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Europa 2 heads for Oceania, expands onboard programme in 2016/17

Europa 2 heads for Oceania, expands onboard programme in 2016/17
Europa 2’s 2016/2017 itineraries features new stops in Fiji, New Zealand and Australia plus onboard programmes focusing on fashion and fitness, including a new sports programme designed by winter Olympic champion Maria Höfl-Riesch.

BE.YOU is the name of the new on-board fitness programme developed exclusively for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises by skiing star Höfl-Riesch.

The programme includes a personal body analysis, the results of which will be used to devise an individual training and nutritional programme for participants. Germany’s most successful Winter Olympian will join two cruises in May and November 2016, and will train alongside the guests.

fashion2sea will focus on fashion and style, with famous designers presenting their collections on board. There will be fashion shows, a pop-store, make-up workshops, and fashionable shore excursions during these cruises.

On the art2sea cruise, art will be exhibited on board and featured at ashore events at the destinations. There are 890 original works of art on board EUROPA 2 including by David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Adam Fuss and Hans Hartung.

Sabine Christiansen, a former German TV presenter and award-winning journalist, will present her exclusive talk-show format talk2christiansen on board Europa 2. She will welcome international politicians, Nobel Prize laureates, entrepreneurs, experts, best-selling authors and public figures to discuss contemporary issues, tailored to the respective cruise destination.

Two around-Britain, summer cruises will, for the first time, feature a call in Dublin, Ireland's capital.

In December 2016, Europa 2 sails in Australasia and the South Pacific including visits to Fiji and New Caledonia, Auckland, Wellington, Burnie, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Middle and Hamilton Island and Sydney.

New ports also include Taiwan, Thailand and Cuba with stops in Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos, Isla de la Juventud and the capital, Havana.

In the far north, the new route leads from Greenland to Canada in August and September 2016, with stops in Nuuk,  Sisimiut and cruising in Disko Bay in Greenland, St. John’s/Newfoundland, Saguenay, Quebec and Montreal.

In September 2016, the itinerary for two North American cruises takes in New York, Boston, Cape Cod, Charleston (South Carolina), Miami, Key West and New Orleans.

In May 2016, the ship will undertake its first surprise cruise. Only the start and end ports (Istanbul and Piraeus) are published with calls decided by the guests and captain, during the cruise.