MS EUROPA 2 and MS EUROPA awarded five-stars-plus

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MS EUROPA 2 and MS EUROPA awarded five-stars-plus

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises ships EUROPA 2 and EUROPA have once again been awarded five-stars-plus.

EUROPA 2 and EUROPA are the only ships to be awarded this distinction in the latest edition of the cruise ship bible - Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships 2018. The EUROPA 2 achieved 1,863 of a possible 2,000 points, topping the rankings for small ships with 251 to 750 passengers. Its sister ship, the EUROPA, came in second with 1,852 points. This is the fifth time that the EUROPA 2 has been awarded the highest distinction and the 18th time for the EUROPA.


Douglas Ward, the Berlitz Cruise Guide’s author, said “the EUROPA 2 and EUROPA are both beautiful ships to sail aboard, with an outstanding amount of space per passenger, passageways with high ceilings, a superb range of dining venues and types of cuisine, and attentive, friendly, yet unobtrusive, personal service”

“We are proud, once again, to have defended our top position with the EUROPA 2 and the EUROPA. These ratings are a special acknowledgement of our services and our quality promise in the luxury and expedition segment”, says Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. “We would particularly like to thank our crew members on board and our employees in Hamburg, who spend every day creating unique and outstanding experiences for our guests.”

Douglas Ward’s team tested a total of 300 cruise ships and scored them based on criteria such as ship fittings, quality, restaurant menus, service, entertainment and the general cruise experience.

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