Blohm+Voss to refit Hapag-Lloyd Cruises ship Europa 2
German shipyard Blohm+Voss is to refit Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa and Europa 2 before the end of October 2017. Both ships will undergo scheduled maintenance works and technical upgrades, while certain areas onboard areas will be refreshed with new décor and equipment. “During our ships’ docking periods, not only do we carry out the necessary technical maintenance, but also complete various renovations onboard that then have a direct impact on our guests and enhance their cruise experience – whether this involves adding a new bar, redesigning the spa, or giving another area a makeover,” said Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. “When implementing this work, we take into account what our guests want and need, however, we also follow current trends.” Blohm+Voss will start Europa’s dry dock on 13 September, completely redesigning The Belvedere lounge at the ship’s bow to create access to the library and a coffee bar.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2 underwent first scheduled docking at Blohm + Voss
As part of its first scheduled docking, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2 underwent technical maintenance at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg from April 11-24, 2015. At the same time, cosmetic repairs and modernization work were carried out on oard: the Sansibar and the Sushi Restaurant Sakura were fully redesigned and the eight family apartments were renovated to be even more family friendly. The full list comprised approximately 700 changes and improvements. Over 600 specialists, from 80 mostly international companies, spent the last two weeks working on modernizations, cosmetic repairs and various structural elements on the ship. Over 4,500 m2 (15,000 ft.) of new carpet were laid and 2,000 liters (528 lbs.) of paint were applied to the ship.
Europa 2 Set for New Destinations in 2016-2017
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has rolled out an updated deployment offering through 2017, seeing the Europa 2 head to the Asia-Pacific, as well as add new cruises in North America. For the first time, the Europa 2 will be visiting Oceania. In December 2016, the Europa 2 drops anchor off the coast of Fiji and New Caledonia. From there, the ship will continue to New Zealand and Australia, with stops in Auckland, Wellington, Burnie, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Middle and Hamilton Island and Sydney. New ports also include Taiwan, Thailand and Cuba with stops in Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos, Isla de la Juventud and the capital, Havana.Upload News