By Staff Writer
One of the world’s leading curators of life-enriching journeys and experiences, Captain’s Choice, has partnered with award-winning Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to deliver a new series of voyages on board EUROPA 2 in 2019 focusing on wellness and gastronomy.
Awarded five stars-plus by the highly respected Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018, Hapag-Lloyd’s flagship vessel accommodates 500 passengers in a relaxed and contemporary setting, with no formal dress code and flexible mealtimes with open seating in a variety of dining venues.
And if you’re travelling on board EUROPA 2 with Captain’s Choice, everything is included from comfortable stateroom accommodation to onboard drinks, sightseeing, travel insurance, luggage valet, transfers and exclusive ‘Your World’ experiences.
Travelling with a small group of like-minded people, Captain’s Choice guests are accompanied by an experienced tour manager and host, English-speaking local guides, and experts including academics and sommeliers.
Also included is a generous ship’s credit allowing guests to customize their onboard experience, as well as thoughtful extras such as private welcome and farewell receptions and exclusive shore excursions and experiences curated by Captain’s Choice.
The dress code is smart casual in each of the ship’s seven gourmet restaurants. Other facilities include a fitness studio with customised programs, a culinary school, theatre and art gallery exhibiting more than 800 artworks.
Immersive and authentic destinations span the globe from fishing villages in Italy’s Cinque Terre to meeting orphaned elephants in Sri Lanka. Each destination has been selected carefully to offer luxury pre- and post-cruise accommodations, as well as memorable sightseeing and dining options.
Gourmet food and wine play an integral part of the Captain’s Choice EUROPA 2 experience, from the vineyards of Puglia to barbecuing ocean-fresh seafood on a beach in Langkawi to restaurant terraces overlooking Venice’s lagoon and Grand Canal.
Luxury voyages in 2019 include an 18-day Indian Ocean sojourn, departing May 24 and taking in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi and Sri Lanka, among other ports; a 19-day Mediterranean sailing, departing June 26, and visiting Lake Bled, Venice, Dubrovnik, Puglia, Sicily, Capri, Bonifacio and Portofino, and a 30-day voyage departing August 17 and featuring the best of Scandinavia.
For further information and bookings, contact Captain’s Choice on 1800 650 738 or visit captainschoice.com.au.