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HAPAG LLOYD                    
Antarctica, Africa, Seychelles, Red Sea, Baltic, Mediterranean,
South Pacific,  Scandinavia

BREMEN
Passenger Capacity: 164
Built: 1990
Former Name: Frontier Spirit
Length: 361 ft.
Beam: 56 ft.
Draft: 15 ft.
Elevator: 2
Officers: European
Staff and Crew: 80; European
Wheelchair Access
  • Itinerary: There are 7 to 16-day cruises. Itineraries change each year and often include Antarctica, Africa, Seychelles, Red Sea, Baltic, Mediterranean, South America,  Scandinavia., and Northern Canada and the Northwest Passage.
  • Cabins: 82. Cabins range from 190 to 322 sq. ft. All are outside, most with window; 18 have balconies. Each has twin beds or queen-size beds, TV/VCR, individual temperature control, and bathroom with tub/shower. Four suites have a walk-in closet and an entertainment area. Two cabins are wheelchair accessible.
  • Dining: Breakfast and lunch are in the main dining room or on deck. The dining room has a single seating. There is a variety of continental cuisine. Waiters and waitresses speak German and English.
  • Facilities and Activities: This is an expedition ship with a super-rated ice-hardened hull. The language on board is German and most passengers are German. The observation lounge has feature films, documentaries, and lectures. There is nightclub entertainment and dancing in the main lounge. There is a fitness center, heated pool, small sauna, self-service laundry, hairdresser, and library with books and videos. You can visit the bridge at any time, day or night. European expedition leaders hold briefings before and after each port-of-call and accompany guests ashore in zodiacs.
  • Recent Fares Reported to Us:  120 days in advance early bird discount. 11-night Antarctic, Falkland Islands and Shetland Islands cruise early booking cruise fare from $5,895 to $7,995, suite from $9,045 to $10,545 with air and two nights in Buenos Aires. Combine two cruises and save $500 per person. Gratuities included.
C. COLUMBUS
Passenger Capacity: 418
Built: 1997
Length: 472.5 ft.
Beam: 70.5 ft.
Draft: 18.5 ft.
Elevator: 2
Wheelchair Access
  • Itinerary:  This ship is marketed mostly to Europeans and has scheduled world tours. The 2010 world cruise goes from Havana to Nice. There are some cruises on the east coast of Canada and the U.S.
  • Cabins: 205. Of the cabins, 134 are outside, 63 inside, and 8 are suites. There are two single cabins. Two cabins are wheelchair-accessible. Two suites have balconies. One inside cabin has four berths. All have air-conditioning,  private bath with shower, telephone, and  TV. Some cabins have a sitting area.
  • Dining: There is a single seating. Meals are also served in the Palm Garden on deck.
  • Dress: Informal, except dressy for captain’s night.
  • Facilities and Activities: The lounge is used for lectures and dancing. There is a library, pool, fitness room, sauna, and hairdresser. Some trips are marketed to English-speaking passengers, and others are marketed to only German-speaking travelers.
  • Recent Fares Reported to Us:  Three-night cruise $521 inside and $911 outside. A nine-night cruise at $1,330 inside and $2,680 outside per person double occupancy. English-speaking cruises are marketed by the Great Lakes Cruise Company.

EUROPA, EUROPA 2
Passenger Capacity: 408, 512
Built: 1999, 2013
Length: 651 ft.
Elevator: 4
Officers: German
Wheelchair Access

  • Itinerary: Itineraries change each year and include Antarctica, Africa, Seychelles, Red Sea, Baltic, Mediterranean, South America, South Pacific, U.S., Canada, Scandinavia.
  • Cabins: 204. All are outside; 154 have balconies. Each has twin beds or queen-size beds, TV/VCR, individual temperature control, and bathroom with tub/shower. There are 12 penthouse suites overlooking the stern with living, dining area, butler service and private sauna. Two cabins are wheelchair accessible.
  • Dining: Breakfast and lunch are in the main dining room or on deck. The dining room has assigned seating for dinner, open seating for breakfast and lunch. There are smoking and non-smoking sections. There are two alternate dining areas, Oriental and Italian, plus a Lido cafe. German sausages are available at night.
  • Facilities and Activities: This is a luxury ship. The language on board is German, most passengers are German. Both German and English are spoken. There is nightclub entertainment and dancing in the lounge, both classical and contemporary music concerts, and lectures. There is a spa, fitness center, pool, golf simulator, self-service laundry, hairdresser, computer access, and a library with books and videos. There are zodiac landing craft for shore excursions.
  • Recent Fares Reported to Us:  Early bird discount when booked 120 days in advance. For an 11-night cruise early booking cruise fare: from $5,895 to $7,995, suites from $9,045 to $10,545 with two hotel nights. Combine two cruises and save $500 per person. Gratuities are included.

HANSEATIC
Passenger Capacity: 184
Built: 1993
Elevator: 2
Officers: European
Staff and Crew: 80; European
Wheelchair Access

  • Itinerary: Cruises in the Arctic, Antarctica, Africa, Seychelles, White Sea, Black Sea, Australia, Middle East, Mediterranean, South America, South Pacific,and Scandinavia.
  • Cabins: 92. All are outside; there are no balconies. Each has twin beds or queen-size beds, TV/VCR, individual temperature control, radio, mini-bar, and bathroom with tub/shower. Four suites have a walk-in closet and an entertainment area. Two cabins are wheelchair accessible.
  • Dining: Breakfast and luncheon are in the main dining room or on deck. The dining room has a single seating. There is a variety of continental cuisine. Waiters and waitresses speak German and English.
  • Facilities and Activities: The language on board is German and most passengers are German. There is a  spa, fitness center, helicopter pad, pool,  library. Guests go ashore in zodiacs.
  • Recent Fares Reported to Us:  If you book at least 120 days in advance you can usually get an early bird discount. For an 11-night Antarctic, Falkland Islands and Shetland Islands cruise early booking cruise fare from $5,895 to $7,995, suite from $9,045 to $10,545, including air and two nights in Buenos Aires. Combine two cruises and save $500 per person. Gratuities included. No single supplement in category A cabins, but there is a single supplement in other categories.

COLUMBUS 2
Passenger Capacity:  600
Built: 2012

Itinerary: Mediterranean Sea (mainly 7-day cruises in spring and autumn), Aegean Sea, Black Sea, Western Europe, Nordic Countries, Iceland and Spitsbergen, Baltic Sea, World Tour.
 

Want to read a we-were-there day-to-day report on a  Hapag Lloyd cruise? Go to:
CRUISING THE GREAT LAKES BILINGUALLY  -- A REPORT ON THE C. COLUMBUS

       

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