Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is presenting the new routes for the entire five-ship fleet for the season from October 2022 to September 2023. The cruise operator announced that voyages on the two luxury and three new expedition ships can now be reserved without obligation. A total of 127 luxury and expedition trips with 37 premiere ports are on the program.
56 trips are on the timetable for the 2022/2023 season for the two luxury ships operated by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Europa and Europa 2. After 15 years, the Europa is heading for Brazil again. A new and special combination is the route from Australia to Manila, which connects the red continent with the islands of the Philippines.
Like all ships in the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fleet, the Europa has a shallow draft. This enables 14 first calls to be made in smaller ports, including long-distance destinations such as Coquimbo (Chile) or close-by destinations such as Newhaven (Edinburgh). There are two four-day Mediterranean cruises available for first-time travelers. If you have more time, you can stay on board several stages, the longest stage takes 62 days. New for these guests is an included arrival and departure package in business class.
In response to popular requests, the Europa 2 is traveling to Japan again and combining this with a premiere: For the first time, it is heading for Tianjin as the starting point for a trip to the metropolis of Beijing. Another route leads from the Seychelles to Cape Town. This journey is also an in2balance format. Selected coaches and trainers present innovative training methods and Far Eastern relaxation techniques. In addition, they convey the latest findings on nutritional issues.
The new expedition class with seven premiere routes
The expedition program 2022/2023 comprises three identical expedition ships with an individual character on 71 unusual routes. A pioneering spirit, nature and completely unknown destinations as well as a lively exchange with experts on board characterize the trips of the three small expedition ships, Hanseatic Nature, Hanseatic Inspiration and Hanseatic Spirit.
Remote longing destinations such as the Antarctic, the Amazon or the Inside Passage in Alaska are highlights in the program. There are also seven premiere routes, including a round trip starting and ending directly in the Azores with the Hanseatic Spirit, which will only join the fleet in 2021.
On the expedition to Hokkaido and Siberia on board the Hanseatic Nature, an exchange of passengers takes place for the first time in Tomakomai on the southeast side of Hokkaido. As a result, the Japanese North Island will then be circled for the first time before continuing to Siberia.
Also new are four trips on the Great Lakes between Canada and the USA with the Hanseatic Inspiration. Thanks to the special construction with retractable bridge wings, it playfully passes the numerous locks and canals through the lake landscape, while the guests can convince themselves of the maneuverability of the small ship. (TI)