Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Office
7 Upper Grosvenor Street
London W1K 2LX
Tel : +44 (0)207 491 4264
Fax : +44 (0)207 408 2487
Capacity 500 pers
Crew 245 pers
Taille 198.60 m
MS Europa, built in 1999 by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, is the highest-rated cruise ship in the world, according to the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Akin to the Oscars of the cruise industry, the Berlitz annual ratings are eagerly awaited from this leading independent authority. The Europa is the only ship to have received the coveted five-star-plus ranking - for 12 consecutive years - and is considered by many to be the world's finest mega-yacht.
With a maximum of 408 guests and 280 staff members, guests are ensured flawless personal service and attention to detail from the youthful, enthusiastic, good-looking, mostly German crew.
The Europa was designed as a sleek, streamlined luxury cruise ship. Her design is comparable to other luxury ships such as Silversea Cruises Silver Shadow. Europa was one of the first ships designed with ABB Azipod propulsion system, implemented to reduce vibration towards the stern of the ship.
Being designed as a luxury ship, all of her cabins are described as suites. There are 204 suites. Out of the 204 suites, 168 have their own private veranda. The largest suites are 915sq. ft, and the smallest are 291sq. ft.
Decks and facilities are based on Hapag-Lloyd deck plans, which includes both crew and passenger decks.As an "all-suites" cruise ship, the Europa's staterooms are spacious (the smallest is 27 square metres) and most have their own private balconies.