New Hapag-Lloyd Cruise Ship Christened

Press Release
Monday, May 13, 2013
Europa 2 Christening: Photo credit Hapag-Lloyd

'Europa 2' has been christened in the Port of Hamburg during the German port's 824th anniversary celebrations.

The new cruise ship sailed to the launch site near the riverside district of Blankenese, where Godmother Dana Schweiger officially gave the new ship her name: “I christen you the Europa 2 and wish you and your crew good voyages and safe returns, and may there always be enough water beneath your keel,” she said.

Dr Wolfgang Flägel, Managing Director of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: “This is a special moment for our company and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for their commitment. I am certain that the Europa 2 with raise the bar in the luxury sector with its modern interpretation. We wish the ship and her crew safe journeys and enthusiastic passengers.”

Europa 2, say Hapag-Lloyd,  provides the greatest space per passenger on a cruise ship anywhere in the world. The ship features exclusively suites with verandas and a minimum area of 28 square metres. Eight restaurants and six bars are dedicated to serving up culinary diversity and a large spa and fitness area accommodates the well-being trend on cruises.
 
In the picture from left to right: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Managing Director Dr Wolfgang Flägel, Godmother Dana Schweiger, presenter Eva Habermann and Captain Friedrich Jan Akkermann cutting the christening cake.
 

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