Posted by: cruise2 | 10 January, 2015

EUROPA 2 ACQUIRED BY GERMAN FIRM OF TUI

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Lobby bar on Europa 2 Lobby bar on Europa 2

The 42,000 ton, 518 guest Europa 2, lauded as the most stylish and highly rated ship since her introduction in service in 2013, has been bought outright by the TUI group, it was announced today.

Prior to this, the superlative ship was on a long term charter arrangement to TUI and sailed as the flagship of its Hapag-Lloyd Cruises subsidiary.

As of yet, no changes in itineraries for 2015 have been announced for the ship, which is scheduled for a short season in Scandinavian waters in spring, prior to starting a string of alternating, seven night Mediterranean sailings through the summer.

Unlike other Hapag-Lloyd ships, which are mainly marketed to German passengers, there has been a conscious attempt from the start to make the Europa 2 more of a multi lingual ship, with a targeted ratio of around forty per cent of English speaking passengers…

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