Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

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.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Ships

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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. 

Experts
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.

6 Cruises · 4 Ships

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Reasons to Book

Travel Concierge - Private Arrangements
As an alternative to their guided pre- and post-cruise programmes, their travel concierge service will propose private travel arrangements developed especially for you. As a unique start to your holiday, or to round it off in style - prior to departure, they will organise your holiday as you wish, book the hotel of your choice and give you some tips to ensure an unforgettable stay.

Gourmet Dining

Dinner is served. Please take a seat and experience what the world has to offer you in terms of enjoyment. The diversity is overwhelming. All forms of enjoyment have one particular aspect in common: they develop a very special charm at the place of their origin. There is no spice in the world that can take the place of the breathtaking view of the Hawaiian Na Pali coast while enjoying a delicately fried mahi-mahi or the fragrance of Sardinia as an added ingredient to a hearty polenta al forno. This is why true gourmets go to meet the particular pleasure. Above all because they know how to gather unique sensual impressions even on the way there.

Family Cruises

Children’s laughter is probably the most beautiful sound that could possibly reverberate across a blue ocean. A cruise with the entire family presents a wonderful opportunity to finally really take time for each other again, have fun and share experiences together. Parents are more relaxed than in their day-to-day lives, and children have sparkling eyes as they discover new and exciting worlds onboard and ashore. Nobody is stressed on account of having to change hotels. The suitcases merely need to be unpacked once, too. As soon as the parents, children and their cuddly toys have moved into the family-friendly cabins and suites, an all the more relaxed and multifaceted holiday awaits the big and little passengers.

Members Club

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Club

Every Hapag-Lloyd Cruises customer can become a member of the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Club. For a one-off sign-up fee of € 150 per person and an annual club fee of just € 50 per person, with effect from the second calendar year of membership, you will receive exclusive advantages. As soon as you become a member, you can access all services offered by the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Club

If you become a club member at any time up to four weeks after the end of your cruise, we will still credit the bonus miles for that cruise to your account with retrospective effect.

Your advantages onboard

  • Personal club cruises manual with an entry for each cruise and the captain’s signature
  • Attractive bonus miles programme (for beverage credit, laundry services, Internet use* and SPA treatments*)
  • Exclusive club cruises

Your advantages ashore

  • Special club events
  • Attractive premium offers on selected cruises
  • Individual bonus-mile offers for your cruise reservation
  • Clubzeit (members’ magazine)

*only possible on the EUROPA and EUROPA 2