Hapag-Lloyd Cruises once again presents an innovation on the luxury cruise ships MS EUROPA and MS EUROPA 2: a first-class wine and champagne selection that is second to none. With an unparalleled selection ranging from prestigious champagne brands such as Ruinart Rosé Brut to small producers like Henri Giraud, the company cements its position as the premier destination for culinary pleasure at sea.
Despite the limited storage facilities on board the exclusive ships, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises offers an exquisite selection to satisfy even the most discerning tastes of luxury guests.
Innovation meets tradition
With a commitment to preserving tradition while providing room for innovation, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has created a menu that includes 550 select international wines and sparkling wines, including 150 different types of Champagne, from 1954 to 2022. Among the special features is that now, for the first time, rarities are also served by the glass – a rarity at sea and a much appreciated offering on the world’s best cruise ships, according to the Berlitz Cruise Guide.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: Culinary Discoveries at Sea
The MS EUROPA leaves Auckland, New Zealand, at the end of December and sets course for some of the world’s most beautiful coastlines and renowned wine regions. Christmas is celebrated together on board and the New Year is welcomed – perfect occasions to toast with the fine wines from the new wine and champagne list.
The itinerary departs Mount Maunganui, passes White Island, and then reaches Napier on Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s oldest wine-growing region. Christmas will be celebrated in Wellington and in Golden Bay near the Abel Tasman National Park in Kaiteriteri before the MS EUROPA sets course for Picton and the famous Marlborough wine region. The journey finally ends in Melbourne, Australia, after an impressive crossing from Tasmania.
Moments of pleasure on the MS EUROPA
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ new wine and champagne menu is another example of the company’s tireless efforts to offer its guests unforgettable moments of pleasure at sea. Every drop, every bottle contributes to making the voyage a unique experience – a philosophy that has made Hapag-Lloyd Cruises synonymous with luxury at sea.