Hapag was founded in 1847, Lloyd in 1857. Competitors for 113 years, the 2 companies merged in 1970 to found Hapag-Lloyd AG. Originally a shipping company, they acquired their first ship, Europa, in 1973.
Currently operating a fleet of 4 ships: Europa, Europa 2, Hanseatic and Bremen, the company offers a variety of cruises and expeditions. Travelling to hundreds of destinations, the fleet lets you discover new cultures and sceneries while forgetting about daily life. From gourmet cruises to nature expeditions, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises & Expeditions caters for the adventurous couple and families to the knowledge seekers.
Unique Golfing Moments
With the Europa, guests will experience some unique golfing moments – both when playing on selected greens and in training with the highly specialised PGA instructors. This is a truly exclusive experience. With a partnership going back over many years, the Professional Golfers Association of Germany and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises have forged a very close collaboration. Guests can benefit from this unique partnership on all golf cruises. The golf professionals from the PGA of Germany will be setting out to sea exclusively with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, providing top-quality service and personalised support for games– both on board and on land.
Learn to cook under the Tarragon chef
Gourmets can hone passengers’ cooking skills on the Europa 2 under the guidance of the Tarragon chef. The classroom corresponds to the level of the skill being taught there: the chefs will entertain guests in the kitchen of the Europa 2 equipped with high-quality MIELE appliances as they teach guests how to conjure up cuisine and creatively present it on the table. Devote yourself to the fascinating topic of culinary enjoyment in complete calm on the Europa 2.
Voyages for Young Discoverers
Whether it's eventful hikes, Zodiac rides, the examination of specimens under a microscope, a spot of navigation, a course on sailors' knots or separate talks devised especially for young people: all this and more are offered by the crew a renowned expert in the programmes tailored specifically for those aged 10 - 17 years old. Varied and entertaining, they impart knowledge and introduce young people to the sciences, awakening their curiosity and encouraging inquiring minds - and giving the entire family an expeditionary experience they will never forget.
Young discoverers enjoy special insights - such as during a special guided tour of the bridge where the captain and the officers will be happy to answer questions, explain the ship's propulsion system or introduce them to classical navigation. In addition to exciting learning opportunities, the programme also of course includes plenty of entertainment, such as an invitation from the hotel manager to mix cocktails or to a movie evening with popcorn. All this turns selected cruises into a thrilling experience for young discoverers, too.
The Hapag-Lloyd experts are worldly-wise, highly qualified, captivating, entertaining and passionate about their area of expertise. During the expedition cruise with the Hanseatic, the specialists will accompany guests - select professionals, each of them an authority in their own right. They have extensive knowledge coupled with vast experience. The experts will draw your attention to new sights at exactly the right moment. They explain the background and give invaluable advice concerning each passengers’ own observations. This way, they create intense knowledge experiences – during exciting lectures on board, rides and landings with the Zodiacs and, of course, in personal conversations.