These are both said to be the most wonderful ships afloat, the award winning Europa and Europa 2 are the only two ships of this huge shipping company’s cruise business. You will see Hapag Lloyd containers in every dock, this company knows the sea!

Previously part of TUI, that all changed in a turbulent year, 2017. TUI sold all its shares in the 170-year old shipping companies cruise arm; TUI AG, the tourism company to which Hapag-Lloyd belonged between the late 1990s and March 2009, completely divested itself of its remaining shares in the liner shipping company. The last 8.5 million shares were sold to other investors for €244.4 million. Since late March 2017, approximately 6 million Hapag-Lloyd shares changed hands in transactions that brought TUI an additional €162.3 million.

It is not clear exactly who the new shareholders are who now collectively own the 7.9 percent share in Hapag-Lloyd that TUI recently had. However, the shares might have gone into the pool of free float shares. This pool contains all the shareholders who own a share of less than 5 percent in the company. TUI (when still named Preussag AG) only purchased Hapag-Lloyd for the tourism-related lines of business and holdings.

HAPAG LLOYD

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

Lady gets £50,000 bill for airlift because of in-effective insurance. And renew your EHIcard if out of date.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

Understanding prices and deals cruise – 3rd and 4th Person deals

Every place on a ship is different which makes it so interesting.

Cruises that explore can be hard on the feet. What to pack (2)?

Remember the disco song, ‘Dance yourself Dizzy’. Some cruises have you ‘walk til dizzy’.

SAGA PEARL 2 – it is farewell to the ship

We are losing another small ship and there are just a few cruises left on which to sail on her.

P&O ship chat sites on Facebook

At Doris Visits chat sites we encourage everyone to share their positive cruise experiences

Marriage at sea, But huge disaster for same sex marriage at sea

  Disaster, read before you book your wedding, please read.

MS Europa 2 – the highest rated cruise ship in the world !!

MS Europa 2 is operated by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, a German-based arm or TUI

TAKING YOUR OWN DRINKS ON BOARD – and prices on board

We often see passengers shock, anger and disappointment

Galapagos, what to pack

There are many choices for seeing the Galapagos,

Deck Quoits explained

The Rules to Deck Quoits

Understanding prices and deals cruise – 3rd and 4th Person deals

Every place on a ship is different which makes it so interesting.

Cruises that explore can be hard on the feet. What to pack (2)?

Remember the disco song, ‘Dance yourself Dizzy’. Some cruises have you ‘walk til dizzy’.

Wheelchairs, access and mobility at sea; is it all changing? Will you be looked after by Robots?

Robots are now working on two cruise lines, and may soon be caring for those who need help.

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