ADVERTORIAL • March 2019
If there’s one thing Hapag-Lloyd Cruises know how to do, it’s an around-the-world adventure. Its famous, highly-rated cruise liners have graced oceans globally for 125 years and picked up a boat-load of awards in the process. We discover five reasons why 2019 is the year to voyage with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
With all the glitz of a private yacht and the ease of a small resort, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' MS EUROPA 2 has been named the best cruise ship in the world by the Berlitz Cruise Guide for the sixth consecutive year. It was also the proud winner of Best Adventure/Expedition Cruise Line by the esteemed Wave Awards in 2018, as well as Best Expedition Product and Best Cuisine in the Kreuzfahrt Guide Awards 2018. To translate, you’re in for a smooth ride of first-rate dining venues, casual luxury and, according to the Berlitz Cruise Guide, “...attentive, friendly, yet unobtrusive, personal service”.
With on-board libraries, art galleries, theatre productions and celebrity-passengers, you’ll feel lavished without any la-di-da aboard a Hapag-Lloyd cruise. That’s also because the company has worked to perfect the crew-to-guest ratio, creating an atmosphere that is as personal as it is convenient. Its philosophy is simple: all passengers should feel relaxed, pampered and never pressured. There’s no formal dress code and no traditions to stick by, just throw on your flip-flops and go explore.
If there was ever a time to step aboard, now is it. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' newest vessel, the HANSEATIC inspiration is due to set sail in October 2019 – a state-of-the-art expedition ship taking its adventurous passengers into Arctic, jungle and tropical waters with more deck space than any other expedition ship. Watch whales pass under you through a glass balcony; launch a kayak from the on-board marina or gaze out across the vista from a unique 360-degree observation deck. The ship also features an atrium for educational lectures and an Ocean Academy, where passengers can engage with the science behind the sailing.
With Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, no family member is left out of the magic. Take the MS EUROPA 2 luxury cruise ship, it features two golf simulators, multiple ‘course stop-offs’ and a PGA golfing professional on every cruise. It also houses an award-winning 1,000 sq m spa and fitness area with fitness studio, beauty treatments, yoga, saunas and even a hairdressers, so you can stay trim on the go. Kids, meanwhile, can enjoy pizza-making classes, 3D films and child-tailored play areas. Most importantly, a trip with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises represents a safe and structured way for the little ones to see and interact with the world.
With Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, you can say ahoy to some of the world’s dreamiest destinations. From the undulating serenity of Bali (including a trip to the enchanting Island of Dragons – home to 2,000 lizards – and the world-famous Pink Beach), to the baking sand and rum punch of Barbados, you could travel the world over with a famously attentive crew on hand to bring the best out of each destination. For that extra special-something, check out the Antarctic Circle cruises, cutting through the icy animal kingdom to show off nature’s most breathtaking scenes.
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