Europa and Europa 2 are the worlds best cruise ships
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises are awarded 5 stars plus in the latest "Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships" for EUROPA and EUROPA 2
Attaining 1,860 points out of a possible 2,000, the EUROPA 2 achieved the highest score, with the EUROPA getting 1,851 points. This allowed both luxury ships to claim first and second place amongst the top ten "small ships" with up to 750 passengers.
"In the 29-year history of Berlitz ratings, this is the first time two cruise ships are in the exclusive 5-stars-plus-club. No other ships currently achieve such a high standard, which are set by the EUROPA and EUROPA 2 and their crews," says Douglas Ward at the presentation of the Berlitz award to the management of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. "The EUROPA 2 has also achieved the highest score ever in the history of the book. She offers a great space per passenger ratio, much light through the high windows, an excellent and high-class culinary choice and attentive and unobtrusive service," explains Douglas Ward.
Author Douglas Ward and his team tested a total of 285 cruise ships around the world and scored them based on criteria such as ship fittings, menus, restaurant quality, service, crew, entertainment and the cruise experience.
- Do you want to see what all the fuss is about? Read my review from when I was invited on the pre-inaugural here - First Look At EUROPA 2