In the past, luxury was not casual and casual was not luxury. The EUROPA 2 is different. Enjoy smart casual travel and a discerning lifestyle in a modern, relaxed atmosphere – with no formal attire, fixed mealtimes or traditional seating plans in the restaurants on board the best cruise ship in the world according to the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2020.

 With a maximum of 500 guests, enjoy individually tailored service and the highest level of personal space – and an exceptionally luxurious ratio of crew to passengers. The EUROPA 2 combines the comfort of an exclusive resort with the flexibility of a yacht that can also visit small harbours and places off the beaten tracks. Great route diversity opens up whole new opportunities to discover unforgettable destinations.

  • Size small
  • Style Luxury
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 2013
  • Year of last refit 2017
  • Gross tonnage 42830t
  • Length 225.38m
  • Width 26.7m
  • Speed 21kts
  • Decks 7
  • Language German & English
  • Currency Euro (€)
  • No. of passengers 516
  • No. of crew 370
  • No. of cabins 251
  • -wheelchair access 2
Unique Features

Gourmets can hone their cooking skills on the EUROPA 2 under the guidance of our Tarragon chef. The classroom corresponds to the level of the skill being taught there: the chefs will entertain you in the kitchen of the EUROPA 2 equipped with high-quality MIELE appliances as they teach you how to conjure up cuisine and creatively present it on the table. Devote yourself to the fascinating topic of culinary enjoyment in complete calm on the EUROPA 2.

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Gratuities are not compulsory onboard. The acknowledgement of a particularly good service is at the discretion of every guest.

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The EUROPA 2 suites are modern and stylish retreats in which to enjoy private moments. Suites up to 114 m² (1,227 ft²) in size are available – naturally with their own veranda and a wonderful ocean view.


With an eye for detail, the EUROPA 2 chefs are constantly opening up new culinary horizons. Enjoy modern creations or timeless classics with flexible mealtimes and no fixed seating plans in our seven gourmet restaurants.


Six bars – six stylish locations for celebrating, day and night. Each with its very own, unmistakeable atmosphere, from lounge to glamour – the perfect way to round off every evening.

Health and fitness

The spa and fitness area of the EUROPA 2 is 1,000 m² (10,764 ft²) in size and has plenty of space for a modern fitness studio, saunas as well as professional cosmetic treatments and massages. More importantly, it has the luxury of plenty of space where you can breathe deeply and let go. This makes it the perfect place to find yourself.

Kids and Teens

Riding the waves on a banana boat. Pizza making in Italy. Films in 3D. Building the biggest sandcastle the world has ever seen and turtle watching on the beach. A photo rally on Santorini or discovering a cool amusement park. Children and teens enjoy fun and action on board the EUROPA 2. And what about you? Take some time for yourself!

Holiday time means quality time spent together - especially for families. But also independent experiences - which is why the EUROPA 2 is both child- and parent-friendly. Completely individual and completely active: parents and children will find numerous opportunities to spend the best time of the year with one another. And, at the same time, enough freedom to independently discover new things with new-found friends.

And because no two children are the same, there are lots of age-specific offers. Unique, for instance, is the guaranteed childcare for children as young as 2 years. Trained childcare specialists will ensure that your child won't ever get bored during their exciting day.


If whilst travelling you like to broaden your skills and mind then onboard the EUROPA 2 you'll find just what you need.

After spending time relaxing or enjoying the onboard entertainment, you can enjoy a vast array of lectures from renowned specialist, where informative accounts will breathe life into the places you visit during your cruise. Or try your hand at expanding your cooking skills in the cooking school, and leave with technique to impress your family and friends with on your return home.

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