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MS Europa cruise ship anchors off Greencastle 28.06.22

THE MS Europa cruise ship arrived in Greencastle this morning at 5am but departed the rainy and overcast Lough Foyle at 10:30 am. This luxurious Hapag-Lloyd vessel was built in 1999 and last refurbished in May 2020. There are 204 cabins for 408 passengers served by 285 crew and staff. The boat has 11 decks, of which 8 are passenger accessible.

MS Europa is currently on a 16 day cruise of Ireland and the Scottish highlands. This Hamburg round-trip started on 19th June and is due to end on 5th July.
The MS Europa cruise ship anchored off Greencastle. In the background, the Lough Foyle Ferry approaches Magilligan.
All of the suites benefit from 24 hour room service, a private en-suite bathroom (with a bathtub and shower), a mini-bar and comfortable living area. The larger spa suites include a complimentary pampering package while the grand Penthouse Suites have from separate living spaces, a whirlpool bathtub and butler service.

There are five different dining options on MS Europa. The ship’s main dining room is the Europa Restaurant, and here you can enjoy a buffet-style breakfast or lunch and dinner, both of which are served at your table.
Venezia is an Italian restaurant and offers a variety of mouth-watering Italian dishes, including fresh pasta and seafood, while The Globe is a unique dining experience designed by three-star Michelin Chef Kevin Fehling for just 26 guests.

During the day, MS Europa provides plenty of facilities for passengers to enjoy. The Ocean Spa offers an excellent treatment menu, while the health and fitness suite runs a programme of daily classes and is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery.

The evening entertainment primarily takes place in the Europa Lounge. This lavish single-tier show lounge frequently hosts musical performances and cabaret acts and is a great place to relax after a busy day exploring ashore. Alternatively, the Belvedere Lounge hosts nightly classical music recitals from the ship’s resident band.

Other facilities on MS Europa include: 14 zodiacs, 20 bicycles, golf simulator, indoor/outdoor swimming pool (with a sliding dome roof) and jacuzzi
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