Europa 2 gets a new look
The look, technology and concept of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ ship Europa 2 have been updated.
This has included redesigning the Belvedere lounge on Deck 9 and the Herrenzimmer bar on Deck 4. The Spa area has also received its own beauty treatment.
The work focused on tasks such as modernising Deck 9. The Belvedere has been given a completely different look with new furniture, colours and materials. This lounge at the ship’s bow has been transformed into a coffee bar. A newly-integrated library has been added and the former Library – also on Deck 9 – has become the Cruise Sales Lounge.
Another addition is the Europa 2 museum, which is located in the waiting area of the Cruise Sales Lounge. Numerous display cases feature special pieces from the short history of the luxury ship, including a model of the ship, a replica of the keel-laying coin and much more.
The auditorium on the same deck has also been redesigned. The new studio will be used for workshops, talks and cinema viewings. Yoga classes can also be held here with a view of the ocean.
The most extensive construction work took place in the Spa area on Deck 5: all four saunas have been renovated and given a new concept. There is now a Finnish sauna heated to up to 90 C, a revitalising Deep Ocean sauna heated to 55 C and a mineral steam bath heated to 45 C and with up to 100 % humidity.
In the low-temperature herbal sauna, heated to 65°C, the Black Forest-inspired décor creates a relaxing atmosphere. The Spa area now features a lounge corner with a fireplace (electric) and new lounge furniture has been added to the outdoor area.
Deck 4 of the EUROPA 2 is filled entirely with public areas such as the speciality restaurants and bars. The Herrenzimmer gin bar has been given a new look and renamed Collins. In addition to the largest gin collection at sea, now extended to 45 varieties, visitors will be able to select records and use the new record player themselves.
The Teens’ Club has moved from Deck 7 to Deck 4 to make the teens’ space even more private. The former private dining room Speisezimmer has been transformed into a large, relaxing lounge area with alcoves, games consoles and more. The route to the new Teens’ Club is indicated by the graffiti work of Hamburg-based artist Lady Wave.
After leaving the shipyard, the 5-stars-plus vessel will first sail from Hamburg through the Kiel Canal to Oslo and Gothenburg and back to Hamburg.