Discover Incredible Destinations On One Of The Most Luxurious Cruise Ships In The World

The German cruise line Hapag-Lloyd's lavish ship, the EUROPA 2, first set sail in 2013 and has been providing luxurious trips for customers ever since. The 740-foot-long boat comfortably hosts up to 500 customers plus staff, and sails to and from beautiful destinations across the continents.

When you take a trip on the EUROPA 2, you'll find yourself relaxed and entertained. You can lounge on the deck, take a dip in the pool, catch a live show, workout in the fitness facilities, and more — and those are just some of the onboard activities. There's even more to choose from when you include all of the excursions that are offered at each stop.

Whether it's Barbados or Sri Lanka, each stop comes with unique opportunities on land. Choose your destination — from any of the continents, with the exception of Antarctica —and the cruise's duration, and set sail on the vacation of your dreams.

Luxury on and off the boat

EUROPA 2 cruises last between three and 21 days. No matter what you choose, you'll have splendid and unique experiences, whether it be interacting with kangaroos and koalas in Australia, or witnessing beautiful castles in Europe. At each location, you'll have the opportunity to go on tours (be it on foot, bike, or kayak), get VIP access to museums, concerts, and other such venues, as well as quench your thirst for adventure in places that are typically challenging to get to.

You'll be treated like royalty during your time on the EUROPA 2. You'll find that all of the staff is fluent in German and English — even some of the excursions are in English. There are seven restaurants that serve delicious cuisines from around the world. You can find both traditional and innovative dishes while dining on board. Note that alcohol costs extra. Next, there's a spa with services and amenities that range from herbal saunas and hot stone massages to beauty treatments and whirlpools. If you're traveling with the kids, you can sign them up for a kids club that caters to children between the ages of two and 15.

On board perks

Bookworms will find something that'll make their cruise experience even better. On board, you'll find a library with shelves stacked with books. Art lovers, there's something for you, too. The cruise has over 800 pieces of art throughout it. As for lodging, you'll discover that all the suites are spacious and bright. You can choose from gigantic suites to "apartment" units. All options have plenty of natural light and lovely views of the ocean.

The cruise is high-end in every sense. You'll find real silver lining the ceilings in some areas. The dress code, however, is nonexistent, so there's no pressure to compete with the exquisite setting.

Next time you're looking to indulge in luxury while traveling, book a trip on the EUROPA 2, which has maintained a five-star status, awarded by the Insight Guides Cruising & Cruise Ships (formerly Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships), since its first journey on the sea. You'll find yourself in spectacular care while you explore the world — just make sure you book far in advance.