Feb. 18, 2009
-- Australia, – The World’s most luxurious cruise ship, the Hapag-Lloyd owned, MS EUROPA, has today been awarded the “Six Star Ship of the Year” award by the highly respected ‘Fielding’
s Guide to Luxury Cruises’. The 408 passenger ship scored 95.6 points out of a possible 100 to win the award for a record third consecutive year.
The EUROPA scored top spot with consistently high marks for food and dining, crew and service, cabins and facilities, guest lecturers, shore excursions and ship design and layout. The EUROPA predominately services the German speaking market, but is being enjoyed by an increasing number of well travelled English speaking guests, who are served by a bi-lingual crew.
Author of the Fielding’s guide, Tim Fielding, said “The EUROPA has again defined itself as the epitome of the luxury cruising experience. It is simply a great ship, with a highly dedicated crew offering global itineraries, superb food and a stimulating entertainment. This year sees a batch of new luxury offerings by her rivals, which will create an interesting battle for the top spot in 2009.”
Managing Director of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Sebastian Ahrens said, “The EUROPA reflects our passion for luxury cruising and our commitment to continued innovation. We feel very honored to receive the highest rating in Fielding’s Guide to Luxury Cruises for the third consecutive year. We are very proud that the EUROPA, now in its 10th year, always was and still is the synonym for the most elegant way of travelling across the Seven Seas. We especially thank our dedicated crew on board who is committed to delivering the highest quality and service to our international clientele at all times."
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