The MS EUROPA 5-star-plus luxury cruise liner from the Hapag Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH is expected to arrive at the dock of the Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH
on 31 August 2004. Extensive modernisation will be carried out on the 198.6 metre long, 24 metre wide cruise liner by 14 September 2004. The MS EUROPA is the flagship of Hapag Lloyd’s fleet of cruise liners and offers the utmost in comfort for up to 408 passengers.
Modernization works include the installation of a new fitness room, conversion of the “Lido Café” and completion of the new stern-side “Sansibar” which will be connected to the “Lido Café” via a stairwell. Following its modernisation, the former golf centre will house a large play area for children, which will invite them to play, do arts and crafts and just hang out in the future. A new air-conditioning system will also be installed for the whole of the newly-created passenger areas. Furthermore, the storage spaces for the ZODIAK rubber dinghies located on board including the accompanying storage rooms and the disembarking cranes are being renewed / re-designed.
Upon completion of her modernization works on 14 September 2004, the MS EUROPA will be setting off on a 19-day cruise which will take it from Hamburg to Norway, Iceland, Greenland and on to Montreal.