Category Archives: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Keel Laid for HANSEATIC nature

On June 20th, 2017 the next construction stage of HANSEATIC nature, the first of two expedition new-builds, has begun with the keel laying. At the VARD shipyard in Tulcea, Romania, Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, placed a coin … Continue reading

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: the new expedition ships have been named HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC inspiration

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is putting its trust in the strong HANSEATIC brand name and has named the two new ships in its 5-star expedition segment ‘HANSEATIC nature’ and ‘HANSEATIC inspiration’. The company unveiled the names of the two, new members of … Continue reading

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: MS HANSEATIC To Stay in Fleet Longer

The popular five-star expedition ship, the MS HANSEATIC is set to remain in the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fleet for six more months, until the end of September 2018. The first of the Germany-based cruise provider’s two new expedition ships will be … Continue reading

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Berlitz Cruise Guide 2017: Highest distinction 5-stars-plus for EUROPA 2 and EUROPA

In the new edition of the “Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships 2017“ guide, EUROPA 2 and EUROPA have been awarded the highest distinction as the only 5-stars-plus cruise ships worldwide. They defend their pole positions as the world’s best cruise … Continue reading

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EUROPA 2 Receives the Highest Distinction, 6 stars-plus in Stern’s Guide to the Cruise Vacation 2017

In the 28th edition of Stern’s Guide to the Cruise Vacation 2017, the EUROPA 2, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ luxury ship, took top ranking with the highest distinction, 6-stars-plus for cruise ships worldwide. The EUROPA was also honored in the latest edition … Continue reading

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For the second time Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ HANSEATIC navigates the Northeast Passage successfully

In the early morning of September 7th, 2016, MV HANSEATIC, one of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises‘ two expedition vessels, has once again navigated successfully the Northeast Passage. In 2014, the HANSEATIC was the first non-Russian cruise ship to navigate this legendary sea … Continue reading

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises orders two new expedition vessels

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet grows. TUI Group, the world’s number one tourism group, will invest in two new-builds for its Hamburg-based subsidiary Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The two, new, 5-star expedition vessels are scheduled for launch in April and October 2019, respectively, following … Continue reading

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Cruising

The year 2016 is a special one for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: cruising, an ever-popular form of travel, is celebrating its 125th anniversary. In 1891, Albert Ballin launched the first pleasure cruise on the Augusta Victoria and in doing so laid the … Continue reading

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Highest distinction 5-stars-plus: Berlitz Cruise Guide 2016 awards EUROPA and EUROPA 2

In the 31th edition of the “Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships 2016” guide, EUROPA and EUROPA 2, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ luxury ships, have defended their pole position and have been awarded the highest distinction as the only 5-stars-plus cruise ships worldwide. … Continue reading

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EUROPA 2: Modernization work completed successfully during docking stay in Hamburg

As part of its first scheduled docking, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ EUROPA 2 underwent technical maintenance at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg from April 11-24, 2015. At the same time, cosmetic repairs and modernization work were carried out on board: the Sansibar … Continue reading

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