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Hapag-Lloyd's Europa emerges from 13-day facelift

New look Lido Cafe
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa has emerged from a makeover at Fincantieri's yard in La Spezia.

The focus of the works carried out during the 13-day shipyard stay was a complete facelift of the interior design of the Lido Café, which now boasts a new design of shades of beige and dark blue.

The bathrooms on Deck 9 were gutted and redesigned with light-coloured stone and granite, creating a modern ambiance. The two Penthouse Grand Suites, each measuring 85sq mtr, were also fully renovated in the living and sleeping areas as well as in the bathrooms.

In addition, a new communication system, Siemens Media4Cruises, was installed in all of the suites. The infotainment system provides live TV, music and video on demand, plus a variety of services like news and weather information, updated information about the ship and the route. The system offers guests Internet access using their own smartphones and tablet PCs.

A total of 330 shipyard workers, technicians and engineers were involved in the comprehensive refurbishment. 24 containers and three trucks delivered the required spare parts, furniture and carpets to the yard. In total, 2,000sq mtr of new carpet were fitted on Europa and 5,600 litres of paint was used both on the inside and outside of the luxury vessel.