Enrichment Voyages’ Explorer Comes to Europe – A Closer Look at Europa 2 – UK Lines: We Won’t Take Advantage Of You Any More
17/09/2012 1 Comment
THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com
by Kevin Griffin
The Cruise Examiner for 17th September 2012
Having already called at Galway, Dublin and Southampton, Semester at Sea’s 24,318-ton Explorer is today en route from Antwerp to Lisbon. As she will be spending a lot of time in Europe over the next year, we decided to have a look at her operations. In addition to her academic voyages for Semester at Sea, next spring she will offer three Enrichment Voyages from Barcelona, Le Havre and Dover, cruises that can be booked by the general public. Meanwhile, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises visited London last week to preview its new 39,500-ton Europa 2, due for delivery from STX France in April 2013. This ship has been designed for a younger but affluent audience and will feature quite a few interesting differences from today’s other cruise ships. Finally, we see that in an effort to boost early bookings cruise fare guarantees are beginning to take hold in the UK.