 was designed to be different.

With the help of talented designers and architects, she offers her guests a unique opportunity to travel through worlds and different eras. A good example of such visual adventure is the Tarragon. This top-level restaurant, which specialises in traditional French cuisine, is designed in the style of a Parisian brasserie: a chic yet subdued ambience in art deco style.


The dark-wood fluted columns that rise to the flat-coffered ceiling contrast with the bright space of the restaurant, while the diagonally tiled floor expresses the pragmatism of the French bistro.

The leather benches and the wide armchairs in petrol and cream tones are a contrast to the ceramic elements. The decorations on the walls are colourful and extravagant: here the designers revived the technique of fresco paintings for the artworks, which evoke the detached yet sensual paintings by Tamara de Lempicka. The spirit of the roaring twenties and “la belle vie” is truly epitomised in this precisely designed room.



Those guests who like to enjoy a sensuous and plush atmosphere can move on to Club 2. The armchairs and sofas in soft fabrics of pink and violet create cosy niches. The strip lighting arrangement under the ceiling seems to sculpt the entire room, emphasising the stage area even more distinctly. The prevailing shape of the entire club forms a harmonious curve. The bright lights and soft magenta cushions give the whole space a funky feeling of a seventies disco mixed with the glamour of a “Chicago” theme party. The club is even slightly reminiscent of Studio 54, the legendary nightclub in New York. This unique mix of styles, colours and fabrics creates a very special feeling that makes you want to put on your dancing shoes and sway the night away!



Guests who prefer a slightly more subtle way to finish (or start) the evening are welcome in the Sansibar – authentic German maritime bar culture. The ship’s designers used a variety of wooden materials for the flooring and the wall decorations, and combined them harmoniously with typical maritime accessories such as ropes, canvas, and wickerwork. The layout of the Sansibar has several areas that coincide with the functions of the location: there is a round dance floor with a DJ desk and a large well-equipped beach-style bar. The light-coloured wooden tables and bar stools are perfect for small groups and to enjoy refreshing cocktails, while the high-backed bench in the shape of a wave inspires more intimate conversations. With the Sansibar’s maritime flair, it is no coincidence that the bar is located at the stern of the ship, providing a beautiful view across the wide ocean or the passing shoreline.

When Henning Brauer, the New Ships Project Manager at Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, was asked to describe the main concept behind the EUROPA 2 he was quoted to say: “We tried to give our guests the feeling of a contemporary, high-class and yet relaxing surrounding. Highest design and building quality, without “glitz and kitsch”.

We invite you to come on board and discover all the worlds that MS EUROPA 2 has to offer.

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Key Facts

  • 5-star-plus ship*
  • The best cruise ship in the world*
  • International flair
  • Seven gourmet restaurants
    (included in the cruise cost)
  • OCEAN SPA and fitness area acrossmore than 800 m²/8,611 ft²
  • Max. 500 passengers and 370 crew members
  • All accommodation on board is insuites, each with their own veranda
  • More than 890 original works of art on board
*  According to Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018
** According to The Wave Awards 2017/
“Best for Wellbeing/Spas” category
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