Posted by: cruise2 | 5 September, 2014

Compare This Lanai Suite On Matson Line’s Lurline Fifty Years Ago With A Typical Balcony Suite On Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2 Today

The Cruise People Ltd

For those who like their luxuries, here is an interesting comparison. This is a typical Lanai Suite from Matson Lines’ 18,163-ton 632-foot ocean liner Lurline, which sailed between San Francisco and Honolulu from 1932 into the 1960s. From 1957, she offered a First-Class only service for 475 passengers, also offering occasional cruises to the Pacific between her regular Hawaii sailings.

Accommodation Matson Line Lanai SuiteFifty years later, here is a typical balcony suite on Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ 42,830-ton 739-foot Europa 2, introduced last year. Have some fun and count up the similarities (that room divider for one thing) and the differences (Venetian blinds vs balcony for another) betwen the two styles, which, although separated by half a century, are very similar.

Accommodation Europa 2 Balcony Suite

Europa 2 carries 516 passengers in all-balcony accommodation in the best style, offering 7-night itineraries in the Mediterranean by summer and skighty longer Far East itineraries by winter. She is rated by…

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