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Hapag Lloyd is a German cruise line that offers cruises to the world's more remote regions, following in the footsteps of the great explorers on smaller bilingual cruise ships. A selection of adventure voyages are offered each year with both German and English spoken in commentaries and lectures. Itineraries include Arctic and Antarctic regions and offer magnificent realms, rare encounters and top-of-the-line accommodations for those seeking adventure.

Hapag-Lloyd is the result of the merger in 1970 of two of Germany's oldest steam ship companies, Hapag (Hamburg-Amerikanische Packfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft or Hamburg America Line) and Norddeutscher Lloyd (NDL - North German Lloyd). Both companies were founded in the 1840s to carry passengers and freight between what is now Germany and the United States. Hapag was founded in Hamburg, while North German Lloyd served Bremen. After the merger Hapag-Lloyd discontinued its transatlantic passenger service, but in 1982, the line returned to cruising with the launch of Europa, a cruise ship that set the standard for luxury and service in the German market.

Seventeen years later, Hapag-Lloyd introduced its new flagship, also Europa, almost the same size as her predecessor, but carrying 200 fewer passengers. Another top-of-the-line luxury flagship was introduced in 2013 and named Europa 2. The present Hapag-Lloyd motor fleet is comprised of four cruise ships - the ultra luxurious vessels Europa 2 and Europa, the luxury expedition ship Hanseatic and the premium expedition ship Bremen (Bremen is not marketed outside German-speaking Europe). Both Hanseatic and Bremen are expedition vessels with E4 ice ratings, the highest given to passenger ships. They travel to the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as other exotic regions.

All crew members aboard Hapag Lloyd Cruises must speak German. This is one of the very best cruise lines to work for offering great working conditions and ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME-ITINERARIES no other cruise line could even come close to, period.

Cruise ships and itineraries:

MS Europa 2: Bahamas registry, built 2013, 42,830 gross tons, 516 passengers, 380 crew members.
Itineraries: Western Europe; Mediterranean; Aegean; Adriatic Sea; Black Sea; Red Sea; Arabian Gulf; India; Southeast Asia; Far East; Philippines.
  Hapag Lloyd Europa 2 cruise ship
     
MS Europa: Bahamas registry, built 1999, 28,890 gross tons, 408 passengers, 285 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean; Aegean; Black Sea; Western/Northern Europe; Baltic Sea/Scandinavia/Russia; Transatlantic; Caribbean; Panama Canal; Mexican Riviera; South Pacific; Southeast Asia; Far East; Australia/New Zealand; Arabia; India/Singapore; Red Sea.
  Hapag lloyd Europa cruise ship
     

MS Bremen: Bahamas registry, built 1990, 6.752 gross tons, 164 passengers, 100 crew members.
Itineraries: South Pacific; Philippines; Far East; Bering Sea; Russian Far East; Alaska/Inside Passage; Arctic; Iceland; Azores; Canary Islands; West/South Africa; Magadascar; Mauritius; Mediterranean, Western Europe, Baltics, Trans-Atlantic, Caribbean; Ushuaia, (Tierra del Fuego), Argentina, Callao (Lima), Peru, Belem, Brazil and Iquitos, Peru; Antarctica; Transatlantic; South America; Panama Canal; Caribbean; Amazon River; Western/Northern Europe/Iceland/Greenland..

  Hapag Lloyd-Bremen cruise ship
     
MS Hanseatic: Bahamas registry, built 1993, 8,378 gross tons, 184 passengers, 125 crew members.
Itineraries: Amazon River; Mediterranean,Western Europe, Northern Europe, Norwegian Fjords; Spitzbergen; Iceland, Greenland; Canadian Arctic; Russian Far East; Philippines; South Pacific; French Polynesia; Easter Island; Antarctica out of Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), Argentina and Punta Arenas, Chile; South America; New Zealand; Southeast Asia; Madeira/Canary Islands/Cape Verde/West Africa.
  Hapag Llloyd-Hanseatic cruise ship










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