Hapag-Lloyd’s luxury cruise ships, ‘ Europa’ and ‘Europa 2’, are scheduled to enter drydock at Blohm + Voss this month.
‘Europa 2’ will drydock from 13-27th September, followed by the ‘Europa’, from 27th September to 13th October, the company said.
Work on ‘Europa 2’ will include redesigning the Herrenzimmer on Deck 4: the gin bar will be given a new look and renamed Collins. For the future, the current Jazz Club will be renamed – Club 2.
In addition, the Belvedere on Deck 9 will be given a complete makeover. This lounge located at the ship’s bow, which provides panoramic views, will be re-figured to include access to the library and a coffee bar.
Projects planned for the ‘Europa’s’ docking period include renovating and redesigning the entire spa area and equipping it with the latest treatment facilities. The 36 suites without verandas will be fitted with new bathrooms and an Azipod drive-motor computer will be replaced – a complicated undertaking, the company said.
“During our ships’ docking periods, not only do we carry out the necessary technical maintenance but also complete various renovations on board that then have a direct impact on our guests and enhance their cruise experience – whether this involves adding a new bar, redesigning the spa, or giving another area a makeover.
“When implementing this work, we take into account what our guests want and need, however, we also follow current trends,” explained Karl Pojer, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises CEO.
“We are very pleased and proud to be able to welcome the luxury ships ‘Europa 2’ and ‘Europa’ back to Blohm+Voss this year. These important projects will once again put our refit and repair expertise to the test, requiring us to meet all our customers’ requirements and deliver the two ships within the agreed time frame and budget.
“We have worked successfully with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises for many years and the upcoming docking periods will allow us to strengthen these ties further,” said Dieter Dehlke, Managing Director of Blohm+Voss.