MS EUROPA is back in service with technical updates and stylish design innovations. The ship received 56 modernized suites and a renovated EUROPA restaurant.
After a stay of two weeks in dry dock, MS EUROPA has water under the keel again. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises‘ small luxury ship underwent extensive repair and maintenance work. For example, 56 suites, the floor in the Europa Restaurant and the swimming pool were modernised.
New colours, new feel-good factor, new cruise experience
The EUROPA was last renovated in October 2019. Since then, the ship looks much more modern and informal. At the time Hapag-Lloyd Cruises also launched a new culinary offer: EUROPA Refresh. This wellness concept focuses on holistic approach and mindfulness. The restaurants ‘The Globe by Kevin Fehling’ and ‘Pearls’ also received fundamental conceptual changes.
While the renovations then mainly focused on the public areas, this time the focus was on the guest rooms. A total of 56 suites were given a new look & feel. From now on, walls with stylish gray lines and light-colored carpets adorn the living areas, while the white wood finish of the furniture and an inviting sofa set new accents. There are also changes in the public areas. The floor in the Europa Restaurant has been completely re-laid. The swimming pool is technically and optically up-to-date and invites you to swim. Golfers will also benefit from a new simulator.
Reducing fuel consumption with new underwater paint
“The Berlitz Cruise Guide consistently awards EUROPA the ‘best cruise ship in the world*’. In order to continue to meet this requirement, we regularly invest in our heart ship. The EUROPA is continuously maintained and modernized,” said Julian Pfitzner, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
During its dry dock period, the EUROPA also received many technical upgrades. For example, the Azipod drive was serviced and a new underwater paint layer was applied. The new underwater paint coating increases the eco-efficiency of the EUROPA. The new paint layer has a positive effect on the flow characteristics of the ship, which means that fuel consumption is up to 10 percent lower.