In the German-speaking region, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is the leading provider of luxury and expedition cruises. It currently has five ships in its fleet.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises ships are small, individual and outstanding in their class: the EUROPA class is made up of the EUROPA and EUROPA 2, the world's beste luxury ships and the only ships to receive the highest distinction of 5-stars-plus from the Berlitz Cruise Guide since they entered the fleet. It offers the highest standard of cruise experiences with excellent service, varied cuisine and exceptional routes around the world.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is expanding in the expedition segment with three state-of-the-art ships: the HANSEATIC nature (5 stars*) and HANSEATIC inspiration (5-star standard**), the first two ships of the new expedition class, were launched in 2019. In May 2021, they will be joined by the HANSEATIC spirit, which will replace the BREMEN (4 stars*). The new expedition class has the highest ice class for passenger ships and a shallow draught, allowing the ships to navigate both the polar regions (Arctic and Antarctic) and warmer destinations like the Amazon.
Also in the portfolio is the luxurious private jet ALBERT BALLIN, which offers extraordinary experiences and a particularly exclusive way to travel.
The EUROPA 2 and HANSEATIC inspiration are our international ships offering bilingual voyages in English/German.