Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Receives Luxury Ship EUROPA 2

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Receives Luxury Ship EUROPA 2

On Friday 26 April 2013 at a formal ceremony, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has taken delivery of the modern and casual luxury ship EUROPA 2 from the STX France shipyard in Saint Nazaire. Dr Wolfgang Flägel, Managing Director of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and Laurent Castaing, General Manager of STX France, signed the takeover protocol. Captain Friedrich Jan Akkermann will navigate the newest member of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet across the world’s oceans.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Receives Luxury Ship EUROPA 2

After 20 months under construction, the management of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has satisfied itself on the outstanding condition of the EUROPA 2. After signing the acquisition papers, Dr Flägel said: “Today is a special day for us. By the addition to the fleet of EUROPA 2, we are acquiring the latest generation of cruise ship, which embodies an entirely new type of luxury cruise at sea. I am certain that we will raise the bar with the EUROPA 2 in the luxury cruise sector.” After the signatures and flag change on deck had taken place, Laurent Castaing handed over a large canvas portrait of the EUROPA 2 to Captain Akkermann. In recent weeks over 1,000 of the shipyard’s employees worked to complete the cruise ship. Amongst other materials, 10,000 tons of steel have been used, around 300 kilometres of cable and 23,000 square metres of carpet were laid.

The EUROPA 2 is a modern and casual luxury ship, which does away with cruise traditions such as the captain’s dinner. With up to 516 guests, the EUROPA 2 will provide the greatest space per passenger on a cruise ship anywhere in the world. The ship features exclusively suites with verandas and a minimum area of 28 square metres. Eight restaurants and six bars are dedicated to serving up culinary diversity and a large spa and fitness area accommodates the well-being trend on cruises. Its flexible route concept will appeal to professionals and families in the luxury sector in particular.

The ship will be christened in Hamburg on 10 May 2013, as part of the port’s anniversary celebrations. The EUROPA 2 will then embark on a 14-day maiden voyage towards Lisbon.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, April 29, 2013

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Sep 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2

TOC Americas

TOC (The Terminal Operations Conference) has long been considered best in class by container terminal operators and their suppliers. Over time, TOC has evolved and whilst they continue to deliver the highest quality technical content in line with their heritage, they also recognise that they must now hear from stakeholders higher up the cargo chain. Therefore, there are now two distinct elements to the event:

The exhibition is a showcase for port & terminal technology and operations plus TECH TOC, the free to attend technical conference aimed at terminal operators and their suppliers. Many suppliers come together to showcase cutting edge solutions to their clients, the terminal operators and ports.

More recently, the events now placed a new focus on the container supply chain making them the premier business and networking event for the stakeholders, including shippers, carriers and 3pl’s as well as the global operators and port authorities. This conversation takes place in the more recently created Container Supply Chain Conference.

More info

read more >

BWMTech North America 2016

Key sessions at BWMTech NA 2016:
• A guide to Ballast Water Treatment System Selection.
• Market Modelling: Forecasting the market response to ratification…

read more >

Arctic Shipping Forum North America

The ASF Arctic Shipping North America 2016 Innovation Award will be presented to a company or individual that has developed an innovative idea…

read more >

Singapore International Bunkering 2016

SIBCON 2016 will be about perspectives, conversations, dialogue, and above all networking. With all discussions under Chatham House rules…

read more >