Europa, which was launched in 1999, is a small luxury ship which targets German-speaking cruisers (although the crew can speak English). It is one of the most spacious purpose-built cruise ships and is popular with cruisers who enjoy luxury, varied cuisine and top-grade service. The 28,890 tonne Europa has seven passenger decks and can accommodate 408 passengers and 280 crew.
Europa has 204 suites, almost all with a verandah, ranging from 290 to 914 square feet. All suites have an outside view, living area, bathroom with shower and bath, walk-in wardrobe, flat-screen television and free mini-bar/fridge stocked with soft drinks, mineral water and beer. Guests can have private e-mail and internet for additional charges.
The formal dining room is the Europa Restaurant, which offers a la carte dining with assigned seating for dinner (breakfast and lunch have open seating). Specialty restaurant Venezia serves Mediterranean cuisine at lunchtime and in the evening, and for casual dining, the Lido Café offers an extensive buffet and an open grill on the outer terrace.
Europa’s Ocean Spa has a full range of beauty treatments and services, sauna and steam room, shower enclosures and foot washing areas, and relaxation rooms equipped with hot-tiled beds. Guests can choose the kind of music to listen to in the treatment rooms. The gym has personal training, classes and exercise equipment. Europa has a pool, golf driving range and shuffleboard court.
Europa has a children’s playroom and interconnected suites which suite families. However, this ship is recommended for adults and mature cruisers.
– Cruise Passenger
This is cruising at its very best. It was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who said that perfection is for the Gods and for humans to strive for. This is as near perfect as cruising gets at least in this world. – Bell, Thornhill on 23rd Jan 2013
– Cruise Critic
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