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Luxury liner on the high seas: Dornbracht board the EUROPA 2

The essentials at a glance:

Cruise Ship MS Europa 2
Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH
Dimensions: Length 225.38 m, Beam 26.70 m, Draught 6.30 m
Data: 11 decks, 251 suites, 8 restaurants, 6 bars,
Cooking school, fitness area and on-board spa
Interior design: psd Partner Ship
Bathroom fittings: Tara Logic, Dornbracht
Christening and maiden voyage: 10. / 11. May 2013


Iserlohn / Hamburg Ocean cruises have always been a fascinating way to travel: boundless expanse, the deep blue sea and a feeling of freedom. Even more than a century after the first ocean cruises, Hapag-Lloyd still offers this undiminished appeal. With the Europa 2, it is setting new standards for luxurious cruises. Dornbracht has fitted all 251 suites aboard the ocean liner with high-quality bathroom fittings from its Tara Logic series, continuing the progressive, minimalist elegance of design.

In terms of quality, functionality and exquisite materials, Europa 2 has adopted the high standards of its celebrated 5-star-plus sister vessel, the MS Europa. Its philosophy and interior design, however, clearly make it a ship with an identity all its own. It consciously eliminates certain cruise traditions, such as the Captain`s Dinner, while adopting a flexible route concept that appeals to employed people and families in the luxury segment. This latest addition to the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fleet presents itself as an open, modern luxury liner - a cruise ship of the latest generation that embodies a completely different type of luxury ocean travel. Integration of the Tara Logic fitting series also reflects the casual quality of life and the international flair aboard the cruise ship.

After all, there's no need to forego comfort and quality in the bathroom, not even on the high seas: Depending on the suite category - from the Spa Suite to the Grand Penthouse - the furnishings encompass the rain shower, bathtub, steam sauna or whirlpool. The fittings and applications by Dornbracht, specially selected with the needs of travellers in mind, make every cruise a wellness trip.

'Timeless in its appearance and language of design, Tara Logic symbolises the relaxed lifestyle of the passengers aboard the new luxury liner', Hapag-Lloyd Cruises observed of its selection of fittings by the premium manufacturer.
After 20 months in construction, Europa 2 was delivered on 26 April 2013 following a festive ceremony at the STX shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France. During construction, more than 1000 shipyard employees were tasked with completion of the cruise ship, guaranteeing that the highest standards of quality would be met. The christening ceremony for Europa 2 was held 10 May 2013 at the Port of Hamburg. The ceremony with godmother Dana Schweiger was part of the supporting programme to mark the 842nd birthday of the Port of Hamburg. Following the ceremony, the new luxury liner set out on her maiden voyage along the coast of Western Europe, bound for Lisbon, Portugal.

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About Dornbracht
Aloys F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG, with headquarters in Iserlohn, is a globally active family-run manufacturer of high-quality fittings and accessories for bathrooms and kitchens. Highly qualified employees and the most modern production technologies guarantee the highest manufacturing quality. With 'Culturing Life' as its brand claim, the Company broadens its foundations of competence in the areas of design and water: technological progress in terms of connectivity and convenience, and prevention in terms of health and well-being, increasingly characterise the brand orientation and product developments of the future. This is how Dornbracht is forever designing - cultivating - life anew. The long-running cultural commitment through its Culture Projects provides Dornbracht with an ongoing source of fresh inspirations while advancing innovation and technology leadership in the bathroom and kitchen habitats. Dornbracht is part of the Dornbracht Group that, together with Alape, brings together two premium providers for the bathroom and the kitchen.

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