travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Europa

Europa travel42 Professional Ship Review

The Europa, from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, is a smaller, more luxurious descendant of previous Europas. This ship entered service in 1999 and is registered in the Bahamas. She was one of the first ships to be propelled by twin azimuth thrusters, using electric motors rather than shafts to drive the propellers, which reduces vibration markedly.

The Europa measures 28,600 tons, extends 651 ft and carries 408 passengers. She caters primarily to the high-end German-speaking market, appealing to mature...

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