Hapag Lloyd Cruises offer the pinnacle of sophisticated cruising and is a well-kept secret when it comes to British cruisers. While it is undoubtedly a German cruise company, Hapag Lloyd Cruises has a fleet of two ocean-going cruise ships and two expedition ships. What many people don't know is that this company's vessels continually occupy the number one spot in the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships.
Two ships are designated 'international' which means the crew are bi-lingual, there's an English-speaking hostess, and all items such as menus and daily programme are printed especially for English-speaking guests. Hanseatic is possibly the most deluxe expedition ship cruising to the most remote regions on the planet and offers an unprecedented level of indulgence to passengers who become pioneers. The incomparable Europa 2 takes the top spot in the Berlitz Guide and received great acclaim when it appeared in May 2013.
Europa 2 has the highest passenger to space ratio in the cruise industry – a yardstick for oodles of space; it also has one of the highest cruise to passenger ratios which means service is nothing short of faultless. Attention to minute detail is omnipresent on all Hapag Lloyd Cruises – nowhere more so than on board the company's new flagship where no element to ensure passenger comfort is overlooked. Europa 2 offers seven-day cruises in the Western Mediterranean, Eastern Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula, Asia and South America. These can be combined to form longer, in-depth voyages.