Hapag Lloyd Cruises

The sleek minimalist interiors of the Europa 2 feel more suited to a Scandinavian design hotel than a cruise ship. But while the carefully curated interiors are striking, the clever architectural design is what makes the ship truly outstanding. The soaring ceilings, open plan design and absence of thick pillars mean that everywhere you turn you see endless ocean.

- Grace Smith, Staff Writer - Luxury Travel magazine

Is this brand for you?

Hapag-Lloyd is a distinctly German operation, from the quality of its finish to the attention to detail. Also distinctly German is the organisation of local cruisers, meaning the ships are often booked out more than a year in advance.

Hapag Lloyd's Europa 2 is the most highly rated cruise ship in the world according to the Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships guide, overtaking its sister ship the Europa, which previously held the title. Both ships boast some of the highest staff to passenger ratios in the cruising world, as well as offering superior space per passenger.

Also among the most highly rated cruise ships in the world is the Hanseatic, one of the two expedition ships of Hapag-Lloyd. The line’s older expedition ship, the Bremen, is rated four-stars. Hapag-Lloyd expedition ships operate mainly in the Arctic and Antarctic with some cruises in more temperate zones. 


Rewards program

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 (about A$225) per person and an annual club fee of just € 50 (about A$75) 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 on board

  • Clubcocktail on board
  • Attractive bonus miles program (for beverage credit, laundry services, usage of the golfsimulator*, Internet use* and SPA treatments*)
  • Exclusive Club Cruises

*only valid on the EUROPA and EUROPA 2

Your advantages ashore

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

Collecting bonus miles

You can collect the following number of bonus miles for each night on board our ships:

MS EUROPA / MS EUROPA 2: 360 bonus miles per night
MS HANSEATIC: 300 bonus miles per night
MS BREMEN: 250 bonus miles per night


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