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.



Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.


If you like sports or if there is a big event on like the world cup, the ship will show the event somewhere. If the event is big enough, everywhere.

P&O ship chat sites on Facebook

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

Discovering a destination the way film scouts do it

There is a knack to finding the best bits of a location. Postcards!

An Ideal Present for a cruiser – a useful toy – the squeezable Globe Ball

Keeping your hands subtle

Essential packing for a cruise

Another cruise ship comedian,

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 And renew your EHIcard if out of date.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

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

Doris Visits, the Cruise and Travel show is on-line

Watch Doris Visits is free on YouTube, or there is one in Olympia that is not free.

Deck Quoits explained

The Rules to Deck Quoits

Galapagos, what to pack

There are many choices for seeing the Galapagos,

CRUISING while Pregnant

Is dependent on three things 

An Ideal Present for a cruiser – a useful toy – the squeezable Globe Ball

Keeping your hands subtle

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