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