Let us introduce you to the best-kept secret in luxury cruising. For years Hapag-Lloyd has sailed under the radar, known only to the true cognoscenti of the cruise industry. But all of that is about to change. With new ships travelling to new destinations, Hapag-Lloyd is elevating its already glittering reputation and inviting you to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.
Since they first entered the waters of luxury cruising Hapag-Lloyd have been providing guests with the chance to explore faraway countries and get to know and understand fascinating cultures from completely new, spectacular perspectives. With Hapag-Lloyd you might take a journey to a remote island paradise, adventure into the white wonder of the Antarctic and Arctic, marvel at Africa's breathtaking animal kingdom or meander along Europe's rugged coasts. Whatever your destination, as a Hapag-Lloyd guest you are assured thrilling experiences both at sea and ashore.
With a fleet of six ships, including three expedition class vessels, the German cruise line offers most of its cruises in their native tongue. However, all cruises aboard EUROPA 2 and the all new HANSEATIC inspiration are international and dual language, ensuring that English-speaking passengers feel completely at ease from the moment they step on board. Each and every member of staff on international cruises is bilingual and use their talents to quickly get to know guests and provide flawless personal service.
The small fleet has achieved a vast amount of success, with EUROPA and EUROPA 2 being the only cruise ships to receive the coveted distinction of five-stars-plus in the latest edition of the renowned Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships 2020. As such, they have defended their top rankings as the best ships in the world in the “Top 20 Small Ships” category. What’s more, Hapag-Lloyd’s EUROPA 2 proves that luxury cruise should be a family affair, with three dedicated kids’ club programmes catering to all ages. Family apartments also come with bunk beds and are ideal for families with older children, meaning that the whole family can experience the splendour of the sea together.
Hapag-Lloyd’s new expedition ships are already making considerable waves in the industry; HANSEATIC nature was recently named ‘best boutique ship’ for the first time and awarded a five-star rating. These incredible ships are slightly smaller in stature, allowing them to travel where large cruise ships can only sail past and explore regions that often have no beacons, pilots, harbours, hotels or airports. HANSEATIC nature, HANSEATIC inspiration and HANSEATIC spirit have been built with more open deck space than any other expedition ship, so you will be able to stand on the bow and
experience the wonders of nature, from spotting rare wildlife to hearing the arctic ice crack before the ship, with the sea air blowing through your hair.
On board these new ships you will find the perfect balance between adventure and luxury, with luxurious amenities and services including a library, cinema, art gallery, fitness centre, golf simulator, relaxing Ocean Spa and a variety of enticing restaurants. All of this is coupled with regular trips out on Zodiacs with experts who can provide you with invaluable knowledge both on board and ashore. Experts have visited each destination many times and conducted in-depth studies and research. As a result, they are the perfect travel companions and can reveal exciting stories, background information and train you to spot extraordinary things that other travellers would miss - ensuring that you get to know each destination intimately and explore in ways that you never imagined possible.
If you’re inspired to be one of the first to discover Hapag-Lloyd and its new ships then call our Travel Specialists to book your luxury cruise today.