Hapag-Lloyd to Sail Western Australia for the First Time

By Staff Writer

EUROPA 2, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ newest luxury ship, will sail through glamorous harbours, spectacular nature and varied coastal landscapes in its 2020/2021 season. From the Mediterranean and northern Europe to Asia and beyond, passengers on the upcoming trips will also be able to choose from a selection of themed cruises to suit fashion, art, sport and music enthusiasts.

The itinerary includes a first-ever visit to Western Australia, where guests can sand board in the desert, do a treetop canopy walk and spot giant red tingle trees in the Valley of the Giants and experience encounters with dolphins, emus and koalas. Starting in Melbourne, the premier route will travel through Adelaide and Kangaroo Island in South Australia, and then onto Albany, Busselton, Fremantle (Perth), Geraldton and Exmouth in Western Australia before a relaxing end in Bali, Indonesia.

Of the themed cruises on offer, FASHION2NIGHT, which starts in Hamburg, Germany offers an on-board fashion show by a renowned designer, while ART2SEA is a South Africa trip with exclusive visits to exhibitions, galleries and museums. Health and wellness-themed cruise IN2BALANCE boasts a slew of special guests including Olympic champions Maria Höfl-Riesch and Fabian Hambüchen, as well as famous yoga tutor and author Shida Pourhosseini; and the music-centric MS EUROPA 2 UNPLUGGED showcases intimate, on-board performances of singer-songwriters Heather Nova, Simon Webbe and other artists.


For more information on each of these cruises, visit

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